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Gruntz 15mm Army In Progress

I started trying to build up a habit of painting regularly to make a dent in my Lead Mountain late last year. I’ve tried to maintain the work as close to nightly as possible, at least 30 minutes of work/prep/sort, something to stay on track. It feels like it’s starting to become a habit now, and thanks to my new job’s better hours AND some health improvements I have the energy at night to do it!

Anyway…one project I’ve started and stopped many times is my 15mm Gruntz force. It’s a loosely-themed future Soviet style force aligned with the Siavyanskiy Soyuz group in the Gruntz universe. The rulebook has a ton of great ideas for factions/backgrounds but none are very well fleshed out so I’m working on that myself. They provide munitions for many other nations/corporations that are reliable if not high powered, but save their best products for themselves. I’ll have to work up and post my concept for them in the near future.

Photodump of where I’m at with them as of last night. Trying to get this force painted up as it’s pretty easy to do and I’m quite happy with the results so far. I’ll post weekly updates as I go.

The force in all its quasi painted glory:
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FSHHHHHHHHHT:
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Test Subject:

What’s he watching? (yeah, after the priming and fsssht I noticed the fuzzy primer. Oh well, at 15mm it’s not too noticeable. Just when they’re blown up to this scale. 😐
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Actual painting progress to date. Need a few touch ups on the hilighting, but I’ll make that pass once I’m done with the infantry.
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LOOONG Time, no Posts

Way back when I wanted to create a blog using WordPress. I had a couple failed attempts at getting one running (mainly user error on my part) and had completely forgotten I created this account. I was using TMBLR to ‘blog’ about my hobbies: http://shinypennymusings.tumblr.com/ but I have long preferred a more traditional blog style. After hearing that the new dashboard and software (dunno how new) for WordPress were very easy to use I thought I’d come back and give things a whirl. I’ll be changing the style, etc here in the upcoming days/weeks and posting with more frequency. For now, here’s the latest post I put on the TMBLR feed for SPM.

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LONG TIME, NO UPDATE

So I just noticed the last time I’d updated this thing was late in 2012. Unacceptable! 2013 was a whirlwind of activity for me in my professional life, not leaving much time for painting/etc. I plan on changing this in 2014. I’ve been posting updates about projects and items on other forums/Facebook groups, but will do a far better job from now on posting here. For example, in 2013 I got hooked on 15mm sci-fi gaming with the GRUNTZ ruleset. Not only does it allow for customized lists, it doesn’t limit you to one model company’s miniatures. Since then I’ve been collecting and working up details on a force and posting the progress on the GRUNTZ forums. Here’s a link to the current thread:

http://gruntz15.proboards.com/thread/1353/mars

I’ve also been cleaning and assembling my collection of Pulp City miniatures after the Kickstarter hullabaloo and am getting ready to start painting cops, yakuza, and martial artists for one of the Osprey game titles: Fistful of Kung Fu. More on all that later. Hope you’re all doing well!!

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