Join us in June! - painting topic

I’ve been painting my Goblins in batches of around 5. This is enough for the paint to dry so I can start on the first again after finishing the 5th. Maybe exepting the first layer and the ink layers. Arguably a full batch painting of 10-ish or even more is quicker, but painting in batches of 5 allows me to get a batch finished in an evening of painting, which motivates me far more than 20+ half-painted models on the painting table.

For my abyssals/ghouls I DID paint in batches of ~15 due to a very limited colour palette. (Basecoat, 2 colours, ink wash, highlight, details, done) which allowed me to finish them really quickly. I believe, I got two hordes worth of models (~50-ish) within a month and a half, including multibasing.

These days, I just slowly paint myself in little batches of 3-5 as I can take my time painting those models. My armies are big enough, extra models are just for brownie points.

EDIT: @FredOslow, I promised pictures of your soul reaver infantry idea that I stole. Here’s one:

All part of another hobby update:


Thanks @Swordmaster!

Still slowly chipping away at my 2nd Regiment of Forest Shamblers right now.

My current “batch size” is “one” :laughing: Too much stuff i’d have to check on every model the way I’m painting. Those Shamblers are larger than the models I am used too and have so many tiny details that one can do. Although I might get cocky with the last two and at least do the basecoat and basic “brown” as a batch.

Since I’m quite busy with work/Home Office it pretty much takes me almost a week per Shambler right now, so anything other than “one at a time” would be too frustrating.

… slowly and steadily I’m clawing my way towards my goal! :grin:

But even earlier as I was doing Archers and Spearmen, I never did more than 3 or 4 at a time and then usually only did basecoats and faces as a batch, then the rest and details one at a time.

Just my rythm for painting I guess. Wonder if it changes if I paint a different style army, maybe as allies to my Elves, at some point :slight_smile:

Oh and … what’s next? Stormwind :slight_smile: But only after I finish those Shamblers! … and maybe one or two more character models as well. … promised my girlfriend to paint a single character model for her to keep as well … uhhm … some months ago :blush:


Well, I got my Argus Rodinar-counts as done. He and everything else I paint can be seen on my army plog on this site :wink:

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More random bits done - camel riders (mounted scouts) and the completed dogs of war.


Next post of randomness! Built some war engines out of stuff from the bits box - a ‘cannon’ and a pair of organ guns


Da’s noice! Realy historical eastern “inventivity”!

I’ve also made a bit of progress. Here’s the back troop of my regiment of soul reaver infantry. The front (Empty) troop base will be next. I luv’ the vampiress residing on the throne.

Edit: will try to get a picture witout the painting light… it tends to overlighten the picture!


I’ve been working on Goblins this month.

Just got a horde of archers done (30).

And am now starting the other 60 - to be completed as spear troops.

15-20 is my perfect number for batch painting. I find over that the progress seems very slow - even though it is only a trick of the mind.

Here are two hordes and two regiments of wolf riders I completed at the start of this month.


Nice! Are those Oathmark Goblins btw?

Those are Oathmark goblin wolf riders and infantry.

I would highly recommend both.

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Awesome! Yeah I definitely plan to get some at some point to try them out. The foot Goblins look a little too big and different designs to fit easily with the rest of my Goblins though I feel, but I still wanna check them out, those bow arm poses look really nice.

Well, I didn’t get em done in April. But they aren’t too far off:



One and a half (done) models shy of my first full 1000 point KOW army. That’s 67 models done and 2 to go total. (Palace Guard Regiment, Spear Regiment, Bow Regiment, 3 Characters, 2 Forest Shambler Regiments) :slight_smile:

Sadly not in April … but May here I come :grin:

Won’t post pictures till I’m done for extra motivation :laughing:


Dear all!

What a fantastic progress and great looking models! Well done everyone!

I was worried I may not have much time for hobby this month (ironically, I work longer while from home ) and unfortunately, I did not make any progress on my Storm Wind using 5ed, High Elves metal Dragon Princes. They are all ready, I even managed to cast quite acceptable replacements for missing shields with blue, thermoplastic mould.

However, never to give up! I think it would be good idea to share the results of painting we have done and keep supporting each other.

Many thanks to @Mikes who once again came up with a brilliant slogan.

May the Brush be with You! :slight_smile:

Great to see this continuing.

Base painted the first fifteen goblin spear.

I’ll upload finished photos in a week or two.

Might take a break from rank and file after this bunch. I have an elf lord on dragon, two rock lobbers and two goblin bolt throwers due in the mail any day now from Mantic.

I’m starting to fear the amount of foot sloggers I’ll have to paint to field a 2000 point goblin army. The OathMark miniatures I’m using are also quite detailed. As it is I’m skimping a bit on some of that detail.


Hey @Swordmaster and thanks for continuing this topic!! :smiley: Seeing everyone working on their awesome projects makes me want to finish mine finally as well even more :wink:

I hear ya on the Home Office front … Outlook eats a ridiculous amount of my time and phone calls nibble away at what’s left these days. Nevertheless, let’s keep painting and thanks for the praise!

Just those one and a half Forest Shamblers left until I want to start working on Stormwind as well.

I want to stay with Mantic models for now, but I’ll have to decide if I want to use the new Plastic Stormwind or the old Metal ones … actually managed to get ahold of enough boxes so that I could field a full Regiment of the metal ones … or I could use them Riders as Dragon/Drakon Riders mounted on models from Reaper, or just as Mounted Heroes/General and stay with the plastic Stormwind for the Regiment … blah, I’ll have to look at them again :laughing:

The metal ones are a tad smaller than the plastic ones to make things worse, so I’m not even sure I want both kind of horses in the same army at that point. Have to try out tricksing with base design maybe so the difference is not that obvious… too much ideas too little time!

Finished the base colours on this lot yesterday. Just need a wash of liquid talent and then onto the bases. Then that is a Horde of Spear Phalanx done.

After this lot it is a Horde of Archers to do. Almost half way through my Mongolian themed Kingdom of Men.


Nice stuff - good choice of models/army.

Next random bits box raid has lead to a knight regiment and a couple of chariots.

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Cheers, the Fireforge Mongolian range while small is very nice to work with.

I like the use of GW Tomb Kings and old Bretonians in your Arabians/Egyptians. Also it is nice to see a fellow Kingdom of Men, which isn’t based on a European historical nation.

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I have the luck of no video requirement during many meeting so I have been painting whatever is nearby when I get pulled into one. (It also helps that I think best when my hands are busy)

Here is my contribution to the may painting, a troll for dnd and my goblin vanguard:

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I’ve actually also found that this is a perfectly valid way of working :smiley: