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SparrowMarie posted a week or two ago how she plans to paint at least one figure every day of November, and I thought that sounded like an awesome idea! I may have to play a little catch-up because of Thanksgiving, and because I will be out of town the 4th-6th without access to painting stuffs, but I will do my best.

 

This thread will act as an index of my Show-off threads (since Reaper has requested that separate Show-off threads be made for each figure unless it's a themed group).

 

I may not make my goal, but at the very least, I aim to paint 20 figures this month. :) And that's actual 20, not goblin 20. ^_^

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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I will update this post as things get painted.
 
Day 1: Bones Wolf familiar: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/71628-bones-wolf-from-77176-familiars/
Day 2: Bones Table and Benches: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/71653-77319-table-and-benches/
Day 3-4: Bones Crates and Barrels: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/71664-77418-crates-and-77249-barrels/
Day 5: Bones Giant Spider : http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/71701-77025-giant-spider/
Day 6: *WIP* Bones Wench: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/71625-oneboot-attempts-minivember-painting-a-mini-every-day-in-november/?p=1466800
Day 7: Three Hirst Arts plaster beds: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/71625-oneboot-attempts-minivember-painting-a-mini-every-day-in-november/?p=1467387
Day 8: *WIP* Stones dungeon tiles: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/71625-oneboot-attempts-minivember-painting-a-mini-every-day-in-november/?p=1467860
Day 9: [nothing painted]
Day 10: Bones Townsfolk Wench: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/71778-77085-townsfolk-wench/
Day 11-12: [out of town]
Day 13: [prepped Stones dungeon tiles]
Day 14: 40 Stones dungeon tiles : http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/71625-oneboot-attempts-minivember-painting-a-mini-every-day-in-november/?p=1470656
Day 15: Two Hirst Arts plaster mugs: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/71625-oneboot-attempts-minivember-painting-a-mini-every-day-in-november/?p=1472193
Day 16-20: [out of town]
Day 21-23: [nothing painted]
Day 24: [Thanksgiving]
Day 25-26: [nothing painted]
Day 27: *WIP* Bones goblins: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/71625-oneboot-attempts-minivember-painting-a-mini-every-day-in-november/?p=1476243
Day 28:
Day 29:
Day 30:
 
Huzzah!
--OneBoot :D

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This is NaNoPaMo?

 

Yes, essentially. I wasn't sure what to call it, and somebody suggested Minivember in Sparrow's thread, and I liked the sound of it. :)

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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Day 1 report!

 

I started today fully intending to finally paint my Sir Forscale, since I STILL don't have a painted one of my own, and I thought it would be great to lead with him so I could include him in each of my later pictures.

 

However, today got unexpectedly busy, and it wasn't until 10:30pm that life settled down again. Then, I suddenly remembered about the challenge! So I grabbed the first Bones critter I saw (the little wolf), along with Brown Liner, a handful of grays, a black and a white, and three greens at random, and quickly drybrushed him up.

 

Given how little time I spent on it, I'm actually decently happy with how it turned out. The ground could stand to be more green, but it's okay for a tabletop piece.

 

Link to pictures: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/71628-bones-wolf-from-77176-familiars/

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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Day 2 report!

 

Once again, it wasn't until near midnight that I remembered about the painting challenge. In my defense, I didn't wake up until 11, so my days are a bit...off, lol. Which is why, even though I didn't finish these until about 4am today, I'm still counting them for day 2, since this is still basically day 2 for me.

 

Poor Sir Forscale has still not seen paint, due to hand steadiness not being sufficient for any sort of detail work today, so I decided to paint up something I haven't painted before: furniture! The Bones table and benches have been used quite a bit in our Pathfinder games, so I thought it would be nice if they had some color. ^_^

 

Link to pictures: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/71653-77319-table-and-benches/

 

Once again, I plan to at least start on Sir Forscale; if I don't finish him, I will at least paint something else to completion, like a critter or something. Critters are used a surprising amount in our gaming. :)

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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Day 3 report!

 

Since I already had out the paints for the table and benches, I decided to go ahead and paint up my crates and barrels to match. I also wanted to make sure and finish something for today and tomorrow (I will be out of town for the weekend), since I knew I'd be able to start Sir Forscale but not finish him today due to cleaning and packing and such. I will need to paint three minis when I get back to cover days 5-7! :O

 

I plan to make sure that all of the awesome Talespinner sculpted minis I own get paint this month! :bday:

 

The only work I did on Sir Forscale was to drybrush his chainmail with Scorched Metal; I will be following my own WIP thread from when I painted up my green Sir Forscale for Bryan. Past Me was awesome and left a note there for Future Me to paint the chainmail FIRST before anything else, so as to avoid getting metal flake on the rest of the mini. *high fives Past Me*

(note to Future Me: here's the link to the WIP so you don't have to go hunting for it again: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/70343-sir-forscale-the-shiny-wip/)

 

I'm having a lot more fun than I expected setting up the group picture at the end. Now I kind of want to start picking minis that will tell a story when I put them together! :D

 

Link to pictures: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/71664-77418-crates-and-77249-barrels/

 

Alrighty folks, see you in a few days! ^_^

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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You're gonna run out of small minis to paint ;)

 

Awesome though!

 

:lol: Oh, I know. They've been a great warm-up though. I never paint regularly, it's always "finish painting one thing, then paint nothing for months."

 

So even though the minis I've done so far are small and simple to paint up, I still painted them even though I didn't feel like it. I know I'll have more days when I might only be able to manage a critter, but at least I will have painted a mini to completion that day. ^_^

 

I knew going in that this challenge would be surprisingly difficult for me, since I'm a binge painter normally. This will be a good learning experience for me! :)

 

Huzzah!        

--OneBoot :D

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