Update: Making progress on the Foetid Bloat-drone

Painting hasn’t gone quite as quickly as I hoped this past week. Partly because I spent some free time actually playing my first couple of 8th edition games. As such, I didn’t have as much time for painting. But I did get some work done on the Foetid Bloat-drone for my Death Guard.

I finished the base coats and the shading. I’m about 75 percent done with the highlights. I picked up a pot of Ogryn Camo the other day, and I think it’s a great highlight for the Vallejo Camouflage Green. On the “antlers” I went over the Zandri Dust with Ushabti Bone and then Screaming Skull. For the ichor coming off the antlers, I layered Incubi Darkness, Kabalite Green, and Sybarite Green. For the flesh, I used a base coat of Rakarth Flesh, then shaded the flesh with Druchii Violet. I then went back over most of the flesh areas again with Rakarth Flesh. I’ll finish that up with some Pallid Wych Flesh.

I’ve been using Runefang Steel on the silver metal areas and Gehenna’s Gold on the brass/gold areas for highlights. I’m hoping to have this guy finished up by Thursday.

One of the disappointments when painting this model has been the way the primer came out. It just did not go on well. In fact, if you look at the pictures closely, you can see some areas have a gritty texture. Worse, as I’ve been painting the model, some areas are not holding the paint well. If I slightly brush a piece of that area, the paint will come off. So it’s been a fight, constantly going back over some areas. Now some of that might have been due to the heat and humidity in my neck of the woods. But I expected a little better from the Army Painter primer. As such, I probably won’t be using this white for my big Death Guard models anymore.

While I was at the local Games Workshop store, I also picked up a couple of the sheets of the wound trackers made for the Fate of Konor summer campaign. They aren’t quite as good as the game pieces you’ll find in a Fantasy Flight board game, but they seem pretty sturdy. And they are free!

Konor campaign wound counters

Each sheet has six objective markers and a mix of wound counters. I actually got to use them in one of my games. With two sheets, I had plenty of counters for both armies in a 2,000 point game. The objective markers are nice because models can actually sit on top of them without any problem. Also, we used the extra objective markers to help us mark units that had fought in close combat. And did I mention they are free?! So if you can, I recommend getting a couple sheets.

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