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Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/08 13:27:08


Post by: Da Boss


https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/773059.page

I really liked this thread idea by Argive last year! After a stressful couple of years where I got very excited about the existence of Start Collecting sets and discounted boxed sets, I have accumulated QUITE a large "pile of shame". The pile is also diverse enough that I have no real excuse of getting bored with things, because there is always something else in the pile that could hold my interest in that case.

So, I think I need to draw a line in the sand. The Pile needs to shrink. This thread is intended to be a place where others who find themselves feeling the same can band together, give each other some motivation to stick to our goals and confess when we fail to meet them.

My goal: Cessation of buying of new miniatures, with only crafting materials used in terrain building being allowed as acceptable spending.
My biggest weaknesses: I am excited to make a small force for all the stuff I think is cool in 40K. At the moment, I have unbuilt Necrons, Tau, Tyranids and unpainted Imperial Guard, Space Marines, Orks and Chaos Space Marines. A mad urge inside my mind tells me I need to add Dark Eldar to this so I can have a full set of factions that I like the look of.
The second weakness is, I am a sucker for anything where I think it will go out of production, like limited runs for two army sets, or when GW announces they are gonna discontinue stuff.
The third weakness, buying stuff before a price rise.

I am minded to be pretty hardline with myself, because I have definitely let things get out of hand (the 40K pile of shame referenced here is only half the story, Fantasy is similar and let's not discuss historicals...). I know some people do a "paint twice as much as I buy" rule, which I think is cool, but I am gonna say no new stuff this year, just focus on what I have and get it sorted out. I am not minded to sell off any of my stuff, because I have always regretted that later, but it should at least get painted and get properly used at some point!

What about you? Do you want to fight your pile of shame? What are your goals?
Apologies to Argive, your thread was six months old by now so I wasn't sure whether to necro it or not!


Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/08 14:56:46


Post by: Gangland


I will join the crusade. I have quite the pile for fantasy. And a modest amount of 40k. I have been chipping away build.wise.but Indo need to step.up my paint game.


Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/08 15:05:35


Post by: Freeflow44


I will join the challenge as well, while my pile of shame is not huge...I hate looking at it.

Also I want to spend less this year and spend more time playing.

I commit not to buy another kit until the Pile of Shame has been completed


Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/08 15:51:40


Post by: zerosignal


My pile of shame grew over the last two weeks.

The new year resolution to avoid the pub and instead hobby stuff is not going well


Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/08 16:05:25


Post by: Freeflow44


I'm going to be particularly brave and tell you guys what I have to build and paint before I can buy another kit:
1. Fyreslayers - Start Collecting Box
2. Fyreslyers - Hearthguard Beserkers
3. Gotrek
4. Death Guard Foul Blightspawn
5. 2 Death Guard Easy Build kits of Plague Marines (6 Plague
Marines)
6. Death Guard Myphitic Blight Hauler


Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/08 16:33:57


Post by: Polonius


I am entering year four of serious work on my pile of shame, which continues to grow due to a nasty little hobby: buying and selling large lots of used Warhammer. Shameless plug: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/675393.page Between swap meets, FB groups, and friends, I have brought in multiple huge lots of stuff, sold most of it, made profit, and kept the best stuff. Two problems: first, "the best stuff" still adds up quickly, and second, I just hit another swap meet on Sunday. Guess who is now the proud owner of a couple hundred Dark Eldar and Ork models?

While those are going on ebay sooner rather than later, I still have some serious stuff to paint. Space Marines, Eldar, Chaos, and Grey Knights all have substantial armies to strip, rebuild, and paint, while Admech, knights, DA, and BA all have at least 1k points to go.



Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/08 16:55:24


Post by: ccs


Chipping away at the unpainted masses (40k or otherwise) is the never ending battle.

That I can commit to continuing in 2020.
I will not lie to you & say I won't be buying more models.


Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/08 17:29:40


Post by: John Prins


Well, I'm feeling good about myself at the moment, as year on year I've painted more and more miniatures for the last 3 years. That said, I've also bought more, but I've managed to clear out a lot of my Eldar and Necrons the last 2 years thanks to my Christmas projects, and I'm doing a small Horus Heresy army that's using up my surplus Skitarii by converting them to Tech Thralls. But when the Desert of the Dead Kickstarter fulfills I'll be getting a mountain of elf models, Hopefully I can avoid buying too much stuff this year - I'm deliberately avoiding Sisters of Battle (maybe a few years down the road) - and clear out the old backlog. Maybe I'll do some Tau as my next Christmas project.


Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/08 17:36:24


Post by: phillv85


I’ll be working hard on my mountain of shame again this year.

This is a year that my mountain of shame will suffer a net loss, I’m determined! I’ve got almost all of the models I need for many armies, and so I fully intend to paint more than I buy.

I’ve even finally started on the Tyranid army I started buying models for 2.5 years ago.

So far this year I’ve painted 3 models, and bought 0.


Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/08 17:54:11


Post by: tneva82


Def would need but with sisters coming and having joined aos escalation league can't really do. Might do half year though i suspect buying miniatures 2021 will get sudden price jums so maybe buy models in advance


Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/08 18:31:19


Post by: hotsauceman1


My pile of shame is all hidden in boxes
MY goal is to consolidate and eventually sell many things from projects i have long ago abandoned.


Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/08 18:45:39


Post by: Excommunicatus


I feel my 'pile of shame' barely qualifies, even though it is a significant source of anxiety for me. I don't like having more than 20 things unbuilt/unpainted lying around, it makes me feel overwhelmed and I tend to just sit and look at it, worrying about how much painting I have to do rather than just cracking on.

Nonetheless, every little helps, right? No more purchases until the following is/are done;

9 Drukhari Wyches
10 Drukhari Kabilites
Succubus
5 Renegade Militia
2 Malefic Lords
Emperor's Children Lord, 3 Sorcerors, Dark Apostle
Syll'Esske
Converted Epitome

Administratum
Statue Garden

Which is only 36 individual things, but is more than i managed in 2019.


Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/08 20:52:42


Post by: Easy E


About half way through last year..... I ran out of stuff to paint!

I have since rectified that situation, but will NOT be joining the challenge this year. I have a few more Ancients to add to my collection first.


Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/08 21:05:24


Post by: LunarSol


I started aggressively attacking the pile about a year ago and made some solid progress last year that I kind of backpeddled on with some holiday bundles. Still down pretty significantly, but I need to spend this year really mastering my airbrush process to get through a bunch of large units. Definitely need to reduce what I buy to get through it, but also need to focus on a few things that feel large but I could get through quickly if I focused.

As I pledge, I want to get anything I buy painted within a couple months. No buying things for the future as by the time the future gets here there's likely something else I'll want. If something is on my backlog, its likely there for a reason after all. Most of what I bought last year is painted actually.... its the stuff I bought years ago that gets me...


Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/08 21:16:58


Post by: Da Boss


I am double ashamed when I see other people posting their "pile of shame" stuff and think about how much is in mine. Really hardens my resolve (while making me feel like I am nuts). I guess I have been collecting since the 90s and rarely ever sold stuff, but I have been especially bad in the last 3 years!



Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/08 21:21:25


Post by: Excommunicatus


I started in 1996, but took a short break from 1998 to 2009, when DoW reeled me back in.

Between 2009 - 2014 I amassed a steamer-trunk full of NIB or grey-on-sprue kits; ca. 6k Tyranids, 6k Blood Angels, 5k Imperial Guard, 3k CSM, bits of Dark Angels and Grey Knights... which is why I now try to keep it under 20 things to-do.


Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/08 21:29:17


Post by: Big Mac


Even though I ferociously attack the pile of shame, I still have a substantial mountain left, notably standing in the way are 5 knight class titans(crusader, valiant, porphyrion; FW chaos knight, taunar); if I can get 2-3 of them done along with my regular progress, I’d be very happy.

I’m also in the progress to obtain and someday paint 1k IG infantry, about 850 obtained, 750 painted.

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/767743.page


Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/08 21:29:43


Post by: Captain Brown


Years ago I set a goal of painting or selling twice as many models as I would allow myself to buy. It has worked over time and has greatly reduced the pile of shame.

Cheers,

CB


Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/08 21:39:25


Post by: queen_annes_revenge


My pile is not that big, but big enough considering my models merely sit in a display cabinet. I tried this last year and failed miserably. Going to make a concerted effort this year. I don't think I'll not buy any new models as I've found a nice source of 54mm Inquisitor models, and the fallout miniatures are very tempting, but I'll definitely be trying to reduce my pile, and get more of my conversions and kitbashes painted.

I have.

Maschinen krieger falke
Khârn the betrayer(both new and old)
Magnus the red
Inquisitor eisenhorn
Krieger thrax
Cherubael
Calas typhon
A couple of kitbashed night lords
Forge world knight scion
Forge world gabriel angelos
The hobbit thorin oaken shield and azog
Ak interactive mig 21
Couple of terminator kitbashes
Redemptor dreadnaught
New chaos termies
New chaos havocs
11 man world eaters kill team
Warcry minis



Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/08 21:51:40


Post by: Talizvar


My shame has spanned decades.
Last year was putting a strong dent in it but completely finished models of a complete army is an insane minority.

I would strongly suggest the following :
- Open the boxes and look in, I was suprised how many of these things i started and set down.
- Put any decals in baggies, humid basements tend to kill these.

Black Templar is my most complete army but they are TRUE old-marines from the original 1" bases and many metal.

My NEW push is taking all those Primaris and rolling them exclusively into an Ultramarine army.
I have some 90+ models of these guys with their first base coats on them and 30 guys at the stage ready for shading and edge highlighting.

Full armies of Imperial Knights, Inquisition, IG/AM/Scions, Grey Knights, Mechanicus, Death Watch and a massive collection of various Chaos is bordering on insane.
Never mind any other games (Bolt Action, Malifaux, Robotech, Battletech, Warmachine-intro army only)... yeah... not right upstairs for sure.

90% is built (!!!) as well as primed and based... painting however... 10% maybe (my standard of complete)? 30% may have some base colours on them.

Heck, I opened up some boxes and found I was 80% done on some models and had magnets in them and only had to finish the darn things (usually vehicles).

So yeah, my big push is to get those Ultramarines done-done, no half finished stuff.
Then work on all those "soup" groups that may play nice with either Space Marine group.
Hell I have one Imperial Knight I am quite proud of and just needs some small details and decals.


That is my plan, baby steps.




Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/08 22:08:38


Post by: Commodus Leitdorf


Last year I made a list of all the stuff I had bought off Ebay over however far back my history went. The intention was to paint all of that before I bought anything new.

That list keeps growing...I just bought a handful of Long Drong's Slayer Pirates just because I could.

The pile of shame will grow...
There is not stopping it...
Resistance is futile.


Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/08 23:25:06


Post by: SamusDrake


The war on the unpainted genestealers is already underway!

Had to come up with two colours that could use the same wash though.


Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/09 00:29:12


Post by: inflatablefriend


I think I've moved on from the pile of shame to the geological feature of shame.

Just can't stop with the shiny plastic, despite not having played in many years (I will, just as soon as I have an actual force built and ready to play!)

I'd love to say Beastgrave (easy to play quickish games, hopefully find a couple of local players) will be my next and last purchase until the ascent of shame is well underway.... But pointy elves, new Tau, SoB, Seraphon??? Yeah.. it'll grow.


Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/09 01:12:13


Post by: H.B.M.C.


 Da Boss wrote:
What about you? Do you want to fight your pile of shame? What are your goals?
My Great Pile of Shame is perhaps too much to tackle in one year, but my goal is to get all of my terrain built and then start painting it.

