Saturday, 26 November 2011
So this is what I managed to finish on Thursday - and apart from Hasslefree's Shimmer all these were unpainted when I picked up my paintbrushes on Thursday morning. It was a hectic day but I got all of them finished in time for the game.
And I found the camera at last so these pictures will be a bit better.
Firstly we have a bunch of character for our current Dark Sun 4e campaign along with a couple of others I had to hand.
And also some kids from Hasslefree for when I play RPGs with the girls.
Aren't they cute. Next up will probably be the Arachnarok.
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Firstly a couple of trolls. I started these many years ago but it took until last night to actually get round to finishing them.
Secondly the main event. Night goblins fahsands of 'em ... well 83 anyway but it felt like thousands whilst painting them.
I have now painted every last night goblin I own and I may never need to paint another night goblin trooper ever again ... unless I paint 8 more and then I can field two hordes of 40 for KoW but for now they are finally all done. On to painting something a bit more colourful maybe.
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
As you will be able to see from the pictures below it has turned out to be a pretty productive time. Sorry about the picture quality, my camera is (still) missing (again) so I took these with my phone.
First up are a couple of minis I finished a while back but hadn't got round to posting. That's a Black Tree Design stone troll and a citadel goblin bolt thrower (which I lost for about 10 years!) both have been waiting for a very long time in the painting queue.
Next up we have some Mantic Elf Scouts. I bought these when Mantic were selling the individual sprues earlier in the year so that I could make up a second unit of 10 with the ones I got as free samples ages ago.
And finally (for today) we have the reinforcements for my orc units to bring them up to 30 models each. The extra rank should be handy for WHFB and it makes then the right size for Kings of War too. These were bought earlier this year.
And that's not all ... but you'll have to wait until tomorrow at least to see the rest as I have a few last things to finish off.
Tuesday, 9 August 2011
Monday, 20 June 2011
These are some night goblins I bought on ebay last year. When this unit is complete it will be really, really big. I've made a decision that there's no point putting too much effort into every model so I'm trying to crank them out as fast as I can.
Sunday, 12 June 2011
Here are some shots of how the high elves look now.
More shots here:-
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Here's the High Elf griffon I've been working on over the past week or so.
And also joining him on the pile of finished stuff are a couple of RPG minis from Heresy and Hasslefree respectively.
Next up? Nasty little goblinses!
Sunday, 13 March 2011
The different coloured rings are worth different amounts. White rings are one wound, yellow are worth 5 wounds and red rings are ten wounds.
And here's a quick shot of them in use.
You can get the rings, posts and bases from em4 miniatures.
*final until I start work on the stack I bought in the Hobbycraft sale that is.
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Oh and I've got a new camera and a photo tent, hopefully that'll mean better pictures from now on.
Sunday, 20 February 2011
The end result is 17 miniatures ready for basing as well as a load of wound markers and a further 5 minis almost done. In fact once I have those 5 minis done and the HE griffon then I will have managed to complete the first of this year's objectives.
I've made a tentative start towards the second project of the year as well. I washed a batch of night goblins ready for priming but sadly the weather decided not to play ball so they remain in their natural grey plastic for now.
Lets hope things perk up so I can get some more painting done soon.
Sunday, 30 January 2011
Maybe February will be better, I certainly hope so anyway.
The eBay auction netted me £16 which will probably go on hobby stuff at some point but I'm not sure quite what as yet.
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Well that's just a red rag to a bull isn't it? So £14 later I'm the proud owner of another 80 Mantic elves. Not so good for the pledge really and just as I was almost about to finish painting every elf in the army too. I've decided to keep them in the boxes for now and maybe flog them on ebay later in the year if things don't go well.
Also on ebay at the moment is the Storm Raven I painted up for my Blood Angels last year. With the official model out shortly I decided it was time to try and flog the proxy model. If I get back what I paid for it I'll be happy but I'm not necessarily expecting to get that much.
Painting wise things haven't gone well as my movement disorder has been playing up. Hopefully it'll calm down enough for me to get some work done.
Tuesday, 18 January 2011
Sunday, 16 January 2011
One thing I realised when doing the final assembly is that the instructions which come with the kit appear to be wrong .. or I glues the yoke on at an odd angle. I ended up having to shave off parts of the reigns on the lions to get everything to fit on the base.
Anyway, here they are.
Now to get on with the remaining infantry.
Completed with hours to spare they look OK but you'll have to take my word for it until I can get a decent photo.
So far this year's pledge is going well - two chariots down and no purchases. The plan is to finish the High Elves and then to move on to something else.
Tuesday, 11 January 2011
28mm Scale Projects
Orcs and Goblins
Status: 300 or so figures painted, some more or so in the lead pile
Comments: Over 3000 points + options available for use. Bought more in 2010.
Status: 18 knights started, about 100 more models unpainted. No progress in 2010.
Status: 85% unpainted, about 100-150 models in total.
Comments: At least they're assembled. Should be 2500-3000 points easily when done. No progress in 2010.
Status: 90% painted
Comments: Started project added during 2009. Lots bought and painted during 2010, only a few models left to go.
System: Warhammer 40K
Status: Mostly finished.
Comments: Over 2500 points + options available for use. Lots of progress this year, but more models added to the unpainted pile too.
System: Space Hulk
Status: About 2/3 finished. All of the Genestealers are completed, just the marines to go.
Comments: No progress in 2010.
SWAT teams and Criminals
System: Officer Down, about 40 models in total.
Status: 80% painted
Comments: The problem with this project is that it needs more scenery. No progress in 2010.
10/15mm Scale Projects
Aliens and Marines
Status: In the post
Comment: A late 2007 purchase. About 40-60 models in total. No progress in 2010.
Status: Unpainted (48 points + options). No progress in 2010.
Status: Unpainted. No progress in 2010.
Status: Unpainted (48 points + options). Bought January 2010 expanded December 2010 none of it painted.
Status: Unpainted (24 points + options). Bought and completed January 2010.
Status: Unpainted. No progress in 2010.
Later Muslim Indian
Status: Unpainted. No progress in 2010.
Later Achmeneid Persian
Status: 30% Painted. No progress in 2010.
Summary - some progress but too many purchases.
Saturday, 1 January 2011
I've since fixed some of he painting errors shown off by that photo.
Next up we have some adventurers I painted up to represent 4 of the 5 members of the D&D party in my Thursday night campaign. From left to right we have Niamh (an ice wizard), Davven ( a monk), Leona (a thief) and Magnamous (a cleric).
And lastly we have some Ral Partha AD&D miniatures I got way back in 1994 with a starter set TSR put out called "First Quest". A mere 16 year wait in the painting queue - nothing unusual about that round here.
Quite simply I focussed on new projects rather than clearing the decks and whilst I did paint a reasonable amount I bought more.
I still have some 2010 minis to photograph and then I'll try and crunch some numbers and work out how badly I failed.
Here's hoping 2011 turns out better.