Howdy every one and welcome to June. This is about the time each year where I marvel at how fast time is flying by. We have been doing this for a year and half now, folks, and if I can get mushy, I'd like to thank you all for coming on this journey with me. While it's nice to have a gameplan and get these impossible piles of unpainted minis managed, it's a real treat getting to know you all better, and seeing the improvement, and the comradery. Cheers!
Got my test scheme done. This is the priority since my Necromunda tournament starts this month.
- Leader - Las/Plas Combi Champion - Gangers
I'm a sucker for dogs, and wanted one as a pet in my D&D campaign, and I just discovered a Kickstarter that went to retail that has dogs modelled in the archetyoal classes. I bought set #1, but starting small.
OK, so I've been churning through my Batman: Gotham City Chronicles set like gangbusters but have still barely scratched the surface. Haven't even looked at the expansion minis! So my goal is to keep trucking on this. I'll be traveling a lot this month, so I'll certainly be lower on my productivity--but hope to finish a few that I've already started.
Batman Prison Guards GCPD Red Hood Gang Harley Quinn's Gang Harley Quinn (both figures) Black Mask Swat Heavy Swat
As long as I was painting some black-clad baddies, I added a few figures from the Others into the mix.
I'm in the process of magnetizing both the Landspeeder and the Occupier tank. Anyone who's tried it knows that the body is sealed together extremely well, so breaking it open is very difficult to do without mangling it. I think I've found a workaround, and I'll share once I confirm that it works.
------------------ It works! It requires playing a little dexterity game to accomplish, but the results are fantastic. So - you need pretty strong N52 magnets, one for the butt of the figure, and one to go into the landspeeder. (The landspeeder magnet can be much larger than the butt magnet, I used 10mm and 3mm respectively.)
First drill the figure and insert the 3mm magnet. Next, drill a hole in the bottom of the landspeeder (the same diameter as your chosen landspeeder magnet) like this:
Use a sharpie to mark the side of this magnet that attracts to the butt. (Keeping this polarity straight is key.) Now put the magnet through the hole and into the body of the landspeeder. Use another magnet to attract your magnet back to the drilled hole, and dab some gel super-glue through the hole and onto the side of the magnet with the mark. Now - the fun part.
Take the mini with the magnetic butt, and place her on the landspeeder where she's supposed to sit. Her magnet sucks up the magnet inside of the vehicle (with the glue on it) and sticks that magnet into its place perfectly. Let the glue cure, and presto - you've got a perfectly magnetized seat for your Twilek.
This is a customized Bane Tower from the game Man o' War
Onward! How many can I do this month?
7 Blood Rage clan Raven warriors, 2 bear mystics, 1 bear bannerman, 4 tokens, 1 coin, 1 ship Same stuff for that other clan Same stuff for the last clan, whatever it is again... Mountain Giant Another Troll The Gods Expansion dudes Alternate minis for base set
Elites has forced a bit of a change to my game plans as I get ready for some upcoming tournaments, but that’s just more models to build and paint.
Ork Command Roster Elite Nobs Ammo Runts (one a converted grot)
T'au Command Roster MV1 Gun Drone XV8 Crisis Suits DS8 Missile System Fire Warrior Shas’la Fire Warrior Shas’ui Ethereal Commander
Necron OpFor (100 Points) Necron Warriors
Rangers of Shadow Deep Companions
Others I had a coworker really bail me out of a tough situation. I am going to paint her a knight in shining armor and a wizard (she behaved like both) and put them on a plinth as a thank you. In the process of shopping for these, I really got a sense of how hard it is to find powerful looking female miniatures that aren’t just busty girls in chain mail bikinis. That bothers me on many levels, but I managed to find two that are respectable.
I am confident that I will finish my War of the Ring minis this month. My big question is “what next?”.
RESERVE A] Battles of the Third Age: I’d like to paint enough of the minis to play the ‘battles’ scenarios in this.
B] After enduring a colossal pile of batch painting I’m keen to work on something of quality rather than quantity. So I might slot in something special before tackling BotTA above, but what? [CUE: Thinking music].
I completed everything last month, and I know that the summer slows me down (for no good reason). So I've got another reasonable list for the month. I decided I didn't want to work on Descent monsters this month, so I picked the hero set from Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) – Treaty of Champions. I've been doing a Scythe leader each month, so I picked the next one to work on. I was trying to find something else to work on and finally decided to try and work on some monsters from Heroquest - some mindless work as an easy distraction.
Descent Jonas the Kind , Krutzbeck , Zyla , Grey Ker
This month I will finally paint Gorm. I've had him for a couple of years now. I also want to see if I can get my slaughterPriest painted up for the GW EverChosen competition.
Gorm has been completed. I tried to make her eyes really different from what I've seen online. Originally I had her eyes way more vibrant, but I ended up toning it down a few notches and bring out her cataracts a bit more. The base was also fun to do. First time doing the elmers glue and superglue combo/trick to do the stringy tendrils. All in all, a fun paint, but glad it's done. Time to work on the slaughterPriest.
He'll chop and slice you, cut and dice you, eat you up whole...
Although I have some leftovers from May challenge, I decided to take a little break from painting The Edge and do some WH:U for a change. Really looking forward to paint these, as I never painted a GW miniature before (except speedpainting one easykit space marine). If I manage to find enough time, I'll go back to Reborn faction from The Edge.
Last month was a bit frantic, but I got it all done! 1000 points of painted minis the table for the doubles tournament. It felt nice!
This month I want to refine the work I did last time. I want to edge highlight all the power armor on the models I finished, clean up the work I did at the last second, and add a few new faces to the collection.
The bases don't meld together. It looks like dudes on mars next to dudes on brass floors. I'm gonna play around with diluted Agrellan Badland/Earth, some Ryza Rust, washes, drybrushing, some combination that makes the army look cohesive.
Basing & Blacking out the bases
Edge Highlighting: Phobos Lieutenant Hellblasters Tacticals Darkshroud Primaris Ancient
Finish painting: Azrael Darkshroud
Varnish your models, Brian
Bonus: Venerable Dread
It looks like a lot now that I'm writing it out... Let's do this!
---EDIT--- 06/08/2019 Major shift in priorities. I dropped a significant portion of my army a tournament last sunday, and I'm justnow looking at repairing the damage. It reminded me that my last project isn't really done-- I haven't black-lined the bases, I'm not happy with the dirt effects on the basing either.
Basically, there's more work to do. My hopes of moving on to also paint the rest of my scouts troops too? And I already started basing the dread. I need to scale this back, and make more lists. Lists seem to help me get it done.
I'm just now found this thread. I've been painting miniatures for over a year and half now and have been slowly improving. Here are some shots of some I did this month.
I'm still much better at doing objects than people. My main focus has been trying to catch up on various miscellaneous minis I've purchased or been given as gifts. We used them a lot when playing Pathfinder and D&D. Then I need to finish painting minis for Mice and Mystic so my sister and I can final finish playing that lovely game.