Paint The Target

It’s a new month, it’s a new gallery of Target entries, and there’s even a brand new challenge at the end of the post. We’ve been doing this for a looooong time now, you think you’d be used to how this works, but just in case you’re a new visitor:

We’ve all got our “Piles of shame”, the models that we bought years ago and haven’t painted yet. It can be daunting, and knowing where to start is often the hardest part. Enter this post series. The first blog post of every month is Paint The Target. At the end of each post, a new Target is posted for the month: A thematic suggestion, a word or two, to give you some direction, maybe some inspiration. After that, the ball’s in your court: Paint a model that fits the theme.

How well it fits the theme is up to you. Your reasoning can be spurious as heck. The objective, more than anything else, is to get you painting.

When you’ve finished, send in an a pic of your model (instructions at the end of the post). Your model will appear in the gallery of the next Target post, and one participant – chosen at random – will receive a prize from the Lost Hemisphere Prize Pool. Yup, you paint a model, there’s a chance you’ll receive something new to paint.

July’s Target was “Swords to Ploughshares”. Models with swords, or models that have retired, gone back to the family farm or back to nature. Let’s wander through the gallery!

When we’re talking about farming being part of the Target this month, animal husbandry surely comes to mind. What the heck these Bayou Gremlins did to breed a monstrous, featherless rooster monster I have no idea, but that thing’s kinda horrifying. NotThatOne, you got some ‘splainin’ to do.

Lonelymonk’s Croaks are patterned directly after poison dart frogs. In all fairness, it’s probably not a good idea to lick the miniatures regardless of their paint scheme, but the additional warning is still appreciated.

The Giri and Kinoshroom are set to pester the heroes in MonkeyBrains’ Super Dungeon games.

Um… no, there’s no swords,and there’s nothing natural about this alien gribblie… but ParadoxHazard is correct, it fits in the month’s theme. It’s a Reaper from Monsterpocalypse, it’s here to enact the harvest…

PeteF wants to rock you with his Megalith

A lazer cutlass counts as a sword, for sure. SimonS is ready to take to the spaceways.

Dammit, Wallorspin, you’ve got some nerve, making me post pics of Morrowans…

The Sisters of Absolutely No Mercy, Gamora and Nebula, have joined 49’s crew.

Lostie Ben’s Cage Rager may not have any swords, but his Skin ‘n’ Moans does…

While he may be known for his Infernals, DarkLegacy took a walk on the wild side to paint up Tanith the Feral Song.

Dieson has switched gears from Khador to the Kriels. I’m thinking the trollbloods suit his style nicely.

Drew painted a Ringtail Vixen for Kingdom Death. I have no idea what that means, cos I’ve never played KD, but she has a shovel. I dig it.

Brother Alonso has retired from active adventuring, but his cudgel makes a great tool for threshing wheat.

Fiendil went right back to nature with an army of fungal invaders. Why am I thinking of Triffids?

Last bit not least, KrrNiGit sent in a goblin who’s clearly ready to go back to the farm to harvest the barley.


It was a good month for entries, but there’s only one prize, and this month it goes to Drew! The man with the prettiest freehanded bases in town. Toss me your address, Drew, and I’ll get something on the way to you.


I’m sure I’m not the only one missing GenCon right now. In honor of this year’s cancelled convention, your August challenge is a tip of the hat to the con’s mascot, Genevieve. This month your theme is Draconic. From enormous, ancient drakes to dragonscale armor, from fire-breathing weapons to the cuddliest wyrmling. Get your world-ending reptile on.

Send in your pics of newly painted shinies to by Noon EST, August 28th. 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.