Monday, May 4, 2015

The Hobby Pledge = May 4, 2015

New This Week:
Purchased: 84 
Sold: 120
Painted: 45

Running Total:
Purchased: 351
Sold: 375
Painted: 202

A month between update is a long time, but life has kept me busy. Not so busy I didn't find time to paint, though!

More Malifaux this month. I'm really enjoying this game. Truth be told, it's very convenient and easy for me to play it weekly, but it's also a very good game. I suspect if I didn't much like the game I'd still play it just due to convenience, I'd rather play a game I can actually play than daydream playing a game no one else wants to play.

Speaking of games, I picked up and decided to sell Dropzone Commander in a month. That's a new record for me. It doesn't seem like a bad game at all, I just have too many games and I want to focus on the games I'm going to be playing in the immediate future. Namely, Malifaux, Saga, Bolt Action, and By Fire and Sword. Plus random Reaper minis for a game I'm still forever working on.

I've started Resurrectionists for Malifaux. I really enjoy them, plus too many people were playing Arcanists and few were playing Ressers in the group I'm in. I'm close, another week or two, from having everything available in plastic painted.

I wish I got a better picture, but so far Seamus is my favorite Master with the Ressers. He's pretty tough and has some fun tricks.

I now have 3 Sabretooth Cerberus, because I'm that guy.

Finally, some more Reaper Bones figures. I'll always want to make some progress on that huge lot of figures. I really like how these guys came out, too.

Later this week I'll be posting picture of terrain I've been working on.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Hobby Pledge - April 2, 2015

New This Week:
Purchased: 120
Sold: 0
Painted: 12

Running Total:
Purchased: 247
Sold: 255
Painted: 157

Well, I screwed up and bought a ton of minis this week. Not 100% sure how I'm supposed to count 10mm figures (Dropzone Commander), but I'm just going to count them as one each. So, it's a lot. Should be quick to paint, but it's still a lot.

I blame Ashley. She got a free starter at Adepticon, gave it to me, and friends were interested. Plus people around here currently play it. Ugh.

I did paint up a unit for Saga this week. So it's not all bad.

Moors can take a unit of Levies with crossbows. I'm excited to see how they play. Not thrilled with the paint job, especially the photography, but they look good enough.

The good news is that I've already painted 16 figures for next week's post. After that it'll be cracking out my Dropzone Commander stuff, and I hope to have two full armies painted by the end of the month. Should hopefully balance out my Purchased to Painted ratio.

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Hobby Pledge - March 23, 2015

New This Week:
Purchased: 0
Sold: 32
Painted: 12

Running Total:
Purchased: 127
Sold: 255
Painted: 145

More Malifaux this week. Lots more Malifaux. Malifaux forever.

That's not true. I feel like I'm truly, and honestly, close to "finishing" my Arcanists. When I say "finish" I mostly mean having all the plastic figures painted, and having enough to field whatever I could want. "Finish" also means that I'm just on the treadmill picking up new releases as they come out. So, not "finish" in any real sense. But you know what I mean. 

After that it's Resurrectionists. I'm enjoying Malifaux a lot, to be honest. I expect the near future will be Malifaux, more Reaper Bones for D&D, and Bolt Action Germans. 

Anyway, this week I painted up the following:

More Ice Gamin. I have 6 of them painted now. I used them last week with Rasputina and won that game. Very fun game. I hope that 6 is enough, I suspect it will be, but if I had to paint up more it wouldn't be a big deal.

Canine remains were fun to paint. I'm also enjoying how they operate in the game. Marcus can use them and it helps get me off to a start on my Resurrectionists. I'm using Micro Art Studios Graveyard bases for all my Rezzers, so that'll be fun.

The Rail Workers were fun to paint. I'm going to try them out tonight (most likely, depends on the schemes and strategy and whatnot) and am hoping for the best.

And here's Mei Feng. I really like her mini a lot. I wish Kang were more "special", instead he's just a comically proportioned guy in a world of normally proportioned people. I don't hate the model, but it's not exciting. 

This week I sold some Orks that I used to ally with my Tau. Not a huge loss, but they'll be missed.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Hobby Pledge - March 11, 2015

New This Week:
Purchased: 6
Sold: 0
Painted: 18

Running Total:
Purchased: 127
Sold: 223
Painted: 133

Back in the black, today! Only bought 6 figures (more Malifaux stuff) and am starting to get some progress on all these Reaper Bones I have.

