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Dipping With Wood Stain




Sheep Loveland

After burning out getting my army finished for a tournament (and failing to finish!) and with added family stresses and job worries, I'm finally going to finish my marines. It's not even a lot, I need to get it done!

I also have the limited box of sisters of battle, but that's on the back burner until I finish my marines.

Minatours 2,000pts 70% painted 
   
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Finished up my Dreadknights last night. Time to focus on the sisters. Trying to decide on the color scheme still. I'll probably stick with Martyred Lady just because the rest of my inquisition is already black, silver trim, red cloth, but I'm not 100% sold on it yet.
   
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Boom! Leman Russ Commander






Oslo Norway

Done a ton of work on the pile last year, getting the pile organized by army project and sub-projects and moving them out of cardboard boxes in the cellar and into plastic boxes in my hobby room. Also sold of several armies and reduced various others and of course painted a lot of minis.

This year, I am looking at wrapping up several sub-projects:
- Build and paint part of Tilean Dogs of War army (approx 60 minis)
- Build and paint Empire Engineers Guild army (approx 40 minis, including 4 war wagons)
- Some random units for Empire (knights panther, grudgebringer infantry, ostermark halberds)
- Touch-up Kislev army (20-ish minis)
- Finish Norscan Chaos army except trolls (10-ish large minis, including war mammoth)
- Finish up Post-Apoc and Zombie collection (approx 100 minis, half only missing basing)
- Build and paint 4 tanks and a super heavy for my death corps

So 250-ish minis to paint this year. As I managed to blunder into NMM for the Dogs of War project, it might be too optimistic, but good to have an ambitious goal

And also planning to sell a bunch of stuff off to further reduce the pile.

   
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Courageous Questing Knight





Philadelphia

 Illumini wrote:
Done a ton of work on the pile last year, getting the pile organized by army project and sub-projects and moving them out of cardboard boxes in the cellar and into plastic boxes in my hobby room. Also sold of several armies and reduced various others and of course painted a lot of minis.

This year, I am looking at wrapping up several sub-projects:
- Build and paint part of Tilean Dogs of War army (approx 60 minis)
- Build and paint Empire Engineers Guild army (approx 40 minis, including 4 war wagons)
- Some random units for Empire (knights panther, grudgebringer infantry, ostermark halberds)
- Touch-up Kislev army (20-ish minis)
- Finish Norscan Chaos army except trolls (10-ish large minis, including war mammoth)
- Finish up Post-Apoc and Zombie collection (approx 100 minis, half only missing basing)
- Build and paint 4 tanks and a super heavy for my death corps

So 250-ish minis to paint this year. As I managed to blunder into NMM for the Dogs of War project, it might be too optimistic, but good to have an ambitious goal

And also planning to sell a bunch of stuff off to further reduce the pile.


I've hit the 200-300 minis mark per year

The most important thing is not going back and redoing minis. Thats my current issue. I want to redo nearly 50 or so minis I have no time to redo

   
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Boom! Leman Russ Commander






Oslo Norway

 Stevefamine wrote:
 Illumini wrote:
Done a ton of work on the pile last year, getting the pile organized by army project and sub-projects and moving them out of cardboard boxes in the cellar and into plastic boxes in my hobby room. Also sold of several armies and reduced various others and of course painted a lot of minis.

This year, I am looking at wrapping up several sub-projects:
- Build and paint part of Tilean Dogs of War army (approx 60 minis)
- Build and paint Empire Engineers Guild army (approx 40 minis, including 4 war wagons)
- Some random units for Empire (knights panther, grudgebringer infantry, ostermark halberds)
- Touch-up Kislev army (20-ish minis)
- Finish Norscan Chaos army except trolls (10-ish large minis, including war mammoth)
- Finish up Post-Apoc and Zombie collection (approx 100 minis, half only missing basing)
- Build and paint 4 tanks and a super heavy for my death corps

So 250-ish minis to paint this year. As I managed to blunder into NMM for the Dogs of War project, it might be too optimistic, but good to have an ambitious goal

And also planning to sell a bunch of stuff off to further reduce the pile.


