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Month 5 - Back to rank and file

The penultimate month of this excellent endeavour had arrived and I was feeling cocky. A slight over ordering meant that I had an additional unit of Kharadron Overlords above my initially planned two squads, well no matter - I'll just paint up more models. Why not. I'd kicked off my participation in #taleof5painters with a squad of cutlass armed pirates, and I knew my second squad would take the hatchets... a little less piratey but it makes them distinct. But... what to do for the third squad? Well having lost an axe arm, I found a random Ironbreaker shield arm to attach to one of the models and decided I really liked the look of a pistol and shield. Certainly not the most traditional of weapon pairings but, as 30k fans will tell you - Breachers have a certain je ne sais quoi to them and I think these chaps are no different.  Painting 20 went faster than I'd expected, even having to do extra bases and more customization, it was clear that my colour scheme had become secon

The feeling when you've lost a month

Month 3 of Tale of 5 Painters didn't materialise for me... My focus ended up being on a Lumineth army for the NOVA Open Foundation charity auction that should be going live in a month or so. I also had a lot of customization work that was needed for both the Frigate I was meant to do for month 3 and the Ironclad for month 4. Thankfully this put me in a good place to get the models cranked out month 4 and got me back on schedule! - Raggy, signing out