Monthly Archives: June 2015

Lead Mountain Painting Challenge – Week 3 in Review (6MMRPC)

Well, this week was a bit of a bust. Too much RL intruded, and with a great Father’s Day with my beautiful daughter I ran out of time to actually get paint on any models. However, I did shop for some yellows for my Bad Moon Orks. I’ve always run Bad Moons (since they appeared in 2e), love that clan. My yellow mix has changed over the years, recently I adopted a more ochre than yellow style, but am now reversing it a bit and want a ‘dirty and bright yellow’ instead of the more orangeish ochre.

That led me to the Ork project I posted about previously. We played a game of 40k on Friday night, had a great time, and got me digging through my collection again.


I didn’t have much time to start the sorting and documenting, but I did run a quick survey of what I could lay my hands on and how many points roughly that was without upgrades. It hit about 6,666 points. :O

And I know that doesn’t include Nobz still unassembled as well as plenty more boyz out there in my storage boxes.

Going to start the full sortout tonight.

The Road to Waaagh!!


Orks are da best!

Having been a rabid greenskin fan since Warhammer 3e (yes, that’s Warhammer 3e, which includes up through 8e and soon to come 9e as well as all 40k editions to date) I’ve amassed a decent collection over the decades (ouch). Of course, that amassing doesn’t mean it is all painted or assembled by now, oh no…far from it!! 🙂

One of my side projects is working on my Orc(k)s. In this case, I’m picking up my 40k Orks and creating a detailed record of the Waaagh, including model counts, pictures, favorites, and so forth. I’m hosting a big Apocalypse game in August and so along the way want to ensure that my contribution to the carnage is 100% painted as well.

Updates to hopefully come fast and furious. Next stop, digging it all out…

Lead Mountain Painting Challenge – Week 2 in Review (6MMRPC)

…or is it Week 3? 2.5? 4?

Lol. Short update. Didn’t get anything completed this past week but did buy some airbrushing paint supplies (that’ll be its own comedy of errors – Kel learns the airbrush). Work has shifted do four ten hour days with Fridays off, but last weekend was Daddy/Daughter weekend with my awesome kiddo. It’s a wonderful time together, but havoc on getting any painting done during the weekend.

I’m also realizing that my week counts are off. Realizing I’m posting the week summary for the previous week, but the post is for the following week. From now on I’ll be doing “week # in review” on the following week. Making this week’s post Week 2 in review (even though it’s week 3 of the Challenge). Confused? Good. Me too.

Plan on hitting the ground running for week 3. We have a big Apocalypse game coming in August. Want to be fully painted for it and therefore need to inventory what I’ll field as well as what still needs painting. That may be a post outside the painting review, love my Orks and have some from as far back as 1st Edition in my force. Definitely want to practice airbrushing on something simple, like my 2 Stompas. 🙂

Here’s a picture of a cat to tide you over.

6MMRPC Week Two Update – Necrons!

Awesome. Putting my slow progress to shame!!

Tactical Craft

I set aside my cyber-punk police assembly and decided to pull out my Necrons later this week and work on them. My buddies and I are planning an Apocalypse game later this summer and I wanted to set the goal that anything I field for that game is going to be painted. I haven’t played 40K in a while (still a bit burned by the fact that 7th edition came out less than two years after 6th edition) but I have a bunch of new Necron codex stuff I have yet to assemble so this Apocalypse game will motivate me.

I decided to start with a couple monoliths I assembled years ago for our last big game but never finished painting. I have to say I’m in love with my airbrush. After just a couple hours of work I had most of the base work done. The parts still in…

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Lead Mountain Painting Challenge – Week 2 (6MMRPC)

Starting week 2 not behind, but had hoped to have painted more.

Started working on finishing up my Shadows of Brimstone miniatures. They served me great at Kublacon, but now that I’m home I can finish detail, clean up slop, and wrap up the few models that weren’t quite completed before the con.

