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Palitine Il

 youwashock wrote:
It has the lines of a Batmobile of some sort. I like the grittiness. What is the tuning fork bit coming out of the windshield?


Got it in one! Best I can tell it’s a custom design for Hotwheels based on the classic animated version.

The grittiness is 10% intended 90% happy byproduct of dry brushing.

The “tuning fork” was meant to be twin light machine guns but based on the “official” add on sprues I guess it’s the passenger’s long barreled pistols. In my defense the entire thing is only about 2.5 inches long and only the second Gaslands car I converted.

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Palitine Il

Sooo, I’ve been wanting to build a Gundam kit for a few months now but only source off the top of my head would have been a bit of a haul. As I was X-Mass shopping at Barnes and Nobles yesterday I saw the Gundam kits they had and came close to knocking myself out with a facepalm. 15-ish dollars later and a new toy followed me home.

I present the Mercenary Unit “Charlie Foxtrot”, you don’t call it it in unless you’ve already got one on your hands.

Apparently a 1/144 scale WMS-03 Maganac Mobile Suit, I gave it a custom paint job with no regard to canon.



I’m calling this “mini” number 341 for the year.
   
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Neat! Love Gundam Wing. The lenses really stand out.
   
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Palitine Il

 youwashock wrote:
Neat! Love Gundam Wing. The lenses really stand out.



0) Respond to feedback.

Thank you, I think I used the flash though so the lenses are not quite as impressive in normal lighting.

1) Picture of the painting desk A.T.M. unless absolutely no progress.



2) Overall goal for the year, otherwise only “hoping to ___ later today” goals.

Finish the bone on these stinkers tonight and perform a mad dash with them to try for the glory of a mini a day in 2019.

3) Simple clear record of progress on goal.

346 minis done so far this year...
Other goals are also doing well.

4) Finished pics.



Unnamed car, and motorcyclist in back, Anarchy Maiden, The Inquisitor, and Queen Crash in front. More pics in the gallery.

5) Ramblings,

Next update will probably be a 2019 recap and 2020 resolutions.

6) Graceful, polished, and witty ending.

CHAAARGE!!!
   
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Palitine Il

0) Respond to feedback.

N.A.

1) Picture of the painting desk A.T.M.

currently empty
2) One overall goal for the year, otherwise only “hoping to ___ later today” goals.

Today? Rest on my laurels. Tomorrow? Begin attempting a repeat performance of the insanity.

3) Simple clear record of progress on goal.

Lets look back at my stated goals:
My goal for the year is to finish any new “The Other Side” models I get,

Yazari and speckled crawlers were purchased and they are all done. 100%

my Chaos and Genestealer cults, KillTeam: Rogue Trader, Battle for Zycanthus,

Check, check, check, and check, 100% on those four.

Blackstone Fortress, and Star Wars stormtroopers.

Sooo close! But wait a minute! the initial goal was core box Blackstone Fortress, and the Imperial Assault Stormtroopers only, ha HA! technically 100% success as well!

So 2019 was technically a full success.

Earlier today I finished my last 21 Lower Abyssals. Bringing the total number (and final count) too:
367!!! minis done this year!
2 more than my semi-stated goal of 365 for 1 a day.

I was also attempting to reduce my backlog, there were 127 minis and 58 Hotwheels bought in 2019 not counting gifts, which were less than another 50 all together. So worst case I finished 130 more than I got.

Now my Blackstone Fortress, and Star Wars stormtroopers goal did expand through the year with the purchase of the Legion starter and BSF; Escalation. Also my burgeoning Morat force and Ten Thunders were added to my goals. Final results: close but not quite, and I've got good excuses for most of the failures!


The 5 BSF explorers, 3 Legion Stormtroopers, 2 Morats, and 2 Ten Thunders models that are unfinished. Just haven't felt like doing the explorers but the Stormtroopers and Morats are waiting until I can afford to place a couple of large-ish orders and the Ten Thunders models are either unnecessary duplication (I have a painted Misaki already) or useless in my current crews.

4) Finished pics.





5) Ramblings, including product opinions, fluff, techniques, and whatever I want to rant about.

So that was 2019, What does 2020 hold?

New goals!

