Sunday, November 26, 2017

6MMRC 2017 Weeks 20-21: Quality Time and New Acquisitions.

So another double week post, but with some progress.  I have finished my 2nd Set of Shadow War Armageddon Terrain, assembled a complete building as a test piece for my Cities of Death stuff, completed the last pending commission, and assembled a House Escher Gang for the new Necromunda.

So last week was some slow progress mainly because those pieces were painted with assistance with a helper.

Since the pieces were mostly painted with dry brushing I let my daughter help me out.  I am pretty happy with them and can now cover roughly a 30" square with dense multi-level terrain.  My daughter had a blast helping daddy and even though I could have knocked them out in one evening and instead they took three it was well worth it. Here's a look at the completed stuff.

I also took some time to put together a LOS blocking building using some extra Cities of Death terrain.  I had an extra un-assembled Administratum building kit that I used to make a small chapel.  I will be adding some stained glass to it once its painted. I used some of the ruble pieces to help center the door and then used push molds to fill them in.  I am hoping to get it primed up and painted this week and then do a big run on the stuff that I have assembled but badly damaged next week.  

I spent most of this week knocking out the other commission I took at the same time as the Falchion, an Ultramarines Fire Raptor.  The kit was a huge pain to put together, some of the pieces literally did not fit where they were supposed to.  The rear top was probably the worst it took 2 hours of filing/fitting to get it mostly right and while it is not noticeable at a glance it is defiantly skewed and off center looking.  The problem is to right the skew I have to make it look more off center and to make it line up on on the sides I would have to skew the tail even more.  This kit has defiantly got me wondering about the supposed high standards of Forgeworld products.  Overall the customer is very happy with the final product so I guess its still a win though I almost feel bad at charging him for the work, though I am working for about half of what he has been paying others since I mainly take commissions to work on projects that don't end up on my pile.

This week has also been a huge win as far as selling some stuff.  I manged to sell off the extra Chaos Space Marine stuff I had, the Martian half of the Mars Attacks KS, and about 40 un-assembled unpainted skeletons and zombies.  I used the funds to purchase the re-release of Necromunda.  I already have the Escher gang assembled and up for priming as well as 2 more models for my Beastmen.  

This week's goal is to get that stuff painted as well as the Chapel, until next time Happy Hobbying all.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

6MMRC 2017 Weeks 19: Of Commissions and Charity

Another late post but at least its not a week late this time.  I made some progress on my mountain this week and also finished a commission.  My progress this week was finishing up some models that I started back during the Konor Campaign, mainly the last 10 of my Space Marine Terminators.  I also finished up another Rhino I had base coated at some point.  I also started working my 2nd set of Shadow War Armageddon  Terrain. 

I also knocked out a commission  for the same guy I painted up the Guilliman for.  The model was a Falchion Super heavy tank.  It was fun to build and paint and I think it turned out pretty awesome.  The gentleman was very happy with the finished product and even fielded it the next day at a tourney.

Speaking of Tournaments I also participated in the same one.  The event was a Food Bank Charity event.  The entry fee was nonperishable food with the option of earning cheats for additional donations.  I had a pretty good time even though I ma pretty sure I finished 2nd to last.  I brought my Chaos Renegades supported by my Renegade Knight.  The list did okay but defiantly highlighted the weakness to the current Renegades and Heretics Army list.  MY Militia were WAY over coasted and pretty much failed to accomplish anything of note.  Managing to kill only 5 Tau drones during the entire course of he campaign.  The other models managed to hold up their own with the Leman Russ Exterminator working far better than I expected.

