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Made in us
Veteran Knight Baron in a Crusader







Well, I'm not sure what the etiquette is on having multiple blogs going at once, but I kind of like to keep mine separate by theme. I have one for my Titan and associated models, one for my Space Samurai, one for my Beast men, all mostly finished at this point. This one will be for all my other stuff, and also tracking my hobby spending (because paper gets lost, but the internet is forever).


So, what do I have for "open projects"? Good question. An open project is one for which the models have been purchased, which creates an obligation to paint them. I've been losing ground I think over the last year.

By Army/Theme


Orks

15 Classic Snakebites

Civilian 40K stuff
4 Explorators in space suits
4 Gladiators

Thousand Sons/Counts as necrons/Tooomb Kings in Spaaaace
1 Chariot Conversion
1 Ghost Arc Conversion
1 Mechanical Dragon fly rider

Mechanicus:
Done

Space Samurai
All Done

Battle Fleet Gothic
3 x Destroyers
1 x Cruiser
1 x Scratch Build Heavy Freighter
3 x Eldar Scratch Builds
6 x Tyrannid Units

Kickstarters due to arrive in 2016-7
Toughest Girls in the Galaxy 2 - nuns with guns mostly - about 40 figures total.
10 Mantis Warriors
15 Dark Elves
5 Nuns with Guns
5 Death Dancers
10 or so Characters
2/7 Familiars
Victoria Lamb super gun +8 crew

Random
Krieg Dwarves (6 Models)
10 To'ok Knights


Bretonnians
Aprox 10 x Knights
15x Men at arms

Terrain Full Sets
Tau City - been collecting for this for about a decade - time to get the flower pots going.
Ork City - likewise. Want to do lots of little vignettes like Grots going about their daily tasks.
Space Hulk starship stuff - about half finished.
Desert City. Molded a bunch of buildings for a commission, now I want to do my own.

Nurgle bits
10 Plaguebearers
1-2 classic GUC (the tiny ones)
1 Beast of Nurgle.
5 Misc Figures
1 Neo Oughta.

Optional Projects: (Didn't actually purchase these sets, so I'm not obligated to do anything with them)
Dark Vengeance Box
Saguinary Guard Box
10 Bloodthirsters (I'll think I'll do these, the Kreig dwarves and some Dark Vengence stuff as a Khornate war band) Can't find these guys/? WTF?
1 Leman Russ

Tyranids
All done


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Slayer and Bone Chickens Painted - with some other Cryx.

January 4th - money spent $0

Got a message that the Imbrian Arts stuff is one the way.

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Spent $10 on a GW dry brush and some Nuln oil at FLGS.

Helldiver half painted, expect to finish tonight.


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Helldiver 90% painted, Mishima Deathstalker 80% painted.

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Painted the Helldiver and Mishima Deathstalker. I used the same scheme for both, even though they are totally different armies, just 'cause I liked it.



Got the Imbrian Arts Gnoll and Ashura figures in the mail. Well sculpted, but incredibly small and fiddly. Started working on assembling, lost patience quickly. Also discovering the gel superglue sucks as far as holding strength. Will have to spring for liquid locktite.
   
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Spent $3 on superglue. Spending now $13, about a dollar a day. Eregore painted, Pistol Wraith Painted, Gorman Diwulfe and Denny started. Discovered I had a Killer Can to paint, along with a unit of 30 bretonians on foot and and other 10 spearmen. Not sure I will ever paint the bret stuff. Loved that army, back in the day, but it will probably be changed beyond recognition in the next army book, and it's basically worthless currently. Plus I don't even like Fantasy these days. None of the nights are particularly inspiring except one scratch build. I think I might cannibalize the foot guys for 40K.
   
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Not 100% sure what Cryx are, but they look awesome! Could you post a couple of close ups of some of those other models you have there? Really like the blue paintjob, makes them look really snazzy. Keep up the good work!
   