Once the Great Expansion is complete, I'll have everything I need.


Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/09 02:24:59


Post by: Nevelon


For a bit now one of my annual pledges is to paint more than I buy. Last year was a good year. I painted 53 models, and only bought 8.

Now, I got more than 8 models. I don’t count gifts. Even ones where I’m given a chunk of cash and told to get something I want. But that only adds another ~20 models. Still a net loss for the pile of shame.

This year I think might work out OK. I’ve got a healthy enough stock of things to work on, I don’t feel compelled to pick up any new stuff. Except maybe plastic aspect warriors. Maybe some new marines if they are extra shiny. Or have good rules. Or I suffer a moment of weakness...

Still, one of my other goals is to maintain a 1-a-week pace, so I should be able to make 52 models transcend from the grey legions. This year, it might not be my own pile of shame though. I’m painting my friends SoB box, so that’s half a year of work there. If I can keep my purchases to under two dozen minis, I should be able to get another year of progress against the Dread Pile.


Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/09 03:03:02


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


Alas, I doubt my mountain can even be codified....I will give it a valiant effort,


Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 0202/01/09 03:48:07


Post by: MegaDave


I was one model away from having banished my pile of shame.

Then I bought 10 cultists to get the heavy stubbers. Then, my grandmother was driving me by the local hobby store on the way to church, and asked if I needed to stop in there. I thought I was just going to get paint, but I bought Abaddon.

A day later I found a chaos lord still on the sprue in a old box. He didn't have a base. So I went to the hobby store. THEY WERE OUT OF BASES!

So I bought a chaos sorcerer for the base I needed.

So much shame...

On the bright side, the cultists are almost finished, and the three characters shouldn't take that long to finish. After that I have three terrain pieces I want to finish, and then I can buy more stuff! (Assuming I don't buy more stuff along the way...)


Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/09 04:47:19


Post by: Argive


 Da Boss wrote:
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/773059.page

I really liked this thread idea by Argive last year! After a stressful couple of years where I got very excited about the existence of Start Collecting sets and discounted boxed sets, I have accumulated QUITE a large "pile of shame". The pile is also diverse enough that I have no real excuse of getting bored with things, because there is always something else in the pile that could hold my interest in that case.

So, I think I need to draw a line in the sand. The Pile needs to shrink. This thread is intended to be a place where others who find themselves feeling the same can band together, give each other some motivation to stick to our goals and confess when we fail to meet them.

My goal: Cessation of buying of new miniatures, with only crafting materials used in terrain building being allowed as acceptable spending.
My biggest weaknesses: I am excited to make a small force for all the stuff I think is cool in 40K. At the moment, I have unbuilt Necrons, Tau, Tyranids and unpainted Imperial Guard, Space Marines, Orks and Chaos Space Marines. A mad urge inside my mind tells me I need to add Dark Eldar to this so I can have a full set of factions that I like the look of.
The second weakness is, I am a sucker for anything where I think it will go out of production, like limited runs for two army sets, or when GW announces they are gonna discontinue stuff.
The third weakness, buying stuff before a price rise.

I am minded to be pretty hardline with myself, because I have definitely let things get out of hand (the 40K pile of shame referenced here is only half the story, Fantasy is similar and let's not discuss historicals...). I know some people do a "paint twice as much as I buy" rule, which I think is cool, but I am gonna say no new stuff this year, just focus on what I have and get it sorted out. I am not minded to sell off any of my stuff, because I have always regretted that later, but it should at least get painted and get properly used at some point!

What about you? Do you want to fight your pile of shame? What are your goals?
Apologies to Argive, your thread was six months old by now so I wasn't sure whether to necro it or not!


Hear!! Hear! Brother!

I love the fact the dream of fighting the never ending battle is alive!
Yarrrr!!! No need for apologies, getting told off by a mod is never fun

To be honest I have fallen of the waggon recently..
My pile has grown, and I have lots sight somewhat of the fight.. So this is a great reminder of what needs to be done!

I already have a new years resolution of focusing on my fitness and health as I have let myself go over the last 1.5 years since meeting my woman (life eh ?)
But I will make another commitment regarding more purchases.
TBH if FW still had carmine and magma dragon on sale I would have picked those up this month which I was planning but as they are gone there is no longer anything I truly want.

I have been in build mode for the last couple weeks and going strong. In fact I'm quite in the zone building all the time in my spare time..
Over the last 2 weeks I have built and based: 18 Storm guardians, 15 Dire Avengers, 5 wraithguard, converted and built 2 wraith lords, building and magnetizing another 5 CC wraith blades.

On the pile que I have:

Stripping:
Asurmen
Warp spiders

(And a huge backlog I'm actually ashamed of so I deleted the list...)

So yeah. Time to stick the fight.
Hopefully My house purchase will go through sooner rather than later so that I can get that dedicated hobby/airbrush space which will make things much much easier.

My Goal this year: Build every bit of Eldar I have and aim to paint at least 50% of it.


Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/09 07:30:16


Post by: privateer4hire


My pile o' is:

To build:
5 necron immortals
necron floaty weapon platform
5 GSC bikers

To paint:
The items above
15 OOP necron warriors
3 little frog guys from deep undercuts
5 primaris tactical type guys
5 primaris jump pack guys
12 necron warriors


Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/09 09:02:13


Post by: stroller


The reduction in the BUILD pile of shame went well last year. Just the space wolves to finish off and a few bits and bobs and repairs.

The PAINT pile of shame... 4 years worth.. maybe 6....?


Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/09 09:55:33


Post by: lord_blackfang


I have 20 years of shame backlog and since 2 months ago I even have the ability to 3D print my own shame at home.

A good first step would be to NOT start any new full-blown armies this year.

Contrast does make things easier now. I am churning through Gloomspite Gitz at a respectable rate. Hopefully I paint 2-3 armies in 2020 plus some skirmish factions.


Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/09 11:14:51


Post by: Nevelon


 MegaDave wrote:
I was one model away from having banished my pile of shame.


That was a brush with death.

Remember, you can’t die when you have models left to paint. Some say you die when you finish the last one. Best not to take the chance.

You want to have some workflow, but not a massive pile of shame. You can't let it run out though.


Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/09 11:57:27


Post by: Da Boss


Reading other people's piles and seeing how much more in control they are, I think I need to post mine in chunks so I don't get too depressed with myself! Edit: I had to add more minis I remembered...
Warhammer Fantasy
Spoiler:

Orcs and Goblins
1 Rock Lobber
2x Skull Pass Teepees
1xNight Goblins vs. Sylvaneth boxed set
1xGreenskinz start collecting

Beasts of Chaos
1xBeasts of Chaos Start Collecting

Chaos Warriors
15x Marauder Horsemen
5x Chaos Hounds
5x Chaos Knights
1x Chaos Lord on Juggernaught
1x Warriors of Chaos Start Collecting

Daemons of Chaos
3xScreamers of Tzeentch
3xFlamers of Tzeentch
1xWrath and Rapture boxed set

Lizardmen
1xLizardmen start collecting
1x Skink Starhost

Dwarves
1x Flame Cannon
20x Avatars of War Slayers

High Elves
1x Island of Blood Half

Skaven
1x Island of Blood half (this is actually mostly painted but not to my full standard)

Wood Elves
1xNight Goblins vs. Sylvaneth half
5 Wild Riders
8 Glade Guard
8 Glade Riders

Undead
1 Vampire
1 Dracolich

Stormcast Eternals
1 Start Collecting Stormcast Eternals


While writing this I realised I have the entire Red Box Games kickstarter stuff to catalogue still.



Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/09 14:13:48


Post by: Albino Squirrel


Da Boss, you'd feel better if I posted my backlog. I have it all logged in a kanban board. Honestly I should probably just sell most of it, since I don't actually have much opportunity to play 40k or Age of Sigmar anymore, just Kill Team on occasion, and the board games like Silver Tower.

That said, I'm currently painting Blackstone Fortress stuff and some Kill Team terrain. I still have more Kill Team terrain to finish assembling and then painting.


Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/09 14:37:16


Post by: jeff white


ccs wrote:
Chipping away at the unpainted masses (40k or otherwise) is the never ending battle.

That I can commit to continuing in 2020.
I will not lie to you & say I won't be buying more models.


Ditto here.
New Sisters are going to have to get gotten, sadly enough,
but I do hope that they do not sit as long as the old one's had -
I have been carrying metal Sisters from country to country for the past 20 years,
waiting to be painted once the collection is collected.

This should be the year that the collection gets collected.

Otherwise, i can promise to remain cognizant of my pile of (petrified) shame,
and to limit unplanned purchases accordingly.


Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/09 14:55:48


Post by: DV8


I actually did fairly well near the tail end of 2019 to finish up several of my existing armies, but of course I did the thing where I ended up buying into two brand new armies: Ossiarch Bonereapers and Infinity Combined.

As it stands, I have three outstanding projects that I intend to complete by the end of 2020:

  • Ossiarch Bonereapers
  • Infinity Combined
  • Adeptus Custodes (1k for Adepticon)


  • I can't promise I won't buy more for any of those projects, because I know with absolute certainty that's not going to happen (in fact, I'm going to be buying some more stuff for my Ossiarchs tonight as I finalize my list). But the goal is that by the end of the year, regardless of what else I add to them, those 3 armies will be done.

    From there, I do have a sizeable (re: over 10) backlog of display pieces that I've slowly collected because of sales, impulse buys, etc. I resolve not to buy anything that contributes to that pile until I have reduced that pile to 0.

    In an ideal world, and I am going to push hard for it, I want to end 2020 with no unpainted models. I'll more than likely fail, as I have a few Creature Caster models I know will eat up more time than I can afford this year. Maybe. But that's what I'm aiming for.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/09 15:39:47


    Post by: Aesop the God Awful


    I mostly scratchbuild since getting back into gaming a few months back, and so I have hoarded a load of trash (empty packages, pens, broken electronics etc) that I at the time thought could be useful for something. It's reasonably tucked away, but an utterly shameful display for anyone opening the cupboards

    I realize it doesn't qualify for this as I can just toss all of it without remorse, but that is my hobby "pile of shame" and something I will need to downsize. So basically, clean out my god damn apartment.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/09 15:58:12


    Post by: Da Boss


    Any pile of shame welcome in this thread. My terrain building similarly has a lot of stuff collected together in a big transparent plastic container.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/09 17:07:42


    Post by: LunarSol


    My major projects I've got lined up:

    - Gloomspite Gitz army: one I look to and wonder why I would do such a thing to myself, and then I see the models are remember... that's why...

    - I need to do a major update to my 40k collection. I've drifted through 8th with a Knight and loyal 32 to support my Deathwatch, but now we finally have Sisters in plastic and I really want to field the different aspects of the inquisition.

    - Wavering on whether I should paint Godtear. Leaning towards yes, but the models are quite playable as is.

    After that, I start to get into the real backlog of unpainted stuff. Lots of Warmachine units or Malifaux masters I picked up for that one list over the years and stuff like that. Planning beyond the above though is what gets me in trouble. Get something for my next project but by the time that comes around something new has my undivided attention. Been trying to focus on one thing at a time so when these new shinies come up, I can buy them and get them painted rather than put them in the queue. I'd just like to also get that queue out of my hair.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/09 22:11:44


    Post by: gobert


    I only got back in to the hobby last year but decided to not buy any new minis and paint the pile my brother and I collected as kids. It went pretty well as I painted/finished/repainted 100 minis... but I also grew my pile by 49 by buying Blackstone Fortress along wit the Dreaded Ambull and Traitor Command still a net reduction of 51 ain’t bad! 2020 hasn’t started too great as I also bought Blackstone Fortress: Escalation and haven’t finished anything yet!

