Friday, December 21, 2012

Community Request

Sending out this request to all the Praetorian players out there.  I need 3 more ratling snipers (old style) to complete my squad.  If anyone has any they are willing to trade or sell, let me know.  I would prefer the ones without the ball caps.  I will also take any links or points of contacts that may know where I could get them on the cheap.  Thanks for your help.  Happy wargaming!

Also, I am always looking for wheels for my heavy weapons chassis.  I have a bunch of autocannons t o assemble and need wheels.  I can't seem to find a good source for just the wheels online.  Please help.  Thanks again.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Photos of New Squads and Officer of the Fleet

Here are the photos as promised.  After looking at these pictures I realize that I really need to learn to paint eyes.  From a few feet away on the tabletop these guys look awesome, but in the pictures they look like mannequins.  Any advice on a quick way to do eyes would be great. Enjoy.


Monday, December 17, 2012

2 Squads and Officer of Fleet Complete

Just a quick status update for those of you who are keeping up with my progress.  I am on track with 2 squads done in 2 weeks.  I also completed my Officer of the Fleet.  I am very pleased with the way he turned out.  I will post photos on Wednesday when I can actually upload photos from my camera.  I originally had planned to not paint for about 2 weeks during Christmas/New Year holiday but I may try to squeeze 1 squad in over the two weeks.  That will put me a little ahead of the curve in case real life throws me a curveball.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Progress Photo as promised

Here is the photo of the 2 squads I am starting as part of my renewed painting endeavor.

Sorry for the quality.  It was taken with my phone.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

On Track?

Well I have begun my painting in earnest.  I tackled two squads this week plus my Officer of the Fleet.  At this point I would say I am about 50% done the models.  I have done all the black, red, blue, and yellow.  If I stay on pace I will have 2 squads done in two weeks which is my target.  After these are done I think I am just going to try to paint one squad at a time.  I think seeing completed squads every week will help motivate me to push through this.  As time goes on I may even get quicker and then can add more models.  I didn't have my camera with me but I will take a picture tomorrow and post it up.  Also, come Christmas I should be getting some conversion kits from Col. Gravis' Curious Constructs and I will start them right away.  And finally, I am still looking for as many of these wheels as anyone can come across:

Monday, December 3, 2012

Painting Progress

Well I sat down this evening and created a spreadsheet to track my painting progress.  I am hoping that this will aid in my endeavor to paint 200 guardsmen by May.  It is not an impossible task, but one that will take diligence.  The result is this:

As can see, not much progress so far.  My plan is to complete 1st and 2nd companies and do the heavy weapons and ratlings.  That will be a good start.  This chart is not all inclusive either.  I have 2 more commissars, miscelaneous random praetorians (about 15) and lots more heavy weapon teams.  I need to find a cheap way to get wheels for my chassis before I add them to my list.  There is also an entire armored portion of the army that is not even touched here.  I will probably make a second spreadsheet just for that. 

Stay tuned for updates as I start painting.  Thanks for reading the blog and wish me luck.