Saturday, 28 March 2015

Paint Table Saturday#73


A huge thank you to all those that continue to leave comments on these posts; they are gratefully received. There has been a little bit of progress this week with the completion of General Tor and the first few passes at a couple of Zombicide walkers. Given that these are plastic miniatures, mass produced for their respective board games there is still plenty of detail to keep me interested.   


In other news, I have also been fiddling around with a couple of penguins just for fun.  Burtonesque armaments, scavenged from a variety of sources, have now been fastened to the flightless felons' backs!  I just wish I had a modicum of skill when it came to putty pushing; the ubiquitous greenstuff once again adhering to everything but its intended target.  Still with a bit of luck it will come together when painted.


Finally an image of all that I managed for the 'Vth Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge'.  This meagre* collection represents just shy of four months work, but did achieve a total of 1040 points, thanks manly to the very supportive voting of my fellow challengers when it came to the bonus themed rounds.  

*Take a look a what others managed to achieve in the time and you will understand why I use the word meagre; simply staggering amounts of work here.

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  1. Michael, whatever quantity you may think was lacking, is more than made up for in quality. Some great creations once more.

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  2. Wonderful work on the penguins Michael, just wonderful. they're going to look great once painted... and a fantastic photo of all your hard work over the past few months, sir :-)

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    1. Thank you kind Sir, managed to undercoat them this week and they are starting to come together.

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  3. I'm eager to see the penguins or should i say the penguin's minions. The key to greenstuff is that it will always stick to its self so you need wipe your tools down anytime there is bits till on them. You also need to dip them in water before touching them to the greenstuff.

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  4. Funny! Looks, fine Dr. Awdry. The conversion labors will look just like it is pictured in your mind, after you paint it. Guaranteed.

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    1. Thank you Jay, starting to come together now.

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  5. Penguins, penguins - loving them - absolutely amazing!!!

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    1. Thank you matey, although now completely distracted from building the rest of the crew.

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  6. Congrats on the eclectic mix of Challenge submissions, Michael. I do like the Mars Attacks figures.

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  7. Dave took the words out of my mouth. Your stuff is always worth waiting for.

    Love the penguins, reminded me of this:

    http://tasmancave.blogspot.com/2011/05/cyborg-seals-and-zombie-penguins.html

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    1. Thank you Paul and as for 'Cyborg Seals and Zombie Penguins' you have to copyright that - brilliant!

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  8. Nice work Michael. The Penguins do have a 'classic' TV series feel to them, or they could go just as well in a Wallace and Gromit episode.

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  9. Great stuff Michael! The penguins are going to be really cool!

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    1. Thank you Rodger, certainly starting to take shape.

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  10. Well the penguins seem to be a hit and for me too. Well done on the challenge - lovely models and as usual fantastic brushwork.

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  11. Quality is every bit as important as quantity mate. Your entries light up the Challenge every year and this was no exception. I always try to pick a favourite from amongst your entries and I always fail miserably...

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    1. You say the kindest things, thank you!

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  12. I wouldn't call that lot, meagre Sir M!!! There's some quality work there!

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  13. That's some hard work there, Michael, and the results are stunning. Well done, chumrade!

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  14. Nice WIPs on those flightless feathered friends Michael.

    As others have said, you went for quality over quantity, and my word what quality. Your entries in the Challenge were always a feast for the eyes :)

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    1. That is very kind of you Tamsin, thank you.

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  15. very funny penguins, my compliments for your original idea!

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  16. Great to see you painting some Zombicide figures Michael. The penguins are coming along nicely. As for your challenge fare, stunning as always. I particularly like the droog and not-Leon, great stuff sir. You are an inspiration to us mortal paint chuckers.

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    1. Thank you Bob, really enjoyed working on the zombies and then along came my Zombicide pledge! :D

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  17. All of your models for the painting challange looks great!

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  18. Looks good Michael the conversions are fantastic. I haven't tried GS yet but I find with milliput leaving it to cure for 10-15 minutes helps with reduce some of the stickiness also making it bigger than it needs to be you can file/trim it down to size afterwards.

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    1. Thank you Simon, great tip with milliput, not tried it myself but may have to give it a go.

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  19. Loving the look of the penguins.

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    1. Thank you Herbert, looking forward to getting some paint on them.

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  20. Meager? You've painted more in four months than I have in the past twelve. It all looks great too.

    When pushing greenstuff around, ChapStick lip balm is a great tool-lube.

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    1. Thank you so much and ChapStick lip balm eh? I shall have to sneak some into the Saintly Mrs. Awdry's weekly shop!

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  21. That's a lot of stuff painted in such a short time! Love the Martian leader!

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  22. Fun stuff! Love the penguins!

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  23. Looking good as ever! I think you misunderstand the meaning of the word meagre, even in context to everyone else, that is an outstanding achievement.

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    1. Thank you so much Mike, that's very kind of you.

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  24. Excellent stuff Michael! Nice additions to the penguins :)

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  25. Hola Amigo
    MADRE MIA que cantidad de cosas as puesto
    Y todas preciosas
    buen trabajo
    un saludo

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    1. Thank you J.D. greatly appreciated.

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  26. It may not seem a lot to some folk, but I wonder how much less you would have finished without the incentive of the challenge ! I think you've done rather well.

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    1. Thank you Joe and of course you are absolutely right, the challenge is a wonderful incentive to remain focussed over the winter period.

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  27. Looks great and ecclectic, excellent job!

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  28. Wow ... that zombie girl on the far right (my right) looks like that famous Marilyn Monroe 'flying skirt' photo. You could have painted her as Marilyn Monroe next to that famous photo. Just saying. ^_^ Nice work again Michael!

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    1. Oh that's brilliant, I wish I had read this before I'd finished her - I'll just have to do another. ;)

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  29. I would recommend using oil to keep GS from sticking to any surface you don't want them to stick on

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    1. That sounds like a great idea, thank you.

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