Fifty shapes freed [BATG 2024]

We have come to the final act in the Fifty Shapes trilogy. The first one was a surprise hit. I painted a mid-sized Big Hat army, finished my Night Goblins and got into Warhammer Underworlds. Elated by the unexpected success, the producers quickly announced that a sequel was in the works. Like in any trilogy worth its salt, the sequel fell short of the expectations. They thought they had the formula cracked, but the magic wasn’t there. What before was fresh and exciting, became a shadow of the former glory. The story was predictable and derivative. Instead of being pushed forward and extended upon, the main arc cralled along and lost itself in side arms and dead ends. And everyone knew it was only there to set up the finale in the third act. Only in a few scenes it felt like those warm summer-evenings of the original had never ended. I un-finished and subsequently re-finished my Night Goblins, added new Underworlds warbands, painted some lone models and started with my Blood Bowl Team.
It’s up to the third one now.

BATG 2022 score: -101 :batg4:
BATG 2022 score: +47

Current score

:arrow_up: Additions to the pile: 25
:arrow_down: Painted models: 10
:arrow_down: Models sold:
:arrow_right: Total count: +15

To-Do List

  1. Chaos Dwarf Blood Bowl team (27 models)
  • 2 Bull Centaurs :ballot_box_with_check:
  • Minotaur :ballot_box_with_check:
  • 7 Coaching staff models
  • 9 Star Players
  • Greebo Gargoyle
  • Markers (7 models) :ballot_box_with_check:
  1. Warhammer Underworlds
  • Mollog’s Mob (4 models)
  • Spiteclaw’s Swarm (5 models)
  • Thorns of the Briar Queen (7 models)
  1. Terrain
  • 32 Tablescape Tiles “Rolling Fields”
  1. Dwarfs (360 Models)
  • 21 Hammerers
  • 21 Longbeards with Great Weapons
  • 2x 21 +1 Longbeards with Hand Weapon & Shield
  • 40 Ironbreakers
  • 20 Irondrakes
  • 10 Miners
  • 2x 16 Quarrellers
  • 40 Slayers
  • 3 Thunderers
  • 20 Thunderers (AoW)
  • 2x 20 Rangers
  • 40 Hammerers (AoW)
  • 6 Gyrocopters
  • 2 Gyrobomber
  • Grudge Thrower (crew only)
  • Lord
  • 5 Thanes
  • 2 Runesmiths
  • Belegar Ironhammer
  • Grimm Burloksson
  • Gotrek
  • 6 Daemon Slayers
  • 2 Engineers
  • Kharadron Bugmann
  • Dwarven Airship
  1. High Elves (361 Models)
  • 60 +3 Spearmen
  • 2x 21 +2 Archers
  • 15 Silver Helms
  • 2x 5 Ellyrian Reavers
  • 30 Lothern Sea Guard
  • 24 +6 Swordmasters of Hoeth
  • 27 +3 White Lions of Chrace
  • 27 +3 Phoenix Guard
  • 10 Dragon Princes
  • 2x Lothern Sky Cutter
  • Lion Chariot
  • Tiranoc Chariot
  • 17 Shadow Warriors
  • 23 Sisters of Avelorn
  • 3x Eagle Claw Bolt Throwers
  • Frostheart Phoenix
  • Flamespyre Phoenix
  • 2x Great Eagle
  • Lord and High Mage on Dragon
  • Lord on Griffon
  • Lord on Steed
  • Alith Anar
  • Alarielle
  • Korhil
  • Caradryan
  • 3x Mage
  • 5x Noble
  • 2x Lothern Sea Helm
  • Handmaiden of the Everqueen
  1. Legion of Azgorh (212 Models)
  • 38 Infernal Guard with Hand Weapon & Shield
  • 30 Infernal Guard with Fireglaives
  • 21 Infernal Guard with Great Weapons
  • 30 Infernal Guard with Blunderbusses
  • 20 Hobgoblin Cutthroats (Hobgrots)
  • Chaos Dwarf Slaver unit filler
  • 21 Infernal Ironsworn
  • 6 Bull Centaur Renders
  • 8 Bull Centaurs (LKM)
  • 6 K’daai Fireborn
  • Iron Daemon
  • Magma Cannon
  • Deathshrieker Rocket Launcher
  • Dreadquake Mortar
  • Hellcannon
  • K’daai Destroyer
  • 10 Hobgoblin Wolf Raiders
  • Drazhoath the Ashen
  • Sorcerer-Prophet on Lammasu
  • 2x Sorcerer-Prophet
  • 4x Castellan
  • 4x Daemonsmith Sorcerer
  • Bull Centaur Taur’ruk
  • Chaos Siege Giant
  • Black Orc Boss
  1. Ogre Kingdoms (92 Models)
  • 18 Ogre Bulls
  • 48 Gnoblars
  • 6 Leadbelchers
  • 5 Maneaters
  • 4 Mournfang Cavalry
  • 2x Ironblaster / Scraplauncher
  • Sabretusk
  • Thundertusk / Stonehorn
  • 3x Bruiser
  • 3x Butcher
  • Hunter
  1. Necromunda (26 models)
  • 6 Escher Gangers
  • 2 Wyld Runners
  • Death Maiden
  • Khimerix
  • 2 Phyrr Cats
  • 4 Phelynx
  • 4 Escher Cutters
  • Scrutinator-Primus Servalen (2 models)
  • Apprentice Clan Chymist
  • Ammo Jack
  • Rogue Doc
  • Shivver
  1. Night Goblins
  • 5 Fanatics
  1. Miscellaneous (3 models)
  • Lion El’Johnson
  • Sister Superior Amalia Novena
  • Legiones Imperialis Rhino
3 Likes

:arrow_up: Additions to the pile: 3
:arrow_right: Total count: 3

Foiled again by my inability to pass on a good deal.

I fear there’s a good chance I’ll be getting issues 2 and 3 as well, and maybe select other issues if they keep getting sold in the wild.

5 Likes

:arrow_down: Painted models: 8
:arrow_right: Total count: -5

Finished the players and some markers for my Blood Bowl team. Negative score, woo-hoo!

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6 Likes

:arrow_down: Painted models: 2
:arrow_right: Total count: -7

Cheaky -2 but I’ll take it.

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3 Likes

:arrow_up: Additions to the pile: 22*
:arrow_right: Total count: + 15

Dear God, I really am the worst hobbyist.
Instead of making a dent in my PiLe Of OpPoRtUnITy (no reason to be cute, it’s a pile of shame, my shame, I’m ashamed) I didn’t paint shit since January and now - again - fell wallet first into some models.

Warhammer Underworlds keeps being my undoing and I got the nice Black Orc Boss for my Chaos Dwarfs. I also un-finished my Night Goblins. Again. The meta pushed me to get another 5 Fanatics (that was planned since before TOW, though, as they are also the last of the newer Gloomspite models I didn’t have. At least from the ones which are backwards compatible with RHFB)

*I’m not counting Zarbag’s Gitz as I already have them, have no desire to paint them again and will sell them off. I might also get rid of Spiteclaw’s Swarm and Thorns of the Briar Queen but maybe not so I’ll count them.

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