In case you were wondering, some of the parts to make my groovy Rough Riders were sculpted by Rob at Curious Constructs.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Modelling Goals for the Year - 14 Projects for 2014

It is possibly a bit of wishful thinking but I never work on just one project at a time so I need a spattering of things on the go. You may notice that I have been purposefully vague with the exact number of models on the list. It should make it a bit easier to actually hit each goal.



Smallish projects:

1) Finish off a battery of the Veneration Cannons. -shouldn’t be too hard, they are almost done.

2) Finish off a bellowing of the 105th Praetorian Mechanised Dragoons (the Dragons Breath), and an ambush of the 63rd Praetorian Rifles (the Jagers).

Medium Projects:

3) Praetorian sailors -a watch of sailors, a raft of servitors and chain of officers and bridge staff.

4) Paint up a zeal of commissars.

5) And I’d like to see more red coated Praetorians for the 40th Praetorian Line regiment (Excellers), say… another platoon worth and a party of officers

6) It would be nice to finish a small convoy of tanks of the 10th Armoured Regiment of Praetoria

7) While I’m at it, a few more batteries of cannons wouldn't be a miss for the 122nd Regiment Preatorian Artillery.

8) I have three old original Land Raiders that I would love to strip and re-condition. Not for any force in particular but just for good old nostalgic fun.

9) There are some random Guardsmen lurking on my hobby desk too - an officer needs to sort them out and end their larking about.

10-12) Paint up at least one troop of the 7th Razor-Winged Hussar, Prutenian Iron Horse, and a gaggle of walkers to go with them. Maybe if I’m inspired, a gruff of ogryns too?

The Big Ones:

13) Convert up 50+ cavalry to run as a Rough Rider Army!  I say ‘army’ but it will represent Colonel Ackland’s 3rd Brigade of the Macharian Thunder Guard. I have already worked out the rules for them!

14) Paint up a Nuisance, a Labour or a Murder of Necrons, AND a city (or at least a small colony) of buildings and terrain.  I have wanted to re-build this army for a long while now. It is a cool old school force that will be a deserving nemesis of my Praetorian forces.


So there it is. Loads of awesome hobby time in there!

PS. I have just added a poll on the top left side of my blog. From this list, what would you like to see first? 

16 comments:

  1. Very fun sounding projects that I eagerly await appropriate blog posts about!

    (Especially the Rough Rider army!)

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    1. That is probably my favourite project too but damn it is a lot of work!

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  2. '...a Zeal of Commissars' - well played sir.

    Looking forward to those the most - Commissars are my favourite Guard models - some of the older ones still hold up to the current crop.

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    1. hmmm, maybe I need some sort of poll to see what order to tackle these projects?

      Yes, the commissars all all old school. :)

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  3. Yes, 'zeal of commissars' has to be my favourite as well.

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    1. It seems fitting.
      I toyed with a 'Commune of Commissars' but it didn't fit.
      A 'Murder of Commissars' was another option.

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  4. Good luck! It sounds like some amazing work once you are done. Also I think a gruff of ogryns should be the official term.

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  5. Ooh some excellent looking projects, and I definitely think a zeal of commissars is the best collective noun ever. Rough rider army and old school land raiders sound particularly brilliant, but can't wait to see how all of this progresses over the year

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    1. I can't wait either, although I'm sure I have aimed a little too high. Just listed all the projects that I have on the go and thinking that they will be done in a year may have been a little optimistic. But I'll give it a fair crack!

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  6. Artillery! Artillery! Artillery!

    Oh, and is your poll working?

    (note that a homophonic mis-spelling there might've been awkward...)

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    1. Give the man some big guns - Infantry wins firefights, tanks win battles, artillery wins wars!

      And arr, yes. I do know a gay pol and I think he is on holidays at them moment but I don't think you were referring to him!
      I have reset the poll and it now sits on the top left of my blog.
      Thanks Drax

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  7. You've got some nice goals ahead of you there. I happen to agree with Drax, though Artillery is the way to go. Since I've started using it, I just can't seem to get enough.

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    1. With all of these big nasty monstrous creatures about it is certainly true that the big guns never tire!

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  8. My apologies but I think I've ticked the work intensive Rough Rider army and completion of another Redcoat platoon! It is an impressive list of tasks though. Good luck.

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    1. LOL, I'll have to take a leaf out of your book and get some good old batch painting happening for the red coats. I'm astounded at how fast yours came together! Also yes, it looks like the rough riders are up next.

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