When Simon (Moore) asked me if I fancied doing another round of Mo’vember last month, I happily agreed thinking it would really just be the two of us as has so often been the case in the past (though one year we did combine it with building “Frostgrave Warbands” and got a couple of other people join in), it’s a nice simple way to round off the years challenges and for me at least it also brings the years painting to an end too as I usually take December off from the hobby (baring the odd commitment or two 😉). So when I put it out on my blog what we doing (that’s painting any number of bearded figures in any scale in November by the way) and if anybody else wanted to join in they were welcome, I didn’t really think we’d get many (if any) takers. I was however honestly surprised by the number of people who jumped aboard our “Beardy bandwagon”, my own efforts only reached the second week of the month before my hobby time basically “dried up”, but I felt I should “round up” the efforts of the others who took part, so in no particular order, may I present a festival of facial hair!!…. (Please note all pictures are thumbnails).
Simon https://www.fantoricalwargaming.com/ Spent the month painting some wonderful additions to his “Planet of the Apes” collection (we never said they had to be human after all!), the then followed these up with a very nice classic Blood Bowl Dwarf linesman.
Matt https://pmpainting.blogspot.com/ Painted a great little Dwarf Hammerer along with this very nice wizard in an unusual (for a wizard anyway) red robe.
John https://justneedsvarnish.wordpress.com put paint to this lovely rendition of Captain Jean Danjou, of the foreign legion, along with a Mexican republican officer and a couple of rather spiffy standard bearers too all in 20mm “Gods own” scale!
Dave https://wargamesculptorsblog.blogspot.com/ went all “Star Wars” (not a huge surprise really 😉) and painted up “Bistan” a character from Rogue One, and a more generic human rebel pathfinder, top work as always.
Mark https://markamorin.com/ added to his wonderful (and extremely extensive) Aztec war project by painting this smashing Cortes figure.
Dave https://theimperfectmodeller.co.uk/ gave us these wonderful interpretations of Josey Wales and Rooster Cogburn.
Guru Pig https://phillipislandgamingsociety392176732.wordpress.com/ said he was taking part but then forgot to mention Mo’vember in any of his posts, however he did paint a couple of rather nice figures with beards, in, Commander Kubrik Chenkov of the Valhallan, and Captain Al’rahem of Tallarn, both members of GW’s Imperial guard.
Tarmor https://tarmor21.wordpress.com/ set to work and produced these very nicely painted Mantic dwarves.
Azazel https://azazelx.com/ gave us a Dwarf miner, by Reaper miniatures and a Necromancer from the Zombicide “Black Plague” board game, both painted to his usual high standards. He also painted up a couple of Commonwealth 8th Army tank commanders in 15mm to add to his extensive Battlefront collection with facial hair too, so I’ll add these in too.
Always one to be different Luke https://imperialrebelork.wordpress.com/ presented us with this wall plaque of a horrifically disfigured zombie highwayman.
Alex https://leadballoony.com/ has started working his way through the Games Workshop Warhammer Quest “Cursed City” boxset and these perfectly pigmented Ogres come from that.
Wudugast https://convertordie.wordpress.com/ was another who went more traditional and turned out this beautiful Chaos Dwarf Gladiator, along with three cracking ginger Slayers and a couple of Ogre’s, one mounted on a “Mournfang” (I don’t know what that is, but I wouldn’t like to run into one!).
Well what a lot of fantastical facial fungus! It just remains for me to thank all the people who took the time to take part and make this year the biggest “Mo’vember” in living memory (well in the few years we’ve been doing it anyway 😁), and of course to you for reading and commenting/liking on all the various blogs. That’s me done for the December, I ‘m off now to slip into my cocktail dress as I do like to eat, drink and be Mary over the Christmas period 😉*. But please stop by at new year as Myself and Simon will be doing our traditional reviews of each others years output.
But for now (if a little early) I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, cheers Roger.
- (Please note that this is a joke, I don’t drink! 😁)