    However, I’ve decided to get organised to correct my -13 score for the year by bagging up my projects;

    The columns running left to right are;
    Requires stripping
    - Bjorn the Fellhanded
    - 2nd Edition Box Set Marines
    - Mordian Iron Guard
    - Space Wolves Long Fangs and a Wolf Guard Captain,
    - more 2nd Edition Box Set Marines
    - RT Terminators (not shown as bathing in dettol)
    - Space Wolves Terminators (taking a bath with the RT Termies)
    Nearly compete old painjob, but needing rebase
    - High Elf Archers inc Champion,
    - High Elf Repeater Bolt Thrower,
    - High Elf Spearmen inc Standard Bearer, Champion, Musician
    - High Elf Silver Helms inc Mage on Unicorn, Champion and Standard Bearer),
    Ready for painting or tarting up
    - BattleMasters Chaos Archers
    - BattleMasters Chaos Knights,
    - Orks & Gretchin inc Ghazghull Thrakka,
    - Blood Angels to finish my first squad plus a Standard Bearer),
    - Blackstone Fortress good guys (not shown)
    - Ambull and babies (not shown)
    - Space Wolves Iron Priest and Njal Stormcaller (not shown)
    Need priming and/or building
    - Dwarves,
    - Ork warbikes,
    - 1 High Elf Silver Helm
    - High Elf Spearmen to compete earlier listed units
    - A box of Ork boys

    I doubt I’ll get through it all but If I get through another 100 I’ll be chuffed!

    Good luck to all for getting through their pile and showing some restraint on their credit card!


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/09 22:31:39


    Post by: Argive


     gobert wrote:
    I only got back in to the hobby last year but decided to not buy any new minis and paint the pile my brother and I collected as kids. It went pretty well as I painted/finished/repainted 100 minis... but I also grew my pile by 49 by buying Blackstone Fortress along wit the Dreaded Ambull and Traitor Command still a net reduction of 51 ain’t bad! 2020 hasn’t started too great as I also bought Blackstone Fortress: Escalation and haven’t finished anything yet!

    However, I’ve decided to get organised to correct my -13 score for the year by bagging up my projects;

    The columns running left to right are;
    Requires stripping
    - Bjorn the Fellhanded
    - 2nd Edition Box Set Marines
    - Mordian Iron Guard
    - Space Wolves Long Fangs and a Wolf Guard Captain,
    - more 2nd Edition Box Set Marines
    - RT Terminators (not shown as bathing in dettol)
    - Space Wolves Terminators (taking a bath with the RT Termies)
    Nearly compete old painjob, but needing rebase
    - High Elf Archers inc Champion,
    - High Elf Repeater Bolt Thrower,
    - High Elf Spearmen inc Standard Bearer, Champion, Musician
    - High Elf Silver Helms inc Mage on Unicorn, Champion and Standard Bearer),
    Ready for painting or tarting up
    - BattleMasters Chaos Archers
    - BattleMasters Chaos Knights,
    - Orks & Gretchin inc Ghazghull Thrakka,
    - Blood Angels to finish my first squad plus a Standard Bearer),
    - Blackstone Fortress good guys (not shown)
    - Ambull and babies (not shown)
    - Space Wolves Iron Priest and Njal Stormcaller (not shown)
    Need priming and/or building
    - Dwarves,
    - Ork warbikes,
    - 1 High Elf Silver Helm
    - High Elf Spearmen to compete earlier listed units
    - A box of Ork boys

    I doubt I’ll get through it all but If I get through another 100 I’ll be chuffed!

    Good luck to all for getting through their pile and showing some restraint on their credit card!


    Beatiful collection of vintage stuff that you have a history with. Enjoy the work sir. Im very envious.

    Wish I had the warhams from the days of childhood and not sold them for nickles and dimes beer money


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/09 22:53:10


    Post by: Stormonu


     Nevelon wrote:
     MegaDave wrote:
    I was one model away from having banished my pile of shame.


    That was a brush with death.

    Remember, you can’t die when you have models left to paint. Some say you die when you finish the last one. Best not to take the chance.

    You want to have some workflow, but not a massive pile of shame. You can't let it run out though.


    If that’s the case, I will live forever.

    My pile of shame, some 30+ years old, has been fluctuating up and down this last year. I have made great strides on assembling and painting, but have been busy accumulating too. I don’t even bother to count my board game minis.

    I have been keeping on top of keeping my Tau army painted, but just picked up a handful of 3rd party speeder bikes to assemble and paint.

    On my stack to try and complete this year.

    Castellanand Armigers (Apocalypse set)
    Admech Transports (2), Ambots, Onagers (2) and Ruststalkers
    Necrons from Forgebane
    Imperial Guard Heavy Weapons
    GSC Goliaths (2), Familiars (2)
    Gates of Antares armies (to use as Gu’vessa for Tau)
    Stormcast from boxed starter(as Custodes)
    Complete frigate, brigantine and troops for Blood & Plunder
    Crossing my fingers I can get to my guest Eldar army by the end of the year. This is my goal for this year, still much more to tackle

    The big thing for this year is to get over my fear of the new airbrush I bought and use it to help me power through some of my minis.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/11 22:38:30


    Post by: Da Boss


    My first effort to get the pile reduced: Start Collecting Beastmen fully assembled. Just need to texture the bases and I will get to painting them. These guys jumped the queue because my student dungeons and dragons group are investigating a ruined city over run with beastmen, and the Cygor is the centrepiece monster for that quest.


    I always find painting stuff for a gaming use to be a huge motivator.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/12 02:41:24


    Post by: Genoside07


    I am part of this also.. working on my plasma pipes terrain and will follow it with working on death world stuff..

    My biggest problem is I can only prime outside, so getting weather that is not below freezing during the next few months is my stumbling block.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/12 05:47:53


    Post by: Excommunicatus


    Kicked off my effort by trying to make something passable from all the goofiest bits from the Possessed sprues.

    Spoiler:


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/12 08:24:05


    Post by: Turaxa


    I was thinking about this myself recently, so I'll join in. My plan is to complete at least one model per month. This might seem like setting the bar awfully low, but the models could be anything from tiny Reaper miniatures to full 1:144 kits.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 0092/09/03 06:51:45


    Post by: LunarSol


    Got through the Endless Spells for Gitz over the weekend. Painting all that up will clear a huge chunk of the pile. Sadly, its not the best time of year for a mass priming session....


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/16 08:07:29


    Post by: phillv85


    I finished my 16 Genestealers, still not bought anything new, even with the new sisters being released. I'm thinking of setting myself a realistic challenge before I start buying SoB. I might see if I can get to 100 painted models before any purchases. That should take me a few months.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/16 08:12:34


    Post by: Da Boss


    Yeah I think it is a good idea to set a goal that keeps things fun and achievable. I am only going so hardcore because I have been pretty badly behaved and want to prove I can do it.

    Still weirdly tempted with Dark Eldar, but I know it is just the mad completionist in me and it can wait a year.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/16 08:26:45


    Post by: phillv85


    It’a the Christmas battleforces that always get me. I bought 4 this Christmas gone (2 nids, 2 chaos) and i’m not even going to say how many the year before.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/16 09:16:12


    Post by: Da Boss


    Limited supply, large discounts...it is a toxic brew! Same for me when I heard the Start Collecting sets were gonna increase in price. I ended up getting Greenskins, Stormcast, Beasts of Chaos, Slaves to Darkness and Nurgle Demons...that's before I look at my 40K stuff.

    Knowing that Brexit is coming down the line and it might be more complicated to ship from smaller British producers also niggles at me, but I am telling myself that that is irrelevant until I have eaten into my pile of shame significantly, and I have til the end of 2020 to order stuff and the transition will probably be extended anyway.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/16 10:49:34


    Post by: phillv85


    Haha, it does have a tendency to lead to monumental piles of unpainted plastic.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/16 11:10:24


    Post by: Skinnereal


    People get me to buy more.... It's not my fault!
    Beastgrave: I now have 4 sides to play.
    AoS: Looncurse Sylvaneth expanded to >1000 points, and now Aether Wars Drop-Dorfs.
    Deadzone: which we all bought into ages ago, and has kicked off again. A half-painted set of Enforcers, so far.

    But, I forget what is in the pile so far anyway, and it gets bigger.
    My WiP stacks of take-away tubs are overflowing, and the boxes of sprues are forcing my foam cases off the shelf.



    So first, Harlequins. I bought 2 sets of troops with transports, 2 packs of bikes and one of each of the bosses. That can't be too hard to clear.
    Then, onto Guardsmen. I have no HWT ready to use, so my IG get pasted most games. That, and a 2nd Chimera.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/18 01:12:53


    Post by: Gallahad


    My pile of shame is monstrous and overwhelming. KSs really did me in. I will just never get HATE all the way painted and the same goes for Zcide Invader. I already promised my better half that I wouldn't buy any more miniatures for six months... Almost half way through month one... But I will make it
    I have made good progress on my ASOIAF miniatures with three units of FreeFolk close to done and two units of Nights Watch about 60% done.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/18 06:38:20


    Post by: xKillGorex


    Too much to list on here so for my sanity I’m sticking to a couple of projects this year.

    1. Build paint the Lotr box set, was given that one for Xmas and felt like a child on Christmas Day again opening up that box.

    2. Team Yankee, more us stuff coming out later in the year. Apache gunships and Bradley ifvs on the way so it’s full speed ahead for desert storm.
    Then will have to add an Iraqi force although trying to not buy many minis this year.

    3. Build the rest of the Star Wars legion starter set.

    Also have some 40k stuff I wanted to build but just not feeling that one at the moment. The amount of extra books needed that take up space just isn’t worth it for me. Still disappointed with the lack up miniature update the Black Templar’s had. So maybe in the future il take another look at 40k.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/20 16:08:52


    Post by: Easy E


    I made progress on what I wanted to get done this year.....



    .... a unit of 10 Greek Peltasts for Men of Bronze. They still need basing, but I will do that when a couple more Greek units get done. I also assembled two more Hoplite units, a Lizzie Blood Bowl team, and some assorted D&D miniatures for my group/generic Fantasy games.....


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/20 16:39:50


    Post by: rakkzul


    Okay, let's do this

    My yearly (hopefully monthly) project is:

    1- Painting my 5 Flash Gitz
    2- Painting my Warboss on Wartrike
    Maybe I'll prime and paint a Snazzwagon too, depends on the time


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/20 16:49:31


    Post by: LunarSol


    Moved in the wrong direction this weekend, but Sisters box essentially necessitated that. Got it all built at least and can really focus on getting my Inquisition painted now.

    Crisis Protocol also briefly returned to an unfinished state, but we have Venom painted and are all good again.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/22 11:06:14


    Post by: Da Boss


    Nice work on those Greeks!

    LunarSol: I have been wavering a lot on Minotaurs, because I am currently thinking about my Beasts of Chaos a lot.

    Haven't made any progress because I have basically just been working and sleeping for the past 10 days (report season, so I have been grading papers constantly for weeks now). Hoping to finally be free of taking work home this week and can crack on with my beasts of chaos. Very excited to paint them for Age of Fantasy and Dungeons and Dragons.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/22 13:42:48


    Post by: craggy


    Painted more last year than I ever have. Year before I was glad to have got the Shadows Over Hammerhall painted along with some other stuff. Last year I painted the Sisters army box (finished it on the 30th December I think), a bunch of Death Guard and some Blood Angels from the Conquest magazine, and a fair chunk of Chaos Marines from the new kits and the Dark Vengeance sprues. Long ways to go on some of that.

