I don't know why but I have not been very motivated to paint these past few days. I did complete 5 thunderers out of 10 for the unit a few days ago. Other than that I have not been doing any painting at all.
Once the thunderers are completed all that's left will be a gyrocopter, a cannon, an organ gun, a stone thrower and then 14 longbeards, with the stone thrower and the longbeards still to purchase. I can see the finish line now, it's just a matter of keeping up the pace on painting.
After the dwarves are finished I've decided to start a Vampire Counts army. With this one I'm going to try to paint in 500 point segments so I don't get overwhelmed the way I did with my dwarves when I purchased them all in one go.
I wanted to dedicate a whole post to a couple of photos of the recently completed King Orri Hornblower on the shield borne by his twin bodyguards Hari and Gari.
June was a great month for me in the painting department! I completed 10 Longbeards, all 17 Hammerers, Orri on his shield, and movement trays for the lot of them! My goals for July are to rebase and paint 10 thunderers (in progress, expect photos soon) and base and paint the organ gun and its crew. It seems that when I set my goals lower in any given month I get more completed. I've been painting every day for at least an hour, closer to two really so I am really hoping to have the majority of the army painted by the time the new semester begins in the fall.
In other hobby news I am in the process of selling of 4 armies that I bought the beginnings of and never really got started in. All of this is going to allow me to begin a new fantasy army this fall. I have it narrowed down to Skaven, Ogres, and Tomb Kings. My mind changes from one to the other many times a day!
After finally finishing up the matching movement trays for all the units I have painted so far I decided to break out the camera and get some group photos. First up is the army all together. Next are King Orri Hornblower and his intractable bodyguard of Hammerers. The fearless Ironbreakers who delve into the depths of the hold to root out the vile ratmen and goblins. They are accompanied by Thane Skjald the Older, the bearer of the hold's ancient battle standard.
The army is of course accompanied by clansdwarfs who have set aside their professions for a time to bulk out the core of the army.
Finally, the venerable Longbeards form a mainstay of the battle line. I'm still waiting on 14 more to finish out the unit.