October 2020 – Personal Painting Round-Up

Hey all! Hoping that you had as good a Christmas as possible, and that most of you are at least able to have a bit of a rest this week before heading back to work soon and into what will hopefully be a better year than the dumpster fire in a shitstorm that was 2020.

Speaking for myself, I’m finally getting a bit of a break from 2020 now at the end of December, and so it’s time to post again while I have a bit of energy. I’ll get caught up on things (comments, other people’s posts, round-ups, my own posts) as and when I can. Today I’ll share what I finished in October. I only technically touched Orctober this year, but I guess I inadvertently managed to get a little bit of Zomtober-themed stuff done as well, though not nearly as much as in September (or, ironically, November). I did finally finish my Celestial Lions Dreadnought for Dreadtober, though!

As with September, it’s dominated by scenery and board game models. Similarly to September, there were a couple of good reasons for both of those – the tail end of Dave’s Scenery challenge kept on rolling, and the fact that we were 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%. Yes, I recycled most of this paragraph from September’s post, since it also applies to October.

it was at least satisfying to complete that Dread, and those sci-fi crates, and the turret, and those ruined buildings. You know how it is when you’ve had stuff part-painted for a very long time and see it frequently (or simply when you start something and then have to see it in a base-coated condition constantly!) I started a large and (will be) impressive modular terrain project back around then that I stalled completely on while waiting for more parts, and now it’s just still in the way. Maybe I should try to finish it in January when not painting Space Marines or playing videogames…

36 models completed in October, which just scrapes by my unofficial monthly target of a minimum of 1 model for each day (spoiler alert! I missed this in December!) So assuming I can still perform basic addition correctly, 36 models added to the 361 up to the end of September gives me 397, so I did at least beat my annual target of 365+.

More soon!

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!