1) Finish more than I buy.
Carry over from 2019: Karic acolytes 10, cast hull Sherman, Miss Anne Thrope, Alt Misaki, Morats 2, Sci-fi Dino Men 2, Clockwork Dragon, Eldar Wraith Warband 12, Studying Sophie, Alt Killjoy, German Puma, and Alt Molly crew with both additional models 8, for a total of 41 minis and 53 Hotwheels

2) Paint at least 188 minis. (twice 2019's carry over, 15.66666/month)

3) Finish 1 titan from my backlog a quarter.

4) Complete the following:
Nautical Undead

13, counts as 15 minis.

Malifaux Gremlins

24 counts as 30 minis. The Whisky Golem and War Wabbit both have multiple riders and all 3 "Not Bob Ross"-es have a pig "canvas"

Abyssal Army

22 minis, also base 5 heck-puppers and 10 gargoyles

Skeleton Horde

Includes 4 ghosts (shown) and a Necromancer (not pictured). 70 minis.

Wraith Warband

12 minis.

Star Wars, Malifaux Fey and Gaslands vehicles

Along with any more I buy/build. Currently 13 minis.

And finish the 2019 "failures" 12 minis, 9 count.

That's 175 towards the goal of 188 right there!

6) Graceful, polished, and witty ending.
Well, I've got my work cut out for me.
   
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Heavens to Betsy, that's a load of minis. I can't decide which I hope to see first.
   
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Palitine Il

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 youwashock wrote:
Heavens to Betsy, that's a load of minis. I can't decide which I hope to see first.


Was it skellies and the buggy? Because it’s some skellies and the buggy.

1) Picture of the painting desk A.T.M. unless absolutely no progress.

This morning they were spray primer bone. Tonight they’re waiting for others to catch up for a Dipping session.


2) Overall goal for the year, otherwise only “hoping to ___ later today” goals.

Purple the next 6 skeletons tomorrow.

3) Simple clear record of progress on goal.

Kind of ahead of schedule already but I’ll probably need it soon enough!
1/188 done
1 from goals

4) Finished pics.

Timmy the Terror, newest member of team Viper Green.




5) Ramblings,

I got myself a new chair today. My appreciates swapping a fabric wrapped, slightly lumpy sheet of metal for something with actual padding.

6) Graceful, polished, and witty ending.

Good night and may we all suddenly be blessed with copious wealth, perfect health, and infinite free time.
   
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Wow, this plog also slipped me by, what an impressive output over one year Will definitely be following this now, if only to steal inspiration for Gaslands vehicles
   
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Palitine Il

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 Viterbi wrote:
Wow, this plog also slipped me by, what an impressive output over one year Will definitely be following this now, if only to steal inspiration for Gaslands vehicles


Not hard for me to have slipped under your radar for a while! I averaged a little under 2 updates a month last year which leads to somewhat extended periods of radio silence.

As for inspiration, steal away! Most of the time I’m copying an idea I saw elsewhere on Dakka or from the manufacturer!

1) Picture of the painting desk A.T.M. unless absolutely no progress.



2) Overall goal for the year, otherwise only “hoping to ___ later today” goals.

Work on the ghosties, maybe finish the Puma as a “tank” for my Viper Green Team.

3) Simple clear record of progress on goal.

1+13*/188 done
14 from goal
*13 waiting for weather

4) Finished pics.

Well, semi finished. It’s been a disgustingly mild winter around Chicago this year but still too cold to go outside and dip.


5) Ramblings,

I have momentum, therefore I will ride it as long as I can. I expect a crash in a month or so. Hopefully I can limit it to exhaustion (Slow, but still plodding along) and not hit burnout. (The activity level of a potato)

6) Graceful, polished, and witty ending.

The so called eldritch horrors from beyond time and space: “Dooon’t beee aaa raaaiciiiist !”
H.P. Lovecraft: “AIEEE! MADNESS WHAT DESTROYS THE MINDS OF MEN! DROWN THEM OUT!
The S.C.E.H.F.B.T.a.S.: “Aaaaa.”
   
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Palitine Il

0) Respond to feedback.

N.A.

1) Picture of the painting desk A.T.M. unless absolutely no progress.

Stubbornly turned a mass of -y plastic that came with a monster truck into a decent terrain piece a couple days ago.


Currently working on more skeletons, and the Puma Gaslands “tank”


2) Overall goal for the year, otherwise only “hoping to ___ later today” goals.

Get this round of skeletons ready for dipping tomorrow.

3) Simple clear record of progress on goal.

