Paint The Target

Ahoy, painting peeps! What, you thought my being in Indianapolis to celebrate GenCon was going to stop me getting the Target post out? Gasp! I’m wounded! Hurt, even! How can you think this of me? Have you no soul? Wait… that was this morning’s target, wasn’t it… Soles, and by extension, Souls! Boots all around! (Hey Boots!) The restriction was that your entries had to either be wearing footwear, or be based on a soul mechanic of some sort. Of course, the goal is always first and foremost to get stuff painted, so let’s see what you came up with…

Wait, you didn’t come up with this! That’s my space marine army dude! Finally getting around to painting the Dark Imperium primaris marines, testing the scheme. Not sure what I’m going to use as identifiers on the right pauldrons yet. I enjoy working with these lighter plastic models, but there’s a lot to be said for a nice Dragon Forge resin base lowering the center of gravity for the model and making it feel that much more substantial [/blatant plug]

Hysteresis sent in Krueger, who has his knee-highs on, though they’re obscured by his billowing cloak. Fashion-forward, people. Expect flowing cloaks to be all the rage next season!

Chadi, the loudest man in the service of the Circle Orboros, painted a crudload of wolds! Shifting stones don’t even have feet, and the Wold’s stone-carved feet look like boots, so they get a pass 😉

From Chris W (cos that makes three Chris’ in this month’s post) it’s Dark Age, with the Toxic Cult. I’m not sure if that’s a redundancy or not, but it’s certainly a sickle-cum-polearm!

The perfect army for people who don’t like painting facial features, the Crucible Guard go for full coverage on almost the entire range. Aurum Adeptus Syvestro leads the Assault Troopers, all fully clad and shielded from the effects of their own alchemical arsenal… except the unit leader, who for some unknown reason has decided to lift his faceplate so he can enjoy the small of Menoth’s Fury in the morning?

Mark S sent in an Ogrun Bokur, ready to defend his korune with his steel-toed stompers.

Finally, some Namarti Thralls from VoltRon, who promises they don’t want your WHOLE soul, just a nibble…


Kicking the door in with fabulous leather footwear, this month’s winner is… Hysteresis!!! Gratz, you win something from the LH Prize Pool! Send me an address at and I’ll get something in the mail for you!


I was speaking with Milady Rebeccah and bouncing ideas off of her regarding the new target last weekend, and she pointed out that I was about to undertake a road trip to GenCon… thousands of geeks and gamers in the air, on rail, in cars and buses, all getting together to get their nerd on. Accordingly, the August challenge is Travel! Mounted models, vehicles, jetpacks! Spinning tires, roaring engines, or perhaps your model has a rule that just makes it really fast. Someone repaint a Nightcrawler heroclix…

Send in your pics of newly painted shinies to by Noon EST, August 28th. Deadline is deadline, people. Once more, one random participant will receive a little somethin’ somethin’ in the mail. You want somethin’? You gotta submit! Don’t forget to include your online handle! Oh, and if you can make the pics attachments to the emails rather than inline, that’d help me on the formatting end.