Hobby Bingo August 2021 – Belated Stargrave Mega-update Part 1

So it is time to concede that anything resembling regular blogging has been thrown out of the window as summer holidays are now come and gone.

Since I enjoy both Frostrgave and Rangers of Shadow Deep, have really been looking forward to Stargrave and so I took the opportunity to splurge on a mixture of official Northstar figures, Gates of Antares Freeborn, Maelstrom’s Edge Broken, GW Hobbit Goblins and a rag tag of other figures to fill out the Bestiary.

I haven’t religiously kept a track of the actual ‘hobby karma’, but I have pretty much painted everything as I have bought it with just about a half dozen figures left to the bits box Gods for future conversion – all in should be around 138 figures painted over the last few months (I think).

Here is a smattering of pictures:

Frostrgave Cultist bodies + Gates of Antares Freeborn heads = Stargrave Ruffians
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Hobby Bingo April 2021 Update: Badab War & Lufgt Huron

Belated April hobby write-up! Covid lockdown continues to progress in the UK, but my commuting to London for work is now a distant memory and so I struggle to find time for regular blogging now.

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#thedaemonink part 2 – The Devourers of the Word Made Flesh

This is a follow-up to my original background post here where I sketched out the lore & unpainted test kitbashes.

While the kitbashes were completed in January, I had been sitting on the bits since the beginning of the early 2020 UK Covid lockdown and so this is a good contender for Ann’s Immaterium’s April 2021 “Paint the Crap You Already Own!” Painting and Hobby Challenge!

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Hobby Bingo March 2021 Update: Marvel Crisis Protocol Starter

Home schooling is over in the UK as the Covid lockdown eases and so hopefully I have permanently retired from my 2nd unpaid job of being the ‘Worst Maths Teacher in the World’. Which means I have a bit more time for hobbying now!

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Hobby Bingo Feb 2021 Update: Necromunda Esher Gang, 40k Deathguard and Oathmark Undead

Trying to help school an 8yr old while working from home isn’t a great enabler for hobbying, but then again this is outweighed by the fact that there isn’t much to do at home in lockdown other than hobby or watch Netflix.

I have really found the Necromunda gangs a bit of a grind to do and the most intimidating has been the Esher and so I have really dragged my heels on painting them. Girding my brush, I finally settled on a purple & turquoise scheme which I think turned out OK despite it definitely being outside of my painting comfort palette:

Necromunda Esher Gang
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Hobby Bingo 2021

This year I am going to again be tracking my ‘net hobby karma’ (i.e. the number of figures I have painted and sold/given away vs. what I have bought). However, to mix things up in a bit more fun way than focusing on grinding away by the figure instead I’m going to focus on being able to tick off projects on my hobby bingo board. This is an idea originated from Andy of the Hobby Support Group podcast which has been widely adopted as a fun thing to share on the HATE Club Facebook page.

So here is my Hobby Bingo Board for 2021:

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#thedaemonink part 1 – The Devourers of the Word Made Flesh

As 2021 has begun, the UK has entered yet another Covid-19 lockdown and so I have decided to kick off with something a bit different to refresh my hobby mojo.

The Daemon Ink is another gloriously rich Inq28 background and hobby setting from the ever talented Mark from the Heresy Of Us blog – stop reading now and go check it out now before you do anything else!

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Maintaining Positive Hobby Karma – Part 18 / Necromunda Goliaths and Van Saar

Nov and early Dec have continued to be slow on the hobby progress front, but I have finally now made some progress on painting some Necromunda figures that have been left on the hobby pile of shame for quite some time.

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Maintaining Positive Hobby Karma – Part 17 / Blackstone Fortress #3

Sept and early Oct have continued to be slow on the hobby progress front, but I have finally now completed painting my Blackstone Fortress set!

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Maintaining Positive Hobby Karma – Part 16 / Blackstone Fortress #2

August ended another slow hobby month for me – no chance of regular face to face gaming any time soon given Covid, so I have been continuing with the Skype/Online RPG playing with what little free time I have. Continue reading

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