Painting games, making 'em pretty
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Inspired by Murray Grelis and his list of paint-projects, I thought I'd do one for mine as well.

I love games with plastic miniatures. I think it adds a lot to the games. I also find that if someone has taken the time to paint them, they feel even more awesome.

Now, I am NOT a master of painting. I am proficient, nothing more. I can, however, already see myself getting better from when I started.

This is a list in which I will list the games I have with miniatures I want to paint, and how far along I am in the project.


I have more games with plastic minis that these, but I'm not sure if I'll ever actually get around to painting them.
The games are:
Doom: If I ever want to play two- or three-player, I need to able to diffirentiate between the three different player colours. Not sure how to do this presently.

Advaned Heroquest: The game was NOT a hit last time I brought it to the table. I think people were just having a bad day, as all proclaimed they'd like to try it again, but it needs to actually hit the table again before I'm going to paint it.

Space Crusade: My copy of this game has been well used - and badly painted. I'm not sure I'll ever get around to stripping the paint, when many of the miniatures appear to break apart easily - I'm talking about the weapons and so on. I might go a completely different route; either create paper miniatures from scratch, or find current GW miniatures that could fit the bill.
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1. Board Game: Invasion from Outer Space: The Martian Game [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:1010] [Average Rating:7.22 Unranked]
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This was the first game I started out painting minis for.

The game contains:
8 Heroes
In addition to painting these, each Hero will need their name written on the base, so it's easier for my friends to find the right mini for the job.
Status of Heroes:

Cleaned & Primed - 100%
Painted - 100%
Named - 100%
Sealed - 100%
_____________________
Overall progress - 100%



18 Martians
In addition to painting the martians, I will need to put grass on the bases, to ensure it's possible to tell which zombies are of which grouping. It's only necessary to know when playing with 4 players, or when playing certain scenarios, but I'd still like that to be possible.
I also need to find the right glue, so I can glue on their helmets.
Status of martians:

Cleaned & Primed - 100%
Painted - 100%
"Grassed" - 100%
Sealed - 100%
Glue on helmets - 0%
_____________________
Overall progress - 95%


2 martian champions

Cleaned & Primed - 100%
Painted - 100%
"Grassed" - 100%
Sealed - 100%
_____________________
Overall progress - 100%
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2. Board Game: Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:351] [Average Rating:7.10 Unranked]
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This is the big one. The game + all expansions are in need of painting.

The base game contains:
X Heroes (can't remember how many are actually from the base game...)
In addition to painting these, each Hero will need their name written on the base, so it's easier for my friends to find the right mini for the job.
Status of Heroes:

Cleaned & Primed - 100%
Painted - 100%
Named - 100%
Sealed - 100%
_____________________
Overall progress - 100%



14 zombies
In addition to painting the zombies, I will need to put grass on the bases, to ensure it's possible to tell which zombies are of which grouping. It's only necessary to know when playing with 4 players, or when playing certain scenarios, but I'd still ike that to be possible.
Status of zombies:

Cleaned & Primed - 100%
Painted - 100%
"Grassed" - 100%
Sealed - 100%
_____________________
Overall progress - 100%



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3. Board Game: Last Night on Earth: Growing Hunger [Average Rating:7.73 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.73 Unranked]
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DONE!

Continuing onward from the base game, I've started on the expansion at the same time,

This expansion game contains:
4 Heroes
In addition to painting these, each Hero will need their name written on the base, so it's easier for my friends to find the right mini for the job.
Status of Heroes:

Cleaned & Primed - 100%
Painted - 100%
Named - 100%
Sealed - 100%
_____________________
Overall progress - 100%

And here they are:


7 zombies
In addition to painting the zombies, I will need to put grass on the bases, to ensure it's possible to tell which zombies are of which grouping, as the zombies from this expansion are only used in certain situations. As I only have to colours of grass, I've decided to paint these zombies as people of African descent. I don't know if that's racist, but ti was the easiest way to differentiate them.
Status of zombies:

Cleaned & Primed - 100%
Painted - 100%
"Grassed" - 100%
Sealed - 100%
_____________________
Overall progress - 100%

And here they are:
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4. Board Game: Last Night on Earth: Hero Pack 1 [Average Rating:7.65 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.65 Unranked]
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This is a small expansion for the game, and this one doesn't have a lot of components.

This expansion contains:
4 Heroes
In addition to painting these, each Hero will need their name written on the base, so it's easier for my friends to find the right mini for the job.
Status of Heroes:

Cleaned & Primed - 100%
Painted - 100%
Named - 100%
Sealed - 100%
_____________________
Overall progress - 100%

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5. Board Game: Last Night on Earth: Zombies with Grave Weapons Miniature Set [Average Rating:7.18 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.18 Unranked]
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This is yet another small expansion, this one only containing zombies.

