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Rookie Error-Why do we do this to ourselves?

Hey Folks, Spooky Luke back again for a hobby update. So what's been happening in the hobby? Well for the last couple of months. I've been working on a body heavy Beasts of Chaos List, 85% of the list painted, 8-10 Practice games in. I love the list, and list submission is this weekend. What a dream preparation for a tournament.

But the Title? So what happened?


I submitted something else. With 2 weekends left before the event. I submitted a list that I don't own most of, haven't play tested and therefore isn't painted AND is on backorder at games workshop. My reason. It was too slow to play, and one of my key tournament list design goals is having a 1.5hour list to both help avoid migraines as well as ensure I'm amongst the first in the queue for lunch.

But of course this means. Hobby challenge. Speed is the name of the game. 2.5 weeks. 1 Army. (And a lot of stress/nerves).

So the strategy to get this done? We will be 3d Printing all the Dragon Ogors, All the models will be zenithal primed/preshaded and then a combination of airbrush and Contrast. Only a few details on each will be pushed further to give the army a bit more pop.

Step 1. Contrast and the greatest Gold I've ever used. Enlightened on Disc, Favorite unit of the list. Body is done in Contrast Space Wolf Grey highlighted with Fenrisian Grey, The Blues and green are also contrast. To add some flair I decided to give a little recipe I found in one of Vincent Venturellas Hobby cheating guides a try.

Basically taking 3 parts Vallejo Metal Color Gold, 2 parts Metal color Copper, a dash of Greenstuff world gold pigment and some flow aid. This promised to blow my mind.

And Wow it did. The flow off the brush is fantastic, the shine is fantastic with a rich Gold color. More effort in the preparation and needing to be really well mixed due to the pigment powder, but I cannot recommend this enough. Try it out and see if you love it as much as I do.

Few small details to go. But nothing that cant be thrown together last minute.