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!

Ahem.

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? 😀

February 2021 – Personal Painting Round-Up + Paint What You Got Challenge Round-Up

Another simple month in painting for February with an output on the lower side. 16 models in total, which is a far cry from my nominal target of 28 – one per day for each month. As with January, there hasn’t been any bulking out (artificial inflation?) of the numbers here with scatter terrain bits and bobs – each of the models here is a “proper” model, though the Bones figures are on the simpler side. I guess the most noteworthy thing on these models isn’t that they’re exactly new, but that they were all painted from scratch. None of these were half-painted and sitting around for months or years (or decades). They were all done from bare metal (or shellac-primed Bonesium PVC).

These 16 added to January’s 27 brings me to 43 models completed by the end of February. I’ve got  abit of catching up to do, but I’m sure that at some point this year I’ll be enthused to paint a whole mess of little trash cans or post boxes or fences or some such, so I’m not too worried about that right now. And yeah, a few of the Viking ladies were completed in March, so they’re missing from this pic but will be in the next monthly round-up…

It does also mean that I’ve painted a total of 49 models in total for Dave Stone’s Paint What You Got Challenge. Four separate photos – sorry, Dave! No time to go and dig out the Dec and Jan models – and I’m not entirely sure where they all are right now since a lot of them are in foam storage cases at this point…

That talking these February models, the models from January (obviously) as well as the Space Marines I finished at the very end of December just after Dave’s challenge began – a squad of Terminators as well as a Librarian. Kinda amusing (to me, at least) that the three types of Space Marines I’ve completed over this period of time belong to three completely different armies/chapters. So much for focus!

A big thanks to Dave for running this challenge – they’re always fun to participate in and good for targeted motivation – especially in these days where actual games are something of a rarity for me.

Also, thanks to both Ann and Alex for their “First of the Year” and “Fembruary” challenges that overlapped with Dave’s painting challenge. Now I’m working on some stuff for Swordmaster’s Monster March, which meant I immediately got distracted from the models I was working on to work on a different model, and now with Ann’s newest “Neglected But Not Forgotten” painting challenge (something I ran quite a few of, and will seemingly never run out of fodder for) I got distracted from the distraction and painted an entirely different pair today – but I’m still happy with that. 2 models start-to-finish in a day is something I’m pretty pleased with (shy of varnish due to rain, and post-varnish blood effects)…