In 2018, I was part of the Warmachine Painting Group’s Point-a-Day challenge (on Facebook). As a result, I painted up over 4 armies worth of minis over the course of 2018! (2018 Miniatures) Unfortunately, I didn’t get as many non-Privateer Press miniatures painted up. So for 2019, I’m still going for the Point-a-Day challenge, but it will be points according to my own system. So the goal is to paint 30 points of models a month (plus extra random days) for at least 365 for the year.
- Standard sized miniature, solo: 6 points
- Unit of standard-sized miniatures (unit size 2-3): 4pt/each
- Unit of standard-sized miniatures (unit size 4-5): 3pt/each
- Unit of standard-sized miniatures (unit size 6-10): 2pt/each
- Medium sized miniature (ie, would fit on a 40mm base): 10 points
- Large miniature (ie, 50mm base): 15 points
- Huge miniature (80mm or larger): 30 points
In addition, I have a goal of ending the year with fewer unpainted miniatures than when I started. According to my Google Spreadsheet, I have 998 unpainted miniatures. Current 2019 delta: +0
Not a paint job… or even a “miniature”
A friend recently took a trip to Southeast Asia, saw this in a store and picked it up for me. It’s a stupid cheap robot toy for kids. Blatant ripoff of PP’s IP. They also have a Khador ‘jack and GW Terminator mixed in there. Probably the rest in the series are just IP I don’t recognize. I love the complete inattention to detail, including the grooves where the boiler should be (the grooves are probably there to help the glue have something to grab). It’s bigger than the real thing, but bulgy and the proportions are weirdly stretched. Also, the paint job’s pretty bad, but not too bad considering how cheap a toy it is.
The real Ironclad is like “WTF?”
ReaperCon ’16 was just as amazing as always. The best part is always hanging out with everyone – I got to see Mocha, nyteflyer (sic?), Paul, SGHawkins, leopardpixie and so many others. I took a bunch of great classes – Painting Difficult Colors with Jen Greenwald; Painting Expressive Faces with Derek Schubert; Fur, Feathers and Scales with Derek Schubert; Dirty and Distressed with Greg Zuniga, and Airbrush Finishing Techniques with Caleb from CK Studios. I entered a few minis into the contest; Chisel won a Bronze in Painters (expected), and Lug won a Silver in Ordinance (not expected). I managed to control myself, and only purchased 4 miniatures – which means I came home with 31 between freebies and melt. I got a new airbrush from Badger, so expect to hear more about that soon, and a new backdrop from Hanger 18. A few extra paints and some other misc stuff.