My main focus this week is to knock out the Shadow War Terrain as well as some other smaller terrain projects.   I have some buildings that I purchased form the original release of the plastic buildings by GW back in 2006.  I have started to paint them previously but was pretty unhappy with the final product.  My hope is that before the end of the year I will have these completed.  Well that is all for now Happy Hobbying all.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

6MMRC 2017 Weeks 16-18: Overcoming Disappointment

So its been awhile since I managed my weekly post, I attempted to knock out one through the mobile Blogger App but it failed miserably.  Though that is not the disappointment I am referring to in the title.  I have been working over the last couple of weeks to finish my Armies on Parade entry.  I had completed the last few models and then logged on to Facebook to check when the event started.  The first post on their page was  made 12 hours  before to state that Armies on Parade had just started.  Despite having talked to the employee 3 times prior and being told it was on Nov. 5th he had changed it with no notification outside the store to the 4th,  Needless to say I as a little angry but also I am crushed.  Of all the events GW puts on over the course of the year this is the one I am most excited about and have the greatest desire to participate in and this is the 2nd time I have been screwed out of it by a store employee.  So here are several pictures of my entries and some WIP shots of some of the last models for it.

The previous weeks progress was pretty much painting up the Grey Knights for the team tournament.  I got them done and while at the store took a group shot of all of my Grey Knight stuff as well as the last shot being my force for the Tournament.  That is all for now I am not sure what next week will bring as far as projects go.  Until next time Happy Hobbying.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

6MMRC 2017 Week 15: Continuing the Journey

 Another blog post in on time, though less progress then I would have liked.  Turns out I had used up all my primer previously and hadn't realized till I tired to prime this weeks models.  So anyways I still managed to get the stuff assembled last week mostly done this week.  That's 4 Beastmen Renegades and the Inquisitor and retinue for my Armies on Parade board.  That just leaves the board itself to finish and I managed to get that primed, and the texture paint applied.  So over all short post these week but the task is almost wrapped up.

As yo next week, we sold just about everything at the Gamer's Garage Sale that left us with $369 in credit.  Since I had sold about 56 models I had little qualms about using the credit to pick up a box of Grey Knight Terminators and a Brother Captain Stern to finish out my Grey Knights for the upcoming Team tournament, this weeks progress will be mostly geared towards the Terminators and finishing up the board.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

6MMRC 2017 Week 14: Journey to Armies on Parade.

So not a huge amount of progress this week, I finished Guilliman, and started working on my entry for Armies on Parade. Guilliman was a blast to paint and I am very proud of him, the gentlemen that commissioned me was ecstatic about his, as he did not expect the model to that quality when he asked for it to be done (not sure why.)

 I will be showing my Renegades and Heretics Army which is made up of converted Beastmen models from the old Fantasy range.  I lucked out and the GW store in Columbia still had one tile left from the classic Realm of Battle board.  The plan has changed a little over the week.  The current version is a wrecked Rhino with an Inquisitor and henchmen standing down the Renegades as they circle their prey.  As far as using up portions of my Mountain I am knocking out half a Rhino (only got one of the sprues of the two to complete the kit in a bits lot,) the last of my Dark Vengeance cultist champions with coat, and some assorted bits for the henchman and body.  I also am putting together four more Ungor Renegades to bring my force more inline with the Army options for the current rules.  I still have about 50 more Ungor waiting on the next revision to the Renegades and Heretics list form Forgeworld or if a miracle happens a Renegade Guard book from GW.

This week will mostly be working on my entry.  Putting paint on the minis and board and maybe getting the last Leman Russ for the Army knocked out as well (its currently sitting in Totally Awesome.)  I also have a Team Tournament coming up with my Grey Knights and will need to knock out one of my other back logged Rhinos into a Razorback and maybe acquire another unit of Terminators and Bother Captain Stern to field them as a Battalion.  On that front and it will be a gray area with the Jokers, my wife and I submitted a lot of stuff for a Gamer's Garage Sale at the FLGS in Columbia.  Since you get what you sold as store Credit and I will be trading out more minis then what I will be getting back in return.  I do have 2 Jokers still but not sure if I want to use both to enter a tourney or maybe rework the list with something else.  Until next week Happy Hobbying all.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

6MMRC 2017 Week 13: Characters and Commissions and a Mid challenge assessment.

