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Blog Cageyblood's 2019 Paint Challenge - Briar Queen Squad Complete!

Discussion in 'Personal Paint Logs' started by Cageyblood, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Cageyblood
    Cold One

    Cageyblood Well-Known Member

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    Howdy all!
    I hope the holidays treated everyone alright, and I look forward to catching up on everybody's blogs in the coming few days. For myself the world has just stopped spinning and I'm looking forward to the new year, and I've set myself a challenge.
    Over 2018 I amassed far more plastic than I painted, so for 2019 I'm going to try to paint as much of it as possible. The goal is this; Every warhammer mini in my collection on January 1st will be painted to a tabletop standard by December 31st. Whether I actually complete it or not, hopefully this will act as a motivator. Also I've wanted to start up a paint log in the actual paint log section and this seems a good a reason as any.
    The full list is as follows:

    Seraphon

    • Oldblood on Carnosaur x1
    • Troglodon x1
    • Stegadon x1
    • Bastilodon x1
    • Scar Vet on Cold One x1
    • Slann x1
    • Skink Starpriest x1
    • Saurus Hero on Foot x1
    • Astrolith Bearer x1
    • Ripperdactyl / Terradon x9
    • Saurus Knights x15
    • Warriors x31
    • Skinks x35

    Chaos
    • Kitbashed Heroes x3
    • Knights x5
    • Warhounds x20
    • Warriors x23
    • Marauders x40

    Misc.
    • Akhelian Allopex x1
    • Spirit of Durthu x1
    • Nagash x1
    • Mortis Engine x1
    • Skeletons x10
    • Hexwraiths x5
    • Thorns of the Briarqueen warband x7 :) DONE :)
    • Stormsire's Cursebreakers warband x3

    This means painting just under twenty miniatures a month, which seems very tough but doable, especially considering many of them are small battleline units. How much of this I manage to get done I guess we'll have to wait a year to see!
     
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  2. Crowsfoot
    Slann

    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    Good challenge, 20 models a month even to tabletop standard is a big ask.

    I reckon you can do it ;)

    Tell you what I'm going to join you in this. I will paint all my troops in my collection off the top of my head I have,

    Seraphon

    3 Rippers
    3 Razordons
    1 Stegadon

    Ironjawz

    1 Mawcrusha
    20 Brutes
    6 Gruntas
    2 Wizards
    2 Warchanters
    20 Ardboys

    Nighthaunt

    Soul wars
    Endless spells

    Stormcast

    Soul wars
     
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    Cold One

    Cageyblood Well-Known Member

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    Awesome! Glad to have you on board and thanks for the vote of confidence!
    It definitely is! But I think even getting it all down in a big list is helpful so I can plan / budget time better. I can see what units I can probably cut some corners on (marauders) and how many big dinos I have to treat myself with so I can space them out and not spoil myself etc. etc.
     
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    Skink Priest

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    This is a considerable list, hopefully you don't buy much more this year :greedy:

    I will have to relook at my old tally of minis and see what I haven't painted yet... so much to do!
     
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    Cold One

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    First update about a week in, been plugging away on some skinks and being indecisive on a paint scheme for my briar queen squad. I finally settled on something and got one of those bad boys done. Gonna try to bang out the other 6 as I have the next few days off. Execution on this one could be better, but I'm sure I'll get the hang of it around the time I'm finishing the last one...

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    If I get this batch of 11 skinks and the underworld squads done by the end of the month that'll keep me on target, so that is plan "A".
     
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    Slann

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    That looks really good, decent standard for tabletop.
     
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    Cold One

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    Number 2, turned out a little bit better. Like how the rusted weapons and ropes turned out on this one.
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    Slann

    Aginor Fifth Spawning

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    The black with red looks really stylish, good job so far!
     
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    Nice looking skeletons! I like the glowing eyeballs on the base skull on the first one. :artist:
     
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    Cold One

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    All skeletons look better with glowing eyes. That is a stone cold painting fact.
     
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    Cold One

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    Done one of the underworlds squad! I love how they all came out and am particulary happy with the wet blending on the queen's cloak. I also learned the valuable lesson to NOT have a giant section of wet blending on your minis when trying to paint them quickly. The stormcasts should be much faster as there are just 3 of them and I'm not doing anything fancy. Bog standard vanilla color scheme.

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    Slann

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    The bright green eyes make a great contrast to the red and black. :)
     

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