Well the apocalyptic painting is in full swing, I've painted a further 20 rebels last week, the total now standing at 55 done. Several developments have occurred, however, resulting in a change of plan.
Firstly, this arrived...
That's my apocalypse toy, straight out the bag. It's going to be a good summer's worth or work, right there. Scarily, that's a 4'x4' table its lay on. That's hundreds of bits!
This leads me to the following experiment. I hate having loads of unpainted miniatures left to paint, especially if its still boxed. Mainly, because its a waste of cash. So as the titan arrived, I still had 6 boxes of catchans, waiting to be built/painted. So the plan was hatched, to literally paint all 50 remaining guys in one large batch...
I've seen this kind of thing done twice before, by a good friend of mine. It is do-able. If i don't go off the rails in the process. The problem is that I'm going to be running out of time. I've estimated the titan will be approx 8 weeks work. I'm going to need more than a titan and a hundred men. My head is full of ideas of units I want to add. In fact, off the top of my head, here's a list:
Tanks: at least 8 imperial guard tanks, of none standard design, is on the list.
Zombies: I've promised my mates a zombie outbreak to fight off over summer. 100 zombies.
Dark mechanicus: I have a Reaver, it needs supporting cast and crew.
Tanks: The warlord(see post: Status update), and a daemon prince body guard.
Fliers, I have a hell talon bomber incoming, I'd like some hell blades to escort it.
Now, that's just off the top of my head. Its apocalypse summer 2011, not 2014, I don't have too long. With this in mind, I'm going to try finish these 50 guardsmen by the end of the week.
Wish me luck!