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In an effort to actually finish things for a change put some partially painted Guild Ball back on the table, Farris the Blacksmithing Knight and some Blacksmith Guild terrain.
Farris still has some way to go (mostly her horse Judgement), but I knocked out the terrain for an easy win:



I really like how Guild Balls sculptor does wood grain.

On the work in progress front, there's the already mentioned Farris:-



She's coming along nicely.

And the Highwaywoman is almost done:-



So many layers!

   
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Guild ball has some impressive minis (that you've more than done justice to), coming back to this thread has got me wanting to buy stuff again...

The terrain looks gorgeous, the wood looks real! Can't wait to see how the Highwaywoman comes out.

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 WarbossDakka wrote:
Guild ball has some impressive minis (that you've more than done justice to), coming back to this thread has got me wanting to buy stuff again...

The terrain looks gorgeous, the wood looks real! Can't wait to see how the Highwaywoman comes out.


Thanks!

Yeah, love the minis Guild Ball puts out!
(Even if the newer PVC ones can be a bit hit and miss).


Another mini finished, the Robot Highwaywoman (Twisted):-




A little bit messy in places, but really pleased with the end result.


And with Farris almost finished too, it was time to pick and prep the next mini, after much randomising it was another Guild Ball one - Compound:-



He should be fun to paint.

   
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Another mini finished!
This time it's Farris (Guild Ball):-




Pretty pleased with how this one turned out in the end, need to get more experience working with PVC though, so many missed mold-lines

On the work in progress front, Compound is coming along slowly:-



Been fighting with his skin all evening, painting big fat men is harder than I thought.

   
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Another mini done!

Compound (Guild ball) is finished:-



Despite my struggles with his skin (and the paint I used on his glowy green tubes) I'm really pleased with the end result.

On the work in progress front, Brokk (Age of Sigmar) has returned from the cupboard of unfinished things:-



The idea is I have to finish one part-painted mini, before I can start a new mini from that company. Being one of a long line of ideas to get me to actually finish things, I don't know if it'll work, but we'll see.
And with the just the fins left to paint on Brokk, I can start prepping my...



Starstriders! Woohoo!

   
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Nice work in the alchemist-- the glowy green containers turned out quite nice. I remain impressed that you can get such a strong contrast over a white basecoat like that.

Now showing Abyssals for Vanguard!




Painting total as of 8/17/2019: 99 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit.


 
   
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 JoshInJapan wrote:
Nice work in the alchemist-- the glowy green containers turned out quite nice. I remain impressed that you can get such a strong contrast over a white basecoat like that.


Thanks!
It does use up an awful lot of brown wash though.


And another mini finished, Brokk Grungsson (Age of Sigmar):-




Pleased with how this one turned out, but mostly just glad it's finally finished!
Wish I'd put a bit more effort into the base though.

On the work in progress front, made a start to one of my Starstriders:-



Went with one of the Voidsmen first, just to get a solid idea of what I want their uniforms to look like.

   
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Another mini done!



Presenting my finished test Rogue Trader Voidsman, Ensign Roxy "Hotshot" Malone.
I think my test scheme works, so now to paint up the others, eventually.

On the work in progress front, pulled out another unfinished mini, this time a lady necromancer from Reaper Miniatures:-



Almost done, just struggling to think of colours for all her various doodads.

And I've started another mini from Reaper, one of their Ltd. Edition Sophies:-



I think fully assembling this one before painting may have been a bad idea.

   
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That's a really cool Sophie. Off to a good start, as well. I dig the RT figure. The orange and green are a funky combo, but it works.
   
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 youwashock wrote:
That's a really cool Sophie. Off to a good start, as well. I dig the RT figure. The orange and green are a funky combo, but it works.


Thanks!
I wanted a pair of colours that contrasted well to show off all that detail the Rogue Trader minis have on their coats.


Got another mini finished, D'Vandra Lukesia from Reaper Minis:-



Happy to get another mini out of the unfinished pile, sadly the water effect on her base is already clouding up, don't think I'll bother doing anymore bases like that, just can't get my bottle of Vallejo Still Water to work properly.

On the work in progress front, Sophie is getting there slowly:-



As I thought, having massive trouble getting to some areas with my brush, but looking nice so far.
Speaking of troublesome areas, also started the Fighter from Kingdom Death:-



Spent a whole painting session just trying (and failing) to paint her mostly obscured eyes.

