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Monthly Painting Challenge - September


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Hello,

Here is the thread for September of the monthly painting challenge. Please post your pictures, plans and discussions for the month here.

I'm also copy-pasting a reminder of the rules and the principles of the challenge:

The idea of the challenge is a motivational one. It is simply a friendly painting community---not a competition---that we use to find motivation to finish painting our Malifaux miniatures. You pledge an amount of soulstones that you will be painting each month of the year 2018. If you want to enroll for the challenge, it's too late because you would use too many mulligans.

I'll use the following spreadsheet to keep track of each one's situation: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zYYugrSGk_4GTo8OjHjyfI_ruYWYOSnhy7U2ivbgfZ8/edit?usp=sharing

Some specific rules:

  • Models count for the month in which you finish them. 
  • Everyone may fail to make their monthly goal twice and stay in the challenge.
  • You can choose to go down in the pledge hierarchy during the year, but you cannot move up.
  • You may choose to sign up during a later month for the challenge but this means that you'll have to use one or two of the aforementioned mulligans: e.g. if you start in February, one mulligan will already been used; if you start in March, two mulligans will already been used; you cant start in April.
  • Masters count for 15 soulstones
  • Zero cost models count for 5 soulstones
  • Terrain count too. Terrain must be painted and is treated like zero cost models (i.e. count for 5 soulstones). The piece of terrain must be significantly larger than a 50mm marker.
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With only minutes to spare I made August so I'm still in the Challenge and with you all....much rejoicing 😁....for September I shall be completing the companion to August's Shikome...if at all possible I'll add something else too...will have to scour the table of shame for a candidate  

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Hi there!

For September I have several models planned but I'm not so sure I can deliver all (too many social events including running the first Spanish Malifaux Nationals):

* Kang (9 SS)

* Mouse (4 SS) 

* Emeberling (3 SS)

* 3 Railworkers (5 SS each = 15 SS)

* Arcane effigy (4SS)

The idea behind these models is finishing all the models I need in my two Ironsides lists plus finishing the Mei Feng starter. 7 models for just 35 SS.

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I am not, in fact, dead or permanently asleep! I am back to finishing off models that have been lying around for the sake of completion!

So here is a Bayou Bushwhacker (5ss)

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What else will I paint? Literally no idea. Whatever I pick up from the mountain of black and white minis that is my paintstation (and is Malifaux - I'm also painting Burrows and Badgers and Necromunda atm)

And I have a question for you all - what colour should I basecoat my Fire Golem? (the choices are black or white because that's what I have)
I nearly always go from black, but... flames. White might be better?
What do you all (or possibly 'y'all') think?

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This month I've already advanced my custom converted Hooded Rider (Crooligan on a wolf, because my theme is creepy kids) and built Lilith, Barbados and metal Raspy.

Gonna finish the Rider and then it's either Lilith or Raspy.

 

QUESTION: I am very new to building minis and I'm having a hard time. How do you fill visible gaps on smooth surfaces? Notably around wings that slot into Barbados' back. Greestuff? Vallejo Liquid putty?

 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, PetitDalek said:

I am very new to building minis and I'm having a hard time. How do you fill visible gaps on smooth surfaces? Notably around wings that slot into Barbados' back. Greestuff? Vallejo Liquid putty?

A cheap (cream consistance, usually available in tube) plastic putty works fine most of time, for me. I remove excessive putty with fingers soon after applying it.

With very small gaps I use Tamya Plastic Cement (resin added one). Apply it with an old brush. It quickly dryes and the resin fills gaps. This solution works fine with linear gaps, produced sticking together components.

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8 hours ago, PetitDalek said:

QUESTION: I am very new to building minis and I'm having a hard time. How do you fill visible gaps on smooth surfaces? Notably around wings that slot into Barbados' back. Greestuff? Vallejo Liquid putty?

I use greenstuff for very big gaps (mainly conversions really), and Vallejo putty for more standard, ill-fitting pieces type gaps.

I find the best approach is to brush the putty across the gap, and try to build up the putty against one of the sides of the gap in a couple of layers.

A needle file with a pointed end is useful in places like wing joints to smooth it all down afterwards - actually useful on flat open surfaces too.

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A work-in-progress picture of my September pledge of Kaeris and her new buddy alt-Firestarter.  I am still searching for the right base for Kaeris.  I want to try to have her coming in for a landing, just a bit off the ground, so I need something with a tall feature to support her from behind but not so massive that it dominates the scene.  One of the new Wyrd cemetery bases could work, but haven't decided if it is a bit too rezzer for her.  Happy painting everyone!

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