Monday, February 16, 2015

The Hobby Pledge - February 16, 2015

New This Week:
Purchased: 82
Sold: 121
Painted: 14

Running Total:
Purchased: 73
Sold: 151
Painted: 92

This ended up being a busy week. First, for purchases I bought a bunch of Malifaux models:

  • 3 Steam Arachnids
  • 1 Steam Arachnid Swarm
  • Willie
  • 3 Hoarcats
  • 3 Silurids
  • Rail Golem
  • Essence of Power
  • Razorspine Rattler
  • Electric Creation
In addition to that I went in on the Fightin' Fungi Kickstarter. That thing blew up more than I expected and I'm going to end up getting a ton of minis from it. 67 minis, to be exact. Not 100% sure what I'll do with them, I hope I can make a unit of Mushroom-men for Kings of War or something, but they're fun and I spent a very reasonable amount on it. But, still, that's a lot of figures this week. Doubly so as my goal is to only buy half as many figures as I paint, something I had been doing very well up until this week.

Also, I bought these last year (2013 actually) but my Reaper Bones 2 came in. Very, very excited about these figures. I hope to paint one or two a week. I'm not counting them as purchased now as they were purchased before, but I know that's a weird way to do things. Basically, from here on out I'll count any money I spent on figures that week as "Purchased", even if those figures won't be in hand for some time.

Painted this week are the last of the Hell on Earth miniatures. I'm very happy I finished these, feels good to paint every figure that exists in a range, and I'm happy with how they came out. I promise they look better in person, I need to upgrade my photography situation, but they still look pretty good. I really like these figures, manage to have a lot of personality and character without being cluttered. Really strike that balance.

The generic Post Apoc Hero isn't my favorite, but it's not a bad figure. I like the Psyker lady, though. She has a fun pose and was easy to paint.

 The Dr Darius Hellstromme Robot was fun to paint. I made him dirty and ugly, partly because painting clean white is a bit of a pain. He'll likely join The League of Socialist Robots.

 The Female Librarian and Stone were also fun. The Librarians and Junkers, both male and female versions, were probably the highlight of these figures. Really fun to paint and interesting.

 The Female Law Dog is a little more old timey than the male one, which is fun. Not sure what the Leader of the Iron Alliance is doing, throwing a flaming skull?, but she was fun to paint.

 I also really like the Toxic Shaman. Giving something fun for Native Americans, namely trying to extract poisonous radiation from the earth and letting them use that power for Post Apocalyptic magic, is a fun idea and I like both of the figures they have. The Female Templar is similarly fun, Post Apocalyptic Paladins and all. She's a little more sexy than I like in my female minis, but she seems to be the outlier in this range and she still has very realistic female proportions so it's easy to forgive.

 The Doombringer might be my favorite model from this range. Just really fun, evocative pose, and I dig the concept of evil radioactive mutants.

 The Female Doomsayer and Female Post Apocalyptic Hero were also fun to paint. I like it that the Post Apoc Hero has a teddy bear tied to her belt, little things like that give a lot of fun character.

 This is a Reaper model, although I guess technically all the above are as well, but this generic Post Apocalyptic Hero will definitely fit in and I picked up up a few weeks ago at Huzzah at random.

 Lastly I painted up Rauthuros from Reaper. It's a Bones figure I meant to use as a Bloodthirster, but instead he'll be just a generic demon lord for any future games I play. Fun mini, very very fast paint job but I think it's Good Enough (TM).

Sold this week is my painted Daemons of Chaos army. Very fun army to play, paint, and model. I'll miss them, but it's been over a year since I played them and it's time to let go. Cynically, I like 40k but I expect when I start playing it again it'll either be with a new army, or any armies I currently have will take time to update that it won't be much different than starting from scratch. RIP Daemons, you guys did me very well.

1 comment:

  1. The way I do it. Drop $300 on By Fire & Sword minis in September? It gets logged in September. (It's also why I have such a huge paint deficit.)

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