Paint The Target

Okay, so Paint The Target – as a series – is all about helping provide more motivation for people to paint. We all have our Mountains of Silver Shame, piles of unpainted models that we’ve owned for longer than we care to admit, and the point of the series is to help break through that “Where do I start?” feeling by giving a thematic direction and offering a  prize to one participant. Last month I asked you to paint grunts. I was thinking rank-and-file troopers, the guys wading through mud while their commanding officers put their feet up and drink darjeeling. What I wasn’t quite expecting was a bunch of entries of things that make grunting noises, or that make people grunt. But hey, I’m all up for spurious connections, and stuff got painted, so let’s run with it. ONWARD!

Felix decided it was time to get piggy with it and painted up his Farrow Commandos and Meat Thresher

Dieson’s Greylord Outriders are slightly less efficient than the Pony Express because they keep trying to high-five passing stagecoaches.

49’s Shadespire Orruks grunt. A lot. They won’t shut up. It’s making it hard to get a good night’s sleep.

Arakius70 has loaded his Gaslands cars with some extra grunt, and he added some Malifaux models just in case.

Baroness Gema’s mouselings tend to squeak more than grunt, but they’re adorable, so we’ll allow it.

Chaosmos cracked open a pack of whelps. Do NOT pull that guy’s finger if you value your nostrils.

Chris W’s Ice Caste Soul Hunters are also hunting for bargains. Excellent couponers, the Dragyri.

I’m told these are Rift Tech Troopers. I don’t know what that is. Fiendil! Edumacate me!

This is a warcaster and three warjacks. None of these are grunts. However, as Ninja Steve’s contribution to the prize table for our fundraiser at CaptainCon, I can guarantee that there was a lot of grunting while he painted them. Super proud of the guy.

It’s a bear. It grunts. Then snarls. Then disembowels you and arranges your innards in a ritualistic fashion to power its weird animal magic that turns it into a human long enough for it to go into the 7-11 and buy Doritos. Patches gets it.

WoltRon knocked out a nice Malekus. He’s probably grunting from trying to read all the big words in his copy of the Canon of the True Law.


Yay for sticking it out til we got back from CaptainCon! This month’s winner is… ChrisW!! Gratz, you win something from the LH Prize Pool! Send me an address at and I’ll get something in the mail for you!


There was a whole lot of Guild Ball, happening at CaptainCon, and one of the highlights for me is seeing the team mascots on the field. Accordingly, your theme for February is to walk on the wild side. Animals and monsters! Be they noble steeds, anthropomorphic heroes, supernatural hybrids, or a guy who just really loves his raccoon-skin hat, I want to see feathers, fur or fins (or shells or tentacles or chitin or whatever). Get your Dr Doolittle on!

Send in your pics of newly painted shinies to by Noon EST, February 26th. Deadline is deadline, people. Once more, one random participant will receive a little somethin’ somethin’ in the mail. You want somethin’? You gotta submit! Don’t forget to include your online handle! Oh, and if you can make the pics attachments to the emails rather than inline, that’d help me on the formatting end.

2 Responses to Paint The Target

  1. Ok, Konflikt 47, Weird World War II wargaming, developed by Clockwork Goblin Games, based on Bolt Action rules, and released by Warlord Games.

    In the Konflikt 47 universe, WWII is still going on in 1947. The bomb was dropped on one of the German cities, not in Japan, and the test bomb and the one dropped on Germany both opened a dimensional breach (the rift) which have been broadcasting from… somewhere else… All the major players have developed tech based on what they’ve managed to decode from these broadcasts, including mechas, personal armour, biotech supersoldiers, tesla weapons (collectively, rift-tech), and so on. Which has kept the war going.

    So, my pile of painted for January was a very rapidly painted Japanese force for Konflikt 47. In the middle, with the rounded helmets, are a team of 5 guys in exo-skeleton battlesuits, armed with SMGs and an LMG. To either side are a total of three teams of ghost attack troopers. The ghost dudes are armed with either compression rifles (roughly, as far as I can make it out from the description, microwave guns) or more SMGs, and, the fun bit, their suits allow them to walk through solid matter. So they can reposition and strike from all sorts of crazy angles through walls etc.

    I love the look of the ghost attack squads. That’s what sold me on the army. I’ve also got a platoon of basic Japanese soldiers, and I’ve added oni masks to all of them. They’ll get painted at some point too. I’ve got a couple of Scorpion mechas and a little historical armour for support. I’ve gone for a very very ahistorical pink, dark grey, white, and spot-colour red, colour scheme.