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Re: 60 Days of Hobby 2021 to 2022, into 100 Days of Hobby for 2022!
« Reply #150 on: May 08, 2022, 11:16:43 AM »
Got tons of painting done yesterday across the scope of all the figures needed for the upcoming convention next week! :icon_biggrin:

Plus I cut and spread for making 4 more hills, one of which is a multi level hill for an eventual medieval scenario between Spanish vs. French in Sicily.  The other three are for a wintry table planned for Lion Rampant and other things as as well.  Also planned out 5 more hills beyond that.
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Re: 60 Days of Hobby 2021 to 2022, into 100 Days of Hobby for 2022!
« Reply #151 on: May 09, 2022, 02:17:55 AM »
Not as productive a day as yesterday.

Day 154 of 156 & Day 129 for 2022: primed and painted the 4 new hills, and minimal painting of crossbowmen, plus harness for two horses and then brown washed them.
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

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Re: 60 Days of Hobby 2021 to 2022, into 100 Days of Hobby for 2022!
« Reply #152 on: May 09, 2022, 02:43:47 PM »
Day 155 of 157 & Day 130 for 2022: a bunch of painting on knights and spearmen this morning.
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

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Re: 60 Days of Hobby 2021 to 2022, into 100 Days of Hobby for 2022!
« Reply #153 on: May 09, 2022, 04:10:34 PM »
Same day, same bat channel ... just flowered up some archer and spearmen bases, plus glued all 12 green coated Norman crossbowmen and all 12 Genovese crossbowmen to their bases.  Plus spears glued in for 6 spearmen.
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

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Re: 60 Days of Hobby 2021 to 2022, into 100 Days of Hobby for 2022!
« Reply #154 on: May 11, 2022, 04:28:35 AM »
Day 156 of 158 & Day 131 for 2022: finished off basing for one unit of spearsmen, planned out all the terrain for 6 tourney boards, cut and glued 4 more hills, started using a dremel to carve out a water area from a premade rocky rough base and use some clear AK water gel, and used glue and a sand mixture to form the edges of a marsh on a large base to contain the AK swamp water gel.
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

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Re: 60 Days of Hobby 2021 to 2022, into 100 Days of Hobby for 2022!
« Reply #155 on: May 11, 2022, 03:07:09 PM »
Day 157 of 159 & Day 132 for 2022: finished using a dremel to carve out a water area from a premade rocky rough base.  Lot's more hobbying to do today ... using AK water and swamp gels on rough base and marsh pieces, finish some scenery pieces, paint, and base.
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

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Re: 60 Days of Hobby 2021 to 2022, into 100 Days of Hobby for 2022!
« Reply #156 on: May 14, 2022, 11:45:57 AM »
Day 158 of 160 & Day 133 for 2022: A bunch of painting, basing, and one game of Lion Rampant.

Day 159 of 161 & Day 134 for 2022: 3 games of Lion Rampant, and one game of Feudal Patrol.
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

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Re: 60 Days of Hobby 2021 to 2022, into 100 Days of Hobby for 2022!
« Reply #157 on: May 16, 2022, 11:58:15 AM »
Day 160 of 162 & Day 135 for 2022: 1 game of Swordpoint and 1 game of Carnage & Glory.

The game of Swordpoint (by Gripping Beast) was also had some elements of Saga and Fields of Glory grafted on to it.  However, it was probably my favorite game of the convention.  This was done by a good friend of mine out of Bangor ME that I hadn't seen in 3 years, and a good number of the figures were painted by another friend of  mine that I hadn't seen in that long either.  A battle between Byzantines vs. Sassanids.  Carnage & Glory scenario was of Guilford Courthouse.  The British mostly charged up the center, and we attacked the flanks to do enough damage and obtain a pyrrhic victory.

Day 161 of 163 & Day 136 for 2022: 1 game of Lion Rampant, and a board game by GMT called Tank Duel.

For the whole convention ... way too much fun for anyone to have in 4 days ... lol.