5+13*/188 done
18* from goal
8 new “minis” bought
*13 waiting for weather to change

4) Finished pics.

4 Ghosts.




5) Ramblings,

Currently hoping for 32 minis “done” in January. The puma armored car, 6 Abyssals, and a bonesium dragon are the current plan once I finish this round of skeletons. I’m figuring about a week each for the Abyssals and Dragon with the puma getting a minute or two here and there in between steps.

6) Graceful, polished, and witty ending.

Waiter, my hovercraft is full of orks!
   
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Palitine Il

0) Respond to feedback.

Hopefully it’s just everyone is in the same boat as me and just can’t think of anything more than “cool” or “neat” or similar so Lurkers gunna Lurk.

1) Picture of the painting desk A.T.M. unless absolutely no progress.

Change of plans, this:


Is a rather large mass of purple(-ish) so rather than breaking up purple with purple or bone and purple I’m doing not purple in the form of a peasant militia. All 4 of the official guard types had at least part of their weaponry replaced with hard plastic. Swordsman got a new blade (with an actual tang!) from styrene, the “bows” of the crossbowman are the ends of a plain bow, the spearman and archer had their weapons completely replaced with spares from Wargames Factory Skeletons (now sold by... Warlord?) and I even added an arrow (With fletching!) to the archer.


No, I’m not insane, what could have given you that idea? I mean seriously, its not like I gave the archer a bowstring!

2) Overall goal for the year, otherwise only “hoping to ___ later today” goals.

Start on the wine underbelly of the dragon.

3) Simple clear record of progress on goal.
6+19*/188 done
24* from goal
8 “minis” bought this year
* 19 waiting on weather

4) Finished pics.

6 more skeletons ready for dipping, I’m to lazy to get a pic.

After the apocalypse keeping a Bradley, much less an Abrams, running is nigh on impossible. Reproductions of WWII armor are a lot more forgiving and as a bonus stealing it often has the bonus of getting to take out a few Neo-nazis!

Obcenety cencored for innocent eyes. But seriously F NAZIS!


And the full Viper Green Crew at this point.


5) Ramblings,

Parental unit demanding attention.

6) Graceful, polished, and witty ending.

Sorry, no time.
   
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Very interested in seeing the dragon progress.
   
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Palitine Il

 youwashock wrote:
Very interested in seeing the dragon progress.


Well then, yesterday’s work should be right up your alley!



Color wise he wound up either side of what I was aiming for but I’m still happy with how he’s progressing. I think I’m down to eyes, mouth, stones, and bone bits.
   
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Dragon's looking sharp, very nice scheme. Excited to see, how you'll tackle the eyes.
   
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Palitine Il

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 Viterbi wrote:
Dragon's looking sharp, very nice scheme. Excited to see, how you'll tackle the eyes.


Just pour voo:


1) Picture of the painting desk A.T.M. unless absolutely no progress.

Probably something from this mess:
gilotuine, cart, lady orc, mecha, zombie shark (because Reaper Miniatures man)...


Shroom-oids, the more humanoid ladies are going to be terrain as marble statues with fungoid growths...


Gaslands, including a floaty time traveling Delorian...




or the WHISPER mecha that arrived recently. A Posiden and Kraken because the Kyzaghan didn't fund in the latest Kickstarter.


2) One overall goal for the year, otherwise only “hoping to ___ later today” goals.

Actually do some painting tomorrow.

3) Simple clear record of progress on goal.

14+19*/188 done
26* from goal
22 “minis” bought this year
* 19 waiting on weather
1/4 titans done

4) Finished pics.

Bonesium Marthangul on mystery hard as wood base I turned myself.




Quick and dirty town guard.


5) Ramblings, including product opinions, fluff, techniques, and whatever I want to rant about.

Since my last update:
Spent some time with my redheaded step sibling what followed me home from school one day.
Low stakes silly friendly "fighting" with them over who's buying what at the FLGS because we needed to get each other presents.
Having trouble recently even getting my d a out of bed for anything but work. Not sure why at this point, I'm over the flu. Hopefully early-ish alarms will help.
Remembering I REALLY need to browse Dakka on the full computer, the pictures are naturally much larger than on the Iphone.
Watched The Witcher on Netflix.

