Lead Mountain Update 14

I got a fair number of models painted last week and almost all of the remaining spectre figures have turned up. This means, barring any sudden cool releases in January, we have a straight shot to the challenge’s deadline at the end of January. I’ve already go some models for my post challenge project but they are sat in a box all ready for post Christmas modelling.

So what turned up? Well all Task Force Operators are accounted for – the new breacher looks like its going to be one of my all time favourites and the pirate gun should be interesting to use on the field. I’m not quite sure how I’ll be painting these guys – more multicam + other or maybe a mix of camo (inspired by BF4) will be most likely. The deniable operators also turned up but I’m waiting until the last guy (who I forgot to put on the order) finally arrives.

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As for the weeks painting, I finally cleared out all the old style Operators. Four were painted in multicam + civies to go with the rest of the task force while the other three were painted to match the US Rangers I did around a year ago. These now means both groups have plenty of guys to be using in any sort of situation.

I also painted up the undercover GRU Operatives. The female leader was originally going to be a direct reproduction of a certain female Russian agent from Captain America: The Winter Soldier but I ended up just using that as a base and tweaking out the colour of her vest and trousers. The rest of the Russians are dress in civies, with two of them in track suits and the rest in a combination of gear. Overall, fun set of models to paint and I look forward to some more covert missions.

Based on the models and time left, I need to average out at around 13 models a week. However, with the upcoming holidays and having two weeks off I should be able to sit down and get painting!

Painted, varnished and based – 177:

  • 38 Empress – Modern British Infantry
  • 14 Spectre – UKSF (of various types)
  • 6 Spectre – Task Force Operators (painted as SAS) + 1 Spectre Dog
  • 10 Spectre – AK armed contractors
  • 5 Spectre – Western Contractors (being used as US Special Forces)
  • 11 Spectre – Task Force Operators (being used as US Army Rangers
  • 2 Spectre – Intelligence Agents
  • 5 Spectre – African Soldiers
  • 4 Empress – Armoured Troopers
  • 4 Empress – US SEAL Team 6
  • 8 Spectre – Task Force Operators (To be split between UKSF and Rangers)
  • 17 Radio DishDash –  Taliban
  • 4 Spectre Direct Action GRU
  • 14 Spectre – Insurgents
  • 4 Empress – US Frogmen
  • 1 Eureka – Taliban Sniper
  • 2 Spectre – Hostages
  • 1 Evil Bear Wargames – Hardsuits
  • 1 Eureka – Force Recon .50cal Sniper
  • 6 Eureka – US Force Recon
  • 4 Empress – PLA Special Forces
  • Spectre – 1 VIP and 3 Bodyguards
  • 7 Spectre – Task Force Operators (To be split between UKSF and Rangers)
  • 5 Spectre – Covert Action GRU

In the process of being painted, varnished and based – 9 :

  • 1 Empress – Dog for Counter-IED Team – Based, needs painting
  • 1 Spectre – Dog – Based, needs washing
  • 1 Empress – Warrior IFV – Repainted in Desert Tan
  • 1 Spectre – UKSF (ghille suit with M4)
  • 5 Spectre – Western Contractors (Converted with Shemaghs)
  • 1 Evil Bear Wargames – Panther – Base coated in Desert Tan

Basecoated with Basing Material– 85:

  • 1 Evil Bear Wargames – Hardsuits
  • 5 Hasslefree Miniatures – Modern Troopers
  • 8 Spectre – SMG Armed Contractors
  • 6 Spectre – Intelligence Agents
  • Spectre – Female Contractor (Salute 2015 model)
  • Spectre – 1 Agitator and 1 Bodyguard
  • 6 Spectre – African Locals
  • 2 Spectre – Deniable Assets
  • 8 Gripping Beast – Falklands War Brits
  • 3 Spectre – VIPs
  • 4 Spectre – Close Protection Agents
  • 19 Spectre – MENA Militia
  • 1 Spectre – Offroad SUV
  • 2 Spectre – SUVs
  • 2 Spectre – African Forces Special Weapons
  • 5 Spectre -Deniable Operators
  • 2 Spectre – Task Force Operators
  • 2 Spectre – Task Force Operator Marksmen
  • 2 Spectre – Task Force Operator Breachers
  • 1 Spectre – Task Force Operator Dog Handler
  • 1 Spectre – Task Force Operator Grenadier (pirate gun)
  • 2 Tale of War – Special Figures

Basecoated – 1:

  • 1 Spectre – Contractor (being converted)

Not Arrived – 2:

  • 1 Spectre -Deniable Operators
  • 1 Spectre – African Forces Commander

Total Models: 274

Models finished (Based, painted and varnished): 177

Percentage of collection finished: 64.60% painted

Exempt (Not Arriving in time) – 28:

  • 8 Radio DishDash DELTA Force
  • 12 Radio DishDash US Army Rangers
  • 8 Radio DishDash Somali Gunmen