   
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Apologies for the slight absence, been fighting a really bad cold that just wouldn't go away.

And then, when I finally get back to the painting table, I had to start new minis to get my mojo back.
So much for clearing my Cupboard of Unfinished Things!

Any ways, finished a couple more minis, first there's Angel (Guildball):-



Being a member of the Fishermen Guild, she is wearing fishnet leggings, which I was pretty terrified of painting, but I think they came out okay.

And I also painted Nimble the Urkin (Twisted):-



Ninja kick!


Started prepping my next two minis, the rather awesomely named Mara Frostraven from Reaper (she's an evil knight or a vampire or something) and Hookah (a Guardian of Set) who's another Twisted figure:-



Hopefully, I'll be back to regular updates now.

   
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I like Angel. She is a cool little mini.
   
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Your skin tones and shadows are amazing...

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Infinity - Ariadna (11/10) : Hordes - Circle Orboros (11/10) : Alkemy - various (11/10) : Burrows-n-badgers (11/10) : KoW and misc fantasy (11/10) : Deadzone and misc Sci-Fi (11/10) : Warmachine - Convergence of Cyriss (14/0)

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youwashock wrote:I like Angel. She is a cool little mini.


Thanks! She was a lot of fun to paint.

Wirecat wrote:Your skin tones and shadows are amazing...


Thanks! I have been trying to improve my shading, but I think most of the shadows are still down to lucky photography at the moment.


Almost managed a fortnightly update, made a bit of a mess of the two minis I was working on and spent some time in a 'Why bother painting, I'll just screw up' funk.
But I got my mojo back working on one of my simpler Guild Ball minis, Iron:-




I also knocked out another bit of Blacksmith Guild terrain.

On the work in progress front, made another start on Mara and Hookah:-



Not mistakes yet, but it's early days.
Also made a start on my Kingdom Death Sunstalker:-



This one is very much a long term project, I don't have a big enough brush so it takes ages to do anything.

   
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Sunstalker! Looking forward to seeing how that turns out. Loving the armor on Mara so far, too.
   
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Looks like Slimer!


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Thanks guys!
Haven't got too much further on the Sunstalker though, big minis are so much work!


Finished another model, Mara Frostraven evil knight (from Reaper):-




Since she was already so metallic, I gave her an ice sword.


On the work in progress front, Hookah is getting there slowly:-



I need some new Sepia Wash to paint his robe and, of course, didn't order any until Boxing Day, so it could be a while before he gets finished.

And I'm making a start on Veteran Decimate:-



It's nice when I don't have to paint eyes.

   
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A long time since I properly checked in but some awesome work here! I really love your style, and I think that it will make for an awesome retinue for the Rogue Trader.

As ever, thanks for sharing with us all



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Baron, don't forget to talk about the SEALs and Marines you habitually beat up on 2 and 3 at a time, as you PM'd me about.
nareik wrote:
Perhaps it is a lube issue, seems obvious now.
 
   
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Evil knight looks aces and I'm really excited to see the Veteran Decimate come along, it looks to have a great start already.

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IGtR= wrote:A long time since I properly checked in but some awesome work here! I really love your style, and I think that it will make for an awesome retinue for the Rogue Trader.

As ever, thanks for sharing with us all


Thanks! I really need to get going again with my Rogue Trader set.

Inevitable_Faith wrote:Evil knight looks aces and I'm really excited to see the Veteran Decimate come along, it looks to have a great start already.


Thanks!


So the last few days I've been kinda curious about how many minis I managed to paint this year, seeing as I'm always in a losing battle against my unpainted hordes and my own woefully poor attention span.



I counted 37.
Which is small beans compared to the output of most blogs in these parts, but is almost twice as many as I thought I'd finished so I'm actually pretty happy.

Doesn't come close to even starting to put a dent in my backlog (It doesn't help that I brought an awfully large amount of Guildball minis this year), but it's nice to see some actual progress.

   
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First model of 2019 done, the Hookah (Twisted):-



Wished I could've done a better job on his face, but the rest is pretty good.

On the work in progress front, Veteran Decimate is almost done:-



Was trying to get her finished in time for this update but life got in the way, at least I only have the base to go.

