Tau Army Painting Day 2

March 22, 2009 ·

March 22, 2009

As predicted, Tau army painting day 2 wasn't nearly as successful as tau army painting day 1. This was thanks to two very big factors.

Firstly that I underestimated how long it takes to paint highlights on a tank and secondly, the previously mentioned Sunday lunch ran on for a lot longer than expected. In fact, the event was 5 hours long.

My day has consisted of 3 hours painting in the morning, A total of 6 hours (with driving time)having Sunday lunch and 3 hours of more painting in the evening.

However, I now know that it takes me 6 hours in total to do all the shading (and tidying up) on a Tau tank. That's not including the sponsons or engine pods though.

So now begins the frantic count down to Carnage, which won't be on the Saturday, because we're actually leaving on the Friday! Oh, and I am seeing a fine young lady on Wednesday.

So this leaves me with just 3 evenings (and maybe mornings) after work to get the last two tanks done -plus some shield drones which I have only just remembered.

Spare time consists of 1 hour in morning each day and between 3-5 hours in the evening. A devilfish takes 6 hours + approximately 3-4 hours for the extra components. So I need 20 hours in total.

However, 6 hours has been already spent on one tank, leaving me with 14 hours of work to do. If I get 5 hours per day of painting time, I can do it.

Now it's time for bed. I need to be up early for painting tomorrow morning before I go to work. And before anyone asks, no I don't want to use up any more of my holiday allowance.


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