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Monkey Hanger Fezian31 Aug 2017 2:42 p.m. PST

Hi All

Last months update

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Well August has come and gone in a flash, busy with work so not much progress made on the lead mountain at all.

Bought -
28mm – 9 (WWII bits and pieces as Warlord selling them cheap)

6mm – 30 (Colonials)
28mm – 16 (arabs and some WWII)

Monthly profit = +37 (yeah back in the postive)
Yearly profit = +130

So my plan of finishing my Egyptians and only buying the next colonials for my project did not happen. So Septemebers plan is as follows

1) Paint the Egyptian infantry
2) Paint the last of my Arab Cavalry (9 x 28mm figs)
3) Buy nothing!!!!


Chgowiz31 Aug 2017 3:44 p.m. PST

Finally started getting my painting mojo back, even with GenCon this month.

17 – 25mm Ral Partha and Heritage fantasy figures, elves.

2 – 25mm Ral Partha AD&D trolls

2 – scatter terrain pieces (started 2 more, plus Skyrim diorama piece)

Monthly gain: +15
Year to date: +70

September's goal:
- Finish my land elves units
- Finish my troll titanic unit
- Start on my Amazon warrior unit
- Work on the terrain pieces

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP31 Aug 2017 4:15 p.m. PST

Plugging away at the figures. I used a two step technique this month which I think help speed up painting at little negative affect to quality. Black prime, white drybrush, shade color, base/highlight drybrush. Some parts only got a base coat. They seem ok but I may ask for thoughts from my friends.

So having not bought anything 2 months in a row the YTD climbs to +60

Bought 0
Painted 12(King's Mountain Scots AWI 28mm ) 7 (Front Rank AWI 28mm)

Monthly profit +19
Yearly profit +60

Syrinx031 Aug 2017 5:18 p.m. PST

Didn't finish anything this month due to GenCon and getting kids back to school. I was in so many games this year I had little time for shopping. A mere 5 figures returned with me – I bought more dice than figures!

YTD Purchased: 102
YTD Painted: 8

GypsyComet31 Aug 2017 8:25 p.m. PST

August 2017 total:

Bought 51 (36 of which are a second-hand Infinity lot)
Sold 0
Painted 9 (all Warmahordes Skorne, for a starter league)

Year-to-date totals:
Growth -455
Painted 14

Net growth is still negative, and I'm actually painting a few things…

Got a pile of Micropanzer coming to count for September already, so off to the races…

Grelber31 Aug 2017 9:00 p.m. PST

My Pulp Figures order, which I thought would arrive in July, actually came in August, so I've added 42 figures to my lead pile. I did get two figures painted. So, I'm down 40 figures this month.

It's been one of those months: the first week out of town helping my son move, a day trip to Wyoming to see the eclipse that stretched until almost sunrise, since the eclipse had doubled the state's population, and we were all intent on leaving right after totality, and finally a three day trip to see parents and classmates. Hopefully, I'll be staying home in September, and get a significant amount of painting accomplished.


Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2017 6:08 a.m. PST

Well I was doing good till last week….


17 – 28mm Samurai (ToH preorder)
108 – 28mm Konflikt 47 items
61 – 28mm Gebirgsjager (Heer 46 KS)
266 – 15mm SYW French (Going to the painter in a couple weeks)
68 – 10mm WW2
376 – 6mm Napoleonics


25 – 15mm NKE archers
92 – 15mm SYW French
336 – 6mm Napoleonics

This month

Bought – 896
Painted – 453
Total – -443

Amount Forward – +219
This Month – -443

Total – -224

DOUGKL02 Sep 2017 3:35 p.m. PST

Bought none.
20 ACW Infantry
21 ACW Cavalry
10 dismounted ACW cavalry
Total painted for August 51

YTD +213 more painted than bought
I'll have to do more for September as My order of a mortar schooner with gun and crew, church/school and 50 infantry arrived today.

Personal logo The Nigerian Lead Minister Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2017 3:19 p.m. PST

Way late on the update.

Start: +657

Purchased: None

25 Spanish Pirates for Blood & Plunder
12 Dark Brethren
28 Quar

End: +722

Getting back up to the peak for the year, and this year has definitely seen a decrease in the lead mountain.

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