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Palitine Il

youwashock wrote:Sweet Genestealers. The Magus and Patriarch are standouts for me.


Thank you! Glad the Magus came out well considering he felt like the deadweight from the kit to me. Hopefully I can replicate the success when I eventually break down and expand the Cult of Stolen Pants / The Tribe again and get the female magus!

Grenb wrote:So much variety in here! Those orange Cultists have got my attention.


Variety is the spice of life/Oooh-Shiny-itis.
I assume you’re talking about The Cult of the Dying Sun / Cult of the Eternal Cheese Puff that are currently on the bench.

But thinking about it... which orange cultists? I have... Chaos (Children of the Eight Stars) , BSF Escalation Chaos (TCotDS/CotECP), Nurgle Zombies (Rustpox Shamblers), Genestealer (CotSP/TT), and the argument could be made that the Ten Thunders from Malifaux are kind of cult-y.

And I now realize I’ve been painting mostly cults and/or gangs for the past couple years...

Also, I need to get back to working on writing out the fluff for my umpteen zillion home brews.

Briancj wrote:I have a lot of leftover GSC from turning all their vehicles into civilian ones.


Sir, don’t. You. DARE! Try and foist any of your backlog off on me!

Even if by some huge multi-year miracle I maintain this hellacious rate and DON’T buy more it will still be... at least 2-3 years before I’m anywhere NEAR clearing mine.
   
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Australia

Lot of good stuff in here. I really love the Goliath truck, got a lot of tanks to paint and I’m nervous about vehicles and love the grimy scheme. It’s great watching the step by steps and seeing bow the colour blocking turns into finished minis!

I am also super impressed by the organisational aspect of this blog...super on top of it - no chaotic mind here

t z you are k 
   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

I WILL DARE! Because everyone needs conversion bitz!

Actually, I want 10 or so of the Quad ATV rider torsos, those would be an amazing base for an Imperial Navy Breaching Team.

Sadly, I've only got the one, and they're not really available on the secondary market.

--B.


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Belgium

Loving the GSC! I hear you on the ATV rider torsos, some bits are pretty hard to get at times.

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Palitine Il

tzurk wrote:Lot of good stuff in here. I really love the Goliath truck, got a lot of tanks to paint and I’m nervous about vehicles and love the grimy scheme. It’s great watching the step by steps and seeing bow the colour blocking turns into finished minis!

I am also super impressed by the organisational aspect of this blog...super on top of it - no chaotic mind here


Mwahahaha! My lazy cheat has fooled you!

Initially I’d planned on putting more effort in on it but after the slog of getting it yellow and it sitting half finished, staring disapprovingly at me I said “:beep: it, slather on the AP Strong Tone ink and pray!”

The only reason anyone (especially me) can follow this blog is the organizational veneer!

Briancj wrote:I WILL DARE! Because everyone needs conversion bitz!


Note to self, NEVER give this maniac my address.

Actually, I want 10 or so of the Quad ATV rider torsos, those would be an amazing base for an Imperial Navy Breaching Team.

Sadly, I've only got the one, and they're not really available on the secondary market.

--B.



CommissarKhaine wrote:Loving the GSC! I hear you on the ATV rider torsos, some bits are pretty hard to get at times.


Yeah, that is a cool body. It sucks that the coolest bits are always the trickiest to procure.

So, I spent two days at work and recuperating from the tourney and then spent most of my day off cleaning and shifting most of my room around. Not much hobby-ing has happened. Today’s plan is more cleaning (booo!) and getting the cultists’ skin basecoated (yay.)

   
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 ChaoticMind wrote:

Briancj wrote:I WILL DARE! Because everyone needs conversion bitz!


Note to self, NEVER give this maniac my address.


Oh, you will. Eventually. You will.

--B.

   
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Palitine Il

And today I am sooper productive! Why? I dunno.

Tusken Raiders just need pseudo dip and bases, cultists need non-orange and non-skin basecoated and probably washed.

   
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Belgium

Nice progress. Maybe a clean hobby area led to the peace of mind you needed?

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Palitine Il

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 CommissarKhaine wrote:
Nice progress. Maybe a clean hobby area led to the peace of mind you needed?


Unlikely, the desk was actually more of a mess after shifting stuff. More likely reason is FINALLY getting a good nights sleep.

1) Picture of the painting desk A.T.M. unless absolutely no progress.

The cultists slowly progress...



2) Overall goal for the year, otherwise only “hoping to ___ later today” goals.

Tomorrow’s goal: grey on the cultists done and steel started.

