I have done very little painting in the last week and the 11 Justaerin are still waiting to be finished. What hobby time I have found I haven't fancied doing any painting, instead I have spent the time doing some other small bits and pieces.
I have moved my 20 Reavers onto 32mm bases and while I was doing so also upgraded the 2 units with 3 power swords each. Whilst removing them from the 25mm bases I knocked one of the bolt pistols off and decided that a plasma pistol would look cooler so added one in!
As I was messing around with the bases I added some assorted rocks to them to get them ready for undercoating. Having started this I carried on and added rocks to all 30 Justaerin and my 2 contemptors as well. I will have to base coat the rocks on the Justaerin by hand.
I will be getting the airbrush out soon and laying down an undercoat on the Reavers and Contemptors ready for a couple full days of painting I have planned. I may also undercoat the Dreadclaw that I have built, and try and get a second one built to do in this batch as well.
I have also been working on a character conversion to be able to use during our upcoming campaigns. I had originally planned and built him as a Praetor but once I had decided to concentrate on the First Company I realised that this wouldn't really work. Abaddon is really the 'Praetor' character in the First Company and at a push you could say that Falkus Kibre (Lead the first company in Abaddon's absence) could also fit as a 'Praetor' although I see him as more of a Centurion. Kalus Ekkaddon is also named as the Captain of the Reavers and again would fit in as a Centurion. So with the Preator and 2 centurions already named, I plan on doing models for both Falkus and Kalus, I had the idea of making my character a Chaplain.
Above you can see that he is armed with a power fist and sword. My current plan if he is to become a Chaplain would be to replace the sword with a Crozius, possibly the one from Betrayal at Calth. My other idea is that I will use him as a Preator but paint him green rather than black and fit him into another SoH company rather than the first. He is still very much work in progress and I plan to add some more bits, etched brass, to Sons of Horus him up a bit more!