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Rampaging Furioso Blood Angel Dreadnought






UK

inmygravenimage wrote:Outstanding tally sir, and loving the proper retro stealer colours.


Syro_ wrote:Wow, that's a very impressive tally for the year. I'm at 85 personally (which I think is higher than I managed in the past three years). Keep up the great progress, and nice work on the genestealers.


youwashock wrote:Very impressive run of minis. That Minotaur looks the business.


Theophony wrote:The minotaur makes me hungry for a steak , which means you did a good job on him.

A whole grey chaos team The Grey Wasters , now I just need to find an opponent and my grey plastic team can have a name and theme. Chop up some sprue into rubble from their home soil and jobs a good'un.


Thanks, all!

I've been in a bit of a trough again mojo-wise.

I do have the remaining few Space Hulk Genestealers VERY nearly done, hope to get them done soon. Also, I took some Contrast paints and Plaguebearers away on holiday over the summer, so they just need a bit of finishing off too

In exciting news, my upcoming birthday is bringing my first 3D printer, an Ender 3 V2 (so FDM rather than resin) so soon I shall be submerged under a mountain of terrain and tanks etc

   
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[DCM]
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

 Slinky wrote:

soon I shall be submerged under a mountain of terrain and tanks etc


This is why I'm not getting a 3D printer-my wife would divorce me. I'll live through you by proxy.


Now showing even more Samurai from Steel Fist Miniatures!

Painting Total as of 11/23/2022: 109 plus eleven pieces of street scenery and a wrecked carand a Big Gun and a Mech and an Eldritch Horror

Painting Total for 2021: 115 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron and some teleport disks and seven SF buildings and some resin barricades !






 
   
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Rampaging Furioso Blood Angel Dreadnought






UK

 JoshInJapan wrote:
 Slinky wrote:

soon I shall be submerged under a mountain of terrain and tanks etc


This is why I'm not getting a 3D printer-my wife would divorce me. I'll live through you by proxy.



Heh

Thankfully I built a man-cave/shed, so the printer and most of the output can live out there, keeping me safe from spousal disapproval...

   
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Rampaging Furioso Blood Angel Dreadnought






UK

So, I finally managed to get the brushes out and resume some productivity!

The last few Space Hulk bits are done, so that's another big milestone






2021's score is now 254

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Such a satisfying feeling when you finish a section of a game! Great job on the stealers but also cracking servitor and bases generally.

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Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
2022 Painted model tally: 408 
   
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Terminator with Assault Cannon






Good work on the space hulk bits, I think I speak for us all when is say we need a group shot! If nothing else it’ll cement my jealousy of not having Space Hulk!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
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USA

Awesome on finishing those Space Hulk bits. If my memory serves, those were the last that were unpainted from the entire game, right? So, whole game is painted now? That is a big accomplishment!

   
Made in gb
Rampaging Furioso Blood Angel Dreadnought






UK

inmygravenimage wrote:Such a satisfying feeling when you finish a section of a game! Great job on the stealers but also cracking servitor and bases generally.


Cheers! Yep, v happy to have ticked it off the list, going to play through it once we have done the main Zombicide campaign.

gobert wrote:Good work on the space hulk bits, I think I speak for us all when is say we need a group shot! If nothing else it’ll cement my jealousy of not having Space Hulk!


I will try to remember a group shot

Syro_ wrote:Awesome on finishing those Space Hulk bits. If my memory serves, those were the last that were unpainted from the entire game, right? So, whole game is painted now? That is a big accomplishment!


Yep, it's done and dusted, I am stoked!


A long old time ago, I bought various bits and pieces of Plague Marines, to start a Nurgle army. Looking at the box, it turns out that was in 2012! The wheels may turn slowly, but that project is finally getting some attention. First up are some Plaguebearers - These are Heresy "Blight" minis that I picked up in their Kickstarter, also several years ago...

Going with pretty much all Contrast paint for this, the effect is okayish, but satisfyingly quick



Rust and Nurgle's Rot liberally applied to bases and weapons.


