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Monkey Hanger Fezian31 Jan 2019 4:15 p.m. PST

Hi all

Well a new year starts and the pledge continues – My pledge is to continue reducing the lead mountain and finish some projects this year…..

so how has month 1 gone ????


Bought = 0 (1st show of the year on Sunday so this wont last)

Painted = 24 (WWII italians)

Monthly profite = +24
Yearly profit = +24

1) Paint more Italians
2) Behave myself on Sunday!!!!


Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP31 Jan 2019 5:09 p.m. PST

Good start based on a lot of time off …

24 Dr. Who Figures
20 Medieval Civllians
11 WWII Partisans

Based/Converted/Painted (28mm UON):
66 Lannisters (13 Cavalry)
66 Boltons/Tulleys/Barths (12 Cavalry)
38 Fantasy Monsters & Brutes
40 Pandemic Board Game Minis
25 Generic Medieval
24 Dr. Who Figures
23 Fantasy Heroes/Villains
20 Medieval Civllians
11 WWII Partisans
13 Modern Civilians
9 Animals
6 Buildings
5 15mm Crossbowmen
5 WWII Personalities (Jojo, Sepp, Chucky, etc.)
5 Dornish Characters
3 Anime Modern Anthropomorphic Wolf People
3 Scifi Monsters
2 Sci Fi Mercs
1 Kung Fu Warrior
1 Modern Ruin
1 Pirate Skiff
1 Scifi Tank (15mm)
1 Wrecked Truck (15mm)
1 Dead Horse (casualty marker/thing to flog)

In 55
Out 370
Progress 315

Chgowiz31 Jan 2019 5:44 p.m. PST

I had a fantastic month towards my pledge of getting the mountain size to 0!

Bought: 0
Added: 1 (found an AWOL Battletech Marauder MAD-3R in the pile)
Painted: 23
1 Efreet (Grenadier AD&D Blister #105)
1 Captain(Grenadier #2011 Orcs Set)
1 Pole-arm man (painted as Orc) (Grenadier #2005 Set)
1 Warrior w/War Club (Grenadier #2011 Orcs Set)
1 Shaman (Grenadier #2011 Orcs Set)
1 Leader (Grenadier #2011 Orcs Set)
1 Archer (Grenadier #2011 Orcs Set)
1 Swordsman (Grenadier #2011 Orcs Set)
1 Standard, Standard Bearer (Grenadier #2011 Orcs Set)
6 Norman Mtd Knight w/MaceShld (Ral Partha #DH-215, #DH-237, #DH-290, #DH-278)
1 Water Elemental (Ral Partha #01-029)
3 Giant Rat Swarms (Ral Partha #01-045/49-017-X)
1 Anglo Norman Mounted Knight (Ral Partha #DH-216, #DH-268)
1 Frank Mtd Knight w/SwdShld (Ral Partha #DH-210, #DH-268)
1 Elf Maiden (Grenadier #WW07/P)
1 Mind Lord (Grenadier #WW08/8)

Monthly Gain: +22
Yearly Gain: +22

Mountain size: 48

Finally under 50 left to paint! Woohoo!

Syrinx031 Jan 2019 8:25 p.m. PST

Now that is a some serious progress Chgowiz! I'm still in zero mode.
Zero time for painting so far no matter what the intentions. On the plus side I bought nothing this month.

GypsyComet31 Jan 2019 8:31 p.m. PST

January 2019 total:

Bought 17 (WFB/AoS and some Firestorm Armada)
Painted 27 (WFB/AoS)

Year-to-date totals:
Growth 17 (net)
Painted 27

Starting in the black for once.

Titchmonster31 Jan 2019 9:00 p.m. PST

Purchased ZERO!!!!!
Painted 12

Slow start but the Zero is what counts.

FusilierDan31 Jan 2019 9:06 p.m. PST

The year is off to a mediocre start. I hadn't expected to do Medievals but a good deal on some painted figures got me a good size force and with Perry releasing the Mounted Knights getting them completed the project. Still ahead of the game so far.

Bought = 18 (Perry Agincourt Mtd Knights)
Painted = 20 (Warfare GNW Swedes)

Monthly profit = +2
Yearly profit = +2

whitphoto Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2019 9:43 p.m. PST

I'm well on the way to my goal of 350 painted minis for the year!

One of my main projects for the year is to paint up the large stack of minis I got when Warlord Games was blowing out Terminator Genisys

I painted 32 resistance fighters, (24 from the Terminator set and 8 from the paramilitary troops Warlord got from Wargames factor). 12 Terminators and 9 Terminator casualties from both Warlord and some old minis from Palladium Game's Rifts line from the 90's. I have 16 more Terminators lined up and might have finished them tonight if I didn't lose a piece of my airbrush (I found it while cleaning up).

That alone is 53 minis, of about 90 I estimate for the Terminator project.

I also have a lot of random minis that have been prepped and primer laying around my painting area from when we were playing in a D&D game regularly. Alot.

From those piles, and others, I painted to following.

5 cows
3 goats
3 dire wolves
1 frost worm
1 frost toad
4 were rats
7 fantasy civilians
2 spiders (they just fit onto a 25mm base)
and 5 Gates of Antares guys (C3 troopers I think, I don't actually play the game)

A Total of 84 minis! That's probably more than I painted last YEAR.
I accidentally bought 5 FireFry's from the Star Ship Troopers game though.

that makes:

This month/year +79

84/350 for my goal, 266 to go!

