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The Final Push – Lawnor approaches 100% painted

The Final Push – Lawnor approaches 100% painted

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The end is in sight. Out of the 2200ish models I own I only currently have 63 left to paint, so why not share the final push with everyone and watch me accidentally buy and print faster than I paint instead of doing this

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119 MTG: Warcaster Aeternus Continuum & Conquest 100 Kingdoms started

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3x Immortal Weavers for the Aeternus Continuum from Warcaster.  I'm currently working on the rest of the box.  These models would have been better in plastic.  The metal is too soft for the detail, and weighs too much for the magnets that hold the weapons on the upcoming warjack.  The bases were printed by Blinky (Thank you).3x Immortal Weavers for the Aeternus Continuum from Warcaster. I'm currently working on the rest of the box. These models would have been better in plastic. The metal is too soft for the detail, and weighs too much for the magnets that hold the weapons on the upcoming warjack. The bases were printed by Blinky (Thank you).
All the 100 Kingdoms models from the 2 player starter set, all built and ready to rpime.  All the bases are prepared, with their sealant coat of PVA currently drying.  They'll be ready to prime in a day.All the 100 Kingdoms models from the 2 player starter set, all built and ready to rpime. All the bases are prepared, with their sealant coat of PVA currently drying. They'll be ready to prime in a day.

122 MTG: Dinos, a Halfling, and Conquest Arrives

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Skyhuani Windstopper, Amazons, Bloodfields by Titan Forge.  I followed this guide, despite it being off screen and super quiet.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MugugcYzLCUSkyhuani Windstopper, Amazons, Bloodfields by Titan Forge. I followed this guide, despite it being off screen and super quiet.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MugugcYzLCU
2x Raptors, Amazons, Bloodfields by Titan Forge2x Raptors, Amazons, Bloodfields by Titan Forge
Halfling Sherriff from ArcworldeHalfling Sherriff from Arcworlde
Tutorial Tile to teach a new bone recipe.  Not bad.  I might try it on a smaller pieceTutorial Tile to teach a new bone recipe. Not bad. I might try it on a smaller piece

My prize copy of Conquest 2 player starter set arrived on Friday and I should start work on it soon so prep has begun with a good wash and scrub.  I’m not sure what colour scheme I want to work with so please please share your schemes for Spires and 100 Kingdoms with me.  I also have no clue what build options to go with for the stuff from this box to provide a fair game without buying more stuff.  I’m yet to compare this stuff to the Path of Conquest videos or look at points costs, but I will before I assemble anything.  Humans first I suspect.

All the plastic drying in my kitchen.  Thats a lot of plasticAll the plastic drying in my kitchen. Thats a lot of plastic
Everything in the box that's not a model.  That's not much.  No assembly instructions which was intimidating until I found them online.Everything in the box that's not a model. That's not much. No assembly instructions which was intimidating until I found them online.
I also snapped up some new brushes as my old ones were failing.  I also snapped up some new brushes as my old ones were failing.

I also snapped up some new brushes as my old ones were failing. As I said previously, I couldn’t get my usual ones so here’s a size comparison and a little feedback.  The black and white brushes have not even seen water yet.  The red and yellow have been used a handful of times at most so are as new.

 

Top to bottom:

W&N Series 7 00

W&N Series 7 1

Rosemary and Co Series 33 0

MIG MP104 1 (Red)

AMMO Synthetic Liner Brush 0/3 (Yellow)

Army painter Regiment Brush for reference as I assume everyone knows these brushes, or at least has access to them.

 

W&Ns are my standard.  The Rosemary & Co seems comparable in scale.  I’ve yet to test it out.  The red and yellow brushes I’ve had for a while but not used until recently.  They came in Asset Drop boxes.  When my brushes started failing I thought I’d test them.

The red brush looks great, but it loses its tip as soon as I start painting with it.  Its terrible for detail, but will hopefully be fine for open surface areas.  I hope I just got a bad brush, but I won’t be buying any more of these.

The yellow brush looks odd. It’s so long.  Its terrible for painting as it has no belly, but amazing for eyes and small dot details.  I’m loving it for that, but I do have to keep reminding myself to swap out to it .

The regiment brush is my go to mixing brush (Not used that one yet).  I always keep one on the go purely to destroy by mixing my paints with.  It tends to paint quite well to begin with, until I trash it.

 

I’ve got this song stuck in my head for now so I’m sharing it all with you, and asking the important question: If this was an option, why did we get the Spice Girls?