    If we're going strictly on what I've bought this year vs what I've painted, I'm way ahead so far. I bought the base box for the Batman Gotham City Chronicles game just before Christmas and it arrived New Year's Eve, in time for me to get a couple of models done by Jan 1st. So far on that I've done around 40 models. Still about 120 to go. Haven't bought anything new to paint this year. Sisters are probably going to be my first purchases, but pay day is a while away yet so I'll just be painting Batman stuff til then.

    My pile of shame is pretty large though, I have roughly 500-750pts worth each of Tyranids, Tau, Guard, Necrons and Death Watch, and a little more of various flavours of Eldar. Some Ad-Mech which are probably going to be conversion fodder, and a couple of squads of GSC. Most unbuilt. There's older models I either haven't painted or want to bring up to date. Half of Blackstone Fortress as well. The Kill Team starter terrain, and most of the terrain from Conquest is unpainted still. And the Rampart Kickstarter. A few ebay buys, Calth and Prospero Terminators and 20 Marines, I'm not even sure what else is lurking...

    Definitely looking to cut down on how much I buy until I paint more. Tau aren't even touched yet, and I think I am happy holding off on them for now. Going to get more Sisters, but they're going to be maybe a larger project. First lot went together and painted up in no time really, so might just get them as a treat/break between other stuff. My Chaos/Fallen project is quite expansive, that and my BA being my main armies, there's going to be stuff from both of them but I don't actually need to buy anything new for a while. I really want to get my hands on a Custodes Jetbike to finish off the allied detachment I have built and painted. Kinda wish they were sold as singles, but might be just as cheap and easy to buy a whole squad.
    With GW pricing the way it is I've been strongly considering mostly just getting bundle boxes, or at least SC! sets for the time being, but every now and then stuff does come along that I really want.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/22 13:50:57


    Post by: Dr. Mills


    After burning out getting my army finished for a tournament (and failing to finish!) and with added family stresses and job worries, I'm finally going to finish my marines. It's not even a lot, I need to get it done!

    I also have the limited box of sisters of battle, but that's on the back burner until I finish my marines.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/22 14:17:56


    Post by: LunarSol


    Finished up my Dreadknights last night. Time to focus on the sisters. Trying to decide on the color scheme still. I'll probably stick with Martyred Lady just because the rest of my inquisition is already black, silver trim, red cloth, but I'm not 100% sold on it yet.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/22 18:57:03


    Post by: Illumini


    Done a ton of work on the pile last year, getting the pile organized by army project and sub-projects and moving them out of cardboard boxes in the cellar and into plastic boxes in my hobby room. Also sold of several armies and reduced various others and of course painted a lot of minis.

    This year, I am looking at wrapping up several sub-projects:
    - Build and paint part of Tilean Dogs of War army (approx 60 minis)
    - Build and paint Empire Engineers Guild army (approx 40 minis, including 4 war wagons)
    - Some random units for Empire (knights panther, grudgebringer infantry, ostermark halberds)
    - Touch-up Kislev army (20-ish minis)
    - Finish Norscan Chaos army except trolls (10-ish large minis, including war mammoth)
    - Finish up Post-Apoc and Zombie collection (approx 100 minis, half only missing basing)
    - Build and paint 4 tanks and a super heavy for my death corps

    So 250-ish minis to paint this year. As I managed to blunder into NMM for the Dogs of War project, it might be too optimistic, but good to have an ambitious goal

    And also planning to sell a bunch of stuff off to further reduce the pile.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/22 19:52:57


    Post by: Stevefamine


     Illumini wrote:
    Done a ton of work on the pile last year, getting the pile organized by army project and sub-projects and moving them out of cardboard boxes in the cellar and into plastic boxes in my hobby room. Also sold of several armies and reduced various others and of course painted a lot of minis.

    This year, I am looking at wrapping up several sub-projects:
    - Build and paint part of Tilean Dogs of War army (approx 60 minis)
    - Build and paint Empire Engineers Guild army (approx 40 minis, including 4 war wagons)
    - Some random units for Empire (knights panther, grudgebringer infantry, ostermark halberds)
    - Touch-up Kislev army (20-ish minis)
    - Finish Norscan Chaos army except trolls (10-ish large minis, including war mammoth)
    - Finish up Post-Apoc and Zombie collection (approx 100 minis, half only missing basing)
    - Build and paint 4 tanks and a super heavy for my death corps

    So 250-ish minis to paint this year. As I managed to blunder into NMM for the Dogs of War project, it might be too optimistic, but good to have an ambitious goal

    And also planning to sell a bunch of stuff off to further reduce the pile.


    I've hit the 200-300 minis mark per year

    The most important thing is not going back and redoing minis. Thats my current issue. I want to redo nearly 50 or so minis I have no time to redo


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/22 20:37:37


    Post by: Illumini


     Stevefamine wrote:
     Illumini wrote:
    Done a ton of work on the pile last year, getting the pile organized by army project and sub-projects and moving them out of cardboard boxes in the cellar and into plastic boxes in my hobby room. Also sold of several armies and reduced various others and of course painted a lot of minis.

    This year, I am looking at wrapping up several sub-projects:
    - Build and paint part of Tilean Dogs of War army (approx 60 minis)
    - Build and paint Empire Engineers Guild army (approx 40 minis, including 4 war wagons)
    - Some random units for Empire (knights panther, grudgebringer infantry, ostermark halberds)
    - Touch-up Kislev army (20-ish minis)
    - Finish Norscan Chaos army except trolls (10-ish large minis, including war mammoth)
    - Finish up Post-Apoc and Zombie collection (approx 100 minis, half only missing basing)
    - Build and paint 4 tanks and a super heavy for my death corps

    So 250-ish minis to paint this year. As I managed to blunder into NMM for the Dogs of War project, it might be too optimistic, but good to have an ambitious goal

    And also planning to sell a bunch of stuff off to further reduce the pile.


    I've hit the 200-300 minis mark per year

    The most important thing is not going back and redoing minis. Thats my current issue. I want to redo nearly 50 or so minis I have no time to redo


    For sure if you are just in it to burn down the pile, redo´s are bad for you. However, I get inspired by seeing the display of my well-finished armies, so in my mind the minis that no longer meet the bar are mentally added back to the pile of shame anyways, so I need to fix them. Touch-up can give great results with little work as well (not talking total redo).


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/22 20:37:56


    Post by: Ysclyth


    Here is my list. Feels good to air it all out. And hope it makes some of you feel better. While the total list looks daunting. If am confident I can close at least 90% by end of year as I have been completing 2.5 2k armies every year.

    My goal is to A.) Not start any NEW projects/armies. Clearly I have enough variety to avoid fatigue on a certain style
    B.) Not buy any new minis for any of the current project armies until what I have for said army is already painted.

    My biggest weakness is wanting to get that 1 model just to complete a perfect list I want to try. For example, I really want the bone tithe shrieker OBR endless spell, but would then have a box of 3 decent sized minis to add to my backlog. It is super tempting just to be able to have that 40 point model which is so versatile in list building. So the requirement I will make is, I can buy that mini, only until all other OBR minis are painted, AND once I buy that kit, it takes top priority and gets completed right away so I can have "completed" armies to display instead of random minis in storage.

    My priorities are as follows:
    - Finish Skaven Army (so close, 80 clan rats, 2 heroes, 6 stormfiends, 3 gnawholes, 2 wlc) done since Nov - 2019.
    - OBR (since this is an entire new army, I can paint the following in between units - shadowspear units, blue/brim horrors, silver tower, touch up old units)
    - FEC - this one is tough since it is so many models that are exactly the same, it is tough to get motivation. I think I might just have very low paint bar for this army to get tabletop ready. Something where I wouldn't mind selling the whole army later.
    Stormcast Eternals - This army I basically use to teach my kid to paint, so this is less of a project and more of a sandbox.


    To Build/Paint
    OBR
    - 40 Mortek Guard
    - Bone Tithe Nexus
    - Mortek Crawler
    - Mortisan Soulreaper

    Nighthaunt
    - x10 hexwraiths
    - Lady Olynder

    To Paint:
    Skaven
    - Thanquol
    - Doomwheel
    - Wapgridner
    - Warlock Bombardier

    OBR
    - x3 Immortis Guars
    - x10 Kavalos Deatheriders
    - Leige Kavalos
    - Mortisan Boneshaper


    FEC
    - x30 crypt ghouls
    - x9 wings for crypt flayers (magnetized to already painted crypt horrors)\
    - x6 crypt horrors/flayers
    - Abhorrant Ghoul King on Zombie Dragon
    - Abhorrant Archregent


    DE
    - x2 Raging heroes characters
    - x1 Lamean
    - x2 Ur-ghul

    Chaos
    - x40 blue/brimstone horrors
    - x18 decimator/contemptor weapon attachments
    - Remant Shadowspear minis (x3 oblits, x2 grrater posessed, x5 CC marines)
    - Sorcerer
    - Gaunt Summoner

    Stormcast Eternals
    - ~40 minis I don't know the names of. This army I basically use to teach my kid to paint, so this is less of a project and more of a sandbox.

    Silver Tower
    - Most of the box left to paint

    Selling
    I am also adding what I should probably sell so as to not feel overwhelmed and give de-prioritized minis a good home.
    - Yncarne
    - Yvraine
    - DE Raider
    - Death Jester
    - x5 Scourges
    - x2 Deathguard Dark Imperium Box Sets


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/23 13:27:10


    Post by: H.B.M.C.


    I might have gone backwards...



    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/23 13:33:34


    Post by: Talizvar


    Yikes!
    You are in Australia!
    That would have been the cost of a small house over here!
    I am itching to get my hands on that giant drill...
    This is to HELP with mitigating our shame not make it worse!


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/23 13:43:52


    Post by: H.B.M.C.


    I know, I know.

    But my group has decided to try and get back into 40K, and I've been having so much fun rediscovering 'Nids and Chaos that I just couldn't help myself.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/23 14:17:07


    Post by: Da Boss


    I think it is correct to post any failures to the thread! I definitely will if my resolve cracks.
    I already got a flyrant last year, that is part of the 40K pile...I guess it is time to list that...
    Spoiler:

    Space Marines:
    Land Raider Crusader
    2nd Ed Techmarine
    2nd Ed Librarian
    2nd Ed Chaplain on Bike
    5x Space Marine Bikes
    4x 2nd Ed Metal Scouts
    Dark Vengeance - Marine Half
    Space Hulk Terminators

    Chaos Space Marines:
    Chaos Rhino (very battered)
    Dark Vengeance Chaos Half
    Aspiring Champion

    Necrons:
    Start Collecting Necrons
    Necron Lych Guard
    Tomb Spider

    Tau:
    Start Collecting Tau
    Stealth Suits
    Pathfinder Squad

    Tyranids:
    Space Hulk Genestealers
    21 Termagants
    24 Hourmagaunts
    2x Carnifex
    1xTrygon
    1x Flyrant
    1x Tyrannofex
    3x Warriors

    Imperial Guard:
    2xSteel Legion Squads
    1x2nd Ed Cadian Squad
    1x2nd Ed Catachan Squad
    1x Heavy Weapons Squad
    6x Greatcoat and gasmask bodies and heads
    1x Plastic Cadian Squad (for bits, mostly)
    1x2nd Edition metal Sentinel
    1x Leman Russ Demolisher
    6x2nd Edition Plastic Storm Troopers
    5xImperial Guard Officers
    3xSanctioned Psykers
    5x2nd edition ratling snipers

    Orks:
    1 Battlewagon
    20xStormboyz
    5x Metal Nobz
    6xDeffkoptas
    6xmetal killa kans
    1xmetal deff dread
    3xmetal meganobs
    1xwarboss in mega armour (metal ghaz)


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/23 14:29:34


    Post by: LunarSol


    Decided to go with standard Martyred Lady on the sisters. Got the robes painted for my first Battalion's worth, hoping to get some faces and metals done tonight. Long way to go but excited to get this Sister/DW/GK list done.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/23 14:41:44


    Post by: Easy E


    I still have to paint....

