Painting – 10-29 Emerald Canticle Progress

Hey guys, long time no speak. I’ve been trying to clear out my painting queue for the upcoming Super Dungeon Explore release next year and I’ve realized my queue has gotten.. sizeable.

At last count, this is my queue:

  • 3 Stormcast Liberator Squads (14 units),
  • 2 Stormcast Retributor Squads (6 units),
  • 2 Stormcast Prosecutor Squads (6 units),
  • 2 Stormcast Lords on Drakkoth
  • 3 Stormcast Lord-Relictors
  • 1 Sylvaneth Wyldwood
  • 1 Chaos Warrior Squad (12 units) [REPAINT]
  • 1 Chaos Warrior Chosen squad (5 units) [REPAINT]
  • 1 Maggoth Lord
  • 1 Iron Hands Venerable Dreadnought
  • 2 Iron Hands Tactical Squads (10 units)
  • 1 Iron Hands Vanguard Squad (5 units)
  • 1 Iron Hands Sternguard Squad (5 units)
  • 1 Iron Hands Commander
  • 1 Iron Hands Chaplain
  • 1 Iron Hands Consul-Praevian
  • 1 Iron Hands Consul-Delegatus
  • 1 Imperial Titan Pilot
  • 1 Iron Hands Centurion
  • Entire Tau Army to Repaint (100+ figures, although luckily just Khorne Red Spray + Wash + Secondary Color)

So last night I started forcing myself to spend at least an hour doing one thing to the figures paint-wise and tackling one thing at a time. First up is the Stormcast Liberators from the Starter Box. I finished one squad of them for the Canticle, and painted one like Stone, but that left me with 14 more to even begin. So I’ve begun applying Balthasar Gold to them all.

First lesson about metallic paints: multiple coats are vital! The first coat of Balthasar always looks terrible, its runny, you can see black behind it, etc. I was tempted to overpaint it with thicker paint but decided to leave it and hit it with a second coat later. Thank the Emperor I did, it looks substantially better. Effectively the second coat is basically a light brushing of the color back onto it and doesn’t take near as much time as the first.

So tonight I managed to get 8 of the Liberators double basecoated. I still have 6 more to finish up tomorrow. Then I plan on washing them all down with Agrax Earthshade.


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Preview – Betrayal At Caith Contents, Pictures, and Sprues

Courtesy Lady Atia and Graven Games.

I’m very psyched, this set looks absolutely awesome.


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SDE – Super Dungeon Explore 2nd Edition and Legends Kickstarter

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This one has me pretty hype. I sold my half-painted first edition and Forgotten King Kickstarter because I needed money to fund my cosplay, so I’m excited to get my hands on this.


Ninja Division has launched the SDE Legends Kickstarter and included with it is the Super Dungeons Explore 2nd Edition set. Legends is a new tabletop RPG setting that allows you to play the game with a small party in the typical roleplaying style. SDE 2nd Edition redoes all the sculpts of the base game and has them come pre-assembled (like all the later expansions did) as well as coming with rules updates and the like.

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One of my biggest pet peeves with assembling the miniatures was that there were huge gaps in the models once assembled, and while pre-assembled miniatures are generally harder to paint, they’ve been good about posing them in a way that makes them easier to access all areas for painting.
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SDE Kickstarters are also always great on value, and don’t force exclusives (all content is available later individually) so I always love backing them. We’re already seeing a flood of free stretch goals (alternate gender swaps of main game heroes as well as bonus bosses and heroes) which has me excited.

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These are insanely fun models to paint, very colorful, very full of life. The game was great too, so looking forward to picking up my second edition copy. Would easily recommend this to both my miniature painting friends and board game playing friends.


For my readers, any of you painted up any of these figures? What are your opinions on the game and what kinds of things are you hoping we’ll see out of stretch goals?