Friday, June 8, 2012

CanCon Apocalypse Prep Step 1: Extracting the Digit

And so life plods on as usual.  It’s again been a while between updates with the usual excuse of work and home being busy.  We’ve had the odyssey of the Amazing Vomiting Boy which resulted in many a sleepless night of worry and cleaning followed by the saga of Giving Up the Dummy (which is still ongoing).

But the reason for this update is to give myself a slap upside the head and get my 40K Apocalypse painting in gear.  I have 5000pts of Imperial Guard and Titans to get painted and ready for January next year and I don’t want to rush it all in the last month or two.  To that end, I have a Plan(TM).

I have the following list of stuff to paint (and in some cases, assemble):

Lord Castellan Creed (General)
Sergeant Kell (Standard Bearer)
Master of Ordnance (special officer)
Lord Commissar
2x Officers
6x Commissars
6x Sergeants
3x Autocannon Teams (2 models per team)
9x Comms Grunts
2x Sniper Grunts
2x Flamer Grunts
6x Meltagun Grunts
42x Grunts
Total Infantry:   85 (d’oh!)

Deathstrike Missile Launcher
2x Vendetta Gunships
2x Custom Hydra AA Tanks
Total Vehicles:   5 (only, thank the gods)

2x Reaver Battle Titans (Sweet!)

Now most of the infantry are built and ready to be sprayed (I only have three grunts to go before they’re all done).  Of the vehicles I only have the Missile Launcher done but the Hydra AA Tanks won’t take too much (I basically have to build the AA turrets and they’re ready for paint).  The Vendettas are waiting on parts before I build them.

What I am really waiting for are the Reaver Titans!  My mate Ags is making them for me and I really can’t wait to get my hands on them and paint them up.  I have always, ALWAYS wanted a 40K-scale Reaver Titan.  Now I’m going to get two!  This is what I’m talking about:

They’re awesomely cool and I’m really looking forward to getting them.

This weekend I hope to get some colour onto the Infantry and get the Hydra AA Tanks built.  I plan on having all the infantry done by the end of September with all of the tanks to be done by the middle to end of November, leaving all of December and January free for the Titans.  It’s kind of ambitious for me (as I rarely get more than a handful of minis painted in a year) but I really want to stick with it and get them all done.  There’ll be lots of spray painting and washes to speed the process so I think I can do it.

Wish me luck!  I hope to have semi-regular updates here to keep me motivated.


  1. Good luck! I'm looking forward to it all. The terrain is going to be very cool, good painting will make it shine.

    1. With my lease for the place signed, I have excellent crash space available. i could fit several more, in fact.