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Thanks for the comments

It's been a few weeks since my last post, with a few models painted and games played.
First up, I finished that last lot of ghosts


Next up is a squad of marines, a few rhinos and a land raider! Not as impressive as it sounds, got talking with a friend about old games of epic and so had a rummage in the cupboard and found I still had enough stuff to make up a couple of small armies of Space Marines and Squats. Painted these as some test pieces to get used to the small scale

and here they are with what little I had painted from years ago - it's the beginning of an army at least


I also got a couple of games in with the spooks, went with Dragon Rampant for the rules. First game was against some humans



All starts well with the ghosts swarming all over the village and the men failing a lot of activation rolls

Then followed a period when I forgot to take any pictures and the tables turned, leaving me my general making a folorn final charge into the waiting guns...

It didn't go well!
Second game was against some undead and my photography was even more lacking. This time my spooks surged forwards again and were successful, leaving the enemy general alone and surrounded

Nice opposing army, mixing undead and chaos models, here are a couple of the units. I love the tiny heads!




All the above left me very little time for the dakka painting challenge this month, so I did a bit of a rush job on a bloodletter. Not too happy with it but ok considering the last minute paint job




Currently on the painting bench are some more epic marines to finish up a couple of squads, then I need to think what to do for this months Halloween themed painting challenge. I'm currently thinking some old random GW stuff - devils, fishmen etc


That's all for now, thanks for looking

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Oh, man. Look at those lil' guys. Can't wait to see more, especially Squats and those Terminators. Your ghosts look sweet on the table. Bloodletter looks good, too. Good luck in the comp!
   
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The mini marines look good, are they a Dark Angels successor chapter? What’s with the bases on the WIP stuff? Something to make holding them easier?

The Letter and the ghosties look good, surely you’ve got a big ghost somewhere for this months competition?

The battle report looks great, some really cool terrain you guys have. It really enhances the look of the battle. Your friends Chaos Undead look amazing, the glowing skull heads are a great idea

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
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Nice battle pics and all those epic armies cropping up in so many plogs wakes a desire to have one as well Color scheme looks cool!
   
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Oh, man. Look at those lil' guys. Can't wait to see more, especially Squats and those Terminators. Your ghosts look sweet on the table. Bloodletter looks good, too. Good luck in the comp!

Thanks Youwashock. I'm slowly getting through the mini marines, though finding the infantry a bit of a slog. It's a bit off putting thinking forward to the squats as the infantry has lot more to it than the marines - marines are at least one colour but the squats have faces, beards and more that needs picking out. Still motivated for now as the idea of having a fully painted epic game for the first time ever is quite appealing

The mini marines look good, are they a Dark Angels successor chapter? What’s with the bases on the WIP stuff? Something to make holding them easier?

The Letter and the ghosties look good, surely you’ve got a big ghost somewhere for this months competition?

The battle report looks great, some really cool terrain you guys have. It really enhances the look of the battle. Your friends Chaos Undead look amazing, the glowing skull heads are a great idea

Thanks Gobert. Mini marines are normal dark angels. Extra bases are for holding the models - I usually paint my bases first to avoid drybrushing over painted models, but the painted bases then get damaged by handling during painting so I use a larger base (never liked the feel of a painting handle. Terrain is all my friend's, most I've done is contribute some 40k terrain kits for the 40k set. If it was left to me we'd still be playing with books for hills...

Nice battle pics and all those epic armies cropping up in so many plogs wakes a desire to have one as well Color scheme looks cool!

Thanks. An epic marine army in your space marine colours would look great, you know you want to do it

This week I've been slowly plodding through the mini marines and have finished the terminator detachment. I also realised I hadn't done any contrast 'nids for a few weeks so rectified that with a couple of raveners


some progress on the tactical detachment and librarian and my blood angel intercessor has got a bit more red (needed a break from the little guys), though still a long way to go on that one


   
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Tiny marines are awesome. The raveners look real terrifying and stompy. Like a Kaiju film with the little tank and armies running around.

The red armor looks good on the intercessor. Red armor is best!

   
Made in au
Alluring Mounted Daemonette




Australia

Contrast nids are brilliant as usual. Really tempted to start a new army...