Witcher review:
Spoiler:

Enjoyable enough, pay attention though. The story is 3 semi-nonlinear parts that meet up at various points and you can get several episodes in before it becomes apparent. Basically each of the three main plot-lines are 100% linear it's just rather than doing it 100% linear and having to suddenly sideline characters for 1-2 episodes it's set up so everyone usually gets some screen-time in each episode.

Fair warning, sooo many utterings of F (often funny to me when Geralt drops it), gratuitous nudity and a couple "intimate" scenes. Mostly female toplessness, no full frontal. Personally if they showed off the guys' bare ... butts more/better without doing the same with the women I think it would be better and equitable. Bits that stick out in my memory for gratuity; dirty old straight male illusionist, power tripping amoral with mind control vs ALL the yokels, and "were not cable so we don't have to have discretion shots for *ahem.*" Not really enough to distract but don't let the kids watch it. Approximate US movie rating: R, that said if your under 18 (or your local age of "adult") I would say, NO WATCHING!

Overall much better than I was expecting, but I was expecting a typical (AKA, really low quality) video game movie adaption brain twinkie (Enjoyable but negligible content mentally). I didn't learn it was a well regarded book first until I was about halfway through. Looking at it instead as just a tv show not an adaptation style that typically sucks I'd say it's solid. As a first season I think it's better than GoT. Can't compare to GoT as a whole however because I only got about half way through the first season before I gave up. Witcher has a much tighter focus than GoT in the first season which I think helped it personally.

I am GOING to buy the soundtrack album I heard would be happening. And not just for the rapidly approaching overplayed/referenced, but enjoyable, signature song.


6) Graceful, polished, and witty ending.

Toss a coin to your Witcher... *whistles off in to the night*
   
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Thanks for the closeup, great work! But you do realize, that putting a dragon on a wooden base is a fire hazard?

And nice Delorian, excited to see, what you will do with it. May steal some of your ideas for my Gaslands cars, if I ever start with them in the near future

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That dragon turned into a great display piece. Mushroom Queen is exciting to see. I have her on the desk, too. She looks like she will be a fungal to paint.
   
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Palitine Il

Viterbi wrote:Thanks for the closeup, great work! But you do realize, that putting a dragon on a wooden base is a fire hazard?


No problem! To be honest, the “closeup” is really just one of the full pictures cropped way down.

And did you SEE that toxic green maw? It’s probably easier to burn ice than whatever he spews! Now pitting from acid damage...

And nice Delorian, excited to see, what you will do with it. May steal some of your ideas for my Gaslands cars, if I ever start with them in the near future


Other than snagging one the Delorian isn’t anything special for build, I just pulled the tiny hidden wheels and slapped a set of machine guns on top!

Feel free to steal away! If you have any questions about how I did something or where I found a bit feel free to ask!

youwashock wrote:That dragon turned into a great display piece. Mushroom Queen is exciting to see. I have her on the desk, too. She looks like she will be a fungal to paint.


Thank you! He’s the culmination of... over a decade of WANT.

I was on the fence about the Shroom Queen until something in the back of my head squeaked; “Marble statue with fungal growths!” And all of a sudden she HAD to come home with me.

... and most of that paragraph could be taken wrong.

Ow. Please get a meatspace friend of yours to Gibbs slap you for that pun.

So apparently I lied about what was next. OH WELL!

   
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Palitine Il

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1) Picture of the painting desk A.T.M. unless absolutely no progress.



11 "swarm" skeletons (done-ish), 5 more Succubi (drying but almost done), and the Carolean half of the Clone Wars Legion starter set (new).

2) One overall goal for the year, otherwise only “hoping to ___ later today” goals.

Go to bed/continue working on my Carolean Droids

3) Simple clear record of progress on goal.

20+30*/188 done
44* from goal
71 “minis” bought this year
* 30 waiting on weather
1/4 titans done
day 47

4) Finished pics.

5 Mantic Succubi


And I forgot to grab the hek pupper and didn't bother getting a decent shot of the simple skellies.

5) Ramblings, including product opinions, fluff, techniques, and whatever I want to rant about.

Once again I was weak, 5 more Hotwheels (Really self? WTF?) the CW Legion starter and B1 Expantion pack have been bought. My greatest nemesis struck again!

And once again I have insufficient bases of the appropriate sizes in the style I want. My second greatest old nemesis. Grrr.

I should *probably* explain the whole Carolean Driod thing shouldn't I? Basically I have fluff thought up for a respectable chunk of my minis and the references are all over the place.
Now lets see if I can find that fluff...