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Thanks! (although the quality of the blending on the blue varies according to my motivation). I was most motivated on the Helldiver, bit less so on these guys:





Cryx are one of the Warmachine factions.

Spent $16 on brighter lights - Total $29.

Found a scratch built chaos dread to paint - This guy (the big thing in the center).




   
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Mmmm, I can see the difference between the two paintjobs, although they're still both pretty eye catching.

It'll be interesting to see that chaos dread; will you be using the blue colour scheme?
   
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Not sure. It was originally going to be a Slaneeshi dread, to fit in with the Eldar bits on the machine. I want to do more with greenstuff on it.



Here is the list of models remaining to paint. I'm hoping to keep editing it shorter and shorter during the year…. - Not much progress yet.

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Purchased a Cryx Stalker for $12. Total $41. Hmm, it adds up fast.
   
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Cryx Done all except for the Stalker. To have a complete army I probably still need a few things - a unit or two - Mechanicthralls, Banes, and Bile Thralls top the list. I would also like a Warwitch Siren, a Scarlock Thrall, and perhaps an Iron Lich and another heavy warjack.



Here is a close up of Blackburn's Raiders. I wasn't really very keen on them, in game terms or as models, but I decided I would paint them because A) you never know when you're going to need some ghost pirates, and B) I could do them very quickly.



I probably spent the most time on the Coven. They originally had light blue cloth, but I did some purple wash and patterning because the light blue looked too "fluffy", plus this way they could fit in with a GENESTEALER CULT!





Now the question is what to paint next? The Stalker, probably, but I'm unlikely to spend the money for the Cryx units any time soon. I will probably try to trade of them. In the meantime, I want a small project, something different. Maybe Battlefleet Gothic, maybe the Rogue Trader crew for our 40K RPG, maybe the Necron Stuff, which I will be painting the same as the Cryx and my 1K sons. Maybe terrain though, just to break it up. It gives me enjoyment to contemplate what to do. I might go for something from left field - converting the Dark Vengence cultists to Khorne?


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Might also paint some of my son's Khador for him. Really like the Wardog and Mechanics.

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Those Coven are awesome!
   
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Thanks!



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Sculpted by Kev White of Hasslefree - one of my favorite sculptors.

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Salem, MA

That Cryx is unreal! Such a bright color, really done well with the flesh and bone tones.

Really something to aspire to! The Coven is particularly impressive!

Warmachine/Hordes- Cryx Blindwater Congregation Convergence of Cyriss Khador Thornfall Alliance
Infinity- Haqqislam Warzone: Resurrection- Capitol Mishima Deep Wars- Ancients of Atalan

I paint things occasionally. Some things you may even like! 
   
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Well thanks - I did try harder than usual. : ) Spent $10 on paper models from Dave Grapham (still time to get all his stuff for $1 a file!). Figured they don't take up space, right? Got a set of medieval/empire buildings, a bunch of tents, and lots of floor patterns. Looking forward to getting some printed out. Also assembled the Stalker. It is tough to get put together in a reasonable sort of way.
   
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kestral wrote:
Well thanks - I did try harder than usual. : ) Spent $10 on paper models from Dave Grapham (still time to get all his stuff for $1 a file!). Figured they don't take up space, right? Got a set of medieval/empire buildings, a bunch of tents, and lots of floor patterns. Looking forward to getting some printed out. Also assembled the Stalker. It is tough to get put together in a reasonable sort of way.


Yeah the Stalker has to be pinned to death to go together well at all. I'd recommend a conversion I've seen a few times where people replace the rear legs with Bone jack legs. It's pretty fantastic looking when completed.

Warmachine/Hordes- Cryx Blindwater Congregation Convergence of Cyriss Khador Thornfall Alliance
Infinity- Haqqislam Warzone: Resurrection- Capitol Mishima Deep Wars- Ancients of Atalan

I paint things occasionally. Some things you may even like! 
   
