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Made in au
Destructive Daemon Prince





Melbourne .au

We're rolling this MOFO onwards into (at least) the first half of 2018. If you want to jump onboard, this is a good time to do it!

The criteria and such are below, and remain the same.

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Okay, as requested, I'll do the OP for this thing in its 4th iteration.

Firstly, I'd like to thank Dysartes for taking up the mantle from Jan-June 2017. Without his offer to do so, these threads would likely not have run at all this year.

We've had three of these threads so far, and I think it's fair to say that all of them have in some way helped at least some of the Dakka community to get some models or units finished.
Thanks to Photobucket's public suicide, a lot of the photo links in the previous threads will be broken. I'll slowly be repairing the ones to my own photos, as I slowly go through my archives and rehost my pics, but I fear that some will be forever lost.

Jan-June 2016
July-Dec 2016
Jan-June 2017


The point, once again is to go beyond the usual "painting goals for 20xx" that many of us - including myself - typically and set up a voluntary painting challenge for a bunch of us to participate in.
The point being to help focus at least some of our efforts on projects that we want to finish. With that in mind, there's no "defined" project that we all work on like Zombies or Board Games or 40k armies. We'll each set our own goal.

Criteria:
The criteria is simple. We each choose a "thing" or perhaps a couple of things to work on that can last us for approximately 6 months of painting - from January to June. That thing could be:

A specific army for any "large" system.
i.e.: Space Marines, Ogres, Orcs/Orks/Orx/Orruks, Romans, Samurai, a fleet for Halo or Dystopian Wars - or even a fleet for X-Wing if you're repainting.

A warband/team for a smaller system. (and perhaps a backup since these often tend to cap out at 16-40 models)
i.e: SAGA Normans followed by Vikings. Bloodbowl Orcs followed by Elves. A Frostgrave or Mordheim Gang followed by a different gang or even a bunch of random encounter miniatures. (Ice Spiders and shizzle)

A bunch of stuff for a specific game.
i.e.: Deathwatch: Overkill, or The Dungeon Saga box (with or without expansions) or Space Hulk or Descent or Wrath of Ashardalon or "All the Zombies in Zombicide" or "the entire Box of Zombicide" or "all of the things I own for Zombicide" or even "anything I own relating even vaguely to zombies" or "My Warhammer Quest Silver Tower Box that I just picked up." – similarly, “D&D Monsters and PCs for my campaign.” Is just as valid as “The contents of Descent 2.0.”
It could even be scenery - If you're making, say, an urban or desert, etc table and have enough stuff to paint over 6 months in discrete and meaningful chunks.

Month to Month:

Each month, participants will complete a "unit" for their chosen army/game. Complete is the key word here. You might have a unit just missing it’s standard bearer and/or leader. Paint that one or two figures – it completes the unit – that counts! You might have a couple of random painted zombies sitting around and add a few more to make them into a legal unit for your game of choice – that counts!
You can nominate it at the start or procrastinate for 3 1/2 weeks and nominate it when you're showing your "finished" pictures. There’s no requirement to show “before” photos, because as stated – the point is to finish stuff. A model might have just needed the final touch-ups for 2 months or 2 years – if this challenge helps you get that sucker done, then it’s done it’s work.

A "unit" should be theoretically legal - or at least thematically close to it
- we don't care if your Devastator Squad has only three heavy weapons, or if a guy has melta-bombs for some reason, or if only half of the Lizardmen have 2-handed weapons.

A "unit" that is “rank and file” should be at least 3 models. No upper limit
- if you wanna do 60 goblins, we're not gonna hold you back! Then again, if 10 goblins or zombies is enough for you in a month, that's cool as well.

A "unit" for a boardgame is something that you decide makes thematic sense.
- 10 Zombicide runners? Sure. 6 Fatties? Sure. A trio of Ravenloft monsters? Sure.

A "unit" can be a hero model, or a hero model with his retinue, or a monster, or a war machine.
- Marneus Calgar with or without his little gang? Sure for both. Gob-Lobber? Sure. Dragon? Sure? Army Standard Bearer? Sure. Chariot? Sure. Necromancer? Sure.

If you finish your unit, can you start another one as a stretch goal for that month? You sure bloody can!
- Especially encouraged if your unit was a smaller number or a simpler hero model. But hey, gak happens in life - as I certainly know - so there's certainly no recriminations if you get one, or three or none models painted in a given month. Having said that, if you’re probably not going to participate at all, then maybe hold off on the signup.

If you finish your entire project - particularly something like a boardgame
- you can choose to chill and take a well-deserved break - or continue by painting some similar/associated models. Like more Genestealers or Terminators or Zombies or D&D Monsters.


Very Important Stuff – to reiterate:

IT DOES NOT MATTER if you've already started the army/force/project/whatever.
IT DOES NOT MATTER if you've already half-painted all of the miniatures.
IT ONLY MATTERS that you're prompted to do some painting and get stuff finished.