Cornelius Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2019 12:32 a.m. PST

Such fine achievements. I failed dismally in January (and will do so in February also probably as I have Nickstarted the tribals). One reason was 3 weeks of family holiday but the main culprit was Nick Northstar and his cursed sale. So, Jan 2019:

1 Italeri Brummbar

Bought (all 28mm unless noted):
Andalusian Cavalry 3
Wood Elves 12
Arthurian 40
Church (1/72 Warlord/Italeri) 1
Pulp 16

(Minus 71)

Must get back to my brush.

Personal logo The Nigerian Lead Minister Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2019 9:28 a.m. PST

I bought nothing. I painted like crazy but finished nothing. Maybe when I get it all based I'll be way ahead.

Hopefully I make progress this year. Last year I was ahead until November when something called "Old Glory" brought me under even. I'm not quite going to go with the nuclear option of buying no minis but I definitely plan to keep it down to near zero. So stop making shiny stuff!!

Waco Joe01 Feb 2019 12:46 p.m. PST

56 15mm Gaestae and Celtic command

Approx 425 15mm Celts including the purchased ones.
40 28mm plastic Warlord Celts infantry
10 28mm Warlord Celt cavalry
1 3d printed 28mm cultist
1 3d printed SdKfz.251/1 Ausf D Half-Track Rocket Launcher

Zagloba01 Feb 2019 3:24 p.m. PST

Bought (well finally showed up)
90 28mm Foot 24 Cav (Warlord ECW Battalia)
5 28mm Foot Build a mutie,
5 28mm Pulp Figures spies
1 28mm LVT 2 from Rubicon

10 28mm USMC Raider
12 28mm Sudanese/Beja
19 28mm Arthurian Foot
14 28mm Arthurian Cav

Putting me at 28mm -59 Foot -10 Cav -1 Vehicle
Plan for Feb. is to paint already primered stuff- lots of FIW and Colonial/Pulp. Hope the limited color range will keep things quick and make up for any indiscretions during the month.

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2019 7:09 p.m. PST

I am back in this year. Definitely going to make a dent in things. I decided to take the "ultra" pledge, therefore no purchasing any minis or terrain. I have so much I need to get a handle on it before I go any further. Goals for the year are to get some serious painting and basing done so here goes;

Bought – 0

Painted – All 28mm

13 Samurai
2 Mounted Goths
12 Goth Foot
5 monks in various poses
a 3 piece Dark Age Family set
and 13 random ECW figs

Total 48

YTD – +48

I also managed to base and flock 88 15mm SYW French cavalry. A productive month overall.

DOUGKL01 Feb 2019 8:21 p.m. PST

Not an auspicious start, but I was in the hole at the end of last January so it's an improvement.

Bought 0
7 pulp figures
11 SYW French dragoons
4 Norman heavy cav
Total +22 for the month
Total YTD +22

Chuckaroobob01 Feb 2019 8:55 p.m. PST

Wow some of you guys are hardcore painters! My pledge for the year is to paint more than I buy but also to do something mini related every day, whether its painting, cleaning, priming, etc.

So this month:

Bought: 3 eggplanes. Don't know what I'll do with them but they look cute.

Painted: 25mm 4 pulp women
4 Egyptian terrain pieces.

So at least I'm +5 for Jan.

And a lot of figs got cleaned and primed but they don't count 'til they're finished!

ecaminis Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2019 5:44 a.m. PST

A good month.
Bought= 50
painted= 395 (25mm Napoleonics)

so -345 for the month
February isn't looking as good as I have a few paint jobs for other people.

irishserb02 Feb 2019 4:31 p.m. PST

Going okay.

Finished 62x stands of 6mm modern African regulars (Mugabian infantry)

Received 6x H&R 6mm French helicopters.

+56 on the month and and year.

IronMike02 Feb 2019 8:35 p.m. PST

A slow start, but I'm a slow painter:

Figures purchased: Zero!

Figures painted: 16

Gain/loss: +16

von Schwartz03 Feb 2019 3:24 p.m. PST

Jeeezus! do you guys ever get out of your basement, or, as in my case, the garage? I only purchased 37 SYW 15mm Austrian dragoons and personalities since January 1 and just got started working on them, and I'm retired!

whitphoto Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2019 11:47 a.m. PST

Jeeezus! do you guys ever get out of your basement, or, as in my case, the garage?

In my case I had a VERRY productive holiday break where I didn't actually finish anything. But I got 2-3 dozen minis base coated. I ran out of varnish and wash.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Feb 2019 12:40 p.m. PST

Jeeezus! do you guys ever get out of your basement, or, as in my case, the garage?

I paint in the dining room where I can talk with SWMBO and listen to TV from the family room. Plus, I had a lot of time off work in January.

von Schwartz05 Feb 2019 8:04 p.m. PST

Properly chastened!

(Hangs head and stands in the corner)

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Feb 2019 5:45 a.m. PST

Not chastisement, just discussing my modality for painting, which may be different than yours.

Since I am now an 28+ year denizen of the East Coast (of the USA and Japan), I have basically lived that long in houses without basements. So, I've made some adjustments. I'm still not sure what the Hell I'm supposed to do if we have a tornado …

von Schwartz06 Feb 2019 6:55 p.m. PST

The same thing you do in the case of a nuclear exchange, sit down, place your head between your knees, and kiss your ass goodbye.

I'll get my coat.

Dashetal16 Feb 2019 9:55 p.m. PST

700 figures to paint for Historicon. Will need to do at least 35 figures per week. Planning on hosting at Historicon a game of the 1929 Sino- Soviet War. Will tally at the end of each month.

Bowman21 Feb 2019 1:58 p.m. PST

A good month.
Bought= 50
painted= 395 (25mm Napoleonics)


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