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Cerastus lancers finished. Just the rats and crossbows to go for the month.
Culdehte and Alcarinecco:


And a last try to get the coat of arms and leg banners in focus:

   
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Upstate, New York

Nice job on the flyers. Like the radar sweep bases. good way to add some nice detail to a functional base.

   
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Gotta echo Nev there with the radar. And good to see both knights finished and good luck getting the crossbow minis done!
   
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Thanks to both of you, the areonautica bases just look kinda plain without something there, don't they?

On the crossbows, well, some forward motion in that theres more paint on them, but having that bleah feeling on the quality:


And the backup for the challenge is the chain rat of this pair, which isn't feeling much better:

Ah well, get paint down, do what we can, see if we can do better next one.
   
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Upstate, New York

Progress is good, even if just incremental steps. Keep at it!

   
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I did do some more progress.

Got some areonautica valkyrie and stole a base from one to finish the tigershark:


More or less finished the two rats, just need to do basing:


And did the faces of the crossbow ladies. Kind of. Didn't come out the way I want, will probably need more attention. Or maybe not. I might just use the rat with the meteor hammer for the challenge, and at that point the crossbows are just levy swarms, I can probably accept lower standards there.


It'll be tight getting them done before new years, hopefully make it.
   
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Another random set of models started, and a little more progress on the stuff already there.

Basing started on the rats:


Some minor shading layers on the crossbows:


And started some scantily clad archers at random. Kinda liking the skin, scale 75 arctic blue, washed with thinned reaper burgundy wine, and relayered slightly wet with the arctic blue. Pity I didn't properly clean and fill the mold lines and joints before kicking into them. Probably need a dark purple or blue for the clothing and bits to contrast the pale and bright colors.


Not sure where I'm going with those horn colors...

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Almost there on the rats, just needs some wash and drybrush work for the bases, plus rims and names.


And some color testing for the bows:


Not sure, even for me thats some clashing colors, but I kinda like the individual ones. Maybe a lighter blue for those parts? And of course, stray marks all over the blend job...


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And staying up too late on a work night but knocked out the two rats, so I'll have something for the challenge this month:


A basic infantry rat, and a squad leader. Should probably give her a holster for a pistol, but meh, later.

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More progress on the crossbow ladies:


about as done as I'm going to take them, though not nearly as nice as I'd have liked. Just have to base them up before new years, and that'll be more or less what I expect to have done for the year, about 145 models. Definitely need to keep my self goals low next year so I can take more time on stuff and/or work on some bigger stuff like I wanted to this year, but my wandering attention span said no. Next year's another try, and we'll see what happens.
   
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Bases greenstuffed and painting started on the crossbows:



Minor progress on the bow weirdos:


and the inevitable new impulse project that isn't helping long term goals, more draconis hovertanks:
   
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Northern Ireland

Draconis hover tanks, therefore the best hover tanks. For the dragon!

Gotta love those surprise impulse projects that kick you right in the goals. But then isn’t everything an impulse project in the beginning. I had one I bought minis for last Christmas that I haven’t done a thing on and here we are again. Almost bought the rest of the minis I’d need to complete it this Christmas but thought, nah, maybe next Christmas. Not sure if I’m talking about an impulse project or a long term goal at this stage. Funny how they change.

I like your rat bases with the little planks. A very nice touch.

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Thanks theCrowe, those planks make my hands cramp up every time I make them, but they do break up bases nicely. And yeah, kinda bounce around on impulse versus goals a lot, though the warbringer is definitely goals, want to start finishing out my Titanicus stuff for options and to play some this coming year, assuming things die down enough for it to be reasonably safe.

Also, finished the crossbows:


Of course, now I realize I left off the grass bits, but enh, levy infantry.
   
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Some more little time fillers before the year ends. Progress on the mierce ysian bow, think thats more or less blocked out:


And base colors on the battletech hovercraft:


Might get done before end of year, might not, but that just means a head start on next year.
   
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Wonderful! You are really improving Your bright side of the palette! Loving the crossbow lasses and rats with pretty hairdos!

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (2/57 done) 
   
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Japan

Your crossbow(wo)men turned out quite well. It's always nice to see Bad Squiddo models in the wild.

Now showing more mutants for Dreadball!

Painting Total as of 5/162022: 60 plus eleven pieces of street scenery and a wrecked car

Painting Total for 2021: 113 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron and some teleport disks and seven SF buildings and some resin barricades!






 
   
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Upstate, New York

Nice progress.

Always fun the see the range of things you paint. Any plans for a year end recap?