I've hit the 200-300 minis mark per year

The most important thing is not going back and redoing minis. Thats my current issue. I want to redo nearly 50 or so minis I have no time to redo


For sure if you are just in it to burn down the pile, redo´s are bad for you. However, I get inspired by seeing the display of my well-finished armies, so in my mind the minis that no longer meet the bar are mentally added back to the pile of shame anyways, so I need to fix them. Touch-up can give great results with little work as well (not talking total redo).

   
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Sybarite Swinging an Agonizer





Deus Incognitus

Here is my list. Feels good to air it all out. And hope it makes some of you feel better. While the total list looks daunting. If am confident I can close at least 90% by end of year as I have been completing 2.5 2k armies every year.

My goal is to A.) Not start any NEW projects/armies. Clearly I have enough variety to avoid fatigue on a certain style
B.) Not buy any new minis for any of the current project armies until what I have for said army is already painted.

My biggest weakness is wanting to get that 1 model just to complete a perfect list I want to try. For example, I really want the bone tithe shrieker OBR endless spell, but would then have a box of 3 decent sized minis to add to my backlog. It is super tempting just to be able to have that 40 point model which is so versatile in list building. So the requirement I will make is, I can buy that mini, only until all other OBR minis are painted, AND once I buy that kit, it takes top priority and gets completed right away so I can have "completed" armies to display instead of random minis in storage.

My priorities are as follows:
- Finish Skaven Army (so close, 80 clan rats, 2 heroes, 6 stormfiends, 3 gnawholes, 2 wlc) done since Nov - 2019.
- OBR (since this is an entire new army, I can paint the following in between units - shadowspear units, blue/brim horrors, silver tower, touch up old units)
- FEC - this one is tough since it is so many models that are exactly the same, it is tough to get motivation. I think I might just have very low paint bar for this army to get tabletop ready. Something where I wouldn't mind selling the whole army later.
Stormcast Eternals - This army I basically use to teach my kid to paint, so this is less of a project and more of a sandbox.


To Build/Paint
OBR
- 40 Mortek Guard
- Bone Tithe Nexus
- Mortek Crawler
- Mortisan Soulreaper

Nighthaunt
- x10 hexwraiths
- Lady Olynder

To Paint:
Skaven
- Thanquol
- Doomwheel
- Wapgridner
- Warlock Bombardier

OBR
- x3 Immortis Guars
- x10 Kavalos Deatheriders
- Leige Kavalos
- Mortisan Boneshaper


FEC
- x30 crypt ghouls
- x9 wings for crypt flayers (magnetized to already painted crypt horrors)\
- x6 crypt horrors/flayers
- Abhorrant Ghoul King on Zombie Dragon
- Abhorrant Archregent


DE
- x2 Raging heroes characters
- x1 Lamean
- x2 Ur-ghul

Chaos
- x40 blue/brimstone horrors
- x18 decimator/contemptor weapon attachments
- Remant Shadowspear minis (x3 oblits, x2 grrater posessed, x5 CC marines)
- Sorcerer
- Gaunt Summoner

Stormcast Eternals
- ~40 minis I don't know the names of. This army I basically use to teach my kid to paint, so this is less of a project and more of a sandbox.

Silver Tower
- Most of the box left to paint

Selling
I am also adding what I should probably sell so as to not feel overwhelmed and give de-prioritized minis a good home.
- Yncarne
- Yvraine
- DE Raider
- Death Jester
- x5 Scourges
- x2 Deathguard Dark Imperium Box Sets

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Sect of the Yellow Feather
 
   
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Versteckt in den Schatten deines Geistes.

I might have gone backwards...


   
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Ancient Venerable Black Templar Dreadnought





Canada

Yikes!
You are in Australia!
That would have been the cost of a small house over here!
I am itching to get my hands on that giant drill...
This is to HELP with mitigating our shame not make it worse!

