I guess when I said that I had been playing a LOT of Bolt Action over the last couple of years, I was neglecting to mention another game that I have been spending a fair amount of time on. Malifaux.
Though I am not normally one to play skirmish style games, the rich background, tongue and cheek humour and insanity of the Malifaux world really resonated with me as a hobbyist. Besides, it was fantastic to paint something that wasn't khaki or drab greens (too much WW2 hobby makes Brad a boring boy).
You might be wondering about the bright translucent purple parts of models. Wyrd Miniatures makes alternative versions of their models that sometimes include translucent plastics. I really wanted to paint up one of these crews and so I hunted down the "Nightmare" version of the Dark Debts box.
After assembling these models I carefully masked off the parts I wanted to stay purple using Blu-Tac before priming the models normally using black GW primer. In the case of the Hungering Darkness (the giant teeth monster above), I used a brush-on primer before painting his few bits and pieces.
I used drab greys, blacks and browns to paint these models as I wanted the purples to "pop" and I am really pleased with the end results!
In order for me to hit the 50 Soul Stone limit to play most tournament games I need to paint a few more models. I have two primed Wastrels, two base coated Stitched Together and a 70% finished Beckoner in the wings to get this crew across the line. I want to try and get these done in the next few weeks around my World Eater project. I just need school holidays to hit so I have time. I cannot wait!