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I have not forgotten...

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Whilst cracking on with another project I haven’t forgotten that this is all about either.  It’s all well and good for me printing models and building terrain but I cannot lose sight of the fact that I am also at the same time trying to catalogue, complete and thin down my massive collection.

With that in mind, I set to the task of selling off my painted metal Battletech figures, of which I think I have so far sold about a quarter, and also painting up the newer plastic Battletech figures.

I have now completed all the Inner Sphere models that I currently have, although a small number of reinforcements are on their way as I type.

So, another 86 painted mechs to add to the 12 urban mechs already done for a total of 98 Mechs.  Bases will be done when I do the terrain, as will gun Barrels.

I have not forgotten...
I have not forgotten...

Found some more.

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Whilst looking for something completely unrelated I stumbled upon another batch of Metal Battletech figures I had forgotten about.

20 Clan Mechs.

The new kids on the block

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With the new plastic figures, I think I will stick to one colour scheme for the Inner Sphere and one colour scheme for the Clan.  That way I can mix and match Lance/Star composition without the figures looking like a complete mixture.

I going to aim for this as my chosen scheme for the Inner Sphere units.  A rather generic desert camouflage with grey accents.

The new kids on the block

Oldies

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290 Mechs and Vehicles Painted so far.  All metals.

Oldies
Oldies
Oldies
Oldies
Oldies

Getting back into it.

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My apologies for the massive time elapsed between updates on the project,

We went on a massive tour around Europe taking in England, Italy, Greece, Hungary, Czech Republic and France.  All I can say about it was that it was absolutely awesome and after a 7-week holiday, it’s been really hard getting back into things.

We’ve been back a while now and I have been staring at these Walking Dead figures trying my best to will them to paint themselves.  At the moment I am just not feeling the love for them so need to put them aside and crack on with something else.  Once I get my Walking Dead mojo back, I will return to these.  I promise.

 

So, pushing forward.

I went in quite big on both the Battletech Clan invasion and Blood and Plunder Raise the Black campaigns.  Both have been sitting patiently waiting for their time to shine.  Shamefully the Battletech one has been sitting there for quite some time.

I first got into Battletech way back when I was at school, which is a long time ago.  It was a pretty new game at the time with little cardboard standees.  We played it all the time.  Over the years I have run several successful Tournaments, taken part in several tournaments and both run and taken part in long campaigns.  Then with the closure of my local club, it all stopped.  That was probably 10 years ago now and for some reason life got busy.

Anyway, it’s a game system that I love, but more than that I love the lore of it.  The stories and background.  The intrigue and politics.

So, it looks like I will make a start on these new plastic miniatures.

Getting back into it.
Getting back into it.

Slow progress on the Walking Dead

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Sorry for the massive delay in updating this project.  It’s been a really slow slog getting these Walking Dead models done.

For some reason, these have had some absolutely horrendous mould lines.  I am not sure if have just been unlucky or if because these were a final run before the game was discontinued the quality control on them was not as high a standard as the earlier figures I got.   Whatever the cause, I struggled to get motivated to get these 16 done.

I still have more from the Walking Dead range to do, but these have really drained my motivation for them, so I may have to return to them later.  I don’t really want to, but I know that if I don’t move on and find something to reinvigorate me this project could face stalling, and I don’t want that.

Anyway, getting 16 done is better than nothing, and puts me 16 models closer to being 100% painted.

Slow progress on the Walking Dead
Slow progress on the Walking Dead
Slow progress on the Walking Dead
Slow progress on the Walking Dead

Saga - Done

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The decals arrived so it meant I could put this little collection to bed and tick it off as done.

Saga - Done
Saga - Done
Saga - Done

Walking Dead....Found

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I managed to locate the rest of my Walking Dead collection hidden in a box in our games room.

I have undercoated some of the plastic figures in brown, my preferred primer colour for these.  I also started to assemble some of the Resin figures.

