January 2019 – Terrain & Centrepiece Model Challenge: Personal Round-Up

At the end of the month, I ended up with 45 pieces completed in January. While my personal focus was on scenery, the second challenge was for “centrepiece” models – of which I have a good five that I had hoped to get stuck into and hopefully to complete at least a couple of them. In the centrepiece aspect then, my own effort was a resounding fail. (Plague Toads are cool and all, but they’re not centrepiece models!) Still, on the Scenery front, I did manage to finish 42 pieces, and while – again – I didn’t finish all I’d hoped to, it’s still a reasonable outcome.

I was especially happy to finally paint the Ruined Watchtower, and to finally complete the Battlescape and the Imperial Turrets. The Ork debris piles started off as a lot of fun, but eventually became a slog. Ah well. More terrain to come for February. I’ll get the Community Round-Up done ASAP – though it’s usually a few solid hours worth of work to compile, so it might not be until the weekend, so there may be a February model or two posted up first…

I also forgot to take some extra photos as I often do when the round-ups take up more space, as they do here – so in lieu of that, here’s Leonard instead!

January 2019 Paint Challenge: Terrain & Centrepiece Models

I figure it’s about that time when I need to announce next month’s challenge – so here goes!

January 2019 will be a dual-mode month. The reason for that is because I want to make it a terrain month. That’s terrain both large and small. From huge, imposing structures to the least-interesting set of crates and barrels and everything in between. Dioramas are of course totally welcome as well, by their very nature.

Having said all of that, I know that scenery and terrain isn’t everyone’s bag.

So the other option for the month will be Centrepiece Models. I know this has a lot of overlap with December’s challenge (and potentially overlap with November, or October, and so on… but that’s the nature of these challenges being rather broad.

Still, where December allows for a Space Marine Medic or a Chaplain, January wants that Chaplain on a ridiculous base, or perhaps just shove the footsloggers out of the way and get that Land Raider done! December lets you paint a German Lieutnant. January wants the Maus (or at least a Tiger!) December lets you bring a Dwarf Dragon Slayer to the party, but January wants the whole bloody Dragon! Magos? Try a Knight instead! To hell with the Poxwalkers – it’s time for the Great Unclean One!

…you get the idea.