I really enjoy painting boxsets. In recent years I've completed Dreadfleet, Warhammer Quest, The Hobbit and Tyranid Attack. I would love to complete the 2nd edition boxset and then maybe paint the 6th edition boxset. If I could do this before the 7th edition box set is out that would be great. The problem is I don't collect Dark Angels. I guess I could paint the Dark Angels as Ultramarines, but I don't need anymore Terminators. Maybe I should just paint them as Dark Angels and treat them as allies for either my Ultramarines or Grey Knights.
Back to the Gretchin, these were quick to paint with a total of 17 steps. I painted a test piece and lined up all the paints in the order I painted the test piece. Then I looked at which paints/steps I could drop and combine to speed things up. This corner cutting will really help me get through all 40 of these little buggers. Initially I was going to batch paint all 40 in one go, but I've decided on four batches of ten models. Each batch paint will be slightly different as I move the cloth colours around to add a slightly random rag-tag look to the unit.
As always, I have a question for the readers who made it this far. The box set includes a cardboard Ork Dreadnought (contemporarily known as a Deff Dread). I plan on playing through the three missions in the box with my painted models and I don't want to cheapen the hard work with a cardboard cutout. So my question to you is do I try and source the original nostalgic Dreadnought model or shall I buy the awesome new plastic Deffdread model? I really like the Deffdread model but it might look out of place with my retro Orks and Gretchin. What would you do?