Quick thing about the Reaper Bones figures. I like them, but I don't love them. I'd try harder to make them nicer, but any time doing that (mostly on the preparation side, really) would just be better spent buying a metal figure saving me time. I still like them, and will be painting a lot of them here in the near future. Very happy with the figures, and would happily back a third Kickstarter should they choose to do one.

 First are 12 Kobolds and 2 Leaders, a Boss and a Wizard. Fun figures, and I think this is where the material is at its strongest: monsters you need many of and who don't need to look fantastic. Happy with how these came out, too.

I'm running a Dungeons and Dragons game (I really, very, really like 5th Edition) and painted some characters for players as well as NPCs. All are Bones and I'm happy with how they came out. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Hobby Pledge - March 3, 2015

New This Week:
Purchased: 42
Sold: 0
Painted: 5

Running Total:
Purchased: 121
Sold: 223
Painted: 115

I purchased a lot of models this week. I'm really enjoying Malifaux, but our group has a lot of Arcanist players so I'm switching gears to Ressurectionists. Might take a little while as I'm waiting on the Micro Art Studios bases Kickstarter to deliver (it seems like it'll be late for totally silly reasons) but here we are. Life is pain.

I am a little sad I'm running a 6 figure deficit, a 127 figure deficit if I were to keep to my goal of buying half as many models as I paint. I'll try to get back on track, I have a few big projects sitting in my closet waiting for paint.

This week I only painted 5 models, but they're all pretty big.

Mashaaf, The Great Old One, was a $12 add-on from the last Reaper Bones Kickstarter and he is totally a steal for that price. Very, very fun model to paint and he is huge. Not 100% sure what I'll use him for, but I just wanted to paint him. Pretty happy with how he came out. Also, he's huge. That poor heroic astronaut aint gonna last long against him.

I painted up the Damned Ones of Gluttony for Hell Dorado. Not that I have much interest in playing it, although I have some, but more about they were in a box for too long and too cool. Plus, I was painting Killjoy this week for Malifaux and their scheme was going to be pretty similar. It's not 3x as hard to paint 3 similar miniatures and all. Really happy with how they came out.

The Dawn Serpent. Ugh. Such a bad mini. I tried to paint it well, but just gave up and just wanted to get it done. Hate it. Pretty good in the game, though, sadly.

Killjoy was really fun to paint. I think he looks way better in person, too. Very fun to paint and I'm excited to try him out.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Hobby Pledge - February 24, 2015

New This Week:
Purchased: 6
Sold: 72
Painted: 18

Running Total:
Purchased: 79
Sold: 223
Painted: 110

More Malifaux this week, as well as a few Reaper Bones figures I meant to get to long ago.

First up are 3 Silurids. Marcus can take them, and I really dug the models. I think they came out better than the pictures (I really need to take photography more seriously) but I'm happy with them. Did water / swampy bases for them to make them a little different.

I painted up a second Razorspine Rattler (on the right). Fun model. They worked well as a pair when I played last night (first real game of Malifaux, too). The one on the left I painted a few months ago when I painted the Marcus box.

Willie is rad. I really dig that model and am happy with how he came out.

The Hoarcat Pride is fun. Apparently the 3 are supposed to be on one base, box came with three bases however. I'll redo them at some point in the future.

3 more Steam Arachnids, 1 Steam Arachnid swarm, and 3 scrap markers. I have 6 more scrap markers I need to finish up, and then some Scheme Markers.

The Electric Creation is really fun. I might pick up a second since it looks like Ramos can make them. Not sure if it's necessary, though, but I'm thinking on it.

The Essence of Power isn't a great model. I really didn't care for it, and the paint job shows. I'm not sure if his rules are even decent, I doubt he'll see much play.

The Rail Golem is rad. Really fun model to paint and I'm happy with how he came out.

I painted these three Fire Elementals to use them as Warp Flame Somethings so my Daemons could have a generic unit to summon and they could be whatever I needed in a given game. Never actually did this, but I finished them up. Fun models.

Sold this week is my painted Tau army. You guys will be missed. They helped me go 5-3 and win my bracket at NOVA a few years ago, before they got Riptides in the new book. RIP.
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