Thanks for the in game pics, I always love seeing painted models on the table!

A really lively mix in here between the epic, fantasy and 40k stuff. Space marine is looking really rich atm, lovely tones. Speaking of red - the bloodletter's flesh has some great depth to it too. Is that just layering there, or washes/more contrast? I love it either way. The matching sword is an interesting touch.

Looking forward to more

t z you are k 
   
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You're really getting work done with those Contrast paints! And everything looks so good, the ghosts and the giant Tyranids behind the tiny Marines especially!

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Nice work all around. I never tried to paint epic models, I'm bad at the larger scale already, I don't need to be bad at various sizes .

I really like what you did with the chaos skeletons, it's a refreshing take on both ranges. Now you need a two headed...though one could be amputated on the ground....skeletal chaos dragon

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Nice work Maharg.

Cheers,

CB

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Loving the work on the Blood Angel so far. The Epic models turned out sweet.
   
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It's been a bit of a barren painting spell for me the last couple of months, just wasn't in the mood for it. Shame really as there has been lots of extra spare time with the latest lockdown. All I managed for the rest of October was this group of 80's GW monsters for the painting challenge.


November was a little better with another set of ghosts painted and more built and my 'saints and sinners' painting challenge entry.





Hopefully December is a bit more productive...
   
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Hey, Maharg. Good to see new stuff from you. Love the fanatic. Here's to more painting!
   
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That looks a pretty good haul to me. The pink hair on the ghosts is really cool. Not as cool as the Skeleton holding his skull or the fanatic! Nice freehand eagle on the scroll too

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Affton, MO. USA

Who says I can’t clean my chainsaw with the blood of the impure? It does wonders for my parchment .

Great looking models, love seeing that old lunatic getting some love.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Great update, especially loving the priest model. Need to find that sculpt someday for my sisters army, it's so full of character. And the 80's monsters look just lovely.
   
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Always great to see that chainsaw preacher model, and you've done a great job painting him!

I've also had a bit of a dry spell with the hobby for the last month or two. Trying to get back to it, maybe we can both pick up the pace this month?

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Edinburgh, UK

That preacher mini was one of my favourite's in this month's challenge, really given him some crazed vibes and the weathering on the chainsword is well done.

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Thanks for the comments everyone, glad the priest went down well, it was really enjoyable to paint such a characterful mini.
I can't believe its been another three weeks since my last post, but at least I've got some stuff done. Firstly I got another 25 or so ghosts built and I've been working through painting them:



Next up is more contrast action with more spooks and some tyranids along with finishing this dwarf

and some/all of these guys for this month's painting challenge


thanks for looking
   
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Another good looking haul Maharg. The 3 to a base ghosts look really sinister and the bits in their base look cool. The dwarf looks like he’s spent too much time on a sun bed so far, but I guess he’s either a Chaos Dwarf or an Avatar or the skin is WIP? I’m intrigued to see where to hot with the Elves

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Wow, I really love the red dwarf! Rich skin that suits the gold armour/metal (getting Genie vibes) and contrasts nicely with the base.

Good luck in the challenge!

t z you are k 
   
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Cool update, love the spirit hosts, they look really dangerous with their glowing faces and the bases add a nice contrast.
   
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I love how your Nighthaunt look. They are almost the opposite of mine, but I bet they'd look good squaring off against each other.

A few guys at my club play Dragon Rampant. Is it a goood game for making use of Nighthaunt models?

I also like seeing your Epic dudes. I have a bunch from the early nineties in the same colour schemes, but the thought of going back to them now just feels scary.

Though guards may sleep and ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire.

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Thanks for the comments Gobert and Tzurk.

The contrast paints have been out again here with more spooks and a couple of nids finished




I also made a start on the Swordmasters, I'm going with a classic scheme to go with the one I painted earlier in the year. Early days, not even finished all the basecoats yet, hopefully they'll be base coated and shaded by Xmas. Also on the painting bench are yet more ghosts and some hormagaunts
   
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The contrast brood lord looks immense! Did he get any special treatment?

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Thanks Gobert. No special treatment for the broodlord, must just be an ideal model for contrast.

