So this is it, the final wednesday entry for the AHPC8, and what a journey it has been!
This challenge is great fun, and very, very motivational on the painting front.
As has become a bit of a habbit for myself the past weeks, I've been painting up one of our Crisis entry models as the 'post opener' every time, and this time it's our Bokkenrijder (buckrider) we gave as entry model in 2010.
The Bokkenrijders where folklore figures that rode through the sky mounted on bucks, but also the inspiration for a band of ruffians operating in southern Limburg (a province in Flanders) during the 18th century. They took the iconography like leaving a buck head sign on doors of raided farms to inspire terror in the local farming communities. This link to the occult also resulted in many innocent men being trialled and executed as being a bokkenrijder.
The model was sculpted by Paul Hicks as usual. Now, to see the other Crisis models painted up when I get round to it, just glance at my little corner of the internet once in a while under The Vault tab of my page, or feel free to add me on Facebook or such.
But that isn't everything that I painted up this week, as I'm breaking through the 1500 points mark this week. Like, just in time to double my target.
One project for this challenge I as such finished in the nick of time, is completing all those Gripping Beast plastic Dark Age warriors I had lying around, in the form of another two partial units of Bonnachts: one armed with swords and shield, the other with spears.
A small 'in between' entry are these 15mm Dark Dwarf cultists, produced by 15mm.co.uk and which I picked up years ago at Salute when I still planned to play HOTT (it never got 'launched' at the club though, so they just lingered around on the stack).
Another base of Shang chinese spearmen has also been completed. Nothing to impressive and I still don't know if I'm going to continue building on this force for the Mortem game, I will first have to see if the people at the club are convinced to try those rules.
And finally another small expansion for my 40k Slaneeshi legion, because a week without pink power is a week wasted. The model is from the Raging Heroes line of figures, and I thought she made an excellent Herald for the deamonic compartment: both sexy and gruesome blended together in one vicious looking lady...
So for this week, that grants me the following points:
Bokkenrijder 1 x 28mm = 5 points
Bonnachts 8 x 28mm = 40 points
Cultists 4 x 15mm = 8 points
Shang Chinese 4 x 28mm = 20 points
Herald 1 x 28mm = 5 points
For a nice total of 78 points
And that is it, the final time I got to badger... I mean, bugger, Ray with my weekly entries. Now all that is left if the very last entry on the final day, which for 'cycle completeness' will of course be 6mm epic forces for my Emperor's Children.
Rebased at Tel-el-Kebir. Sort of.
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