OK, summer hit this tale a bit and some of us are outside having a good time rather than inside painting little figures. Doesn't mean we've given up, far from it. We're just filling up on energy to come back for some double damage! I for one have a bunch of minis sitting on my desk that I can't wait to get to, and the long daylight hours are just what they need.
Welcome to the Tale of Board Game Painters
What's it all about?
A lot of us wargamers have bought or been given some really impressive board games through the years that have had one extra special selling point; cool miniature game pieces. Mine (and my brother's) include Hero Quest, Space Crusade, Blood Bowl, Space Hulk (both editions) and most recently Chaos in the Old World.
When we opened the boxes we all dreamed of how awesome it would look (in just a few weeks, right?) when we'd have painted every single miniature to the best of our abilities. Awesome atmospheric board pieces with super realistic miniatures all over. Then a few weeks go by, sometimes a few months and for way too many of us a few years. The games are still awesome but all that paint seems to have taken the wrong turn at Albuquerque.
Enter the Tale of Board Game Painters. Now we're going to use the collective power of motivation to really get it done! Participants choose a miniature board game from their collection - one's enough for most of us; after all, they've been unpainted this long already, let's not get carried away - and paint it up in 5 to 10 batches over a period of 6 to 12 months.
At the end of each month (or the beginning of the next actually) we take photos of the month's good work, post it on that month's show off thread and give comments and encourage our fellow painters to keep on truckin'!!
More detailed description of the time plan and structure can be found in the OP of the original signup thread here!
Here are our painters at the beginning of this month:
Please let me know if you feel any of the info is wrong or if I've misinterpreted how/when you're painting the games.
Board games finished: 12
#1: steevn - Utopia - 5 minis painted
#2: robscott5598 - Fury of Dracula - 5 minis painted
#3: steevn - Lady and the Muskateers - 6 minis painted
#4: robscott5598 - Lost Patrol - 5 minis painted
#5: robscott5598 - Claustrophobia - 6 minis painted
#6: robscott5598 - Shadows over Camelot - 30 minis painted
#7: Solun Decius - Chaos in the Old World - 60 minis painted
#8: robscott5598 - Godzilla Kaiju World Wars - 6 minis painted
#9: steevn - Cadwallon - 20 minis painted
#10: Sk1ndred - Mansions of Madness - 32 minis painted
#11: Solun Decius - Mansions of Madness, Forbidden Alchemy Expansion - 8 minis painted
#12: robscott5598 - Shadows over Camelot (Second set!) - 30 minis painted
Let me know right away if you've finished a full game and I haven't added it here or if the number of minis is wrong. I'm easily confused by all this
In this thread we start by posting last month's painting, our batches of finished miniatures. Include info on what the miniatures are and what portion of the whole game we feel we've finished. Then we comment on each others good work and begin posting WIPs of our next batch.
Don't forget you can still sign up anytime!