The Gauntlet - March

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Re: The Gauntlet - March

Postby me_in_japan on Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:39 am

right: here's where I'm at so far. One crashed Imperial flyer. Works as scatter terrain, objective, and is (believe it or not) exactly the right size for a base for my current, been-languishing-on-a-shelf-for-years project.

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2018 totals
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acquired (bought or arrived via KS) : 0 sold : 4 painted : 15 money spent: 0GBP money in: 175GBP
Magic cards
bought: lots money spent: 343GBP
brushes, books, paint, etc
money spent: 0GBP
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Re: The Gauntlet - March

Postby The Other Dave on Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:30 am

Nice weathering on 'im too!

I'm actually struggling a bit - I've been very good, over the past year or so, of following a "buy what you're going to paint, paint what you buy" directive, so I've got a total of like two 28mm models unpainted that are more than 6 months old? Mind, I could hit the objective easily by painting up one base of 6mm Greeks or whatever :lol: but frankly I'd like to focus my hobby energy on something that might actually see play.
Miniatures painted in 2018:
28mm: 91 infantry, 6 vehicles, 2 buildings, assorted other terrain-y bits
Currently focusing on: 40K, Shadespire, Age of Sigmar?, Malifaux
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Re: The Gauntlet - March

Postby me_in_japan on Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:36 am

Quick update on this. I spent most of yesterday's painting time swearing at/fighting with my airbrush. Just clog after clog after clog. Further objective investigation today indicates my a/b paints are getting old, so yay, time to buy a whole buncha new paints :roll: Or possibly a pair of tights*...

Anyway, today was more productive, so here's progress so far:

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much, much more shading, glazing and weathering to go, but I daresay you get the gist. Shall I finish 'im before month's end? Watch this space...

ps assembling this was easily the most difficult assembly I've ever done. 6 legs, = 12 joints, none of which are pinnable, on a level, or even aligned so the two parts fit together neatly. Bloody nightmare, lemme tell ya... :roll:



*for filtering. Obviously.
2018 totals
minis
acquired (bought or arrived via KS) : 0 sold : 4 painted : 15 money spent: 0GBP money in: 175GBP
Magic cards
bought: lots money spent: 343GBP
brushes, books, paint, etc
money spent: 0GBP
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Re: The Gauntlet - March

Postby Primarch on Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:37 am

me_in_japan wrote: Or possibly a pair of tights*...

*for filtering. Obviously.


Not quite sure how your attire would aid in cleaning up your paints, but you're the expert I guess.

Nice work on that Plague Hulk though.
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Re: The Gauntlet - March

Postby me_in_japan on Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:03 pm

darn it, and I was doing so well this month. Looks like I shall be unable to complete the challenge this month, as I have been given a commision to paint for someone, which obvs has to take priority. So, Ol' Stinky Britches will have to take a back seat while I paint elves for a bit. On the plus side - yay! An actual honest-to-god commision. Money, n stuff! Huzzah!
2018 totals
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acquired (bought or arrived via KS) : 0 sold : 4 painted : 15 money spent: 0GBP money in: 175GBP
Magic cards
bought: lots money spent: 343GBP
brushes, books, paint, etc
money spent: 0GBP
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Re: The Gauntlet - March

Postby Primarch on Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:30 pm

Well, I got 4 models done. I had planned to do one more, but never got it started in time.

I've had these Ramshackle Games drilling machines for years.
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I also had a play about with Vallejo's chipping medium and the end of a file to make a more worn look.
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And this dreadnought has been sitting on my shelf since the Betrayal at Calth set came out. The stock model only has one power fist equipped arm, but I cut up a second model and added a second arm. The guns built into the palms should be twin-linked bolters, but I decided plasma blasters would be better.
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Re: The Gauntlet - March

Postby me_in_japan on Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:29 pm

clearly, I didnt manage the gauntlet this month. I'll keep at it though :) My excuses are: I had a commission, and then my parents visited. It's been a not-a-lot-of-free-time kinda month...
2018 totals
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acquired (bought or arrived via KS) : 0 sold : 4 painted : 15 money spent: 0GBP money in: 175GBP
Magic cards
bought: lots money spent: 343GBP
brushes, books, paint, etc
money spent: 0GBP
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Re: The Gauntlet - March

Postby job on Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:07 pm

It is 1 hour into April, but I'm declaring Mission Accomplished anyway.

5 models completed. 16 years each of them waiting in my brother's or my own collection.

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Models Painted, 2014
24 10mm vehicles, 30 10mm figures
11 15mm vehicles, 71 15mm models, 4 guns
124 28mm models
9 28mm vehicles or monsters (1 Sturmgeschetz III, 1 Sdkfz 250/9, 1 Panzer V, 2 gyroflyers, 1 Rhino, 1 Daemon Prince, 1 Defiler, 1 Helbrute)
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Re: The Gauntlet - March

Postby Primarch on Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:58 pm

@Job - Is that the old Dark Angels scout sergeant? Cool.
Well done on getting them all done.
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