The objective is simply to help motivate us all to complete those many unpainted models that we have, to support each other and perhaps some constructive advice or good-natured ribbing.
It also doesn't matter if you do a unit for this project each month and then fritter the rest of your time away on completely unrelated and random models.

If you'd like to participate, just add a post here stating what game/system/army/etc you want to focus on. If you'd like to nominate your first month's target, then feel free to do so.

The big difference this time round is that I simply don't have the time to maintain this thread in the way that I did well in the first iteration, and decently, well, reasonably in the second. So I won't be able to do the monthly showcase posts in the way I did in 2016. This means if you decide to participate, it's up to you as much as myself or anyone else to keep it updated with your stuff and keep the thread alive.

I won't be working on any one army this time, but getting units finished from the things that I'm actively painting - mostly finishing and updating various power armour/marine-type units for 40k 8th Edition, but also my Viking Warband and various KoW armies & AoS warbands in small doses.

Currently, that means:
Iron Warriors
Minotaurs
Dark Angels
Mentor Legion
Black Templars
DeathWatch
The Fallen
Legion of the Damned
Orks
Flesh Tearers
Vikings
Undead


So... yeah. Pretty wide open for me this time. As long as I manage to get at least one unit completed per month, it's all good, though. I won't be posting every single thing I get done here though - just group shots. Individual models and such will as always be in my Plog thread and Wordpress blog - both linked in my sig.

I'd encourage any others who have participated in the past to join in again, and adopt the looser "rules" that I'm personally using this time. Remember, it's all (and only) about motivation.


This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2018/01/04 02:16:13


   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

I will hesitately put my name back in for these 6 months. I'm working on BtGoA, so we will see how it goes.

As I just walked back in the house from priming some Algoryn, they will be July's goal.

Thanks Azazelx for once again heading this up.

And subscribing for all the awesomeness .

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in us
Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets






A Protoss colony world

I'll try to get at least one unit from 40k done per month, more if possible. I'm going to start with the Primaris Marines from Dark Imperium, and we'll see where I go from there.

My armies (re-counted and updated on 6/7/18, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1100 | Space Wolves: ~2000
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6300 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8400 | Death Guard: ~2700 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2400
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2017: 65 | Total models painted in 2018: 85 | Current main painting project: Ravenwing Talonmaster
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Made in gb
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps





Earlobe deep in doo doo

I'm going to try and get my GZG starfleet done for this pledge.

"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.
Von Gherens This Rough Magic Lackey, Flint & Freer
Mekagorkalicious -Monkeytroll
2017 Model Count-71
 
   
Made in gb
Prospector with Steamdrill





With a Pile of Shame reaching dangerous heights I'm going to try and get my Genestealer Cults/ Imperial Guard army started/finished, and also my small Thousand Sons force.

Should things go very very well, I also have- or will have- these to get through/finish (or at least dabble in) as well-

Dark Eldar/Craftworld Eldar
World Eaters
The Sword and Sorcery box set and expansion
Massive Darkness (if it arrives in time)
Dark Imperium Box set
Varangur KoW army (including Frostgrave barbarians and various Mierce gribblies)
Rhordia KoW army

   
Made in de
Battlefield Tourist






Nuremberg

*Surfaces*
No promises after I vanished from existence 14 months ago, but glad to see this is still ongoing!

   
Made in au
Destructive Daemon Prince





Melbourne .au

Welcome back, DB! Good to see you around here again. Hopefully we can tempt you into doing a few figures with the current, super-relaxed rules?

   
Made in gb
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps





Earlobe deep in doo doo

Actually changed my mind and this time I'm going for Zombicide:Black Plague at least 10 models a month for this

"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.
Von Gherens This Rough Magic Lackey, Flint & Freer
Mekagorkalicious -Monkeytroll
2017 Model Count-71
 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

In the mean time I had 3 uninterrupted hours of painting and watching Arrow on Netflix, so the first squad of Algoryn are done.

I guess that's putting me in a good spot for the monthly challenge . 3 troopers with mag guns, a trooper with a micro-x launcher, a squad leader with Mag pistol and x-sling and a spotter drone. Drone still needs basing, but I'll do all three of them at one time as they could possibly be part of their own unit.

That's one of three units of Algoryn from the starter set Kar'A nine done. So a third of the way done for my monthly goal.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in us
Utilizing Careful Highlighting





Japan

Apparently there is a new thread...

I'll keep posting here as long as the thread is alive.



More here.


My latest entry in A Tale of Several Gamers. Check our progress!
Now showing Japanese peasants from Perry!

Painting total as of 6/15/2018: 99 plus three sets of Osgiliath ruins and Great Cthulhu and a Japanese peasant farmhouse.
Painting total for 2017: 267 plus two SF buildings and two specimen tanks and two Treemen and two chariots and lots of Frostgrave ruins and an evil tree, six mythos monsters, two GF9 swamps and thirteen pieces of scatter terrain.

