May Day painting challenge – Conclusion

_20190507_081120.JPGWell, we have come to the end of the Bank Holiday weekend and I am somewhat disappointed to report that the Journeys in Middle Earth box set has not been painted.

The final tally was twenty-five and a half models – the half being the Legolas hero figure, which is still in progress. (Although technically the figure is actually zero, as I usually only count a miniatures being painted when the basing has been done).

Where did it all go wrong? Probably with the Ruffians, as I had far too many colours involved. Whilst I am really pleased with the end result, they took far too long finish. The Orc Marauders also seemed to take forever to finish, as is often the case with figures that you are not enjoying.

However, on a positive note, I did achieve a fair bit, and the game is almost fully playable with painted miniatures. Certainly for the game I am currently playing with Josh, I only have to finish Legolas and Aragorn – and I am almost there with that (it’s amazing how much time was spent on Monday looking at card artwork to decide on colour schemes – but that is another story).

The next step is to get everything I have painted based – I should be able to get that done by the weekend, all being well.

Thank you to everyone who has followed my progress over the weekend – especially those who have cheered, encouraged and generally sent positive vibes my way. Whilst I haven’t had chance to respond to everyone, all your comments were very much appreciated.


9 Comments on May Day painting challenge – Conclusion

  1. John Sharman // May 7, 2019 at 07:46 // Reply

    Great effort. I would never have finished so many figures.

  2. Well done! Happy journeying.

  3. Great work mate – and don’t feel that you’ve failed – it’s a bloody solid weekend worth of painted, completed models, and while you might feel that you spent too much time on the Ruffians and orcs, they look all the better for the time invested – and they’ll still be painted well in a year’s time even if you need to spend next weekend completing the heroes…

  4. Alex Woodrow // May 7, 2019 at 13:16 // Reply

    Who remembers when Neil Shuck was a byword for not painting figures? Seems like a lifetime ago now. Well done!

  5. Terry Bermingham // May 7, 2019 at 16:50 // Reply

    Well done Neil. I would love to have had a weekend painting. Good on you. Cannot dawdle I need to get back to the housework!!!

  6. Ludo Eksel // May 7, 2019 at 17:33 // Reply

    In the same time I undercoated five figures…
    Did Neil Shuck just outpaint me 😲

  7. Martijn // May 8, 2019 at 07:26 // Reply

    I enjoyed following your little series and I think you may be very happy with what you have achieved. They look pretty good altogether!

  8. Great effort there Neil, some really nice looking figures.

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