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Painting Challenge 2020

Consecutive Days Painting:

~ 90 ~

Day 90 – with Infinity done for the week, I turn back to Archaon and his base.
Day 89 – finished up the Pheasant Rank Agent
Day 88 – a pair of Madtraps near completion
Day 87 – another twofer finished. Gui Feng and Zhanying
Day 86 – Gui Feng and a Zhanying getting their initial coats done
Day 85 – after a lot of prep, starting to work on Archaon’s base.
Day 84 – finished up some remotes
Day 83 – a quick bit of paint on some consoles
Day 82 – starting up the Yaokong remotes
Day 81 – finished my engineer
Day 80 – finished up Adil
Day 79 – Armoring Adil Mehmut
Day 78 – worked faces today
Day 77 – priming up more Infinity
Day 75 – threefer! Doctor and two Yaozao helper bots
Day 75 – wash lining some little Infinity remotes
Day 74 – finished up the Daofei
Day 73 – while I figure out Archaon’s base, it’s back to Infinity
Day 72 – can’t tell but I fixed a bunch of issues with where paint wore off through excess handling.
Day 71 – finished the main models with some fiery runes. Next is clean up and basing.
Day 70 – finished up the bone et al. Tried a second highlight but it kept turning out too bright so I scrapped it
Day 69 – finished second coat on the horns, bone, etc. then applied shade.
Day 68 – first pass layer on all the teeth, skulls, claws, and bone. It is all over Dorghar
Day 67 – finished the skulls and horns
Day 66 – working up Archaon’s horns and skulls
Day 65 – sword complete
Day 64 – camp painting some infinity consoles
Day 63 – sealed up my Untamed Beasts
Day 62 – topknot complete and started the sword
Day 61 – finished the shading and highlighting of the cloak
Day 60 – starting on Archaon’s cloak
Day 59 – leather is now complete and I tidied up some of the stray brush strokes
Day 58 – finished up all the gold and silver on both Archaon and Dorghar
Day 57 – gold highlighting on Archaon specifically
Day 56 – got the color I needed so started the gold highlighting on Dorghar
Day 55 – another Infinity figure down. This time Liang Kai.
Day 54 – Infinity Guilang is done. I realized I don’t have the next color for Archaon so I’ll finish up some infinity until I can get what I need.
Day 53 – I didn’t abandon Archaon but while the shade on the gold was drying I started on another Infinity model.
Day 52 – Archaon loves the bling
Day 51 – Golding up the armor
Day 50 – back to Archaon and some dark armor edge highlighting
Day 49 – priming some more Infinity
Day 48 – Infinity Jujak complete
Day 47 – switching gears to quickly add an Infinity Jujak infantry for an upcoming Code One game
Day 46 – re-establishing the black on the armor plating.
Day 45 – mouth, tongue, and eyes and finally assembled on the main body
Day 44 – beak highlighting
Day 43 – tzeentch beak
Day 42 – tzeentch head highlighting
Day 41 – tzeentch head basing and shading
Day 40 – khorne head skin and hair complete
Day 39 – finished nurgle skin and started khorne head
Day 38 – base and first layer done on Nurgle head
Day 37 – finished fur
Day 36 – base coating the fur
Day 35 – dry brush highlighting then stippling the wing edges to finish them off.
Day 34 – wing shading
Day 33 – had to spend some time cleaning up the wing membranes and digits
Day 32 – base layer of wings complete
Day 31 – little over halfway now on the backside of the wings
Day 30 – back to Archaon the Everchosen, Grand Marshal of the Apocalypse. 2 hours of wing games.
Day 29 – triple feature! Last 3 Untamed Beasts complete
Day 28 – beast #7
Day 27 – beast speaker
Day 26 – beast #5
Day 25 – Untamed Beast #4 rawr
Day 24 – Untamed Beast #3
Day 23 – another Untamed Beast done for Warcry
Day 22 – finishing buildings by adding some color to the doors.
Day 21 – finished up the buildings except some doors
Day 20 – redid priming and started on lettering for another building
Day 19 – trying out texture on an old west building
Day 18 – starting on the Bank
Day 17 – some roofing on my little church
Day 16 – starting up on some WarCry figures now.
Day 15 – finished up the main FauxCry pieces. Just need to figure out the scatter pieces.
Day 14 – more painting up FauxCry terrain
Day 13 – Priming terrain
Day 12- FauxCry terrain. Base levels
Day 11 – last of the figures. Now on to the terrain.
Day 10
Day 9
Day 8 (2): this cowboy had no weapons so I armed him with an axe from the Barbarian Frostgrave sprue.
Day 8 (1)
Day 7
Day 6 – Cowboy Gang basing
Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1


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  1. Matthew Hipkin

    Hi, I stumbled across your blog while unicorn hunting.

    The particular unicorn I am hunting is the variant of the Guijia Squadrons miniature that was available as part of the 2019 tournament pack.

    If you still have the miniature, would you consider selling it? I understand if you don’t want to, and if you have already been inundated with similar requests then I apologise for being a further inconvenience.

    Kind regards.


    • Christian

      Hi Matthew, I feel your pain. That Guijia sculpt is something I was looking for for a long time and won’t be able to sell. Thanks for checking on my blog!

  2. Russ Spears

    Nice job on the figures (Day 9 is my fav so far – not sure why but I just like the look). Really looking forward to terrain. And horses. There’s horses, right?

    • Christian

      What’s funny is I saw your comment and hadn’t had a chance to go back and check on who was on day 9 but had a feeling it was this same one I liked most 😀 That Thomas Haden Church model from Tombstone is a nice sculpt and the colors seemed to work out on him.

      No horses yet but I have my eye on a few different horse sets so hopefully soon!

  3. Russ Spears

    Untamed Beast #4 is going to round out my likes for the month – in part because I’m always intimidated when it comes to painting animals (or animal based?). Nice job on those eyes,

    Good luck with remote/virtual Chewie this weekend!

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