Tag: 24 Hour Painting Challenge

A Long 24 Hours

Well I did it, I did the 24 hours of painting, and I sadly failed to get all 25 models painted but I did paint 15 of them.

Here they are when I finished.

And when I finished basing them today, this how they look.

The good news is that I smashed my target of £200 and raised a whopping £402 for the Willow Foundation, and if you want, you can donate here still!

It was exhausting and at the same time amazing, I will be doing it again one day, but probably splitting it up into two shifts.

If you are insane, you can watch the videos here on Twitch at the Edge of Empire channel.

What I Am Painting

I started off by painting some Bullgryns for Niki’s Death Korps of Krieg army. These are 3D printed on his resin printer and are absolutely beautiful, a real pleasure to work with.

But now of course it reinforces my desire to get myself a 3D printer!

I then turned my attention to painting the test models for the Sister of Battle painting challenge.

I painted her to match Megan’s avatar which was fantastically drawn by

I am happy with it and the scheme is easily replicated and should be reasonable to get one in the 24 hours for all 25 models. Well I was wrong about that.

I also painted my test Penitent Engine, because this is the model I am most nervous about, but this was no where near as bad as I thought I was gonna be, I bought this specially to paint as a test.

After the 24 hour painting challenge I returned to my painting queue and I concentrated on and finished the Valkyrie for my Millitarium Tempestus.

And to add to Aeronautica Imperialis I painted a Valkyrie and Vendetta in the same scheme as the 28mm one!

So how does this leave my painting queue looking now?

  1. Millitarium Tempestus Command Squad x 7 & Tempestor Prime
  2. Stormcast Eternals Castigators x 5
  3. Sons of Horus Tactical Squad x 10
  4. T’au Breacher Team x 10 & Devilfish
  5. Death Korps of Krieg Mortar Teams x 3
  6. Blood Ravens Redemptor Dreadnought
  7. Stormcast Eternals Vanguard Hunters x 10 & Knight-Zephyros
  8. Ultramarines Contemptor Dreadnought
  9. Zone Mortalis Terrain
  10. Blood Ravens Intercessors x 10

What I Am Reading

Still making my way though Ghostmaker, it’s taking time but I am enjoying it.

What I Am Playing

Sadly no games were played this week.

What I Am Backing

Project Infinite Hole has funded and I have completed the backer survey for it, I look forward to getting that later this year hopefully.

The 2020 GURPS PDF Challenge also funded and that raised enough that all 12 PDFs were unlocked.

For the first time in a while I have not got anything funding, nor do I think anything is on the horizon.

What I Am Cooking

This week me and Lindsay made some pulled pork. In case you haven’t guessed already from past posts, Kansas City pulled pork is my signature dish.

We cooked a pork shoulder for 6 hours in Newcastle Brown Ale with onions, garlic and black pepper, before pulling it and then cooking it for another two hours in my Kansas City BBQ sauce.

Lindsay made some red potato wedges to serve with it, and we accompanied it with a salad, coleslaw, bread buns and slices of Emmental cheese.

What I Am Spending

Nowt this week much other than the Lady of Sorrows audiobook from Audible.

Just a Few Days to Go

In just a few days I will be painting for 24 hours in support of the Willow Foundation.

I have set a target of £200 and am already at £160, everyone who donates will be entered into a raffle to win some stuff, a list of which you can see here, and you can donate via Just Giving.

I am going to be posting a lot more about this in the week so look out for updates.

The models are all now built and I think I have the technology sorted out, so let’s crack on!

What I am Modelling

I started the week by painting up the Autocannon Teams for Niki’s Death Korps of Krieg.

I love these models and may have to think about painting my own Death Korps of Krieg at some point.

I then painted up the Chaos Spawn for the Death Guard, mostly done with Contrast but I think they look good.

The Stormcast Eternals Evocators were being worked on between stages on these two previous things, so I then turned my attention to finish them off.

So that left me with just the Castigators left from the Stormcast side of Soul Wars.

Next on the list were my Blood Claws for the Space Wolves, 15 of them! And I also painted a Space Wolves Captain from Rogue Trader first made in 1991.

The Blood Claws were made from my bitz box and most use leftovers from my original building of the Space Wolves several years ago.

I do currently have a single Blood Claws Squad, of five Astartes, but decided I wanted a nice big squad of 15 so I can eventually put them in a Stormwolf Assault Boat and have that lot jumping out with a Wolf Priest!

The Captain was finished first ion Saturday evening, and I am rather happy with him, he will serve as a Wolf Guard Battle Leader probably.

I am trying to acquire a few of these old school captains from back then to add to the armies I do have, I have some bids on the Blood Angels and Ultramarines Captains on eBay.

The Blood Claws took a while but they eventually were finished today.

I think next year I will be going through the Space Wolves to get them rebased and the transfers and pack markings sorted out properly.

I have no put on my painting handles, the Tempestor Prime, Command Squad and Valkyrie for my Millitarium Tempestus, and the Ogryns for Niki’s Death Korps of Krieg.

I am also going to paint the Valkyrie and a Vendetta for Aeronautica Imperialis.

