Another month down, and plenty of hobby progress to show for it. I did a quick count on total models painted and after this month I’ve knocked out 329 models over 2019, which I feel is none too shabby and I’m quite proud of the achievement. That said, my acquired total probably still outweighs that by a margin, so no resting on my laurels.
A Song Of Ice And Fire Tabletop Miniatures Game
A lot of the groundwork for these models was laid in July, but August was the finish month, so that’s where they lie. I decided to expand my Stark force a bit and bought two units of Crannogman Trackers. In addition, I also bought the second Stark Heroes box to ensure I could run every House Reed character released and have a somewhat Crannogman themed force. While I was at it, I figured I might as well get the balance of the Stark Hero boxes painted and packed away into my carry case, so here they are as well.
After painting Tom’s Freefolk giant for him, I decided I needed to have a set of my own, and promptly bought a box after handing his back. Rather than painting these for use in ASOIAF, I wanted to use them as Frost Giants for Frostgrave (and other fantasy settings). After some experimentation I landed on an acceptable paint scheme, although I just feel the skin lands a bit flat on these models, so whilst I’m happy with them, I’m not overjoyed.
Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress
When I saw the Traitor Ogryn model in the Traitor Command expansion, I knew I had to paint it up. So I diligently acquired it on release day, expecting it to sit on the bottom of the pile for a while. However, the models were easy to assemble, and I used some simple plasticard and pipe materials for their bases (I’d done something similar on an Imperial Guard army many years ago) before getting paint down on them. The models are amazing, and I’m super happy with how they came out, now just looking forward to getting them on the table so they can be chopped apart by our protagonists.
Hellboy: The Board Game
I may have mentioned that after the Winds of Winter event, I used several House of War gift vouchers (my own and other attendees without pressing hobby needs) to acquire the Hellboy Boardgame. I got excited by the fact that no assembly was required and so knocked out quick paint jobs on all the models from the core game I purchased. I’m quite happy with how they came out and am looking forward to getting this to the table.
Plenty of models painted this month, and I made progress on some models which will be finished over September as well. Excited to get Hellboy to the table as well as packing in some more Frostgrave.