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…

9 thoughts on “August 2020 – Personal Painting Round-Up

  1. Very productive month mate, with impressive looking pieces. Will do another terrain challenge next year so hopefully that will help clear another load of your terrain.
    If the points system helps keep you motivated then it’s got to be a good thing. If different size items were worth different points, it could cause larger items to move to the front and smaller pieces to be left on the shelve. For example say your extraction vent was worth 50 points for it’s size and a traffic cone was worth half a point would you be bothered to paint the cones or concentrate on the vents ?

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  2. Oh Azazel, you know you’re a hero to me! I’ve got your picture on the wall and everything 😉 Seriously that’s an impressive month’s output once again. I know what you mean about counting every individual model as “1”, regardless of size, producing some odd results (last month I actually did buy a pack of snotlings and painted a Chaos Knight, which makes my numbers look awful, but I know it was a good result so who cares what the numbers say?). In the end the numbers are there to be a guide, that’s all, and given time it all averages out. The main thing is, 20-odd painted traffic cones may not be quite as impressive as an Imperial Knight but they beat the hell out of 20-odd unpainted traffic cones and that’s what matters.

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  3. Great output! I’m Just about to sit down with one of those terrain crate kits as well. did you paint the bed rolls and sleeping bags with contrast to paints? They look very sharp. I’m looking for the fastest possible technique to get this stuff done.

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  4. Sweet work, and I’m always genuinely astonished by your output.

    Regarding the sarcasm of the last paragraph, just do the stuff that makes you happy. You’re not beholden to anyone for your hobby. Life is already full of stuff we have to do whether we like it or not, let your hobby be pure self-indulgence.

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  5. As someone who enjoys painting miniatures a bit more than making and painting terrain, I’m envious of this month’s output for sure. You’ve been really productive in 2020 I’d say, and its been fun to see everything you’ve worked on. I’m looking forward to seeing what else you accomplish in 2020 🙂

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