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About the Project

After a flood of kickstarter miniature games arrived I realized just how many starter sets for different game systems I have unpainted. In many cases I've been playing with them for years but the time has come to add some love and colour to these models that I've bought.

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More Ogres

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So another 6 Ogres giving me 3 KoW regiments worth of Ogres. These were the fastest by far with the regiment and 3 movement trays taking 15 hours from sprue to tabletop. I might do some cavalry next. Most importantly, at 133 days into 2020 I've painted 153 minis!So another 6 Ogres giving me 3 KoW regiments worth of Ogres. These were the fastest by far with the regiment and 3 movement trays taking 15 hours from sprue to tabletop. I might do some cavalry next. Most importantly, at 133 days into 2020 I've painted 153 minis!

Warhammer Underworlds

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Three more factions done. There’s about 50 hours worth of work here but given the high level of detail on the minis I was happy with that. I think that takes me to over half of them all done (14/24)-Garrek’s Reavers, Steelheart’s Champions, Sepulchral Guard, Ironskull Boyz, The Chosen Axes, Spiteclaw’s Swarm, The Farstriders, Magore’s Fiends, Stormsire’s Cursebreakers, Thorns of the Briar Queen, Mollog’s Mob, Eyes of the Nine, Zarbags Gitz and the Godsworn Hunt.

So just the Ylthari ‘s Guardians, Thundrik’s Profiteers, Grashrak’s Despoilers, Skaeth’s Wild Hunt, the Grymwatch, Rippa’s Snarlfangs, Lady Harrow’s Mournflight, Ironsoul’s Condemnors, the Wormspat and Hrothgorn’s Mantrappers to go.

I’ve also learned to take photo’s with a bright background and furtherback. The camera strangely makes models seen further back as better than up close.

The woods just got deadlier!

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More 'Ancient German' Ogres. 16 hours from sprue to tabletopMore 'Ancient German' Ogres. 16 hours from sprue to tabletop

Massive Darkness Dwarves

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So a few more Massive Darkness Dwarves. 40 hours for 13 models. Longer than I expected considering there was no assembly required.So a few more Massive Darkness Dwarves. 40 hours for 13 models. Longer than I expected considering there was no assembly required.

If you go into the woods today.....

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Several years ago I themed an Ogre army around the ancient Germans that slaughtered 3 legions in the Teutoburg Forest. I have since painted an army of Roman themed Dwarves, so the Ogres seemed a good idea. Here’s some sample ogre pikemen.

I’ve added hair to most of the heads and ancient German style shields. I also added weapons that looked more in with the theme, spears, axes, swords etc.

On the bases I think I’ll add some branches but otherwise quite like the look so far.

18 hours for assembly, painting and basing

Anglodanes with daneaxes

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Skill 11
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So I recently decided to target my efforts towards larger project. I had a number of ideas that were ready to go. I became paralysed with choice and so in the interum I decided to paint some Anglosaxon axemen. With all my minis I follow the following routine;

  1. Base coats
  2. Shading
  3. Highlight with the original base coat
  4. Highlight with a lighter colour
  5. Base the mini
Flocked, Highlighted and varnished 20/4/20. 22 hours, 24 minis.Flocked, Highlighted and varnished 20/4/20. 22 hours, 24 minis.

Chaos Cultists!

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Another blast from the past. 20 Chaos Cultisits from the Dark Millenium box set. Again I had no real desire to paint them, they were just on my list of stuff that had to get done.

20 Cultists, 48 hours start to finish

2 Massive Darkness Dwarves 3 hours start to finish.

Chaos Cultists!

Massive Darkness Dwarves

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So these guys were my first KS. They’ve been in the boxes for 5 years and never seen a lick of paint. I be honest, I had no desire to paint them, but seeing as I had yet to play with them, I felt i owed it to them. No great effort put in and that reflects in the paint job, but, they are painted.

