I Chapter Master 454, Chapter Master of the Angels of Justice, Warboss of WAAAGH Gubskul, Commander of a Catachan Regiment, Phaeron of a Tomb World, Shas'O to a Cadre and Princeps of a lance of House Taranis hereby pledge that I will not take up any further models til all other prior have been fully built and painted to tabletop standards. There is no time limit for this task, there is no deadline. My oath is to solemnly complete the armies I have now, to see it that they can have their glory. Paint will be stripped from the old in need, thick may it be like ceramite I will see it removed so that plastic and metal alike may see light of new paint. Models yet to be, boxed and in darkness will be assembled with due care and attention. For this task I am permitted to still buy the supplies needed to do my task but not one model more.
This is my pledge. A large and most assuredly large endeavour on my part. As I stated, no time limit on myself but I will attempt at the very least 1 task per week, not matter how small, how big and I will attempt to log each one each week, including failures to update or do something.
At a quick call of what is needing done at the most surface level:
All my necrons will need updating, a small army by all accounts due to being collected at their 3rd edition form (when all you did was warrior spam).
Knights need finished, 1 Valiant still to be built and painted with 1 crusader to be finished painting (trim was started on after undercoating, intended to be hawkshroud colours due to imperial icons on it. being treated as a freeblade in my knights).
Tau have a stormsurge to be painted, ghostkeel to be painted and a battleforce to be built and painted
Orks are actually largely ok, I believe only a couple of models there need attention (funny...the least organised army in 40k and they are the "best dressed" army I have!)
Space Marines is where the kings ransom and emperors peace will be required.
My last purchase before I took this oath was shadowspear which kind of was the camel that broke the cruisers back.
There are 3 tanks needing serious paint fixing, the land raider phobos (my oldest model) need attention both in paint and model to help fix some old problems caused when i built it as a 10 year old. 4 dreadnoughts need paint stripped, no fixing that job. one predator chassis needs paint stripped. Various sponson weapons need seen to for paint and magnetising. Thankfully due to my attempts in the past to paint over certain colours with only black, a good large chunk of models just need the new colours of my chapter applied, not stripped and painted afresh. A good few of the shadowspear still needs assembled (only infiltrators) and undercoated and the painting of these marines will be in the number of something like must what looks like 100+ marines, with a mix of not just boltgun jobbers but also heavy weapons, centurions and ofcourse primaris units.
I am making this oath as a reminder, my own check and validation of progress. Something to remind me, something to tell me that if I am not getting on with it I am failing something. As I cannot hold myself to account without something. There is no deadline for the whole project, the only deadlines set are that I get something done each week, no matter how small. Even if it is just painting the trim on one marine, no matter how small I note the progress and keep progressing. Each trim done, is one less trim to be done.
If anyone also wishes to add any advice regarding the stripping of models by the means of dettol anti-septic then that would go a long way, hopefully I can find a more effective way of stripping a lot of models at once instead of a rather pain staking process but if it must be painstaking then so it shall be.
Week 0, Date; Topic start: 2 dreadnoughts stripped, one currently in pieces due to discovery of poor construction (ten year old me wasn't a good model builder apparently!).
Week 1, Date; 7/4/19: further progress on dreadnoughts being stripped. One has been cleaned with soapy water then rinsed with clean water for being undercoated. Other dreadnought required further stripping due to thick areas of paint. 3 marines currently undergoing stripping. 10 man intercessors started process of being painted in army colours. First stage of primary colour applied, going through applying paint to metal areas.
Week 2, Date; 15/4/19: Failure to do anything this week. Work took more time than expected. Update was late too. However next two weeks are holidays, should be able to get serious work done
Week 3, Date 22/4/19: Finished getting the metal first layer for the intercessors done. Was tedious but want my gold and silver to look good! 3 more models stripped. Deconstructed dreadnought due for THIRD dunk...tight areas had thick layers of paints that are harder to get the brush into.
Week 4, Date 28/4/19: Intercessors got their silver trim done, now onto the gold.
Week 5, Date 6/5/19: Another failure...not good but continue to march forward and not forget the oath
Week 6, Date 14/5/19: Failure strikes again but when work has you going for 7 days in a row...and your partner got VR and you thought "eh, lets see what the fuss is about it"
Week 7, Date 22/5/19: Failure is a theme right now. The lack of being able to go and play 40k due to work is stifling...it does my mood foul
Week 8, Date 28/5/19: This should hopefully be the last failure before I get something done. I have a chance to play 40k so that should kindle some drive to get some painting done.
Week 9, Date 4/6/19: Failure keeps coming but my oath stands. Not another model more til I complete what I have. It will be long. There will be dark times. But time isn't a factor. Only fate.
Week 10, Date 11/6/19: Failure. Plain. However I will stand by my oath. New models may come, but none will be bought...now if I could just stop playing ARK all the time I may get some time to paint...but dinosaurs are fun!
Week 11, Date 17/6/19: My oath will not yield. There will need to be some serious willpower to pull myself from ark...let it be known though I will keep this updated and keep it running. No matter what, I will remind myself of this.
Week 12, Date 24/6/19: Wow...what a streak. We will look back at this as one of the bad times. Then again ark is great fun and work does drain hours. But the oath is unbroken
Week 13, Date 2/7/19: no progress but yet still not another model. This may be some time boys but remember, this is my own reminder. My own Choice.
Week 14, Date 8/7/19: Want to guess? isn't fun doing this...but restraint is important
Week 15, Date 15/7/19: One day I will get that urge to paint proper. But until I get that urge, the urge to buy will be surpressed.
Week 16, Date 22/7/19: Dark times indeed. Then again, having a hard time getting games at my locals recently so that doesn't help ether...but the oath will stand
Week 17, Date 29/7/19: Beginning construction of the valiant I had in a box for nearly a year began.
