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My first new models of the year arrived. I’m pretty happy to have got almost halfway through the year without anything, and having painted 150-200 models already this year.

Added to the pile of shame: 3x 5 CSM Raptors and 1x 10 Chaos Space Marines, which will become Chosen using spare bits from the Raptors.

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Longtime Dakkanaut

I finished my last ten Daemonnettes this morning and eight Fallout Synths last night.

That means all I have to paint is a single Chaos Knight that I bought, assembled,and primed this week, which raises the philosophical question of where the line is drawn on actually having a Pile Of Shame in the first place. I don't know if the Knight counts.

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...turns out I'm a liar, I bashed up a Giant Chaos Spawn a while back and completely forgot about it. Two models left on The Pile Of Shame.

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Chaos Knight finished yesterday, one giant chaos spawn to go.

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Fixture of Dakka

Getting my Warmachine Mercenaries back on track with the new themes released for it. Painted up a bunch of Marrowans and Clockwork Angels that I had previously abandoned. Now I just need to get some of the new releases to finish the army.
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The Newman wrote:
Chaos Knight finished yesterday, one giant chaos spawn to go.

And one Giant Chaos Spawn finished. I believe that makes me the third participant in this thread to fight The Pile of Shame in 2020 and win.

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6mm Diadochi armies are complete!

Onto the last 5 gangsters I have hanging around.

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10 Chainrasps ready for a night out on the town and ready to torment the locals!

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Skillful Swordmaster

Bless me Dakka, for I have sinned

On the plus side, someone else’s pile is lighter, so it’s not all bad... right? I’ll probably not keep them all, and it’s got me thinking I should eBay some of the minis that don’t inspire me. Now to overcome the nostalgia and get brutal with my pile.

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Leader of the Sept

So i bought like a tong of MCP adding to the pile.
But, this week i finished a big project by capping it off with my favorite model, Star Wars Legion tank
Painted the entire thing over the last couple of days and R2 and C3po.
The entire army is done, including basing. Its really relieving.
Im working on shadowsun right now and im enjoying it!!!

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Fixture of Dakka

Bit of a birthday backslide, though one I fully expected. Hoping by the end of the week to be back below my new target number, which is still half of when I started driving the pile down.
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6mm Diadochi army is done!

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Painting Within the Lines

Blasting through my DA backlog. I've painted the following in the last month;

20 DA Scouts
40 Tacticals
20 Devastators
5 Assault Marines
1 Company Master
1 Ancient
10 Intercissors
15 Hellblasters
1 Phobos Master
1 Phobos Lieutenant
3 Supprssors
10 Infiltrators

Still have most of my Deathwing and all of my vehicles to paint...the backlog never ends!

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I just finished three Scorpion Drones for AQMF, which leaves me with two Reaper fantasy models left to paint in my Pile of Shame.

I ordered some Victrix Romans, but I better hold off on these last two until they arrive.


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Fixture of Dakka

Bought the Black Order for Marvel... and painted! Need to get back to the birthday stuff. Weather was cooperating to prime so I ended up finishing my old DCU figures instead. Hoping next week I can buckle down to where Indomitus doesn't set me TOO far back.
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Painting Within the Lines

Just thought I'd post some progress pictures. These are all the Dark Angels I've painted thus far for this year. It's an entire Battle Company, alongside a whole bunch of Devastator/Hellblasters from the 9th Support Company and Scouts/Infiltrators from the 10th. All were painted with GW paints, no airbrush, and using the old 2016 GW How to Paint Dark Vengeance tutorials on Warhammer TV. I'd call them "Parade Ready", but only in the loosest sense of the word; I am no Golden Demon painter, and these are basically just tabletop level jobs. It's some 182 models, and I have about 40-50 more Dark Angels left before my whole army is complete. The remainder are basically a single Leviathan dreadnought, 3 Drop Pods,



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Dangerous Outrider

Montreal, QC Canada

I haven't been painting much, I have been prepping a bunch of minis though. Got a nice pile to go through come the fall when the weather starts getting cold again and I can prime. Instead of all the humidity i'm dealing with right now.

