Thursday 27 May 2021

2nd Edition Army Challenge: Brother Bethor TO-DONE!!!


Hi folks,

This month has been pretty horrible, to be honest. My father has been in hospital with four life threatening conditions, which the doctors have been gradually stabilising. I don't think he is out of the woods yet and I am... stuffed (for want of a better word). It is one of those situations where you feel the bonds of your relationship deeply, and you spend hours reflecting on memories and regrets. At the same time you are driving at weird times, not sleeping, trying to get information out of busy people, trying to give information to confused people, trying to heal someone you have no power to heal, trying to spend time with people you don't have time for and still managing to do your day job (somehow). 

In the small moments when I have been awake, not doing any of the things above AND unable to visit due to strictly enforced visiting times, I have been plugging away a bit at a time on Brother Bethor for the 2nd Edition Army Challenge.  This model is my favourite 40K figure, which I already own (albeit in a converted form). The unofficial theme this month was "music", so I snuck in a cheeky The Unforgiven by Metallica homage, by using the Push Head art for the single on the banner.

I also burled through 5 Devastator marines in one night, to keep my points total for the month respectable. Thank goodness for airbrushes.

They certainly aren't my finest work, but it has been enough to give me some modicum of peace in an otherwise stormy sea. I don't know what next month will bring.

See you across the table,



  1. Great chioce of a banner motive!
    Sad to hear about your hard times - I know painting helps me, when life gets rough. I hope it can also give you some respit, no matter what happens.

    1. Cheers, it was a lot of fun :-) Painting takes me to another place, and sometimes that is the best place to be for a little bit.

  2. Marc I'll be thinking of you and your father. I hope next month brings positive news and better times. Keep strong. 💪