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On 10/17/2020 at 1:56 AM, MoonglowMinis said:

@Pochi thanks for the inside scoop!  I think I understand the expectations better.

 

With that said, I have tossed my hat in the ring.  This sounds fun, and like a great way to get to know someone better!

 

Fun! I hope you enjoy it and the forums here are great!

 

On 10/17/2020 at 6:20 AM, Corporea said:

ok, I'd been waffling because this has been a tough year, I've been busy at work and wasn't sure I'd be able to commit to painting something.  However, I always want to participate. I like giving back to the hobby that has given me so much over the years, and been there for me when I needed it.  So, while I may not be able to do my usual fancy-based mini, I want to at least commit to painting something.  Maybe it will get me out of my funk and back to painting!  It'll be a win-win, right? ;)

 

I'm in! Muah hah hah!

 

 

It has been a tough year. I decided that I was going to make Secret Sophie a priority this year just because it has been so blah! Focusing on doing something nice for someone else plus giving me a kick in the behind to get up and do something! I got my assignment and I am really excited about it! Already planning what I want to paint and what gifts to include! Hope this helps you with your funk. I know just how you feel!

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Okay, I have my assignment. Time to go looking for something suitable on the webstore....

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I am so excited!  I think I already have everything planned out, just need to get a couple things from LGS and do some painting and basing.

 

I am hoping to be done early... but I always think that about any project I do and it is rarely the case

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On 10/18/2020 at 9:06 PM, SGHawkins09 said:

Assignment messages have been sent to this round's participants. Please make sure to reply acknowledging that you received it ASAP. 

 

Indeed.  I've even looked around the store a bit though I haven't decided on anything. 

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Started working on my gift. Thought I would just show what I've gotten done today so far. 

 

The little I have probably won't spoil it for who is to receive it but I'll put the spoiler up anyways. 

 

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My $120 Reaper order has arrived.  There should be something worth painting in there.

 

On a less positive note, one of my coworkers has been exploring surgery.  Picking up part of their workload will mean less painting time.  Hooray for the early start.

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Adding my WIP, which is actually a picture of the completed mini. I'll be shipping mid-November and signing up for the second exchange. Glad my schedule stayed clear so I could get this done early ^_^

 

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Their surgery is a go for December.  So with that in mind I spent some time this week to clean, green stuff, and prime my mini.  Currently I'm staring at it trying to decide on a hair color.  Realistic or fantasy... though I suppose for a punk rocker they all count.

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My minis came in. Excited to start painting. This will be my first time working with metal. 

 

I've got some fun ideas in mind to make this a memorable gift.  Glad I decided to participate!

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Here's my WIP shot. I'm ploughing ahead with it because (a) I'm feeling inspired and (b) I want to get it sent off by the beginning of December due to international delivery times.

 

 

Don't judge me, it's my first time doing this and I'm really excited about it ::P:

 

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