Sunday, 31 January 2016

Slannuary and having a good deed come back and bite you in the arse!!

So here is my entry for Slannuary / January for my year of puns.

My muse for him was this little fella. . . . . .

I originally planned a much more involved paint scheme i.e. this one . . . .

but the figure arrived late, then I undercoated it while it was raining which resulted in it having to take a dip in some Dettol and starting again.

This meant I used the much simpler scheme with lots of ink washes over white but truth be told I think he looks better for it.

So far I have a candidate for Dredduary / Febuary thanks to the mighty Chico over at Oldhammer on a budget.

I think I have March / Arch and April / Hateful covered pun wise but if there are any suggestions out there for May and June I am all ears.

I also got the final two Foundry Harpies finished up to a half decent Table top standard.

Now a while back I worked at a unit for kids with severe behavioural and educational needs, they were rebuilding the school and were about to pitch everything into a land fill. This was when I still had the shop so had contacts with all sorts of people. Anyway a couple of phone calls later and I had sold the majority of the office furniture, books, etc off for over £2000!

There were some bits left over and I took them to a lock up I had and figured I could sell it off over time for a bigger profit.

I sold off the final bits  in October and I sent a check off for nearly £500. I called them up to confirm delivery and gave them specific instructions to pay it in now while the money was in my account. So when did they pay the check in?


Who has £500 sitting in their bank account three weeks after Christmas?


The (only) good news from this is that it has forced my hand to cut deep into the lead mountain so I had more then £3 in my account to see me through the 10 days until payday!

As a consquence 21 miniatures are in the post and off to better homes thanks to eBay including my whole Warmahordes Skorne army!

So heres  the numbers for the year so far.
Miniatures painted / sold this year = 34

Target 100

Miniatures bought 2 (second was the Slann above).

407 miniatures to go!

 32 in the black this year.


  1. Ouchie no good deed goes unpunished eh? I feel your pain at selling this year I've sold off close to 120 minis (Most of which was a large part of my Stealer Cult) to get my family though this bloody month

    1. OW!

      The only good news for me is a rarely miss the miniatures once their gone.

      Hopefully the same goes for you.

  2. Love the colours you used. Really full of character.
    That's bad to wait that long to take the money out. especially when you did them a favour.

    1. Cheers mate. I figured it was an amazonian frog so it had to jump off the screen.

      As for your second point. . . . I reiterate, WANKERS!

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    1. Thank you.

      Coming from a painter of your caliber that really means something!

  4. Beautifully done, man - the colors on that Slann are fantastic!

    1. Thank you. It's not up the scale of that 'Emperor' miniature of yours but I am happy with how he turned out.

  5. Apart from the spike on the chainsaw (it looks silly)' I f&@king love it! Great colour selection and the spot colours just work! Possibly my favourite of yours so far.

    And you now have way more boobie models than me!

    1. Thanks man. I agree the spike on the end looks silly and he is sculpted with 'jerry cans' round his belt which is not to my taste but he was Slann enough for me.

      As to your second point. I conceed I MAY now have more boobie miniatures then you.

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    1. Thanks. Not my first choice of miniature but he is growing on me.

      You probably would have sculpted your own!

  7. Splendid colors and great paintjob!

    1. Thank you. It certainly seems to be one of my best recieved miniatures.


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