*sigh*… back from a week long break and finally got this lot off my plate:

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This last squad feels more like handing in an assignment than a joyous painting completion, but I do like my Sgt chap with the cricket bat – (there’s nothing like the crack of xenos skull on willow to announce the arrival of summer!) But… fundamentally, I haven’t enjoyed getting these guys done – there are only so many times I can do the same paint job on the same set of sculpts before I end up getting really really bored. I mean FFS, here is my completed Praetorian pile – well over a hundred models, all with the same basic paint scheme:

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Not a small amount by any means! It is definitely time to do something different, so the glorious expansion of the Praetorian 215th is going to be put on hold for a while – HQ has been on the wireless and we’re having a headcount freeze due to defence budget cuts, uncertain security forecasts, and a general concern about the availability of sufficient rations of tea. I’m going to do some conversions, focus on painting one-off characters, and generally try to enjoy my hobby a bit more. Watch this space Brothers…