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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.  

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Just a quick update to say that I've spent this week still plodding on with red. I've 2 coats on the Sequitors and Longstrike. Just working on getting the first coat on my Thunderstrike stuff. Been taking me on average about 15 minutes per model to get a coat down. Have 5 Vindictors, 3 Praetor, 3 Annihilators, LA, LI, LR, and Yndrasta to go - 15 models. 15 x15 mins... looking at 3 hours 45 minutes to get the coat down. That would be Monday and a bit of Tuesday's painting sessions gone. Then for the next coat, there'd be 20 models, which would be 5 hours more work. Envisage finishing both layers off then about a week on Monday. 

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Right, the red is finished. There's been thrills, there's been spills... there's been every known disease in the lare2 household since I started painting red. Seriously though, the pandemic really made all our immunities weaker than a baby kitten. Anyway, onwards and upwards. Will be starting the white sections this week. The main parts will be the shoulder pads and the inside of all cloaks. 

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Good work, keep at it. Everyone thinks stormcast are easy to paint (spray gold, done) but these newer models have loads of details to paint. Looking good, great dedication!

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On 10/17/2021 at 9:29 PM, stato said:

Good work, keep at it. Everyone thinks stormcast are easy to paint (spray gold, done) but these newer models have loads of details to paint. Looking good, great dedication!

Thanks - means a lot. The Thunderstrike stuff actually caught me out. I thought, once I'd done the red on the Vanguard and Sequitors, that the new stuff would fly over. How wrong I was. 

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