Monday, May 4, 2015

Hobby Challenge Check In: April - Riptide

Hey all, just wanted to provide a quick update on my own hobby progress. April was a pretty slow month on the painting front, but I managed to knock out the second Riptide for my Tau.

For this one, I took a bit more of a dynamic pose, with him leaping back a bit and firing to his right. As pictured it has a burst cannon, but I magnetized all the weapon options, so I can have a second Ion Accelerator and any of the secondaries.

This completes my second to last month of the challenge. I honestly have no idea what I will try to knock out in the last month of the challenge. My focus is shifting largely do converting up some Lictors and Mawlocs for a Lictorshame list. We will have to see if I can finish some of those conversions and have them painted by the end of the month.

As for the challenge as a whole, we've seen some awesome units posted up on the Facebook Group:

Great looking Maulerfiend 
A menacing Hive Tyrant with some 2nd Edition Devourers, nice
More bugs!
A big block of Deathwing
CSM heavy guns
Nurgle Daemon Prince with a Black Mace
Will's DE are coming along nicely
Thanks to everyone who has participated. It's been super inspiring to see everyone chugging along on their armies.

As a related note, the T-shirt designs are in and while we're running a little late, we should have a poll up to vote for your favorite this week. The winner will get a shirt, and everyone participating in the hobby challenge will get a chance to win a shirt as well. Stay tuned for that.

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