Fimm's BOYL Fimir-o-quest diary


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Post Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:13 pm

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Day 19
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All remaining Fimm now have base colours and skin almost finished and two Fianna and a Dirach have base skin colour in place. I also risked glazing the orcs today to see if the metallic survived, which they did- so I guess just making sure I leave them to thoroughly dry is the key. That said, the metal did look a bit duller after a matt spray so I went out to get some clear lacquer which I've used on the armoured fimm and Admech minis, preserving the shiny metal without being too high gloss. I can always matt them a bit with the army painter if needs be.

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I've also been working on the movement trays today, with three almost finished. The rest of the Fimir movement trays are currently in the shed with epoxy resin in them... it worked ok for these two samples so I'm hoping for the same result on the others, time will tell!
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Post Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:23 pm

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Day 20
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Resin worked fine, all movement trays now filled, flocked, labelled and lacquered. Flesh, metal and cloth done on all remaining Fimm and Fianna so although they aren't totally finished I'm going in to the big week with 11 models left unstarted. Should manage that I reckon!
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Post Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:08 pm

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Day 21
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Crunch time approaches! Pending the arrival of my new Myeri Marsh Demons (hopefully due on Wednesday) I have finished all the Fimir, they just need glazing and basing now. After wrapping them up this evening I managed to paint up this chap:

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He's the Oldhammer Day special figure for this year, based on the Marvel Comics Heroquest special, it's their idea of what Morcar looks like. Sine the big fantasy game this year is Heroquest based it made sense to have him as the special mini. This is the dude the baddies will be trying to summon on Saturday. A copy will be given to every attendee who signs up. Tomorrow, his associate wizards get paint!
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Post Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:19 pm

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Day 22
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I spent this morning putting affairs in order. All Fimir and Heroquest units are now on their movement trays, based and labelled. There are a few minis left to glaze when the weather improves. After getting all that out the way I sat down this afternoon to paint the Wizards of Morcar...

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These guys were so much fun to paint. I've hummed and hahed about it for ages as the WoM boxes aren't cheap (although I got mine in a fantastic find and didn't pay the going rate!), but glad the BFFG ushd me into making the commitment. They are lovely figures. I even developed a liking for the Storm Master/Druid miniature whilst painting him, although he's definitely not my favourite of the bunch. That takes the number of figures painted to 157 (I snuck in a few extra goblins!) and wraps up my essential commitments, bar a bit of work on the big fellow who should get finished tomorrow. Now, the bad news. The new Myeri clan boxes are on their way... but won't be here until Thursday. Depending on when they arrive I MAY get some painted, but chances are looking slim. At least the painting queue is finished so I can rush them on when they arrive. That does mean one unit of Fimm might have to be 10 rather than 15, but it's not a big loss in the grand scheme of things.
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Post Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:16 am

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Oh, very nice. You have done the wizarding world a solid there. Never played enough Heroquest, so that's the first time I've seen those. Plastics I take it? They came out quite well.
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Post Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:48 am

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Yes, they're all 90s plastics, hard styrene. Given the limits of plastic manufacturing back then the HQ models are really very nice, and these especially. I actually think they're nicer than the more advanced plastics available since.
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Post Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:29 pm

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Day 23
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Well that about wraps it up for the month of intensive painting! Everything is varnished and packed ready to go. But it's not quite all over...

The new Oakbound Myeri Clan are on their way, should be here in the morning, so the challenge is- can I paint 11 of them in one day? Only time will tell!
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Post Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:52 pm

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Day 24
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Phewph! That's it. What a day to end the paintathon! The Myeri miniatures arrived about 11 this morning, and 12 hours later they're glazed, based and ready to go. Not the hottest paint jobs in the world, but pleased nevertheless.

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Before they arrived I dug out some Men at Arms (like I said I would) as something to get on with just in case, so in addition to 10 Fimir I've got base colours on 12 Empire soldiers today too. They may just get washed and ready for packing if I get up in time in the morning... a fitting end to a month of painting madness. I'll try and do a final count and photograph at BOYL.
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Post Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:10 pm

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Good stuff Fimbledon ya crazy bastard :)
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Post Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:49 am

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The final count is in...

208 models, 24 days. That's 8.67 models a day. My paint brushes are worn out! Time to get back to the sculpting bench, but hopefully it won't be another year before I put paint to metal again!
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