Paint The Target – January 2021

Welcome, Gentlelosties, to 2021. A year foretold in the mists of the past to be the one – THE VERY ONE! – that follows 2020. Remarkably, the world didn’t implode upon itself. I attribute this to the tribute made to the great world spirit by the painters that sent in their submissions for this, the very first Paint The Target of 2021.  You may be interested to know that the dinosaur of a PC that warms the Gdaycave with its blinky lights has Target entries dating all the way back to June 2014, when the old Gday’puter was upgraded. We may need to do a retrospective some day…

Back to the matter at hand! Behold yon gallery of submissions, holding off the destruction of the world by their very presence! The theme for December’s attack on your piles of silver shame was Seasonal

Aaaad out of the gate we have support for the way we run the themes for these challenges. The themes – usually a word or short phrase – are completely open to interpretation. The point is to encourage you to paint, not to crush your creativity. Prophaniti1978 pulled out his Iron Chef from Relic Knights. A master in the kitchen, everything he touches is perfectly seasoned.

Ready for their first season on the pitch, 49’s Imperial Nobles are clearing just waiting for me to finish painting up my dwarves…

ChrisS looked at the idea of being seasonal and immediately though Elves!. Maybe not as Christmassy as Santa’s, but certainly stealthy enough to sneak presents under the tree. He painted a full squad, but they were split into squads of 5 in the photo, which meant some cropping means you get to see details.

It’s Winter in the Northern Hemisphere, so technically, a little snow on the base makes a model seasonally appropriate. That’s what Dicewraith’s Ragnar tells me anyway, and I’d rather not have to explain to the business end of Frostfang if I disagree…

It’s a plague doctor, in Christmas colors, and has a long beard. Dopplebock nailed this one on multiple levels.

Fiendil’s festive Warhound is a little tired after jingling all those heretics’ bells.

Drax is very festive in red and green, Gamora follows suit, but no-one thought to decorate Groot? Pfft. Saturnalia fail. Lonelymonk must now paint Minions for next month, as punishment.

When you’re thinking of presents you’d like to find under the tree, is Lostie Ben’s Frost Giant among them?

NotThatOne drinks a whiskey gamin, he drinks a vodka gamin. He drinks a lager gamin, he drinks a cider gamin. He adds some pine trees lightly dusted with snow, and now the whiskey golem’s kinda seasonal, yo.

Angels we have heard on high, soaring on razored wings… If you see one of these on your tree? Run. Or, mail it back to PeteF.


As I clamber out of a pile of tinsel, jingle bells jingle belling all around me, an enormous Scandinavian cat stops chewing on children who aren’t wearing Christmas clothes long enough to bat an ornament my way, inscribed upon which is the name Lonelymonk. Cheers, ya salty dog.

Usual drill, email me your mailing address and we’ll get something on the way to you next time we’re at the post office.


While there may not have been New Years celebrations around the globe in the same manner as previous years, I’ve always enjoyed watching videos of past celebrations from old country, with pyrotechnics lighting the sky from the Harbour Bridge. Such things are environmentally irresponsible, as pretty as they may be, so let’s keep it on the tabletop, shall we? Your first target of the year is Fireworks. Pyrotechnics, firearms, flamethrowers – pull the trigger!

Send in your pics of newly painted shinies to by Noon EST, January 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.