    1. 1 unit of 10 Spartans- Assembled
    2. 1 Unit of 10 Corinthian Hoplites- Assembled
    3. A Lizard Man Blood Bowl Team- Undercoated
    4. About 10 D&D Minis- Undercoated
    5. 6mm Successor Army #1- Boxed
    6. 6mm Successor Army #2- Boxed
    7. About 12 Gangsters- Undercoated
    8. 3 Scorpion Drones for AQMF- Boxed
    9. 10 Greek Peltasts- Painted, need Basing


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/23 15:29:57


    Post by: Commodus Leitdorf


    Well I've managed to paint 5 models so far this month.

    Mind you I bought 18 more...so this whole thing might be a losing endeavor.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/23 16:18:32


    Post by: Stormonu


    I’ve been on a 2+ year quest to tackle my Pile. I’ve made great progress, but much more needs to be done.

    Already this year I have finished my new Impulsor, a Tau drone marksman and a Dreamforce counts-as Dreadknight. Along with a half-dozen RPG miniatures for D&D (including a Kraken!).

    Currently, I am working on some Tau bikes, about 50% done.

    This is the remainder of what I hope to tackle this year (unfortunately, it’s only part of an even larger Pile, but got to keep it reasonable)

    NECRONS
    Immortals (5), Wraiths (3), Cryptech, Triarch Stalker, Tomb Blades (3)

    ADMECH
    Onager, Rust Stalkers (5), Hovercraft (2)

    GENESTEALER CULTS
    Goliath (2), Familiars (2)

    IMPERIAL GUARD
    Heavy Weapons Team (12?)

    TYRANID
    Malceptor/Toxicrene, Haruspex/Exocrine, Tyrannocyte, Tervigon/Tyrannofex, Brood Guard(3), numerous weapon options (magnetize)

    ELDAR CRAFTWORLD
    Banshees(10), Scorpions(10),Reapers(6), Swooping Hawk(8), Fire Dragons(6), Dire Avengers(20), Jetbikes(6),Wraithguard(10),Wraithlord(3)

    DARK ELDAR
    Troops(20), Jetbikes(5?), Hellions(?)

    ——The rest is “As I can get to it”

    SLANN/SERAPHIM
    Saurus Knights(8), Saurus Warriors(20), Skinks(20?), Stegadon, Bastiladon

    HIGH ELVES
    Spearmen(16), Silver Helms(5), Dragon Knights(5), Outriders(10)

    RUNEWARS ELVES/HUMANS/UNDEAD
    All of ‘em

    PIRATES
    English Crew(20), Sloop (guns & rigging), Brigatine (guns & rigging), Frigate (guns & rigging)

    TEAM YANKEE/Modern TANKS
    Leopard(3), Bradley(3),M109(3), M60(5), HUMVEE(6)

    FLAMES OF WAR/TANKS
    The whole lot

    ROBOTECH
    Zent pods(40), RDF Mecha(lots)

    TERMINATOR
    All of it

    AVP
    Aliens, Marines

    ZOMBICIDE
    Season 1,2,3 - some day




    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/23 19:14:49


    Post by: dalezzz


    Was doing so well , painted around 40 models this year ...... sadly I bought blackstone fortress this morning, so net gain is -10 or something :(


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/24 08:14:10


    Post by: Da Boss


    Good on you for posting here! I am hoping to get some painting time this weekend. My imagination is fired like crazy for these Beastmen, but I am so short on time to do anything about it. Buying stuff takes way less time, so it feels like doing something, I think is my problem.
    Still holding out though!


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/24 08:28:38


    Post by: phillv85


    Those LVO reveals are going to seriously test my resolve. Damn it.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/24 12:49:46


    Post by: LooT


    Just exchanged my Death Guard army in exchange for (painted!) Lord of the Rings miniatures, now I need to focus on selling off over a decade's worth of random Space Marines while I focus on my main goal:

    Building/converting/painting approx. 150 miniatures for the Very British Civil War, everything from Militiamen and Army Regulars, to Fascist Legionaries and Liberal Paramilitaries. During that time I will no doubt buy odd miniatures as I fill out different armies with leaders and vehicles, but the infantry base of several small forces has been covered and I don't need to buy any more of those!

    I have decided that at some point, once I judge that progress enough has been made, that I will relent and go back to 40k with a new army, and start collecting Alpha Legion, but I only want that to happen as fast as I can paint them.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/24 13:46:10


    Post by: Talizvar


    I have a "guaranteed" time I paint every Friday night for some 4hrs but I am not liking the math.
    Working on 3 Eliminators and got them ~80% done in one session probably another couple hours for clearcoat/shade/decals/matt-coat.
    I have some 54 models for the Ultramarines to go including many character models.
    I am looking at a rate of about 2hrs per model (Some YouTube guy I was watching was quoting the goal of 1 hour per marine).
    So some 108 hrs to go at least, so about 27 Fridays if I do not paint more during the week, so I will be done in around 7 months... see you all in August!


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/24 15:23:15


    Post by: Kanluwen


    Building my last AdMech models now:
    3 Onagers remain!

    As of this moment:
    4 of 7 Onagers built
    150 Skitarii(split between Vanguard, Rangers, Secutarii Peltasts, and Secutarii Hoplites)
    30 Sicarian(10 Infiltrators, 10 Ruststalkers with twin blades, 10 with claw+shank)
    2 Ballistarii
    2 Dragoons
    1 Manipulus
    3 Techpriest Enginseers
    3 Dominus(including one converted out of Cawl!)
    Cawl
    6 Kataphron Destroyers
    9 Kastellan Robots
    2 Duneriders
    1 Disintegrator
    Blackstone Fortress Explorator+Botbuddy

    The above list is what needs painting, along with roughly 50 Skitarii needing seams fixed on their robes with green stuff.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/24 15:52:37


    Post by: Ashitaka


    I thought I was feeling ok about my unpainted minis, but through this thread I see that my pile is out of proportion to many others.

    Assembled and unpainted I'm probably in the range of 2000 miniatures...


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/24 16:01:20


    Post by: Da Boss


    If it makes you feel any better, I am only halfway through posting my pile. I have non-Warhammer fantasy minis and historicals still to go...


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/24 17:54:07


    Post by: Excommunicatus


    I really want to buy a box of Sisters, 'cause I really want to support the release of new female sculpts, but I don't want to add to my pile of shame until I've brought it down by about 50%.

    Do you think it matters to GW sales-peeps if I buy them now, or in two months? Am I just trying to rationalize adding to Plastic Mountain?


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/24 18:33:45


    Post by: LunarSol


    I'm the wrong person to ask since I bought them myself.

    My current rule though is anything I buy needs to go to the top of the painting list. Hoping to finish a good chunk of my Battalion over the weekend. Last night I got most of the base colors down and they're at that point where I can see the scheme coming together. Really excited to finish it off.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/26 12:06:59


    Post by: gobert


    I’m still -11 net for the year, but closing in on finishing 33 minis in my current batch. Hoping to finish them next weekend to have my average above 1 per day... not that I’ll get anywhere close to maintaining it beyond the current blob of Grots!

    Is it just me or is there a certain amount of irony in everyone being tempted by the paragons of virtue that is the sister!?!

    Keep up the good fight!


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/26 18:14:53


    Post by: Da Boss


    Started painting my Cygor today, just base colours. First bit of painting I have been able to manage in weeks. Hoping to get him done before the 31st.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/27 14:54:37


    Post by: LunarSol


    Still moving wrong way.... but just because the last box of grots came in. Sisters done soon; then we'll start clearing out the goblins.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/27 15:26:07


    Post by: Easy E


    Updates from the weekend!

    1. 1 unit of 10 Spartans- Assembled ------ Now: Primed
    2. 1 Unit of 10 Corinthian Hoplites- Assembled ------ Now: Primed
    3. A Lizard Man Blood Bowl Team- Undercoated ------ Painted the Skinks, half done.
    4. About 10 D&D Minis- Undercoated ------- Painted 4
    5. 6mm Successor Army #1- Boxed
    6. 6mm Successor Army #2- Boxed
    7. About 12 Gangsters- Undercoated ------- Painted 1
    8. 3 Scorpion Drones for AQMF- Boxed
    9. 10 Greek Peltasts- Painted, need Basing

    Not bad, 11 models painted this week, 20 primed. No new purchases.

    Spoiler:


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/31 12:20:04


    Post by: MegaDave


    This is all that is left of my pile of shame! I finished up another model tonight, so only 4 things left!



    I've decided to lump the scenery in with my models as I'll never paint them if I have dudes waiting to be worked on.

     Nevelon wrote:
    That was a brush with death.

    Remember, you can’t die when you have models left to paint. Some say you die when you finish the last one. Best not to take the chance.

    You want to have some workflow, but not a massive pile of shame. You can't let it run out though.

    Despite Nevelon's warning, I'm going to finish everything and risk actually not having anything to work on. Hopefully I can refrain from any new purchases... wish me luck!


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/28 14:33:34


    Post by: Easy E


    Be careful! I tempted fate myself, but luckily, i had a tank that was only undercoated. That undercoated tank saved my life!

    I painted 1 more D&D mini last night. Half done with those now!


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/02 16:22:03


    Post by: Commodus Leitdorf


    Ok...I'm officially on hiatus when it comes to buying Minis. I gotta start making progress on what I do have. So for this month I will just avoid all my hobby shops and Ebay (as much as possible)

    I still need to pick up a Steam Tank and some Outriders to finish my 1000pts of Cities of Sigmar. But I will hol doff the last buying until after I finish the 20 odd handgunners I have to paint.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/29 07:58:42


    Post by: privateer4hire


     privateer4hire wrote:
    My pile o' is:

    To build:
    5 necron immortals
    necron floaty weapon platform
    5 GSC bikers

    To paint:
    The items above
    15 OOP necron warriors
    5 primaris tactical type guys
    5 primaris jump pack guys
    12 necron warriors


    3 little frog guys from deep undercuts are now completed.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/29 08:31:03


    Post by: phillv85


    I finished 3 beastmen from BSF yesterday. That takes my total to 24 models complete in 2020 and 0 bought despite being paid last week


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/29 09:17:32


    Post by: Not Online!!!


     Excommunicatus wrote:
    I really want to buy a box of Sisters, 'cause I really want to support the release of new female sculpts, but I don't want to add to my pile of shame until I've brought it down by about 50%.

    Do you think it matters to GW sales-peeps if I buy them now, or in two months? Am I just trying to rationalize adding to Plastic Mountain?


    yes, initial sales figures matter preety much for the fast amortisation of a product line.

    (also, if they wouldn't make some prime real estate for conversion and adaption for your slaaneshy warband i eat my trenchline)


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/29 09:26:17


    Post by: Hanskrampf


    I'm steadily chipping away at my enormous unbuilt Pile of Shame and I can feel it slowly shrinking.
    My purchases in the last two months was just a few ogres (Beastclaw SC! and Battlebox half), so I keep adding to it. But still, when I'm looking at the stuff I built, I feel pretty good.
    I keep switching between projects and systems to keep my spirits high. This slows down individual armies, but overall, I'm getting done more.

    Painting is taking a backseat, but I have started it up again, too. My BFG Navy fleet has a first basecoat and needs to be finished mid-March for a small tourney. So I have a deadline here, which is nice for a change.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/29 16:00:03


    Post by: phillv85


    After my session today I've hit a nice round 30 models painted so far in 2020. I finished 3 traitor guardsmen and 3 spindle drones today.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/31 15:02:50


    Post by: Easy E


    Still plugging away. 2 more Fantasy models and 1 Gangster.

    Taking 1 off models has been a refreshing pace since I had been doing bulk painting of 10-30 models most of last year. However, I think this weekend it will be back to unit painting as I have 20 Greek Hoplites to tackle.

    So far, 14 minis painted and none purchased this year......


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/31 19:07:56


    Post by: Excommunicatus


    Three down, 31 minis to go.
    url=https://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/1043612-Drukhari%2C%20Kabalite%2C%20Kill%20Team%2C%20Slaanesh.html][/url]


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/31 19:25:06


    Post by: LunarSol


    More backsliding... silly Legion. In good news, I'm helping a friend get into 40k with a pile of marines I'd been sitting on and my sisters are very nearly ready. The new legion stuff can be done in a day, so I'm hoping I'm hoping to be well into the black again in February.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/31 20:47:48


    Post by: Da Boss


    Workload is still crazy so I have not made much progress, but still keeping to my no purchase pledge as well.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/01/31 21:18:09


    Post by: Excommunicatus


    Pretty much exactly the same for me. Only three models in a month, but no new purchases means a net loss for Grey Mountain.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/02 02:20:42


    Post by: Nevelon


    I may have gone to the grand opening of the first GW store in the region and walked away with a box of aggressors and a terminator captain, and ordered some infiltrators, eliminators, and put my name on the list for the fist/plasma captain when they come in.

    I’ll try to paint faster.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/02 02:27:38


    Post by: AndrewGPaul


    So far, I’ve been catching up with the models from Warhammer 40,000 Conquest. I’m up to issue 46 now.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/02 16:14:43


    Post by: Da Boss


    My first model of the year is nearly done. January was a pisstake, was working around 70 hours a week because my managers are incompetent. Most of the work on this guy happened over the last three days. Still need to finish his necklace, glue it on, and do leaf litter and static grass.
    Overall, not super happy with how the muscle areas came out, but the model will look suitably imposing from tabletop distance.


    Next up are all his little Ungor and Bestigor buddies, and then I will be doing some Frostgrave Gnolls to add to the force.

    So, 1 down, uncounted hundreds to go...


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/02 20:12:29


    Post by: Excommunicatus


    Bought a Wych and two Kabalites to finish my Kill Team(s).

    Painted three, bought three . No overall progress.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/02 23:12:02


    Post by: gobert


    I was nearly -11 for January but pulled a late one to finish some 2nd Edition gold, most of which had laid primed for 20 years! Finished 30 Grots, a base of Snotlings, plus a rebased (that counts in the fight against the shame right?) Big Mek with Shokk Attack Gun and Nob in Mega Armour. Pics or it didn’t happen;



    February will no doubt be slower as I’ll tackle the Dreaded Ambull and the Blackstone Fortress “good” guys. That might take me to March at my usual pace!
    Keep fighting the good fight!


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/03 01:25:34


    Post by: The Newman


    I don't know if my pile-of-shame really counts as such, nothing in it is more than a couple of years old. As of right now I have:

    15 Intercessors
    15 Hellblasters
    10 Incursors
    5 Infiltrators
    5 Reivers
    5 Assault Marines *
    5 Cataphracii Terminators **
    Shike
    The Iron Father
    1 Chaplain
    2 Repulsor Executioners
    1 Hunter
    1 Stalker *
    1 Impulsor
    1 Predator
    1 Razorback
    70 Daemonettes *
    10 Seekers
    3 Fiends
    Sysk'Elle
    1 Keeper of Secrets
    1 Herald of Slannesh
    1 Herald on a Chariot **
    5 Sagitarum Custodes
    1 Gladius Contemptor **

    * - 5 Assault Marines, 1 Stalker, and 10 Daemonettes are on my painting table as we speak
    ** - On order.

    That's really not that big a pile, and when I took stock of what I've actually done this year I realized I'd painted 50 models in January. If I keep that pace I'll run out of models in May.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/03 01:29:31


    Post by: John Prins


    My real pile of shame is my half painted minis I haven't touched in months.

    This week I started in on some 30 half painted Blue Horrors (10 down!), I have a half painted Mutalith Vortex Beast, 11 Primaris Marines, 10 Vanguard Hunters, 3 Vanguard Pallidors, Lord Arcanum, Knight Heraldor and Knight Evocator that need finishing as well.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/03 16:47:55


    Post by: Commodus Leitdorf


    I did not buy anything this week so I'm currently sticking to my pledge! I WILL finish a project. They are all sitting there waiting to be painted. Must focus...MUST PAINT!


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/04 19:44:16


    Post by: Easy E


    I finished the Lizardman Blood Bowl team I had....



    That is about 30 models down for the year.... and none purchased!



    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/05 18:48:36


    Post by: phillv85


    4 more models completed bringing my tally to 34/0 for 2020. It’s shaping up well, especially as I won’t have money for any models in my February pay either (not that i’m worried or stressed by that, my backlog is well into the hundreds if not more)


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/06 16:19:38


    Post by: queen_annes_revenge


    Forgive me father, for I have sinned. I purchased calas typhon, aswell as 2 more resin 54mm inquisitor models, and a dust tactics resin winter child model this month. aswell as an issue of conquest, although that is terrain for basing purposes.

    on the plus side, I finished painting my eisenhorn conversion, and am halfway through kharn the betrayer.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/07 01:30:50


    Post by: Argive


    Yeah I won a bid on Sisters of twilight on forest dragon... I genuinely thought someone would outbid me and didn't really want it right now. Oops..


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/07 03:34:47


    Post by: Mattlov


    I have a personal tracker for getting stuff done. I am wise enough to not put a "bought" category on it.

    My personal goal is 1 miniature per day for the year, either assembled or painted. Yes, that means I can double dip by building something and painting. But the way I see it is that it still counts as hobby work completion.

    Larger models count more for both assembly and painting. I'd go insane if I thought assembling a 5 piece Mortek Guard and a 283 piece Leviathan Crusader counted the same.

    It helps. Also lets me keep track of what I've worked on in a year. I should get all my Ironjawz and AoS Death painted this year. Unless I buy more, which is likely (because Bonereapers just look cool).


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/07 06:43:32


    Post by: Excommunicatus


    Do you really think that makes a big difference, though?

    Mine does, but it also has 'built' and 'painted' so adding one x to a column doesn't feel like much of an achievement to me, whereas knocking three off does.



    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/07 09:49:34


    Post by: Da Boss


    I have tried many times to do the mini a day thing, and I think I am done with it for now. I always get swamped and lose motivation.

    This year has been a pisstake so far though. Normally January and February would be two of my most productive months outside of August, and I have done very little.

    Have had some free time this week but stress and depression left me flat out. I reckon it is a bad sign when you wake up and go to bed with the same headache four days in a row.

    Not to turn this into a personal blog, sorry. Just frustrated at how little progress I am making.
    Sticking to my guns so far on no purchases. Seems I have to just ride out the initial "oooh, that would be GREAT" phase and not listen to the inner voice that worries things will become unavailable.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/07 11:30:45


    Post by: Nevelon


    I used to have a 4 minis a week goal. I found it unsustainable. Once I knew the odds of me making it were low, I gave up trying. It was so far outside my normal, that it was no longer motivating. Why try if you know you are going to fail?

    I have a 1-a-week goal now. Still don’t always make it on a per-week basis, but I take the long view. I don’t grade my self weekly, but do quarterly updates, and work to make sure I have 52 done by the end of the year.

    One key (and something I’ve been slacking on due to broader motivation issues) is to just sit down and put one layer down every day. 7 layers in a week is basically a finished mini. And for some detail passes, you can do a couple in one sitting. And you can work on two minis at once from the same squad and double your productivity. Once you sit down and get the brush and paint out, the second model is a tiny bit more time compared to the overhead of getting started.

    52 models is a decent size (non horde) army. Doable by anyone at this pace.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/07 11:36:38


    Post by: queen_annes_revenge


    damn, I usually spend between 2 weeks to a month on single models...


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/07 12:30:06


    Post by: Nevelon


     queen_annes_revenge wrote:
    damn, I usually spend between 2 weeks to a month on single models...


    Yah, but you are abnormal. The vast bulk of the hobby population paint to a much lower standard than you do.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/07 16:39:46


    Post by: The Newman


    My standard used to be "put at least one color on at least one model every day", but I found that just getting to the painting table seems to be my sticking point.

    Once I got past that hurdle I found that I'd consistently put down a color or two on a five-man block or a tank and then not be able to continue due to needing things to dry. I started keeping a second project on the table so I could work on that once I hit a stop point, but I'd run into the same problem on the second squad. The third squad seems to be the point where if I've hit "well that needs to dry" then it's probably time to take a break.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/08 11:16:09


    Post by: craggy


    Conquest mag still coming, and I picked up the first 4 issues of Mortal Realms (and have converted 5 of the Stormcast to Fallen/Slaanesh dudes) but other than that, haven't bought any new models. Have painted about 58 Gotham City Chronicles models, and got some more primed yesterday. My Dungeons and Lasers animal companion and Bulbo The Eyeball minis arrived this week though, so those with the Rampart terrain have upped the pile of shame a fair bit.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/09 07:28:45


    Post by: H.B.M.C.


    I have drawn the battle lines. It is time to fight off Hivefleet Greysprue, and get them built!


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/09 15:10:41


    Post by: The Newman


    They were ordered a while ago, but I added a Gladius Dread, a Seeker Chariot, and a squad of Cataphracii Terminators to my pile of shame. I've painted more than twice that already though.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/09 15:56:01


    Post by: Da Boss


    Hivelfeet Greysprue looks fearsome! Looking forward to seeing a shot of them all assembled.

    Got some time to work today, so I have put base colours on 10 Ungor Raiders. That is the longest part of painting them, so it is just some quick highlighting and tidying up til I have a finished group. Also slapped some paint on two Dungeons and Dragons cows that I bought ages ago.

    Good to get the numbers up. I love Beastmen, always regretted selling off my army back in 2010. Bestigor and the Shaman next, then time to add the Frostgrave Gnolls to the mix.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/09 20:30:11


    Post by: The Newman


     Da Boss wrote:
    Hivelfeet Greysprue looks fearsome! Looking forward to seeing a shot of them all assembled.

    ...wait, are we suppose to be providing proof of our progress?


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/09 20:41:33


    Post by: Da Boss


    Only if you want to or have time! It just looked like H.B.M.C.s horde would look pretty cool when assembled.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/09 20:47:09


    Post by: Excommunicatus


    The Newman wrote:
     Da Boss wrote:
    Hivelfeet Greysprue looks fearsome! Looking forward to seeing a shot of them all assembled.

    ...wait, are we suppose to be providing proof of our progress?


    It's not a formal requirement.

    Personally I find that posting pics of a mini puts the stamp on it being 'finished'. If I don't post a pic, I have a horrible habit of returning to it over and over and over and eventually I make it far worse than it originally was.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/10 00:26:22


    Post by: The Newman


    Rather than clutter the whole thread with pictures, I'll just link to the gallery:

    https://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/images-120625-62502_Pile%20Of%20Shame%202020.html


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/10 15:21:59


    Post by: LunarSol


    The Newman wrote:
    I found that just getting to the painting table seems to be my sticking point.


    I've got a little Ikea table that fits in a closet with my paints/lamp/current project on it. Being able to turn on the TV, pull that out and just get to work is a huge help.

    In terms of fighting the pile, I'm finishing the highlights on my sisters right now. In addition, I sent a chunk of it to a friend just getting into the game. Those two combined put me JUST in the black for the year, so I'm hoping I can start really cutting into the backlog in the next couple weeks.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/10 17:18:05


    Post by: The Newman


    I finally got my home office set up, and my painting station is permanently set up there. Just sitting down to paint without having to do any set-up work at all makes a big difference.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/10 17:19:43


    Post by: Da Boss


    Home in Ireland, everything closed down with the least bit of snow. Here in Bavaria they keep going. But they closed my school today because of wind! And we are not talking hurricane strength or something here, just what would be an average windy day where I come from.

    So I made good use of it powering ahead with my Ungor Raiders. Nearly finished now, should even be able to get some basecoats on my Bestigors.

    Re: Desk, absolutely. I have a dedicated painting desk these days, and it makes a huge difference. Unfortunately, it gets cluttered really quickly because I am a damn slob.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/10 23:21:17


    Post by: H.B.M.C.


    Go through 6 Tyranid Warriors, a Tyranid Prime, 2 Venomthropes, a Neurothrope and a Toxicrene yesterday.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/10 23:34:29


    Post by: angryboy2k


    I've had a great start to the year. In January, I painted three warbands for Underworlds (Spiteclaw's Swarm, Steelheart's Champions, Ironsoul's Condemnors) and in February so far I've painted up the Farstriders, and I've cleaned up and assembled the Wurmspat. I'm on track to finish the final Stormcast warband (Cursebreakers) this month, and I'm hoping to knock out another small warband - either Magore's Fiends (which will finish my Season 1 stuff) or the Wurmspat.

    Like several others here, I'm using a spreadsheet to track my progress and I'm finding it very motivating to check things off and color things in. Unlike many others here, I'm not restricting myself from buying things - although my main focus now is all Underworlds so it's not like I'm getting a lot of stuff - at least that's what I'm telling myself.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/10 23:47:18


    Post by: The Newman


     H.B.M.C. wrote:
    Go through 6 Tyranid Warriors, a Tyranid Prime, 2 Venomthropes, a Neurothrope and a Toxicrene yesterday.

    That's a pretty good load for one day's painting.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/11 00:57:01


    Post by: Argive


     Nevelon wrote:
     queen_annes_revenge wrote:
    damn, I usually spend between 2 weeks to a month on single models...


    Yah, but you are abnormal.




    Does not compute. Does not compute. Does not compute.

    Error. Error. Error. Initiating self destruct.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/11 01:02:25


    Post by: H.B.M.C.


    [EDIT]: Two more Tyranid Primes and a Maleceptor.

    The Newman wrote:
    That's a pretty good load for one day's painting.
    Building.



    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/11 13:28:21


    Post by: The Newman


     H.B.M.C. wrote:
    [EDIT]: Two more Tyranid Primes and a Maleceptor.

    The Newman wrote:
    That's a pretty good load for one day's painting.
    Building.


    Oh. Well that's a tad less impressive.

    I suppose that means I should add building my Seeker Chariot and kit-bashing that Contemptor Achilles and the Sagittarius Custodes to this month's accomplishments. The Pile of Shame does include the unassembled boxes.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/11 14:25:47


    Post by: Easy E


    I started batch painting the 20 Hoplites, and finished all their skin and foot wear. About half have their tunics done. Nothing finished though.

    I also have a fantasy model and a Gangster going on the side. Also not finished.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/11 14:30:21


    Post by: RobS


    I had a massive pile of shame (mostly Khorne Berserkers that I seem to have converted up in an obsessive compulsive splurge before getting distracted with something else).

    I thought I should tackle this so...I ignored it all, bought a Bloodthirster and have been working on that.

    It is probably the best and most impressive 'mini' I've ever owned, so everything else can wait. They will understand.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/11 14:33:34


    Post by: LunarSol


    Cleared another batch of stuff I'm just not going to ever get around to painting and got a lot of the sisters highlights done. Looking forward to starting a new project soon.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/11 16:32:04


    Post by: phillv85


    I finished a Primaris Reiver today, and an Obliterator last week. That takes my painted/bought total for the year to 35/0. I think I'll still be good with no purchases until at least March payday.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/11 16:39:01


    Post by: Albino Squirrel


    I wrote a post on my blog a few year ago now about painting tips, and most of it was about keeping motivation and making progress. Might have some useful tips if anyone is interested: http://adventuresinminiaturegaming.blogspot.com/2016/06/painting-tips-for-rest-of-us.html



    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/11 21:12:15


    Post by: Da Boss


    Great post. I just conducted a brush purge, I have a bad habit of hanging on to brushes well past their usefulness.

    I think display cases are a good idea too.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/11 23:48:54


    Post by: timetowaste85


    I’ve hand primer three flamers and Epidemius today! And started painting Epidemius. Contrast ftw, baby!!


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/12 04:17:39


    Post by: griffen127


    I have so much stuff it’s gross. But I’m running a event at Adepticon and have to spend all my time build terrain for that. Sigh.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/12 14:32:56


    Post by: Polonius


    Iv'e painted a couple of dozen marines so far this year, but my 90 sales total on eBay has hit $2900, all miniatures. so that pile of shame is getting a lot smaller!


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/12 14:53:32


    Post by: Freeflow44


     Freeflow44 wrote:
    I'm going to be particularly brave and tell you guys what I have to build and paint before I can buy another kit:
    1. Fyreslayers - Start Collecting Box
    2. Fyreslyers - Hearthguard Beserkers
    3. Gotrek
    4. Death Guard Foul Blightspawn - Finished
    5. 2 Death Guard Easy Build kits of Plague Marines (6 Plague
    Marines) - Finished
    6. Death Guard Myphitic Blight Hauler - Finished


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/13 02:44:14


    Post by: The Newman


    Finished five Incursors today.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/13 09:28:18


    Post by: H.B.M.C.


    I have terrible news. I found all my unbuilt Gaunts.

    16 Hormagaunts.

    64 Termagants...



    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/13 10:09:45


    Post by: phillv85


    I finished 4 more BSF models yesterday to take my total to 39/0

    +80 to the pile of shame then HBMC?


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/13 11:16:12


    Post by: Nevelon


    YTD I’ve finished 2 terminators, and have 2 marines and a zoat as WIP. I am so far behind.

    Did just hit level 10 in Witcher 3 last night, so at least I know what the problem is.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/13 12:29:39


    Post by: Not Online!!!


     H.B.M.C. wrote:
    I have terrible news. I found all my unbuilt Gaunts.

    16 Hormagaunts.

    64 Termagants...




    Rip
    Spoiler:
    (ers not included?)


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/13 12:54:09


    Post by: H.B.M.C.


    Oh the rippers are there. And many more that are somewhere in a bitz box.

    I did get to do a count of all my existing Gaunts.

    24 Devilgaunts
    24 Spinegaunts
    68 regular Termagants (+28 2nd Ed plastic Termagants)
    66 Hormagaunts
    30 Hormagaunts w/Rending Claws (that was a thing once)

    And then the unbuilt ones on top of that. It's actually enough to ensure that I have 3x30 regular Termagants and I can increase the Devil and Spine units to 30 each.



    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/13 14:43:18


    Post by: LunarSol


    Sisters... Grey Knights.... Inquisitors all highlighted. Need to flock the bases but I've got my Ordos all ready to go soon.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/13 19:40:59


    Post by: Polonius


    After moving some stuff on eBay, I think it's time to really start an inventory for my Pile of Shame. January was bad time for this, as I was sifting through stuff to keep vs. sell, and the thought of listing everything I had was exhausting. Still, I find the need to track our work compelling, so below is an inventory of things I have at least some chance of getting to in the next few years. I'm also using the simple brightline rule that a model isn't done until it's done, which means decals, dullcote, and flock. So, let's get on with it:

    Space Marines:
    Repulsor (basic)
    Guleman
    UM LE Lieutenant
    Primaris Libby
    Primaris Apothecary
    9 Inceptors (full kit)
    5 DI Intercessors

    15 Metal terminators
    15 Metal Scouts
    ~20 Devestators
    ~20 metal Veterans and Captains
    15 bolter marines
    15 bikers
    3 Scout Bikes
    3x Attack bikes
    5x Razorback

    Grey Knights (all metal unless specified)
    43 Terminators
    82 Power Armor
    3x Ven Dred (plastic)
    Dreadknight (plastic)
    Voldus (plastic)
    Chaplain Terminator
    Librarian

    Eldar
    ~20 metal Harlequins
    20 Rangers
    15 Dark Reapers
    20 Howling Banshees
    15 Scorpions
    20 Fire Dragons
    25 Wraithguard
    5 War Walkers
    30 Guardians
    10 Jetbikes
    5 Phoenix Lords
    5 psykers

    Completed so far 2020 (not included above):
    Primaris Half of Shadowspear
    10x Reivers
    6x Aggressors
    24 Scouts

    bought so far in 2020 (included above):
    Ven Dread x2
    Bikes x11
    Scout bikes x2
    Rngers x7
    Fire Dragon x13
    Scorpions x16
    Terminator x9
    Chaplain terminator





    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/14 07:01:41


    Post by: Snowcloak


    I have a plie of Guard models, mostly old metal ones from the 80's that I have been meaning to get to. This is the year!!!
    And thank you for an inspiring post. It's lovely to know I'm not the only one.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/14 07:31:43


    Post by: mrwhoop


    My progress has been setting it up. I had some warm days and primed something like 70 models and then made some foam trays and boxes to store them. That alone feels nice and for those of you that have had set backs or a lack of time?

    Just know I, and very likely others, understand that some days or goals you set, don't work out. ANY progress is good progress. Whether you're organizing the pile, sorting the bits or clipping sprues, to priming or getting a lick of paint on is ALL progress.

    Maybe not as much as you may feel you could do, but if it sits there and you feel you'll fail so why bother trying? 100% if you don't try. You may surprise yourself or find you can get the smallest bit done. And if it helps, if you do fail at toy soldiers, at least it wasn't a drastic life changing event right?


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/14 13:55:07


    Post by: Commodus Leitdorf


    Man I've been making progress this week but its been sloooow. So SLOOOOOOW.

    Painting 3 Orc Arrer Boyz for a little Warhammer 6th Edition Skirmish. I'm a bit annoyed as I bought them used/pre-primed and I should of stripped them and filed off the mold lines
    but noooooo I tried to save time by just working with them as is. Now that I started painting them the mold line are SUPER noticeable.

    Guess they will be back rank dudes and I'll properly file off the other 9 I have to paint.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/14 16:16:22


    Post by: LunarSol


    Got my sisters done and found better homes for some stuff that was sitting in a box. Almost back to the levels I was at before GW threw both sisters and gitz at me. I've got some side games to work on right now, but getting to those should get me to a new low on the pile.


