So here we are for the final look back at 2017 and this time I am going to focus on the various miscellaneous projects that I undertook throughout the year.
First up let's start with something big... very big indeed...
Early in the year I suffered a stinging defeat against my mate's beardy army of Grey Knights that he had kindly built specifically to destroy my Crimson Fists. Always one to escalate matters I used this horrendous loss as suitable motivation to finally finish of the three Imperial Knights that I had started two years earlier.
To be honest this was a fairly daunting project as the models are just so huge, but once I got into the swing of it they are actually seriously fun to paint... and I have to say that they look great when completed!
Needless to say the next battle we fought was a different story...
I initially despised these sculpts when they first came out but in recent years I have really grown to love these old plastic Genestealer hybrids and I have a few more basecoated and waiting a lick of paint.
I then started a project to paint up a whole load of Imperial Assassins and my eventual goal was to paint up one each of the original 1995 models and their 2014 counterparts.
I managed to complete two Vindicares and two Callidus Assassins before I got distracted with other projects. I will probably come back to this project at some point in 2018.
After having finally finished playing through all of the Fallout 4 expansions on my XBox One I had a something of a thirst for some more post-apocalyptic action and so painted up a selection of Enclave Base Defence Troops clad in combat armour.
Here's a confession... in nearly thirty years of being in the hobby I had never painted a Fantasy model until 2017!!
However I finally overcame this hurdle and put together a small warband of skeletons! Again I really had fun painting these guys up and it gave may a chance to try out my verdigris and rust effects on the weapons and shields.
I have now well and truly been bitten by the Epic bug again and so have already started painting up a few more detachments to bulk out my force, hopefully I'll post some pictures of these soon!!
Well that's it guys... a whistle stop tour of 2017 over three blog posts... Hopefully 2018 will be even more productive!!