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2016 = 139 Completed Pieces

My hobby output for 2016.

#1 - #3: Chaos Warriors

#1 – #3: Chaos Warriors

#4 - #8: Ninja

#4 – #8: Ninja

#9: Ronin

#9: Ronin

#10 - #12: Ronin

#10 – #12: Ronin

#13 - #16: Samurai, Ninja, Orc

#13 – #16: Samurai, Ninja, Orc

#17 - #18: Dragon, Dragonette (links to Scale Creep)

#17 – #18: Dragon, Dragonette (links to Scale Creep)

#20: Michaelangelo

#19: Michaelangelo

#20 - #21: Mizuki, Ryuhime, Sorceress and Apprentice

#20 – #21: Mizuki, Ryuhime, Sorceress and Apprentice

#22 - #33: Treasure

#22 – #33: Treasure

#34 - #36: Dwarf Ninja, Halfling Ashiguru, Dog

#34 – #36: Dwarf Ninja, Halfling Ashiguru, Dog

#?: Mikey Graham (links to Scale Creep)

#37: Mikey Graham (links to Scale Creep)

#?: PlastCraft Buildings. Not counted against tally.

#?: PlastCraft Buildings. Not counted against tally.

#38 - #111: Trees and Fences

#38 – #111: Trees and Fences

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.

#112: Daidarabotchi

#112: Daidarabotchi

# - # : Yūrei Raidā

#113 – #118 : Yūrei Raidā

#119 - #120: Blot and Slop

#119 – #120: Blot and Slop

#121: Knight Questor Paulo Ringseeker of the White Chamber of Justified Ancients

#121: Knight Questor Paulo Ringseeker of the White Chamber of Justified Ancients

#122 - #123: Skaven Deathrunners

#122 – #123: Skaven Deathrunners

#124: The Heroquest Dwarf/The White Dwarf (links to Scale Creep)

#125: Scabastian "Scabby" Ballswinger, Gorechosen of Khorne

#125: Scabastian “Scabby” Ballswinger, Gorechosen of Khorne (links to Scale Creep)

#124: Ogroid Thaumaturge

#126: Ogroid Thaumaturge

#127 - #132: Tzaangor (three of six shown)

#127 – #132: Tzaangor (three of six shown)

#131 - #136: Cirripods

#133 – #138: Cirripods

#139: Xmas Dryad (links to Scale Creep)


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.

2015 = 129 finished items
2014 = 144 finished items
2013 = 192 finished items
2012 = 159 finished items
2011 = 145 finished items

I am hopeful that 2017 will be more productive.  Fingers crossed.

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What, Blue Pussycat? Whoa, whoa, whoa!

This was revealed by Duncan on Warhammer TV a little earlier today

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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 🙂

GyrinxAvatar125 Continue reading

Xmas

Silver Tower Update

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All going well there should be a series of Silver Tower related posts appearing here soon.

The Silver Tower Project described a little while ago went rather well and I will write a short report about it soon.  It has made me excited about getting my own fully painted set ready over the next few months.  With that in mind I have put up a painting record page to publicly encourage me to get on with it.

If you fancy a look at the plan, then click on the “Silver Tower” tab at the top of the page, or else just click HERE.

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(some of the figures in the images shown belong to my Silver Tower adventuring colleagues: they are not all mine)

Colony 87 Kickstarter

A friend of mine (“axiom” from Magpie and Old Lead) is running his second “Colony 87” Kickstarter.

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Miniatures painted by “Asslessman” from the “Leadplague” blog.

I dont tend to promote Kickstarters on this blog too often, but…

  1. it is a friends project
  2. the promotional figures are painted by another friend (“Asslessman” from Leadplague)
  3. the models are aimed precisely at folks like me, so readers here might like them too.

Also of note is that if you missed the previous C87 Kickstarter there is another pledge option to get the original six figures, which are equally beautiful designs and sculpts.

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Miniatures painted by “Asslessman” from the “Leadplague” blog.

If you like nice miniatures and/or gaming in less militarised sci-fi zones then it really is worth taking a look at these.

Back to the regularly scheduled painted toy soldier posts next time.

