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  1. So here's what I'm planning to paint this month... I've been somewhat inspired by the Wrastlers I painted last month, so I'm adding 3x Iron Skeeters to finally complete my Zipp Crew. As for the Electrocutioners, they're the next step for my Abyssinians. It took me ages to paint my previous Abyssinian unit (Mehal Sefari) so I'm not entirely convinced I'll manage to paint all nine this month. But if I can at least get the scheme nailed down and paint a few, I'll consider it a win!
  2. You know that never even occured to me but now you mention it...yeah - they definitely give a strong Dwemer vibe! Well I'll leave that to Caedrus. I'm fine either way since... ...I just managed to finish the Wrastlers in time (sorry for the poor quality pic)! I wasn't too excited about getting these boys done but now they're finished, I'm pretty satisfied with the overall aesthetic. Anyway, @Caedrus - you can put me down for 15 SS this month, or 78 SS if you feel it's appropriate to include the 21 improperly based steam arachnids!
  3. So I've got a bit of a good news/bad news situation today. The good news is that I've painted a tonne of stuff his month! The bad news is that none of it is Malifaux/TOS... Yep - that's a full Dwarf army for Kings of War, about 3/4 of which i painted this month. Granted, it includes 21 Steam Arachnids, but i don't think they'd count! Anyway, i have made *some* progress on a trio of Wrastlers, so hopefully I'll be able to finish them off in the next (looks at clock)... 5 1/2 hours. 😬
  4. No news yet. The only thing we know for sure is coming is the Guild vs Co2 box, and presumably Samantha and Binh (the only unreleased units from the core rulebook). Also expected are two more allegiances listed in the core rulebook (Kimon and 3-Kingdoms). There's been art and prototype sculpts for both shown at conventions back in 2019, but no official announcement or timeline. Finally, there's Dr Watson, along with the Nytemare-themed Sandmen Allegiance. Both were the result of online campaigns for TOS and Malifaux respectively. But outside of those campaigns, we've heard nothing
  5. First thing's first - GH are the kind of army that benefits from sprinting up the board ASAP to take objectives early, deny your opponent territory and generally just get in their face. They are, after all a melee focused army that take up a ton of space on the board - not taking advantage of that would be a mistake! Thus, I wouldn't recommend spending Turn 1 on Focused effort to generate Reinforcement Tokens (henceforth known as RTs) for Turn 2 onwards. Instead, save the Focused Effort for when your units are already in position and don't need to move that activation. The only exception
  6. So I don't think I'll be painting all that much this month. I've got a Kings of War tournament on the 6th March, so I'm attempting to paint up a dwarf army in time for that! That said, some of the units I'm using might look a little familiar... I don't think they'd count for the challenge, but there you go. That all said, I'm still planning to paint at least *something* for Malifaux/TOS... I was planning to paint this cheerful bunch in January, before I got distracted by all these Dwarfs. So I'm hoping to paint at least a couple of these in between Dwarf regiments.
  7. @Caedrus 15 SS this month. I didn't finish anything more than I showed previously, so it's just Abuela (5) and Avatar Pandora (Counts as Emissary for 10SS)
  8. So... you know how I said I was going to paint the rest of Parker Barrow's crew this month? Well, I *kind of* accidentally finished them all in December... ...and a house... ...and I repaired a Lone Swordsman too... ...Whoops? So I've been on a bit of a roll since christmas. Fortunately it hasn't stopped over this first week of January, so I do at least have something to show for this month! Two horrible ladies - Avatar Pandora and Abuela. Both of these had been sitting, half started, in my cabinet for years. So it's nice to finally get the
  9. Hey hey, it's Rathnard! January's an interesting month for me - I'm moving cities on the 11th and until then, most of my models and modelling stuff is packed away. That said, I came prepared... Yep - a big box of assembled minis to burn through. So this month I'll aim to paint up what's pictured - the rest of Parker Barrow's core crew (Mad Dog, 3x Bandidos & Doc Mitchell)
  10. @Caedrus I'll be pledging for Enforcer Level (6 SS) this year. I have no doubt I could do the Tyrant Level again, but this year I'd like to shake things up a bit with some more non-Wyrd painting. In particular I've got a Dwarf army for Kings of War that needs some attention. Probably some GW stuff too, since that's what most wargamers seem to play in Kalgoorlie...
  11. Yep, IIRC Aionis was the first pre-assembled mini, just like Lazarus was Wyrd's first plastic mini (with translucent rubber piping and posable action-man arms... something they thankfully dropped for later plastic releases!). TOS has definitely been crowded out somewhat by Malifaux and M3E in particular. But I think it's a bit of a myth that the M3E announcement was rushed thanks to early spoilers. The spoiler in question was the M3E website about 2-3 weeks before Gencon itself... but surely you don't design and... importantly... upload a website for something you're not planning to anno
  12. If I were a betting man, I'd say that this is exactly what Wyrd has been planning. I suspect the Witches & Woes box was a trial run for the new plastic, both to test their revised manufacturing techniques at a "full production" scale (I don't know the terminology ) and to see how the player base responds to the new material. Assuming it's gone well, Wyrd would then go ahead and use this improved plastic to make future TOS releases. Naturally I don't know anything about what Wyrd does behind closed doors, especially when it comes to production. So it should go without saying that thi
  13. So here's an interesting question - has anyone got both TOS models and the recent Halloween Pandora release (which are also pre-assembled IIRC)? I'm actually very curious to know how the material they've used for that alt crew compares to the TOS sculpts and by extension, how much it's advanced since TOS's initial run? Actually, damn...I might need to buy that box just to see it for myself. As for crossover stuff, I've said it before and I'll say it again - Wyrd should be including crossover models at every opportunity. It just feels like a no-brainer to me to (for instance)
  14. Hmm, well my first suggestion would be "whatever you like the look of/want to paint". But if the hobby side was was the biggest priority in choosing a new crew, then you wouldn't need to ask this question on a forum. Personally, from a gameplay perspective I'd go with McCabe or Youko. McCabe is almost as mobile as Misaki, but better for scheme marker-based shenanigans and GREAT for buffing his crew via upgrades. He works well with alot of the versatiles in the Faction, and incidentally has some decent shooting options too (Sidir and Samurai in particular). The mobility and buffing
  15. Well count me in for another round! I'm Adrian, also from Australia, but the Western part. I'm been wargaming for 2.5 decades and arguably enjoy the converting/painting more than the gaming. This will be my third go of the painting challenge. The past year went pretty well, until life got in the way and I stopped having the time to keep up with the painting/uploading of pics. It's not like I stopped painting altogether though - just over the last two months I painted up two Titans and most of a Viks crew. Anyway, for 2021 I'm actually moving to Kalgoorlie. It's a city of 28,000 peo
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