Unfortunately, I now have to go away with work so it could be some time before I get the chance to assemble the rest.

 

 

 

 

Walking Dead....Found
Walking Dead....Found
Walking Dead....Found

The Walking Dead

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The Walking Dead by Mantic Games is up next.  Sadly, the game is no longer in production, however it is still an excellent game if you can get hold of it.  This is my go-to game when I want a quick tabletop game with my kids.   The rules are pretty simple to pick up.

When I heard that Mantic were pulling the pin on this I jumped in and ordered all the bits I was missing for my collection.  The only model I couldn’t get was Abraham.  So, if anyone reading this has the Abraham model kicking around that they would be willing to part with, please let me know.

I do still have a bit left to paint for this collection.  I know the figures are in a box somewhere safe, but I have not managed to locate them yet.  I will dig them out over the next few days and do a quick tally of what’s left to do.

In the meantime, here is what I do have finished.

62 Survivors

108 Walkers

Total Painted so far 170 figures.

 

The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead

Mostly Done

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I have mostly finished these Saga figures.  Just waiting on some decals to arrive so I can finish the shields off.

Whilst waiting for them to arrive I may as well push on with something else.

Mostly Done
Mostly Done

Saga Anglo-Danish 4 point Warband

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Lastly an Anglo-Danish starter set.

1 x Warlord

4 x Huscarls with Two Handed Axes

4 x Huscarls with Axes

8 x Warriors with Spears

8 x Warriors with Spears

Total 25 models

Looks like I have some spears to straighten and a base to find but these are next in line for some paint.  That will complete all the models I have for Saga.

Saga Anglo-Danish 4 point Warband

Saga Viking 4 point starter warband

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Continuing with Saga, this time Vikings.

1 x Warlord

4 x Hearthguard

4 x Hearthguard (Berserkers)

8 x Warriors with spears

8 x Warriors with Spears

Total 25 figures.

 

Saga Viking 4 point starter warband
Saga Viking 4 point starter warband
Saga Viking 4 point starter warband
Saga Viking 4 point starter warband
Saga Viking 4 point starter warband
Saga Viking 4 point starter warband
Saga Viking 4 point starter warband

Saga Milites Christi 4 point starter warband.

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More Saga this time Milites Christi.

1 x Mounted Warlord

8 x Mounted Hearthguard

8 x Warriors on foot

8 x Warriors on foot with crossbows

25 models total.

Saga Milites Christi 4 point starter warband.
Saga Milites Christi 4 point starter warband.
Saga Milites Christi 4 point starter warband.
Saga Milites Christi 4 point starter warband.
Saga Milites Christi 4 point starter warband.
Saga Milites Christi 4 point starter warband.
Saga Milites Christi 4 point starter warband.

Saga Mutatawwi'a 4 point starter warband

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Models from Gripping Beast Miniatures for use in Saga

1 x Warlord on foot.

4 x Hearthguard mounted on camels

4 x Heathguard mounted on horses

8 x Foot Warriors with bows.

Total 17 figures.

Saga Mutatawwi'a 4 point starter warband
Saga Mutatawwi'a 4 point starter warband
Saga Mutatawwi'a 4 point starter warband
Saga Mutatawwi'a 4 point starter warband
Saga Mutatawwi'a 4 point starter warband
Saga Mutatawwi'a 4 point starter warband

Judge Dredd, to keep or sell, that is the question.

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Judge Dredd collection.  Almost all the figures are from Mongoose Publishing.   I have added a few extras here and there to flesh it out a little.

140 Painted Figures

196(ish) Unpainted

Total 336 Figures.

(Not including the 250+ painted civilian figures)

Now this is a tough one for me because as much as I love Judge Dredd I’m not sure if I want to keep this collection or not.

Because of that I am going to hold off painting more of these whilst I decide what I want to do with them.

Judge Dredd, to keep or sell, that is the question.
Judge Dredd, to keep or sell, that is the question.