51 MTG: 6 Amazons done

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I’ve finished work on 6 of my Titan Forge Amazons.  It’s taken a while as I’ve been distratced by the D&D campaign I’m running, and my brushes are failing making everything harder and less fun.  There seems to be a shortage in the country right now.  Places are out of stock and prices are rising.  W&N S7 0’s are twice the price they usually are and twice the price of the 00 and the 1.

I’ve three dinos to paint for this warband and they’re done so I’ve started the prep work on the next project too.

Coyotla ArchhuntressCoyotla Archhuntress
Talia FeathermageTalia Feathermage
Zanya PathfinderZanya Pathfinder
Ava SerpentmageAva Serpentmage
Heir of KongHeir of Kong
Slanita TempestbornSlanita Tempestborn
I've started laying down the base colours on the three dinos.  Not done with that yet.  Still feeling out where4 I'm going.  The flyers rider is finished and i've primed a skull.I've started laying down the base colours on the three dinos. Not done with that yet. Still feeling out where4 I'm going. The flyers rider is finished and i've primed a skull.
My Warcaster KS arrived a few weeks ago.  I've just built, magnetised, and primed them ready to paint.My Warcaster KS arrived a few weeks ago. I've just built, magnetised, and primed them ready to paint.

I was also lucky enough to win a Conquest 2 player set from OTT this weekend so anyone fearful for my life should know that Gerry has bought me some time.

57 MTG: BonesCon 2018 Event Exclusive Pirate

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Skill 7
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BonesCon 2018 Event Exclusive Steampunk PirateBonesCon 2018 Event Exclusive Steampunk Pirate

I finished the solo I started while working on Cyber beauty and I’ve also put a lot of work in to my Amazons.  The feathers are the next big step (I hate painting feathers) and I’ll be taking inspiration from the Seraphon, as this faction is clearly inspired by them and lets me add more colour.  I’ve got 3 dinosaurs yet to start work on to go with these ladies.

I’ve had this months Asset Drop box turn up with two more tiles.  I think I’ll only try out their bone recipe this month and put the crystals in my bits box until a time comes when its useful or I want to try out the recipe.

As I near the end, I feel my focus fading.  I can see me soon spending more time playing solo tabletop games and actually playing computer games again, something I haven’t done since I got in to this hobby.  I did actually start Sword Coast legends at the weekend.  Its not the best, but its not terrible.  its not really D&D and it sufers from being a toolkit with a game built in it, rather than being built as a game straight up.  It more Neverwinter Nights 3 rather than a Baldurs Gate sequel.

57 MTG: BonesCon 2018 Event Exclusive Pirate
57 MTG: BonesCon 2018 Event Exclusive Pirate
57 MTG: BonesCon 2018 Event Exclusive Pirate
57 MTG: BonesCon 2018 Event Exclusive Pirate

57 MTG: Cyber Beauty and Donald

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Donald, from Studio Miniatures.  Based on Oddbal from Kelly's Heroes a splayed by Donald Sutherland.  I'd never seen the film before but ended up watching it after finishing him.  Pretty good.  I imagine someone somewhere is pitching a remake.Donald, from Studio Miniatures. Based on Oddbal from Kelly's Heroes a splayed by Donald Sutherland. I'd never seen the film before but ended up watching it after finishing him. Pretty good. I imagine someone somewhere is pitching a remake.

Cyber Beauty by Klullva Minis, based on 2B from Neir Automata.  I ran in to serious problems when I came to glue the sub assemblies together.  Either I have a misprint, or the legs need to go on in the correct order or they don’t fit.  Look at the last pic below.  I ended up having to glue that leg on with that gap.  I then had to try and fill the gap with liquid putty (Too thick.  Ended up going where I didn’t want it rather than in the gap but I got some in) and then a few coats of PVA.  Whole filling the gap I got something white all over the other leg.  The glue holding the foot to the stone stained the stones white and needed to be repainted.  While I was filling the gap an arm broke off and she came off the stones.  A lovely model to look at, but a pain in the arse to assemble.

I've also made a little more progress on the BonesCon 2018 pirate and started on the bases for my Titan Forge Amazons.I've also made a little more progress on the BonesCon 2018 pirate and started on the bases for my Titan Forge Amazons.

