Bas paints even more of stuff! [BATG 2023]

A diorama full of dioramas! GENIUS

Too much character to digest in this photo

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So I’ve been neglecting this blog a bit…

I didn’t feel like painting for a long time. Just couldn’t get started.

Planned to paint some old 40k Orks, but only got so far as basing and undercoating them.

But I did paint some Orky scenery! Mostly to serve as a backdrop for the Ork army pics, but that will have to wait for a bit.

So this is my production of the past couple of months:

It’s a couple of Kill Team Orktarius pieces plus an Ork Mek shop (converted to fill the gaps).

It can be put together in a couple of different configurations:

Bought and added to the pile: 23
Printed and added to the pile: 0

Painted models: 69
Painted scenery: 31 (+16)

Current Score: -77 (-16)

Up next I hope to update this a bit more.

Start of September is the finale of our Middle Earth Escalation campaign, and the week after that I’m going to attend my first Middle Earth Strategy Game tournament. So I’ll have to finish my Halflings for that. A lot of work still to do, but I should be able to show off a finished army in a couple of weeks.


BOY WHAT A SPECTACLE!!! :eggplant:

Time for a massive photodump!

I finished the Shire army, just a couple of characters to go but that’s for another time.

So last week I played in a tournament, and you could score for Displayboard. Sounded like a cool challenge, so I grabbed this chance to build my first army display!

I had to paint a lot of Hobbits to finish this army, and then I got in the groove so I painted some more. When I reached 64 painted models, I just had to add some more for 69…

So that’s some assorted characters, 30 Militia, 25 Archers and 20 Shirrifs.

There are only 4 sculpts for each type, so I tried to sculpt/convert the rest so there are only a couple of duplicated in the army. I tried to go for a full metal army, but in the end that just took the whole fun out of it and I added a couple of 3d prints.

Unfortunately for this BATG I bought most of these models this year…

So for the numbers that doesn’t do too much…

Bought and added to the pile: 88 (+65)
Printed and added to the pile: 0

Painted models: 138 (+69)
Painted scenery: 33 (+2)

Current Score: -83 (-66)


And some more pics. After all the Hobbits I could use a pallete cleanser, so I painted some random models.

Had some old LotR figures lying around, and I might play a more Hero heavy army after the Hobbit horde, so I painted some Helms Deep heroes:

And I was in a Star Trekky mood, so I bought and painted up the new Star Trek Away Missions boardgame:

Fun minis with nice big cartoony proportions so really chill to paint up after all the tiny LotR scale.

Bought and added to the pile: 98 (+10)
Printed and added to the pile: 0

Painted models: 152 (+14)
Painted scenery: 33

Current Score: -87 (-4)


Cranking out great work! No small amount of versatility in painting showed in just a few pictures. Quite the style contrast between the LOTR and the Trekkies, all came out excellent!

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Yup agree totally, bas you are a very talented painter. The borg guy really catches the eye!

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Thanks for the kind words, guys!

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More Hobbits!

Last weekend I played at a 9th Age tournament, and I used my Halfling army as Equitane/Bretonnians.

This means I had to add a couple of units.

This was my army. We also made some Bunbun goodies for the tournament play:

For this tournament I rebased the Griffon and the Green Knight, repainted my Archers and build a Bolt Thrower:

I also build some Sky Heralds (basically Pegasus Knights light cavalry), with fully sculpted riders:

And I sculpted a unit of Questing Knights on Assault Group chickens:

Super stressfull to get it all finished in time, I was working on them until an hour before I had to leave before the tournament, but it was all ready to go at the tournament.

So that brings me to:

20 Archers, a Warmachine, 3 Bird Riders and 9 Knights painted/sculpted.

Bought and added to the pile: 98
Printed and added to the pile: 0

Painted models: 185 (+33)
Painted scenery: 33

Current Score: -120 (-33)


I love halflings! Your army looks great,

What about some dark halflings in your chaos dwarf army, could be hobbos or goblin slaves?

Im always looking for ways to incorporate them


Bas I’m really trying not to buy Araby Halflings from Maxmini… and all this halfling inspo is not helping. The rooster cav unit is my favorite!


Another pile of minis!

Recently we started a small Blood Bowl 7s campaign with our gaming group. 7s is lots of fun to play a quick game on a gaming night, and I really wanted to paint up a new team.

And what team is even worse than Halflings? Lets go Goblin team!

I already had some Gobbos and a Troll painted for my Orc team, and now I painted up the rest of the Goblin box and bought some Secret Weapons to complete the crew:

Also painted up a new ball and some tokens (Stupidity for the Troll and Bomb for the… Bomb).

During the lockdown I build a 7s pitch, but I didn’t have the matching Dugouts to complete the ‘set’, so I took some plasticard and build a matching set for this board:

Bought and added to the pile: 103 (+5)
Printed and added to the pile: 0

Painted models: 202(+17)
Painted scenery: 35 (+2)

Current Score: -134 (-14)


Still in a Blood Bowly mood, so I painted up this small Snotling team I had lying around. Not enough for a full team, but goog enough for 7s!

Now I can field all different Greenskin teams in 7s.

Bought and added to the pile: 103 (+5)
Printed and added to the pile: 0

Painted models: 214(+12)
Painted scenery: 35

Current Score: -146 (-12)


Final Hobbits done for my Shire army.

These were the last Hobbit models for MESBG I had left. Some of these had been in my collection waaaaay too long.

Here’s Bandobras Took (the mounted Hobbit) back in 2010 when I first started to play my Halfling army…

Bought and added to the pile: 103
Printed and added to the pile: 0

Painted models: 222(+8)
Painted scenery: 35

Current Score: -154 (-8)


Some more random stuff from my to do pile:

Blood Bowl Goblin star players:

And some LotR stuff I’ll probably never use in game:

Bought and added to the pile: 110 (+7)
Printed and added to the pile: 0

Painted models: 232(+10)
Painted scenery: 35

Current Score: -157 (-3)


As a reward for finishing up my Hobbit warband I wanted to include a Gandalf! And ofcourse with the option for Gandalf in cart, that would be the model for me. It helped that I had bought the model a long time ago for my Warhammer Halfling army.

But I didn’t like the original. His horse was pony-sized. And when looking at screenshots from the movie, that cart was way too narrow. So a few bits of plasticard and some greenstuff later, I fixed all my problems. Even had room to include a Hobbit on the driving seat:

Ofcourse I also had to include a Gandalf on foot, and for completionist sake I finish up all other Gandalf I owned.

Bought and added to the pile: 112 (+2)
Printed and added to the pile: 0

Painted models: 233(+4)
Painted scenery: 35

Current Score: -159 (-2)


Little update, not really for the numbers but for my blog:

Last weekend was crazy times for wargaming.

First on Friday I recieved MichaelX’s gift for the holiday gift exchange! Some reinforcements for my Tyranids army. Don’t think these count towards my numbers?

On Saturday I played in a 9th Age tournament with my Halfling Equitane army. This army really isn’t for me, too elite. So time to dust off my Goblins for 2024!

On Sunday I played in a doubles 40k tournament! My first 40k tournament and only my 2nd game in 10th edition, so a lot to learn. Unfortunately due to the new codex I had to rebase a lot of my models that I just finished this year! But to make a positive out of a negative, this game me a chance to update my bases in the scheme I had in mind from the start!

And then on Monday we played another match in our ongoing Blood Bowl 7s league. My Goblins lost, but it was still a lot of fun. Tomorrow I get to play Bolg’s Snotling team for the losers final!

Then some pics and no changing numbers:


I see green brush water, but no green on the miniature?!

The first fellow is one of the original Tyranids? right?

The halflings are one of your 10mm armies? I’ve really got the bug for this; especially where 3d printed miniatures have taken detail. I’ve gone a little over-board on ordering a few 10mm resin miniatures.

I also noticed that…on one of the facebook groups somebody edited STLs to make some custom minis…that really has got me thinking!

No brush water, but green sugary soda ;p Though it fit with my Tyranids nicely.

I do have 10mm Halflings, but they’re all metal or sculpted, no 3d prints for me.

But 10mm resin minis are awesome! Always nice to see more Minihammer!

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Soda, phew! I was just going to say that that much Absinth can’t be good for your brain! :sweat_smile:

Sweet 'nids though. I always imagined they’d be a hastle to paint but I bet it’s fun!

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