3) Simple clear record of progress on goal.

+5 minis done, 308 for the year, day 305.

4) Finished pics.

Tusken raiders for Imperial Assault:



5) Ramblings,

Furnace is on the fritz and we had snow for halloween.
Luckily we still have enough working space heaters from last time the furnace died I can have one for my room so paint doesn’t get too cold.
Unexpected advantage to recently re-doing how my room is set up: plenty of empty space around the heater so not only can I use it, I can leave it running.

Also seriously debating Infinity: Defiance. If there is a KS exclusive Morat I know I’ll succumb but right now it’s a tricky decision. I like 2 of the heroes, the robot assistants for two more, and almost all the enemies (24 of the 29) are tempting but they’re not my beautiful psycho murder space monkeys. And of course they wasted half the Morat expansion on impractical sculpts in metal that aren’t actually, you know, MORATS! Annoyingly another of the eight models in the expansion is the dang pin-up from the Morat starter that I already have. Of course it’s also in direct competition with all the Morats I don’t own and aren’t part of it. But unlike Infinity proper I’m WAY more likely to actually play it as it’s up to 4 player co-op vs AI rather than needing an opponent who would probably have to be from the group that meets at the FLGS on Saturdays twice a month, aka HAHAHAno. Retail/food service monkeys don’t get regular Saturdays off and make reasonable money.

iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit. I think I’m slowly talking myself into it.

6) Graceful, polished, and witty ending.

Must. Save. Money.
   
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That bantha is the bomb. Looks like a fun model to paint.
   
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Palitine Il

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 youwashock wrote:
That bantha is the bomb. Looks like a fun model to paint.


Eh, the whole group were really more an exercise in grinding them out quickly. Not tedious but not exactly fun either. At least the “centerpiece” model came out well!

1) Picture of the painting desk A.T.M. unless absolutely no progress.

Next on the block, Stormtroopers!
Built and primed the speederbikes and special weapons Stormtroopers a day or two ago, otherwise no real progress since they last appeared.


2) Overall goal for the year, otherwise only “hoping to ___ later today” goals.

Sleep, gaming, maybe some painting. Not necessarily in that order.

3) Simple clear record of progress on goal.

Marginally closer to having my Legion starter done, nothing completely finished since last update but that’s due to extenuating circumstances.

4) Finished pics.

Well, not really finished but that’s only because I’m waiting on bases.



5) Ramblings,

I’ve made a Decision! I will be getting the KS edition Shasvastii starter army/ Beyond Beyond Wildfire known as Infinity: Defiance. For now just the core game and collector’s box level. Don’t need the terrain box, the revealed expansion isn’t worth 70€/$80ish to me, the Morat box is 4€ more than the components I want from it, and if I’m buying into the Onyx contact force I don’t want partial kits. Now, do I get Operation: Wildfire and Beyond Wildfire? Do I snag one of the 300pt Onyx Contact Force boxes the FLGS still has in stock?

The FLGS has had an Armorcast Warhound (built and primed, with some Imperial brass-etch additions) for only $150 the last few weeks. I keep looking at it and going, “that’s a really good price...” but then I remember I HATE painting titans, I don’t really like the look of it, and it should go to someone who will actually appreciate it. However ownership of one in good condition is kind of a status symbol so it continues to call.

6) Graceful, polished, and witty ending.

I am stymied by a lack of bases!
   
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You should buy that Titan. Cultists look good, if somewhat baseless.
   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

As someone who owns one (two) you should totally buy it. $150 is a great price!

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Palitine Il

youwashock wrote:You should buy that Titan. Cultists look good, if somewhat baseless.


Briancj wrote:As someone who owns one (two) you should totally buy it. $150 is a great price!


Should have made it clear I was mostly whining about the temptation.

For reference allow me to illustrate just how “oh NO!” of an idea that is.

An Armorcast Warhound to me: expensive old status symbol I don’t especially like the look of and will hate painting.

$150 spent right now: so many Infinity figures that will have a 50/50 chance of getting done within a year of arrival and I might actually use.

Suffering I’m willing to go through to paint a “too huge” sized mini, by ones I own;

“Bridge of Death”, “Riding the Cold Wind to Valhalla”, 54mm scale gryphon, and 5-toed Asian dragon; all solid pewter and big. They were my grandma’s until a few years ago when she decided she was never going to get to them so she passed them on to me. These are old Ral Partha era leaded beauties that have stood the test of time. I have a few more dragons I’m unlikely to do from her unpainted backlog.

Trollblood Mountain King; a gift from my “red headed step sibling that followed me home from school.”

