I finally got around to putting some (non primer) paint on my Thunderstrike Stormcast Eternals. Nothing fancy, just a quick blast with Vallejo Metal Colour Magnesium as a first base coat on the armour.

I managed to get this layer on everything but Yndrasta in around an hour, which was my goal; I’m trying to get in the habit of doing more hobby time in short bursts. Too often I find myself not doing anything as I tell myself I’ll not get anything worthwhile done in less than a couple of hours of work – which is really not true, and holding me back a bit.

I was particularly pleased with how well I managed to avoid too much overspray when applying the silver. Most areas should only need small amounts of cleanup. In last night’s painting session (my first in a while weeks) I felt like I’d lost all of my fine control with my airbrush, due to lack of practice. So these turning out well was a nice boost to my confidence levels!

I’ve started a mini-project to get all of my new “Thunderstrike” Stormcast Eternals (the new ones from Dominion) built as quickly as possible. To make my army stand out, I’m giving every model a unique, helmetless, head. For some models this comes as a standard part of the kit, but for a few (and any duplicate models) I have converted them using heads from the Sequitors and Forgeworld upgrade kits. I have a few heads left over, so I’ll be able to add more to the army before I’m at risk of having duplicate heads.

Can I just take a moment to appreciate just how great the new push-fit models from Games Workshop are? Seriously, they’re some of the nicest models I’ve ever put together, and they don’t suffer from any of the soft details or other wierdness I’ve seen in older “easy to build” kits.