Category: Painting Challenge

2019 Guildford Games Club Hobby Challenge: January!

Our first month is done and people have been busy! Chasing away the winter cold with the furnace of their hobby crucibles! Or something suitably dramatic.

First up Paul Townsend shows us both his painting skills and his mastery of little metal conversion with some gorgeous halflings! (tip: click the images to zoom!)

Jimmy shows us the meaning of grit and endurance as he worked his way through 39 Skaven to add to his ever growing horde (tip: click the images to zoom!)

While simultaneously fighting Zulu and helping charity James Dix lays down the hulls of a tank company (where he keeps the extra hands I am not sure!)

(tip: click the images to zoom!)

Wes has a pair of Ghulam (plural: Ghilman) complete!

I painted my way through the last bit of my Warmaster Wood Elves that I need for a tournament. I also got lured into the world of Lord of the Rings and have some elves done and to support the Infinity Campaign I have some civilians done. (tip: click the images to zoom!)

Adam Stallwood rolls in with his fantastically painted, monstrous genestealer cultists, showing us all the meaning of object source lighting! (tip: click the images to zoom!)

The Pledges

Name Pledge Progress Comments
Tom James Lavers Bevell 1. Finish painting my Dark angels (there currently are at least 200 unpainted models, 80 of which are tactical marines)
2. Actually win a game with them!
Sam Parish I have four cases of unfinished models. Some need some hobby work done, others just need painting. What I’d like to do, is have the club pick one of my boxes at random on a poll on the Games club page, and that’s the first box I work on.
James Dix To complete my:
Imperial Guard army (4000pts ish left to do)
Prussian army
Necromunda House Gangs
Just some basecoating
Alex Ede Fully complete my heresy blood angels and sanguinius (if when he drops) roughly 1500pts left to go and place well with them in the heresy eventsAnd make a proper start and finish my ironjawz to 2500pts and then take them to an event at WHw
Paul Townsend I aim to complete the equivalent of two elements (character, “troop” sized unit or war machine) for kings of war each month. Included in this at least 3 giants, complete my Frostgrave warband, napoleonic french, and get the Halfmen to a good playable size army. Game on! My Halflings are starting the year well. This month I’ve finished a regiment of sword & buckler braves, and also completed my battle shrine. Very happy with this start to the year
David Last 1. Fully paint and base 200 models2. Finish the small projects: Blood Bowl Team, Superhero Team
3. Attend 3 tournaments4. (Attempt to) run a Campaign at the club
Warmaster: 6 stands of wild riders, 3 stands warhawk riders, 9 stands of glade riders, 4 stands of waywatchers. 14 LotR elves, 11 Spectre Civilians for the Infinity Campaign: 50/200

Played in Eddie’s FoWv4. event (which I count as a tournament!): 1/3

I will count 28-32mm figures as one model, 5x6mm figures as one model, 3x10mm as one model, larger monstrous/warmachine/etc. figures may count as more than one model
Ross Packman I’d like to get a Necromunda board finished, including multi-level terrain.
Mark Collins I hope to rewrite and finish a third novel, World Without Bounds, for Easter and then write a fourth entirely new novel from scratch in the same series by Christmas.
James Jimmy Pownall I want to be able to filed 3k pts of skaven in 6th Ed fantasy fully painted. For the hobby challenge this month I’ve painted 30 clanrats, 8 of 20 night runners, an assassin and a grey seer.
Wes Saunders I want to work on my painting techniques and at least enter some kind of painting competition This week I’ve been painting up the Haqqislam starter set for Infinity – I’ve been looking for a new game system and after a great intro from Josh and Freddie I want to have a crack at the upcoming campaign! In terms of painting, I wanted to push myself this year and have decided to do these as my standard paint job – something to work up from. I tend to do a couple of simple base colours, a good helping of my trusty Army Painter strong tone, neaten, little highlight and then call it a day.
Adam Stallwood I’d like to pledge a genestealer cult army for 40k. 2000pts (ish) worth
Eddie Turner Take on GWs Lord of the Rings Hobby Bingo

Happy hobbying!