Week 18, Date 5/8/19: Work Work Work...7 days straight driving buses...ugh...
Week 19, Date 12/8/19: More just not feeling it...certainly feeling those vile thoughts of dropping this but that is just weak will! I stand by it (even if that executioner kit looks so emperor blessed awesome)
Week 20, Date 19/8/19: Well, new codex dropped. Maybe with the new updates to marines and hopefully marines actually having a chance of being good might make me feel inclined to paint...wishful thinking but who knows (hard to paint models that don't get results!)
Week 21, Date 26/8/19: Hi...so...you thought there would be progress? but it was me, failure! Oath stands...ain't easy though.
Week 22, Date 2/9/19: Oath Holds...you know whats up
Week 23, Date 9/9/19: -sigh- depressing isn't it but I suppose my resolve at least holds...
Week 24, Date 16/9/19: I feel chaos whispers of changing the oath...I will not falter foul daemons...unlike my painting hand!
Week 25, Date 23/9/19: plans for getting my paint station set-up in a way so I can just get on with painting when I get the urge, hopefully next week will yield results.
Week 26, Date 30/9/19: To maintain the oath is hard. Plans are drawn but nothing yet. I hold my oath. (if I were holding my breath I think I would of failed a few saves)
Week 27, Date 7/10/19: Sorry Noigrim, I hold fast though I do not gain ground I will not yield. I must thank you for giving me a quote to remember when my will wanes.
Week 28, Date 15/10/19: One day. One day I will get there. Til then I update, I remind myself.
Week 29, Date 21/10/19: Trying to lay out plans for what to paint, maybe focusing on units I am actively using.
Week 30, Date 28/10/19: more failure however there are plans laid out, maybe next update there may be some progress!
Week 31, Date 3/11/19: A triumph at last. I actually made a big effort to get my Imperial Knight Valiant done, post will exist to prove it however I want to amend something in this oath thing, I am realising something that this oath is doing to me and I will talk about it. It will mean modifying the oath but not stopping it.
Week 32, Date 11/11/19: More progress, the knight crusader I have had sitting around is nearing completion with its Hawkshroud colours. Doing good.
Week 33, Date 18/11/19: Due to yellow being a...less than great colour, the progress was slowed. However the legs are done bar the base and decals, on to the body.
Week 34, Date 23/11/19: The knight has gotten to the stage of being done, just needing decals...where is the transfer sheet
Week 35: Date 2/12/19: Knight is done basically just can't find my decal sheet, working on my Tau now. Got a Fire warrior done to test my scheme and also done the etheral
Week 36: Date 9/12/19: Got the rest of the Fire warriors done, going to be trying to get their support turret finished then move onto the crisis suits.
Week 37: Date 16/12/19: Slow going, christmas preparations and all that. Got the Turret finished. Next is the crisis suits
Week 38: Date 22/12/19: Crisis suits got their metal bits painted. Hopefully I can get round to the simple work of just slathering nuln oil and apoth white on them (Merry Christmas!)
Week 39: Date 29/12/19: Got magnets sorted onto some of my battlesuits. Also Happy New Year.
Week 40: Date 5/01/20: First week of the year, sadly due to rimworld this is the first failure in a long time.
Week 41: Date 13/01/20: Good block of my tau built.
Week 42: Date 20/01/20: Got a couple of my battlesuits coated with Nuln Oil, also all models now built so now just need to paint them. Thankfully my colour scheme for Tau is very simple.
Week 43: Date 27/10/20: A failure this week. Sad but oh well.
Week 44: Date 2/2/20: Some work on the crisis suits were done. Shas'vre was drying from being oiled!
Week 45: Date 9/2/20: Failure. Clean and simple.
Week 46: Date 17/2/20: Another one fails the dust
Week 47: Date 24/2/20: Fail. Painting is always a pain to get the mood for.
Week 48: Date 2/3/20: Failure cometh
Week 49: Date 9/3/20: Failure continues sadly...
Week 50: Date 16/3/20: Another failure though this whole situation is kinda crazy...funnily no wargame club will likely make failure almost automatic for weeks to come. Not sure. We shall see. also, week 50. Not long til the anniversary of starting the oath.
Week 51: Date 23/3/20: Failure carries forward.
Week 52: Date 30/3/20: Failure yet again, I have however gone into Furlough (employed but paid at reduced rate) so never know, might get bored enough to get stuff done. Edit: Didn't notice but this is the anniversary of the Oath. While it hasn't been explosive, nor as methodical as I would of liked it stands. It has been modified and altered slightly from the start due to the fact it was causing massive hobby depression not being able to add new units. It will be a true test of balancing myself properly. Though with current conditions at the time of this update due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no new models can be acquired anyway!
Week 64: Date 28/6/20: Lets get an update rolling at least a little. So this is what warp travel must be like. No painting has happened, just going to be plain, don't feel the drive when I can't play. Skipped the week counter ahead accordingly so you can point and laugh. This oath will remained pinned to me.
Week 68: Date 20/7/20: well while there was little happening but within this last week suddenly got hit with urge again. Sorted some small details on models but more importantly got a squad of intercessors finished. Feels good, also got 2 more squads of intercessors and a suppresor squad now undercoated and 1 layer paint done.
Week 72: Date 10/8/20: Back to work so hopefully updates will also return to weekly. However over the last few weeks there has been activity. The group of 23 models have entered into detail, touch-up and base work to be done. Planning on making the next grouping a set of Firstborns, get 20 of them done + another squad of unique position (Maybe a group of heavy weapons).
Edited by chapter master 454, 10 August 2020 - 01:36 AM.