59 MTG: Jarvis and 2 Tiles finished

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Jarvis, Ophidian necromancer by Mantic, now with added wonky eyes!Jarvis, Ophidian necromancer by Mantic, now with added wonky eyes!
Last months Tutorial Tiles are done, although I appear to have thrown the two weathering pencils they came with out with the packaging.  Doh!Last months Tutorial Tiles are done, although I appear to have thrown the two weathering pencils they came with out with the packaging. Doh!
Here we have Cyber Beauties fiddly base, built, painted (and re assembled after it fell apart) and varnished to seal in the pigments.  Not sure if I should go back and paint the loose rubble a different colour?  It could be mud or dirt.  It wouild be some extra colour.  I might just paint the ground like earth and add some tufts there.  Opinions?Here we have Cyber Beauties fiddly base, built, painted (and re assembled after it fell apart) and varnished to seal in the pigments. Not sure if I should go back and paint the loose rubble a different colour? It could be mud or dirt. It wouild be some extra colour. I might just paint the ground like earth and add some tufts there. Opinions?

62 MTG : Last KS of the year has turned up

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Super Fantasy Brawl has just arrived.  Look at the size of that box (Beer for scale).  There's only 15 models in there too.Super Fantasy Brawl has just arrived. Look at the size of that box (Beer for scale). There's only 15 models in there too.

I’ve only one KS left to turn up (Aeon Trespass: Odessey, 27ish minis) and it’s not due until end Q1 2021 (I’ll believe that when I see it) and I’m not expecting to gain any other models in the forseeable future so while I’m currently only one model ahead of where I was when I started this project, I feel I’m making good progress.

To keep the numbers always going down overall I need to get down to 35 models before AT:O arrives and I have around 3 months for that.  I have a solo just in need of a coat of varnish, two tutorial tiles almost finished, and I’ve made a good start on Cyber Beauty.

Cyber Beauty, by Kulkva, Totally not 2B from Nier Automata.  Flesh and sheer stockings are finished, everything else is base coatedCyber Beauty, by Kulkva, Totally not 2B from Nier Automata. Flesh and sheer stockings are finished, everything else is base coated
Can anyone point me towards a clear pic of the source material for her large sword?  All the pics Im seeing have misleading lighting effects and I can't quite work out what the colours are.  The best I can find suggests its all black, even the blade, but that transitions to silver at the edges.  Other pics suggest theres some bronze in there?  I've not played the game so I have no idea, but I'd like to be faithful to the original if I can.Can anyone point me towards a clear pic of the source material for her large sword? All the pics Im seeing have misleading lighting effects and I can't quite work out what the colours are. The best I can find suggests its all black, even the blade, but that transitions to silver at the edges. Other pics suggest theres some bronze in there? I've not played the game so I have no idea, but I'd like to be faithful to the original if I can.

@Blinky465 asked me to document my attempt on black sheer stockings.

1: I painted the skin first.  Even where the stockings would go I shaded and highlighted fully.  Not sure this mattered in the end, but I did it.  I also did this on the end of a disposable plastic fork left over from a takeaway form The Before Times.

2: I made up a glaze from black paint.  I’ve been to sure of what I’m doing with glazes so I made a wash and used double the water and lahmium medium, s0 6 drops of each to one drop of paint.  I tested this on the fork and it did not look smooth so I added more water and kore water and more water until I ended up painting with coloured water.  I applied a coat or two of this on the fork and it was ok.  It took forever to dry between layers.  I then noticed I actually own a black ink (VGC 72.094  Dunno if these are true inks or not?) so I tried diluting that and tested it on the fork.    It dried quicker and stronger so I went with that instead.  Many coats later I ended up with what you see in the pics.  I tried to apply less layers where the flesh colour would show through more, but I don’t think I did a good job at that.  I need more practise.

3: With the stockings fully dry, I went in and painted the boots and the hem to help define the area and let me really see what I’m lookin at.  Its not bad.  Someone with more experience could get better results, but I think this method has its limits and there’s likely a better technique

47 MTG

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I’ve been working on a Female Half-Orc barbarian, 3D print from Titan Forge for Orktober.  While painting her I also decided I would paint this months Tutorial tiles.  They currently have oil washes on them which will apparently want 24-48 hours to dry.  I also started work on the flesh on some other solos and finally started work on the last major project I pledged to get finished this year, even though she intimidates me.

