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Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut

Normally I don't post threads. But I feel that this is a special occasion and that this warrants a light hearted thread for once.

Que the John Wick reference, but I have acheived my impossible task.

There is no lead mountain. As of twenty minutes ago, on the sixth of December, 2017, my collection of models is one hundred percent painted.

This includes, but is not exclusive to:

About 200 khador models (warmachine).
About 100 circle models (hordes)
About 100 retribution models (warmachine)
A random assortment of WMH minions and mercenaries
About 100 Infinity models (Ariadna, pan-o, yu-jing etc)
About 200 odd roman legionnaires and other historical models (for a friend; various historicals)
About 250 lord of the rings models (Rohan, some uruk-hai, gondor).
About 40 odd models from hasslefree minis (great site, not game linked).
About 30 odd dreamforge isenkern storm troopers
About 20 anvil industries exo-lords and afterlife minis ('not-marines' and 'not-guardsmen')
About 70 oop metal Cadian kasrkin.

The final models painted, and which brought it up to 100% painted are a complete betrayal at calth 30k/40k force (as imperial fists) - dreadnought, six terminators, 30 legion marines and 2 commanders.

I think all told (and I'm pretty sure I've forgotten some few bits and pieces above, that's about 1250 models. All painted.

And I'm well chuffed with myself now! Has any one else acheived their impossible task?

now that my marines are out of the way, I think I can actually focus on my upcoming wedding! Or else plan a new project!

greatest band in the universe: machine supremacy

"Punch your fist in the air and hold your Gameboy aloft like the warrior you are" 
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Longtime Dakkanaut

Congratulations! I haven't had my backlog totally cleaned out since I got seriously involved in the hobby, I'm impressed.
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Regular Dakkanaut

Washington State

Pics or it didn't happen.
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot

Hanford, California, also known as the Eye of Terror

You sir sound like you have a major problem that can only be solved by buying more miniatures. I would suggest getting some Sigmar guys, like the new Kharadon Overlords, they are fun to paint!

Sometimes I feel bad about my massive backlog of minis but I also like the fact that I can't declare myself "done," because I do not want the journey to end.

20,000 points
8000 points
5000 points

"Remember, Orks are weak and cowardly, they are easily beat in close combat and their tusks, while menacing, can easily be pulled out with a sharp tug"

-Imperial Guard Uplifting Primer 
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East Bay, Ca, US

Way to go!

I am expecting an airbrush soon, which will speed things up considerably. But still envious of your current situation lol.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2017/12/06 23:52:06

 Galas wrote:
I remember when Marmatag was a nooby, all shiney and full of joy. How playing the unbalanced mess of Warhammer40k in a ultra-competitive meta has changed you

Bharring wrote:
He'll actually *change his mind* in the presence of sufficient/sufficiently defended information. Heretic.
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Ancient Venerable Dark Angels Dreadnought


Wanna paint mine?

 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
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Screaming Shining Spear

[spiteful post 100% motivated by pure envy]

"One must have chaos in oneself to give birth to such heresy" - Nietzsche 
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Ultramarine Chaplain with Hate to Spare

Upstate, New York

Quick, but some more! It’s a well established fact that you will die soon after you paint your last mini.

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 12.5K+ Slowly growing 2Kish
Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities
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Potent Grey Knight Librarian

Fort Worth, TX

I would like to point out that OP has not posted since creating this thread.
I think we know what has happened.


"Through the darkness of future past, the magician longs to see.
One chants out between two worlds: Fire, walk with me."
- Twin Peaks
"You listen to me. While I will admit to a certain cynicism, the fact is that I am a naysayer and hatchetman in the fight against violence. I pride myself in taking a punch and I'll gladly take another because I choose to live my life in the company of Gandhi and King. My concerns are global. I reject absolutely revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method... is love. I love you Sheriff Truman." - Twin Peaks 
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Furious Fire Dragon


YaaaaY for you!

Now enjoy your wedding and either make your spouse an avid painter or put away your brushes and quit while your ahead and keep a happy marriage!

 koooaei wrote:
We are rolling so many dice to have less time to realise that there is not much else to the game other than rolling so many dice.
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Dakka Veteran

As someone at the bottom of Plastic Mountain, I say congratulations. Perhaps we will meet at the summit sometime in the next decade.

Square Bases for Life! 
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Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets

A Protoss colony world

Nice job! I'll echo other posters here and say you're doing way better than me. I've got so many unpainted models, I don't think I could do them all in 3 years even if I didn't buy a single one during that period.

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 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | 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: 122 | Current main painting project: Space Wolves Primaris Battle Leader
 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
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Worthiest of Warlock Engineers


Wow, you are doing a lot better than many of us here - keep it up (if your still alive and not a brony/belieber)

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/581001.page#6570095don't click this link...
8th of the Keepers of the PDF of that RPG which shall not be named. Look not into that which defies decency.
 Crimson Devil wrote:
7th edition 40k is a lot like BDSM these days. Only play with people you know and develop a safe word for when things get too intense. And It doesn't hurt to be a sadist or masochist as well.

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