I hope everyone had a good Christmas - fairly qiet one here so I got quite a few models done, reaching 251 for the year!
First of all, I finished this Swordmaster for the Dakka Painting Challenge. Only one of the five completed - the vision in one eye got worse after Christmas making any detailed work very hard. Thankfully it got back to it's normal, only slightly blurred, state (need a trip to the opticians once the covid situation gets better) in time to get this one done

Whilst the eye was playing up I got on with more contrast painting as this doesn't require such exact brushwork, getting more ghosts and tyranids painted up




Once the elf was done I still had time to finish up some almost complete models - some Underworlds skeletons started for the 2019 painting challenge halloween entry, an orc for the same game (started a good three years or so ago!) and some tiny marines




Happy New year!

   
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All those ghosts are a testament not only to the power of Contrast, but to your work ethic. Solid job.

Love love love the Broodlord.

   
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Sorry to hear about your eyes, hopefully they’re getting better now. The Elf looks great, the Ork is particularly great though, nice and beat up! 251 is a great quantity for the year, well done... assuming the Epic marines don’t count individually!. Even if they do, it’s still a great number

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Sorry to hear about your eyes, hopefully they’re getting better now. The Elf looks great, the Ork is particularly great though, nice and beat up! 251 is a great quantity for the year, well done... assuming the Epic marines don’t count individually!. Even if they do, it’s still a great number

Heh, It was tempting to count the epic marines individually, particularly when I was lagging behind on models painted:bought

All those ghosts are a testament not only to the power of Contrast, but to your work ethic. Solid job.

Love love love the Broodlord.

Thanks Youwashock. Contrast has certainly helped with number of models painted, great for horde armies like the 'nids and ghosts. I don't think I would have bothered with either of those two forces if I had to use regular paints.

It's a new year so time for a review of 2020 and some goals for this year. As usual there were some successes and failures from last year's targets
1) paint twice as many models as I buy - despite painting 251 models this year I was not even close on this one as I ended up buying 251 as well! It needed a real push in December to break even. Main purchasing culprits were the Mortal Realms subscription (I initially planned to stop after 10/14 issues but I enjoyed the ghosts so carried on with it) and Indomitus (none of this is painted ) However, it is an improvement on 2019 where I bought almost twice what I painted so heading in the right direction. Keeping a tally of painted/bought throughout the year did help curb the spending and provided some painting motivation so I'll keep on doing that this year

2) Up the number of modes painted, 100 seems like a reasonable target with 150 as a stretch goal - Well past these numbers - thanks Contrast!

3) Continue with the painting challenge (at least 10) - Something entered every month. Often entries were a bit rushed or I lacked the motivation so it wasn't always my best work each month. Surprisingly I did get a couple of fourth places - the primaris deathwatch and farseer, seems people like my black minis.

Time for the picture summary, starting with the largest group - the nighthaunt. Over 2000pts in a year is exceptional going for me

More contrast action in the form of the tyranids. I was especially glad to get those gargoyles finished

Having owned Warhammer Underworlds models since it first came out three years ago, I finally completed my first warband last year (Farstriders) then more followed.

Along with underworlds warbands, the painting challenge also helps add variety to the painting desk

Finally some Stormcast and half a blood bowl team



goals for this year, just the two
1) Keep up the run of entering the dakka painting challenge each month. After a couple of fourth places it would be nice to get a podium, but with the abilities of many of the regulars there this is not likely
2) Paint more than I buy. Again. I mean it this time...
I'm going to try to follow the rule that I can only buy models for an army once I've painted what I have - maybe a big purchase if I finish everything I have for an army or a small one for reaching 500pts. I'll have to work out equivalent rules for smaller scale games.

That's all for now, thanks for looking and Happy New Year!




   
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250+ minis painted is a cracking year all told Maharg. That is one hell of a Nighthaunt army that Mortal Realms has provided you with, I abandoned my sub relatively early as the amount of miniatures it provides is huge.

I am really digging the Stormcast and their colour scheme and also the Old School Chaos BloodBowl team, much better sculpts than the current plastic team IMO.

Best of luck in sticking to your resolutions in the coming year.

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