The expansion contains:
14 zombies
In addition to painting the zombies, I will need to put grass on the bases, to ensure it's possible to tell which zombies are of which grouping. It's only necessary to know when playing with 4 players, or when playing certain scenarios, but I'd still ike that to be possible.
Status of zombies:

Cleaned & Primed - 100%
Painted - 100%
"Grassed" - 100%
Sealed - 100%
_____________________
Overall progress - 100%



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6. Board Game: Last Night on Earth 'Radioactive Grave Dead' supplement [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
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This is the smallest expansion of them all, but it does have more minis than the Hero Pack.

This expansion contains:

7 zombies
In addition to painting the zombies, I will need to put grass on the bases. With these ones, it isn't actually necessary... but for the sake of completeness, these'll need to be "grassed" as well.
Status of zombies:

Cleaned & Primed - 100%
Painted - 100%
"Grassed" - 100%
Sealed - 100%
_____________________
Overall progress - 100%


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7. Board Game: A Touch of Evil: The Supernatural Game [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:508]
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Yet another Flying Frog game. I really enjoy their games, and the miniatures are always exquisite. I'm really looking forwars to painting these minis, as they're only hero-types. I've found that I enjoy the Hero-types more than the generic monster-types, as there's more variation to these.

The base game contains:
8 Heroes
In addition to painting these, each Hero will need their name written on the base, so it's easier for my friends to find the right mini for the job.
Status of Heroes:

Cleaned & Primed - 100%
Painted - 100%
Named - 100%
Sealed - 100%
_____________________
Overall progress - 100%



In the end I didn't name them, but painted the bases black. It just looks prettier. Images to follow.
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8. Board Game: A Touch of Evil: Hero Pack 1 [Average Rating:7.38 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.38 Unranked]
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And here's yet another expansion.

The expansion contains:
4 Heroes
In addition to painting these, each Hero will need their name written on the base, so it's easier for my friends to find the right mini for the job.
Status of Heroes:

Cleaned & Primed - 100%
Painted - 100%
Named - 100%
Sealed - 100%
_____________________
Overall progress - 100%



In the end I didn't name them, but painted the bases black. It just looks prettier. Images to follow.
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9. Board Game: Conquest of Planet Earth: The Space Alien Game [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:815]
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Done!!

Here's an image of All The allies, and one example of The alien saucer.


I'm thinking this will be a rather quick job. The game only has 5 different types of minis, and the way I'm thinking of doing these should make for a real quick paint job. Can't wait to see fi this actually pays off.

The game contains:
16 Flying Saucers
Status of Heroes:

Cleaned - 100%
Painted - 100%
Sealed - 100%
_____________________
Overall progress - 100%



4 Alien Allies
Status of allies:

Cleaned & Primed - 100%
Painted - 100%
Sealed - 100%
_____________________
Overall progress - 100%



With these being all but done (all that's left is sealing them), I must admit I'm pretty happy with the results. I tried out a couple of new techniques (drybrushing, for one), and love the results. A quick job, but one that I'm happy I took the time for, nonetheless.
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10. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:29]
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This is bound to be another quick one. I've found a great tutorial on how to paint these using drybrushing, and I can't wait to try it out.

The game (and it's two expansions) contains:
2 Basestars
36 other plastic ships
Status:

Cleaned & Primed - 0%
Painted - 0%
Sealed - 0%
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Overall progress - 0%

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11. Board Game: Fury of Dracula (second edition) [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:255]
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This game only has 5 plastic miniatures, but they are very detailed, especially when looked at next to games such as LNoE.

The game contains:
5 miniatues
Once again, they all have names, and - once again - my gaming group proved they couldn't figure out which one was which. To, these are going to be named as well.
Status:

Cleaned & Primed - 0%
Painted - 0%
Named - 0%
Sealed - 0%
_____________________
Overall progress - 0%
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12. Board Game: Runebound (Second Edition) [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:489]
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This game has some beautiful miniatures, which are very distinct. This is probably the first time I've actually had my game partners be able to figure out which mini is which, without problem - this means I won't have to name them, thankfully.

The game also comes with charcter cards that show real nice pictures of the characters, so it shouldn't be too hard to paint these.

The game contains:
12 Heroes

Cleaned & Primed - 100%
Painted - 100%
Dipped - 100%
Sealed - 100%
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Overall progress - 100%
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I'm really happy with the result. It's the first game I've painted using the DIP method. It really does wonders for the average painter.




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