I decided at long last to finish up my poor, long-suffering friend, good old Work-in-Progress Poxwalker #17. I guess it needs a new name now since this zombie is a WIP no longer. How about Mechanical Arm Green and Purple Poxwalker #17 or MAGPPXWLKER-XVII to use something approaching a more official-sounding Death Guard designation?
I didn’t tread into too much new territory with my latest minion, though the belly tentacles sort of went through various shades of purple and blue and purple again. Oh, and of course I continued my usual practice of putting a ton of work into getting some small, fiddly, inconsequential detail just so, only to cover it with snot, grime and blood. So there’s that.*
I continue to pick away at my four dwarves and hope to get them done by the Squaduary deadline of February 28th. It is going to be a close thing and right now I put my chances at 50/50. I am working on them every night though and even if I don’t make the deadline I’m going to continue to prioritize getting them done because I want them for my D&D games.
Speaking of painting challenges, I thought maybe I’d do one or two of my own this year because … why not? I was thinking of something along the lines of next month being March Marauders and Might where the theme can be miniatures that are either singular, mighty heroes and monsters, such as a giant or a space marine hero/captain/whatever, or marauders in the sense of being despoilers, bandits or invaders.***
A very broad theme indeed, I think. More on that next time if I decide to do it. If so, I have a group of six Etsy bugbear-looking things with maces and halberds that seem pretty suitable, and if I’m feeling really squirrelly there is always the Abandoned Lonely Bloat Drone. that continues to languish away in my miniatures case.
* In this case it was the little tri-lobed Death Guard amulet thingie depending from a cord on its loincloth. I took great pains with getting the red and white bits just so. I’m not sure if I should try again or not with the amulet on the next one (the yellow loincloth and black leather belt twin of this one) and then unsuccessfully try not to obscure my work again? Knowing me, I probably will and regret it! After all, a true mark of a good Chaos Noble is the fact that when “nothing else works, then a total pig-headed unwillingness to look facts in the face will see us through.”
** Hi John. This is the mandatory, pseudo-official Nurgle warning so as not to spoil that period of time you block out each day (or several times each day?) for your tea and baked goods-related activities!
*** They can be good-guy invaders or bad-guy invaders. It matters not so long as the blood and paint both continue to flow.