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New Year, New GOALS!!!(Jan. 2018 Hobby Goals)

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On 1/1/2018 at 4:39 PM, SparrowMarie said:

For 2018:

  • Paint more large minis
  • Try out new techniques
  • Paint/finish the shelf of shame
  • Find more time to paint
  • Get somewhat organized (lol)
  • Have fun

For January:

  • Finish Dagon
  • Finish the last "fish man" mini I have hanging around
  • Paint up a couple of NPC minis for Exalted 3rd
  • Start back up on the last 3 Fire Giants I have to do

 

Adding on:

  • Work through both LTPKs
  • Work on gap filling skills
  • Learn how to pin things
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I have completed the most important goal for the month, my winter exchange minis.  I sealed them tonight so they can be shipped out by the end of the week.

 

While a general goal should once again be cleaning and organizing, for painting I think I'll try my hand at a flat.  I started prepping one tonight, but I have no clear ideas for a color scheme. :unsure:

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On 1/1/2018 at 12:52 PM, Zink said:

January goals

Finish Romans. 6 camel riders 50% painted and 12 velites partially painted to go. 

Goblins. 5 wolf riders and about a dozen pathfinder goblins primed and waiting. Decide how I'm going to build the Oathmark goblins and assemble them. Touch up and reassemble 20 Thunderbolt Mountain heavy goblins with spears. These are painted but without shields and have gotten banged up over the years.

Terrain. Build a roughly circular hilltop surrounded buy cliffs suitable for the DDS2 ruins to sit on. Build 2 craggy ridges.

Make some more flock.

 

Mid month update just because I've been accomplishing some stuff.

Romans are finished. My first ever 100% finished army. Except that I'm pretty sure I'll be buying at least one unit more of cavalry and maybe 2. But not soon.

Round hilltop finished.

2 more clumps of 3 trees made for scatter terrain. These are fast only taking only about 20 minutes max from start to finish.

1 bonus mini painted and paint applied to a couple others.

4 pathfinder goblins partially painted.

 

So goblins now become my main focus but that doesn't mean I won't be doing a dozen other things at the same time. Just that there will always be some goblins on the painting table all the time.

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On 1/4/2018 at 3:55 PM, SparrowMarie said:
On 1/1/2018 at 4:39 PM, SparrowMarie said:

For 2018:

  • Paint more large minis
  • Try out new techniques
  • Paint/finish the shelf of shame
  • Find more time to paint
  • Get somewhat organized (lol)
  • Have fun

For January:

  • Finish Dagon
  • Finish the last "fish man" mini I have hanging around
  • Paint up a couple of NPC minis for Exalted 3rd
  • Start back up on the last 3 Fire Giants I have to do

 

Adding on:

  • Work through both LTPKs
  • Work on gap filling skills
  • Learn how to pin things

 

Mid-month update:

  • Finished last fish man mini
  • Painted the NPC minis
  • Started working on gap filling skills

Picked Dagon back up and only have a few details and then touch ups and I'll be done with him. So far the year is going well and I'm having fun!

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I finished Dagon. The only thing I have left on my list to do for the month is to start back up on the Fire Giants but that's not happening. I just got a request for 7 minis and some of them are larger, like Cthulhu. I need to order 4 of those this weekend to get it done on time and even then I'm cutting it close to the deadline so no giants for a while.

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On 1/1/2018 at 12:50 PM, Guildenstern said:

Short term (January) goals:

  • finish my Ork Lootaz (aprox 12 models)
  • finish my Ruined Temple terrain project
  • finish the poor Bonesylvanians
  • base two of the 'weeping angels' bones models (already painted)

 

Long term goals:

  • finish my ork army (roughly 1 battlewagon, lootaz, lots of nobz and grots, Mek Gunz and Flash Gitz - latter two not yet purchased)
  • finish at least 52 monster models for our RPGs (I figure 1 a week should be doable, right? right?!?)
  • paint Mythic Battles: Pantheon models
  • start my Ratticus Mechanicus army (this would be GWs Skitarrii models with Skaven heads and other conversions, I don't think it'll be finished in 2018)

 

 

Updated January goals:

  • finish my Ork Lootaz (12 models) - 4 done, 8 WIP
  • finish my Ruined Temple terrain project - WIP
  • finish the poor Bonesylvanians - 1 done, 3 more to go!
  • base two of the 'weeping angels' bones models (already painted) - Done, just waiting on bases to dry

 

Long term goals:

  • finish my ork army (roughly 1 battlewagon, lootaz, lots of nobz and grots, Mek Gunz and Flash Gitz - latter two not yet purchased) - Battlewagon pieces cleaned and prepped; Grots moldline free; Mek Gunz purchased
  • finish at least 52 monster models for our RPGs (I figure 1 a week should be doable, right? right?!?) - WIP
  • paint Mythic Battles: Pantheon models - WIP
  • start my Ratticus Mechanicus army (this would be GWs Skitarrii models with Skaven heads and other conversions, I don't think it'll be finished in 2018) - waiting on codex (for listbuilding purposes)
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On 1/4/2018 at 3:55 PM, SparrowMarie said:
On 1/1/2018 at 4:39 PM, SparrowMarie said:

For 2018:

  • Paint more large minis
  • Try out new techniques
  • Paint/finish the shelf of shame
  • Find more time to paint
  • Get somewhat organized (lol)
  • Have fun

For January:

  • Finish Dagon
  • Finish the last "fish man" mini I have hanging around
  • Paint up a couple of NPC minis for Exalted 3rd
  • Start back up on the last 3 Fire Giants I have to do

 

Adding on:

  • Work through both LTPKs
  • Work on gap filling skills
  • Learn how to pin things

 

Stuff got added on that I have to do by Feb. 3rd.

