August 2020 – Personal Painting Round-Up

Another month done, and another round-up. So what if we’re more than halfway to the next month? Between the backlog of things to post, work, RL factors and simply not having the engery and inclination to photograph and edit images, then write post for each and every day, my schedule is still fucked. Yeah, I know, Jewel of July still needs a round-up, and I’ll get to it. Hopefully before the end of September, but it’s a lot of work to put those together (and I still owe several months worth of round-up posts from 2019!)

So anyway, like I said – here’s my round-up for August. As with July, the numbers are wildly inflated with lots of little bits of scatter from Mantic’s Terrain crate as well as other, similar bits and pieces. Credit once again to Dave Stone for giving me the impetus for getting so much of that stuff done, as most of it would still be languishing in baggies inside boxes – you know, where the rest of those bits still are until I next get the scatter terrain bug. I do have some larger pieces on the go, though funnily enough, there is less motivation to smash them out now that the terrain challenge has ended. I’ll have to just knuckle down and get them done rather than let them languish, half-done for months or years….

I’ve accidently included that tall green mechanical piece in the pic, as I got confused because I had it sitting next to the new terrain from August, as I’d kept the July terrain around for the Tertrain Challenge round-up. So ignore that one piece, anyway!

Not many actual miniature figures (as opposed to terrain pieces) painted in August, Just a few official D&D models, and a couple of not-D&D models. There’s a reason for that, but I’ll talk about it later on.

Still, I managed to get a lot of bits finished in what was less than ideal circumstances. I guess that makes me a bona-fide fucking hero to you all. Does my sarcastic tone come through? I hope so. In a less snarky tone, the total for August was 75 completed. So added to the 232 from the previous months it gives me a running total of 305 pieces. As I said last time, and some of us have discussed, the system is flawed in that 1 Snotling ≠ an Imperial Knight, and a Terrain Crate stool ≠ one of those large terrain pieces covered in individual rust streaks, but ah well. As long as it vaguely balances out, and more importantly works as motivation to keep on going, then the counting is doing it’s job. That’s how I view it, anyway…

Realm of Chaos – Nurgle’s Children 2020 #24: Reaper Bones 44105: Giant Maggots

Reaper Bones 44105: Giant Maggots

A quick one today – and it’s the last pair of my painted-in-August models. It’s a pair of Giant Maggots from Reaper’s Bones range. These two were produced in a nice, firm plastic that took both paint and varnish just fine – so a huge step up from the traditional garbage plastic that Bones has been. It might be the new(ish) Bones Black material, though these ones were in the usual white. Of course, the amount of blackness or whiteness is just down to the particular dyes used in the PVC mix, so whatever…

Reaper Bones 44105: Giant Maggots

Nothing too exciting about the painting process. Pale colours, some washing, some thinned contrast, some drybrushing, and some fine detail on the horrid little eyeballs and mouthparts.

Reaper Bones 44105: Giant Maggots

For gaming, they’ll have potential use in both the Undead army as well as the Legion of Nurgle, whether Fantasy or 40k – possibly as extra plaguebearers thrown into the mix with the regular models. Luvvverly!