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Author Topic: (AP 2018) General Lee Too Fat's Warlord Chinese for BoB - 3rd times the charm!  (Read 8277 times)

Offline Johnno

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Well I suppose I'm in.  lol

Despite only painting 7 figures in the last 3 months when in the last 3 years I've painted less than 7 figures combined. Oh boy! But maybe, just maybe I've found my painting mojo. I expect to fall miserably behind for the August and September goals but should be able to pick it up from October - January.

When Northstar became the official manufacturer and distributor for Copplestone Castings, they had a little sale and I went a little crazy. This is just my infantry and artillery elements. I also have some militia, armour, cavalry and a one plane air force. But I'm not counting them in this project.

50 Riflemen, 10 Assault Troops, 10 Dare to Die Troops, 4 man command squad, HMG, mortar and field gun. Bringing the total to 84 men, 3 artillery pieces.
Which means I need to paint 14 men per month and an artillery piece every 2 months. Doable  o_o



And I couldn't figure out how to flip the picture. Sorry  :?

Wish me luck.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2018, 06:08:07 PM by Johnno »
Yearly painting challenges only show me how useless I am at painting...


Offline Overlord

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Re: (AP 2016) General Lee Too Fat's Warlord Chinese for BoB
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2016, 01:35:19 PM »
Glad to see you are in. 8)

My rationale for entering is spookily similar to yours;  Very little painting done in recent years and the Copplestone sale used to expand my existing Chinese forces. 
Even the Warlord name I was considering, Lo Fat Chow, isn't a world away from yours.  Chinese Warlord Diet War?  lol

Good luck for the forthcoming campaign.

2018 Lead Tally: Acq: 391 Ptd: 025  Total: -366
2017 Lead Tally: Acq: 000 Ptd: 102  Total: +102
2009-16 Tally:  Acq: 1417 Ptd: 507  Total: -910

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Re: (AP 2016) General Lee Too Fat's Warlord Chinese for BoB
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2016, 01:49:04 PM »
And another joins the fray  8)

cheers

James

Offline Johnno

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Re: (AP 2016) General Lee Too Fat's Warlord Chinese for BoB
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2016, 12:01:04 AM »
Glad to see you are in. 8)

My rationale for entering is spookily similar to yours;  Very little painting done in recent years and the Copplestone sale used to expand my existing Chinese forces. 
Even the Warlord name I was considering, Lo Fat Chow, isn't a world away from yours.  Chinese Warlord Diet War?  lol

Good luck for the forthcoming campaign.



Let's do it!  :D


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Re: (AP 2016) General Lee Too Fat's Warlord Chinese for BoB
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2016, 01:05:09 AM »
Great to see another Warlord General enter the fray! I have declared this year to be the Year of the Warlord Chinese for me and like you took advantage of the Copplestone sale. I made great progress early in the year. So where am I now? Stuck on a large group of US troops from the 1918-19 Siberian Intervention for the past two months!  lol lol I am hoping that you fellows will inspire me to get back on track!!
LB
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Re: (AP 2016) General Lee Too Fat's Warlord Chinese for BoB
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2016, 03:03:28 PM »
Welcome to the madness! It's amazing  how one little Warlord skirmish force can start to grow. I think I'm around 60+ figures with vehicles now and the only thing slowing me down is the storage box I picked is getting full.

Chris
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Offline Johnno

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Re: (AP 2016) General Lee Too Fat's Warlord Chinese for BoB
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2016, 10:55:13 PM »
Madness is right! 3 people whose work I follow will now be watching mine :o

Thankfully joekano has some flags I can download for the banners.

And I think I've just stumbled across a colour scheme that is both visually appealing and super easy...time will tell...

Offline Johnno

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Re: (AP 2016) General Lee Too Fat's Warlord Chinese for BoB
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2016, 07:39:07 PM »
Quick update:

The struggle is real!

I've finally  :) tracked down enough metal washers from Home Depot after checking both Rona and Lowe's for about 10 days... :(

I've based 20 44 troopers for the first deadline (or two).

Now I'm waiting for a dreadfully slow order which contains my Army Painter base spray.  :'(
« Last Edit: July 14, 2016, 12:57:18 AM by Johnno »

Offline rumacara

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Re: (AP 2016) General Lee Too Fat's Warlord Chinese for BoB
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2016, 10:30:00 AM »
Go for it. :)

Offline Johnno

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Re: (AP 2016) General Lee Too Fat's Warlord Chinese for BoB
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2016, 06:31:17 PM »
Update

My Army Painter order was part-refunded! Got the brushes but no primer... :'(

No explanation given but maybe couldn't send spray can via mail?

Now I have to find a spare moment to head into the city to pick some up.

Offline Johnno

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Re: (AP 2016) General Lee Too Fat's Warlord Chinese for BoB
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2016, 03:08:07 AM »
I squeaked into a much closer store and picked up a can of Wolf Grey Army Painter spray. Was originally going to use Uniform Grey but I really don't know when I can make it to my normal store.

Primed 20 figures this evening and painted a test figure. All that's left is the basing.

Now I'm not going to win any awards but it is a table top standard I'm good with.

Offline Johnno

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Re: (AP 2016) General Lee Too Fat's Warlord Chinese for BoB
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2016, 01:42:40 PM »
Please excuse my (lack of) photography skills.

The test figure is complete.



Copplestone Casting Warlord Chinese Trooper

Uniform - Primed Army Painter Wolf Grey, wash devlan mud drybrush fenrisian grey, ulthuan grey
Blanket & gaiters - dawnstone, wash devlan mud
Skin - Reikland Flesh, wash Reikland fleshshade, Reikland Flesh
Rifle stock & webbing - Mournfang brown, wash devlan mud (I still have some!)
Hat badge & rifle barrel - runefang steel, wash devlan mud
Hat band & collar tags - Khorne Red
Base - Stirland mud, Mournfang brown, I'm forgetting this name ,ushabti bone
Shoes & Socks - abaddon black, dawnstone, wash devlan mud

Offline rumacara

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Re: (AP 2016) General Lee Too Fat's Warlord Chinese for BoB
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2016, 09:26:16 AM »
Seems very nice.
Now on to the rest. ;)

Offline Johnno

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Re: (AP 2016) General Lee Too Fat's Warlord Chinese for BoB
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2016, 07:25:21 PM »
Thanks for the kind words Rumacara. They are on the way lol

Well, I dreadfully failed the August 1st deadline (only the test figure painted and 29 others glued to washers and primed) but I was fully expecting to.

Made some real progress for the September 1st deadline. Batch painting is both efficient and mind numbingly annoying. I should be able to show some more finished figures by then.

I got some good advice from Marianas Gamer a la Orctrader and am trying to apply the technique but am having mixed results.

Offline Johnno

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Re: (AP 2017) General Lee Too Fat's Warlord Chinese for BoB - Redux
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2017, 11:30:00 AM »
Let's try this again  :D

 

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