So here is the 2nd squad for the blood angels project that has been sitting on the paint table for a little while now. So moving right along with this massive undertaking. It has been a slow process for the last 2 months but I still have my fingers crossed that I might be getting more time to paint in the next month or so. Anyway... If I can get this army back on track I should be able to have them done sometime in January or early February.

On the one shot of the guys back you can see that I did paint the thrusters of the jump packs to look like they were actively running.

Well I finally got the first squad assault squad done for this project. I am happy with the way that they look... though I am convinced that I need to find myself a high end camera cause mine while it works for taking pictures they are not that great of pictures... oh well...

Anyway this is an assault squad on foot (their rhino is already painted just look back through the pages) and the sarge has magnetic arms so you can swap out what he had. There are also 2 meltaguns and a sanguinary priest in the squad.

Not sure what I am going to paint next for this project... but no matter what I need to get some hardcore painting done. Cause my free time to paint is about to get cut in half again.

So a small quick break from painting Blood Angels... I bought an extra Khador Wardog from Privateer Press and I painted it up for one of my bosses at my normal job. He has a mastiff named Maggie, so I though of this piece and thought it would be perfect to get it all painted up for him so he could put it in his new office.

So with roughly 12 hours worth of work... I can now fully understand how people can spend days on a single character. but I have finished Mephiston. I LOVE the way he turned out and I honestly think that he has to be one of my best pieces to date.

And in all honesty I have got to where I prefer painting single character models instead of squads or vehicles... but at the same time I will paint what ever I can get my hands on.

Really not much more to say on this one that what I got up there already... just check out the pictures and leave me comments.

So here is the Salamander Captain that I painted up. He is actually a Games Day piece from a couple of years ago. Some how I got 2 of them and one of them found his way into my Space Wolves army. The other one has sat on the shelf for a while now the blister collecting dust. Well... Deep Strikin' Santa came around again this year... and I got the luck of the draw of another Space Wolf player but this one has been thinking about starting a Salamander Army to go with them. Well I decided to paint this guy up as a Salamander in hopes that it is that final motivation that the guy needs to build his Salamander army. If not... he has a really cool piece sitting on his shelf to show off to his friends.

So December has arrived... that means cold weather and holidays. It also means another month is here for a new list of projects... well sort of new. Some of them have been in the works for a little while now. But I am finally making head way on them.

So with the start of December I have just one final mark to go for the Freeboota Motivational Challenge. This month it is objective markers, and we have to make 3 markers for your army. I have mine all planned out and and I will be starting work on them on Friday because thats when the "gold" part of the challenge starts. And I really want to maintain a perfect record for the year. I am hoping that we do this again next year, because if we do I am going to finally build my Ork army that has been sitting on the shelf for about a year and a half now.

Also on the schedule for this month on the Freeboota forum we are doing a secret santa project again this year called Deep Strikin' Santa. My recipient plays Space Marines and has mentioned thinking about building a Salamanders army... So I figured I would send him a piece that will motivate him into building his army.

On the commission chart for this month it is still the Blood Angels. I have managed to make a little head way on them and spent a good amount of time getting a pile of them primed so I can go on a painting spree and get a bunch of them painted in hopefully short amount of time. I would like to be done with them by the first of the year. Maybe a little after but not by much.

So I am going to wrap up this little update so I can get a little more work done before I call it a night and go to bed. And Yes despite what some people thing... the studio does close every now and then so I can get some shut eye.

So I have been working on these guys for like a week and a half now and I finally got them done. They took a little longer than I had originally planned... but every time I turned around I found some other new detail that I wanted to paint in a color that I just used like 3 colors ago. So there was a lot of back and forth and a massive amount of touch ups because they came to me fully assembled and all I had to do was paint them, and let me tell you... that is a huge pain in the ass with those wings on there. Oh and each set of wings just by them selves took like 2 hours each.

The pictures honestly do not do these guys justice but the do look awesome either way. Oh and even the thruster ports on the jump packs look like they are at full throttle. I need to get some pictures of that too I guess.

So in the middle of painting some Sanguinary Guard models for demonllamma I had this Sorscha model sitting on my table... and since they would use alot of the same colors I decided to paint her up at the same time that I painted the Sanguinary guard. Though she started to serve as more of a distraction and a way for me to procrastinate more than I should of. But the more I painted on the model the more I wanted to see her finished. But now that shes done I can get back to work on what I need to be painting...

So thats all for now...

Well here is Demonllamma's Rhino for his Blood Angels. This is what happenes when I get in the mood to paint and I actually have the time to do so and I feel good. Working like a fiend I find it hard sometimes to get in the groove to paint like I used to. But this was a productive day off. So I am happy.

So this is the start of the Blood Angels that have been sitting on my shelf for a little while now. I hope to have the army painted before too long. This should be a quick army to get painted up I hope.

So this is the Forge World Chaplain dreadnaught. The client requested that I paint it using the Blood Angels colors instead of black so that it can be used as either a furioso dread or a librarian dread.

So another month... another motivational challenge done. This month was painters choice... I was going to paint up some more Firewarriors for my Tau and I had these wonderful models from Forge World that I had a buddy pick up for me while he was in England just sitting on my shelf BEGGING to be cleaned up and put together and painted. So I chose to listen to them this month instead of what I was originally going to do. BUT that does not mean that I wont still be painting other Tau stuff, cause while I am working on Blood Angels if I get tired of seeing red all the time I might cleanse my pallet and paint something Tau.

So this being November I have 11 challenges done for gold and one more to go. So I am going to start painting on some Blood Angels and try to decide what I am going to do for my objective marker for next months challenge.