 
   
Made in gb
Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






UK

I will join in this one as well - LOTR again, plugging away at the models and terrain needed for the Journey Books.

   
Made in au
Destructive Daemon Prince





Melbourne .au

I'll just leave this here...



Painting was actually done before July, but I got the final touches on the bases done this month, so I'm calling it July.

More here

   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Those are pretty neat, are they from LoTR? Or somewhere else?

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in us
Yellin' Yoof




I'm in with my purple WAAAAGH !

Mostly to force me to finish the bases of my Boyz (God I hate that...)
   
Made in gb
Prospector with Steamdrill





Moved house recently and haven't yet managed to relocate my nice camera, which is a bit of a worry. In the meantime I have my trusty phone camera which doesn't cope as well with multiple figures.
However, squad one of the Rubric Marines (which were surprisingly quicker than I expected) is ready to go.



While I'm not a big fan of really 'busy' bases generally, usually I would do more with the bases but as these models have so much going on I felt it best to leave them sparse.

This does leave less complicated models in the army in the lurch a bit though- these Tzaangor's bases could do with a little something, but I want all the bases to match. Hmm.
These were mainly done in June, but had a few bits left over that needed doing which I finished off while waiting for marines to dry



   
Made in gb
Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






UK

Wow - They are stunning! Bravo!

   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Wow, really nicely done . Love the blue and gold.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in au
Destructive Daemon Prince





Melbourne .au

Those look fantastic. For basing, what about some small light sandy brown tufts? They'd be innocuous enough for the Rubrics, but give the Tzaangor that little bit of extra something.

   
Made in gb
Prospector with Steamdrill





Thank you for the kind words guys.

Azazelx- I like that idea a lot, thanks. I need to restock on some of my basing stuff so will pick some new tufts up when I do that.
   
Made in au
Destructive Daemon Prince





Melbourne .au

I'm personally loving those particular tufts. they're the same ones I used on the Abrakhân Guard up there.

   
Made in us
Utilizing Careful Highlighting





Japan

Nice work on those Rubric marines. I don't think I've ever seen those Tzaangor.

A couple of new models for the Oldhammer elves:


More here.


My latest entry in A Tale of Several Gamers. Check our progress!
Now showing Japanese peasants from Perry!

Painting total as of 6/15/2018: 99 plus three sets of Osgiliath ruins and Great Cthulhu and a Japanese peasant farmhouse.
Painting total for 2017: 267 plus two SF buildings and two specimen tanks and two Treemen and two chariots and lots of Frostgrave ruins and an evil tree, six mythos monsters, two GF9 swamps and thirteen pieces of scatter terrain.

 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

I always liked those treemen. I think they'd look great in an army with the ultraforge tree woman too.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in gb
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine





Coventry

I will put my hat in the ring again after failing miserably with my Guard... This time, it's Blood Angels!

I'll attempt one unit per month. I've already started on the Primaris Marines from the Dark Imperium box set but no doubt this will get added to over the coming weeks and months (especially since I want a Sturm Rahven, Assault Marines, Dante, Mephiston, Lemartes, the Sanguinor......)

   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

All three squads are now tabletop ready.

I'm thinking of adding another spot color. Probably to the head crests and to the chest emblem. Suggestions are welcome. Right now I'm leaning towards either a bone color or gold.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in gb
Prospector with Steamdrill





Looking really good. I think either bone or gold would work really well for the chest emblem (really helpful I know) but what about a crisp blue/white mark on the head crest- or maybe Guilliman Blue glaze over a white stripe?
   
Made in us
Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets






A Protoss colony world

Well, I'm on the board for this month with these:

More pics can be found in my P&M blog.

My armies (re-counted and updated on 6/7/18, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1100 | Space Wolves: ~2000
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6300 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8400 | Death Guard: ~2700 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2400
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2017: 65 | Total models painted in 2018: 85 | Current main painting project: Ravenwing Talonmaster
 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
Made in gb
Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






UK

First DA Primaris I have seen - And they look good in the dark green and red - Nice!

   
Made in gb
Prospector with Steamdrill





Ok, grown up camera is still AWOL- however this is the first unit in my GSC/IG crossover. First finished unit, anyway. Featuring the sandy brown/green tufts as per Azazelx's suggestion- cheers! I keep all armies in each genre the same- bases for all my fantasy units are the same, and so for sci-fi.



The banner guy isn't strictly in the unit but he was painted in the same batch, though will revisit the banner itself in future as I did a bad job on it.

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Made in gb
Prospector with Steamdrill







Turning into a successful month for completing units- one of these guys was painted at the end of June, but the others were done from start to finish yesterday, completing the unit.
   
Made in gb
Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






UK

Lovely stuff, Taaloc!

I am back in for this thread to keep working on my LOTR Journey Book journey - 2 x Frodos finished:


   
 
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