2019 Guildford Games Club Hobby Challenge: The Pledges!

New year and new challengers appear! This year the format is being shaken up a bit to include a more diverse array of hobby pursuits so it’s not only the painting challenge anymore.

Our intrepid entrees have a bewildering and diverse array of pledges that they will try and complete throughout this year, all detailed below. Let’s see what’s exciting everyone…

The Pledges

Name Pledge Progress Comments
Tom James Lavers Bevell 1. Finish painting my Dark angels (there currently are at least 200 unpainted models, 80 of which are tactical marines)
2. Actually win a game with them!
Sam Parish I have four cases of unfinished models. Some need some hobby work done, others just need painting. What I’d like to do, is have the club pick one of my boxes at random on a poll on the Games club page, and that’s the first box I work on.
James Dix To complete my:
Imperial Guard army (4000pts ish left to do)
Prussian army
Necromunda House Gangs
Alex Ede Fully complete my heresy blood angels and sanguinius (if when he drops) roughly 1500pts left to go and place well with them in the heresy events

And make a proper start and finish my ironjawz to 2500pts and then take them to an event at WHw

Paul Townsend One is definitely to play a reasonable game with a fully painted purely halfling army
David Last 1. Fully paint and base 200 models

2. Finish the small projects: Blood Bowl Team, Necromunda Gang, Superhero Team
3. Attend 3 tournaments

4. (Attempt to) run a Campaign at the club

I will count 28-32mm figures as one model, 5x6mm figures as one model, larger monstrous/warmachine/etc. figures may count as more than one model
Ross Packman I’d like to get a Necromunda board finished, including multi-level terrain.
Mark Collins I hope to rewrite and finish a third novel, World Without Bounds, for Easter and then write a fourth entirely new novel from scratch in the same series by Christmas.
James Jimmy Pownall I want to be able to filed 3k pts of skaven in 6th Ed fantasy fully painted.
Wes Saunders I want to work on my painting techniques and at least enter some kind of painting competition
Adam Stallwood I’d like to pledge a genestealer cult army for 40k. 2000pts (ish) worth

Happy hobbying!

2018 Guildford Games Club Painting Challenge: December!

Final entry for 2018 and Paul is back in action with some extremely characterful halflings!

While I, not to be outdone on the half size men, have cranked out a handful of Warmaster Wood Elves and a few more Stormcast.

The Pledges

Name Pledge Progress Comments
David Last Completely paint and base 200 models by Dec 31st 2018, learn how to paint glowing energy ‘power sword’ effects 5 Sequitors, 1 stormcast heralder, 1 warmaster wood elf glade riders, 1 warmaster wood elf warhawk riders, 4 warmaster characters, 2 warmaster wood elf glade guard and 2 units of warmaster treekin
384/200
I will count 28-32mm figures as one model, 5x6mm figures as one model, larger monstrous/warmachine/etc. figures may count as more than one model
Tim Smith craft a 6×4 tables worth of terrain; summer grassland and rocky outcrops. Also want to fully paint a small Eldar/Ynnari army, magnetising the larger models and/or customising the army in some way his year I managed to do the 6×4 worth of terrain and nealry finished 1500 points of my 2k list – just some Tau FWs to do and then some basing Despite having a baby cutting into my hobby time, I might succeed in my challenge (albeit a smaller Tau army instead of my Eldar).
Paul Townsend complete one element (troop, character, warmachine or monster) for kings of war _or_ three bases of 6mm napoleonics each month to a gaming standardI pledge to update http://Hobbybrush.com at least once a month, to encourage my own hobby and further promote that of the club Halfmen are top of the Bill for me again – finally starting their artillery college forces with a cannon and a steel behemoth (steam land ship) and my preacher finally had his goat painted to pull his mighty wheelbarrow into war! 
Alex Foyster -Pick up a brush and paint once per week.-Finish one ‘thing’ per month
Ash March complete 100 miniatures by the end of the year ???/100 Calvary count as 2 each, big stuff 5. Will start to keep track from next month
Biel Tan Paint 1 full squad of minis per month from my currently owned backlog for the rest of the year. ???/6 months

Great job everyone who contributed this year 🙂

2018 Guildford Games Club Painting Challenge: November!

A quiet month for painting with the year end approaching fast. Only me with anything to report this time.

