April 2018 Painting Round-Up

And into the second quarter we head. April’s painting haul wasn’t anything on the first three months of the year, as I hit the painting doldrums since the assembly task didn’t connect with me due to various factors, and being a building task didn’t motivate me to paint especially. Luckily, due to a combination of a last-days painting surge and the simplicity inherent in the Shadow sof Brimstone stuff, I managed to at least hit 31 models total for the month – so just beating the one-a-day for April.

There was also this guy. Turned out that he fell off the tray when I was finishing his unit back in March. In April I found him and finished him off. But it’d be overkill to get them all out again for a group shot, so here he is.

163 models from Jan to March, plus this 31 brings me to 194 models completed by April this year. I think I’m only on 5 for May, and we’re already on the 8th, so I’d best get a move on…

March 2018 YDT Painting Goal Reflections.

Now with this being the third of this year’s Monthly round-ups, and given that it marks the first quarter of the year, I thought it might be a good time to look again at my year’s painting goals as listed during January:

1. Paint and finish some 2+1 marine forces/bump up existing small groups to this as a minimum.
Black Templars, Celestial Lions, Fallen Angels and Deathwatch, though I have another one on the go right now, and plans (oh dear, the plans) for several more. I’d also count finishing my 2006 Ork force in there.

Celestial Lions have gotten one squad as have the Flesh Tearers (“the one on the go” that I referred to). Both need a second squad and something like a Vehicle and/or a Dreadnought still. My 2006 Orks still need their Warboss and Grots to be completed. No more Fallen Angels painted yet, nor Deathwatch or Templars.

2. Reinforce the existing 40k armies. Specifically, both Minotaurs and Iron Warriors need some proper reinforcements.

I’ve naturally got specific plans for this and that, but nothing done, bar a Captain for the Minos. I need to get cracking a bit more on both of these. With some luck, I’ll get a squad or more finished here.


3. Sort out the stuff that’s painted but needs reorganisation to be playable in 8th edition. I’m very much thinking of my Imperial Guard here.

No movement here. Yet. I just need a bit of time and space to sort this out.

4. Finish more of the stuff I started but never finished. There’s a unit of Elves just waiting on three models to be done to be completed. There’s a unit of DUST Gorillas, a unit of Undead, some Mordor Uruks, Arbites, Savage Orcs… It’s bloody exhausting to think about how many started-but-abandoned units I still have.

February and March’s challenges have made some solid headway on a few of these. The DUST Gorillas are done, I’ve done some work on the Undead (2 units, it seems!), Mordor Uruks are done, Arbites are untouched, and I’ve done some work on the Savage Orcs. Seems like the Squad: March challenge got me working on some of the “neglected squads”. No bad thing, I guess – as it gets more of the started-but-not-complete stuff done and out of the queue and out of the way.

5. Complete all of my metal Dwarf Slayer models.

I’ve done a bit of work on a few that live on the desk, but nothing really significant, and nothing completed.

6. Complete all of my metal Viking models.

I managed to almost-complete the last of the Foundry Perry Ex-Citadel models I picked up a couple of years ago – though that was technically now, in April – pics next post. I’ve just primed Still tons more untouched, though.

7. Get a Nurgle Daemon army up and running.

This is essentially done. Well, up and running, at least. It’s pretty basic still, and there’s a helluva lot to go. I ideally want to finish my metal Nurgle Daemon models this year at the very least, and am making myself do so before I start on the plastics. I’ve got plans to add more to them in April, should things go well.

8. Get a Grey Knights army up and running.

Ain’t nothing happening here yet.

9. Get a second Chaos Legion force up and running.

Ain’t nothing happening here, either!

10. Skirmish forces & small miniature boardgame models updated/ready to play. Necromunda, Shadespire, Blood Bowl, Gorechosen, SAGA (aside from Vikings)

A few Necromunda models finished, and a few Vikings, another custom for Gorechosen, but not much more. I should do a little Shadespire project.

11. Two small opposed forces for Bolt Action.

Still ain’t nothing happening here yet.

12. Then there are unfinished terrain pieces, projects like the Graveyard and the Mighty Fortress, and scatter scenery, and…

And yet again, nothing here. I did spray that bunker-y building in a custom Necromunda Blue, but haven’t done anything since. A couple of scatter pieces just finished, but again, not much.

March 2018 Painting Round-Up.

50 models completed this month! Well, two of them were updated and rebased, but I’ve always counted that. Add that to the 54 from February and the 59 from January and I’m up to 163 for the year so far. I doubt I’m going to hit anywhere near 50 this month (April). I’m only on 6 as of the time of writing this – and two of those are simple walls! Hopefully I can manage at least 30 models, though.

And here’s January and February’s output again.

February 2018’s Completed Models.

January 2018’s Completed Models.

February Painting Round-Up

The last of what has seemed to be a ton of wrap-up and round-up posts for February, it’s my monthly round-up for February 2018.

February 2018’s completed models. (54 Models!)

January’s count came to a total of 59 (there was a missing Plaguebearer!) so with a total of 54 models completed, February has almost been as productive in number terms, but I’ve got a couple of larger models in there as well. Still, it’s worth remembering that I’m totalling figures completed, not start-to-finish – though with 36 models start-to-finish, I’m way better than par there!

January 2018’s completed models. (58 of 59 shown)

You know, it might be a bit of fun to have previous months’ layout underneath just-finished month as a visual guide.

113 models in two months? Holy shit! This is clearly my best output ever.


January Painting Round-Up

This is the first of what will (hopefully!) be a regular series of monthly round-ups of what I’ve painted over any given month. Idea inspired by Davekay’s “painting tray” and the need to do round-up for Decembuary, and the fact that I’ve not been great with my written list this year.

January is usually a productive month for me when it comes to painting. Summer means ease of spraying, time off work, and long hours of natural light. While there are a whole lot of figures here, it’s also important to remember that these are figures finished – not started AND finished (though some of them are that as well). You know how that goes. Some of these were started more than a decade ago. Still, 58 figures (by my rushed count as I type this before work) Not too shabby. Though I think I’m missing a plaguebearer there…