Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

Well the Sons of Sek got finished right under the wire. The GT was a blast and I'll have full coverage by this weekend. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sons of Sek - Standard Infantry - Part II

Here's 10 basic joe infantry squads. They're all members of 1st Platoon. Seven of them are from Squad 11 and three of them are from Squad 12. Same basic methods that I used to paint the rest of the infantry (see Painted Veterans). What was a nice surprise, was that these guys only took about 45 minutes each, compared to the 75 minutes to do a veteran. I figured that with build time and paint time, I have 160 hours worth of work left to do. Or about 5 hours a day (yikes) for the next 5 weeks (week 6 will hopefully be building a display board).

I think, unquestionably, the heads are big. But painted up, I don't think they look too bad. Umm, so they come from a planet that creates big heads as a mutation. Yeah, that's the ticket... just the other day. Seriously, I don't think it's too distracting.

At my local game store (Hat's Games down here in Tucson), they're doing "Learn to Play 40k" Saturday's, where we'll be doing escalating points to get a handle on 5th edition. To be honest, I'd rather just jump in at the higher points levels, but it's giving me little painting goals along the way.

For instance, this Saturday is 500 points, minimum of 1 troop squad. For me that would be 1st Platoon and a Sentinel. So... I'm going to try to get 1st Platoon painted before Saturday. That leaves me with 4 Vox Casters, 4 Sgt.'s, 4 Special Weapons, 3 Bodyguards, and 18 regular guardsmen.

Last night after I finished painting these guys, I put together the Vox-Casters. Today hopefully I can put together the Sgt.'s and the Special Weapons and get a jump on painting them. Unfortunately I still have to finish a final assignment for my internship. Tomorrow's my last day, then I can really dive in.

10 more down, 134 to go.


Anonymous said...

They look great. I don't think the heads are too big of a problem (pun intended). I think the breather parts of the heads probably can be blamed for a bit of their bulkyness. I'm anxious to see more!

RonSaikowski said...

Once again, spectacular work.
I second the heads looking fine, it's the rebreather gear that bulks it out.

Now that they are painted, you can really tell how nice the armour pads look.

Keep up the work.

p.s. I've started with 1500 points for the new edition and haven't had any problems with the new rules.

slobberblood said...

Great job, I love the bases!

Boss Salvage said...

They're looking really solid, whole force will look excellent on the table. Good luck with your schedule, that is a bit daunting but definitely not impossible.

- Salvage

Drunken Samurai said...

These look really good. Painting the heads solved the illusion of being too big. Very nice.

Anonymous said...

How do you paint the manillia paper armor without the paper swelling? Do you treat the paper with some varnish or something?

Current Progress on the Sons of Sek

Current Progress on the Sons of Sek
Sept. 5th, 2008 - They were finished literally at the table before the first round began.