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Post Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:08 pm

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12. Navigator

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Part of a Rogue Trader retinue...

Edit: I have never painted any of the 40k Psykers unless you count a couple of Space Marine Librarians, which are basically Space Marines. This model has always been one of my favorite, but I never had a need for him on the table (and I rarely seem to paint stuff I don't intend to use to throw dice at people).
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Post Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:26 pm

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No. 013 (or 14?)

A squat pirate. My favorite one of the bunch, even though the torso is very "smooth."
I would loved to see a Bob Olley take on this design.

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Also, I fear we may have already fumbled the numbering after the venators were posted. So if venators count as 11, this ought to be 14. Not that it really matters.
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Post Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:46 pm

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No.14 (15?) A couple of Dvarg
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Post Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:41 am

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Orjetax wrote:Also, I fear we may have already fumbled the numbering after the venators were posted. So if venators count as 11, this ought to be 14. Not that it really matters.

Yeah, it's a pity this thread have turned into yet a duplicate of blog posts and facebook updates. :(

The "rules" are simple enough:
- One model per entry
- One entry per day
- Not shown previously (WIP or completed)
- Something you haven't painted before

If someone paints a Blood Bowl orc and posts it, saying "I've never painted a Blood Bowl orc before starting this team now" that's fine. It's a bit of a stretch to post EACH other team member as entries too with the justification "Well, I haven't painted this particular sculpt before". I'm not wanting to stop people from participating or posting their painted lead - but if it doesn't fit naturally why try to shoehorn it into this painting club when the same photos are posted elsewhere on the forums, on other forums, on the blogs and on Facebook? We'll all see it anyways.

I have never painted a Space Marine before, this thread is for stuff like that. Or that ambull I might not get around to, but I can do for this particular thread. Or one of my imperial robots, maybe? This is a thread for those single miniatures, not a general showcase for when I complete my lizard squad. I won't post my lizard with a heavy weapon, for instance - cause I've painted plenty of lizards so far and this guy is just armed in a different way. Not really grounds for participation in the club.

I enjoy the entries the most where the participant have given more info than just a model name too. Why is it entered in the painting club? Why haven't you painted one before and what made you do it now? What is it you never painted before? In Colin's case I have no idea if it's yellow nozzled weapons, dwarves, dwarves in space, minis with bare arms, minis with unfinished bases or minis with mohawks. The models are great, but the entry leaves me wanting for more! Same goes for Quindia. Great navigator... but what exactly is it you never painted before? That particular navigator model or Rogue Trader adventurers in general?

I'm not saying you MUST do this or MUST do that, I'm just suggesting ways to make the whole painting club thing more enjoyable and relevant. Now carry on... :D
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Post Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:15 am

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I get your point and have to say I understood thins a little differently and more like a put anything here as long as you put it here first and I thought this was a "loose" place for people to drop pictures so that the vast amount gets people to paint. I guess some others understood it that way too.

That said I do agree that the multiposting sort of alters the value of this thread so I'll stick with exclusive models in the future and the added background would also be a bonus. I'll make sure my future entries will be more on the quality side than on the quantity side, I like your view on this.
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Post Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:19 pm

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Asslessman wrote:I'll make sure my future entries will be more on the quality side than on the quantity side, I like your view on this.

You're a problematic one as regardless of quantity it's always high quality. :)

My approach to the clubs of LAF (and the fantasy one here) have been to post a separate photo for the club thread, then do another regular photo for the blog and forum posts. It gives a sense of exclusivity to the club, which I enjoy. It's a bit dorky, I know. :ugeek:
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Post Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:16 pm

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phreedh wrote:You're a problematic one as regardless of quantity it's always high quality. :)

I meant quality of post here but I'll take the compliment ;)

phreedh wrote:My approach to the clubs of LAF (and the fantasy one here) have been to post a separate photo for the club thread, then do another regular photo for the blog and forum posts. It gives a sense of exclusivity to the club, which I enjoy. It's a bit dorky, I know. :ugeek:

Seems fair to me too, I'm all for pulling this to (even) higher standards
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Post Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:04 pm

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I agree that it would be desirable for there to be some accompanying text with each photo, either backstory for the figure or justification for choosing it/why it has escaped your brush until now. In my case, I've never painted any science fiction miniatures before, but have been drawn in by the pretty pictures and exciting game reports from the rest of you talented buggers :roll:

An exclusive photo for this thread (something I've admittedly not done, but will for any future entries), is a nice touch, Mattias - let's all aim for that from now on.

For the record, the next available number is 016

Carry on!
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Post Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:14 pm

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Mister Rab wrote:I agree that it would be desirable for there to be some accompanying text with each photo, either backstory for the figure or justification for choosing it/why it has escaped your brush until now. In my case, I've never painted any science fiction miniatures before, but have been drawn in by the pretty pictures and exciting game reports from the rest of you talented buggers :roll:

An exclusive photo for this thread (something I've admittedly not done, but will for any future entries), is a nice touch, Mattias - let's all aim for that from now on.

For the record, the next available number is 016

Carry on!


Well, I'll belatedly add more detail about my choice of a squat pirate (at number 14).
I'd collected squats but only painted one before. And I had started working on some squat adventurers (all of this is now finished and appears in my squat mercenaries thread in the showcase section).

I'd collected all the squat pirates, which have always seemed like such characterful and uncommon models. I haven't seen all that many on the Internet in fact. I decided that this one with the pickelhaube and monocle "felt like" a leader. And I'd realized that dang, I've never painted one if these squat pirates before. And wouldn't you know it, we have a challenge on the forum that seems apropos ...

So I hustled him to the top of my queue. And the rest is history. I then picked a couple of the other more 'standard' squat pirates to round out my squad of adventurers. They really seem to work well together.

Incidentally, anyone have a spare squat pirate with pirate hat? It's the only squat pirate I need.
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Post Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:50 pm

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No 16

Ive never before painted any imperial army figure, never played RT or 40k but always liked the imperial troops. Picked this up on a trade on this forum.

Imperial army - Sniper Lang
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