I decided to quickly paint some metal 1990s Cadians.
My hobby output for 2016.
The trees are on the cusp of what I count as a “completed item” in my yearly tally really. Sticking something to a base doesnt usually qualify, but these were a little more involved than similar projects.
The memory of the long evenings spent gluing flock and applying texture and washes etc is still close enough for me to regard prepping those as work. So they count.
The fences were assembled, painted and based so they certainly count.
So thats about one hundred models, plus about forty terrain elements, applying the Gimli System of measurement. It could be better, and it could be worse.
The cherry trees feel a bit like a cheat, but they took an age to finish, so they count.
The total is less than I had hoped, but real life was a bit messier than usual this year, which was the main issue I think. The second half of the year was far less productive than the first too. I will have to keep an eye on that, see if its a pattern that I can break.
Pleasingly, a number of the 2016 weekends that I would have spent painting were taken up with meeting and gaming with various enthusiastic hobby folk, many of whom I have met largely through this blog. There is no better reason to miss some painting time than to actually use the little guys in games with mates. See you all again this year I hope!
I tried a few different techniques and approaches last year, some of which worked better than others, but there was definite progress. I worked on upping the photography aspect a bit too, with mixed results but an improvement overall I think.
I painted a hell of a lot of purple. 2016 was a pretty purple year.
The tallies for previous years are listed below and they each link to a previous summary year, for any of you are interested.
I am hopeful that 2017 will be more productive. Fingers crossed.
This was revealed by Duncan on Warhammer TV a little earlier today
Its a non-canonical blue gyrinx, the second ever 40k model of their psychic space cat…
…and its entertainingly similar in colour to my non-canonical blue gyrinx 🙂