While it is true that I have not been able to take full advantage of the lockdown to crank out entire new armies, I have managed to get through quite a bit of the backlog I had been building up of models built and undercoated, but not painted. In fact, as I look upon that shelf, there are just a handful of units left.

This week, I managed to get through two units that have been sitting on that shelf for a few months now – an Ork Trukk for my Speed Freeks and the very last (?) Bloodletters for the Daemons of Khorne.

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The twenty Bloodletters I completed, while not massively exciting in and of themselves, do mark an important waypoint – I now have three units of thirty Bloodletters, meaning I can now (sort of) call my Daemons of Khorne army ‘done’.

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There is certainly enough daemons present now to field a very convincing force and, aside from the odd variant Bloodthirster, I now have completed at least one of everything that can be fielded in the army. And that includes the Exalted Bloodthirster and the Daemon Prince Samus from Forge World!

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The Speed Freeks are my real slow-burn army, with no real plans to really expand it at this stage. Instead, I am just doing the odd model here and there as the mood takes me, so if/when I go back to the force ‘properly’ I will have a really good starting point to build from.

This Trukk was kind of an accident, having picked it up for £5 on eBay a good whiles back. Painted up the same way as the other vehicles of the Speed Freeks, those based on the Warhammer TV how-to on the Shokk Dragsta, these vehicles remain very quick to paint. The next Speed Freeks models really should be the Boyz to go in this Trukk but, as I say, I am in no hurry.

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On the painting table right now are two Ironblasters for my new Mawtribe, but I am also hoping to make some progress on some new Ultramarines units that have been sitting looking at me for quite a few months now…