Here we go! Freshly ripped straight from my previous blog with NO reformating. Me in normal text and my Daemonic Muse, AKA harmless? insanity in Green. DMR=Dead Moon Raiders, a semi-piratical, semi-mercenary, completely loony group of criminals operating in the unfasionable end of the western spiral arm of the galaxy so far out they're in fact just barely IN the outer limits of the outer rim in the Star Wars universe during the post GCW/pre-First Order era.

It's... a bit weird:

Spoiler:

You ever heard of a band called Sabaton?
Maybe? What's that got to do with anything?
They've got an album, Carolus Rex, named after King Charles the 12th of Sweden
So?
I'm weird and was listening to it today.
And?
Meet the Caroleans, Carolus Rex, Meg Tanner (previously appearing), and their guards.


... Is that the Swedish flag on the droids?
Yes it is!
Why?
A very good question!

DMR ASSETS:
_DROIDS:
__PROTOCOL: 1
__ASTROMECH: SEVERAL
__PROBE: 3
___VIPER CLASS:3
____CAROLUS REX: Refurbished by Meg Tanner the programming installed in this droid was highly corrupted creating delusions of grandeur. No attempt has been made to correct them despite it declaring itself ruler of a sovereign nation that doesn't exist and claiming Meg Tanner as its co-ruler.
____GUARDSMAN ERIK: Runing a copy of the Carolus Rex program modified for subservience to Meg Tanner and the Carolus Rex unit. Currently seeking spouse willing to accept its glorious service to the "Kingdom of Sweden." 54 attempts at wooing, 67 denials.
____GUARDSMAN HEIDI: Running a modification of the Guardsman Erik Program with the brashness toned down and romantic inclinations removed. Currently seeking new territory to claim for the "Kingdom of Sweden." FOR THE GLORY OF CAROLUS REX AND LADY TANNER!


And that's not crazy enough. A recent report regarding the DMR and the natively inhabited world they're operating from:

BEGIN TRANSITION:
What. The. REDACTED?
Apparently this REDACTED REDACTED ball of dirt WASN'T recently contacted by the galaxy at large! Oh and for extra fun, this ISN'T the first REDACTED time that anti-Republic forces have hidden there! While searching for the DMR, or in other words the REDACTED "MILITARY ADVISORS" those REDACTED locals hired they found a cache of deactivated Separatist Droids! And what did they do? Not destroy them, not leave them alone, not put them to use, they did the REDACTED thing they could! They hauled them out and GAVE THEM to the DMR! As a GIFT! And of course the DMR weren't so REDACTED as to just activate them. No, that would be too SANE! They were handed over to that mad woman of a mechanic they have. WHO PROMPTLY MADE THEM INTO AUXILIARIES FOR THAT HEAD DROID-ROTTED PROBE DROID! You know the one, calls itself Carolus Rex and thinks its a king! Now it's celebrating, AND I QUOTE; "this fine battalion of soldiers raised from the hearty common-folk."
Please take me off this REDACTED insane assignment!
END TRANSITION.

6) Graceful, polished, and witty ending.

... The poor analyst has had to deal with one insanity after another in researching the DMR.
   
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Palitine Il

My Carolean B1s are blue, the Droidekas are primed and 3 basic B1s have been given yellow accents.



Talking with my mom this afternoon I found out amongst the European Mutt on her side we’re either Finns or Swedes depending on which of my ancestors you asked. Therefore the Carolean Droids may be getting Finnish Auxiliaries...
   
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If they're Finnish Auxiliaries, that means you'd have to, you know, actually finish the project...

--B.


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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 Briancj wrote:
If they're Finnish Auxiliaries, that means you'd have to, you know, actually finish the project...

--B.



Ah, but these are NOT the Finnish Auxiliary, these are the core of my army of droids sworn to bring glory to their king, Carolus Rex, and their homeland, Sweden! Or Carolean Droids for short.

The Finnish Auxiliary are going to be B2s, and the Commando Droids are going to be Proto-Neo-Varangian Guard. Each commando droid will be a different “nationality” starting with the Scandinavian countries and expanding into the Nordics as necessary.

1) Picture of the painting desk A.T.M. unless absolutely no progress.

The nautical undead have begun! Pirate Queen Marry “Blacktounge” Bonnet, a long lost diver, a lady anglerfish/human undead abomination, and Archie the friendly Frankenstein-ian creature.