  • Lini, Iconic Gnome Druid
  • Behir
  • Amiri, Iconic Barbarian
  • Tiik Champion
  • Battleguard Golem
  • Nolzur's Griffon

If I can get painting tomorrow I /should/ be able to get it done in 5 days if I can stick to it.

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Hasn’t been a good month...came home from Christmas with a hernia. That kep me well worried, and I ended up in surgery yesterday. As of today chairs are still uncomfortable, so I don’t know whether I’ll get much done even with recovery time...

 

What  I’ve finished so far has been a single Minifig SF figure, and a stand of 6 1/72 knights on foot for my solo campaign in progress.

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On ‎1‎/‎27‎/‎2018 at 8:51 PM, Rob Dean said:

Hasn’t been a good month...came home from Christmas with a hernia. That kep me well worried, and I ended up in surgery yesterday. As of today chairs are still uncomfortable, so I don’t know whether I’ll get much done even with recovery time...

 

What  I’ve finished so far has been a single Minifig SF figure, and a stand of 6 1/72 knights on foot for my solo campaign in progress.

I hope your recovery goes well Rob.  Feel better!

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My only goal for 2018:

 

Put paint on something (mini related) every day. 

 

As of today, I've succeeded in meeting  my goal so far! ^_^

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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59 minutes ago, OneBoot said:

My only goal for 2018:

 

Put paint on something (mini related) every day. 

 

As of today, I've succeeded in meeting  my goal so far! ^_^

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

 

I was trying to do the same thing even though I know it won't happen. For this month I missed 2 days. On one I bought some mini related materials but yesterday I just didn't do anything. Thought about doing a little late in the evening but decided it wasn't that big a deal.

 

Since I'm here I might as well post my accomplishments for the month. Goals ( a bit over ambitious) for the second half of January were.

Goblins. 5 wolf riders and 16 pathfinder goblins.

Decide how I'm going to build the Oathmark goblins and assemble them.

Touch up and reassemble 20 Thunderbolt Mountain heavy goblins with spears. These are painted but without shields and have gotten banged up over the years.

Terrain. Build 2 craggy ridges.

Make some more flock.

 

Finished

Bonus mini skeleton minotaur.

1 pathfinder goblin done and 3 almost done.

Things went a little more complicated with the Thunderbolt Mountain and Oathmark goblins. Instead of a quick touch up job on 20 minis I split the TM goblins into 2 units (swords and spears) and added enough Oathmark and Reaper goblins to make the units 21 each. So 8 new goblins added to the spear unit with a tiny bit left to do on 2 of them. Should finish them today and start on the 21 sword goblins or wolf riders soon.

Instead of making the big craggy ridges out of foam I painted a small rock formation made of left over wood from my round hill. I want to cut the big foam pieces tomorrow because it's supposed to be the last warm day for awhile. Don't like doing much in the garage when it's -10 C or lower. If I get the rough shapes cut out the rest I can do in the house.

No flock was made.

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4 hours ago, Zink said:

 

I was trying to do the same thing even though I know it won't happen. For this month I missed 2 days. On one I bought some mini related materials but yesterday I just didn't do anything. Thought about doing a little late in the evening but decided it wasn't that big a deal.

 

Hey, but that's 27 days that you DID paint so far, and that's FANTASTIC! :bday:

 

I know I'm likely to miss a few days here and there as well throughout the year, but I'm still going to aim for it! 

 

What's helping is that I'm counting priming (in my case that means Brown Liner) as painting, and also that if I miss a day, I will still count it if I have two distinctly separate painting sessions the next day (such as morning and evening). I've only had to do that once so far.

 

Telling myself that priming counts has actually been helping me further my goal since not only am I more likely to paint something if it's already primed, but my desk has also been rapidly filling up with primed goblins and kobolds and terrain and such from days I just don't wanna paint, thereby encouraging me to put paint on them just to get them off my desk and reclaim the space! :lol: Also, I'm finding that it's the sitting down to paint part that's the hardest; once I start, it's easier to keep going for a bit. Still, 5 minutes spent priming even a single figure is 5 minutes more spent painting than I would have done otherwise. ^_^

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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I know there's still a few days, but for once I managed to get close to hitting all my goals!

 

On 1/1/2018 at 12:24 PM, Fire_Eyes said:

My year-long goals are to improve and to work on my literal pile of unpainted minis, while trying not to increase it to a ridiculous level. I will probably fail on that last part.

 

For January:

 

Actually get a storage system set up

Put magnetic bases on all my pewter figures with delicate bits (and learn from my mistakes)

Go back and clean up my finished minis, and reseal them (and repeat, learn from my mistakes)

Practice gap filling and boiling on Kaladrax

Get paint on Maal Drakar with ridiculous and unprecedented speed

 

Actually get a storage system set up I kinda have a storage system now. I'm just waiting to buy one more thing

Put magnetic bases on all my pewter figures with delicate bits (and learn from my mistakes) Done to the best of my ability, I just need to order more bases now

Go back and clean up my finished minis, and reseal them (and repeat, learn from my mistakes)

Practice gap filling and boiling on Kaladrax And, as a bonus, I got quite a bit of paint on her!

Get paint on Maal Drakar with ridiculous and unprecedented speed  :bday:

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On 1/29/2018 at 6:19 AM, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

I hope your recovery goes well Rob.  Feel better!

 

Thanks.  It is feeling like I’ll be able to sit in a chair for a more extended period of time today, so I am hoping to do a little painting, even if I don’t end up finishing anything.  Given that my father was in the hospital for five days with the 1975 version of this procedure, and I got the 2018 version as an outpatient procedure, I guess I’m feeling pretty good. ::o: Still, it feels like a waste of time off not to be painting...

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