A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets.
Napoleon Bonaparte 
   
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Versteckt in den Schatten deines Geistes.

I know, I know.

But my group has decided to try and get back into 40K, and I've been having so much fun rediscovering 'Nids and Chaos that I just couldn't help myself.

   
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Battlefield Tourist






Nuremberg

I think it is correct to post any failures to the thread! I definitely will if my resolve cracks.
I already got a flyrant last year, that is part of the 40K pile...I guess it is time to list that...
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Space Marines:
Land Raider Crusader
2nd Ed Techmarine
2nd Ed Librarian
2nd Ed Chaplain on Bike
5x Space Marine Bikes
4x 2nd Ed Metal Scouts
Dark Vengeance - Marine Half
Space Hulk Terminators

Chaos Space Marines:
Chaos Rhino (very battered)
Dark Vengeance Chaos Half
Aspiring Champion

Necrons:
Start Collecting Necrons
Necron Lych Guard
Tomb Spider

Tau:
Start Collecting Tau
Stealth Suits
Pathfinder Squad

Tyranids:
Space Hulk Genestealers
21 Termagants
24 Hourmagaunts
2x Carnifex
1xTrygon
1x Flyrant
1x Tyrannofex
3x Warriors

Imperial Guard:
2xSteel Legion Squads
1x2nd Ed Cadian Squad
1x2nd Ed Catachan Squad
1x Heavy Weapons Squad
6x Greatcoat and gasmask bodies and heads
1x Plastic Cadian Squad (for bits, mostly)
1x2nd Edition metal Sentinel
1x Leman Russ Demolisher
6x2nd Edition Plastic Storm Troopers
5xImperial Guard Officers
3xSanctioned Psykers
5x2nd edition ratling snipers

Orks:
1 Battlewagon
20xStormboyz
5x Metal Nobz
6xDeffkoptas
6xmetal killa kans
1xmetal deff dread
3xmetal meganobs
1xwarboss in mega armour (metal ghaz)

   
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Decided to go with standard Martyred Lady on the sisters. Got the robes painted for my first Battalion's worth, hoping to get some faces and metals done tonight. Long way to go but excited to get this Sister/DW/GK list done.
   
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MN

I still have to paint....

1. 1 unit of 10 Spartans- Assembled
2. 1 Unit of 10 Corinthian Hoplites- Assembled
3. A Lizard Man Blood Bowl Team- Undercoated
4. About 10 D&D Minis- Undercoated
5. 6mm Successor Army #1- Boxed
6. 6mm Successor Army #2- Boxed
7. About 12 Gangsters- Undercoated
8. 3 Scorpion Drones for AQMF- Boxed
9. 10 Greek Peltasts- Painted, need Basing

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Dangerous Outrider




Montreal, QC Canada

Well I've managed to paint 5 models so far this month.

Mind you I bought 18 more...so this whole thing might be a losing endeavor.

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Mississippi

I’ve been on a 2+ year quest to tackle my Pile. I’ve made great progress, but much more needs to be done.

Already this year I have finished my new Impulsor, a Tau drone marksman and a Dreamforce counts-as Dreadknight. Along with a half-dozen RPG miniatures for D&D (including a Kraken!).

Currently, I am working on some Tau bikes, about 50% done.

This is the remainder of what I hope to tackle this year (unfortunately, it’s only part of an even larger Pile, but got to keep it reasonable)

NECRONS
Immortals (5), Wraiths (3), Cryptech, Triarch Stalker, Tomb Blades (3)

ADMECH
Onager, Rust Stalkers (5), Hovercraft (2)

GENESTEALER CULTS
Goliath (2), Familiars (2)

IMPERIAL GUARD
Heavy Weapons Team (12?)

