This year I'm making my second attempt to fill out the entire bingo card. Here's how things are shaping up after the first quarter...
With 24 squares to fill in, that's two per month. I've got six so far this year, so I'm off to a decent start. I began of the year with my focus on the Necrons, and I finished off my backlog of Necron models, checking two boxes on the card–
Convert a Model
I cut up the Cryptek's staff of light to incorporate a green rod into the neck of the staff. A simple conversion, but it still counts.
Add a New Unit, and Paint it Before Using it on the Battlefield
The Destroyers tick off that box. All six were painted well before they saw any action on the tabletop.
Sculpt Something on a Model
The Dreadwardens for my Chainrasp Horde got the full treatment– I replaced their candles with scythes trailing ghostly skulls, and sculpted hoods and arms. The models have yet to be painted, but I can still check the sculpting box.
Make Something for Your Hobby That's Not for the Battlefield
This is always an easy one to get because I'm constantly adjusting the foam trays for my carrying cases to accommodate new models. For this square, I'm counting the foam tray that I made for my second Terrorgheist. I finally tracked down a Reaper bat swarm to make a "don't forget the Terrorgheist explodes into bats when it dies" counter. Once that's painted, I'll be able to check the box for making some accessories themed to match the army.
Build and Paint a Scenery Kit
The Skaven Gnawhole scenery kit takes this square. I've got a second set of Gnawholes that I plan to kitbash into some different Skaven terrain, and that will get me the box for scratch-building some scenery.
Break Out an Army You Haven't Used in Over a Year, Add at Least One New Model
My Skaven have been on hiatus since about February of last year, and they saw their first action last week. I added a new Packmaster to match the other two. He painted up quickly, and now the trio can be fielded as a 3-man Packmaster unit.
Model Counts for the Year
So far this year I've finished 19 models. I have started 57 models (the 40 Chainrasps, 10 Grimghast Reapers, and 7 spells and counters). Combined with the rest of my backlog, that's 133 models in my queue waiting to be painted.
For scenery, I've made the three Gnawholes and finished a commission for a 5' x 8' Boot Hill battlefield. I'll be talking about that project in upcoming posts.
I built a new shelf to store my scenery, and that has allowed me to clear out a portion of my display cabinet, so it's time to establish a new Shelf of Shame™ and get to work.