However I have been kinda bad and bought 3 old Metal Chaos Knights off Ebay. But I will add them to my prep pile waiting to get done!

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 Stormonu wrote:
 Nevelon wrote:
 MegaDave wrote:
I was one model away from having banished my pile of shame.

That was a brush with death.

Remember, you can’t die when you have models left to paint. Some say you die when you finish the last one. Best not to take the chance.

You want to have some workflow, but not a massive pile of shame. You can't let it run out though.

If that’s the case, I will live forever.

My pile of shame, some 30+ years old, has been fluctuating up and down this last year. I have made great strides on assembling and painting, but have been busy accumulating too. I don’t even bother to count my board game minis.

I have been keeping on top of keeping my Tau army painted, but just picked up a handful of 3rd party speeder bikes to assemble and paint.

On my stack to try and complete this year.

Castellan and Armigers (Apocalypse set)
Admech Transports (2), Ambots, Onagers (2) and Ruststalkers
Necrons from Forgebane
Imperial Guard Heavy Weapons
GSC Goliaths (2), Familiars (2)
Gates of Antares armies (to use as Gu’vessa for Tau)
Stormcast from boxed starter(as Custodes)
Complete frigate, brigantine and troops for Blood & Plunder
Crossing my fingers I can get to my guest Eldar army by the end of the year. This is my goal for this year, still much more to tackle

The big thing for this year is to get over my fear of the new airbrush I bought and use it to help me power through some of my minis.

This year has been kind to me, as far as painting.

I have completed the following (and just had a week off to boot, which I spent painting!)

X Castellan & Helverin Armigers
X Admech Transports (2), Ambots, One of the two Onagers & Rust Stalkers (last needs basing)
X Necrons from Forgebane (with 9E necrons coming to in a couple weeks...) [That's 12 warriors, 5 immortals, 5 lychguard, 3 wraiths and a cryptek]
X Imperial Guard Heavy Weapons
X GSC familiars (the Goliaths still need painting)

Others from above are incomplete, though I have also painted:

X Dreamforge 1/100 Mortis (as a Grey Knight Dreadknight)

X Tyranid Red Terror
X Tyranid Maleceptor
X Tyranid Haruspex
X Tyranid Tyrant Guard x3
X Tyranid Brood Lord (old metal model from around 2E)
X Tyranid Spore Mines x8 (from the Battle for Macragge starter set)

X Tau drone cycles
X Tau spotter
X Tau Crisis suit weapons

X Ork Waaghen (scratchbuilt/converted chevy truck)

X 20 German Heer infantry
X 20 US infantry
X Calliope Sherman tank
X Pak 40
X Pak 38
X M4 Half Track

X Warpath Enforcer Interceptor (painted as Tau flyer)

X A dozen or two D&D minis, including many characters, beholders, an efreeti and a kraken.

To Do, on the paint table:

Admech Onager

Sdkfz 251 Stummel
Sdkfz 251 Aus C
88mm Flak

15 Saurus Temple Guard
20 Skink
5 Saurus Riders
3 Raptor riders
Engine of the Gods

After that, my youngest son has been pleading with me to get to his orks, though I'm not really eager to start those.

Still a lot more to go - though I've almost burned through all my 40K and it's now Fantasy and other long-forgotten war games I'm looking at.

