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Palitine Il

So, after mumble weeks of lurking I’ve decided to make a go of actually posting regularly again. That said, my previous blog had already been resurrected... too many times. Part of the problem was framing device and foolish emphasis on clear-cut, planed results. Therefore I decided throw it out and start over with clear plan for what and how to write new posts.

0) Respond to feedback.
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.
3) Simple clear record of progress on goal.
4) Finished pics, I’ll need to see about a simple “photobooth” setup.
5) Ramblings, including product opinions, fluff, techniques, and whatever I want to rant about.
6) Graceful, polished, and witty ending.

So, on to the first post:



0) NA

1)

Taken earlier today, I currently have a Karist Nova, my “Movie Accurate” Imperial Assault figures and newly acquired Legion test dummies chilling waiting for appropriate “want to” or “don’t wanna.” The Nexu, Heavy Weapon Stormtroopers, Kayn Somos, Karist trooper leader and 2 special weapon troopers, and 6 Autorifle Cultists are the “true” current WIPs.

2) My goal for the year is to finish any new “The Other Side” models I get, my Chaos and Genestealer cults, KillTeam: Rogue Trader, Blackstone Fortress, Battle for Zycanthus, and Star Wars stormtroopers. I actually have it all spreadsheet’ed up! Which leads into...

3) How I’m doing on my goal: Red is need to do, Green are done.



In picture format:



Cookie sheet is the short-ish term planed order, white tray is khaki or khaki/olive drab paint schemes, plastic is other paint schemes, and the LEGO tray is a “holding cell” for WIPs that are waiting for more to get to the same point before I move to the next step.

4) Finished: 12 Cultists and my Ur-Ghuls



Also I have repeated an previous bit of encouragement and cleared a shelf for this year’s achievements.

5) Ramblings, stolen from earlier today/the “What are your most recent game purchases?” thread:

SW Legion Imperial Specialists to see just how bad scale is between Imperial Assault and Legion.

My findings indicate good enough for me. Imperial Assault models are the scrawny 5 foot nothing people and Legion is the 6’6” slabs of muscle.

Also 5 Blick Red Sable 00 watercolor brushes for $18ish. Gave me around a 50% discount, there the right size for most of my work, and I’m hard enough on brushes it makes sense.


6) ... AAAIIIIEEEGGG!!! RUN AWAY!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

This message was edited 3 times. Last update was at 2019/02/23 16:29:06


 
   
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Palitine Il

0) Successfully responded to feedback.
1)

First 6 rifle cultists and all the Karist grunts are in holding, and the Imperial Assault “elite” Stormtroopers (minus Captain Terro/cammo print dewbackrider) and both Nexu have their main wash done. Hopefully I can blacken the bases, paint the guns for the Stormies and pinkify the mouths and tails for the nexu tomorrow.
2) Year long goal is doing well and achieved my “I need to go to work now so this is what I’ll do after work” goal.
3) Updated my Spreadsheet with some yellow for WIPs. Now the stuff in the “holding cell” is accounted for!
4) Nothing more done yet. YET.
5) Can’t rant, need to sleep soon.
6) And for an en—
   
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Well, it seems like you're taking an organised approach to this - something I can appreciate, given how many achievements I've set myself for this year

One thing I would suggest is that it may be worth getting some closer shots of some of your WIPs (and, when you get them, your completed models), as currently it isn't massively clear on where you're up to and how things are looking.

Good luck, though!

2019 Plog - Dysartes Twitches - 2019 Output

My Twitch stream - going live at 7pm GMT Tuesday & Thursday, 12pm Sunday (work permitting).

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Palitine Il

0)
Dysartes wrote:Well, it seems like you're taking an organised approach to this - something I can appreciate, given how many achievements I've set myself for this year

One thing I would suggest is that it may be worth getting some closer shots of some of your WIPs (and, when you get them, your completed models), as currently it isn't massively clear on where you're up to and how things are looking.

Good luck, though!


Thanks, I find a simple, organized plan designed to handle the inevitable failure upon contact with the enemy (me and my impulsiveness) helps.

