Painting Progress- thinning down the Malifaux stash

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve managed to get the malifaux painting queue down a little bit, still lots of cool models waiting but the unpainted stash is slowly dwindling.  Everything painted so far needs basing but will do that all in one go or in batches. (think I’m due for a batch soon so I get some on the table!)

Not exactly sure what I’m doing with basing as the models that need painting all belong to crews with their own style of basing, I think I’ll just match them up to crews that I think the models work with the most.

Here’s what I’ve managed so far then…..

First I painted a couple of Night Terrors

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Not the best sculpts in the world and not my favourite models but I’ve had them for ages and wanna really use them in game, they go with pretty much any resser master and I can see many uses for them so they got painted.  (actually since drafting this post I used them in a game and was very pleasantly suprised with what they offer.  Annoyance, quite hard to get rid of and most likley activation control if hiring a couple of them is all a bonus to a 3ss model that is fast moving and can count towards strats because it is a minion, even though it can’t interact)

Then I knocked out these three

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Really like the female model and the one from the artwork in book 2 (bottom pic), they’re very decent summons for Molly, should be good for Kirai and Jack, plus look to work well with Jaakuna who I’ll be painting up soon. I’ll be adding rust or weathering the metals on these and adding pond/water ‘goo’ for want of a better word after varnishing.

Started work on a Student of Steel who is really essential for Molly, will post pics when done. (since finished him since drafting this blog, apart from possible metal weathering)

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I’ve also just finished painting Chiaki who I posted WIP photos of on twitter most of the way through

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So that’s 7 models finished in 2.5 weeks which isn’t too bad, they obviously all still need basing and varnishing though.

Plenty of unpainted models left to work through, but after a game with Von Schill the other day I decided I want to learn him and maybe play him in the next tournament I do, whichever one that is as I’ve currently not got one booked in, will have to remedy that. Played a couple of games with him in M2e but nothing major unlike the first ed of Malifaux.  I already have his old box set painted but that needs some stuff adding, the first will be Hannah, who I’m putting together (Since drafting I’m not sure I will take VS to the next tournamnet as Molly is again calling with different crew set ups :/  what can I say, she’s my favourite master!  I did however finish putting Hannah together which was an endevour to say the least)

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She’s awesome.  I was really impressed with her in the first game I used her and have since worked out a few things I wanna try with her to make the most of her 6 double blast servere, Arcane reservoir is a great bonus too.

Apart from her I need to retouch up the rest of the crew and paint a Strongarm which I accidently ordered the other day, so that’ll be the next things I paint.  It’ll help to break up the undead I have an abundance of.

Plans after finishing VS are gonna be to finish my metal kirai crew, I’m slowly aquiring the models I need , I can’t stand half finished projects so it’ll be great to get her done.

That’s all for now folks, will see which projects get finished next as since drafting this post my mind keeps changing on what is being painted/gamed with  so what you see or hear next is anybodys guess 😀  My money is on more undead.

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Painting and gaming (suprisingly)

Hello,

Firstly I thought it might be a good time to actually update on my tournament gaming a little as i’ve not for a while.

In Malifaux I’m still playing Molly a lot, I took her to a couple of tournaments and did ok I think.  I took her to The League of Extraordinary Henchmen (Saturday) which in case you didn’t know is a side event to the Malifaux Masters tournament that anyone can enter held up in Coalville, close to me. It was well run by the lovely Mike Marshall and very shouty but also lovely Lee Battrick (thanks guys).  I ended up finishing up in 6th out of 30, which is my highest tournament finish in M2E.  

The Sunday (which was a seperate tournament) saw me breaking out the Viks because I knew I could finish every game with them unlike the previous day and it would be less intense thinking than with Molly. I was right, I manged to finish all my games bar one and was even on table 1 after 2 games! (promptly knocked back down in a Vik off by my nemesis John Wharton) ending up finishing just under mid table.

I also broke out Molly for my third year at Vapnartak, a wargames convention in which  Mr Chris Holloway ran the Malifaux tournament there (thanks).  Ended up 15/28,  Mr Doxey with Kaeris and my first ever game against Leveticus seeing my downfall.

All in all though as mentioned before, my tournament play is definetly slowly improving and staying fairly consistant, when I lose it usually isn’t by much which is helping my VP diff. Still having lots of fun at tournaments too, no boring games and so many good people help with that. Need to get another one booked in!

I’ve brought out Jack Daw in a couple of club games and am really liking him, he has a playstyle that will fit me well I think, just want that box set to come out!

Painting-wise I’ve started slowly chundering through the backlouge of minis I’ve built up over the last year with Toshiro

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He isn’t totally finished, he needs basing, varnishing and gore adding in his stomach.

I’ve aquired Jaakuna Ubume from Matt Spooner (thanks) and going to be getting a couple of proxies for shikome from Panzer Harris (thanks) so it’s looking like I may be able to finish my colourful Kirai crew which will be great, more on that when it happens….

As to what to paint from the backlouge next, you’ll have to wait until my next blog….