My Lion Rampant scenario on Thursday night and Sunday morning for the Battle of Civitate both went very well.  Especially with the new rule I gave for Pope Leo IX to be used for providing his leadership value to anyone with in 12 inches of his unit unless already having been activated by one of the other leaders.  Italians won on Thursday night, Normans on Sunday morning.
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

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Re: 60 Days of Hobby 2021 to 2022, into 100 Days of Hobby for 2022!
« Reply #158 on: May 17, 2022, 05:48:31 AM »
Day 162 of 164 & Day 137 for 2022: Organized my 6 Lion Rampant armies after having been jumbled together a bit at the end of Huzzah! 2022.  Also created lists of additional upgrading that can be done on these 6, and will be adding at least 6 other armies over time.
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

"Until death it is all life." Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

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Re: 60 Days of Hobby 2021 to 2022, into 100 Days of Hobby for 2022!
« Reply #159 on: May 18, 2022, 05:14:54 AM »
Day 163 of 165 & Day 138 for 2022: Organized new terrain pieces/hills/ridges into two plastic bins, and organized other scenery used at Huzzah! 2022 into their usual storage locations.  Also fixed the large summer flock ridge and the large Mediterranean hill by putting additional glue and flock on spots needing some after the first coating.
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

"Until death it is all life." Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

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Re: 60 Days of Hobby 2021 to 2022, into 100 Days of Hobby for 2022!
« Reply #160 on: May 19, 2022, 03:09:48 AM »
Day 164 of 166 & Day 139 for 2022: Painted a buff color on 5 crossbowmen's leather/padded armor.
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

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Re: 60 Days of Hobby 2021 to 2022, into 100 Days of Hobby for 2022!
« Reply #161 on: May 20, 2022, 02:48:31 AM »
Day 165 of 167 & Day 140 for 2022: Painted touch ups and details of Genovese bolts, clothing, and crossbows.
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

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Re: 60 Days of Hobby 2021 to 2022, into 100 Days of Hobby for 2022!
« Reply #162 on: May 20, 2022, 11:38:31 AM »
Day 166 of 168 & Day 141 for 2022: Painted touch ups and details of Genovese boots, shoes, and belts.
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

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« Reply #163 on: May 22, 2022, 03:07:11 AM »
Day 167 of 169 & Day 142 for 2022: Painted more touch ups and details of Genovese crossbowmen, and did arrow shafts on 17 of 24 Perry WotRs figures.  Plus finished up flocking on two large hills.
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

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Re: 60 Days of Hobby 2021 to 2022, into 100 Days of Hobby for 2022!
« Reply #164 on: May 22, 2022, 11:59:32 AM »
Day 168 of 170 & Day 143 for 2022: Soft tone wash on some leather armor for crossbowmen, and started in on blackwashing some chain and pieces of plate armor, too.
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

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Re: 60 Days of Hobby 2021 to 2022, into 100 Days of Hobby for 2022!
« Reply #165 on: May 22, 2022, 02:02:04 PM »
Just finished up using the black wash, but off to some more gardening like yesterday.  Now there's a hobby!  :icon_lol: :icon_biggrin: :::cheers:::
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

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« Reply #166 on: May 24, 2022, 12:38:24 PM »
Day 169 of 171 & Day 144 for 2022: Touched up some flesh on the Genovese crossbowmen along with a little bit of red and green in places.

Also began researching the battle of Crecy ...

Turns out that there are some folks that are currently thinking the fight did not occur north east of Crecy, but instead to the south west of Crecy near Crecy Woods.  This seems to fit the descriptions of the battle better, and there are hopes for some one to do some battlefield archaeology to determine if their theory is correct or not.  No artifacts have been found at where the battle has been traditionally said to have been.
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

"Until death it is all life." Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

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Re: 60 Days of Hobby 2021 to 2022, into 100 Days of Hobby for 2022!
« Reply #167 on: May 25, 2022, 02:22:29 AM »
Had a rough day to day, but some how rallied just enough to keep the streak alive.

