Yesterday I put myself to the task. I had a ton of models that I have been wanting to get put together, so I did it. 78 models put together in one day (not one sitting). Now ready to be painted.


So what was I building? Of course it was guardsmen for that many models to get worked on all at once. To be more exact 48 of them were guardsmen, while the other 30 are IG models, but I added to them several Grey Knight bits as they are to be my Warrior Acolytes.

I did not quite get to everything, I ended up not completing 6 Inquisitorial servitors, and 4 additional  acolytes with storm bolters. But I accomplished my goal, so that I can start getting these models ready for the tabletop. With so much to build, I needed to be able to get in a good push on the biggest batch of it.

Now there is no way I can get that much painting done in one day, even with the most basic methods.

In this hobby, I don't think I know anyone who has every model in their collection painted and ready to go, even though its a goal for every single one of us. Often even, the projects get so deep and so many that there are just too many of them to ever get done.

Hence why it was time for me to bury the hatchet, and get these models built. Unfortunately sometimes putting together the grunts can get a little tedious.


So what did I put together?
40 Imperial Guard Conscripts
30 Warrior Acolytes with Plasma Guns
Commander Chenkov
Captain Alrahem
4 Imperial Guardsmen with Flamers
2 Imperial Guardsmen with Grenade Launchers

36 Comments:

  1. Funny - I just finished doing this with all my 'nids. I make it a point to only field things I have painted up. Last week, I painted the last unit: 14,000 points of Tyranids. Takes forever, but is worth it!

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    1. Hhahahahhaa: http://www.warpshadow.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=16925

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    2. Great Pictures. I don't think the guys in the bastion are going to make it.

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    3. Respect!..

      I would've gone out of my mind if I would paint that number of miniatures. I doubt if I'd ever make it.

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    4. Oh, I didn't do it Natfka-style, although I did have a few days like that were I just sat down and assembled and painted up 70-some gants at once. As he could probably tell you, it's rewarding because you get get to see them all finally put together and looking right.

      On the flip side, you need a break from the hobby for a week or so.

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    5. I know what you're talking about. I recently painted Chaos miniatures every day for about a month. Currently I'm on a break for some weeks now.

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  2. Got to ask, what storm bolters did you use for the acolytes? its always a struggle to find correctly proportioned ones.

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    1. I have lots of storm bolters sitting around, including ones I can cut off not used Grey Knights bits. Those take the most work, but are probably the best that I have.

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    2. Ahhh, yeah i have some of those but i always think they're a bit big still.

      good luck in the project, look forward to seeing some results

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    3. But... They're supposed to be oversized. The fluff has always said moat humans struggle to fire bolt weapons due to the size and kick.

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  3. By the way, how big is the army you are building for being able to field 30 guys with plasma guns? It's awesome.

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    1. Ok, that'll do it... Would love to see that in action!

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  4. I wound up with carpal tunnel back from manual labor of all things.
    Now I find it is a pain in the butt to assemble models. With as much time as I spend cleaning up mold lines I'm lucky if I can get all the models out of a single box cleaned up in one day let alone get anywhere near that sheer volume of models.

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    1. This! Not so much the CT but being super picky about mold lines. Takes me forever to get done.

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    2. I am a little OCD about the mould lines, can't put a model down until they are all gone.

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    3. Yeah, it's a blessing and a curse. My brother just snips out his Imperial Guard and Dwarves and just glues them all together real fast. I like to make sure mine are all pretty.

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  5. Quite an accomplishment! Sometimes it can be fun to test your mettle, I've built and painted a Stompa Ina single night, and built and painted the Ork side of Assault on Black Reach in an evening. Lots of sleep deprival, but with little ones I was used to it ;)

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    1. Ah, the universal battle cry of the parent: Sleep is for the weak!

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  6. Where did you get all the plasma guns from? :o

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    1. You can buy them in packs of 5 from GW.

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    2. Oh derp! Yep, I forgot they were in resin now. I got excited for a moment, thinking they were the plastic ones bought in bulk on the cheap from somewhere. oh well, lol

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  7. Massive respect for getting all this done. I know whenever I have a massive gluing session I develop a hard crust of superglue on my fingers, and spend the next few days biting it off like some sort of demented leper.

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    1. Dunno about biting it off, but I definitely get the 'entertainment' of peeling superglue crust from fingers days after modelling!

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    2. When I'm using superglue I usually wear medical/latex gloves. These are fairly cheap and can be bought at most general stores selling household products.

      I really recommend using these, as those few cents can save you time cleaning your hands.

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  8. And I thought I had done well with 10 death marks, wow.

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  9. Love the updates on work... it actually motivates me to do the same. I have too many armies personally - but that does not stop me.

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  10. Wish I was able to just sit down and work like that.

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  11. After reading this, I finally pulled my finger out and started painting the Flyrant that's been sitting assembled and ready to go for about 3 months - you've finally shamed me into being less lazy.

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  12. I build each model then paint, I take tons of time to do it because I spent a pretty penny to buy them, and I'm going to finish them. Though buying the kits before hand and cleaning them up and putting in a bits shelf makes it easy to pick up pieces and then build whenever you feel like it without the painfully long process of cleaning up the mold lines and icons. I build one night, paint another and really make the making of the hobby rather then just playing.

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  13. I find myself chronically burned-out from 40k I am just sooo freakin tired of paint my blood angels that I can't seem to finish... its like 8,500pts, I have at least 3 colors on nearly all models... but I find myself starting new armies just to get over the dred of paint more minis red...haha, but I love my Crimson angels (alabama fan). When I finish a squad though it inspires me to work on another and get more done on each,( we have a rule at my store about competing with at least 3 colors on each mini). Sot hey are all playable... I just have to go back and finish things like detail and highlights and extreme highlights, drill bolter holes and such.

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