Tales from Sprue Mountain

From isolation comes opportunity. With all this extra time in the house, there’s no better time to paint that backlog of random miniatures. After a rummage through various boxes I took an inventory of what needed painting and, with no upcoming games or deadlines, I could just start on whatever inspired.

First up was to finish the eldar wraith project. It consisted of the apocalypse vanguard detachment of 15 wraith guard/blades, 2 wraith lords, a spirit seer, plus a wraith knight which I had to get on account of it being such a great mini. With just a couple of wraith guard left to do, this was a quick win to gain momentum. A guide on painting the white for me Ulthwe scheme can be found here.

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Frostgrave minis were a big winner in this as I had loads lying around from the Thaw of the Lich Lord expansion and some extras I picked up for D&D. The Cult of the Red Hand swelled its ranks with another 10 initiates, gnolls cackled their way into the fight, leaving just a few extra soldiers in grave danger. It’s mostly just a base, wash and drybrush job on these, with the soldiers benefiting from one of the GW contrast paints (militarum green) which meant it only took about an hour for 5 minis.

The dragonborn triumphant mini from Modiphius was something I’d been keen to paint for a while. Unfortunately the Elder Scrolls tabletop game has been delayed but this tided me over well enough for now.

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Naturally, I’ve started growing the unpainted pile again by buying more eldar but the whole thing has started to look less intimidating. Next on the list is a squad of Deathwing terminators for an upcoming Space Hulk campaign, followed by a shiny Dark Angels leviathan dreadnought from Forge World.

Once all this is over, we’ll enter a golden age of fully painted armies. Feel free to share what you’ve been working on.

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