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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 28, 2012 14:21:42
And now I have put him on a base and made some progress

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Greg2thePerson said Dec 28, 2012 14:46:48
I see...
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FredrikErixon said Dec 28, 2012 16:29:43
I still haven't had any problems with paint comming off. But I also use my undercoat spray in the middle of the winter here in Sweden without any problems so maybe it's just me :-P
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FredrikErixon said Dec 29, 2012 14:55:23
and now he's done


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Greg2thePerson said Dec 29, 2012 17:56:40
Very nice! How did you paint his coat? It's a pleasing green-grey color. Any plans for the bases on these Malifaux models?
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FredrikErixon said Dec 30, 2012 23:07:36
The coat is just some dark reaper washed with badab black and highlighted up using layers of dark reaper and thunderhawk blue. The bases will be like the rest of the guild just plain boring sand.
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MichaelJordal said Jan 01, 2013 23:46:09
Nice start on the Brutal Effigy.
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FredrikErixon said Jan 02, 2013 19:47:49
So I started on Nino and the Scales of Justice, both commission work for a friend. Didn't do much but I started the skin on both.


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FredrikErixon said Jan 03, 2013 19:34:21
I finished the scales today, this commission buissnes is really something I don't like, it takes all the fun out of painting for me and I just wanted to get this done and be gone with it. The Model itself really doesn't inspire me either, I find it plain ugly and since it was more of a chore to paint it my own will slide way back on the queue.


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Greg2thePerson said Jan 03, 2013 22:38:26
I've painted for commission as well and haven't much enjoyed it. The shading on the skin looks nice. But dang, that is one creepy model.
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FredrikErixon said Jan 04, 2013 15:57:18
Thanks Greg and yes! he is a creepy little thing. Today I finished Nino and now I only have one more model on commission and I will probably wait quite a while before doing it again.



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FredrikErixon said Jan 09, 2013 01:02:46
Started with Misaki. Only done the first layer of paint on most of it and I have done the wash on the pink.

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Greg2thePerson said Jan 09, 2013 17:50:25
Woah, that model is wild! What are you using for pink?
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FredrikErixon said Jan 09, 2013 18:04:30
It´s formula p3s carnal pink with a mix of baal red and leviathan purple wash ontop.

Made some progress today, highlighted the white and the pink areas

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FredrikErixon said Jan 09, 2013 18:05:10
And I realize it's hard to see but it actually looks white in real life :)
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