Azazel’s December challenge was a pretty open one. One of the Options were Heroes. I had a bit of a mooch about and decided it was about time to get things painted that have sat there for too long. I really do like his challenges as they give me focus and to try out new things. As an example, In November I painted cars and motorbikes for the Mechanical challenge, something I wouldn’t have even considered doing. I am already planning January’s challenge.

This was my December haul of painted minis for the challenge. I decided to remove the ghoul officer as most of him was painted in November.

My first to be painted was a free miniature from Alternative armies, the ghost bride came in an order of 15mm bits and bobs to finish off my HOTT Conquistador army.

Here she is on her own…

Next up was Sir Willorcby a fine Orcish gentleman. He was another quick one to complete having very little in the way of tricky bits. To paint.

Next up were the various rifleorcs, these had the base green already done, so I managed roughly one a night. These were replacements for my original set purchased when they first came out.

Rogipoos trio came next, these are one of my favourite Flintloque sets. Jose and Nursey were done in a session and Rogipoos took a bit longer.

Meriadoc Brandybuck was next… probably the faster mini I have ever painted. From bare metal to completed in just over the hour. The only mini not from Alternative Armies.

The next lot painted were my undead engineers, although not exactly heroic having no feelings to speak of I am going to count them as they will bravely dig ditches under the guns of the enemy….

My Final figure was my Ostarian Hussar Officer. I did a very easy conversion in that I made a roundel out of Greenstuff on his Shako. This was to differentiate him from the rank and file (which is what he is really).

I managed to squeeze him into the final day of December. Out of all of them I think he is the one I am happiest with. I really tried some blending on the colours and I feel I achieved the look I was after on the saddle blanket at the very least.

I am going to go for some terrain for January’s challenge. I have forty gravestones to do something with. My intention is to do a small hill covered in graves as well as various bits of scatter terrain. When I get the 3D printer sorted I want to do a wall and iron fence around a smaller private cemetery.

I will see what else I can come up with too. I need to do terrain for my 6mm road wars as well as my 15mm French and Indian wars.

We shall see how far I get…. I am now off to paint a 3D printed cart.

4 thoughts on “Dauntless December Challenge 2018

  1. Quite an impressive lot of models done for December there, mate! I should point out that the Ghoul Officer entirely and legitimately counts – it only matters if you *finish* a model in the month! The rifleorcs… I’m not so sure, they’re more of a trooper challenge, though the NCOs and “heroes” amongst them certainly count, so I’ll look the other way.

    But definitely count the Ghoul. It’s very much to the point of the challenges – getting stuff *finished!*

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