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Friday, December 30, 2016

Obligatory Year End Post Pt.1 - Painted in 2016

Well, it seems like that time of year when bloggers look back at the year gone by and ponder what the year ahead holds.

As of writing this I have 72 published posts this year, the lowest full year total since I started blogging.

So let's remind ourselves of what was painted.

Figures Painted



I've broken him again in the interim so my staff repair is still not satisfactory.



As per usual it was overshadowed by much better submissions in the bonus round. I hate the photography on this one, I should probably reshoot it.




No the best picture, but it gets the idea across in one shot. Still haven't had a chance to use these in anger.



No real complaints here, I liked this one. I need to finish the rest of my Imperial Cops. I think I want to change their name to Team Terra, Galactic Police.



He was fun to paint, although I recall spending a lot of time blending his skin only to have it look like it was color blocked in one color only. He is one of the figures I chipped up transporting.



Probably the figure I'm the most proud of for 2016 for sure if not all time. I also thought I photographed him particularly well. Unfortunately he suffered some pretty major chips in the Oldhammer transport fiasco.



This reminds me that these guys still need varnish and final basing, as well as a proper photo shoot.



Another one that needs varnish and better pictures.



They look ok. Still not happy with the pace with which I painted them. He's said something about selling off his armies, not sure if these are part of what he's sold.

I also finished up Gropez the Halfling Barbarian, 4 more Goblin Fanatics, 5 gobbo Wulf Boyz, and 10 space chickens with the Clukkatrix for Oldhammer Weekend. They all need their own pictures and perhaps some touch ups from travelling damage.

So it looks like 49 figures, 1 Vehicle and 1 Elder God.

This post turned out much longer than I intended, so I'll stop here and talk about the other hobby things I did in 2016 in my next post.

Cheers.

25 comments:

  1. That Abdul goldberg figure really stands out. An excellent conversion!

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    1. Thanks riot ville, yeah I still like everything about him.

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  2. Nice work, Sean. I like this year-end roundup. Unfortunately I didn't keep track of all my projects in 2016, but will certainly be doing it for 2017 given that I've kick-started my blog again

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    1. Hi Anthony. I had to look through the blog to figure out what I had done. As it was I missed a few "finished" models.

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    1. Thank you Geordie, nice to hear from you.

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  4. "I recall spending a lot of time blending his skin only to have it look like it was color blocked in one color only"
    Been there, done that :-)

    Happy New Year Sean. Hope you have a good un mate!

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    1. Thanks Millsy, Happy New Year to you as well.

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  5. Looks like an excellent year of painting output. I think you are to critical of your work sometimes. It totally has an 80's vibe you should be proud of. I really need to get some of those 20mm Orges. How do they rank up to citadel minis?

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    1. Thanks Airborne. I'll do a few comparison shots when I get home.

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  6. I think you have had a great year Sean some wonderfully painted miniatures Sir.

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    1. Thank you Michael. I suppose one should be happy with progress on the lead pile.

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  7. Fantastic work Sean! I love the collection of old minis and your paint skill really shows them off nicely. I also love your work on Abdul and hope he can be repaired!

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    1. Thank you very much Joe. The hardest part about fixing up Abdul and the rest will be getting the paint colors right. My paint notebook is very spotty, I don't think I kept any notes on Abdul. I also remember I've got a post to write for you. I just keep going to the "shiny".

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    2. That's true, and since he is all shiny/clean you can't just slap some weathering on there to hide it. A bit of minor blending/glaze should work it back in.
      No rush on the article, just trying to get organized for the new year, including the guest posts :-)

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  8. Some fabulous work you have done this year! Happy New Year to you and your family good sir and I look forward to seeing your postings in 2017!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Simon.

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  9. I love (LOVE) your Abdul Goldberg. He's one of those miniatures that tells you many stories just by looking at him.
    I also really like your Merchant of Venus. Good luck on keeping his staff in working order.
    In any case, Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks Matthew. The staff is my rock of Sisyphus at this point.

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  10. Yeah, two more votes here for The Merchant of Venus and the brilliant Abdul Goldburg!

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    1. Thanks StuntCat, you are obviously a person of discerning tastes.😉 Great screen name too.

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  11. Another vote here for Abdul Goldberg as a fav of these. So much silly crazy 40K fun in that sculpt.

    Have thoroughly enjoyed your posts this year mate and was very thankful we got to meet up and play a game. Hope we can repeat that this year!

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    1. Thanks Dai. Was great to meet you too, we'll do it again for sure.

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