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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 donĀ“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 Jan 26, 2013 01:01:34
They sure do. Everything they have released from last gencon up to now have been plastic. Of the models I have here misaki, oiran, ten thunder Archer and the riflemen are all in plastic
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FredrikErixon said Jan 28, 2013 00:44:26
The rail golem is done, it's quite a big model and I really don't like painting bigger stuff but here he is anyway, and yes, he is also in plastic :)


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FredrikErixon said Jan 28, 2013 17:14:59
I finished another archer today

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Greg2thePerson said Jan 28, 2013 19:51:24
Nice - you're making a lot of progress!
The slightly less beautiful host.
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FredrikErixon said Jan 28, 2013 22:04:10
Yep :) I'm on a roll at the moment! Hopefully it will keep up for a while, I need to make some more progress on a lot of things.
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FredrikErixon said Jan 30, 2013 20:46:15
The first Torakage is done

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FredrikErixon said Feb 01, 2013 18:37:59
And #2

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FredrikErixon said Feb 05, 2013 13:45:36
Yamaziko done, the white on the front looks really thick in the photo and that is caused by a large amount of liquid green stuff that I had to use to try and smooth out a big gap on the front of her robe. Not really happy with the result but I can't get it any smoother anyway.




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Greg2thePerson said Feb 05, 2013 17:44:41
Maybe you could put a couple of leaves on the cloak to cover that up? I think it might look pretty dynamic, like they are being thrown into the air by the movement of her cloak.
The slightly less beautiful host.
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FredrikErixon said Feb 08, 2013 18:44:30
Yesterday I started with a wastrel
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FredrikErixon said Feb 09, 2013 18:21:42
And today I finished him



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Greg2thePerson said Feb 10, 2013 00:45:03
Nice job on the black - it's a difficult color to paint. He looks like many people were dressed at Templecon. :-)
The slightly less beautiful host.
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FredrikErixon said Feb 10, 2013 20:41:55
And here comes Wastrel #2, unfortunately did his mouth totally dissapear when I undercoated him so I had to improvise, not really ecstatic about how it turned out but it's playable at least.

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MichaelJordal said Feb 11, 2013 02:23:52
I think Misaki is looking great.
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FredrikErixon said Feb 16, 2013 00:42:33
Thanks Michael :).
I have now moved on to McCabe, he is mounted and for some reason I decided I wanted the horse black, since I usually hate painting black and isn't to keen on painting bigger things than normal 28mm models this wasn't really the best plan but I had to give it a try at least. This is what I got so far





The looming presence in the background is my buddy "Heffa" who came over to try and get over his painting drought. He's more of a distraction than a help most of the time though :P

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