TYRANID
Malceptor/Toxicrene, Haruspex/Exocrine, Tyrannocyte, Tervigon/Tyrannofex, Brood Guard(3), numerous weapon options (magnetize)

ELDAR CRAFTWORLD
Banshees(10), Scorpions(10),Reapers(6), Swooping Hawk(8), Fire Dragons(6), Dire Avengers(20), Jetbikes(6),Wraithguard(10),Wraithlord(3)

DARK ELDAR
Troops(20), Jetbikes(5?), Hellions(?)

——The rest is “As I can get to it”

SLANN/SERAPHIM
Saurus Knights(8), Saurus Warriors(20), Skinks(20?), Stegadon, Bastiladon

HIGH ELVES
Spearmen(16), Silver Helms(5), Dragon Knights(5), Outriders(10)

RUNEWARS ELVES/HUMANS/UNDEAD
All of ‘em

PIRATES
English Crew(20), Sloop (guns & rigging), Brigatine (guns & rigging), Frigate (guns & rigging)

TEAM YANKEE/Modern TANKS
Leopard(3), Bradley(3),M109(3), M60(5), HUMVEE(6)

FLAMES OF WAR/TANKS
The whole lot

ROBOTECH
Zent pods(40), RDF Mecha(lots)

TERMINATOR
All of it

AVP
Aliens, Marines

ZOMBICIDE
Season 1,2,3 - some day



It never ends well 
   
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Fresh-Faced New User




Was doing so well , painted around 40 models this year ...... sadly I bought blackstone fortress this morning, so net gain is -10 or something :(
   
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Battlefield Tourist






Nuremberg

Good on you for posting here! I am hoping to get some painting time this weekend. My imagination is fired like crazy for these Beastmen, but I am so short on time to do anything about it. Buying stuff takes way less time, so it feels like doing something, I think is my problem.
Still holding out though!

   
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Aspirant Tech-Adept




UK

Those LVO reveals are going to seriously test my resolve. Damn it.

Imperial Soup
2200pts/1750 painted
2800pts/1200 painted
2200pts/650 painted
217pts/151 painted 
   
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Jealous that Horus is Warmaster




Cornwall UK

Just exchanged my Death Guard army in exchange for (painted!) Lord of the Rings miniatures, now I need to focus on selling off over a decade's worth of random Space Marines while I focus on my main goal:

Building/converting/painting approx. 150 miniatures for the Very British Civil War, everything from Militiamen and Army Regulars, to Fascist Legionaries and Liberal Paramilitaries. During that time I will no doubt buy odd miniatures as I fill out different armies with leaders and vehicles, but the infantry base of several small forces has been covered and I don't need to buy any more of those!

I have decided that at some point, once I judge that progress enough has been made, that I will relent and go back to 40k with a new army, and start collecting Alpha Legion, but I only want that to happen as fast as I can paint them.

Armies in progress:
Very British Civil War: Anglican-Methodist League & Liberal Legion Allies (2 platoons)
Very British Civil War: Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry & BUF Allies (2 platoons)
Very British Civil War: Cornwall Free State Infantry & Irish Allies (2 platoons)
Very British Civil War: Anserghek Po Kernow Lu (2 platoons)
Warhammer 40,000: Alpha Legion (1 Patrol Detachment)
Warlords of Erehwon: Hradgar Skinbeard's Expedition (1000pts) 
   
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Ancient Venerable Black Templar Dreadnought





Canada

I have a "guaranteed" time I paint every Friday night for some 4hrs but I am not liking the math.
Working on 3 Eliminators and got them ~80% done in one session probably another couple hours for clearcoat/shade/decals/matt-coat.
I have some 54 models for the Ultramarines to go including many character models.
I am looking at a rate of about 2hrs per model (Some YouTube guy I was watching was quoting the goal of 1 hour per marine).
So some 108 hrs to go at least, so about 27 Fridays if I do not paint more during the week, so I will be done in around 7 months... see you all in August!

A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets.
Napoleon Bonaparte 
   
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Right behind you.

Building my last AdMech models now:
3 Onagers remain!

As of this moment:
4 of 7 Onagers built
150 Skitarii(split between Vanguard, Rangers, Secutarii Peltasts, and Secutarii Hoplites)
30 Sicarian(10 Infiltrators, 10 Ruststalkers with twin blades, 10 with claw+shank)
2 Ballistarii
2 Dragoons
1 Manipulus
3 Techpriest Enginseers
3 Dominus(including one converted out of Cawl!)
Cawl
6 Kataphron Destroyers
9 Kastellan Robots
2 Duneriders
1 Disintegrator
Blackstone Fortress Explorator+Botbuddy

The above list is what needs painting, along with roughly 50 Skitarii needing seams fixed on their robes with green stuff.
   
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I thought I was feeling ok about my unpainted minis, but through this thread I see that my pile is out of proportion to many others.

Assembled and unpainted I'm probably in the range of 2000 miniatures...

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Battlefield Tourist






Nuremberg

If it makes you feel any better, I am only halfway through posting my pile. I have non-Warhammer fantasy minis and historicals still to go...

   
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Eternally-Stimulated Slaanesh Dreadnought





Hamilton, ON

I really want to buy a box of Sisters, 'cause I really want to support the release of new female sculpts, but I don't want to add to my pile of shame until I've brought it down by about 50%.

Do you think it matters to GW sales-peeps if I buy them now, or in two months? Am I just trying to rationalize adding to Plastic Mountain?

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Война Народная | Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War - 2,898pts* painted (updated 11/01/20)
Волшебная Сказка | Volshebnaya Skazka | A Fairy Tale (updated 29/12/19, ep10 - And All That Could Have Been)
Kabal of The Violet Heart (updated 02/02/2020)
* as of Chapter Approved: 2018. Not a typo.

All 'crimes' should be treasured if they bring you pleasure somehow. 
   
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I'm the wrong person to ask since I bought them myself.

My current rule though is anything I buy needs to go to the top of the painting list. Hoping to finish a good chunk of my Battalion over the weekend. Last night I got most of the base colors down and they're at that point where I can see the scheme coming together. Really excited to finish it off.
   
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Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot






I’m still -11 net for the year, but closing in on finishing 33 minis in my current batch. Hoping to finish them next weekend to have my average above 1 per day... not that I’ll get anywhere close to maintaining it beyond the current blob of Grots!

Is it just me or is there a certain amount of irony in everyone being tempted by the paragons of virtue that is the sister!?!

Keep up the good fight!

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Nuremberg

Started painting my Cygor today, just base colours. First bit of painting I have been able to manage in weeks. Hoping to get him done before the 31st.

   
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Still moving wrong way.... but just because the last box of grots came in. Sisters done soon; then we'll start clearing out the goblins.
   
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Napoleonics Obsesser




MN

Updates from the weekend!

1. 1 unit of 10 Spartans- Assembled ------ Now: Primed
2. 1 Unit of 10 Corinthian Hoplites- Assembled ------ Now: Primed
3. A Lizard Man Blood Bowl Team- Undercoated ------ Painted the Skinks, half done.
4. About 10 D&D Minis- Undercoated ------- Painted 4
5. 6mm Successor Army #1- Boxed
6. 6mm Successor Army #2- Boxed
7. About 12 Gangsters- Undercoated ------- Painted 1
8. 3 Scorpion Drones for AQMF- Boxed
9. 10 Greek Peltasts- Painted, need Basing

Not bad, 11 models painted this week, 20 primed. No new purchases.

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Columbus, OH

This is all that is left of my pile of shame! I finished up another model tonight, so only 4 things left!



I've decided to lump the scenery in with my models as I'll never paint them if I have dudes waiting to be worked on.

 Nevelon wrote:
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.

Despite Nevelon's warning, I'm going to finish everything and risk actually not having anything to work on. Hopefully I can refrain from any new purchases... wish me luck!

Thanks,

MegaDave  
   
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MN

Be careful! I tempted fate myself, but luckily, i had a tank that was only undercoated. That undercoated tank saved my life!

I painted 1 more D&D mini last night. Half done with those now!

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