I managed to get the final part of my pledge finished with some different attempts at power weapon glow, with the green and red working best.

Other than that I worked on 10mm scale models for Warmaster Fantasy, getting some Wood Elf Eternal Guard completed as well as a large contingent of 6 units of Dryads, 2 Branchwraiths and four Treemen. I rather foolishly signed up for a tournament in February despite not having an army at the time…

Then just a few more Sigmarines.

The Pledges

Name Pledge Progress Comments
David Last Completely paint and base 200 models by Dec 31st 2018, learn how to paint glowing energy ‘power sword’ effects 5 Sequitors, 6 units of warmaster dryads, 4 warmaster treemen, 2 branchwraiths and a unit of Warmaster spearelves, plus power weapon glow
359/200
I will count 28-32mm figures as one model, 5x6mm figures as one model, larger monstrous/warmachine/etc. figures may count as more than one model
Tim Smith craft a 6×4 tables worth of terrain; summer grassland and rocky outcrops. Also want to fully paint a small Eldar/Ynnari army, magnetising the larger models and/or customising the army in some way Despite having a baby cutting into my hobby time, I might succeed in my challenge (albeit a smaller Tau army instead of my Eldar).
Paul Townsend complete one element (troop, character, warmachine or monster) for kings of war _or_ three bases of 6mm napoleonics each month to a gaming standardI pledge to update http://Hobbybrush.com at least once a month, to encourage my own hobby and further promote that of the club  
Alex Foyster -Pick up a brush and paint once per week.-Finish one ‘thing’ per month
Ash March complete 100 miniatures by the end of the year ???/100 Calvary count as 2 each, big stuff 5. Will start to keep track from next month
Biel Tan Paint 1 full squad of minis per month from my currently owned backlog for the rest of the year. ???/6 months

Happy painting!

2018 Guildford Games Club Painting Challenge: October!

New month, new updates!

Tim Smith has, despite some new distractions, managed to paint up some fantastic looking Tau

I painted some Orcs to bring my AoS forces to 1000pts, The Aethervoid Pendulum and the Prismatic Palisade AoS spells. Then crash painted an entire 1:6000 fleet for Victory at Sea. Top tip: Don’t try and hand paint the Australian flag on a 1:6000 model!

The Pledges

Name Pledge Progress Comments
David Last Completely paint and base 200 models by Dec 31st 2018, learn how to paint glowing energy ‘power sword’ effects 10 Orc ‘Ardboyz, 2 endless spells, 8 destroyers, 9 submarines, 4 cruisers, 3 battlecruisers, 3 battleships and 4 aircraft carriers
329/200
I will count 28-32mm figures as one model, 5x6mm figures as one model, larger monstrous/warmachine/etc. figures may count as more than one model
Tim Smith craft a 6×4 tables worth of terrain; summer grassland and rocky outcrops. Also want to fully paint a small Eldar/Ynnari army, magnetising the larger models and/or customising the army in some way 1 large Tau battlesuit and progress on 2 others Despite having a baby cutting into my hobby time, I might succeed in my challenge (albeit a smaller Tau army instead of my Eldar).
Paul Townsend complete one element (troop, character, warmachine or monster) for kings of war _or_ three bases of 6mm napoleonics each month to a gaming standardI pledge to update http://Hobbybrush.com at least once a month, to encourage my own hobby and further promote that of the club  
Alex Foyster -Pick up a brush and paint once per week.-Finish one ‘thing’ per month
Ash March complete 100 miniatures by the end of the year ???/100 Calvary count as 2 each, big stuff 5. Will start to keep track from next month
Biel Tan Paint 1 full squad of minis per month from my currently owned backlog for the rest of the year. ???/6 months

Happy painting!

2018 Guildford Games Club Painting Challenge: September!

Just me this month, end of summer blues perhaps slowing the work!