Day 170 of 172 & Day 145 for 2022: Flesh wash on the 12 Genovese crossbowmen.
"Not all who wander are lost ... " Tolkien

"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

"Until death it is all life." Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

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Re: 60 Days of Hobby 2021 to 2022, into 100 Days of Hobby for 2022!
« Reply #168 on: May 26, 2022, 04:53:55 AM »
Day 171 of 173 & Day 146 for 2022: Gave a go to using a lighter flesh color on top of a wash and a darker flesh color, and it was too much of a contrast for my liking.  The darker flesh color and the wash was enough, and I could have used the same flesh color, which is my usual method.

Also, put a second layer of AK's water product on to a scenery piece to get it to level out a bit.  Hopefully after drying for 24 hours, there will be a slight improvement over only one layer.
"Not all who wander are lost ... " Tolkien

"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

"Until death it is all life." Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

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Re: 60 Days of Hobby 2021 to 2022, into 100 Days of Hobby for 2022!
« Reply #169 on: May 26, 2022, 11:46:39 PM »
The AK Water product is looking good after the second coat. :icon_biggrin: :icon_cool:

Day 172 of 174 & Day 147 for 2022: Touched up some crossbows, a pair of pants, and painted the handles of swords on the crossbowmen.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2022, 09:57:42 PM by GamesPoet »
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

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Re: 60 Days of Hobby 2021 to 2022, into 100 Days of Hobby for 2022!
« Reply #170 on: May 28, 2022, 10:01:48 PM »
Day 173 of 175 & Day 147 for 2022: Based up the Gemovese crosbowmen with Army Painter Wild tufts for rows of crops, and Geek Gaming Scenics' "Rugged Fields" base ready mix.

Day 174 of 176 & Day 148 for 2022: Played a hypothetical medieval scenario with a friend of Normans vs. Scots.
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

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Re: 60 Days of Hobby 2021 to 2022, into 100 Days of Hobby for 2022!
« Reply #171 on: May 30, 2022, 03:28:40 AM »
Day 175 of 177 & Day 149 for 2022: Did some research on John Hawkwood and the White Company.  Also cleaned 9 new English archers that a friend of mine 3D printed for me, and then I primed them.  Have another that I need to do a little fixing of the top half of his bow, and he is printing 2 more to complete a unit of 12.  These dudes will be my first unit for a Lion Rampant Free Company army, and they will all get a shiny armor look or a white surcoat or gray/off white padded armor for Hawkwood's mercenaries.   I'm also going to use his black and white heraldry as a badge on at least some of the figures as well.
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

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« Reply #172 on: May 30, 2022, 11:50:31 AM »
Day 176 of 178 & Day 150 for 2022: Used some Armageddon Dunes to mound up a inch and half diameter base.  Placed two flat topped rocks to one side,  and a boulder in the middle of the base.  Then placed a commander of an archer unit with both feet on two of the flat rocks, sending a two fingered message to the enemy while one of his men stands off to other side pulling an arrow from the ground in preparation to use it.
"Not all who wander are lost ... " Tolkien

"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

"Until death it is all life." Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

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Re: 60 Days of Hobby 2021 to 2022, into 100 Days of Hobby for 2022!
« Reply #173 on: June 01, 2022, 01:34:29 PM »
Day 177 of 179 & Day 151 for 2022: Started painting a marsh scenery piece, working it off of the green primer previously used, using a lighter and yellower green for the first coat to be under and at the edge of the water areas, and then used a darker green to highlight some higher ground areas.

Day 178 of 180 & Day 152 for 2022: Painted a watery "stegadon scale green" in the center of the water areas to give a darker color to the deeper areas.
"Not all who wander are lost ... " Tolkien

"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

"Until death it is all life." Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

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« Reply #174 on: June 02, 2022, 11:51:27 AM »
Day 179 of 181 & Day 153 for 2022: Based 3 more of the Hawkwood archers, and painted first color of gray on the rocks of the marsh scenery piece.
"Not all who wander are lost ... " Tolkien

"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

"Until death it is all life." Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra