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Made in us
Combat Jumping Rasyat





Palitine Il

0) Respond to feedback.

done.

1) Picture of the painting desk A.T.M. unless absolutely no progress.



2) One overall goal for the year, otherwise only “hoping to ___ later today” goals.

Yey, undead horde (now 1.0) "done." Finish the necromancer tonight.

3) Simple clear record of progress on goal.

139ish/188
"a lot" from goal
91 bought this year
1/4 titans
Day 107

4) Finished pics.











5) Ramblings, including product opinions, fluff, techniques, and whatever I want to rant about.

Heckin data vampires ate the fancy draft, heck my gremlins as a goal, doing my walker, fatty, and runner Zcide: BP & BPGH zeds as undead horde 2.0. 'Cause I wanna and they're more than 5 times as many minis even after the gremlins cheat their numbers up. Probably going to throw wolfZ, Blobs, and rats in as well, maybe even some Abombs, necros, and non Zcide zeds.

6) Graceful, polished, and witty ending.

RAAAGH!!!
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






That is a cricket bat the big skellie is holding, isn't it? Congrats on finishing the first goal of the year!
   
Made in us
Combat Jumping Rasyat





Palitine Il

 Viterbi wrote:
That is a cricket bat the big skellie is holding, isn't it? Congrats on finishing the first goal of the year!


Not quite! It’s a big ol’ hammer made from bones and a headstone.

Just a quick drop today, Zcide zeds started:


And Necromancer done, I’ll try to type up her fluff when I’m on break at work this afternoon. (I’m an essential deli monkey yo!)
   
Made in us
Combat Jumping Rasyat





Palitine Il

0) Respond to feedback.
I might actually have to do this if I were more active round here...

1) Picture of the painting desk A.T.M. unless absolutely no progress.

Morats A.K.A. Psycho murder space monkeys.


2 Sogarat Tempest Regement HEAVY Infantry, General Kornak Gazarot aka “Iron Guts”, a Raicho TAG Pilot, a Raktorak Sgt. Major, and a Rasyat “Diplomat”

2) Overall goal for the year, otherwise only “hoping to ___ later today” goals.

Last year’s leftover Morats are on the table.

... and so are 4 newbies.

And 4 more are waiting in the wings. For the Morat sectoral.

3) Simple clear record of progress on goal.

+ 20 zeds needing dipping!
I really need to get my butt in gear and dip!
+ too many Infinity added to the pile!

4) Finished pics.
Eh he he, not really gotten anything actually finished recently.

5) Ramblings,

So I really wanted to get back to work on my Morats so I ordered the 2nd Sogarat so I could do them together, the Raicho Pilot so it would be 100%, the next unit for them and a couple random things to get me free shipping.

A couple days later I found out the FLGS is doing curbside pickup during the shutdown.

I HAD to support my kick FLGS. I had to!



So for infinity I now own/have on order ... a likely bad list’s worth of Haqqislam, a small O-12 army, a likely okay Yu Jing army, a starter Sygmaa er “Spiral Corp” list, and a Combined Army which could probably be broken into Shivastii and Morat armies without noticeably weakening them.

Of the 69 new minis pictured I only 100% intended to get 25. Of 69.

The extra 44 were a grab bag the FLGS had. I blew $40 in hopes of getting something easily useable like this out of it:



A couple duds, a few decent sculpts, and maybe a hidden gem or two.

Instead I got this:



11 gems, including 4 Tachikoma style bots, and 2 mecha. So worth about 4x the cost in my opinion.
12 good ones I’d have actually considered buying. Again, I’d consider these worth about twice what I paid.
9 decent ones, not bad but I’ve no great love for them. They’d have been worth it alone.
8 decent that I’m giving to a friend and only 4 duds.
Everything 100% intact, only 2 joints assembled in the lot, and everything in good condition.

And if that’s not enough my family just got a laser cutter/engraver. 1ft X 2ft bed, precise enough to make friction fit base adapters. I’m already planning several things.

And the Necromancer’s fluff: (Y’all thought I’d forgotten didn’t ya?)

When the plague came we couldn’t keep up. The dead piling up, unburied, for the most part and of the few being buried only a handful getting proper rights. Then She showed up, a Priestess of Nekrawth.

It’s followers are odd folk, not exactly what you’d call living but sure as hell not dead. The chill and pallor of the dead in the shape of a healthy person. They won’t raise the dead for anything but they’re a bit too cozy with the grave, and what comes from it, if you catch my meaning. But for all their oddity decent folk, and apparently untouchable by the plague.

Her assistance was a godsend, every night a new mass grave and another few dozen laid to rest. It wasn’t pretty but it did the job. Soon enough headway was actually being made with the dead in the ground and not on the streets. We came to call her friend. When other gravediggers died she’d make sure there was a hole just for them. When our priest died she gave him a proper funeral despite her obvious exhaustion.

We didn’t know how she dealt with so many every night, beyond the clear fact some sort of magic was involved, and at the time didn’t care.

We really ought to have been concerned.

We’d finally gotten over our unease at her and asked her to become our new priestess. We were overjoyed when she accepted.

That night our city burned.

They came at midnight, a tide of undead. She stood on a hill just outside the city, surrounded by necromancers. The dead she had buried all rose. She knew everything about us. She guided the necromancers to us. And somehow she hadn’t betrayed her god...

6) Graceful, polished, and witty ending.

[foams at mouth in smugness]
   
Made in us
Combat Jumping Rasyat





Palitine Il

Slowly slowly I chip away at them...

   
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Combat Jumping Rasyat





Palitine Il

0) Respond to feedback.

N. A.

1) Picture of the painting desk A.T.M. unless absolutely no progress.

Currently empty.

2) One overall goal for the year, otherwise only “hoping to ___ later today” goals.

Maybe start on a second titan.

3) Simple clear record of progress on goal.

+“a lot” done
129/188
89 from goal
163 bought this year
1/4 titans
Day 154

4) Finished pics.

Big 'un has been done for a while but they look good together:






And the first of the "Yu Jing" Speculo Killers and Grief Operators:







And some of them up the ante by trying to look like PanOceanea Fusiliers:



5) Ramblings, including product opinions, fluff, techniques, and whatever I want to rant about.

Skeleton horde has been dipped! Now I need to get some dull coat to kill their shine.

Weather stole a couple days and stress has burned a lot more. Lets just leave it at that.

6) Graceful, polished, and witty ending.

See y'all.
   
Made in us
Combat Jumping Rasyat





Palitine Il

Gone for months?
Yup.

Sudden return?
Uh-huh.

Talking to myself?
Check.

Random weird pop reference mini?
NABESHIN!!!


Awesome.

...

...

...

Also alt-universe Colossus.


That is all.
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






The golem makes a surprisingly good Colossus. Welcome back!
   
Made in au
Bloodthirsty Bloodletter




Australia

Hey mate, good to see you still plugging along!

I don't know a lot of these sculpts but they are nice to see. Loving the variety of unusual skintones on this page from oversatured colour to metallic. Some of those unpainted metal models look very interesting & promising for future updates!

Historic tank & monsters from the top of the page look like fun. I'd love to have a few of those in my collection to drop down during a DnD game.

Thanks for sharing mate, hope you are doing well through all the crazy and keep up the great hobby work!

t z you are k 
   
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Combat Jumping Rasyat





Palitine Il

youwashock wrote:The golem makes a surprisingly good Colossus. Welcome back!


Thanks! The moment I got it in hand it was obvious he had to become Colossus.

tzurk wrote:Hey mate, good to see you still plugging along!

I don't know a lot of these sculpts but they are nice to see. Loving the variety of unusual skintones on this page from oversatured colour to metallic. Some of those unpainted metal models look very interesting & promising for future updates!

Historic tank & monsters from the top of the page look like fun. I'd love to have a few of those in my collection to drop down during a DnD game.

Thanks for sharing mate, hope you are doing well through all the crazy and keep up the great hobby work!


There's actually been a lot of hidden plugging along:



Just a couple Primaris for my Frost Wyrm space marine chapter.

Yeaaah, I do have a tendencey to do inhuman skin. Still none of the really interesting metals but some of them are on the table! Along with Crossbones.



If there's any specific thing you'd like to know the providence of I should be able to tell you.

And today's completion, Killmonger:



I decided his tactical panther is actually a creation of Shuri's.
   
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Palitine Il

Consistent, regular, predictable updates. Yup, totally do that. Uh huh. Nooo periods of radio silence then spam. I'd NEVER do that.

...



Ok, semi-serious now. I've been trying to finish what I buy promptly and 1 "old" mini for every new mini I buy since starting Crisis Protocol. Essentially 1 in, 2 out

Current results; 15 bought : 27 done
I just bought 3 of those today and only 6 of the new minis are done.

Now for pics, first up last times WIPs;





Done and previously unseen;





Bases only;





Sooo close to joining a bulk basing group;



And what was on the workbench as of a few hours ago;

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






The Crisis Protocol minis are looking great. Ultron is awesome, as is the stack of cups on Red Skull's base.
   
Made in us
Combat Jumping Rasyat





Palitine Il

 youwashock wrote:
The Crisis Protocol minis are looking great. Ultron is awesome, as is the stack of cups on Red Skull's base.


Thanks Youwashock, Ultron wasn’t quite finished last time but now he’s done except for the base. The cups, bottles, and crunched cans that come on the base sprues for Crisis Protocol are definitely great little extras and the incongruity of the stack of cups surviving a super fight amused me too much not to do it. Red Skull got it because I knew I needed SOMETHING to get me to paint the unrepentant nazi .

PICTURE TIME! Ultron minus his base:


And what’ll be worked on today:


Infinity HazMat spokeswoman HVT and Fe Dude for gold & ink, Frost Wyrm “servitors” and Techmarine Whittiker, and detailing Major Carol Danvers and Medieval Wonder Woman
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Oh, ok. The extra glowiness is cool. Nice spread of in-progress stuff.

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Combat Jumping Rasyat





Palitine Il

Yey, iza new year. Still, I suspect most of us would be content to have the majority of 2020 stricken from the record.

Real simple goal this year: a bit of painting or gaming every day.

Day 1 of too many: Red basecoated on the Zerats. Considering I was only hoping to get their knee and shin plates done I’m already ahead.



Other, and I’m using the term very loosely, “news.”
Going to try (haHAha) to not get too many more minis than I finish.
I have succumbed to Magic: The Fleecing. Not Blue or White.
Current shopping list: Yaogat box, Onyx Contact Force sectoral minus Rodoks, Combined Army Avatar, Shasvastii Jayth units, Grunts, and Sphinx resculpt, Marvel Crisis Protocol Loki/Hel, Angela/Enchantress, Magneto/Toad, Storm/Whatshisname(Cyclops), Miles/Gwen, and of course Deadpool/Bob/taco truck.
   
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Combat Jumping Rasyat





Palitine Il

Day 2 of lots; many games of Magic, accents on T’Chala’s pants, Spidey’s eyes, and first pass on Venom’s white patches.



I continue to remain ahead of my expectations.
   
Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Interesting models, and keep it up on the new year's resolution! That spidey is looking solid, curious to see how Venom and T'challa will turn out.

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
Made in us
Combat Jumping Rasyat





Palitine Il

Day 3 of some number:

 CommissarKhaine wrote:
Interesting models, and keep it up on the new year's resolution! That spidey is looking solid, curious to see how Venom and T'challa will turn out.


Thanks CommissarKhaine! T’Chala himself is actually done. Once Venom is done I’ll do the bases on the, at that point, 8 Marvel characters waiting for that step before going on to the next batch. Probably the kick women of Wakanda and non-Peter Parker Spideys.

Today I attacked my room some, re-organized my Magic after yesterday’s edumacashun (several hours worth), harvested bits, finished Venom’s white patches, and began on my Kurgat’s steel.