It never ends well 
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Sydney, Australia

 Rygnan wrote:

Next update, got a few more things done
Blood Bowl- still done
Batman - doing the last few highlights on my League of Assassins stuff, after that it's starter set Batman and the BMG stuff is done, with DCU still languishing behind. That's only 7 models though so easy to get done at some stage
Warcry - Untamed Beasts, Chimera and Gitz are all painted. Beasts and Chimera need basing but that can wait. Terrain and Chaotic Beasts still need doing
Malifaux - I'm down to 2 unpainted keywords in Outcasts, and my Ten Thunders are only 6 models off being fully painted too. Very happy with my progress, will probably pick up a bit more soon to flesh out some of the smaller crews and finish full keywords rather than owned keywords (these are the 2 unpainted ones though)
Legion - Progress has stalled, but I've got 500 points painted. Just need to make the final push on the last 2 boxes and get them done
Lord of the Rings - Still haven't touched any of this and probably won't for a while.
Bolt Action - Added on cause it's been in the pile for a long time and nothing's been done to it. My gaming group are playing it but I'm finding motivation hard here.
The Other Side - I've got a full faction of King's Empire and none of it has any paint on it. I could get it painted but I'm not playing it so I see little point at this stage.
40k - Add this too because I'm going back and touching up old paintjobs/stripping and redoing where necessary. Making a lot of changes on things to prepare for the new edition and I'll probably buy more stuff at some stage once

Update for a few more things
Batman - It's done! DCU included, everything is finished unless I find more lying around in the backs of cupboards
Malifaux - Still in progress, but I've got the last things for my Outcasts on the table and 1-2 days off finished (the entire faction!) and diving into getting my Bayou finished in the next week or so as well. For something that started the year as such a huge hurdle of random schemes there's a light now at the end. I'm going to call this done when my Outcasts, Ten Thunders and Bayou are finished because it's only one more crew otherwise, and I have no immediate plans for it anyway.
Warcry/Malifaux/Bushido - I've left a lot of things painted but not based over the last few months. Once the current lot is cleared off my desk, and with it completing the factions for all 3 of these games, I'm going to be doing a few big batches of basing to get them finally finished and table ready
Legion - It came out onto the desk, then got put away again in favour of other things. It's still on my mind though so will definitely happen soon


I mainly play skirmish games, but am still fairly active with 40k. I play Warcry, Arena Rex, Middle-Earth, Blood Bowl, Batman, Star Wars Legion and The Other Side as well, but my main game is Malifaux.

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My blog- https://fistfulofminiatures.blogspot.com/
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Fixture of Dakka

Great work!

I'm caught up on the birthday backslide just in time for Indomitus to throw another lump on the pile. I finished up my Batman stuff except the stuff I'm likely to sell and working on Infinity right now, hoping to have all of Tunguska and Corregidor done soon. Finishing up a bit of Guild Ball and Malifaux Guild in there, then it'll probably be time to get the Deathwatch ready for 9th.
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I finished my pile of shame so......

I ordered more stuff. I ordered two boxes of Republican Romans, some elephants, and some Greek cavalry from Victrix.....

The Pile of Shame is Dead, long live the Pile of Shame!

Edit: Started working on the Cavalry horses this weekend.....

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Leader of the Sept

I fell into a bit of a backslide with all my indomitus stuff.
But I'm going through a painting project to really push myself with my painting.
I'm painting marvel crisis protocol alot and it's roufht because I'm pushing myself aootm ever figure provides a difficult new challeng

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Finishing my Goliaths is taking really long and reminding me of how my pile of shame got backed up in the first place. I miss painting of Goblins in contrast and knocking out a squad of 20 in 2 days. lol
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Surrey, BC - Canada

I have pushed through my pile for 2020.

Eldar – 0
Painted in 2020: 5

Imperial Guard – 0
Painted in 2020: 5

Sisters of Battle - 0
Painted in 2020: 5

Space Marines - 0
Painted in 2020: 1

Metal Necromunda - 0
Painted in 2020: 10

Models painted in 2020: 26

Fuegan finished:

Baharroth finished:

So I am finished...well not quite as I a going to reward myself with a new figure to build and paint as a reward. Which means I have started another pile. Although in truth I have loads of bits to make terrain and objective markers to work through.



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Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
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Good work clearing your piles Captain, they were considerable! Fuegan and Baharroth are great conclusions to your Eldar. I look forward to more terrain and the new piles progress!

