The workshop has reached a mile stone - the 100th post. The blog has been going since November 2007. Another few months and it will have managed 4 years. Considering what to put on this 100th post I wondered about using some of the best viewed images form previous posts, but then while it is interesting at least to the Workshop it may not be to you as you may well have seen them already. The first post actually featured an Immolator that took until August 2008 to finish. Hence in an act of symmetry this 100th will feature an update on the Exorcist that is on the bench at the moment. Work on this mini started in November 2010. To maintain the symmetry I must finish it by August this year. Despite blogging and modelling for 4 years clearly the workshop has not managed to speed up! Unsuprising since the operational parameters of Artificers Workshop are unchanged.
Any way here is where the Exorcist is upto :
And just to finish here is the picture from the last 99 posts that has got the greatest number of hits : - 4535
Here is a round up of the SoBs work in process. First off with a list. Totalling 1210 points using Army Builder. Also I have just noticed that a multimelta may not yet be a legal option for a squad of Sisters. May change with the upcoming rewrite of the Codex, I hope. The arbitrators joined the list to give the priest someone to attach to. No sense in having a priest filling the SoBs with bolters with so called righteous fury. Does not matter too much with shotguns, and can hold objectives.
The plan is to fill out the points with at least one more Exorcist and a 3rd SoB troops choice. After that if possible a third Exorcist. And then more celestinians and a dominion squad perhaps. Depends on the points values after the rewrite. Below is a glimpse of them all together. Click on the image to obtain the full picture. Must learn more HTML
In the workshop the best part of any project is usually the finishing. The SoBs are getting close to finishing, at least the 2 basic troops choices. Work has focused on the multimeta addition for the first squad and here it is. The is nothing like a close up pic of a mini to show how poorly painted is that mini you thought was superb. Having said that it looks OK in real life. Here is is and at the end how it was last weekend.
Work on the second squad has gone forward fitfully what with this and that requiring my time else where. So here is where it is up to, which is close to finishing but needing some detailing and tidying up in the main.
Also on the table are the spare arbitrators minis are being painted up in similar colours to theme the army and give it a bit of variation.
Elsewhere on the www rumours of a new release of the SOB codex in WD over the summer abound. There are also some images of what appears to be a draft version of the codex incorporating some changes . There is also a rumour that Inquisitor Lord Karamazov (The Pyrophant Judge of Salem Proctor), the second bit of his title has been dropped in the Grey Knights codex, is scheduled to be in the next round of finecast minis, something that here in Artificers Workshop we are all looking forward to.
In the news are potential dates for the release of the updates for the Sisters of Battle from GW. While the Sisters and the IG, Steel Legion and abhumans, are my favoured collecting strata in the past I have dabbled with the darker side of the Warp. Here are 2 older minis from those days that might just see some action again with the Sisters of Battle and the Grey Knights.