So what does this leave my painting queue looking like, well let’s take a look:-

  1. Millitarium Tempestus Tempestor Prime, Command Squad & Valkyries
  2. Death Korps of Krieg Ogryns x 6
  3. Stormcast Eternals Castigators x 5
  4. Sons of Horus Tactical Squad x 10
  5. T’au Breacher Squad x 10 & Devilfish
  6. Death Korps of Krieg Mortar Teams x 3
  7. Blood Ravens Redemptor Dreadnought
  8. Stormcast Eternals Vanguard Hunters x 10 & Knight-Zephyros
  9. Ultramarines Contemptor Dreadnought
  10. Zone Mortalis Terrain

What I Am Reading

I started on Ghostmaker by Dan Abnett, the second Gaunts Ghost novel and that’s pretty good going so far.Millitarium Tempestus Tempestor Prime, Command Squad and Valkyries

I have been very alert this week so haven’t read as much as I would have liked to.

I finished Devastation of Baal and decided to listen to Dante, and now realise I should have done it the other way around, both books are pretty good to paint to.

What I Am Playing

I haven’t played anything this week 🙁

What I Am Backing

Alhambra Roll and Write funded and our pledge has been collected. Obviously as it’s a Queen Games Projects I am expecting it to be hugely delayed, but arrive eventually.

Project Infinite Hole is still going strong and should finish at the end of this week for some more amazing Paranoia content.

And I decided to back the Steve Jackson Games’ GURPS 2020 PDF Challenge because it’s basically 12 PDFs for GURPS for just $3

What I Am Cooking

I did cook some hot dogs for lunch on Monday, I made them with caramelised onions and melted gruyere. I have some ideas on how to make them better and once Megan is back I will be trying that out.

What I Am Spending

The big headline is my purchase of Indomitus, but I have to wait two weeks until I have that in my hands!

In the meantime I did grab a box of Ambots for Necromunda from Leodis Games.

And I picked up a preloved copy of Dice Forge from Drew and Rhi at Meeple Perk!

I also bought a few ebooks, Lady of Sorrows by CL Werner, Saturnine by Dan Abnett both in prose and audio, Soulless Fury by Will McDermott and both the Generals Handbook 2020 and Spike Journal Issue 9 from Games Workshop.

24 Hours Painting Challenge – Giveaways

So in two weeks I will be painting for 24 hours solid to raise money for The Willow Foundation.

You can donate here, and what I am going to do is run a little raffle for this with some stuff I have lying around unused, so lets see what you can potentially win!

24 Hours Painting Challenge Giveaways
  • Warhammer Conquest Issue 67 with Space Marine Scouts with Sniper Rifles
  • Death Guard Tallyman
  • Death Guard Easy-to-Build Poxwalkers
  • Space Marine Lieutenant with Power Sword
  • Space Marine Lieutenant with Power Sword
  • Nighthaunt Tomb Banshee
  • Nighthaunt Easy-to-Build Myrmourn Banshees
  • Nighthaunt Easy-to-Build Thorns of the Briar Queen
  • Stormcast Eternals Easy-to-Build Sequitors
  • Stormcast Eternals Easy-to-Build Castigators & Gryph-Hound
  • Art Prints x 4
  • Grey Knights Chibi
  • How to Paint Silver Templars
  • Silver Templars Sourcebook
  • Blade Oath by Andy Clark
  • Killbox & Other Stories
  • Mechanicum by Graham McNeil
  • Adeptus Titanicus Titan Battlegroup

To enter, just donate via Just Giving, and every pound you donate gets you one entry.

I will be doing regular draws throughout the stream, depending on how the fundraising goes I may set goals, but the Adeptus Titanicus Titan Battlegroup will be the grand prize and will be drawn only if we reach my fundraising goal and it will be the very last thing done on stream at 10:00 on the 19th July.

This painting challenge will see me attempt to paint up the Adepta Sororitas Sisters of Battle Army Box Set, which is 25 models.

I will be livestreaming via Edge of Empire on the podcasts Twitch and YouTube feeds, plus my own personal Facebook page too.

Next week I will be experimenting with the live stream set up as I build the models.

This will be a challenge and tomorrow I will be putting up a rough schedule to try and see if I can convince some of you to join me on the stream to keep me company!

24 Hours of Painting

On the 18th January I am going to be painting for 24 hours to raise money for The Willow Foundation, it’s a charity I have a particular affinity for as they helped one of my best friends, Lee Dunford, when he was seriously ill.

They organise special days for seriously ill young people, a lot of charities do this kind of work for children, but very few for young adults, who often find themselves facing a lot of despair with few geared up to their needs.

The Willow Foundation is amazing and in a normal year, the amazing Leestock, organised by some old friends of mine raises a lot of money for them in Lees memory.

But obviously this year is different, but there are still young people facing serious disease who need the a Willow Foundation to do the work they need to to, and so I am aiming to try and raise a little but if money for them, I have set my target at just £150.

My plan is to paint for 24 hours solid from 10am on the 18th July to 10am on the 19th July. The project, as voted for by my friends is the Adepta Sororitas Sisters of Battle Army, which is 25 models to paint.

