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December 30, 2009
German Zombies

German Zombies - The most fun models to paint of 2009

This will be my last update of 2009.

Pledge progress has been slow over the festive period, although I’ve finally varnished another 5 flesh hounds. This makes my final painted miniatures total for 2009 a quite respectable 715.

Sadly the purchased total is a massive 1584. After factoring in another 45 received as Christmas gifts, then taking off another 31 swapped or sold on, I’m left with a grand total of -883. Or to put it more simply . . .

Epic Fail!

That’s probably a fair description of my Pledge performance in 2009.

Let’s look at those numbers again.

Obtained: 1629
Painted: 715
Sold: 31
Net: -883

So where did it all go wrong?

Too many projects – that was the problem, and the fact I can’t resist a bargain. Looking back through my 2009 purchases I can see that the unpainted stuff was mostly picked up cheap and/or to fuel my interest in War of the Ring and more recently Warmachine.

So what now?

My plan is to try again in 2010. Only this time I’ll stay focused 🙂
Perhaps trying to finish a project before starting on the next would help. I’ve not got the willpower though.

I’ve a few potential projects for 2010, including . . .

Warmachine: Khador – I’ve a large collection of recently acquired, mostly built and undercoated models, but I’ll probably hold off painting them until the MkII book is out.

Warhammer: Savage Orcs – I’ve 100+ of these waiting to be painted.

Warhammer: Skaven – I’ve 150+ models already done, and about the same number needing done.

Wargods: Spartans – I’ve been picking these models up whenever I see them cheap for years now. Must have 120+ at least.

War of the Ring: Various – I could finish my Evil armies, although the prospect of assembling and painting 3 Mumakil quite frankly scares me. Or perhaps I could start on one of the Good ones. I’m spoiled for choice.

Those are the likely candidates for 2010. I’ve just got to start one before I’m tempted by anything else.

I’d best get cracking then before the GW release those new Tyranid models . . .

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Jagerhunds & Werewolves

December 16, 2009

It’s unlikely that I’ll get much more painting done this year, so my “Pledge” is doomed to failure. However, I press on regardless to see how much I can actually finish.

Today’s update is seven figures from Westwind Games Secrets of the third Reich range. Three Jagerhunds and four Werewolves.

First up we have my favourite: The Doberman Jagerhund.

Doberman

Doberman

Followed by a close second: The Rottweiler

Rottweiler Jagerhund

Rottweiler Jagerhund

Not to forget: The Alsatian

Alsatian Jagerhund

Alsatian Jagerhund

Unlike the Jagerhunds the Werewolves all have names.

Fenris

Fenris

Wolfgang

Wolfgang

Janus

Janus

Mondheulen

Mondheulen

And a couple if shots of the “Hunting packs”.

Hunting Pack (1)

Hunting Pack (1)

Hunting Pack (2)

Hunting Pack (2)

That’s seven more painted, plus another 4 I’ve sold, towards my score this year – making it:

Bought: 1574
Painted: 705
Sold: 22
Net: -847

All in all a pretty dire attempt.


More Cygnar

December 14, 2009

Here’s another few photos of my Cygnar. This time a couple of solos.

First up we have the Gun Mage Captain Adept (GMCA)

Arcance Tempest GMCA

Arcance Tempest GMCA

And next the extremely useful Journeyman Warcaster.

Journeyman Warcaster

Journeyman Warcaster

So useful I have the Alternate too . . .

Journeyman Warcaster (Alternate)

Journeyman Warcaster (Alternate)


Heavy Metal – Cygnar Warjacks

December 4, 2009

Continuing with pictures of my recently acquired Cygnar army, here are the Warjacks . . .

Centurion

Centurion

Centurion & eNemo

Charger

Charger (x2)

Charger (x2)

[Defender] – not yet

[Grenadier] – not yet

[Hammersmith] – not yet

Hunter

Hunter

Hunter

Ironclad

Ironclad

Ironclad

Lancer

Lancer

Lancer

Ol’ Rowdy under construction

Sentinel

Sentinel

Sentinel

Sentinel (x2)

Sentinel (x2)

[Stormclad] – not yet

Thorn

Thorn

Thorn

[Thunderhead] – not yet

Finally, a couple of group shots.

Ironclad & Centurion

Ironclad & Centurion

Cygnar group shot

Cygnar group shot


For Cygnar!

December 1, 2009

I’ve recently acquired two small Cygnar armies. One was bought from the Colours Bring & Buy and the second from the Warfare one. Both were painted by the same painter. It’s a simple but effective paint scheme and looks effortless, but I suspect a great deal of effort has gone into perfecting this technique. It’s not a style I’ve ever tried, but I’ll be giving it a go shortly as reinforcements are under construction as I type.

First up I have my Warcasters:

Captain Allister Caine

eCaine

Captain Allister Caine

Commander Adept Nemo

pNemo

Commander Adept Nemo

General Adept Nemo

eNemo

General Adept Nemo

Commander Coleman Stryker

pStryker

Commander Coleman Stryker

More of this army to follow over the next few days, but in the meantime here’s a sneak peak at one of the jacks . . .

Centurion

Centurion

Axe to mouth, baby!