I’m going to need to start looking at power sword effects if I am to complete my pledge this year.

The Pledges

Name Pledge Progress Comments
David Last Completely paint and base 200 models by Dec 31st 2018, learn how to paint glowing energy ‘power sword’ effects 5 Stormcast completed, 3 stands of Warmaster Glade Guard and 3 stands of Warmaster Eternal Guard
286/200
I will count 28-32mm figures as one model, 5x6mm figures as one model, larger monstrous/warmachine/etc. figures may count as more than one model
Tim Smith craft a 6×4 tables worth of terrain; summer grassland and rocky outcrops. Also want to fully paint a small Eldar/Ynnari army, magnetising the larger models and/or customising the army in some way
Paul Townsend complete one element (troop, character, warmachine or monster) for kings of war _or_ three bases of 6mm napoleonics each month to a gaming standardI pledge to update http://Hobbybrush.com at least once a month, to encourage my own hobby and further promote that of the club  
Alex Foyster -Pick up a brush and paint once per week.-Finish one ‘thing’ per month
Ash March complete 100 miniatures by the end of the year ???/100 Calvary count as 2 each, big stuff 5. Will start to keep track from next month
Biel Tan Paint 1 full squad of minis per month from my currently owned backlog for the rest of the year. ???/6 months

Happy painting!

2018 Guildford Games Club Painting Challenge: August!

Only a few projects makinf progress this month from the Guildford club members. Perhaps a calm before a storm!

But all was not silent. Paul continues to add to his dastardly Frenchmen

While I added some Stormcast, Kung-Fu Monks, Spaceships and finished my Flames of War Brits

The Pledges

Name Pledge Progress Comments
David Last Completely paint and base 200 models by Dec 31st 2018, learn how to paint glowing energy ‘power sword’ effects 9 Stormcast completed, 4 cruisers, 3 frigates, 3 churchill, 3 stuart, 4 M10, 4 25pdr, 4 BL5.5, 2 crusader AA and 3 monks

269/200

I will count 28-32mm figures as one model, 5x6mm figures as one model, larger monstrous/warmachine/etc. figures may count as more than one model
Tim Smith craft a 6×4 tables worth of terrain; summer grassland and rocky outcrops. Also want to fully paint a small Eldar/Ynnari army, magnetising the larger models and/or customising the army in some way
Paul Townsend complete one element (troop, character, warmachine or monster) for kings of war _or_ three bases of 6mm napoleonics each month to a gaming standardI pledge to update http://Hobbybrush.com at least once a month, to encourage my own hobby and further promote that of the club Several more stands of Fench Napoleonics
Alex Foyster -Pick up a brush and paint once per week.-Finish one ‘thing’ per month
Ash March complete 100 miniatures by the end of the year ???/100 Calvary count as 2 each, big stuff 5. Will start to keep track from next month
Biel Tan Paint 1 full squad of minis per month from my currently owned backlog for the rest of the year. ???/6 months

Happy painting!

2018 Guildford Games Club Painting Challenge: June!

Half way through the year and there’s some development’s afoot!

As ever the mutable way of the world do not leave our pledges untouched. Ash March has crafted anew his pledge for the year and a new challenger approaches! A being known only as Biel Tan has a pledge all their own.

For this month Tim Smith has completed one portion of his pledge with some fantastic looking scenery

Paul’s Romans Auxilia grow faster than the empire itself and the forces of Napoleon lurk ominously in the background

I managed to get forces for two games completed – 6mm Israelis for Fate of a Nation and 28mm British Indians for Chain of Command. As well as finalising my colour scheme for a new Stormcast army for Age of Sigmar.

