Sunday, December 19, 2010

40k Fingernails

"Daddy?  Will you paint my nails?" my 9-year old daughter asked.  My daughters have only asked this particular service of me a handful of times.  "Sure, sweetie.  How would you like me to paint them?"  After a few ideas suggested and rejected, she asked if I could paint Space Marine symbols.  Have my ears gone insane?!  Of course!  An opportunity to nerd out and have daddy-daughter time?  Oh, yeah!

Behold the results.  I picked the Space Marine chapters for their basic colors, and she picked Hawk Lords because "she likes birds."  I suggested painting her other hand as enemies and she loved the idea.  She picked most of the enemies from the 40k rulebook.  I wasn't really sure what to do for a 'nid fingernail, so I went with a warrior face.  I did a basecoat of white enamel, followed by the design in acrylic, followed by a clear enamel sealant.  All in all it took about 1.5 hours.  She is absolutely ecstatic with the results.  I am ecstatic that she is ecstatic.  There is a lot of ecstatic here right now.


  1. NEAT!
    And if the IT thing doesn't work out for ya looks like ya could get job at the local nail salon.

  2. Awwww. I can only hope to be so lucky some day. Knowing my luck, our kid(s) will become jocks who get suspended for pantsing the D&D club.

  3. Haha... these are awesome! I'm sure you got extra cool-dad points for this. My dad would never have painted my nails when I was a kid... he would have been the one too busy pantsing the D&D club. lol