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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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 🙂

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Doubletap and Fryota: White Spider War Boyz

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Some half life battle fodder and a little doofer grot.

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Blackthumb: Techno Tribal, Positively Primal, Shamanic, Anarchistic, Archaic Revival

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The first model of 2017 is this post apocalyptic, wise (alien) man. Continue reading

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Cirripods

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A peculiar bit of alien wildlife weirdness via the Sci-fi Frills and Fauna Kickstarter.
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Sci-Fi Frills and Fauna

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I dont tend to promote Kickstarters on this blog terribly often, for various reasons.  As this boutique project is particularly close to my hobby heart I decided to mention it.  I have been waiting for something like the Sci-fi Frills & Fauna miniatures since 1988.

Some of you reading this may have ended up on this blog due to the ongoing Deathworld/Alien Flora & Fauna Project.  Any of you that enjoy the sorts of weirdness found in the bestiary sections of various 1980s sci-fi gaming publications are sure to find some fun things in this Kickstarter.

In many respects this is precisely the sort of thing that Kickstarter was set up to enable: its wonderfully niche and hugely appealing to a small slice of humanity.

The Frills and Fauna Kickstarter is competitively priced too, all the more so if you happen to be paid in anything but GBP at the moment.  Well worth a look, even if only a couple of items take your fancy, the KS accommodates it.

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