Sunday 27 June 2021

Three's a crowd, six is a Horde

You might have noticed that I've been in a bit of a painting slump recently. I'm not sure why, but I think work being a bit manic in May and early June might have had an impact.

Anyway, as ever, my response to a slump is to find something easy to get finished and so I turned to some part finished Horde troopers.

Three of these were done some time ago, but the other three are more recent additions. I'm quite pleased that, despite the gap between painting them, there's no obvious difference between the two groups.

There is an obvious difference, however, when you pick them up. The new models were part of a second run cast in metal rather than resin.

The the casts are just as good, but they actually took less clean up time.

I don't think I'll be adding more as I probably have more than enough (along with named characters) to cover any games I might play.

I've run them as 7TV Pulp Shocktroopers previously. I probably need to go through the profiles to see if I can find something more appropriate, as they were much too effective compared to their cartoon appearances.

So that's three more painted, buy I've also bought two small buildings as I saw Blotz were having a sale and there was a particular piece I needed for a project.

That's a net improvement of just one. Slow progress is still progress.

Acquired: 100
Painted: 97


  1. Awesome work and I can't tell which are which!

    1. Each time I go to pick them up I'm either surprised by the weight of the metal ones or almost fling the resin ones across the room as I'm expecting them to be heavier.

  2. Cracking work Kieron. I do love the style of these robots.