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Jumped ahead and got my DW ready for 9th... for now. Still stuff I probably shouldn't have bought on the backlog for it, but got a good chunk of stuff done.

My Malifaux Guild is back to complete. Only one unreleased model from M3E to get in October, plus whatever new stuff is coming. Need to finish up some Infinity as well before Defiance throws a new army worth of Shesvasti on my paint table.

Currently though, I'm painting all my Guild Ball stuff before it gets retired. Masons and Union are done. Finally picked up the Cooks (awful models) to complete my Butchers. Also need to paint a couple Alchemists for a friend doing the same.
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Leader of the Sept

Im just making my way throughy MCP
IT feels good to have not alot of stuff from the previous year. I only have 1 model left from even before qourantine.

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On the Crimson Path

Okay, I want to kinda brag a little bit. I mean I am not the greatest painter, but I think I do okay and what I lack in quality I have been making up in quantity. Way back in June I finished my Death Guard Commission. It turned out pretty good for what was supposed to be a speed painting 3+ colors up job. Since I was painting Death Guard, I decided I might as well paint up mine too.


Most of the Death Guard Commission. There was also a Rhino, blight hauler, and Blight Spawn. I want to say I painted more poxwalkers (there should be 80 as part of the commission) and whatever came in the Dark Imperium set that matches 80 poxwalkers that isn't pictured). The commission was broken into 3 parts so I can exactly remember how much actually painted anymore.


My Death Guard Kill Team. I ran out of gumption when it came to my five Plague Terminators or whatever they are called. So they still need work.


Some of the GSC I have painted. Ignore the Guardsmen in the back. They were filler until the Neophytes were painted. All told I have 60 Neophytes, 30 Acolytes (with 10 more to go) painted. I am hoping by end of this weekend to have all them done.


Only about half the terminators in the photo were painted this year. The other half were painted a long while ago.

I also painted up 16 Unmade and the Iron Golems, Raptoryx and Untamed Beasts of the Warcry Starter. About 50 Primaris space marines (though I still have a lot of the Indomitus box to go). About 20 of the new Chaos Space Marines. 10 Tau Fire Warriors for a friend of mine's kill team. Probably a little bit more, but only a bit here and there.

I still have a lot of stuff that needs finishing, but I am starting to make up ground again. I have been trying to clear out a lot getting it to 'Battle-Ready' level at least. Mostly as I think that is a pretty good goal to have to field an army, but also I plan on starting a Lumineth Realm Lords army. I don't want to have this huge pile, well as huge, of unfinished miniatures. I probably could have finished painting my Primaris, but given that more stuff is coming I want to add it didn't seem worth pushing burn out over.

Right now I am kinda hoping I can get through the non-character infantry part of my Genestealer Cult and maybe even my bikers before I start work on the Lumineth. Which has kept me stoked about the pointy elves and battle cattle coming out, but fatigued as I can always use more time to get what I want done.

But yeah, I have been doing some painting this year.

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 hotsauceman1 wrote:
Im just making my way throughy MCP
IT feels good to have not alot of stuff from the previous year. I only have 1 model left from even before qourantine.

I have every figure painted up so far and it feels GREAT to buy the new releases on Friday and have them done by Monday with some regularity. They're just really fun, fast projects.
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Regular Dakkanaut

South Africa

I've run into a problem. I have far more SM torsos than I do legs.

How did that happen? While my older kits have been in their sprues in bits boxes I haven't kept them all in order so I'm not suprised I've got more, but so many? I've easily got over a dozen more torsos than legs.

My pile of shame can't really be lowered until I find more legs.

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Sounds about right, though you should also have extra front chest pieces. (particularly one of the assault marine kits in years past had alternate frontpieces with thick straps.

A couple kits had extra torsos, but some of it would be from vehicle sprues. The hatch gunners for stormbolters and whatever have full arms and torsos, but often just an attachment point to the top of a waist set inside the hatch piece.

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