I am unfortunately forced to agree with you 100% on doing better WIP shots. My ego thanks you and my laziness would curse you 40,000 times but it’s just to lazy.

So, taking your advice I got off my ... you know, and actually figured out a functional method of taking WIP photos. Now I just need to work out finished photos and scheduling.

1) Now for the results:








2) Scaling back yesterday’s hopes for today’s goal: Stormtrooper guns and the super-secret daily goal I hadn’t felt like mentioning; get at least an hour of painting done.
3&4) N.A.
5) Really need to come up with a squad level transport for my Stormtroopers. I have a paper model I know will work and I have another to test out but as usual, I’m lazy. Also I ain’t blowing $50+ on the tank they’re releasing for SW Legion. Speaking of SW Legion, DARN MY EYES / THINKY BITS! I’m totally going to start getting SW Legion and I need to order 27!! Millimeter diameter by 3mm thick bases. Yes, really. Fantasy Flight did that. The bases they come with are ~5mm thick which is what makes Imperial Assault stuff just a little too short to handle for me.

And as a public service announcement: GO VOTE IT THE DAKKA GALLERY!!! I too need to try and do this a little more often than... once a month or three?

6) Heh, I made a funny waaay back in my third sentence.
   
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Palitine Il

0) It’s a new blog, responses will take time...
1)


Not much on the WIP front, Nexu got the first layer of pink on and test build of transport has results.
2) 10 Stormtroopers closer to achieving the goal! Hopefully today the nexu get finished and I get to gaming.
3) Official count: 22 of the goal, 0 extras.
4)


Not pictured 4 more grunts and a longrifle trooper. I really need to figure out a better photo set up.
5) So the paper models I found should work I just need to lengthen and widen the body. Going to build one in card stock with the changes included and then make a decision as to whether or not I’ll do a third build in plastic.
6) “Graceful, polished, and witty ending.”
   
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If you're wanting to improve your pictures, dude, see if there is a version of this lightbox available from your local version of Amazon. Mine cost me about £10, and (now I've figured out the phone settings to use) it is making a big difference to my final photos.

2019 Plog - Dysartes Twitches - 2019 Output

My Twitch stream - going live at 7pm GMT Tuesday & Thursday, 12pm Sunday (work permitting).

Gamgee on Tau Players wrote:we all kill cats and sell our own families to the devil and eat live puppies.
 
   
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Palitine Il

 Dysartes wrote:
If you're wanting to improve your pictures, dude, see if there is a version of this lightbox available from your local version of Amazon. Mine cost me about £10, and (now I've figured out the phone settings to use) it is making a big difference to my final photos.


I was planning on refurbishing one of the 3? Or so options we had in the house but I decided to go ahead and take a look for something like the one you linked. Glad I did, better size and easier to setup than anything we had for a very reasonable price, less than $20 in all. I actually wound up with the exact one you linked just from a US based source.



Still needs some refinement but definitely better.

1) Slow and steady wins the race, right? The last week has been more resource gathering than painting. Picked up some extra shifts at work for $$$, cleaned up a room netting me some aquarium plants for terrain and peace from my parents, and got styrene sheets and rectangular stock for building a light transport for Star Wars. But paint still happened:


2) Nexu done! AT-STs are next for Imperial Assault because sometimes a crazed headlong charge is the best chance you’ve got. But today I’m hoping to get the grey and blue on the current batch of Karists basecoated and another coat of pink on the angels.
3) Current progress: 26 from the grid, 2 extras, 12 in holding.
4) Here kitty kitty kitty;


BAD KITTY! BAD KITTY! AAAAAA!!!!



5) Ramblings: Sometimes throwing money at the problem to make it go away is the right choice.
6) ... I got nothing. Hopefully I’ll have another early morning (for me) update tomorrow.
   
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Palitine Il

1) WIP pictures:


Not as bright as I’d planned but I just don’t care enough to bother fixing them.



The dreaded AT-STs, I’m just going to do metallics, wash, and drybrush.



Assassin droids, BT “Boomer” & IG-86 “Acyd” models are Imperial Assault BT-1 & IG-88. Based on what I found on Wookiepedia the IG-86 line was almost visually identical to IG-88 but had more than 4 prototypes produced and there was a whole line of assassin droids that look like astromechs called Blastromechs.



Karist force, wash and detailing still to come.



Cultists.

2) No goals beyond do some painting today.
3) How the grid looks at the moment:


4) Finished pics... maybe tomorrow.
5) The headlong charge is working! Now to mentally squeeze my eyes shut and dive into the next “oh god, sooooo much work to do for this step.”
6) By the squirrels in my head I will conquer this horde!
   
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"By Grabthar's hammer, you shall be avenged!"

Seriously, looking good!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast



 
   
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Looks like you're making decent progress, dude - and glad the lightbox seems to have helped.

2019 Plog - Dysartes Twitches - 2019 Output

My Twitch stream - going live at 7pm GMT Tuesday & Thursday, 12pm Sunday (work permitting).

Gamgee on Tau Players wrote:we all kill cats and sell our own families to the devil and eat live puppies.
 
   
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Excellent progress, keep it up!

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

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Palitine Il

Meer_Cat wrote:"By Grabthar's hammer, you shall be avenged!"

Seriously, looking good!


Not the reference I was thinking of, but I like it!

And thanks for looking in, I was starting to worry only Dysartes had seen this blog.

Dysartes wrote:Looks like you're making decent progress, dude - and glad the lightbox seems to have helped.


Thank you, I’ll be the first to admit I paint for the table top. Could I do better? Definitely, but that’s not what I’m interested in doing.

The light box was an excellent suggestion, now if I can just quit puttering about and get the laptop I’ve been saving up for I might actually bother with more than just cropping the pictures.

CommissarKhaine wrote:Excellent progress, keep it up!


That’ll be the trick, I KNOW “slow and steady” works incredibly well but I keep falling into “over caffeinated squirrel or glorified corpse nothing in between.”

0) Done.
1) Picture of the painting desk A.T.M. unless absolutely no progress. It’s all primer coats right now soooo... AT-STs! I actually have highlights added and the nose art started since this was taken but I’m to lazy to take another picture right now.

2) Twenty three minis on the grid finished up yesterday and 7 more (5 grid, 2 extras) since my last update
3) 58 done this year. 54 from the grid, 4 extra, nothing in the holding cell, and 15 on the desk at the moment.
4) Finished pics. RELEASE THE DELUGE!













5) Ramblings, including product opinions, fluff, techniques, and whatever I want to rant about. I put 6 brand new items and 3 on sprue minis into the FLGS’s upcoming auction yesterday. Almost all of it for well below MSRP because I logically knew I had NO use for it and I didn’t need any temptation. The only thing I put in close to what it was worth was a mini that has only just hit retail that I’d gotten (as far as I was concerned, free) as part of a Kickstarter.

6) Goodnight! I go bed now.
   
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Some seriously nice work with metallics in these pics!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast



 
   
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Palitine Il

The dang AT-STs are done.

 Meer_Cat wrote:
Some seriously nice work with metallics in these pics!


0) Thanks, although to be honest they’re all really simple; 1-3 coats straight from the bottle and a wash.

1) Picture of the painting desk A.T.M. unless absolutely no progress.
Don’t have one.

2) One overall goal for the year, otherwise only “hoping to ___ later today” goals.
Hoping to get the Basic Stormtrooper Grunts basecoated and a bit more done.

3) Simple clear record of progress on goal.
60 done now. Those AT-STs are done.

4) Finished pics. “Oh Brad” and the General “Dammit Janet” Weiss








5) ... I got nothing right now.
6) Now the airspeeder...
   
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I do wonder if the General thought he strapped enough guns to his AT-ST...

Interesting tone to take from them, as well - I'm getting a bit of a 40k Wraithbone feel.

2019 Plog - Dysartes Twitches - 2019 Output

My Twitch stream - going live at 7pm GMT Tuesday & Thursday, 12pm Sunday (work permitting).

Gamgee on Tau Players wrote:we all kill cats and sell our own families to the devil and eat live puppies.
 
   
 
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