   
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Rampaging Furioso Blood Angel Dreadnought






UK

Got some more LOTR Rohan very nearly done, they will appear soon

Meanwhile, pending the arrival of my Ender 3 printer, I have started messing around with 3d models.

Here's my first original creation - A Helms Deep wall section for LOTR SBG, based on the instructions in the Journey Books. All my own work with the sole exception of the flagstones on the top.




Next I will have to work out how to chop a chunk out to make the wall section with the culvert in the bottom, then how to model that into a breached/exploded section!

   
Made in gb
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Ooh, very exciting. Always impressed to see folk designating their own stuff for printer.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
2022 Painted model tally: 408 
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Nurgle armies and Contrast were made for each other, great start to a new force!
   
Made in gb
Rampaging Furioso Blood Angel Dreadnought






UK

inmygravenimage wrote:Ooh, very exciting. Always impressed to see folk designating their own stuff for printer.


Cheers - Got a few bits printed now, but not yet any of my own designs

Viterbi wrote:Nurgle armies and Contrast were made for each other, great start to a new force!


Yeah, it's nice to slap some paint on and not worry about neat lines

Here are some more finished Rohan, needed for the first battle of the fords of Isen:

Erkenbrand foot and mounted (the hated Finecast):


Rohan banner bearer:


And here's the first thing I have printed and painted, a campfire to be used in the LOTR scenario where the Rohirrim attack the Uruk Hai:


It was printed on a slightly too-coarse setting, but if you squint, it looks okay

Got some more 30k Imperial Fists underway, but they are a real slog to paint, I think the accompanying vehicles/dreads will switch to black with yellow accents!

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Nice fire, but the banner is especially impressive

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
2022 Painted model tally: 408 
   
Made in gb
Rampaging Furioso Blood Angel Dreadnought






UK

 inmygravenimage wrote:
Nice fire, but the banner is especially impressive


Thanks, sometimes the camera really flatters a paintjob, I think that's one of those cases

Heresy Imperial Fists are still putting up a fight - Very nearly done now, just the bases to do.

However I have printed and painted this statue of "St Katherine" to grace 40k battlefields:



2021's score is now 270

   
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Rampaging Furioso Blood Angel Dreadnought






UK

A simple 3d-printed bunker/shelter thing:



With some of my son's Ultramarines for scale...

   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Erkenbrand looks marvelous and I feel ya on the Finecast. Remember picking up the Inquisitor and the Jokaero and the guy behind the counter was like "Let me see first, if the minis are ok, before you pay them."

Campfire looks cool. I think seeing it on the tabletop it looks even nicer, but the big pic holds up!
   
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UK

 Viterbi wrote:
Erkenbrand looks marvelous and I feel ya on the Finecast. Remember picking up the Inquisitor and the Jokaero and the guy behind the counter was like "Let me see first, if the minis are ok, before you pay them."

Campfire looks cool. I think seeing it on the tabletop it looks even nicer, but the big pic holds up!


Cheers! No matter how long you spend cleaning off the bloody little triangles from Finecast models, you will always find a load more when you start painting

I have finally completed my first 5 Phalanx Warders from a unit of 10. Pretty sure some of my Imperial Fists are going to switch to a predominately black scheme, as this yellow takes forever...


   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Lovely, bright, shiny and crisp. Those shields are lush, mate.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
2022 Painted model tally: 408 
   
Made in gb
Rampaging Furioso Blood Angel Dreadnought






UK

 inmygravenimage wrote:
Lovely, bright, shiny and crisp. Those shields are lush, mate.


Kind as ever, thanks! It does feel like all the effort was worthwhile, though...

From things that take ages to paint, back to "slap some paint on and call it done" - A 3d printed trailer full of barrels:



My 2021 score is now 277, so unlikely to hit one per day for the year, but it's still a possibility!

   
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Rampaging Furioso Blood Angel Dreadnought






UK

I found some more Mantic terrain in a box - Built but unpainted.

As I am on a terrain spree, I set about putting that right:



Just a basic dusting of grey spray over black, a few details and rust on the exposed metal bars for the ruined sections, fitting in with the bits I have already done.

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Oh nice. I have some built. I might tackle the amid the mountain of marking.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
2022 Painted model tally: 408 
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Great terrain and the hazard stripes bring a bit of spot color on it. And you can never go wrong with rust!
   
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UK

inmygravenimage wrote:Oh nice. I have some built. I might tackle the amid the mountain of marking.


It paints up fairly well, and looks okay on the battlefield, but you can never really hide its origins as modular terrain, the connectors etc are quite obvious.

Viterbi wrote:Great terrain and the hazard stripes bring a bit of spot color on it. And you can never go wrong with rust!


Cheers

Here are some more 3d-printed bits of terrain all done.

A bunker (massive seam lines in it, which are a bit glaring):


And some chem tanks with platforms on top:



   
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UK

Some more terrain done!

3d-printed shipping containers:


3d printed storage tank:


MDF tower thing (remains of a building that got smashed falling from loft, with 3d printed gubbins added):

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

I really need to get me a filament printer. They look fab.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
2022 Painted model tally: 408 
   
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[DCM]
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

Lotsa cool terrain, with some pretty sweet paint jobs. I'd love to have a battle around those pieces.

Now showing even more Samurai from Steel Fist Miniatures!

Painting Total as of 11/23/2022: 109 plus eleven pieces of street scenery and a wrecked carand a Big Gun and a Mech and an Eldritch Horror

Painting Total for 2021: 115 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron and some teleport disks and seven SF buildings and some resin barricades !






 
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Great terrain and it's funny how some small posters automatically make it look more real.
   
Made in gb
Rampaging Furioso Blood Angel Dreadnought






UK

inmygravenimage wrote:I really need to get me a filament printer. They look fab.


JoshInJapan wrote:Lotsa cool terrain, with some pretty sweet paint jobs. I'd love to have a battle around those pieces.


Viterbi wrote:Great terrain and it's funny how some small posters automatically make it look more real.


Thanks, all!

Sadly, the inevitable happened and I lost all momentum.

However, in needing to tidy up for Christmas, I managed to get all my WIP bits and pieces finished off:

1) A 3d-printed storage tank thing:


2) A 3d-printed wrecked warhound titan:


3) An MDF building:


4) 7 Plague Marines, made of a variety of bits from Forge World and some 3rd-party makers:


That will probably be it for 2021

   
Made in gb
Rampaging Furioso Blood Angel Dreadnought






UK

Review of the year 2021

The previous years totals were:
2015: 81
2016: 102
2017: 152
2018: 77
2019: 155
2020: 109

This year, based again on my semi-random scoring system, I ended up with a score of 304. Amazingly close to 1 a day, and blowing all previous years out of the water, mostly thanks to the magic of Contrast paints! I am very happy, really made a dent in the pile o' shame.

Here's the breakdown:

LOTR
4 Rohan Outriders
3 Mounted Rohan Outriders
6 Riders of Rohan
Theodred foot and mounted
Rohan captain with axe
12 warriors of Rohan
Erkenbrand foot and mounted
Rohan banner bearer

Space Hulk
6 Blood Angel terminators
22 Genestealers
Broodlord
CAT
Goblet

Necrons
Necron lord
10 Warriors
3 Scarab swarms
3 tripod guys (I forget their name!)
1 canoptek wraith thing

Salamanders
Bray'Arth Ashmantle

30k Imperial Fists
5 Cataphractii terminators
5 Phalanx Warders

Zombicide
107 Zombies
30 Survivors
4 Abominations
6 Dog companions

Blood Bowl
4 Chaos Warriors
8 Beastmen
1 Minotaur
Assorted balls and markers

Nurgle
10 Plaguebearers
7 Plague Marines

Terrain
3d-printed Campfire
3d-printed St Katherine statue
3d-printed bunker/shelter
3d-printed trailer full of barrels
7 bits of Mantic battlezone plastic terrain
3d-printed bunker
2 3d-printed chemical tanks
3 3d-printed shipping containers
3d-printed storage tanks
MDF tower
3d-printed coke can tank thing
MDF building
3d-printed wrecked Warhound titan









   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Well done you sir!

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
2022 Painted model tally: 408 
   
 
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