This year, I had some big painting projects to complete. First, I wanted to complete my Men of Bronze armies, and second I wanted to finish off my Heirs of Empire 6mm armies. I managed to complete both of these tasks earlier in the year. However, that wasn't the end of my "Pile of Shame". In fact, I still had a handful of Copplestone Casting Gangsters, some Gangster buildings, Fantasy miniatures, and some All Quiet on the Martin Front Scorpion Drones to finish off.
Thankfully, I am having a pretty productive year on the painting front. I have painted up to 66 models or bases this year. Let's take a look at some of the Models I painted to finish off my Pile of Shame....
Here is about where I was with my Gangster models:
Here is about where I was with the buildings:
And these were some assorted minis in my Pile of Shame to paint:
I managed to paint a lot of gangsters this year! I look forward to taking a lot of "action shots" of these models to help flesh out the photos in my Turf War rules. I want the rules updated with new pictures so that I can get it on the Wargame Vault. I plan on having that done by the end of the year.
|Two gangster gals....|
|A boss, his girl, and a hitman....|
|The start of my town.... Los Mundos|
The 4ground models for the Chicago Way come pre-painted and go together really good. They might be just a tad more detailed and complex than I really needed (or enjoyed) putting together, but they do look the part when done! All the little posters and leaflets look amazing on the finished models.
Here is a sample of what some of the pictures in the Turf War will end up looking like. This was just a quick test with no lighting set up.
Finally, I had two last miscellaneous Fantasy models to paint. They were both from Reaper, one was Bones and the other was Dark Haven metals. The old Bones sucks to paint, but the new Bones Black is much better. Of course, Reaper's metal is always good!
These ladies will probably feature in local D7D campaign (If COVID ever ends), my Frostgrave wizard's warband, or Rampant Swords. However, these were the last of my unpainted models.... EEK!
Thankfully, some new ones came in the mail! Plus, I have a whole Early Republican army on the way...
Wow. That was close.....
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