Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Duelling Paintbrushes: Getting Started

Right, so we're already well into the second day of October, and thus far I have achieved absolutely nothing for Duelling Paintbrushes. This is slightly symptomatic of my time as a whole recently, where it seems to be challenging to make the time to paint, blog, or do anything else hobby-related. I will have to make more of an effort if I want to avoid total embarrassment in the painting challenge.

The Dark Elf book comes out in a few days, and hopefully I will be able to firm up my plans for the army required for Warhammer World Series once I have had a look at it. In the meantime I am somewhat in limbo. I have gathered together a basic collection of models. I think they should all be in the final list, and even if some of them end up not being required, I'll still want them done in the long run. So, here is what I plan to paint:
A pile of unpainted evil Elves. The BSB is just a stand-in for an as-yet unassembled model, and if I use Malus Darkblade as the Highborn, he'd best find a lizard to ride. The Witch Elves lurking in the background will probably elude my paintbrush for now...

In more definite terms, I am aiming for:

  • Highborn on Cold One
  • BSB on Cold One
  • Sorceress
  • 15 Spearmen
  • 12 Crossbowmen
  • 10 Cold One Knights
Between them these models should cover 1000 points easily enough, and it's enough that I will be fairly happy if I get them all done by the end of the month. I've added a gadget to the blog so that I can track my progress. When I make some. I'm sure that will happen soon...

Oh, and I think Owen has already painted over a dozen Beastmen. Pfft. Slacker.


  1. Owen is a big cheater and may actually be manipulating the space time continnumumumumum in order to paint so quickly.

  2. In all fairness, it should be pointed out that:
    A: I'm on holidays.
    B: It's only seven.
    C: Greg's only making up for starting a day early the first time round.

  3. Pfft, getting done early is for sissies!