I've also got a Dwarf Engineer on the table:-



I backed Stonehavens recently finished second Dwarfs kickstarter, so thought I'd better make a start on finally finishing the first lot.

And I've made decent progress on the Sunstalker:-



Working on it's hand flappers.


   
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Nice seeing those Twisted figures getting painted out in the wild. The Egyptians were definitely the coolest models.

I hereby nominate you get that Kingdom Death Fighter done after the current batch of stuff!

I can't be arsed to figure out how to finish mine so better someone else do it first and then I can take copious notes...

Poorly lit photos of my ever- growing collection of completely unrelated models!

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/627383.page#7436324.html
Watch and listen to me ramble about these minis before ruining them with paint!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmCB2mWIxhYF8Q36d2Am_2A 
   
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Nice fade on the Sunstalker, and the purple in the mouth works great.

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highlord tamburlaine wrote:Nice seeing those Twisted figures getting painted out in the wild. The Egyptians were definitely the coolest models.

I hereby nominate you get that Kingdom Death Fighter done after the current batch of stuff!

I can't be arsed to figure out how to finish mine so better someone else do it first and then I can take copious notes...


Thanks! I actually wasn't too keen on the Egyptian faction at first, but once they started showing off the sculpts I had to have them.

You're in luck, she's back on the table and slowly inching towards completion.

youwashock wrote:Nice fade on the Sunstalker, and the purple in the mouth works great.


Thanks! I'm keeping it simple with lots of washing and drybrushing but it seems to be working.


So, another mini finished, Veteran Decimate from Guild Ball:-



Really happy with this one.

On the work in progress front, the Dwarf and Sunstalker just need basing (I think stuff not quite being finished in time is going to be a reoccurring theme).

Kingdoms Deaths Fighter is back:-



Getting there very slowly, I keep snapping off the dangly bits of her headband or finding areas I'd missed hidden under that danged hair of hers.

And Twisteds Urkin Shaman is fresh to the table:-



Very early days on this pair.

   
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the fighter with the pink hair is looking amazing, love how you got her hair so vibrant. Very much looking forward to seeing how that one turns out.


Veteran Decimate looks great, love the model design on that one, great palette too.

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I completely second all of the above. In particular, the pink looks fantastic!



Relapse wrote:
Baron, don't forget to talk about the SEALs and Marines you habitually beat up on 2 and 3 at a time, as you PM'd me about.
nareik wrote:
Perhaps it is a lube issue, seems obvious now.
 
   
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Thanks for the kind words about her hair guys!
I just really should have painted it last.


A pair of minis finished this time, Kingdom Deaths Sunstalker (He's a bit NSFW due to his penis tentacle, so links instead of piccys):-

https://imgur.com/W2NvtQC
https://imgur.com/CoB0ov8
https://imgur.com/VPqucvu
https://imgur.com/LLnJilq

Actually really pleased with how this one turned out, despite having to keep it simple to get him done I think he looks pretty decent.

And Stonehavens Dwarf Engineer:-



He's a bit rough around the edges, he was based and primed a few years ago and I really didn't put much effort into prepping my minis then, but I think he painted up okay.

Not much to show work in progress wise, stupid cold weather is making my hands shake too much.
I should hopefully get my Kingdom Death Fighter finished this week, but I'm not sure how much more painting I'll get done.

   
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That Sunstalker is a very weird monster. I like the mane of hands on the back of his head. What, exactly is it supposed to be?

Your hands are shaking from the cold? I thought only Japanese houses got that cold in winter.

Now showing Abyssals for Vanguard!




Painting total as of 8/17/2019: 99 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit.


 
   
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If there was ever a monster that looked like it needed a hug!

Weird, but looking good.

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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Both look good. Stonehaven figures are always fun to paint, despite my strong dislike of short and stocky humanoid races.

Cold weather is never fun. Being from Southern California, I have no idea what that's really like, other than when we're in Japan in the wintertime, so I feel Josh on that one.

I actually had to turn the air on in the car it was so warm today.

Get that fighter done so I get off my arse to paint mine!

Poorly lit photos of my ever- growing collection of completely unrelated models!

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/627383.page#7436324.html
Watch and listen to me ramble about these minis before ruining them with paint!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmCB2mWIxhYF8Q36d2Am_2A 
   
 
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