When my fellow blogger Alex from the most excellent and awesome blog – Leadballony launched his own February paint challenge I knew I had to participate. I do this from time to time. It’s fun and it helps you get motivated with your painting. And you get things done. Last part in theory anyway. I’m pretty bad at actually meeting the deadline. Oh well, that’s a different story.
Back to the story at hand, the paint challenge – Fembruary is all about bumping one or more female models to the top of your ‘to paint’ list and getting paint on them before the end of the month. So drop what you are doing a paint a female model. No problem. I can do this. A single model is some what more doable than a Lord of Skulls (technically a single model too but you know what I mean) or a squad of Rubric Marines (they take forever).
I love the concept of this challenge by the way. Fantastic initiative Alex! So I did what I had to do. I put aside my Thousand Sons and placed a Drukhari model on the table. Top of the list. No excuses. Let’s get this done.
And only six days into February I’m done. Boom! How about that. Here’s my kitbashed Drukhari Archon (because you don’t have to feminise a title, it doesn’t have to be “Archoness”) ready to plunder the Imperium, feast on the fear of the innocent and defend the Dark City from the Thousand Sons invaders.
Trung Gozen, Archon of the Kabal of Infinite Sorrow
I want my Drukhari force to be different from the standard black drab. Nothing wrong with that but it is a bit … well, overdone. So red, white and blue it is. But I might change it up a bit, I’m not completely sold on the paint scheme. And the paint job is a bit rushed. My plan for my Drukhari is to get it done, table top standard.
Painting this model was a bit of a challenge to me as I don’t really ever paint faces. Nimble elven faces even more seldom. It’s mostly helmets, brutes and monsters for me. Let’s be frank, it was hard. The face looks ok at arms length but when you get close … geez. My hand isn’t steady enough and my blending sucks. I need to practice at that.