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I think my Nihalac oxide phase is over. I was using it on my Adminstratum building when my wife came down and said "Ewwww, what's that?" I explained, and she said "well, as long as you like it". A few minutes later as I was manipulating my building, paper towel to wipe off the Nihilac and brush I thought "wow, I need to be careful not to knock over the paint pot". Sure enough, about 20 seconds later I dumped it in my lap. The combined effect has made me much less keen on it. I did find that a wash of Agrax Earthshade over Nihilac is a pretty nice effect. Here is the building and the stalker. I may build a base for it at some point, but I never attach buildings to bases, since you might want to combine them in different ways in a battle. I added bits of paper on the floor to show that it was an adminstratum. The stalker did eventually go together, though I considered various possibilities, like putting the legs in the arm spot and the arms in the leg spot for maximum weirdness. I also tried to get it as upright as possible. I used grey stuff and superglue, a trick I learned here on Dakka, which works quite well for fiddly limbs.












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Spent 9:50 on some flock and daemonette purple. I do like GW base paints. Total $50.50 so far this year. Been working on the house in every spare minute, so no much progress yet. Annoyingly, I need a base coat brush and neither FLGS seems to be able to keep them in stock. Also realized my standard brush is nearly worn out.

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Here are some Hinterland Trenchraiders. They are WIP at this point:



I love niche companies like Hinterland. They serve as "naval infantry" in our Rogue Trader campaign. It is my main reason to keep modeling at this point. We've been off for 6 months or so, but I am looking to start up again soon. There are two story lines possible at this point - either our heroes get involved in exploiting the many commercial possibilities of a system in the throes of being devoured by Tyranids (Rescue, Looting, Nuking the site from orbit, snatching priceless works of art from the claws of the swarm, piracy, staying alive), or they will be signing on as military advisors to a feudal world being overrun by Chaos Marines. Both have interesting modeling capabilities, as well as fitting well with my collection. The Fuedal one will involve paper fold buildings, perhaps a rock and grass table, finishing my Bretonians, and converting some knights and such with high tech weapons (Sir Eglemore and his Lasgun). The Tyranid one is a great springboard for finishing my gene stealer cult, finishing some odds and ends for ruins, and doing "imperial civilians/vehicles" which I enjoy. Also I have tyranid battle fleet gothic stuff.

In the meantime, I prepped the Imbrian Arts and more Hinterland this morning. For highly detailed figures I like to spray them white, then wash with Nuln Oil. It shows detail (and mold lines) really well and kind of gives you the best of both worlds with black and white base coats. Much more enthusiastic about painting these figs now that I can see them better.



   
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Pecked away at the Gnoll and Ashura, but haven't really been feeling it for painting them.





So turned to the Rogue Trader crew I converted up last summer. I love making figures like this, but hate painting them. I've even toyed with the Heresy of hiring someone to paint them. It is hard coming up with a color scheme. I don't think I want to make them uniform, but I think I do want colorful, so I think they will a variety of muted tones. THey are made primarily from Empire Militia and Wargames factory Ashiguri (mostly for torsos), we a few heads, shotguns, goggles and breath masks from Victoria miniatures, and other bits. Here is a test figure:



Crewman with flame-crossbow.



Officer with splinter rifle, two archers and an engineer with shotgun. Plus ship's dog.



Shotgun, Pulse Rifle, Officer with Katana and bolt pistol, crossbowman



Crew with crossbows, blunderbuss, pistols, etc.



Boarding shotguns, pistols, chainsword.



   
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Got given a set of Cryx Banethralls. I think that makes my Cryx more or less competitive. I'm not a huge fan of the models, which is part of why I didn't buy them myself. I think I will mix in some Thousand Son bits so they fit in with my Chaos force - "Ghost space marines with axes", as well as "Cryx undead". I think the two aesthetics are close enough to make it work.

Bought an advanced battledroid figure for $6 to make into a counts as Dreadknight for my space samurai. I think with a few japanese style banners coming out the back and some bits it will look great.



Spent $12 on glue and zip kick for the first time. Hopefully it will be all I have heard….


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Total spending about $80 on the year.

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Painted the Women on Camels. Really, Really small. Going to use them as objectives at some point.



Mostly working on Crew though:

Quite happy with them in some ways - it is surprising how much a uniform basing scheme will do for you.

Here are some engineers from the same set:


Also scratch built a plasma cannon servitor for my samurai.



He's painted - I'll post a better pic later.

Overall though the crew are going really, really slow. Not sure why.


   
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Spent $12 on plastic trees from amazon. Because i could. That makes about $92 on the year.


And spent $15 pledging on Kreig Dwarves: $107. Were are my trees anyway?

Hmm - a month later I haven't done anything with the trees. Dropped another $12 on paint - $119. Won an Aegis Line just in time for the quad gun to get nerfed.

Hit some Amazon and Ebay coupons, got a BA-10 armored car and ZIS-5 truck for my gene stealer cult, plus some Valkerie and my first Dark Sword model for $15 (a $75 value). Total $134 on the year. Miniatures fix sated for a short time. In other news the Genestealer cult is nearly finished. And I have pics to prove it! I've incorporated quite a few models from other armies fit - the number of cult specific models is not that high.

























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Not much left on the cult - finish painting some hybrids, work on the truck a bit more, and at long last, the Limo. Always loved the early armored Cars, so here's a BA-10 turned into a limo. I figure its like a hummer today - a luxury status symbol with lots of ground clearance. After all, if you took a low riding vehicle onto most 40K terrain you wouldn't get far. I'd also like to do some beast men with shields as bodyguards. I suspect I have the bits needed.

Spent another $7 on Hydra Miniatures Valkeeri, which puts me to $141. Not bad in the self restrain category.






   
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Limo is done: The Kreig dwarves came today - awesome figures, especially at $15 for 7 figures, shipped. They're fairly big, all but the engineer who seems to be slightly out of scale with the others, but nothing serious.





   
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Need to take some pics and update I think. I've been on a wild spending spree the last month or two - bought Codex SM, Printed out paper fold tents, and a bunch of paints. Total is up to $245 on the year.
   
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Hey, I've painted stuff!

First we have the Valkyrie from Rocket games. Someday I may combine them with Shadowforge marines, a few Infinity figures and some high tech marines to make a high tech pulp army with lots of ray guns and go go boots. One of my desert buildings is in the background, along with my cheap trees from Amazon.com. The building is actually cast in latex, since I have some know how of latex casting from making masks. Then I fill the mold with spray foam from the hardware store. More complicated than you might think, but very durable.



Now we have Fabius Bile. Insurgency Walker provided the miniature and took the picture. This is typical of miniatures that I start out painting to my highest standard, then get sick of and stop with it about 80% done. That is pretty common. It was fun for the first few hours. I did some interesting layering on the skin coat that I liked, then washed it with flesh wash, thereby wiping out most of my work. I do this over and over again. I start with just a little wash, and it looks great so I do more, then the whole thing is covered and it dries and doesn't look so good. : ( I painted him to work with my Cryx/1 K sons/Egyptians in space.



Did up paper fold tents from Dave Graffam for this battle, depicting evacuation of a world in the face of Tyranid invasion. I printed the tents on Cardstock, then glued plywood in the bottom, creating very rugged terrain pieces with enough mass not to slide around the tabletop in a slight breeze.



   
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Here's a picture showing the plywood base inside the tent. Can't say enough about how happy that makes me. Looking forward to doing a paper fold fantasy town at some point.

   
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Friendly Peat Beast






The Great Marsh

Such a variety of projects in this plog! I really, really like the Cryx scheme you have. Are there complete army pics of it somewhere?
   
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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps





Earlobe deep in doo doo

Great stuff especially the pulp girls.

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
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