Neglected Model February ’18: Personal Wrap-Up

My Neglected Models February round-up.

I was originally going to combine this post in with the round-up for all of the participants, but then I wanted to give another day just in case I’ve missed someone – and also, frankly because I’ve finished quite a few models that were neglected, and so I’m doing my own wrap-up since it was a main focus of my own painting this month, with quite a few models completed who would otherwise have continued sitting around for many months to come.

Mentor Legion Space Marine models variously started between 1998-2000. Finished this February.

I was pretty happy with what I got done overall, especially since I spent the first half or more of the month painting Plaguebearers and then spent a lot of time working up some of my female models for Fembruary. Luckily all of the Female models also fit neatly into the Neglected Models Challenge as well. There was another Mentor Legion Marine who didn’t get finished, though I expect he’ll be completed within the next few days now.

A pair of Grendel-Escher. I have another four I had hoped to update and complete, but I ran out of time.

There were five other female models I wanted to finish for both the Neglected Model Challenge and Fembruary – four were additional Escher, and the other was that Dark Elf Sorceress. The other Escher got re-shelved, while the Sorceress got a fair bit done. Perhaps I’ll get her finished in March.

Conan Kickstarter Sabretooth Tiger, Dwarf Queen Helgar Longplaits, Female Khorne Bloodreaver, Chaos Dwarf Boar Centaur Whirlwind

The Fantasy contingent of February’s Neglected Models Challenge.

While it was great to see so many other people participate (collective round-up tomorrow!) On a personal level, it was a really worthwhile month for me. It motivated me to finally finish off that Chaos Dwarf Warmachine that has been in pieces for a few years now, that Tiger was stuck for over a year. Helgar had sat on my bench for a couple of years at least, the Bloodreaver had been put away into a container, the Escher had been re-shelved after my initial spurt of enthusiasm when Necro’17 was about to release and of course the Mentor Legion were an unfinished project from basically 2 decades ago.

C18 Night Horror: Medusa (1987) #Fembruary Painting Challenge Success (Again)

C18 Night Horror: Medusa.

Today’s model is an old figure from a classic range, rather than a classic figure in it’s own right. Released in 1987, I don’t even remember how I ended up with this model, so I’m going to assume that it either came in a Night Horrors Blister with other figures I liked enough to grab the pack, or perhaps I picked it up secondhand from Dave.

C18 Night Horror: Medusa

Yeah, dark brown would definitely have been a better choice of wash.

Either way, it got an unfinished simple paintjob years ago, and was taken out of a figure case sometime in the last ..year? Or two. Anyway. While I was looking for another figure yesterday, I found this thing in there. Because Fembruary, I decided to grab it out and make myself finish the thing off.

C18 Night Horror: Medusa

Alongside a couple of other old-school Night Horror miniatures.

Once I had it on my desk, I remembered why he thing never got finished. I didn’t know how to paint the robe and …towel. Belt. Thing. This was largely because the details show it to be haggard and damaged throughout, and especially on the hem. After a little bit of thought, I decided to go Greek with it, because Medusa, and paint it with a nice red that would contrast well with the green of her hair-snakes, and a pale yellow for the towel-belt. Add a Greek Key (or Meander) to the hem, and then a black wash to grubby the thing up. On reflection, maybe a dark brown would have been better, but c’est la vie. It’s not an important enough figure to go back and “fix” by repainting yet again.

C18 Night Horror: Medusa

And alongside a couple of other figures that will make up the Mythical Greeks.

So now it’s done. It’s not a model I particularly like, but it’s done, finished painted. It fits both Fembruary and Neglected February, and without at lease one of those (probably both, let’s face it) it would still be clogging up space in a tub. Now it can clog up space on a shelf in the War Room instead. She can be used in Fantasy RPGs or in that Mythical Greek Army that is a slow-burn project.

C18 Night Horror: Medusa

Bonus Size Comparison photo, featuring SPEHSS MARINE.