March 2021 – Personal Painting Round-Up + Neglected But Not Forgotten Challenge Round-Up

After my slightly, then significantly lower than average output in January and February this year, March saw a return to something much more like the form I expect for myself in terms of the number of completed models.

Credit to both of the month’s community painting challenges that I took part in to help with my motivation. I’ve already discussed Swordmaster’s Monster March painting challenge. And I am so far behind in leaving comments that I still haven’t posted on Alex’ Fembruary challenge, let alone Swordmaster’s round-up post – and aplogies to both of those bloggers as well as everyone else who I’ve fallen behind in – including replying to those who are kind enough to leave comments here on my own posts!


My point is that regardless of my lack of being able to keep up with reading, commenting, replying or even (as you can see here) posting – I have still managed to keep painting which has been rather invaluable for me personally, and the challenges run by members of our wonderful little community have certainly helped to motivate me to get shit done and keep on painting – so thank you to you all!

Bascially everything in these photos, aside from the Nolzur’s Shambling Mound (which I forgot to remove for an extra pic) are my submissions for Ann’s “Neglected But Not Forgotten” painting challenge run through March. Well, technically, the Treeman, Iguana and Undead Flesh Golem are Marouda’s submissions, but I helped her with them, and I’m using that and the “couples clause” that I just invented to count those in the overall numbers for the monthly tally as well. Basically, I forgot to take pics of all the rest of them without her three, and then the rest of them without her three and also without the Shambling Mound. And all the models have now been put away to various places. There’s one thing I can do though….

Here’s Marouda’s Model trio, assuming that they count as neglected But Not Forgotten if one was given as a gift to paint over the 6 months ago, and the other two were owned by me more than 6 months ago yet pilfered by her to paint…

For a few other little pics, here’s the D&D models completed in March. I’ve kept her Treant and that Reaper Undead Golem thing out of this pic, going for more of a “pure” D&D set with these.

And here are the Zombie Apocalypse Survivors of March, all together. I think they’d probably be able to hold out well, except for the inevitable infighting…. perhaps that’s why four of them missed Fembruary?

Lastly, I’ll wrap with the Zombvivors. The unlucky survivors who were infected and turned…

Whups! Hit publish a second too soon. 45 figures for March (including the 3 Marouda’s Models. So adding those to the 43 from Jan-Feb brings the tally to 88 at the end of March. Not too bad and back on track. April has been productive so far as well, so I’ll be stacking up a few more multi-models posts in the next few.

….aaaaand that’s a wrap for March. Now onto April, where Ann once again has been running a painting challenge, this time the second annual “Paint the Crap You Already Own!” challenge. Which I like to think of as the “Slap Robin in the Face” challenge for some reason…

Oh, and someone in the Community – I’m thinking Roger? or perhaps Dave? – mentioned a challenge called Monster MAYhem that runs during (guess it!) May which I checked out at the time, but naturally I haven’t been able to find the link or post for the past couple of weeks… so I’m hoping the link can be reposted in the comments here? Pretty please? 😀

#Monster March 5 – 2021 WIP-Date 1


I usually don’t do Work In Progress posts these days, but as one of the miniature painting challenges being run this month is Monster March over at Path of an Outcast and Swordmaster does weekly updates, I thought I’d drop one in this week to show my progress. As I say, I usually like to keep the stuff I’m working on as a surprise because I get distracted and sidelines into other models SO often – and I’m sure it can be disappointing for some people to not see something completed. But this post will work as a show of some of the things I’m working on. I should point out now, there’s Buckley’s of me managing to finish all of these models this month.

It’s far from a nice WIP shot, and probably resembles something more akin to abstract expressionism, or alternately, your local dump, but it does show the Yetis I decided to work on, the bat-vampire-demon that distracted me from the yetis, the scorpion-guy that distracted me from the bat-vampire-demon, and also a winged demon-monster from Shadows of Brimstone, a very specific treeman, and a non-specific treeman who have all been sitting, part-done in or out of the tray for quite some time now.

Monster March did a pretty good job of motivating me to get a lot of stuff finally finished last time I was able to participate, so we’ll see how well it works for me in 2021. Hopefully I can get through a good few of these bastards!

If you’ve got something that would fit into the theme of “Monsters”, then I’d recommend checking out Swordmaster’s links above and joining in. Just off the top of my head I can think of a Bloat Drone and a Pig Demon that could easily do double-chellenge-duty this month….