 There are 3 misprints on her that I noticed. Without looking for a complete image elsewhere can anyone spot all three? There are 3 misprints on her that I noticed. Without looking for a complete image elsewhere can anyone spot all three?
Septembers Tutorial tiles, currently with an oil wash drying on themSeptembers Tutorial tiles, currently with an oil wash drying on them
Some solos and bases.  Flesh is based and shaded so far.  The wood floor is finishedSome solos and bases. Flesh is based and shaded so far. The wood floor is finished
Cyber Beauty / Neir Automita, flesh base coated.  Thats it.  I'm committed to working on her now.Cyber Beauty / Neir Automita, flesh base coated. Thats it. I'm committed to working on her now.

46 MTG: Slaanesh all done

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Skill 10
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I finally finished my Slaanesh last night.  13 days between priming and varnish, and 2 of those days I didn’t pick up a brush as I was prepping for D&D (2 sessions in so far and chapter 1 has been all but completed).  Not as fast as the Khorne half of the box, but these ladies gents individuals have a lot more going on.

 

Daemonette unit leader from all sidesDaemonette unit leader from all sides
5x Daemonettes5x Daemonettes
5 more Daemonettes5 more Daemonettes
Infernal Enrapturess.... Or my next D&D character, the Tiefling Bard?Infernal Enrapturess.... Or my next D&D character, the Tiefling Bard?
Unit leader for the seekers, sen from all sidesUnit leader for the seekers, sen from all sides
Seekers of SlaaneshSeekers of Slaanesh
Unit leader of Fiends of Slaanesh, seen from all sidesUnit leader of Fiends of Slaanesh, seen from all sides
Fiends of SlaaneshFiends of Slaanesh

65 MTG: A small setback

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I fired up the 3D printer to run off some bases for my Amazons and a couple of solos, and while I was at it I also printed 2 more models off:

Half Orc Female Barbarian from Titan Forge, as a token nod to Orktober, even though I've never thought about it beforeHalf Orc Female Barbarian from Titan Forge, as a token nod to Orktober, even though I've never thought about it before
Ritual Castings Mortaya, lightsaber variant.  She's 18cm tall.  Didn't sound like much until her first parts came off the printer.  Now I suspect she's taller than Barbie.  Anyone got any guides for doing red lightsaber glow please share.  Im also eyeing Nocturna Models Maelific Flesh for possible Sith flesh.  Does anyone have it and have opinions on the scheme, guide or set?Ritual Castings Mortaya, lightsaber variant. She's 18cm tall. Didn't sound like much until her first parts came off the printer. Now I suspect she's taller than Barbie. Anyone got any guides for doing red lightsaber glow please share. Im also eyeing Nocturna Models Maelific Flesh for possible Sith flesh. Does anyone have it and have opinions on the scheme, guide or set?

I also had one of my 3 remaining Kickstartes turn up.  My 10 model starter set for Warcaster.  This just leaves the cor set for Super Fantasy Brawl, due this year, and Aeon Tresspass: Oddessey due early next year, assuming no delays.  So thats 12 more models to paint.  I’ve also just had this months Asset Drop box turn up with 2 more Tutorial Tiles which I might decide to paint.

I need to get my Slaanesh ladies as I currently have more models to paint than I did when I started this project.

10 models in total in this box10 models in total in this box

53 MTG: A week off work to paint and do not much else

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I’ve been prepping for this week.  I plan in painting my Slaanesh half of Wrath and Rapture that I got in the Iron Arena at the 2018 BonesCon.  Over the past week I have built them, decorated the bases to match my Khorne half, primed them and left them a couple of days to dry.  Friday evening and saturday I was applying a wash, then putting them on one side for 6+ hours while I painted something else.  I picked up Vallejos “Non-Death Chaos” paint set for this project as I want to follow the guide to see what I can learn.  Its near the end of Saturday, I’m 3 washes in and I have 2 side solos finished.  I’ve also got the base and 3 shades down on the harp flesh.

Hecate, Goddess of Magic and Witchcraft, the Chillcon 2019 event exclusive mini.  She’s a bit of a dissapointment in quality.  2018s mini was a rather nice metal viking lady on a decorative base.  This lady is a bit of a rough sculpt.  Painted up OK in the end.

Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt by Belt Fed Gaming.  She came in the same goody bag.  She is a pretty basic sculpt.

