Thursday, February 28, 2019

Warhammer Arcane Ruins

My Finish it February has finished strong with another neglected project completed.  This time we have the Warhammer Arcane Ruins set.  This is an old kit and I am not sure if GW still makes it.  I have had it for many years.  I am not entirely sure how I acquired it but I think this might have been for our Lord of the Rings SBG events and it just never got built.  I assembled and primed this last year but for the last several months it has been sitting on the garage workbench gathering dust.

I think my Finish it February concept has been a success.  I completed 3 old, forgotten projects and make good progress on a 4th.  I also finished one new project at the beginning of the month.  Now I can start on something new with a clear conscience.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Warhammer Age of Sigmar Shattered Dominion Objectives

Finish it February marches on.  The next neglected project completed are the AoS Shattered Dominion Objectives.  I got these at the same time as the Soul Wars set last year.  I built and primed them pretty quickly after I bought them but they then sat for months awaiting completion.  These will be useful for all sorts of fantasy games and some will be used in Sci-Fi games too.  I really like this set.

Warhammer Age of Sigmar Shattered Dominion Objectives

Enscorcelled Armory

Hallowed Tomb

Iconoclast Axe

Realmvault Key

Soul Stone

The Realm’s Ransom

Trove of Arcane Glory

Sunday, February 17, 2019

2nd Battalion, 2nd Regiment Swiss

I started my Napoleonic project for Black Powder almost 8 years ago.  I had really high hopes for this project and I had several friends that had expressed interest in participating.  As time has progressed most of my friends (all but one in fact) have moved on and are not longer interested.  I have persisted, although halfheartedly at best.  With the completion of the 2/2 Swiss Regiment for my French army I now have 8 battalions completed along with 2 guns and one commander.  That is not very good considering that is only one battalion per year.  This has really made me rethink this project.  It is time for me to either put some real effort into getting a usable collection painted or just admit to myself that it is time to let it go.  One of the real problems I have is that I HATE painting Napoleonic figures.  Right up until the unit is based I can't help feeling that they look like crap and it took way to much effort for them to look that way.  Then I base them and I fall in love but not enough to inspire me to paint more.

1st and 2nd Battalions of the 2nd Swiss Regiment
Anyway, enough whining.  These guys are done and are the first completed project for Finish it February.  It feels good to get these out of the WIP pile and into the collection.  The figures are Warlord plastic French and are very functional figures.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Finish it February

After a very productive January, in both building and painting models, I found myself slipping into a painting slump.  I was unable to find a project that inspired me so I decided I needed to change my approach for February.  "Finish it February" is my new mantra (at least for this month).  The idea is to dig out old, neglected projects and finish them.  No motivation excuses just grab something that is already in progress and get it done.  Now I have  a lot of these kinds of things sitting around so I will have no trouble finding things to work on.  Below are just some items on my paint desk.  I have many more options out in the dead lead pile so this is not all that might get done.  I do not expect to finish all this stuff this month but if I can get a few done then this little experiment will be a success.  The real key to this is no new projects will be started this month and only items where I have already started work will be eligible.  Just because I own it is not a good enough reason to work on it.

This is the 2nd battalion of the 2nd Swiss regiment for my Napoleonic French project.  These are Warlord models and I started these last year and managed to get them primed and started on the base colors.  This is what I am currently working on.

Age of Sigmar objective set that was released last year when the Soul Wars set was released.  I bought these at the same time as the Soul Wars set and started working on the,  Ii managed to assemble them and start on the paint.  I have finished one so far this month and I have these five left.

More Ork items for mu 40K ork army.  The Deffkoptas where started early last year with assembly, conversion and paint as you see them now.  The Weirdboy conversion was started amy years ago my my friend Luke and about 2 years ago I finished the assembly.  Now I just need to finish the paint.

This is the Sigmar priest from the Warhammer Quest Silver Tower set.  I started this guy last month.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire – Sepulchral Guard

I finished my third warband for Warhammer Underworlds.  This time we have the Sepulchral Guard.  I fell in love with these figures when they were first released, long before I have interest in this game.  They were a joy to paint and their first game was very fun but very different.  These figures will likely see table time in other fantasy games and Age of Sigmar.  You can never have too many cool skeletons.

Sepulchral Guard

Sepulchral Warden

The Champion

The Harvester

The Prince of Dust



As usual, the high resolution photos expose flaws that my old eye can't see in the real world.  They look good on the table which is really what its all about.