Why am I bringing this up? Well I have volunteered to to refurbish and refresh an old Hive fleet Gorgon army for the 2018 NOVA Open. As far as I can tell the army was painted back in 2009. Some of the models have dates painted on the bottom of the bases that I assume are around when they were originally painted. Most of the models were current for that time period or older. The army was probably designed for 5th edition.
I am attempting to bring them into the current edition of the game and get them ready for folks to bid on in famous NOVA Open Silent auction!
Here are a few BEFORE shots.
Not terrible, but after 9 years they are definitely in need of some TLC (and basing)
Here are some close ups (also BEFORE)
My plan is to brighten them up and make them POP. My wife suggested treating the current paint jobs as the base colors and work them up. I tried that and it seems to work. The next three pictures are of a single Gaunt in the original colors.
Next is what they looked like after I brightened them up and re-based them. The Carapace is a bit darker than normal for Gorgon but I'll just call that artistic license.
There are 114 models to work on and around 4 months to complete while I am still doing everything else I do each day and my other NOVA Open obligations. Wish me luck
Next time I will go over what I am doing per model type and what paints I am using in case you want to follow along at home.
Till next time