I have my first roleplay session in over a decade tomorrow.  I’m running the game (Lost Mines of Phandelver) and I haven’t played D&D since 3.5 ed.  Back when I last ran a session video chat wasn’t a thing.  D&D was only done in person and now we are playing over roll20.  We don’t start until 7.30 pm but I imagine I won’t get as much painting done tomorrow as I’d like.  I expect I’ll be procrastinating all day. Not quite painting.  Not quite prepping for the session.  Moderately stressing but not really doing anything about it.

55 MTG: Kerub and Moor Troll

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I’ve not got much painting done as I’ve offered to DM for my friends and I haven’t done any roleplay since 3.5 ed so thats a lot of reading and learning to be done.  We start sunday so fingers crossed its not a horiffic mess.

Since I found I can do my planning by watching youtube videos while I paint I’ve gotten 2 models finished and built a few more.  I’ve one more week at work, then I have a week all to myself.  I plan on painting all my Slaanesh then so I’m busy getting them built, based and primed before then.

Here we have Kerub the Armoured Griffon by Cadwallon miniatures.  She’s my second of their models and my second miscast.  The first had huge mold slip I had to fight against and lacked pegs due to where they had placed the vents.  This is easier to work with but far more pronounced.  You see that tail?  Its got a flat underside where it is supposed to rest on the base.  is it resting on the base?  Is it anywhere near the fudging base?  You could park 2 cars in that gap!

I didn’t enjoy this model much.  Limbs and wings were in the way at all times, but really wanted to be attached before painting.  I kept getting paint in the wrong places and nothing quite worked as it should, even if ive gotten it to work well in the past.  He looks OK now he’s done though, but not my finest.

I need a better method of painting white wings.  If anyone has any guides please share some links.  These are functional but I wish to do better next time.

I also painted Reapers Moor Troll, which I won from Monkeys With Fire earlier this year in the Before Times (Stay Inside!  Do not think about The Event!)

The Slaanesh half of Wrath and Rapture assembled and based and drying, ready for priming tomorrow while I listen to Gerry and Tim call people rude words but its OK because it's all unofficialThe Slaanesh half of Wrath and Rapture assembled and based and drying, ready for priming tomorrow while I listen to Gerry and Tim call people rude words but its OK because it's all unofficial
I also assembled my 3D printed Amazons by Titan Forge for Bloodfields.  A little green stuff was needed and is drying before I tidy it up.  I still need to print them some basesI also assembled my 3D printed Amazons by Titan Forge for Bloodfields. A little green stuff was needed and is drying before I tidy it up. I still need to print them some bases
While I wait on lots of long drying times on the Slaanesh I've grabbed a light model to work on.  The Chillcon 2019 event exclusive model: Hecate, the Goddess of Magic & WitchcraftWhile I wait on lots of long drying times on the Slaanesh I've grabbed a light model to work on. The Chillcon 2019 event exclusive model: Hecate, the Goddess of Magic & Witchcraft

57 MTG: Warlord Kong finished

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I have not glued him on to the display base as this means if I ever need a polearm wielding armoured gorilla for a game (Comes up more often than you’d think) I can still use him.

The spear head has some yellow on it.  I’ve had some yellows untested since november last year that came from Asset Drop with a Tutorial Tile for them so I thought I’d fish it back out of my bits box and test them out on that before using them here.  Glad I did.  2 out of the three were not great, but I did use the base paint (Instar Pure Ocide Yellow) and mix/layer it with some Scale Colours.

This is Warlord Kong by ScaleBro who I got as part of a Monster Box from Asset Drop and came with the display base and extras, which they had cusom made especially.  I did not use the supplied camp fire because I’m not brave enough to try OSL yet.

Not a big fan of this scheme/recipe, but it is looking better over time.  Kinda reminds me of a printed cardboard gaming piece.Not a big fan of this scheme/recipe, but it is looking better over time. Kinda reminds me of a printed cardboard gaming piece.
I also prepped a few models while waiting for paints to dry.  Now he's primed I can see some mold lines along the trolls shoulders.  I think I'm going to have to take care of them and re-prime him.I also prepped a few models while waiting for paints to dry. Now he's primed I can see some mold lines along the trolls shoulders. I think I'm going to have to take care of them and re-prime him.