 

Photo Dojo

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I have been streamlining the post production elements of photographing my toy soldiers. Continue reading

2015 = 129 Completed Pieces

I got 128 129 miniatures and terrain pieces ready for the tabletop in 2015, as presented below.  Click on the images for more details:

#1: Cooper

#2 - #7: Drones

#2 – #9: Drones

#10: Firebase

#10: Astropath Yerl

#11: Astropath Yerl

#11: Ptera-squirrel

#12: Ptera-squirrel

#12 - #??: Sci-Fi Construction Crew pt.1

#13 – #21: Sci-Fi Construction Crew pt.1

#21 - #24: Construction Crew pt.2

#22 – #25: Sci-fi Construction Crew pt.2

#26 – #27: Sci-fi Construction Crew pt.3

Refurbished Robots (rebased and tidied up, not counted in tally)

#27: Walter the Wobot

#28: Walter the Wobot

#? KNU7: Renegade Robot

#29: KNU7, Renegade Robot

#29: Clutches of Chaos Captive

#30: Clutches of Chaos Captive

#30: Protester 1

#31: Protester 1

#30: Ex Judge Rico Dredd

#32: Ex Judge Rico Dredd

#31: Protester 2

#33: Protester 2

#34: Renegade Robot B0L7

#35: Roberto

#36: Benny the Bat-glider

#37 – #40: Imperial Assassins

#41 – #44: Marx Cars of the Future

#45 – #50: Zombiesmith “Rides”

#51: Scotia Grendel “Security Grav Car”

#52 – #53: Hover Taxis

#55 – #57: Speed Raceork, Chim-chim and the Mork 5

Stub Gun Judge

#54 – Stub Gun Judge Shaw

#2 - #3: Judge Fear and three mantraps

#58 – #61: Dark Judge Fear and three mantraps

#61 - #63: Sci-fi Protesters

#62 – #64: Sci-fi Protesters

#64 - #67: Divershuns

#65 – #68: Divershuns

#68: Judge Fear Spirit Form

#69: Dark Judge Fear Spirit Form

#69: Gargouille

#70: Gargouille

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#71 Dark Judge Mortis Spirit Form

#71-75: Adminstratum

#72-#76: Adminstratum

#76: Renegade Servo Droid

#77: Renegade Servo Droid

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#78 – #79: Vinz Clortho and Zuul

#79 - #80: Realmgates

#80 – #81: Realmgates

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#82: Dark Judge Death Spirit Form

#83: Patrick Swayzork

#84: Dark Judge Fire Spirit Form

#84 - #99 - Brewhouse Bash Props

#85 – #100 – Brewhouse Bash Props

#100 - 107: Cerebalite Thralls

#101 – 108: Cerebalite Thralls

#101: Rhode Island Red

#109: Rhode Island Red

MutantQuaid4

#110: Cursed Earth Mutant Quaid

#111: Servo Droid VAL-8

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#112: Genestealer Test Piece

P3R-C

113: Butler-Bot P3R-C

Raimi1a

#114: Ordo Sepulturum Inquisitor Raimi

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#115: Cursed Earth Mutant Lazooka Joe

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#116: Cassis the Gyrinx

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#117: Slann Solo in carbonite

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#118: Jokaero

Sector 13 Terrain (Phase One)

#119 – #128: Sector 13 Terrain (Phase One)

EDIT: I forgot to add this model, as it was sent off to the group project that it was part of just before Xmas.

#129: Gretchin Space Pirate

#129: Gretchin Space Pirate

128 129 “items” isnt too bad. About one model every three days sounds alright considering I have to go to work and do all those other dull grown up things. I came off the boil a bit in the second half of the year, largely for a few personal reasons.  I need to watch it though, Im slipping.  I would like this total to be a figure that remains the low point over coming years.  I am hopeful that I can top two hundred this year if I keep my head screwed on a little better.  Watch this space.

I have recently been working on a large number of items that are currently in varying stages of completion.  I hope to finish a few more of those off early this year, hopefully to kick-start output again.

Thanks to all of the regular commentators and contributors.  An individual shout out goes to Mr Saturday with whom I have shared the Judgement Day project with in 2015: long may it continue.

For the sake of comparison, here are the links to previous years tallies and photos:

2014 = 144 finished items

2013 = 192 finished items

2012 = 159 finished items

2011 = 145 finished items

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