Almost half a week in and I haven’t failed my goal yet! Better yet, I’ve been doing more than the absolute minimum! Last of my Morats have been ordered by the FLGS now that their suppliers got them back in stock. Hopefully I can finish the Kurgats, Zerats, and Treitak Anyat before they arrive so it’ll be 6 done vs 4 bought.
   
Made in us
Combat Jumping Rasyat





Palitine Il

Day 4 of I really ought to find out:

Steel on the Kurgat’s legs and torsos with a little extra applied to a “servitor’s” shins and boots.

   
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Bloodthirsty Bloodletter




Australia

Great progress mate! Even if your posting is inconsistent (something I am also guilty of ) your workrate seems to be really impressive behind the scenes.

Really enjoying your work with coloured metallics.

Kicking goals so far - keep it up!

t z you are k 
   
Made in us
Combat Jumping Rasyat





Palitine Il

Day 5 of 365, 1/73rd of the way done!

 tzurk wrote:
Great progress mate! Even if your posting is inconsistent (something I am also guilty of ) your workrate seems to be really impressive behind the scenes.

Really enjoying your work with coloured metallics.

Kicking goals so far - keep it up!


Work rate can also be rather inconsistent as well. I barely touched a paintbrush in December from either exhaustion, lack of inspiration, or just being overwhelmed.

Colored metallics are fun, especially when its just simple steel or brass with artist inks for a candy/jelly finish to them.

And the goal continues to chug along; Kurgat steel finished, fieldgrey touched up, and dark stone grey started. Extra steel applied to multimelta “servitor” and Venom ready for basing.

   
Made in us
Combat Jumping Rasyat





Palitine Il

Day 6 of 365:

Kurgat grey and purple done, red started.

   
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Palitine Il

Day 7 of 365, A whole week!

Ladies and Engineers ready for washing. Red detailing on the Kurgat’s weapons and arms, and straps on all 6 done in rust.

   
Made in us
Combat Jumping Rasyat





Palitine Il

Day 8 of 365:

Wash done, red and purple highlighted back up.

   
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Palitine Il

Day 9 of 365:

No painting but 3 games of Magic and prep work for an RPG campaign so I’m calling it a success.
   
Made in us
Combat Jumping Rasyat





Palitine Il

Day 10 of da usual:

Grey green highlighted meaning weapons and clothing is done and began basecoating the hair and skin.

   
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Bloodthirsty Bloodletter




Australia

Hey mate,

Nice progress on the batch and congrats on making time to plan & play! Those opportunities seem to be few and far between all too often.

Venom turned out really nicely - and the flesh on the dude next to him has some nice depth to it too.

Good stuff!

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t z you are k 
   
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Combat Jumping Rasyat





Palitine Il

I haven’t gone to bed yet so it’s still day 11!

Hair and skin basecoated, quick & dirty little pallet cleanser project started before I return to the intricacy drudge mines.




 tzurk wrote:
Hey mate,

Nice progress on the batch and congrats on making time to plan & play! Those opportunities seem to be few and far between all too often.

Venom turned out really nicely - and the flesh on the dude next to him has some nice depth to it too.

Good stuff!


I need to make good time on the current batch, the next is due any day now! Luckily when it comes to gaming my family is rather geeky so I can get game night off by claiming family time with work.

I’m quite happy with Venom, nothing fancy but Marvel gave him a striking look and has his design nailed down perfectly.

   
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Combat Jumping Rasyat





Palitine Il

Day 12 of 365:

Done-ness! 3 Kurgats, 2 Zerats, Treitak Anyat, and 5 robots done! FLGS still haven’t received my Yaogats! Full success so far!



[Kermit_arm_flail] Yay! [/Kermit_arm_flail]
   
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Combat Jumping Rasyat





Palitine Il

Day 14 of 365

Murderous schedule between yesterday and today. Started stupor-zero bases, took a nap, did a closing shift, had way too short of a time off, did an opening shift, and had family gaming. I am now a pumpkin.

   
 
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