58 MTG: Warlord Kong by Scalebro

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26/8/2020: I've gotten the bronze all done, except the patina which I'll put down once the filigree is finished.  Not quite sure how I'm going to do that yet.  I have some light blue pigments for the task but I think this wants something a little more green.  I'm thinking I might mix the pigments with a blue-green wash I have and see what that does26/8/2020: I've gotten the bronze all done, except the patina which I'll put down once the filigree is finished. Not quite sure how I'm going to do that yet. I have some light blue pigments for the task but I think this wants something a little more green. I'm thinking I might mix the pigments with a blue-green wash I have and see what that does
27/8/2020: I've tested out the crackle medium on the pillar base following the instructions to add depth and textre.  It adds very little.  I also put some on a bottle top so it can be seen easier.  Very dissapointing.  Might be ok to add a little damage to some armour or something, or scabs perhaps?27/8/2020: I've tested out the crackle medium on the pillar base following the instructions to add depth and textre. It adds very little. I also put some on a bottle top so it can be seen easier. Very dissapointing. Might be ok to add a little damage to some armour or something, or scabs perhaps?
The finished pilllar Tutorial Tile.  The stone method is OK, but its all sponge work so can't be used anywhere where mess is an issueThe finished pilllar Tutorial Tile. The stone method is OK, but its all sponge work so can't be used anywhere where mess is an issue
The Necron tile is also done.  Again lots of sponge work which is more of a problem for a scheme I'll want to use on models rather than bases.  The GSW fluro is so bright I can read by it after dark.  Not a huge fan of how its been used in places here though.The Necron tile is also done. Again lots of sponge work which is more of a problem for a scheme I'll want to use on models rather than bases. The GSW fluro is so bright I can read by it after dark. Not a huge fan of how its been used in places here though.
Finished the bronze, gold and verdigris and the hair on Kong.  No drybrushing on the hair althouhth I really REALLY wanted to.  Not sure if I should wash the hait with Nuln Oil to smooth out the transitions, bring down the highlights and return a little depth between hairs.  Flesh is yet to be painted.Finished the bronze, gold and verdigris and the hair on Kong. No drybrushing on the hair althouhth I really REALLY wanted to. Not sure if I should wash the hait with Nuln Oil to smooth out the transitions, bring down the highlights and return a little depth between hairs. Flesh is yet to be painted.

60 MTG: Tank, Pak 40 and Pumpking done, 2 new Tutorial Tiles in the queue

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I finished my tank project and also the three Tutorial Tiles I had started.  A new Asset Drop Discovery box turned up with the standard 2 more tiles in it.  I usually just chuck them in my bits box as 40mm square bases are no use to me, and typically they’re a little flat and out of scale anyway.  I can’t even chop them off the bases and add them as base decorations as their bases are too thick to do much with safely.  However, both these tiles are to demonstrate paints and schemes I wanted to try out without risking a model I care about.

So thats 5 models done, but 2 more added to the queue.

Necronesque base to show of AK 3rd gen bronze scheme and test GSW fluor green pigmentsNecronesque base to show of AK 3rd gen bronze scheme and test GSW fluor green pigments
Fallen pillar to teach a stone scheme and test out AK 3rd gen crackle mediumFallen pillar to teach a stone scheme and test out AK 3rd gen crackle medium
Finished: The wellFinished: The well
Finished: Face, used to demonstrate Foundry Paint System's South American Flesh paints.  I'm quite happyFinished: Face, used to demonstrate Foundry Paint System's South American Flesh paints. I'm quite happy

The Pumpking, used to show off some oranges form the AK 3rd gen range and teach us a few other things along the way.  Not really sure what game he would be suitable for, but would be cool to get him on the table one day.

Panther Ausf G and Pak 40 all finished.

Help, guides, tutorials, recipes, and videos wanted, if you can help:

  • Sheer black stockings
  • White Wings
  • Gorilla flesh and hair (I know its not black.  I’ve seen shades of purple?)
  • Old Rope

If I want to google for those pillars on Warlord Kongs base what exactly am I looking for?  What search terms should I use?  Aztec Poles or pillars isn’t being helpful.  Or are they a new creation?  Right now I’m likely to paint as stone with rope around them.

63 Models to go: Here's my progress right now

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Right now I’m working on the Rubicon tank and Pak 40 on a project over HERE.  Once thats done I’ll move over to this project full time. I’ve made a little start on 3 Asset Drop Tutorial Tiles I wanted to test some paints on, and done a little prep work on the last few models I need to do for my 2020 Hobby Pledge.  I always like to have the next project ready to paint before I finish the current project.  Plau the heat over the past week has made painting, especially airbrushing really hard, therefore building and prep got done instead.

