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4th of July Paint Binge Challenge 2020

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It's that time of year again.  I wasn't able to paint over Memorial Day weekend, so I've bumped it to the next available date. Those of us in the US have a 3 day holiday weekend coming up (July 3-5) and I am challenging you all to join me in a massively multiplayer paint binge!   Everyone is welcome to join, even if you can only paint for one day. 

 

The object is to finish as many figures as possible. Quantity counts over quality.  All manufacturers are fair game, posting of WIPs and finished pieces is strongly encouraged. You may prep and prime figures before hand, in fact I recommend it. Get out all those new Bones,  old primed or half painted figures and get ready to finish them! 

 

Got an army to finish, need to move some half painted terrain off your desk, want to tackle that dragon for the big figure contest?  Stuck at home because of the virus? Shelf of shame looking a little crowded?  This is the time.  All manufacturers, and 3d print jobs are fair game. 

 

Prep and prime your figures now so they are all ready to go Friday morning (or if you're taking a 4 day weekend, Thursday night). Have your camera ready to share photos.  Photos strongly encouraged!  You have until midnight the evening of the 6th to post your progress and be counted in the total. 

 

For this holiday there is a special extra challenge: paint with the colors red, white, and blue.  You do not have to use all 3 colors at once or have a patriotic theme. 

 

Painting begins at 00:01 July 3 and ends 23:59 July 6, in your time zone.  

 

Those of you who video chat are welcome to set up channels.

 

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Here's what I'm planning to tackle.  First up, sci-fi:

 

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Some 3d printed and metal robots, giant space worms, a couple of gunned-up characters, and Vermina who I am converting into my pigeon shaman character for Shadowrun. 

 

Fantasy figures:

 

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Spirit Beast, a Reaper barbarian chick and treeman, some 3d printed terrain and treasure items, a wolf, and 3 female figures from Perfect Six Miniatures. 

 

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Finished up the last of the preps today:

 

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These all got primer and the two in back got new bases.  Not sure yet if I will get fancy bases for the little guys.  Also put primer on the piles of treasure (not shown). 

 

The challenge begins in ~80 minutes.

 

 

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Dinner break.  Been working on details on the girls, they are nearly finished. 

 

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Got lots done on these two, just some details left. 

 

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Tonight I will start basecoating the next batch, and leave these to be finished after breakfast tomorrow. 

 

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Thanks. Plenty of time left to paint this weekend. 

 

I got the wolves fixed up and ready for paint. Worked on the base for the red robot. Worked on the saproling and maggots, and put a wash on the barbarian girl to see what details she has.  Assembled the female duelist for DH. 

 

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Base coated and washed a couple of Battletech figures, and got eyes and skin based coated on a couple of fantasy figures. Not much but I'm still trying to get in the habit of painting every day again.

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Started slower today. My arms are letting me know I am out of practice. 

 

I was inspired by Cicciopiu's version of Vatanis,  https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/92152-vatanis-maggotcrown-warlock-sku-44052/  which I had made a miserable start on earlier this year.  So I pulled him out and started repainting. So far, so good. 

 

 

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Also making progress on barbarian girl and the saproling.

 

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Dinner break, but before I go...

 

Wolves are looking wolfy:

 

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Maggots are getting maggoty:

 

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And I have outlined Barb trying to figure out what is going on with this figure:

 

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I really should spend some time finishing something. Tomorrow is a paint day, too! 

 

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At the end of the night:

 

Robots need a little work on final details.

 

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Maggots need a light drybrush and some touch up:

 

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Wolves are done:

 

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Vatanis is looking amazing for a 1 day paint job. 

 

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Tomorrow is the day to finish figures and post photos!

 

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