AcquisitionsPosted by Mattias Fri, February 10, 2012 17:51:40
Yep, slim pickings this week. Two measly zombies in my mailbox, that's it. Got them for free from Paul over at Sho3box, cheers mate! They'll substitute some allready painted fellows in the next Stillburg scenario. They're C18 zombies by Kev Adams, but with headswaps - and an extra head. Allready have the original two models in my throng of life challenged lads so some variation won't hurt!
On the painting front things have moved ahead for sure! I now have two entries for the LPL fully finished, and I've also completed one of ten models for the fifth bonus round. I'm ahead of schedule - if ever so slightly. If I get some painting time this weekend I can really get ahead.
So, total tally for this week is: 20 painted - 89 acquired = -69!
Going in the right direction here!
This will probably be the last post in this blog engine, by the way - I've installed and tested a wordpress installation on the side here and it seems to work fine for my needs. Stay put for some major changes!
AcquisitionsPosted by Mattias Fri, February 03, 2012 15:27:18
Hard at work with my teams for the LPL6 over at LAF. First team finished, one model finished in the second team and the remaining four lined up in a row on my painting desk. The remaining teams are all cleaned, assembled and primed - so it's business time! Also have a few replacement teams at the ready if any entry is delayed.
Here's what I got this week.
Mostly humans (three throwers, three catchers, three linemen and two blitzers), but also two old Olley ogres, a dark elf lineman and a goblin.
The weekly tally is now 15 painted - 87 acquired: -72
Nothing much incoming, so hopefully we'll see the total decreasing soon!
AcquisitionsPosted by Mattias Thu, January 26, 2012 08:49:19
That's right folks, weekly tally is coming early this week.
Top left are an old militia man and the Travelling Players strongman. Next to him, a skaven catcher who I actually didn't need so he's up for sale. I got seven snotling players, for the Warhawks and the Grey Shadows (mirror teams with orcs and humans + ogres and snotlings). Speaking of ogres, there's a Bob Olley ogre which I allready own one of. He's needed for the Warhawks too. The halflings are joining the Doom Forgers (and they will probably be the first team I paint up). Bottom row is the big ol' minotaur star player, as well as an elf and a dark elf star player. The minotaur goes in my 3rd edition chaos team while the elf starplayers goes in the lead pile. 17 new models this week.
This week's tally is 11 painted - 72 acquired: -61
AcquisitionsPosted by Mattias Fri, January 20, 2012 15:13:31"Jefe. What is... a plethora?"
I'll tell you, El Guapo - it's the amount of miniatures I received this week. Better get my brushes wet if I'm ever going to end up on a positive painting count for the year!
These I got on monday. They're from several lots. There are six LOTR Uruks which a friend was clearing out. I also got three painted barbarians from him. As freebies he included two 'clix wolves, a D&D plastic flame snake and taer and a Red Box OOP dwarf. I'm not counting those towards the total. Also, there are mummies and wights for Stillburg, a ghoul for my Dungeon Bowl project (Black Widows, really looking forward to push some putty on that team) and an original Plague Bearer that I got just because they are few and far between and I try to get demons for all the Chaos gods. Furthermore, four orcs to my collection and a BC2 hobgoblin (I try to pick up minis from box sets I allready have a few from). So, that's 19 minis added to the mountain (not counting the painted ones I'm only going to re-base).
Next day, I got some cheap brushes and a 1st edition Blood Bowl zombie and a 2nd edition human catcher. For the Dungeon Bowl project. The brushes are mainly for a painting workshop I'm holding with a friend's kids. That's 21 in total now.
Then I got these lovelies yesterday. Two Willhelm Chaney star players (to be used as norse werewolves in the Doom Forgers team), two more ghouls and three skeletons for the Black Widows and two orc blitzers (one sans foot, but with a plastic human foot). 9 more added, which brings us to a total of 30 minis.
Finally, I got this 2nd edition skaven team. Sculpted by Jes Goodwin (who else?) and just about the coolest Blood Bowl minis ever done. In particular, I love the blitzers and the throwers. Another 15, eh? So, in total 45 miniatures this week. That's a lot, and not an ongoing trend!
So, with this week's addition of four more zombies painted the tally is: Painted 9 - Unpainted 55 = -46
Now, if we take into consideration that I've sold off more than 70 miniatures the last two weeks, and have about 80 still to sell I could probably say I've nullified the growth of the lead mountain. Still, I won't count those outgoing minis. Just stating for the record (and if my wife reads this) that I do infact have a lesser amount of miniatures today than I did two weeks ago. There.
Coming up next, not much. I have a few posts for the "Inspiration" category to do during the weekend. And ofcourse, I'll be painting a bit and hopefully have something new to show next week. So far I'm well ahead of my painting schedule with 9 minis finished in week 3 of the year. Yay me...
AcquisitionsPosted by Mattias Fri, January 13, 2012 08:03:23
As I really enjoy reading about the old lead other people get in their mail, I figured I'd start posting all my new acquisitions on here. It also allows me to keep track of how much crap I buy, and also the painted versus acquisitions ratio. The idea is ofcourse to keep that balance in the positive numbers.
So, this week I mostly got... chaos! Five warriors, a marauder, a wizard, a chaos hound and the reason I got this lot to begin with; two old horrors. Rather scarce and they were really cheap. I'm trying to gather a small warband for each god of chaos and so far I have a handfull of blood letters, a few horrors, some daemonettes and a single rather lonely plague bearer.
This lot puts the painting ration in the red: Painted 5 - Unpainted 10 = -5