I don't usually paint these, but the Pumpkin King is interesting, and I want to test out the other paints before I use them on a real model.  BTW, that's filing residue on them.  I didn't see it until I uploaded the picsI don't usually paint these, but the Pumpkin King is interesting, and I want to test out the other paints before I use them on a real model. BTW, that's filing residue on them. I didn't see it until I uploaded the pics
Cyber Beauty by Klukva, to be painted in 3 separate parts.  That base was a PITA to figure out how it goes together.  Anyone got any good guides for how to paint black stockings or white hair?Cyber Beauty by Klukva, to be painted in 3 separate parts. That base was a PITA to figure out how it goes together. Anyone got any good guides for how to paint black stockings or white hair?
Kerub the Armoured Griffin by Legends of Signum.  That tail is supposed to rest flat on the base.  Its flat on the underside.  Thats one hell of a miscastKerub the Armoured Griffin by Legends of Signum. That tail is supposed to rest flat on the base. Its flat on the underside. Thats one hell of a miscast
Warlord Kong by ScaleBroWarlord Kong by ScaleBro
Warlord Kong's scenic base as provided by Asset DropWarlord Kong's scenic base as provided by Asset Drop

Help, guides, tutorials, recipes, and videos wanted, if you can help:

  • Sheer black stockings
  • White Wings
  • Gorilla flesh and hair (I know its not black.  I’ve seen shades of purple?)
  • Old Rope

If I want to google for those pillars on Kongs base what exactly am I looking for ?  What search terms should I use?  Aztec Poles or pillars isn’t being helpful.  Or are they a new creation?  Right now I’m likely to paint as stone with rope around them.

Light at the end of the tunnel

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TLDR: I’ve got 63 unpainted models left in the house and I’m going to try and paint them all.

 

Long version:

I started wargaming and painting back in 2012 and since then I’ve been fighting the constant battle to paint everything I own.  For a few years now I have been able to paint slightly more models in a year than I gain which has been great.  This lockdown has been a big help too, despite me still working full time.  I had Reichbusters (128 models) turn up a few months back and got it all painted within 3 weeks somehow.  That was expected to take me 4-6 months!  I’ve since been powering through my painting backlog.

I keep a detailed spreadsheet of everything I own which lets me know whats painted and unpainted.  Its telling me I have about 150 unpainted models, but when think about it I can’t think of that many so I studied my spreadsheets.  35ish have yet to turn up (KS’s that wont pay out for months), 55ish I have been planning on selling along for a while now (PM me if you want some Dreadball.  I’ve lots I know Im never going to get to play with).  Theres a few which should really just be thrown in the bits box (What use is a single Genestealer for example).

If I discount all this lot, assume the sold is sold, consider the bits box stuff as spare parts and forget about the stuff I don’t have in my possession yet then I only have 63 models left to paint  This explains why I can’t think of or find 150 unpainted models.

I love painting but any time I do anything other than paint I fear I’m allowing my backlog time to grow and take over.  I want to beat it down and keep it down so I can spend my free time playing solo games without feeling like I’m slacking.  I’m half way through Reichbusters but not touching it.  I’ve Escape Tales: Low Memory gathering dust and I’ve started work on Ranges of Shadow Deep minis.  There’s a whole world of games out there I plan and prepare to do but never actually do.  Time to remove excuses.

As I’m in the final push I thought I’d document my progress here and you can all watch me as I approach 100% complete.  Given running out of bare plastic is rumoured to be deadly and there’s already a global pandemic on the go and I’m spending my lunchtimes cutting down large branches while standing under them I don’t think now is the time to test the lethality of this so I’m going to aim to have about 20 projects left and call that a win (A project is defined as any model or group of models that would be painted together, ie a unit of identical models, or 3 similar solos would count as single projects)

I believe this chart is accurate, but I may yet find a model or two to add to itI believe this chart is accurate, but I may yet find a model or two to add to it

OTT, I’ve been holding off on painting the Slaaneshi force in case you do another paint along at home GW Hobby Weekend.  Is there any talk of doing one once Covid goes away or should I just paint it when I feel like it?  I’m about to buy a house so I’ll be broke for a long time after so won’t be keen to spend £60+ I don’t need to just to join in.  I enjoyed the 40K weekend but was busy most of the Star Wars one so didn’t really take part.

Also, please don’t take this to mean I don’t want to win any more minis.  More minis are always welcome and one of my favourite type of minis are free minis.

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