   
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Thanks Wirecat, Heroforge does have some nice haircuts, don't it?

Thanks JoshinJapan, they really are nice models, and I'm a little sad they were 1/2 off when I got them, because that means they're likely not selling, but on the other hand, it means I got quite a few of them without feeling bad...

Thanks Nevelon. Was thinking about it, because it seems like everybody else is, so best try:

Was doing a little bit of the hobby bingo card floating around, so checking in on that:

Really needed to do more with terrain, almost got bingo except for that. Otherwise, feel like I did pretty decently, even if some of those feel a little iffy, as they're intended for people who actually have some level of yearly focus, or at least favored active armies.

Overall, got 147 minis total done this year, with 2 more probably likely to be done before Friday night. Less than last year, and more small stuff, but I also actually had to work 5 days a week this year. Also, I was supposedly trying to cut back to do more big stuff, which uh, didn't happen.
Project wise, we had:
33 Crocodile games minis, including a chariot and a Heru hero, and finishing out the Basti army (next year, maybe we try to start actually finishing units for the Typhon...)
22 models for the shelf queen imperial guard (well, 21 and a loose Ad mech rat, but whatever)
13 models for my norse women saga project (hey at this rate, we may have a playable painted army by the time 3rd ed comes out in 2025!)
9 each generic D&D and Animal adventurers minis
5 ogre sized angry lizard boys of various kinds
4 random SF dudes
and lots of 6mm:
2 titans and 7 knights
8 Areonautical Imperialis fliers
and 34 bases worth of battletech (21 mechs, 7 elemental points, and 6 tanks, to be 8 if I get those last two guys done...) in four different forces.

Could have used a bit more consistency, not least because then I could actually have shown a group shot for the year, but whatever works.
Speaking of "getting a few last things done", progress on said hovertanks:


and a heavy weapon team and some filler models for the the Imperial Guard:


But those are almost certainly not getting done until next year, along with the two archers.

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Last two for the year, finished hovertanks:


Hope everybody has a good new years, and see you all in 2022.
   
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Those hover tanks really should watch that tiger, it looks ready to pounce on them Lots of fun stuff at year's end and at least for us it is great that you switch between projects
   
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Thanks Viterbi!
Speaking of which, another new pair, potential entries for the monthly challenge:


A Reaper Bones Black griffin, or a Mierce werewolf (technically Cnebba, Magenwulf but lets be honest here...)
   
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Northern Ireland

They look almost diorama-able. But that’d be loads of work, and my own entry this month will just be a small single mini. Always nice to see a good gryphon on the go.

   
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...you know, theCrowe, you say that, and I think you're right on both sides. They kinda pose well together, but that's gonna be a lot of base terrain sculpting. I think I'm probably going to try to compromise on a scenic base with some spare models getting smashed by Cnebba, but especially if it were easier to get him or I had more time and better project management, it'd be tempting...

also, base colors on griffin because it assembled easier, and cnebba built out except for some last gap fills with a pose to consider...

   
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Colorado, USA

Love the Wolverine Rats.
Little hover tanks are always great.
Scantily-clad is the new fully armored.

   
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Thanks DJJazzyJeff.

More progress. Werewolf is ready to prime once the green stuff sets up.


and some (still wet) layering and washes on the griffin:


Need to figure out what I'm doing for feather patterns, and the post-wash drybrush layers there...
   
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Northumberland

Late to the party but I really like the range of stuff you paint. Good luck with the griffon, are you going for the classic black and white feathers?

One and a half feet in the hobby


My Adeptus Mechanicus Painting Log:
# The Explorator Fleet of Labrunnia IX #

 
   
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Thanks Olthannon, I wish I could say the wide spread was intentional, but really its just "what gets me to put paint on something today?"
And yeah, planning on black and white feathers, using thinned VMC black grey:

(With a now primed up Cnebba...)
and the back feathers, more iffy on them here, kinda feel like it ruins the accidentally decent looking browns...
   
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Feathers are coming along great on the griffin! And excited to see where you take the werewolf colorwise.
   
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Griffin is coming along great!

   
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I'd say this is an unusual color scheme for a fantastical being! Marbled wing underside looks quite interesting, inverted. Good luck with finishing it!

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (2/57 done) 
   
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Thanks everybody, hopefully I can bring it in looking decent. I'm not sure what sceme I'm doing for the werewolf--white, black, or something like the cream-black realistic-ish wolf scheme I've used for others.

On vacation but brought a travel set of paints, so have some rat guard progress:



Almost finished them.

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