New Year Painting Challenge: December

Welcome back to Master of Magics everyone. We hope you enjoyed the festive break and are ready for what we are all hoping will be a much better year. But before we can get to all the new wargaming/hobby content for 2021, we have a bit of housekeeping in the form of the last episode in our New Year Painting Challenge. Today, we are going to look at the models I painted for December, as well as look ahead to what I’ll be doing with this series in the coming year.

As I explained in the last article, my total model count for this year so far currently stands at 170 models. Now I’m not going to draw this out, and I’ll start things off by revealing my final yearly total to be…


Ok, so I didn’t get too much painted in the final month of the year, only painting up my Vertus Praetors and a Primaris Christmas Marine for our #MonthlyModelMelee painting challange. But over the course of 2020 I have managed to paint far more than I thought I would ever do. Part of this is probably due to the repeated lockdowns and what not, but I am still very proud of what I have accomplished over the course of the last 12 months.

I have managed to paint up around 3,000 points of Chaos Soup and 2,000 points of Adeptus Custodes, as well as a ton of other random minis for a variety of other projects. What is more, my painting standard has improved as the year has progress, which has really boosted my confidence. So unsurprisingly I will be continuing with these monthly painting log, not only as a source of content for you wonderful people of the internet. But also as a way to keep me motivated and painting my damn minis.

However, I am going to change up the format somewhat. I am still wanting people to join in and show off what they have painted at home, but I’m also going to use this as a way to promote our little #MonthlyModelMelee painting club. As a result, I’ll be moving this article to the first week of every new month, setting the theme of the painting challenge for the coming month as well as showing what miniatures we have managed to get painted up.

For those of you that need a refresher, #MonthlyModelMelee is a painting challenge where we set a theme and ask you to paint a single miniature within a single month. What you do with that theme is up to you, and you can go as big or as small as your heart desires. Last month we had the theme of Christmas/Festive Miniature, for which I painted this fetching Christmas Marine.

This month’s theme is New Year’s Revolution, so if you want to get involved all you have to do is paint something up that is suitably rebellious, then tag it over on Twitter with the Hastag #MonthlyModelMelee. Alternatively, you can message us over on our Facebook page, and we will show off some of your work in the next article.

I’m looking forward to starting another jam-packed year of painting, and hope you will all join me as we battle against the shear amount of grey plastic we all seem to amass in this wonderful hobby. I myself am aiming to finally get a Xeno faction painted to 2,000 points by the end of the year, and have even sold my Grey Knights to fund this project. Sad to see them go, but I’m sure they have found a nice new home in the hands of a fellow Imperial player. What is this Xeno faction though I hear you ask? Well, you will have to wait and see.

I’m also expanding my hobby experience by trying out Age of Sigmar this year. Been meaning to give it a go for a while now, but thanks to the pandemic I haven’t really been able to get any games in. Which is a shame since we have a fairly big collection of players locally. I’ll be finishing off my Nurgle Daemons to give me my first army (Maggotkin of Nurgle), but if I like what I see I’ll probably start a pure AoS army sometime in the next few months. We will also be bringing you some more Age of Sigmar content on the site, so if that’s something you are interested in let us know about it in the comments below.

And that will do it for today. I’ll be back at the start of Feburary with our first painting log of 2021 (this doesn’t count). If you don’t want to miss out on that or any of the other great content we do here at Master of Magics, please like and subscribe to keep up to date.

If you want to join me on this journey, show me what you have been working on over on via twitter @TenguPlaysGames, or contact me in the comments below. If you have enjoyed todays article, you want to support the site directly, you can join our Patreon for as little as a $1 a month. Until next time though remember, Stay Safe and Take Care.

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