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Termagaunts look great, although till you tidy up the bases they remind me of dogs we had tacking mud into the house.

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Such cute litle Gaunts Nev, love 'em.

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Theophony wrote:Termagaunts look great, although till you tidy up the bases they remind me of dogs we had tacking mud into the house.


Inevitable_Faith wrote:Such cute litle Gaunts Nev, love 'em.


They are just like adorable puppies who just want snacks and hugs. Is that so wrong?



So cleared the bench today. Everyone is at the decals and base stage. Need to figure out what to move down to the in progress stations. The poll for next month should go up tomorrow, so if something looks interesting, I might reserve starting. If not, short list of things to do are 2 more infiltrators, to give me a playable squad, and just moving more nids across the bench. Probably both. I’ve got enough phobos guys that if they are needed for a challenge, I’ve got spares. Alternatively, I could get a few more sisters done. But tomorrow is going to mostly be a build day I think.


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Well, June is almost over. While I could wait a bit, doing my half year summery is a good thing to do over a Sunday morning cup of coffee. Here is where we are at. I’ve temporarily moved the stuff that’s almost done up, as it should be done by the end of the day, and end of the month at the latest.



Here are my goals:
1 Paint 25 SoB
6 done. I kew this was going to be weighted towards the summer, as I couldn’t prime until spring. So not surprised I’m behind, but something I need to focus on.
2 Paint more than I buy. 29+7/34
Once I finish up the 7 guys on the bench, I have this. Until the box of Termagants shows up tomorrow (which I could technically count as a Father’s Day gift, as The Boy got me a gift card). Or the new box set drops. While the nids paint up lightning fast, I’m buying them at about the same rate. doing some of the backlog will help my overall numbers though. I suspect year end this is going to be a failure. Part of that is the deadweight of the necrons in the new box. I do plan on painting them up as a little kill team/combat patrol, but that’s a back burner project. Unless I find someone who wants to buy them off me, which is unlikely. But even if I don’t count the Necrons, adding 2 dozen marines to the tally is going to sting.
3 Paint At least 12 spare bits. I've magetized a number of things, painted the primary set up, but never get around to doing the other options.
Nope. Don’t think I’ve painted any bits
4 Try to get more games in. At least 12, with some being non Floorhammer.
2 games this year. I’m going to call this a soft fail, rather then hard due to the Corona virus.
5 Update my blog at least once a week, and maintain a consistent pace of work (1 mini a week).
I’m a good blogger. My pace of work was a little sluggish for a bit, but has picked back up. This is week 26, and I’ve got more models than that done.
6 Paint at least one unit for all my army factions. (Ultra, Eldar, Deathwatch, Death)
4 guys to fill out vet quads is not quite a “unit” but is close. I’d like to see at least one more by the end of the year. Ultras are good. Better than expected actually. No Eldar, Death is October. Added Nids to my list of army factions, and get to check them off.
7 Enter and finish an entry every month for the painting challenge. If the monthly challenge stops, enter at least one comp in the year. In addition, paint something odd from the back of the bench a/o try out a new technique.
So far so good. Been a good year so far for cleaning up backfill. Nids getting dusted off, and polishing off some of those RTB01s that had been stripped and prepped for 30k, but than ignored.
8 Buy, build, and/or paint at least one piece of terrain.
I have plans and ideas, but need to implement them. The recent supply drop of craft paints will help here. Currently on pause waiting for 9th ed and the new terrain rules.

Overall I’m on track. I do need to do those bits though; that’s one goal I’m way behind on, and had fallen off the radar. The rest I think I should be OK on. Except the lost causes, like getting in more games during a pandemic, and painting more then I buy when the new boxset Is packed with more then a year’s worth of work (half of which is an army I don’t play)

Short term:
Start some bits, keep a few going as side projects. Will be interesting to see if 9th is going to need any new ones built due to points/rules changes
Get those sisters moving. Once the new box drops, that’s going to hoover up a lot of my mindspace. Going to be hard to focus on other projects.
I aim to get the new box built before winter hits. I should try to clear anything major off my to-build list before it drops.
Try to up the volume. While I might not make my paint more than I buy goal this year, I’d like to fail in sight of the finish line. Batch painting some units should help here. Pushing Nids across the bench will help the numbers. The ~18 I’m starting with will paint fast and give me a head start, after that, the goal is to keep them Pile of Shame neutral, where I paint them as they come in.

