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Hundvig Fezian Inactive Member01 Feb 2005 8:44 a.m. PST

This New Year's Resolution was to paint at least a figure a day, and to buy no more than one new mini for every ten I finish. January's tally:

17 spore mines

54 Noble Armada ships

16 Full Thrust Phalon ships (only six left unpainted!)

1 Supersystem hero

1 Stargrunt Phalon trooper

5 crashed Imperial shuttle terrain pieces

Total of 94 minis finished. Lots of them were very *small* minis, true, but hey, they're done, and considering how long some of them had been laying naked around that's a small miracle.

Purchased, 3 Cold Navy Terran frigates.

So, not only am I ahead of the game so far, I've even built up a buffer for, say, the impending release of Starship Troopers. Or Brigade's Iron Stars minis. Or maybe that Hydran fleet box I've been meaning to buy. Or..y'know, I'd better paint faster, hadn't I? :)


Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2005 9:11 a.m. PST

You go! Let us know how those Cold Navy ships are to paint.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian01 Feb 2005 9:30 a.m. PST

Maybe the pledge should have been in terms of WEIGHT of minis painted...?

Gene Seed Inactive Member01 Feb 2005 9:42 a.m. PST

If you paint up those tiny tyranid "ships" you were trimming, you can buy all the bugs you would ever need.

By the way, RK sports got it's bi-monthy gw shipment in; I wonder if I will see another one before I move to Florida.

mweaver Inactive Member01 Feb 2005 11:29 a.m. PST

Even if some of them are smallish, that's a good amount of painting for one month! Keep it up.

ming31 Inactive Member01 Feb 2005 5:37 p.m. PST

Oh sure be that way I will have to paint faster to keep up ...

Hundvig Fezian Inactive Member01 Feb 2005 5:49 p.m. PST

javelin98: I will as soon as I get them. Suspect once I see them in person I'm going to wish I'd bought a fleet pack or three as well...but that would have broken the rules. Sigh...

Bill: If I went by weight none of my plastics would ever get done, and all my fleets for Starmada/Full Thrust/Sky Full of Ships would be nothing but dreadnaughts.

Bob: I actually finished all 48 of those "Devourer" escorts last year (and I *still* didn't make quota) and am currently waiting on getting a bunch of feeder tentacle and claw prows cast in resin so I can convert the next 40-60 ships. Wanna play BFG against that Vanguard Fleet?

mweaver: Keep it up? Is that some kind of Phalon joke? :)

Dave: You're still miles ahead of me overall, and yours look better...


Tom Bryant01 Feb 2005 9:10 p.m. PST

Go Man Go!

I started on the GZG Space Nuns I picked up last year as wellas some old starguard stuff I have lying around. I'm also working on finishing a couple of DBA armies and starting my Russo-Japanese War stuff for this summer. I'm hoping to finish off some more of my ACW figures as well. In all quite a bit of work.

Meiczyslaw01 Feb 2005 11:44 p.m. PST

Re: Painting Cold Navy boats.

I don't know about the frigates - I started with the Terran battleship, and I'm working my way smaller. The battleship paints up nicely - it has lots of widgets, and its recessed detail supports washes and drybrushing.

The destroyers were a little trickier - they have recessed detail on the prow that you can't maintain with drybrushing. They need washes or careful lining to keep from losing that particular detail.

The cruisers would be easy if they better matched the battleships and destroyers. General shape-wise, they're the same style, but there are some details in the prow and stern that don't mesh. For example, their sterns both share a heiroglyph, but the BB/DD one is raised while the negative space of the CL's is cut out of the back deck (the glyph itself bleeds into the deck). An added challenge. ;)

I'm about 90% done with the BB, 4 DDS, and a CL. (Need to clean up dings and seal.) I'm about halfway done with the other CL.

I'm about 10% of the way into painting the frigates, and they're frustrating me. The details that I used to put the contrasting colors on don't exist on the frigates, and the first couple tries didn't work. The third time should, so my warning is to look at the fleet as a whole before you start painting a boat.

(Class translation: BB - Conquest; DD - Masada; CL - Orion; FF - Northhampton; CA - Avatar.)

Gene Seed Inactive Member02 Feb 2005 7:49 a.m. PST

Wanna play BFG against that Vanguard Fleet?

just once, for the sheer spectacle of it all. A fleet whose bases cost more than the models....

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