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Started another 30 Days 30 Miniatures Painting Challenge last night, 3rd September. Opting not to have a theme in this challenge as the free flowing approach suits better at presentThe out line of the challenge is detailed below, the main point being to have fun with your hobby.To paint 30 figures of all shapes and sizes in 30 daysThe figures can be partly painted as the main point is to complete figures that have been forgottenBasing is not necessary to count as completedAny scale is goodToo have funThe end date is set by your start date - 3rd October will be the end date of this challengeTo post updates as often as possibleLastly to show a round up post with a group picture of everything.Work in progress pictures of five Gripping Beast Norman crossbowmen and a long forgotten Hun now very near completion.So, pick up your brushes, dig out some half painted and half forgotten figures and show it some colour.Cheers, for now

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WIP: Silver Skulls Librarian in Phobos Armour #2

Update on my Primaris Librarian in Phobos Armour painted as a Commander for my Silver Skulls Kill Team. For those who remember my last post, I wasn't sure about the bright bone robes so I changed the camo cloak to a dark grey camouflage pattern like on the studio version. I think it was the right choice, as it makes the blue metallic armour really pop and fits the sombre appearance of my Silver Skulls models. I wanted a similar abstract pattern like on the studio version, with colours matching my Sector Mechanicus terrain. I just started blocking in some shapes until I achieved an aesthetically pleasing distribution. Painting camouflage on miniatures is always challenging. You want a convincing yet eye-pleasing effect that doesn't break up shapes like real camouflage. What do you think?

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WIP: Nurgle's Rotters Bloodbowl

If you've been following #TaleofTuesday's you'll know I've been taking part in a four month project where four of us paint our own Bloodbowl teams. This Tuesday coming is my third month and I have to post another three players to stay on track. In the above picture you can see I've actually started all of the last six players. I thought I'd get the skin done on all six and then just finish three for the deadline. These have been undercoated with Grey Seer spray and the skin has been washed with a Contrast Medium + Xereus Purple mix. Then highlighted with a glaze of Ulthuan Grey. I'm batch painting these using my Get a Grips. Did you know I sell a bundle deal? Five grips that work out cheaper then five GW handles?

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WIP: Blood/Blitz Bowl Naggaroth Nightmares

Working on finishing my Blitz Bowl Dark Elves team for our #taleoftuesdays project. The lineman on the left is almost complete, while the runner and Witch Elf need some more effort. Hope to finish this team in time! Share your thoughts on my progress in the comments section and read on if you want to find out how to join #taleoftuesdays for a chance to win a plastic Blood Bowl team box!More after the jump

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Tale of Tuesdays: SpaceShrimp Month 2 - Champions of Death

Hi all, welcome back to Tale of Tuesdays where I share my Bood bowl progress!So the latest additions are the mummy and the ball. Both of which took no time to paint, mainly due to contrast speeding up the process loads in certain areas such as the bandages on the mummy, and the tiny lil' skellie in the ball. You got to admit, it is pretty damn cute. I had a bit of a hickup this month with my undercoat making one of my tokens fuzzy. I undercoated these with a can to speed the process up and in my haste simply must not have shaken it enough. I haven't botched a spray in years, so ruining one of my tokens out of the blue really annoyed me!More after the jump

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WIP: Silver Skulls Librarian in Phobos Armour #1

Hey guys, it's been a bit quiet from me "thanks" to a combination of hot weather, outdoor activities and a slight lack of hobby time. But I'm chugging along with my Dark Elves team for our #taleoftuesdays project and also started working on this Vanguard Librarian (or Prognosticar as they are called within the Silver Skulls chapter) to bolster up my Silver Skulls Kill Team with an HQ choice. Silver Skulls wear dark metallic silver armour, so I thought it would be cool and a bit novel to paint the Librarian's armour with a metallic blue as well. It's a basecoat of Vallejo Mecha Colour Metallic Blue (the metal paints of this range are fantastic, they are acrylic based, super smooth, boast great coverage and work with both brush and airbrush), an all-over wash of 2:1 Nuln Oil Gloss and Drakenhof Nightshade plus a gentle drybrush of Metallic Blue and a bit of Vallejo Mecha Color Light Steel [Stormhost Silver].I thought of painting his coat in a classic bone/linen colour instead of camouflage, but I'm not complete

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Back to the Brushes 231

Been a struggle over the last week and a half to get some good time to paint; however that changed in a positive way last night and a good start was made on the mercenary crossbowmen for all things Dark Ages.Below is the bedlam on the tray just now with a lot of Greeks in progress held up by a delayed, well not delivered, paint from a reputable figure supplier. The crossbowmen are on the pallette - ceramic tile - and and will be used as Mercenaries, Normans, Christian Spanish and even First Crusaders.There are another dozen of these to be painted that will be used for ADLG and Hail Caesar in the future. Those shown below will see use in SAGA and WAB. Yes, that's WAB.The figures are from Gripping Beast and will be the first figures for the 30 Days 30 Figures challenge started yesterday. Full details on the next post.As mercenaries in WAB the crossbowmen will see action with a Norwegian based Viking army at 1,000 points. More of that in the future.Cheers for now

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WIP: Nighthaunts Black Coach

Hi all! Black Coach you might ask? What has an Endless Spell of the Flesheater Courts to do with the Black Coach? The simple answer is: It's the base I will use for the Black Coach :) I created it using the OoP Chaos Altar/Shrine and the mentioned Endless Spell. The skulls are from the respective set from Games Workshop. Now on to the Black Coach itself…How do you like Nightshaunts? Leave a comment or reaction below…

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Tale of Tuesdays: SpaceShrimp Month 1 - Champions of Death

Introducing the first of my BloodBowl team for Tale of Tuesdays! Champions of Death - Spaceshrimp flavour.So despite being a really easy going and playful person in general, I actually take this hobby quite "seriously". What I mean by that is, I am not a fan of out of place conversions or paint schemes. If painting your Primaris like Buzz Lightyear is your thing, then power to you! Just totally not my approach at all. However, I think Bloodbowl lends it's self really well to having a bit of fun with the team names and themes and being a little bit silly.More after the jump

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Tale of Tuesdays: Stahly's Month 1 - Naggaroth Nightmares WIP

Now it's my turn at Tale of Tuesdays. As you can see, as a lover for anything with pointy ears, my team of choice are Dark Elves, and I painted a test model already. I might change a couple of minor things, but in general, I'm happy with the paint scheme I came up with. My main sources for inspiration were the 'Eavy Metal Kabal of the Black Heart Drukhari army for the armour, cr0wmaster's Dark Elves from whom I nicked the turquoise undersuits, and the Idoneth Deepkin range in general. I wanted to go for a kind of nautic feel.Now, I must admit that I'm a bit of a cheat. As I don't play Blood Bowl but only the board game version Blitz Bowl, I'm not gonna paint a complete team. Blitz Bowl requires only six models, so I'm gonna paint half a team in half the time, then lean back and watch the others finish their teams. Sorry not sorry guys... ;)

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