Rebel Grots: Lots of Painting in Progress

Hello all,

As of last Monday I had 25 un-primed infantry and three tanks that weren’t fully built, all of which needed to be painted for the Standish Standoff on Saturday.  I pretty quickly gave up any hope of actually finished them and focused on getting them to a point that they would look OK on the table.  The Standoff is a hobby based event so I wanted to make sure I wasn’t that guy with unpainted models!  Although I’m a bit disappointed that I wasn’t able to to reach the goal I set up a few months ago I am reasonably satisfied with what I did manage to achieve when I consider how busy the last few months turned out to be.  I feel I got everything to at least a passable tabletop standard but I stayed with my usual techniques so I can still finish them up properly.  So without further ado, here are the pics!

Mixed amongst the finished units these looked decent and I managed a painting score of 27 out of 40 points.  I’m happy with that considering I painted these over the course of five evenings.  This week I’ll go back to the infantry units squad by squad to finish them up at a more enjoyable pace.  The vehicles all need some more detail work from a modelling standpoint.  Since they’re supposed to be slightly ramshackle I can paint the added details without having to repaint the whole model.  If they don’t quite blend in they’ll just look that much more like field repairs.

Overall the Standish Standoff 3 was great!  All three of the guys I played against were good sports and there were a lot of nice armies to gawk at.  I came in 7th overall, which I’m very happy with, and I snagged a couple of honorable mentions in the Bronze Spawn competitions.  I plan to do a more thorough write up later this week.  For now I want to thank the judges and organizers for putting together a great event, and the players who showed up for doing it justice.


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That was a lot of progress despite not getting it completed. Far more progress than I would have made.

I love the tanks. Once you get the paint on there you would never know they were scratch-built. They’re going to look great done.


It is hard to believe those tanks are cereal boxes and card.

I don’t think I have ever met someone that doesn’t underestimate how much time things will take. Part of being human I guess. Regardless you have a sweet army and if you used new models you probably would have gotten them all painted the way you wanted. The extra time in conversion work is amazing!
Congrats on your awards!