    Automatically Appended Next Post:
    On that note, finishing up the Sisters means I can finally play the list I've been wanting to build since the dawn of 8th:

    Spoiler:


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/14 22:25:47


    Post by: phillv85


     LunarSol wrote:
    Got my sisters done and found better homes for some stuff that was sitting in a box. Almost back to the levels I was at before GW threw both sisters and gitz at me. I've got some side games to work on right now, but getting to those should get me to a new low on the pile.


    Automatically Appended Next Post:
    On that note, finishing up the Sisters means I can finally play the list I've been wanting to build since the dawn of 8th:

    Spoiler:


    So much anti-heresy, I love it!

    I managed to put the finishing touches to 6 more Reivers today taking me to 45/0 for the year.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/15 08:07:35


    Post by: Dysartes


    I've been surprised by how much stopping streaming has removed motivation to hobby since July - and work changing where I work three days a week has also robbed me of energy this year.

    Still, I've been building terrain bits from my Conquest subscription this week - many barrels and crates from Armoured Container sprues (mean to build the containers themselves today and tomorrow), a pair of Blood Reactors, an Alchomite Stack, 1.5 Galvanic Servohaulers (though I'll finish the second one this morning), and a pair of Plasma Regulators.

    Intend to pick up some Leadbelcher spray today so I can start thinking about painting something from that lot...


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/15 14:20:33


    Post by: H.B.M.C.


    Man. Red spray paint does not taste good. Oh boy...

    Well, it's all in service to the Omnissiah I 'spose.

    Did also test out Contrast paints for the first time on some Spinegaunts. I think my colour scehem will work, it just needs some refinement. And a smaller brush.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/16 01:43:25


    Post by: Polonius


    Nids are the army best suited for contrast IMO.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/16 03:02:09


    Post by: H.B.M.C.


    I am wondering whether Iyanden Yellow over Wraithbone might not be the best way to get the yellow. Instead I might try Cassandora over straight white.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/16 20:33:10


    Post by: timetowaste85


    My way to fight the pile is simple: I’m making a “goal”/competitive list for my DoT, HoS, BoK and fun S2D armies. I’m trying to get each of those finished, then either clean stuff out or work on it in smaller, less important chunks after.

    -Archaon, Gaunt Summoner, 9 Varanguard, Bloodstoker

    -3 Keepers, 15 Hellstriders

    -Kairos, LoC, 2 Exalted Flamers, 3 units flamers, 3 units screamers, Gaunt Summoner, 50 mixed horrors

    -Skarbrand, 2 Bloodthirsters, 3 Skullcannons, 1 Skullthrone, 30 Bloodreavers.

    I’m actually in good shape.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/16 22:05:06


    Post by: Dysartes


    Picked up the Leadbelcher spray (and Nuln Oil Gloss) from GW today.

    Have "fully" (by which I mean, apart from the storm bolters) built four of the Armoured Containers, while the other three are currently drying from having the walls & doors assembled - control panels and eagle-head-hooks to be added in the morning.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/17 11:53:02


    Post by: The Newman


    Finished a Hellblaster squad this morning.

    That puts me at 27 models down for the month so far, but I added 10 Daemonnetes, 5 Cataphracii Terminators, and Seeker Chariot, and I have another 10 Daemonettes and 3 Eliminators on order. I have to paint another two models to break even.

    I have no plans to buy anything else this year, but GW does have this habit of releasing new models...


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/17 12:54:37


    Post by: Dysartes


    Finished building the other three Containers earlier - now to build 14 Storm Bolters to optionally go on top of them...


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/17 14:18:56


    Post by: Easy E


    Man, I can tell it has been a long time sine I played a GW game from this thread. I read the names and have no idea what the stuff is anymore! I am totally out of touch.

    On Topic, I finished the painting on 10 more hoplites for Men of Bronze. This is the last unit I needed in my Corinthian army list. These guys still need basing, but I will batch base about 30 guys all at once when those pesky last Spartans get done.



    No new purchases, and abut 40 models completed so far in 2019.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/17 14:22:02


    Post by: Commodus Leitdorf


    I painted nothing this weekend...also didn't buy anything. So I'm holding the line as of right now.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/17 14:55:52


    Post by: Skinnereal


    I've finished a box of Sylvaneth Dryads. 16 more tree-types with grass and everything
    Also, 7 Necromunda enforcer's for a friend. We've got a game on Saturday, so that got that going.
    I've assembled 2 squads of floaty Kharadron troops with magnetised arms. And 1.5 ships for them.

    But, I brought a box of Kharadron marines. The pile is slowly going down.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/17 15:56:44


    Post by: LunarSol


    Had a productive weekend. Finished up a couple packs of the new Stormtroopers for Legion, then got Thor and Vision to complete my Avengers for MCP. Of course... I just bought the latter 2 plus a few more characters for that game, but... progress.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/17 21:39:13


    Post by: Da Boss


    Got 10 Ungors done, and based my 10 Gors and my Cygor. Threw in two D&D cows since they had the same palette. Got metal and skin basecoats down on my Bestigors!

    Spoiler:











    Pretty happy with how the forest bases came out, though the lighting in my spare room is not doing them much justice...

    Onward! Once the beastmen are finished, Wood Elves are on the plate.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/17 22:04:45


    Post by: Saturmorn Carvilli


    All of February I have devoted, mostly, to working on my Genestealer Cult army.

    I still have a Goliath Truck/Rockgrinder and a Tectonic Drill (which I bought more as just a terrain piece) to build. What I have built in that last couple weeks are: The Broodcoven, Jackal Adpetus, 15 Jackals, 2 Ridgerunners, 1 Goliath Truck/Rockgrinder, 16 Acolytes,12 Neophytes and 8 Pure Strain Genestealers.

    Spoiler:


    The spoiler has my current progress. The primer stuff is from this weekend. I won't finish painting this by the end of the month, but I do hope to have at least have them to my minimum tabletop standard before them. I figure a month is a enough time to some good progress but not so long I get too burned out or bored painting the same color scheme.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/18 00:19:10


    Post by: Argive


     H.B.M.C. wrote:
    I have terrible news. I found all my unbuilt Gaunts.

    16 Hormagaunts.

    64 Termagants...



    Ive been thinking about starting a nid army as a side project.. I can help you and remove this serious problem... by the means of a one off "donation scheme" if you are interested

    I did buy a mistweaver saih and triumvirate of Ynnead… But only because Im going to kit bash & convert my own Yvraine and selling the other two characters...


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/18 02:24:53


    Post by: Vyrullax


    I don't have much in it but I am going to commit as well.

    10 Havocs
    5 Warp Talons
    1 Hellbrute
    1 Foetid bloatdrone

    I hope I can get these done and will not be buying more till they are


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/18 02:25:01


    Post by: MegaDave


    Finished my 2nd crucible tonight! I only have a WIP sorcerer, a noctilith crown and a fortification left!


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/18 09:20:51


    Post by: craggy


    Still haven't bought much new stuff, but the latest Conquest delivery came with the Silver Templars paint guide, Lt and 5 Intercessors. Lots of new paint for me, but a few more models to add to the pile of shame. Did get my 2 Ambots converted up to Orks in Mega Armour and started painting them along with a few grots and an Ork from the 2nd Edition starter that have been languishing for some time. Once they're finished it'll even out the numbers vs the new Marines.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/18 12:28:12


    Post by: H.B.M.C.


    Went through three quarters of a bottle of Nuln Oil gloss in a single sitting. It was kinda satisfying.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/18 15:13:36


    Post by: LunarSol


    2 more heroes done for Marvel! 2 more and its time to start some squigs!


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/18 17:55:46


    Post by: Insectum7


    Ok, ok. Good thread.

    I'm committing to finish my battle company and my RT-era terminators this year. That's two Tactical Squads, four Rhinos, and I think 16 Terminators. Bonus points for 10 additional Sternguard.

    Tyranids don't count, as they're pretty easy and I can do those fairly casually. My Space Marines take forever, which is why I avoid them. . . which is why I'm publicly committing to them.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/18 18:07:28


    Post by: Da Boss


    I love your Warrior blog, some seriously inspiring stuff in there. Welcome to the war!


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/18 18:31:47


    Post by: Insectum7


     Da Boss wrote:
    I love your Warrior blog, some seriously inspiring stuff in there. Welcome to the war!


    Aww, thanks man!

    I hope this thread helps me to do the really annoying stuff. Painting white Space Marines just suuuuuuuuucks.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/18 18:57:58


    Post by: The Newman


     Insectum7 wrote:
    Ok, ok. Good thread.

    I'm committing to finish my battle company and my RT-era terminators this year. That's two Tactical Squads, four Rhinos, and I think 16 Terminators. Bonus points for 10 additional Sternguard.

    Tyranids don't count, as they're pretty easy and I can do those fairly casually. My Space Marines take forever, which is why I avoid them. . . which is why I'm publicly committing to them.


    Hold up a moment there, RT-era Terminators?!? I'm not sure I could put paint on something that old, it's practically an antique.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/18 19:14:13


    Post by: Commodus Leitdorf


    I have vacation next week...I wonder if I can finish 1000pts of Stormcast in that time. We shall see!


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/18 19:28:08


    Post by: Da Boss


    I have holidays from school, though I have to grade a bunch of papers. But I am hoping to get some productive hobbying done.
    My goal is my 10 Bestigor, 5 Chaos Hounds and 24 Frostgrave Gnolls.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/18 19:47:18


    Post by: Insectum7


    The Newman wrote:
     Insectum7 wrote:
    Ok, ok. Good thread.

    I'm committing to finish my battle company and my RT-era terminators this year. That's two Tactical Squads, four Rhinos, and I think 16 Terminators. Bonus points for 10 additional Sternguard.

    Tyranids don't count, as they're pretty easy and I can do those fairly casually. My Space Marines take forever, which is why I avoid them. . . which is why I'm publicly committing to them.


    Hold up a moment there, RT-era Terminators?!? I'm not sure I could put paint on something that old, it's practically an antique.


    Yeah, I think I have the full set. A few of them were some of my first 40K paint jobs. I just stripped them and I'm going to do them up in my current scheme, but keep them on the old slotta bases so that I can use them in Space Hulk. The 40mm bases don't fit on the squares. I'll try to put up pictures of my progress.

    Besides, the paint protects the metal!


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/19 00:54:53


    Post by: Saturmorn Carvilli


     H.B.M.C. wrote:
    Went through three quarters of a bottle of Nuln Oil gloss in a single sitting. It was kinda satisfying.


    Yeah, as much as it can be a pain to have to buy more hobby supplies, there is something rewarding to knowing you have done so much you run out.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/19 09:02:38


    Post by: queen_annes_revenge


    I love buying special supplies like weathering products, or water effect resins. paints, not so much.


    Fight the Pile of Shame in 2020 @ 2020/02/19 09:27:41


    Post by: posermcbogus


    Okay, okay, I'm tapping in as I've given myself some goals this year, too. I had some good pace at the end of last month/start of this one, but have fallen of the (paint) wagon a bit, between working extra long hours and traveling when I can. Gonna try and get the first mini in a special secret project done tonight, then begin the final push for a simple inquisition goon that, paint gods willing, will be done sometime next week, if not sooner!

    Gonna try and have this post (my precious, precious 500th post!) as a way to remind myself not to just laze around so much after work! If I'm being annoying in other threads gak posting about primaris marines or something, feel free to quote this at me to remind me that I have better things to do!