I've finally finished the Trukk for the Nobz squad. It ended up taking me two weeks, which is a fair bit longer than the last one. I didn't find this one as heavy going as the last, but I clearly wasn't working on it quite as hard.

I applied the base layers of blue on the bodywork and Leadbelcher on the chassis and engine using an airbrush and the new GW airbrush paints. This saved me a fair bit of time, and meant I got good coverage with the blue in only one coat. It's the first time I've used an airbrush, so there was a bit of a learning curve. Once I got it figured out though, it worked well. I also experimented a little bit with a weathering powder around the exhaust outlets and gun barrel. I was very light with it, but the effect worked reasonably well.

I'm running out of time to get everything painted for the challenge, and I've got Warbiker and Loota squads still to do. I'm going to paint both squads at the same time with the goal of getting them at least to tabletop standard before going to Nottingham. It's not ideal, but I have to be realistic about how fast I paint and accept that I am unlikely to get them finished in time. If I focus on one squad I could probably get that done, but it would come at the risk of not even starting on the other.