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Edit:
First layers of base down. For the snow flock, that’s it. Ancient just needs decals

For the sisters, I need to wait for it to completely dry, then put a seal coat of thinned PVA down to keep the rocks attached.

Getting there.

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Been a good year, so far, it seems. Keep it up!
   
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Entry for the month done.

One nice things about ancients and simulacrums; it’s easy to paint them to a high standard.

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Ba-dump-bump.

They turned out quite nice. No text for the scrolls? Maybe some scribbles?
   
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I backed a kickstarter for sheets of squiggles, which should be here in a month or two. So some might happen eventually, but not right now.

And while I could try to freehand something on the big scroll, I think it would detract, rather then add to the model when done in my shaky hand.

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Very nice standard bearers. How is the simulacrum for stability? I used to have the old metal ones and they were quite tippy.

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 Inevitable_Faith wrote:
Very nice standard bearers. How is the simulacrum for stability? I used to have the old metal ones and they were quite tippy.


She’s fine. I don’t think they let sisters with a habit of getting tipsy carry the sacred relics. The glory and wonder of plastic. You can hold large things up and not flip over. Also the center of gravity is fairly well centered over the base.

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Nice finished entry and interesting to see your half year review. Good luck on working on your goals in the second half!
Hope the transfer sheet with all the scribbling arrives soon, it's so nice not to have to use a small brush or small tip pen to do some scrollwork. The new sisters decals have some writing on them and it has been a life saver for my repentia and navigator.
   
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I’ve got a micra pen, but even that I’m not that great with lettering with. I might have some old SoB transfer sheets, I think those had some squiggles. Not rush, pics are done for the comp anyway. At some point I need to drag out huge lots of minis and do a transfer marathon. Get everyone their chapter markings, maybe some units as well.



I think the new guys might be compensating for something.

Also in the news box of gaunts showed up today. Now that those guys are off the build pile, they can get started. I’m thinking from the box 9 with devourers, and 3 with fleshborers. Added to the 6 old metals, that would give me 9 of each. Although I dislike odd numbers. 6 devourer, 12 fleshborers gives me even numbers. Eventually I think I’ll need another box to get me a nice 30 bug hoard. But we’ll burn that bridge when we get there.

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Nice work on the Ultramarines banner. Very crisp and clean. The Sister looks pretty good too. Brave of you to paint her in white like that!

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Nevelon,

You actually went and dug those metal guys out of the pile of shame.

Painting them will help with the paint more than you buy pledge.

Cheers,

CB

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ZergSmasher wrote:Nice work on the Ultramarines banner. Very crisp and clean. The Sister looks pretty good too. Brave of you to paint her in white like that!

Thanks. The sister is not my army, so I didn’t get to choose the scheme. Would not have been my first choice. Black and white is very unforgiving. Not only due to shading and highlights, but the close proximity of opposites makes any slop very obvious (and take a lot of coats to correct)
Captain Brown wrote:Nevelon,

You actually went and dug those metal guys out of the pile of shame.

Painting them will help with the paint more than you buy pledge.

Cheers,

CB

The risk is that they will just move from the pile of shame to the primed pile, and just stare at me from there. But any step closer to painted is a good one. Time and motivation are the big things holding me back from the paint more than I buy goal. It’s not that I lack for things to paint. Those terminators will help my shelf look tidy and let me field a 3rd squad. That’s not a lot of drive. But they should paint up pretty quick, which is a plus. The downside is I’ve already got a lot of irons in the fire this year, and more are coming in. Their best hope for speedy paint is an entry in the painting challenge. Although I’m taking a week off work this month for a staycation, which might do good things for random projects.

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Well, at least the Terminators can use the Aggressors for cover. Full cover.
   
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Man, the size difference between the old Terminators and the Aggressors is ridiculous. I knew there was scale creep but that is near insane.

Anyway the Ancient and Standard Sister look great, and anyone that even attempts white armour gets appreciation from me. Good to see your half year progress as well.

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