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I want to know how much of your lead is painted? I went hog-wild years ago and I got enough lead to make me a master minis painter by the time I'm done.

So am I a freak or do you buy forward on minis too?

spoiler:
Here the proof of my addiction...My lead collection.


I too have discovered that I seem to be more inclined to build and mod figures rather than paint. As of this spring I had the bottoms of two sets of Assault on Black Reach absolutely packed cheek to jowl with figures assembled and primed. I lost my job over the summer but the good news is that since August I have managed to paint over 150 figures and am currently painting details on a set of 20 more zombies armed with laser rifles and bolters. Should be ready to wash tomorrow night. At which point they will probably sit for a bit while I do another couple batches before I add grass and seal them all.

So what I am saying is that it is possible to catch back up at some point. That said I still have maybe 80 more figures to paint along with the helicopters and stompy bots from the Black Reach sets... and in the meantime I've ordered a mix of Greatcoat Stormtroopers, Zombies and various Viking and Celts from Wargames Factory to do some mix and matching with. Just cause the prices were so good and it looked like I was making headway on my backlog of painting.

Sovereign Court

I only have three minis currently unpainted, although I am re-basing a couple too.

Mostly I paint them within a week or two of purchase, but I only buy a few at a time and only have about 20 pewter minis in total.

Sczarni

Mitch Brock of Boston wrote:

I want to know how much of your lead is painted? I went hog-wild years ago and I got enough lead to make me a master minis painter by the time I'm done.

So am I a freak or do you buy forward on minis too?

** spoiler omitted **

I'll go through my minis this week... I've only been painting for about a year, so have about 10 that I consider 'done'. When I first started, I picked up all the minis I could out of clearance sales for practice, which lead to lots of extra minis floating around that I'm either never going to paint, or will only use when teaching others to paint (I've got my little brother raiding my minis box to find something to paint at least once a week). I figure about 30% of my figures are painted, only 10% by me.

For those interested, I've found the wizards DDM Hill giant barbarian from the War Drums expansion to be a really good thing to prime over and begin shading - it has skin-tones, wood, leather, and (I think) fur, all on large scale, perfect for a beginner. I primed over the wizards paint job, and went at it.

Scarab Sages

About 60 unpainted (plus about 100 W40K and LotR Plastic Minis), and somewhere around 600 Painted Minis (I don't detail faces or do shadings, though). Although I collect and paint Minis for about 15 Years, I painted most of them within half a year, when a diabetic foot syndrome kept me at home (after four month in hospital). Otherwise I guess the ratio would be the other way round...


Out of 100's if not 1000's of mini I have less than 5% painted. I collected them constantly over a period of 15 years but switched to pre-painted plastics in 2003.

Recently I have considered getting into painting minis but my skills (never good) have deterioated to nothing now.

Contributor

I have no way of making an accurate count that doesn't involve unboxing and uncrating many, many painted minis.... :p

Shadow Lodge

I think mine break down about so:

  • Unassembled, unpainted 20-35%
  • Assembled and maybe primered 10-15%
  • Complete 50-75%

    Too lazy to get an accurate count. Also some of the minis came in a big set and will likely never be painted. I did go a bit crazy for a while buying but when my unpainted inventory gets too high I throttle my buying a lot. Also, money's been tight lately so more painting and less buying.


  • I'd say that about 2/3 of mine are unpainted, maybe a little more. I dug them all out a few months ago and bought some new paints to get a few more of them painted, but they're in a different country from me now so I won't be able to catch up for a while!

    I'm not very good anyway. My hands shake a little and that makes it pretty tough to do any detailed work. It's still fun though. :)

    Liberty's Edge

    Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

    A little over 50% painted and sealed. 25% ish Primered and waiting. 10-20% in various stages of color and a few just waiting for those last few details, base work and/or sealing. Course that's hundreds of figures and some are not present or accounted for.

    Liberty's Edge

    Mine are all painted.

    Of course, this is more due to my inability to afford more minis than anything. :p


    I've owned one miniature in my life. It wasn't painted.


    Sean K Reynolds wrote:
    I have no way of making an accurate count that doesn't involve unboxing and uncrating many, many painted minis.... :p

    So you say we'll have to wait for your answer until tomorrow, because you have to break out the minis and count them first? :D


    The term, I'm told, is "figmentia."

    Far, far, far more acquired than painted.

    Far, far, more prepped for priming than painted.

    Far more primed than painted.

    More painted than finished.

    Total minis finished: about five. Three Reaper figures as gifts for others, one Warmachine Ironclad, and one Privateer Press Viktor Pendrake, the latter of which is another gift.

    I find it harder to finish things for myself.


    On a side note, cool mini display!


    Approximately...
    25% Painted and finished
    50% Started, Primered and/or Just Assembled
    25% Unopened

    I usually buy way too many and end up giving a bunch of them away. Since I'm a player most of the time I never really get around to painting NPCs or monsters. The plastic mini industry has been a blessing IMO when it comes to care/transportation (of monsters) and the amount of time it would've taken to paint all of them.


    blakbuzzrd wrote:
    On a side note, cool mini display!

    Thanks! That is a vintage golf ball display case that I picked up in a yard sale for a couple of bucks. I hope to one day paint it and make it look even cooler.

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