2) Overall goal for the year, otherwise only “hoping to ___ later today” goals.

Work on base coating Marry, Archie, and the Anglerfish’s skins in preparation for washes.

3) Simple clear record of progress on goal.

Well ahead;
81*/188
47* from goal
71 bought this year
1/4 titans
Day 57
*some waiting on restock of supplies and/or weather

4) Finished pics.

5 more sucubi.


Up to 30-ish skeletons waiting for the weather. And bases. Which means I need glue.


And the Carolean Droids are already done... ish.



Need to order a supply drop...

5) Ramblings,

There was much thinky brain at work today. Results; my Clone Troopers are... mentally done? Like I know almost exactly how I’m going to paint them. One squad will be punk/rave black and neon, the second will be Turisas inspired (blood and ash markings) and the Phase 1 Specialists expansion box is going to be Powerwolf inspired (corpse paint and Victorian gothic preacher style) and the last are the only paintjob I have any doubts about how to pull off.

Also, I really wish people in the News & Rumors / Discussions / Painting and Modeling subforums would use the Dakka gallery and the RECOMMENDED sizes! These giant pics either make text illegible or are so huge I can’t see more than about 5% at a time on my usual devices! Or at least put them in a spoiler!

Ok, vent over.

6) Graceful, polished, and witty ending.

I may be a little nutty!
   
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Loving the swedish battle droids, although it is weird seeing battle droids in other colors. But it really works.

And with you there re: the picture sizes. When reading on the phone it's often not possible to see anything. But I'm not sure, that I haven't been guilty of that in the "post pics of the last game you played" thread
   
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 Viterbi wrote:
Loving the swedish battle droids, although it is weird seeing battle droids in other colors. But it really works.

And with you there re: the picture sizes. When reading on the phone it's often not possible to see anything. But I'm not sure, that I haven't been guilty of that in the "post pics of the last game you played" thread


... I am sooo tired right now. I promise I’ll give a proper reply tomorrow.

1) Picture of the painting desk A.T.M. unless absolutely no progress.

Undead pirate crew models are half done! And the -ing bases are done except for the glow-y portal colors around the base of the tentacles-ular base filler. Even over white(-ish) primer the sandy yellow has really lousy large smooth surface coverage.



2) Overall goal for the year, otherwise only “hoping to ___ later today” goals.

Work on the second half of the crew / remaining 2/3rds of Brine and Bones.

3) Simple clear record of progress on goal.

85*/188
52* from goal
71 bought this year
1/4 titans
Day 67
*some waiting on restock of supplies and/or weather

4) Finished pics.

Maybe tomorrow I can get decent ones...

5) Ramblings,

So, stooopid sleepy brain said; “No smart! Update now! Prove not dead yet!”
And like a fool I go; “K.”
And now you get vehemently meh update!

6) Graceful, polished, and witty ending.

I am not a clever potato.
   
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Palitine Il

Okay, much more coherent this evening!

 Viterbi wrote:
Loving the swedish battle droids, although it is weird seeing battle droids in other colors. But it really works.


Thanks, I did consider making them close to “standard” for about... 30 seconds. But then they would have blended into my Desert Stormtroopers!

And with you there re: the picture sizes. When reading on the phone it's often not possible to see anything. But I'm not sure, that I haven't been guilty of that in the "post pics of the last game you played" thread


Eh, more forgivable there. Also, I just needed to vent.


And a better pic of the first of my Nautical Pirates, The Wayward Mariner, Mary “Blacktongue” Bonnet, ARRRchie, and The Salty Seadevil.
   
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Combat Jumping Rasyat





Palitine Il

Sooo, 2 weeks later and I’ve barely touched a brush until today. First my sleep schedule got WAAAY out of wack for a week resulting in being gibbering loon or zombie with negligible periods of functional during my free time. Meanwhile I’ve spent the last week picking up loads of extra hours at work, mentally face palming at the panic shoppers, trying not to laugh my off at the sorry state of the shelves, and being rather chill about the coronavirus. I work in the deli of a grocery store so luckily most customers realize I am barely cognizant of the existence of the store beyond our display case, never mind the state it’s in. Also, most of the customers getting stuff from the deli overall seem to be more rational so they’re stocking up more than usual so they can avoid going out but not trying to suddenly buy 6 months of supplies.

