2016 Year in Review

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Minis Received (as gifts): 7

  • Spider, Mimic, Adventurer Diorama from Wyvernfire
  • Fairy Tail Palace Guard and Minerva from robinh
  • Anhurian Archer from Teskeria
  • Rage (Guildball) from a contest win, painted by a friend

Minis Painted for Others: 7

  • Egyptian Priestess
  • Master Ascetic Naaresh
  • 2015 ReaperCon Gold Mini
  • Kitsune Kaiken
  • Elori Ebonscythe
  • Malena the Sorceress
  • Female Anti-Paladin

Including the above, here’s what I painted this year:

  • 82 total things
  • 4 pieces of markers/terrain
  • 4 Guildball minis (counting the ball, but not the goal)
  • 9 Reaper Minis
  • 2 Soda Pop Miniatures
  • 59 Privateer Press Minis
  • 1 Raging Heroes Mini
  • 3 Games Workshop minis

Khador WIPs

Khadoran flag, close to completion:

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Marauder. Decided not to magnetize this guy, since I have a couple of extra heavy jack bodies, already have a magnetized kit, and it’s easier to paint whole jacks at once. Went with a dopey-looking pose, because it’s a dopey-looking jack. I used Badger Stynylrez primer, which went on great. It’s a new bottle though, and the Vallejo primer also goes on great when it’s a new bottle – and clogs my airbrush something fierce once it ages a bit. So I’ll only be able to give it a proper evaluation in a few months. I decided I’d try painting him with glazes of transparent colors to try to preserve the directional highlighting. So far, so good, but I will need more layers.

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Juggernaut. I would definitely like the ability to include two of these guys in a list, so I assembled another one out of the misc bits I have (I bought a bunch of ‘jack bodies off someone a little while back). Again, decided not to magnetize the guy, but this time because I’ll be using a straight juggernaut quite a bit, and probably don’t need a second destroyer (the only other thing I have extra bits for). Gave him a cooler pose than normal – I now refer to him mentally as “Come at me, bro.” I’m trying to decide whether to give him the classic red look, or go with an alternate paint scheme, maybe 5th Border Legion.

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Are you ready for some Guild Ball?!? Update 4

I got in my first couple of games of Guild Ball last weekend at Gamingetc Superstore in Acton, MA.  (They’re mostly a Magic shop, with some board games and one section for Guild Ball).  Thanks to Louie and Kevin for running a “Spring Training” event on Sunday.

While there, I made a little progress on Flint.

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There was a painting contest, and despite my team not being fully painted, I grabbed several of prizes.  The hardest-fought category was “players,” and my Chisel came out on top.

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The prize for winning was “Rage,” a Union player who, sadly, won’t work for the Masons.  I’m a particular fan of the top hat and tattoos.

(I think he was painted by Kevin)

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There were also games, which I lost as expected.  I managed to get first-round goals with Flint in both games though.  Second game might have gone my way if my dice weren’t so terrible.  (for example, I rolled 9 dice and got 5 ones)