Greetings all, here is this weeks update.  I finished the Primaris Marines, completing all of the models in my Dark Imperium set and marking the 1st time since 2nd Ed. Warhammer 40K that I have painted all the models in a starter set.  Over all I ma very happy with the look of the army so far, though I will be taking a much needed break from blue after next week.  I have been doing all the insignia on these models free hand to help better hone those skills.  I must say I am getting much better at painting the upside down Omega of the Ultramarines as well as skulls.

Upon finishing The Interceptors, Captain, and Lieutenants I started working on the last of the Boys in Blue for a little while, and also took on a commission.  I don't do many, but i have in the last few years started taking some here and there to help fund my Hobby.  It seemed like a perfect time to take this one, since I was already painting the model anyways.  So here are the WIP pictures of my Roboute Guilliman alongside his clone.  I have left the heads out to allow swapping from bare/helmeted head since they friction fit in very well.  He is an awesome and elaborate model and I am having a lot of fun painting him up.  I know Ultramarines and Guilliman especially get a bad wrap among 40k fans but I have always been a fan of the boy scout characters like him (Cyclops was always my favorite X-Men.)  I am hoping to have him done this coming week alongside the commission and then it will be on to my Armies on Parade Entry for this year. 

While saving the pictures for this weeks posting I realized that this is the halfway point of this challenge.  So I am going to review what I have accomplished in these last 3 months.  First off 139 miniatures are painted.  I have used four Jokers and Earned four Jokers.  I have completed three of the four Jokers I have bought.  I have painted two complete Games Workshop Start Collecting boxes and finished all the models I owned for Malifaux. Overall if I did not finish another model during this challenge I would consider it a Success.  With what I have planned fro my Armies on Parade entry I should be able to consolidate my Space Marines and what I have left of IG into a single file box.  This would drop the number of file boxes from Six when I moved here down to three.  I hope everyone else is having as much success reducing their Mountain and I am loving the posts  on Facebook of everyone's WIP.  Until next week Happy Hobbying all!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

6MMRC 2017 Week 12: Endurance Painting is a thing.

So greetings all this will be my 2nd post in a row that is on time let's hope this continues.  So this week I did not make as much progress on my mountain but I did get a significant amount of painting done.  Friday night was the date of the FLGS Iron Painter challenge.  Each contestant had 24 hours (6PM-6PM) to paint a GW start collecting box.  I chose Daemons of Nurgle to allow me to play a 1000 point Battalion of Chaos Daemons (it is the only Daemon box that contains two troops) when combined with the Daemons of Tzeentch box I painted for the Konor Campaign.  It was a very interesting experience.  I managed to finish mine in 16 hours.  I was one of only two contestants to finish their box completely.  I unfortunately lost to one of those that had not finished because the guy gimmick-ed his army up to check off the boxes in the judging rubric.  The last picture is the army that one please not the weathering powder on the boot of the Commissar you having seen the army in person those 3 are by far the best models in the lot.  he missed highlights and had paint cross over across piece on msot of the models but he had some free hand Icons and had converted a Taurox with one of the 3rd party kits.  To be honest I am a little bitter there were other Armies there that I would not have minded to lose too but that was not one of them.  I might be tempted to do it again but we will have to see.

On the older(ish) models I finished the Hellblasters and made some progress on the last six models of the Dark Imperium set.  The edge highlighting on the blue is very tedious to complete but I am very happy with final product.  Next week will continue with the Ultramarines finishing the 6 and Roboute Guilliman from the Rise of the Primarch Box.

I have definitely noticed the increase of motivation I get from seeing what others are doing on the challenge.  The times I did my best during the Iron Painter as also when I was working next to some one else and seeing there progress defiantly drove me on.  So to all the others doing the 6MMRC thank you for helping push me to keep going.  Until next week Happy Hobbying!