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Blog Cageyblood's 2019 Paint Challenge - chaos warhound / warrior test models done

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

  1. Cageyblood
    Chameleon Skink

    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 - 0 /1
    • Troglodon - 0 /1
    • Stegadon - 0 /1
    • Bastilodon - 0 /1
    • Scar Vet on Cold One - 0 /1
    • Slann - 0 /1
    • Skink Starpriest - 0 /1
    • Saurus Hero on Foot - 0 /1
    • Astrolith Bearer - 0 /1
    • Ripperdactyl / Terradon - 0 / 9
    • Saurus Knights - 0 /15
    • Warriors - 0 / 29
    • Skinks - 0 / 27
    • Chameleon Skinks - 0 / 10

    Chaos
    • Knights - 3 /15
    • Warhounds - 6 /20
    • Warriors - 7 /36
    • Marauders - 0 /40
    • Chaos Chosen - 0 /10
    • Chaos Gargant - 0 /1
    • Chaos Warshrine - 0 /1
    • Chaos Chariot - 0 /1
    • Chaos Lord on Manticore - 0 /1

    Misc.
    • Thorns of the Briarqueen warband - 7/7
    • Stormsire's Cursebreakers warband - 3/3
    Running Total - 24 / 234 - 10%
    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
     
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    Chameleon Skink

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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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  4. Warden
    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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    Chameleon Skink

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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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    Chameleon Skink

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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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  8. Aginor
    Slann

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    The black with red looks really stylish, good job so far!
     
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  9. Warden
    Skink Priest

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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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    Chameleon Skink

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    All skeletons look better with glowing eyes. That is a stone cold painting fact.
     
  11. Cageyblood
    Chameleon Skink

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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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    quick and dirty shot of stormcast warband. there is something kind of refreshing about doing a paint scheme someone else came up with and just copying it. I wouldn't want to do it even the majority of the time, but its a nice change of pace. Just finished shading everything, so i'm missing a few details and almost all the highlighting.
    Also, I suck at faces and eyes soooo much. I was going for "mad with arcane energy" and ended up at "I definitely left the stove on." but doing 40 chaos marauders soon will hopefully help with that. Otherwise these guys are fun to paint and turning out ok.
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  14. Warden
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    Great work! Love the skellies :walkingdead:
     
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    Slann

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    SCE look good, eyes are a complete pain in the ass to do.
     
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    Chameleon Skink

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    So aside from polishing off the stormcast, I ended up spending January mostly assembling / priming / basing minis so they are ready to be batch painted over the next few months. But while I was doing that, I put two things together.

    a) I would end up with 2 extra saurus guard not in a unit
    b) I really dislike the slann model, and want to do as much to it as possible to improve it.

    So I had the bright idea to use the extra saurus to make a litter to carry the slann around rather than have it float, so I assembled the saurus and handles tonight. I've attached a few WIP shots. This won't be the end of my modifications, the saurus need more accessories and some greenstuff work, and I need to figure out how the handles will attach to the platform, but I'm actually really happy with it as a starting point, and it even fits on the proper sized base!

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    Slann

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    I have seen something like that before and I think it is a pretty cool idea. Looking forward to your version!
     
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    I sorta figured somebody had the bright idea before me :D Great minds think alike!
     
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    Skink

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    Nice idea, looking great already. Curious to see the end-result!

    Gr, Imrahil
     
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    Mad my day!
    Good job on the minis! And great idea for the Slann
     
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