Taking stock

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After a quick think the other night about my pile of shame I decided to reflect on how I’d gone after 2 years of ‘Spring cleaning’. If you check the start of the project blog you’ll find I wrote this;

“Here’s the list; Heroquest, Advanced Heroquest, Warhammer Quest, Man O’ War, Dread Fleet, Space Crusade, Advanced Space Crusade, Necromunda 1st ed, Space Hulk 1st and 3rd Edition, 40K 5th,6th and 8th editions, Burning of Prospero, Betrayal at Calth, Mighty Empires 1st & 2nd Ed, Warhammer 5th to 8th eds,  Warhammer Age of Sigmar 1st Ed,  Shade Spire, Blood Rage, Rising Sun, Conan, Mythic Pantheon, Massive Darkness, Zombicide Black Plague, Zombicide Green Horde, Descent, Runewars, Dark Age starter set, Flames of War El Alamein, Fallout (boardgame), Imperial Assault, Mice and Mystics and Stuffed Fables.”

The titles in bold are completely done. Finished. I can also add the following titles to that list; Kill Team Rogue Trader, Blackstone Fortress, 1,000 pts of an Empire Averland Army,  2 8pt Saga warbands and a metric tone of D&D Characters.

I’m also going to give myself a partial credit on;

Man O’ War – Only Skaven, High Elves, Dark Elves, Chaos and Norse to go.

Space Crusade – Marines, including Chaos marines done, Aliens to go

Space Hulk 1st – Terminators to go

Burning of Prospero – Loyalists done, Thousand Sons to go.

Shade Spire – 8 gangs done, 8 to go

Massive Darkness & Zombicide Black Plague – starter sets characters done.

So much to go it’s stupid. Or as the Witcher famously says “Fuck!”.

Middenheim Mordheim.

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After a few games of Mordheim with my mates, we were all drunk with nostalgia. A campaign was needed! I quickly assembled a Middenheimer gang. Then of course the whole world went into lockdown….’sigh’

Middenheim Mordheim.

Keeping up with the Fortresses

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So an expansion for Blackstone Fortress came out, only 2 miniatures. Chaos Commisar and a Chaos Ogre. Easy. Seemingly seconds later, another expansion with more chaos stuff in it. What? More characters too? There’s an Ambull expansions too? Ahh for fuck’s sake…..

Keeping up with the Fortresses

Space Hulk SMASH!

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Skill 14
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Seeing as I had been painting marines of different flavours, I did some red, blue ones, then yellow, some white, a few black guys, I decided it was the red ones turn again. Terminators were pretty easy last time. How hard could they be? Btw the answer is “Fucking insanely hard!”

On a Black Space Crusade.

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Well that went …..well. So I liked how quickly and effectively the Black Legion was to paint. Only, I’d run out of Chaos Marines. Or had I? Sure they were 30 years old, single mold plastic. But they were unpainted. Until now that is!

On a Black Space Crusade.

A little more Chaos

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Fresh from the basing debarcle of the Dark Angels I decided that my Dark Millenium Chaos Marines would join their brothers from Blackstone Fortress Chapter and verse (get it?). ‘Sigh’.

A little more Chaos

The 1st Chapter

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So I decided to finally get stuck into the marines from Dark Millenium (or whatever 6th ed was called). I did the Terminators a while back. I had no sooner finished them than wished I’d done the bases in the Blackstone Fortress style’ ‘Sigh’

The 1st Chapter

Rogue kill team 1

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Gone Rogue!

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Loved doing the Rogue Trader Kill Team set. The Nurgle stuff is disgustingly beautiful.

Blackstone Fortress

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I’m powering through Blackstone Fortress. I love the models so much that I prefer painting them to playing, and that’s despite it being a really good game. Looking forward to adding the expansions.!

A little more chaos, a touch of faith and a whole lot of magic

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So I haven’t been idle, just to lazy to post as I go.

I did a couple more chaos heroes (Wulfric has been begging to be painted for several editions now).

I did a forge world warrior priest of Sigmar.

And a bunch of wizards that have been collecting dust for 10+ (maybe even 20+ for some of them) years. The older models look very cartoony? these days, but they are incredibly easy to paint.

More Zombicidal Darkness and some Chaos

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So I finished off the characters from the Massive Darkness and Zombicide Black Plague game sets and added a couple of Chaos heroes from AoS to my every growing Chaos army