Cthulhu, kraken, Marthangul (dragon), shipwreck golem, and Wyrmgear & Drakesprocket (clockwork dragon & drake); I really like the look of these.

2nd Cthulhu, 2-3 big and one MASIVE pewter dragon; for my parents.

Shubby, kaladrax, Zombicide dragon, landraider, and bonesium “Dragons don’t Share” diorama; I already have them.

And I’m probably forgetting a couple from this list. None of these have been in my possession for less than a year and most are significantly older.

A pic of the ones it was easy to lay my hands on quickly:



That’s a short marine in the red circle.

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Palitine Il

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1) Picture of the painting desk A.T.M. unless absolutely no progress.

3 Stormtroopers to be set aside until more 27mmX1.5mm bases are procured, big cobra wrapped around an egg to paint so that my Malifaux fey are “done”, and my Morat Vanguard Infantry are getting started.



2) Overall goal for the year, otherwise only “hoping to ___ later today” goals.

Without spending more money my Legion starter is done for the moment. Today’s goal; snake basecoated and the 1st layer of the 1st color on my Morats.

3) Simple clear record of progress on goal.

+21 totally done. 329 done as of day 314, ahead by 15. Chaos cultists based.

4) Finished pics.







5) Ramblings,

Once I get the Morats done I’ll probably use some of my buffer to do prep work.

Also, last time I went to the FLGS temptation of excessive foolishness had been removed, the Warhound had been sold.

6) Graceful, polished, and witty ending.

Now, where am I going to put all these finished minis?
   
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The Stormtroopers look great in that color. The cobra is highly intriguing. The RT bad-guys, too. Especially the two heavies.
   
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Antwerp

You got some cool projects going on, I like your stars wars stuff. Darth vader looks great with those red robes.

'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

My hobby log: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770007.page 
   
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Belgium

Lovely progress, and that cobra looks like a pretty cool model!

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Palitine Il

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youwashock wrote:The Stormtroopers look great in that color. The cobra is highly intriguing. The RT bad-guys, too. Especially the two heavies.


Coming from you that means a lot! Luckily the Stormtroopers are also a lot easier when you’re not fighting white with black accents!

Flapjack wrote:You got some cool projects going on, I like your stars wars stuff. Darth vader looks great with those red robes.


I’ll be honest, I’d actually forgotten that I’d painted the (relatively) cannon Vader this year.

CommissarKhaine wrote:Lovely progress, and that cobra looks like a pretty cool model!


Thanks! Unfortunately for the poor cobra it had lousy rules in 2E and I’m not playing Neverborn in 3E.

1) Picture of the painting desk A.T.M. unless absolutely no progress.

So, the Vanguard Infantry have been kicking my . The grey and steel each took almost 15 minutes per model and the slow progress made it feel like I wasn’t actually making progress.



2) Overall goal for the year, otherwise only “hoping to ___ later today” goals.

Highlight the red back up and maybe the fabric on the Morats as well.

3) Simple clear record of progress on goal.

Slow and unsteady.

4) Finished pics.

Nothing at the moment.

5) Ramblings,

I got nuthin.

6) Graceful, polished, and witty ending.

NUTHIN!
   
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Belgium

Not to mention painting the snake... Nice work!

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Palitine Il

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CommissarKhaine wrote:Not to mention painting the snake... Nice work!


Ha! I fooled you! The snake wasn't quite done as of the last update but that has been rectified!

1) Picture of the painting desk A.T.M. unless absolutely no progress.

I've spent the last couple days powering through a whole lot of prep-work. In preparation for 2020 (mostly) I've built; 15 Mantic Succubi, an Alt Misaki, Mary "Blacktounge" Bonnet, Nani and The Voice, my Shipwreck Golem, a metal Guild Guardian, 4 Gaslands Motorcycles, converted a buggy for Gaslands. Not pictured is minor work on my Wraithguard and blades, and fixing some Mantic Abysals awaiting paint.



2) Overall goal for the year, otherwise only “hoping to ___ later today” goals.

Until I order more Morats they're done so that's another thing off the list, tomorrow's goal: prep lots of 25mm bases for Abysals.

3) Simple clear record of progress on goal.

+8, 7 Morat Vanguard Infantry and the Gorar.

4) Finished pics.





5) Ramblings,

I should get better pics of the M.V.I. But I just don't feel like it A.T.M.

Also, I hate buying music digitally. From here on out I'm getting CDs or legaly DRM free mp3s. This is the... 5th+ time I've had to fix music I got through Itunes on my phone.

