The sum total of my painting in 2018 was not as good as I had hoped it would be. I managed to get through the wargames shows I went to without buying too many models, very few in fact, but I still struggled to paint very many last year.
I did manage to paint the minimum requirement for a game if Dust using my Axis, I still have more to do.
There were some individual models I finished for various forces, I really like the Wargame Exclusive Grey Knight styled model which I now use as a HQ proxy.
I found some more old Ogryn models and finished those off, I now have six for my Scrunt army.
A few other units got finished off, British Navy, Sky Hussars on modified smoke plumes and some Meridian Bots.
Then of course there was the Star Wars transporter conversion, the main reason there was little progress in painting miniatures. I was a much bigger project than I thought it would be…
It is nearly finished, honest.
Apart from the big model, I have also spent a lot of time designing and making MDF terrain, mostly industrial style stuff.
Maybe this year I will make some progress with more miniatures. Basically as long as I do not start or progress another mammoth model project (aircraft carrier?) I just might. Things to do: Zombies, Dust Axis, Imperial Knights, Space Marine Kill Team, Tyranid Kill Team, Ork Kill Team, Rogue Stars crew, Steampunk characters, Scrunt Exo-Armour (Kickstarter arriving soon), and don’t even get me started on what is still in the Loft Full Of Lead…
We set out at the beginning of 2018 with an objective, this was to play as many of our shortlisted games as possible. We agreed on the list, concentrating on our favourite games and those that we really should give another go. This does mean that a few others may now be classified as shelved, at least for a while.
So in 2018, assuming I have not forgotten any, I got at least one game of the following:
In Her Majesty’s Name
Heroes Of Normandie
Fist Full of Kung Fu
Bolt Action WWII
Bolt Action Konflikt 47
Some games, such as Steam Wars (obviously), 40K (best edition in years!), Gaslands and Frostgrave has a good few goes.
Of course, we still managed to miss a few games out from our shortlist, not too many, but we will have to prioritise these in the New Year.
Vodka for me please…Cheers!
I have been reading Marvel comics for decades and enjoying all the movies so it is a sad day today as Stan Lee, creator of so many characters, has passed away.
The summer is over, the holiday is a distant memory, the kids are back at school and autumn is here. It really is time to get my butt in gear and get on with the massive backlog of stuff that needs to be finished, or in some cases, started.
Next weekend is Colours and I must resist buying anything. Maybe I will buy something small. Just paints, honest. And some new paint brushes. Well maybe just one new game, Kill Team and that is it, nothing else.
Okay, so I am doomed…
Here in Bedfordshire, it is too hot to paint models, the paint dries on the brush and the model too fast.
I am never satisfied, it is either too cold and damp to undercoat models in the garage in the winter, or too hot to paint in the summer.
But it is great weather to drink cold beer.