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Trudging up the mountain of grey plastic

posted Nov 21, 2012 19:42:51 by FredrikErixon

So I guess most of us have been there one time or another, you just have to buy one more model and then you'll be set, you promise yourself that you will start painting, some time goes by and suddenly, madness! Unpainted and unopened boxes of minis everywhere you look.




That all to familiar feeling of being in to deep hits you and you start to slowly realize you have to do something about it, and this time there is no excuses. So you put on painting tabled and slowly but surely you start to whittle away at the mountain. At least that's what I try to do.

As you all can see, I have a lot of models to paint so I thought I might as well start with some of the more mundane stuff to get it out of the way. So while I listened to painting tabled today I started on these five little buggers


Yes, five mighty night goblins. And when the show was over they looked like this




As you can see I missed a few mold lines on the knuckles but since theres around 200 of these cute little guys I had little to no motivation to start filing them off when I had already started to paint them.
Anyway, I have 15 of them already done, except the base, but I still haven't figured out how to do that yet. Here's a pic of two of the finished gobbos:


Those fifteen goblins make up the entirety of my painted orcs and goblins army, but that doesn't mean that I haven't been painting.

I have two more armies besides the Orcs and Goblins, I have my lovely shining skavens:





no, they are not painted to the best of my ability but I would probably go insane if I had to spend more time than what I have done to get them to where they are, I painted 90 slaves for a tournament in a week and a half, I use a mix of skavens and goblins and so I usually equip them with shields since the majority of the models have it (we usually don´t enforce strict WISYWIG and so we can usually get away with whatever the majority of a unit has equipped)

I also have a little force of painted Lizardmen. These are my favorite painted army and they take significantly longer to paint than anything else I have so it's nice to just speed paint some skavens in between.


Since this picture was taken I have added six more chameleon skinks and the three handlers to the other salamander.

"My mounted Scar-vet and five lizards riding lizards"


"Skink priests and some skinks"


"Saurus"


And last but not least a blurry pic of some chameleon skinks


I also play Malifaux and have a good size guild crew (creative basing, I know :P)


and a few arcanists


So my goal for the remainder of the year, and in 2013, to paint more than I buy, hopefully I will make it but who knows :), maybe if I just buy one more box and then I'll paint them all!

/Fredrik




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FredrikErixon said Dec 05, 2012 21:07:04
Today I finished two unit fillers and two ordinary goblins so now I have 45 done, and I started the five remaining (seen in the background on the second picture)



Almost done with these and then I can do something a little more fun. Like a malifaux character or something.
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FredrikErixon said Dec 09, 2012 20:20:23
The 50 gobbos are done!



To celebrate I have decided to paint four Malifaux models since they are nowhere near as soul wrenching as painting another 50 goblins, skavens or orcs.
So, I got out in the cold and the snow with my trusty spraycan and managed to get them primed at least



Thats two Desperate Mercenaries, Lady Justice and a Brutal Effigy and while they dried I had to do something else... So I started to paint up one of five malifaux figures I have promised a friend I would help him with, since I apparently have nothing else to paint...

Anyway, this is what it looked like when I started


an hour in I had gotten the coat and the scarf done


and this is where I left it for today


Comments and critic are always welcome :)

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FredrikErixon said Dec 09, 2012 21:31:40
Well, since I was on a roll I finished it now, he has to do his own basing though so my work ends here

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FredrikErixon said Dec 13, 2012 01:02:17
Lady J is done, all I have to do is base her.



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MrSaturday said Dec 13, 2012 10:49:01
Great looking gobbos you got there, the basing works very nicely with the goblin robes. Sweet looking lizards too. I know your pain with the sea of grey plastic, it's a burden we must all carry...
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FredrikErixon said Dec 13, 2012 22:21:37
Thanks MrSaturday :D I think the bases on the gobbos turned out really good, my favorite bases to date.

I started working on the male Desperate Mercenary today, finished his face at least.

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FredrikErixon said Dec 16, 2012 17:06:14
Painted his coat and scarf but I'm not sure about the color of the scarf, does it clash with the red? Not sure what color his shirt should be, thinking about white but since I primed black that could be an issue :).





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MichaelJordal said Dec 16, 2012 19:42:14
I think the scarf color works.
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FredrikErixon said Dec 17, 2012 19:32:11
Well I went along and made his shirt white, finished his pants and some straps to.


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Greg2thePerson said Dec 19, 2012 23:23:41
I think the color choices work well together. Nice paint job thus far! I love how expressive that figure is. I need to pick up some Malifaux models...
The slightly less beautiful host.
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FredrikErixon said Dec 20, 2012 00:12:55
So I made a few changes and got him done today. One of the most fun models I have painted in quite a while so it took a long time to get done but I´m happy with how he turned out.


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MichaelJordal said Dec 23, 2012 18:38:07
Great work on the Justice crew.
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FredrikErixon said Dec 26, 2012 21:47:53
Thanks Michael, I´m pretty pleased with how they turned out.

So after a few days of christmas celebrations I´m back with a brutal effigy. I´m liking the look of him so far and he keeps my colorscheme that I have running troughout my guildcrew.


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Greg2thePerson said Dec 28, 2012 03:35:23
Question: how are you painting this model if it is not on a base?
The slightly less beautiful host.
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FredrikErixon said Dec 28, 2012 13:06:36
I just hold him by the gun when I paint him, I often start painting my models free from a base and when I run out of spaces to hold them I just stick them to a base and continue from there
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