With an impending Apocalypse game approaching, I really need to get off my duff and paint up something new for the game. I don’t always make good hobby progress throughout the year, so I try to use Apocalypse games as inspiration to do a little something out of the ordinary. Last year, I used it to paint up my Imperial flyers (see links here, here, here and here), but this time I’m not exactly sure what I’m going to paint.
Hell, I don’t even know what army I’m going to play!
Genestealer cult seems fun and I have much of the army painted–plus it’s relatively new in the grand scheme of things (and probably the first/only apoc game I can play with them that uses their codex–as it’s scheduled to be invalidated in June). I don’t have them all painted (namely the abherrants, heavy weapons guys, and the HQ’s), but on the plus side, painting them all up is part of my new year’s resolutions for the year. Then again, so are the imperial fortifications that I’ve been procrastinating on for years…
Tyranids are always a good fallback too, because I have so much painted. I could dust off and finish my Tyranid Bastion (which is dire need of some love), plus I have a few extra Malanthropes (purchased specifically for Apoc). So right now, I’m in limbo and don’t know what to paint.
So, I just grabbed something nearly at random and started working on it: Imperial Knights.
I’ve had one knight assembled and painted up silver lording over my board game/dinner table for the past three years or so, so he was the easiest thing to grab. I also picked up two extra knights from a less-than-reputable reseller that could escort this guy. My first thought: why not assemble those guys?
I’ve seen people who have armies of knights all in the exact same position and it looks rather dull. The thing is that repositioning the legs doesn’t seem like the easiest thing to do. In fact, from what I’ve found online, it seems downright convoluted.
When I pulled out the sprues, the first thing I noticed was that it wasn’t going to be easy to cut the leg joints for repositioning. I found a blog post by Quindia Studios that recommended using a Jeweler’s saw, which I picked up from Amazon for this purpose. We’ll see what that’s like when it comes in though… until then, I should probably find something else to work on…
Apoc is less than a month away!