I stumbled across Azazel’s Painting Decemb-uary Challenge he set for himself, and since he invited others to jump on the bandwagon I thought I would. Not a bad thing either because my shamefully unpainted foetid bloat drone has been seeing a lot of action on the gaming tables these days.
Azazel’s challenge is pretty open-ended: “nothing smaller than an AoS hero or ogre-sized model” and no terrain. Also, the end date is January 31st, so lots of time for anyone reading this who might be inclined to join the fun.
I’m posting an early work-in-progress picture to document my entry into the challenge.
I originally spray primed my bloater black, but then changed my mind and reprimed it white. Then I sprayed some Death Guard Green onto the frontal armor and general environs, though as it turns out I didn’t really need to do that.
From there I base coated the inverted lobster tail armor and requisite parts on the plaguespitters in Caliban Green. Speaking of the plaguespitters, my original thought was to try and drill an ellipse in the end of each barrel. After mulling things over I think I’m going to instead paint them to look more like organic orifices that can open and close to spray anything that gets too close.
p.s. Bonus challenge points if I can get my (appropriately) grubby hands on a myphitic blight-hauler in time to put it together and some decent weather to prime it.
p.p.s. Super bonus challenge points for any Plague Drones I can finish before the deadline as well.
p.p.p.s. I was going to say something about my long-suffering and multi-primed heldrake, but the less said about him, probably, the better.