The Pledges

Name Pledge Progress Comments
David Last Completely paint and base 200 models by Dec 31st 2018, learn how to paint glowing energy ‘power sword’ effects The 6mm Israelis count for 15 models, 5 stormcast and 47 28mm soldiers for a solid 67 models this month 218/200 I will count 28-32mm figures as one model, 5x6mm figures as one model, larger monstrous/warmachine/etc. figures may count as more than one model
Tim Smith craft a 6×4 tables worth of terrain; summer grassland and rocky outcrops. Also want to fully paint a small Eldar/Ynnari army, magnetising the larger models and/or customising the army in some way Tables worth of terrain completed! Hurray!
Paul Townsend complete one element (troop, character, warmachine or monster) for kings of war _or_ three bases of 6mm napoleonics each month to a gaming standard

I pledge to update http://Hobbybrush.com at least once a month, to encourage my own hobby and further promote that of the club

Thanks to a couple of unexpected days off work, the Romans saw more additions in the form of another regiment and two further troops of Auxillaries, completing that area of the force.
Alex Foyster -Pick up a brush and paint once per week.

-Finish one ‘thing’ per month

Ash March complete 100 miniatures by the end of the year ???/100 Calvary count as 2 each, big stuff 5. Will start to keep track from next month
Biel Tan Paint 1 full squad of minis per month from my currently owned backlog for the rest of the year. ???/6 months

Happy painting!

2018 Guildford Games Club Painting Challenge: May!

The month comes to a close and there are some updates!

Paul has completed his gorgeous French infantry

I have a variety of bits and pieces. Morathi, two supervillains and some itty bitty Israeli armour.

The Pledges

Name Pledge Progress Comments
David Last Completely paint and base 200 models by Dec 31st 2018, learn how to paint glowing energy ‘power sword’ effects 10 ‘models’ completed this month. 151/200 I will count 28-32mm figures as one model, 5x6mm figures as one model, larger monstrous/warmachine/etc. figures may count as more than one model
Tim Smith craft a 6×4 tables worth of terrain; summer grassland and rocky outcrops. Also want to fully paint a small Eldar/Ynnari army, magnetising the larger models and/or customising the army in some way
Paul Townsend complete one element (troop, character, warmachine or monster) for kings of war _or_ three bases of 6mm napoleonics each month to a gaming standard

I pledge to update http://Hobbybrush.com at least once a month, to encourage my own hobby and further promote that of the club

6mm French Napoleonic infantry completed
Alex Foyster -Pick up a brush and paint once per week.

-Finish one ‘thing’ per month

Ash March I’ll pledge to have this orc mega force finished along with a necromunda gang and my bushido minis all by my birthday at the end of may (!) by the end of the year I’ll have my epic armies all painted and my 6mm napoleonics along with the high elves..

Happy painting!

2018 Guildford Games Club Painting Challenge: April!

Updates for April!

It’s been a quiet month but even then the industrious Guildford Club has painted its way through some stuff!

Paul has contonued his epic journey as though he were Hannibal astride his Giant mount through Rome to add some Auxilia

I painted some 6mm Israelis for the Arab-Israeli conflict and some more Witch Elves and Morathi for Age of Sigmar.

The Pledges

Name Pledge Progress Comments
David Last Completely paint and base 200 models by Dec 31st 2018, learn how to paint glowing energy ‘power sword’ effects 21 models completed this month. 141/200

5 witch elves, a host of 6mm Israelis and Morathi

I will count 28-32mm figures as one model, 5x6mm figures as one model, larger monstrous/warmachine/etc. figures may count as more than one model
Tim Smith craft a 6×4 tables worth of terrain; summer grassland and rocky outcrops. Also want to fully paint a small Eldar/Ynnari army, magnetising the larger models and/or customising the army in some way
Paul Townsend complete one element (troop, character, warmachine or monster) for kings of war _or_ three bases of 6mm napoleonics each month to a gaming standard

I pledge to update http://Hobbybrush.com at least once a month, to encourage my own hobby and further promote that of the club

Both regiments of Auxillaries and the giant are finished
Alex Foyster -Pick up a brush and paint once per week.

-Finish one ‘thing’ per month

Ash March I’ll pledge to have this orc mega force finished along with a necromunda gang and my bushido minis all by my birthday at the end of may (!) by the end of the year I’ll have my epic armies all painted and my 6mm napoleonics along with the high elves..

Happy painting!