Kids recently started back at nursery... first time since the pandemic. Needless to say the whole house has been very ill for about two weeks.
Was able to start up again this week though so thought I'd post an update. Managed to block out all black sections with Abaddon Black. This was mainly the guns for the Longstrike and the reverse of the shields. Both can be seen in the pics. Also made a good start with the first coat of red. I chose Mephiston Red for both the red fabric and also the red leather. This stage is both good and bad: good as you can really just whack the paint on and you don't have to be super neat, bad as the models really don't look too grand at this stage and you have to keep in mind the end goal.
I started for the red with the Longstrike and the Sequitors as they have by far the most red on them. My Thunderstrike stuff should be a doddle once I get another coat on the older stuff. I'm just really happy to start getting some colour on these bad lads.
I've also been thinking about how soon I can get these to tabletop standard. With the new book (I think it's mint - love it) out I'm really eager to actually play with the new stuff. I've a tourney in Scotland in November so my aim is to get them to tabletop standard for that. Nothing quite like a tourney to really get you motivated.