Models primed and ready
In addition to painting up some of the models, I also had some green stuff modelling to do. this was due to the fact that I have changed up my list slightly, again! Its only a minor swap to try and get some extra anti-armour capacity, without loosing any anti-infantry ability. As such I went to one of my favourite weapons, the power maul. I've said this in the past, its annoying that the only place I know to get this is in the DA vets set and even then there is only one of them! This means that I lost couple of swords (at S5 Ap3) but gained a couple of mauls (at S7 Ap4), a decent trade I think.
One Maul (left) and one combat shield (right) in their moulds
For my new setup, I needed 2 mauls and one shield. I still had my power maul mould from last time, so that was relatively simple to do, although the finished items were not perfect they should do quite nicely once painted. The shield was less successful, as some of the details were lost on the front, however, it proved pointless when I later found some spare shields in amongst some imperial guard bits!
As a result of this re-equipping of my command squad, it means that the squad now has 2 swords, a maul and an axe, along side the chainsword of the Sanguinary Novitiate, giving me 8 S5 Ap3, 4 S7 Ap4, 4 S7 Ap1 and 4 S5 Ap- attacks on a charge, all at I5.
In a few days longer than planned!
Also I dealt with some of the models that had been sitting in the 'soup' stripping. They were in there a little longer than planned, but the paint came off easily, giving me a bunch of nice clean mostly paint free models to deal with. 2 models went back in as they needed a little more time in the soup and were dealt with the following evening.
All in all I felt that I made a fair bit of progress during the night and was still in bed by a reasonable midnight! With one night left, I was optimistic I would get all the models primed and base coated.