September 2020 – Personal Painting Round-Up

A quick one here. Still no round-up for Jewel of July-August – sorry about that! For those wondering WTF is up, the simplest way to describe the delays and my apearances and disappearances to my blog (and yours!) is to simply state that 2020 happened in July, and has continued to happen again every time it feels like it might be relenting. So without further ado, here’s my model painting round-up for September.

Once again, it’s dominated by scenery and board game models. There’s a couple of good reasons for both of those – the tail end of Dave’s Scenery challenge keeps on rolling. We’ve been actually playing boardgames as opposed to miniatures wargames – and of course both are a little more forgiving when it comes to your concentration and focus not being at 100%.

I’ve still been painting a bit during my recent hiatus, and my output so far for October isn’t a far cry from the September stuff you’re seeing here – more board game models, more terrain pieces. Oh, and one metal “D&D” model from Reaper or Ral Partha or whoever it was that produced the thing. I’ll let this post sit for a day or two, then I’ll probably be doing dual-post days so I don’t end up a half-month behind in my posts when November hits. I am trying to finish a single model for Dreadtober, and I’ve gotten a bit done on it, even. Wish me luck for finishing!

56 models completed in September, which is decent as far as numbers go, even though 21 of those are those super-simple LNoE zombies. I finished 7 more of them in October so far with a firther 7 to go, but I’m prety much out of steam for those, so I’ll have to force myself. Still, 56 models added to the 305 up to the end of August gives me 361, so I guess 365+ completed is a given at this stage (especially since I’ve finished twenty-something more so far in October that I’ll be showing shortly).

That’s it for today. More posts soon!

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…