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Since it’s the 2nd of November and nobody has started this topic yet, I will...

 

My goal this month is to finish enough Prince August home cast figures to stage a skirmish, and then to actually play it.  I came close last month, with a last minute finish on nine figures, but I’ll need several more to field my orcs and such warband.

 

My secondary goal is to get back to painting more regularly; I started the year at a pace of ~1 tabletop-grade figure per day, but I’ll need to stick to painting if I want to end the year with a pace of half a figure per day.  I’ve been running something about that the past couple of years, which means that, if I were serious about this, I would need to focus a bit more.  For most of the rules I play, a new project would be something like two armies of twelve units each of twelve figures, or a total of about 288 figures.  If I didn’t “butterfly”, that would be about a year and a half of painting, which wouldn’t be so bad if I could actually stay focused on a single project.  The odds against that are very long, of course. I’m currently looking at three new starts  (Classical Greeks in 1/72, Franco-Prussian War in 40mm home cast using vintage molds, and generic horse and musket with imagi-nations in portable 1/72) plus three ongoing projects that could use a fair bit of work (40mm French Revolution, 1/72 scale fantasy—playable but wants two Hordes of the Things armies to fill out the campaign, about 120 figures, and 25mm vintage Tolkien fantasy—for which I undoubtedly already own more figures than will be painted) and several skirmish projects.

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This was going to be Minivember: 30 minis in 30 days (or maybe 20 minis in 30 days) but I haven't even started prepping figures.  Maybe I can pull off my annual Thanksgiving Paint Binge. 

 

I have far more enthusiasm for the package of doll house crafting supplies that is coming my way this week.

 

My primary goal is finishing the christmas quilt I began in 1994.  As long as I don't go down any youtube or twitch rabbit holes I should have plenty of time.... 

 

 

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 Last month I did very little to finish projects. So in November I plan to:

  • Finish the Knight I started in October for Rangers of Shadow Deep
  • Paint the 3 remaining Hasslefree minis which I didn't get to last month
  • Paint this month's Mithril Miniature

 

I also had the set back of buying 3 more Mithril miniatures. So I will NOT buy anymore minis until December

 

My hobby goals for 2020 include:

  • Painting more miniatures for Rangers of Shadow Deep and Frostgrave games (24 so far)
  • Entering at least two miniature painting contests (and the monthly Frostgrave contest) -Check!
  • Painting some sci-fi minis for the game Slipstream (20 so far)
  • Painting the seventeen figures in my annual box (1 remains)
  • Painting a Mithril miniature each month [On track with 11]
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Goal this month is to get something/anything done. Last month got shot to heck, but hopefully this month the four-legged family members will all be better, which will leave only Dad as the sole invalid in the house. I might get a chance to do some hobbying. If that's the case, I'd settle for doing any of the following:

  • finishing prepping/assembling the rest of my Mantic Orc army
  • check all of my unpainted Bones KS1 figures to make sure they aren't sticky; if all is good, clean mold lines and brush prime them
  • paint any of the figures I have sitting on the desk

I'll take whatever I can get this month.

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Goals for this month are to avoid starting anything new until I've done one or two of the following:

 

Goblin pirates (from freebooters fate) 

Elf light infantry (North Star) 

Viking saga warband (artizan designs/North Star) 

 

All of these are primed and washed so should be straight forward. There are then tons of primed models around my desk (including a bunch from Bones 4) that I want to approach in a project based way. 

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Various things come to mind for this month... 

- Rearrange desks to make room for upcoming airbrush and spray booth

- tidy up desks so they're usable

- learn airbrush! 

- Paint some terrain

- finish assembly of last couple of pieces of MDF terrain

- progress on Infinity models

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Gotta get those cavepeople finished (I'm done with the first 90%, now it's time for the final 90%) and add the vultures and victim(s) to the Tree of Woe.
Photograph the Lost World w/megafauna and cavefellas!
Got a couple of Sophies on the back burner and a few shelf-of-shame minis.
And of course converting the anime heroine and the chara-kau; that didn't happen AT ALL.

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On 11/2/2020 at 2:37 PM, ManvsMini said:

Goal this month is to get something/anything done. Last month got shot to heck, but hopefully this month the four-legged family members will all be better, which will leave only Dad as the sole invalid in the house. I might get a chance to do some hobbying. If that's the case, I'd settle for doing any of the following:

  • finishing prepping/assembling the rest of my Mantic Orc army
  • check all of my unpainted Bones KS1 figures to make sure they aren't sticky; if all is good, clean mold lines and brush prime them
  • paint any of the figures I have sitting on the desk

I'll take whatever I can get this month.

 

The easy part of one goal is done. So maybe 10% of a goal accomplished? Time to break out the cleaning gear... and it may be time to buy a cheap airbrush and mini-compressor to prime all of them.

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