It’s going to be a challenge and I need to plan it out correctly, but I am set on doing this.

I am going to be arranging to be joined by friends and will be streaming it on YouTube and Twitch, so I need to get myself set up to be able to actually do it properly.

But the aim is to have the models built and primed for the start and then hit it as hard as possible, and get it done.

I have a little prize pool to give away, so if you do donate, then you may end up winning a little something.

You can donate here at this link, and I would be grateful for anything you can donate.

I will keep you guys updated on the plans, in the meantime, my fiends the Wildman brothers are doing something similar for another amazing charity, and you can find their Just Giving page here.

It’s taken me a long time to get anything done, the honest truth is that this week has been hard for me, a birthday of someone I lost fell in this week.

It’s weird, I have never felt a death so keenly as this one, everyone else who I lost in my life it’s been a case of it’s sad they are gone, but they went at a good time.

There is one other passing I do feel keenly, but that was kind of expected as they had been ill for a long time, this particular death was sudden and very unexpected.

We were when we were younger extremely close and I loved this person a great deal, I am devastated that we had drifted so far apart before they died.

What I Am Modelling

When browsing Amazon at 1am I ended up buying some clear decal paper, utterly accidentally and when they turned up I was quite surprised. Lindsay was less than impressed as our household Amazon account is hers.

So first off I printed myself some basic squad markings for the Blood Ravens.

Annoyingly the design isn’t scaled right and the symbols are too high when printed at their native size so gonna have to design my own sheet to replace this one.

I started the week by building the Space Wolves bits from Prophecy of the Wolf, so that was Ragnar Blackmane and the Infiltrators.

I also built my Valkyrie for the Millitarium Tempestus, a couple of Attack Bikes for Megan to paint, the Valkyries from Skies of Fire, a squad of Death Korps of Krieg Infantry for Niki, a squad of MKIV Tactical Marines for the Sons of Horus and something for my super secret project!

I then primed these along with the 40 Chainrasps so that my next dozen painting projects are all primed and sat in the “in tray” ready to pick up when it’s their turn to be painted.

The first models to hit the painting table were the Blood Ravens Aggressors and Firstborn Ancient for the simple reason of my wanting to try out the new decals.

It took me five days to paint these because of a lack of motivation, but I am pleased with the final outcome on them.

I also painted alongside these a set of Paired Vulcan Mega Bolter for my Warlord Titans in Adeptus Titanicus.

I then picked up a squad of Death Korps of Krieg Infantry for Niki and painted them.

He gave me a bunch more stuff last time I saw him and has since been 3D printing some more, so these will be featuring in my painting list a lot more going forward again.

I now have in the desk some Repulsors for my Blood Ravens.

So what does this leave my painting queue looking like now:-

  1. Blood Ravens Repulsor x 2
  2. Chainrasp Horde x 40
  3. T’au Pathfinders x 10, Darkstrider & Devilfish
  4. Death Guard Chaos Spawn x 2
  5. Stormcast Eternals Evocators x 5
  6. Space Wolves Blood Claws x 15 & Space Wolves Captain
  7. Millitarium Tempestus Tempestor Prime, Command Squad and Valkyries
  8. Death Korps of Krieg Autocannon Teams x 3
  9. Stormcast Eternals Castigators x 5
  10. Sons of Horus Tactical Squad x 10

What Am I Reading

I finished First and Only and you know, it was pretty good, I have however put down The Founding and picked up Sons of the Selenar by Graham McNeil, which I got finished pretty quickly and really enjoyed.

What Am I Playing

I haven’t played anything this week other than a little bit of time playing Inquisitor Martyr on the Xbox One.

What Am I Backing

Chai: High Tea is still being backed and should fund very shortly.

The next Paranoia campaign launched, Project Infinite Hole, and you can bet your arse this will get backed!

What Am I Cooking

I made a beautiful pie for Sunday breakfast with Megan’s help. Inspired by the Sausage, Bean and Cheese Melt from Greggs, it was premade pasty, in a pie dish, and filled with some fried bacon lardons, two tins of beans and sausages and a generous helping of mozzarella.

Then baked in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 35 minutes. Next time Lindsay wants to serve it with a side of scrambled eggs.

What Am I Spending

My Element Games order with Aeronautica Imperials and Prophecy of the Wolf arrived which made me a very happy boy. Also in there was a Regiment Brush and a Drybrush from The Army Painter.

And as mentioned earlier, I did buy some decal paper accidentally, so yeah, I am in Lindsay bad books for that!

I also ordered a few little bits and pieces of paints that I was running low on, as well as a Character Brush and an Imagifier for my Sororitas from The Outpost.

Now that Forge World are open I did spend a little money and bought myself a couple of packs of Grey Slayer upgrades, a Space Wolves Praetor, Vulcan Mega Bolters for Titanicus and a transfer sheet for the Death Guard.

These arrived but I forgot to get a photo of them before they got stuff done with them.

And finally I got some Ultra Pro Silver Series 9 Pocket Pages to store my Beastgrave cards in.

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