Back on topic for the forum as a whole; About half the progress on these was done today. Yup.



And my excuse for buying the Phase 1 Clone Upgrade pack even though I didn’t NEED them by any stretch of the imagination is I’m helping out my FLGS/small business I actually frequent during the inevitable sales slump caused by the partial quarantine.

So yeah, Coronavirus is a thing and take precautions but let’s try and be calm and rational about okay?

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Combat Jumping Rasyat





Palitine Il

0) Respond to feedback.

N.A.

1) Picture of the painting desk A.T.M. unless absolutely no progress.

Aaand I’ve had a change of plans on this lot.

He he he.



2) Overall goal for the year, otherwise only “hoping to ___ later today” goals.

Start in on one of the clone squads and maybe turn a couple more handles for files.

3) Simple clear record of progress on goal.

+4 done
89*/188
56* from goal
75 bought this year
1/4 titans (need to start another soon...)
Day 79
*some awaiting change in situation.

4) Finished pics.

Official Nightmare Molly / Brine and Bones models are done! Nani and The Voice (with extra tentacle) and three Skellywags.



And the whole crew... for now! May pick up more proxies to enhance playable options while maintaining the theme.
I had the Yazari already and they’re the right size to proxy for Night Terrors. (Pic of an official one, not my work but very well done.)



5) Ramblings,

Neon punk clone squad is no more, instead they’ll be taking style advice from the band Brothers of Metal, only with white face paint instead of black for obvious reasons.

That said I’ll probably make the BARC crew Neon punks.

Also, here’s most (all?) of the paints and inks that were actually USED on my Brine and Bones minis. The scary part? I STILL mixed an appreciable number of custom colors for them!



6) Graceful, polished, and witty ending.

I’m a doin’ war! Paint!

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Combat Jumping Rasyat





Palitine Il

0) Respond to feedback.



1) Picture of the painting desk A.T.M. unless absolutely no progress.

Incomprehensible green blob is a poor pic.

2) One overall goal for the year, otherwise only “hoping to ___ later today” goals.

As a Deli Monkey in a grocery store in Illinois I am officially instructed to basically STAY HOME unless I'm going to my job for one reason or another. Not that I was ever much of one to "go out" as it were. However my parent are also stuck here with me. sience I'm probably going to spend most of my time hiding in my room I'm going to try and get a whole lot done.

3) Simple clear record of progress on goal.

+8 done
97*/188
56* from goal
91 bought this year
1/4 titans
Day 83
*some awaiting change in situation.

4) Finished pics.

Almost done, first Phase 1 squad: Brothers of Metal. Still need a "dip" and visors blackened.


Terrain ripped out in about 1.25 hours. I needed a break from the armies so I banged these out quickly using cheap craft paints.

And they’re “impressionistic” not sloppy. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.


5) Ramblings, including product opinions, fluff, techniques, and whatever I want to rant about.

So my panic buying was some paint, wood for turning, a Cadmus for Infinity, aaand Operation:Wildfire for Infinity.

6) Graceful, polished, and witty ending.

Bork.
   
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Terrain is looking nice and not sloppy at all. I've seen far worse ones that are sold pre-painted

The lower left clone trooper looks very Spawn-esque around the face, intentional or happy coincidence?
   
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Combat Jumping Rasyat





Palitine Il

 Viterbi wrote:
Terrain is looking nice and not sloppy at all. I've seen far worse ones that are sold pre-painted


Ah the glory of the three foot rule! I probably did put more effort in than most prepaints but I KNOW there’s plenty of small mistakes I’d never accept if these weren’t terrain! Don’t know why but I just do not like painting terrain.

The lower left clone trooper looks very Spawn-esque around the face, intentional or happy coincidence?


Accidental, painted him, looked at him and went “I’ve seen that face before... ahhh boop, it’s Spawn isn’t it? Yup. It is.”

Two minis painted today first, a Shivastii Shrouded:




And the second, this time with a short fiction dictated by her:




“Grilka strong! Puny weak tribe men say Grilka woman, no fight, no have wives, maaary tribe man.

PHAGH!

Grilka CRUSH them! Win hearts of many wives! Maybe Grilka woman, but Grilka BETTER than tribe men! GRILKA CHIEF OF JADE CLAN! CHIEF OF ALL THE BLOODFIELDS! RAAAGH!!!”

Named because I finished her while watching the first DS9 episode with her in it.


   
 
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