For those not aware, or who haven’t been following this blog until now; I am part of the Painting Oath group on Facebook. From the groups pages, they state the mission to be:
A year long painting competition with monthly prices from the best miniature companies around! Get painting, prizes aren’t for the most well painted models, they’re for painting your models!
So as the above says, this is about what you paint, no matter how good you are (or bad in my case); or even how many you paint. It is more a mutual motivation to paint all those models you buy, while enjoying the experience and expertise of hundreds of others doing the same thing.
My Painting Oath for May, has been delayed because of my recent hospitalisation; but I am now raring to go painting the following:
The intended plans to post a little more often, got a little waylaid recently with a last minute hospital stay. I say last minute, but it was only last minute to me; as someone failed to inform me of my imminent admittence to said hospital. So with 3 days notice, I had to get my life in order and make arrangements for the house and pet.
On the plus side, I managed to complete the April Oath; with just 2 hours to spare. Despite the time constraint, I am really pleased with the models I have done, while not really compromising on the quality of the work too much. The Oath was to include the secret ingredient; which in April was Battle Damage.
With just Gerlak Slaughterborn left to paint, I figured I could go a little crazy with him.
Weapon slashes, a little corrosion and just to show why Trolls have the Tough ability; a broken spear shaft in the chest.
The other Oath models which I haven’t shown to date, are the last two witches:
I’ve been in a painting slump for a long while now, having no inspiration or desire to take up the brushes. Thankfully though this week, thanks to a throat infection of all things, I am back to painting and putting models together.
With the promise to my wife to finish her model first, I am cracking on with that; which is starting to come together.
While this is being done, I have also been putting Asphyxious the Hellbringer and Vociferon together; which is testing my patience a little with Vociferon’s staff/banner.
Just over two years ago, this was the scene in a small section of the exhibition hall at the UK Games Expo.
Some players might recognise Pash Odedra, Press Ganger for Privateer Press. I am the one on the right, in the long sleeves; trying to take a photo of the demo table. This was my very first taste of the game, which even then set the precedent of my WM/H journey; yep I lost. A lot of the thanks for why I am still playing the game, goes to Pash; who showed such passion and enthusiasm for the game; it was infectious. From the humble Cryx battlebox I bought on that day, I am now owner of over 140 pts of Cryx; as well as Khador, Trolls and Legion battleboxes. That is more than I ever had playing Battletech, the only other game to keep my attention for longer than a few years.
With no diminishing of my desire for this game and Privateer Press in general, I foresee many more years of playing Warmachine and Hordes.