6) Graceful, polished, and witty ending.

Hekin Itunes!
   
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Belgium

Well, the snake is finished now, still loving it! . Shipwreck golem is looking like it'll be fun to paint!

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Neat stuff coming up. Very interested to see how the Succubi and Golem turn out.
   
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Palitine Il

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CommissarKhaine wrote:Well, the snake is finished now, still loving it! . Shipwreck golem is looking like it'll be fun to paint!


youwashock wrote:Neat stuff coming up. Very interested to see how the Succubi and Golem turn out.


Sorry, Shipwreck will probably be waiting until 2020, and once I finish the current Abyssal group I'm probably going to do a unit of Skellies and/or Zeds.

1) Picture of the painting desk A.T.M. unless absolutely no progress.



2) One overall goal for the year, otherwise only “hoping to ___ later today” goals.

Today's initial plan was shot to , see below for details, but I might make a start on the grey on the current batch of Abyssals tonight.

3) Simple clear record of progress on goal.

Counting the 27 Lesser Abyssals I finished off as +2 done. As a group they only had a couple hours work on them this year as they were... 90% done when burn out or project ADD hit them previously.

All the bases I need for my Abyssal army are also done, built Gaslands vehicles are primed, and rough planing for the next few projects is in place.

Brings the total to 339 done as of day 335. (+4, I haven't totally blown my buffer!)

4) Finished pics.


5) Ramblings, including product opinions, fluff, techniques, and whatever I want to rant about.

So when I got up this morning I figured I'd get some work done on my remaining Lower Abyssals and throw something on the lathe and do some wood turning today, and hopefully get my eye back so I can make a couple pens for X-Mass (I'm a shameless heathen, X-mass is more appropriate terminology than Christmas for me).

I got the red onto the Abyssals, had breakfast and headed to the basement. I knew it was a mess. I had put some more of my lumber down there just the day before.

I. Could. NOT. Work down there, I didn't even get close to grabbing any of my stock before the switch flipped in my brain.

Now I have a relatively short temper. I have it mostly under control but every so often once I cool down I have to give the pups scritchies and let them know I wasn't yelling at them... specifically. They EARNED and regularly renew the title of Trouble Twerps. However sometimes the anger/frustration/whatever doesn't become semi-coherent yelling. Instead, . Gets. DONE. Typically this is cleaning. Like today.

The workshop side of the basement is now almost completely usable, my dad got shanghaied into assisting (considering ½ the mess was his and another 1/4-1/3rd was my mom's...), my dad and I both had rather productive days, just not the way we expected, and my mom made a late Thanksgiving meal.

6) Graceful, polished, and witty ending.

Boop. Early shift tomorrow... maybe I'll just go to bed early.
   
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Palitine Il

Sooo, I dropped “I don’t want to talk about it” dollars on wood turning supplies today.

Good news is I’m confident I can make the X-Mass gifts and have a (literally) shiny new olive wood pen.

Bad news:
1) I kind of need to make the 13 pens, 4 pencils, 4 stitch rippers, and 2 bottle openers I have hardware for. Then I should attempt to sell the ones I’m not giving as gifts.

2) No spare money for a while so no buying new toys.

3) I can’t even show off my new pen until I can sneak it into a shot I can upload to the Dakka gallery.

4) To make my wishlist mentally accessible to grandparents and indirectly support the FLGS there weren’t any minis on it so I probably won’t have anything I can finagle into a relevant update for a while.

5) I STILL don’t have everything I need to make gifts! Somehow, yellow, I’m sorry “maize”, is still being a .

6) Due to all this I’m probably going to go radio silent until pretty close to the new year.

So if you don’t see anything from me for a while now you’ll know why!
   
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Post links to woodworking Instagram please.

--B.


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Palitine Il

 Briancj wrote:
Post links to woodworking Instagram please.

--B.



Curse your sudden and, perhaps, inevitable planting of ideas!

Pic of the pen.

Pics are probably going to be of even lower average quality for instagram.

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I am now cyber-stalking you.

--B.


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Palitine Il

Wohoo! Gifts are done! ... mostly.

Plans have changed and I want to try redoing one but push comes to shove what I have will do.

So as a reward/break from turning I painted my first Gaslands car.






Simple little drybrush job that clocked in at a little over a half hour.

Kid Kyoto recognized the make in matte black from an overhead shot, can anyone else figure it out?

   
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It has the lines of a Batmobile of some sort. I like the grittiness. What is the tuning fork bit coming out of the windshield?
   
 
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