Painting Decemb-uary 2017-18

I’ve talked about Painting December recently, which was a thing I did a couple of years ago when I decided to paint up a couple of the larger, more impressive models that I’d collected over the years – which just get pushed aside because I often have a bit of a mental block when it comes to painting things larger than “human” sized. So my plan this year is to “Revive” it, and paint some of the larger, more impressive models that I’ve had sitting around for years.

When I brought it up, a few other people indicated interest, and so – hey, why not make it a bit of a community thing for whomever wishes to participate.

So here’s the “rules” for anyone who wants to join in:

It would be a nice thing to paint something new/different/interesting/cool over the Christmas/Summer/Winter break. Something that works as a centrepiece model of some kind.

  1. ++++EXPUNGED++++
  2. Nothing smaller than an AoS hero or Ogre-sized model – I’m looking to have fun doing the kind of centrepiece models I don’t usually allow myself to work on due to the backlog.
  3. ++++EXPUNGED++++
  4. No Scenery – either Big pieces or Scatter terrain – I’ll usually work on these sorts of things over summer anyway and I’ve got a few of each part done, but they’re separate things to this “project”.
  5. ++++EXPUNGED++++
  6. ++++EXPUNGED++++

If you’d like to play too, you can skip stipulations 1, 3, 5 and 6, but bear in mind this isn’t about building models, it’s about painting them – and getting at least one model completed from start to finish, not including assembly. (Maybe we can do Building April or something later?)

You can start (and complete) assembly anytime you like, including before you get started or the challenge officially begins. When does it begin? I’m glad you asked!

It begins in December.  You set your own exact start date.

Ideally when you start to get some time off so you can settle down and relax a little and enjoy some painting time. It concludes at the end of January. If that gives you enough time to finish a cool model – that’s bloody awesome. If it gives you enough time to finish a half-dozen cool models – even bloody better!

My own work this year doesn’t close up until 22nd December, so that’s probably going to be my own “official” start time, but I’ve been assembling, and I’m even allowing myself to base coat from a spray can before I “start”.

If you’d like to participate, then just drop a note in the comments. Make sure to smash that like button, share and subscribe! Hit the notification Bell so you can.. oh wait, I’m not an annoying YouTube vid. So yeah. Just leave a note in the comments, and Ill put together a “home base” post with links to participants blogs. Also let me know when you officially start doing stuff, as I’ll do “round up” updates every so often. Maybe/probably/hopefully once a week over Dec and Jan.

And yes, I’m setting myself a pair of Nurgle Daemons as my own personal target. The Great Unclean One from 1997 that has been sitting in my lead pile since 1997 and the much more recent Forge World Nurgle Daemon Prince known as Mamon Transfigured. If I’m successful with this pair, there are a few older models I started but never finished (Be’Lakor, Marauder Giant, Rogue Idol) and plenty of others not yet touched.

30 thoughts on “Painting Decemb-uary 2017-18

  1. I better go et building while we are still in November so I’m ready to paint my large centre piece in December. I don’t get time off apart from the main days but I won’t use that as an excuse I promise haha. I’m looking for and to getting stuck in and I think this will be my latest piece to date. Unless it’s smaller than the Storm Talon I painted at the start of 2016. I reckon in April we should have some kind of conversion build month.

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    • Yeah, I was thinking April because most people get a few days off over Easter. It’s also far enough away from Dec/Jan so that it can be a thing people who are interested enough can plan for. Build or conversion works for me. I fucking hate building large kits for some reason nowadays, so that might be the only way I ever get a Knight put together.

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  2. Oh, go on then, sign me up – I’ll try & get my own spin on Arkhan the Black built & ready for the challenge! I have all the bits I need, (apart from a big enough base), but it is quite a daunting beast… here goes!

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  4. I make no promises because I’ll not really be taking any time off over Christmas this year (and I’ll be spending a sizable chunk of December 200 miles away from most of my paints and other kit). However, excuses duly made in advance, I was hoping to get the screaming bell for my skaven finished by the end of January anyway so maybe this will give me the push to get it done. Sign me up – better to try and fail than not to try at all and all that 🙂


  5. As someone who enjoys painting troops and little guys, but really needs more big guys in my army, I think I’d like to participate. Also, as an additional incentive, it would probably be good to do something that I will find useful for my current tabletop forces … so, I’ll paint my foetid bloat drone from DV.

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