Of course, that shifted quickly when I found out some pals were getting together for some low-point Horus Heresy 30k games over the weekend. I wanted to participate, so I got to work on a few models. I don’t have an extensive Word Bearers (my chosen Chapter for 30k) collection at this time, but I do have a piecemeal Red Corsairs Chaos Marine 40k army. Using some of those models I went ahead and tracked down a red/rust primer from Duplicolor to use to start out painting project #2285 (the Red Corsairs). Managed to assemble just enough for the lists we were using and get them primered before the game. At least now I have some models to test my color scheme for the Red Corsairs out on.


This week: work on Shadows of Brimstone models, sort and inventory my 40k Orks (Apocalypse game in August), and start assembling my Pulp City/work on Red Corsairs. We’ll see how far I get with each in next weeks’ installment.

Lead Mountain Painting Challenge – Week 1 (6MMRPC)

Today starts the next Lead Mountain Challenge series (the 6-month mountain reduction challenge – or #6MMRC on Instagram). It’s a six-month informal group that’s intended to keep us on track and get all those minis painted. Here’s the rules for this edition of the Challenge:

2nd Annual 6MMRPC

The pre-season has begun! David at Spiderweb of History has taken the lead on burnishing the rules and started the collective dash of lemmings towards the mountains of lead. It’s simply easier to copy and paste his informative post here:

Alright everybody, it’s time for the 2nd Annual 6 Month Mountain Reduction and Painting Challenge or 6MMRPC.  We’ve changed up the time frame – it’s going to run from June 1, 2015 thru November 30, 2015.  This avoids Christmas.  There have also been a few rules changes, and some exciting additions IN BOLD.

1. No purchasing of new miniatures, EXCEPT if you use a joker.  You get three jokers to use on a figure purchase.  Could be a blister pack, an ebay bundle, or a single figure…you can’t splurge. The only exception to this rule is if you need bitz or A FIGURE (Singular) to complete a unit/warband etc.

1.1 – There is an opportunity to “earn” additional jokers.  If you complete an entire project (whole unit/army/warband etc.) with pictures of starting, WIP, and completion, you earn yourself a Joker. 

2.  Gifts do not count against you. Holidays, birthdays etc. Also, if you’re given gift cards by your hobby illiterate family or friends, you can without penalty use them on anything you want miniatures wise.

3.  Paints, terrain (or materials), and other hobby supplies do not apply to the no purchasing rule.

4.  At least one hobby related blog post and/or Instagram update a week.  If you instagram, be sure to hashtag your pic with #6MMRPC

5.  Zombtober will be part of the 6 month challenge so, Zombie related stuff during October is ENCOURAGED. Other theme suggestions are welcomed.

6.  Anyone that wants to submit a before and after picture of a miniature that they are proud of completing during the course of the challenge to will be entered into the running for a gift certificate to a online wargaming store of their choice.  Judging will be by an un-biased person.  Amount on the gift certificate will be dictated by winners nationality but should work out to about $30 U.S. I (Spiderweb of History) will not be eligible to win. 

It’s a lot of fun. I participated in the first one, but with Real Life commitments and challenges couldn’t keep up with my own promises. This time I aim to behave.
Below is a list of the blogs of the participants that I’m aware of at this time, check them out and see how they’re progressing as we go:
Flames of Nerd
Tactical Craft
Spider Web of History
The Mad Tin Hatter
Hall of Legends
20mm and Then Some…
Tower of the Archmage
Pimp My Pewter
Saturday Mornings
As far as what I’ll be painting during this challenge…well, that’s a bit of a tossup. Here’s what I initially plan on working on:
First project: Completing the Shadows of Brimstone models I was working on (see past SoB posts!) before Kublacon. All have color, some need detail work, most need some final TLC or cleanup. Cranking out 64 models in a couple weeks was a good start back into painting, but now I can take a bit of time finishing them up.
Second project: Paint up my Pulp City collection. Love the individuality in all the sculpts, looking forward to getting them done.
Third/Ongoing projectIntermingled through all of this will be working on my 40k Orks and possibly Chaos/30k Word Bearers. There’s tons of all of that, so rather than commit to it all I’ll do each unit/entry as its own sub-project. We have an Apocalypse game planned for August, would like all the Orks on the table finished by then.
Fourth project: Either complete my 15mm forces or my Yu Jing Infinity. Will depend on what’s getting played next.
I have plenty of other things to paint as well, but for now these are on the docket as we should be gaming with them.