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Project Blog by longlivethesheep Cult of Games Member

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About the Project

For almost two and a half decades I've been in the wargaming hobby, collecting and gaming but very rarely painting. Sadly a crippling fear of paintbrushes and paint pots has meant that while I've bought and built plenty of models the fear of mucking up my stuff has meant I can count on one hand the number of models I've painted to completion, and I wouldn't even need to use all my fingers. Well I've decided to change, pick up the paint brush and fight through the fear to very end. This project log is to showcase this process.

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A little prep more.

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A little more prep work today. This Celtos figure has a hood on it I made while playing around with greenstuff over 15 years ago. It’s a bit rough, and doesn’t really match the style of the mini but for the sake of nostalgia I chose to keep it. Little bit of basework here too, I have until recently been using the underside of a scrap of textured plastic to make cobbles, these don’t always turn out great so I decided to have a go at sculpting a pattern on the base. It’s not the best example out there but I kind of like it, I think I’ll start to transition across to this method for future fantasy urban miniatures.

Prep for the Prep God?

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Firstly anyone know who this guy is? No idea where he came from . . .  Like the last model I was unhappy with the base as it was, another integral to the cast, for some odd reason it was Oval . . . anyway he's on a square now like  proppa mini.Firstly anyone know who this guy is? No idea where he came from . . . Like the last model I was unhappy with the base as it was, another integral to the cast, for some odd reason it was Oval . . . anyway he's on a square now like proppa mini.
Spent a bit of time building up the sides of the base with greenstuff like the last model.Spent a bit of time building up the sides of the base with greenstuff like the last model.

Preparing to fail is . . . wait what?

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In the process of prepping some more models for the paint table.In the process of prepping some more models for the paint table.
This guy came with a thick resin integral base, but it was rather thin so I decided to put him on a slotta, sculpting up the sides so it looks like it's a part of the basing.This guy came with a thick resin integral base, but it was rather thin so I decided to put him on a slotta, sculpting up the sides so it looks like it's a part of the basing.

11 to 17 now done.

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I have rather a lot of Goblins kicking about, painted this bunch a couple at a time but any more at once and I'd be pulling my hair out, with that in mind I fear it may take me an age to finish all that I own.I have rather a lot of Goblins kicking about, painted this bunch a couple at a time but any more at once and I'd be pulling my hair out, with that in mind I fear it may take me an age to finish all that I own.

Well this was a nice surprise to wake up to on Sunday

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Well that's it now, time to stop painting, I mean does it get any better than this?Well that's it now, time to stop painting, I mean does it get any better than this?
so I remember what it was for.so I remember what it was for.

Something special for 10 of too many.

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10 felt like a significant number so I felt like painting something a little bit special, I present my confrontation troll.10 felt like a significant number so I felt like painting something a little bit special, I present my confrontation troll.
Taken the best part of this week to get him done, now on to the next 10 . . . Taken the best part of this week to get him done, now on to the next 10 . . .

Model 8 and 9 of too many to count completed.

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In sympathy for Ben and his little pink tails that featured in a humurous episode of backstage a few weeks ago I thought I'd cpaint up a couple of Bouncing Pink Balls to go alongside them.In sympathy for Ben and his little pink tails that featured in a humurous episode of backstage a few weeks ago I thought I'd cpaint up a couple of Bouncing Pink Balls to go alongside them.
I really love these old metal squigs, I'm not sure they've ever been equalled.I really love these old metal squigs, I'm not sure they've ever been equalled.
One thing I'm struggling with is photography, I really think the photo is losing something when I come to do this stage, any advice people could give would be appreciated.One thing I'm struggling with is photography, I really think the photo is losing something when I come to do this stage, any advice people could give would be appreciated.

Model Zero, (7) the first time I ever painted a model from start to finish.

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4 years ago I painted up this guy, given that this has become a growing log of all my completed models I felt I should put him in here, I definitely think I've finally turned a corner looking back. This was the only model I painted to conclusion in 2016, I didn't paint for the next two years, 2019 I did 2, this year 4 in less than a month!!4 years ago I painted up this guy, given that this has become a growing log of all my completed models I felt I should put him in here, I definitely think I've finally turned a corner looking back. This was the only model I painted to conclusion in 2016, I didn't paint for the next two years, 2019 I did 2, this year 4 in less than a month!!

Model 6 of too many to count completed, now with added Lloyd shot.

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Well this paint train keeps rolling, ony a couple of models more and I will have reached my 10th model fully painted and based ever!!Well this paint train keeps rolling, ony a couple of models more and I will have reached my 10th model fully painted and based ever!!
For Lloyds eyes only . .  ..  . .For Lloyds eyes only . . .. . .

Model 4 and 5 of too many to count completed.

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I hate batch painting, I don't think I can't do it at all I just find it soul crushingly awful seeing lines of figures in front of me, managed to do these two at once though.I hate batch painting, I don't think I can't do it at all I just find it soul crushingly awful seeing lines of figures in front of me, managed to do these two at once though.

Finally completed the 3rd model of too many to count.

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I told someone today that I was painting this model, I said Warhammerquest plastic halfling, they said if it was a plastic halfling then it probably wasn't from quest. I could, or even probably should of spent a little more time on him then I did but I just wanted to get another model completed, so here he is with a little freehand..I told someone today that I was painting this model, I said Warhammerquest plastic halfling, they said if it was a plastic halfling then it probably wasn't from quest. I could, or even probably should of spent a little more time on him then I did but I just wanted to get another model completed, so here he is with a little freehand..

slowly moving forward

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not the cleanest of painters, I covered the skirts of these gobbos with bits of sand, I feel as though at this point I've spent hours scraping it back off.not the cleanest of painters, I covered the skirts of these gobbos with bits of sand, I feel as though at this point I've spent hours scraping it back off.

lockdown life

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Well been a while since I updated this. Not done any painting since, I explained a little today in a post on this weeks XLBS about the fear of messing up that puts me off picking up a paint brush. Well anyway this is what I’ve been up to, not painting but moving towards it anyway.

Model 2 of too many to count completed.

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I remember it being from void but I have no memory of what it actually is, other than a big hulking robot. the shoulder pad gave me an opportunity to have a play around with Greenstuff.I remember it being from void but I have no memory of what it actually is, other than a big hulking robot. the shoulder pad gave me an opportunity to have a play around with Greenstuff.

Model 1 of too many to count completed.

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No idea where this guy belongs in terms of manufacturer or system, but an easy win getting him done I thought so here he is. No idea where this guy belongs in terms of manufacturer or system, but an easy win getting him done I thought so here he is.

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