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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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

MortisSpirit1

#71 Dark Judge Mortis Spirit Form

#71-75: Adminstratum

#72-#76: Adminstratum

#76: Renegade Servo Droid

#77: Renegade Servo Droid

RealmgatesHarbingers2

#78 – #79: Vinz Clortho and Zuul

#79 - #80: Realmgates

#80 – #81: Realmgates

DeathSpirit5

#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

Genestealer1

#112: Genestealer Test Piece

P3R-C

113: Butler-Bot P3R-C

Raimi1a

#114: Ordo Sepulturum Inquisitor Raimi

LazookaJoe1

#115: Cursed Earth Mutant Lazooka Joe

Cassis1

#116: Cassis the Gyrinx

SlannSolo1

#117: Slann Solo in carbonite

Jokaero6

#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

2014 = 144 Painted Miniatures

I got 144 miniatures painted in 2014.  It is a pretty decent total.

Deffkopta6

#1 – #3: Ork Deffkoptas

"Give it up for... Mushroom Klowd!!!!!"

#4 – #6: Goffik Rokkerz, “Mushrööm Klowd”

Blood Axe Human Advisor

#7: Blood Axe Human Advisor

Pod7

#8 – #9: Deathworld Jungle Pods

L to R: Spiker Victim, Spiker, Imperial Assassin

#10: Deathworld Jungle Spiker

VenusManTrap

#11: Venus Man-Trap

More Man Traps

#12 – #13: Venus Man-Traps

A big ol' pod.

#14: Deathworld Jungle Pod

Pod3

#15: Deathworld Jungle Pod

#16 – #30: Deathworld Mutant Plants

Venusian Mantrap

#31: Venusian Mantrap

Sedition Wars techno-organic terrain pieces.

#32 – #41 – Deathworld stuff (Sedition Wars technorganic virus things)

PodClixGroup

#???: nine refurbished Horrorclix miniatures. These could arguably be counted as part of the tally, but I am not going to.

DeathworldJungle10

#???: Very, very many jungle terrain bases. Im not going to count these in the tally, but they took ages.

Judge MacO'Conihoonihan

#42: Emerald Isle Judge MacO’Conihoonihan

#43-44: Ork Drummer and Drum Kit

#45-51: Renegade Runtmaster Zodgrod Wortsnagga and Super Runtz/Ninja Goblins

#52: Gretchin Zero (left)

#53: Loor Scout

#54-55: Notorious G.I.T. (centre) and crony (far right).

#???: Carnivorous Sand Clams.  Again, I could arguably include these in the total I think, but Im not going to.

Helga - now with orange trim

#56: shuttle/lander/lighter “Helga”

#57-#68: Campsite

#68-#74: Spine Crystals/Perilium/Kryptonite/Warpstone

#75-#76: Portaloos

#77: Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor Jodorowsky

#78: Tenebrainian Cerebalite

#79: Deadzone Chovar

#80: Yellow Gyrinx

#81: Sensei Ramirez

L'Oreal Wangst

#82: L’Oreal Wangst – Eldar Outcast

#83: Friskers the Gyrinx

#84: Milo the Space Eunuch

#85: Honoured Imperium Marble Aquila

#86: Ursa Miner Cyber-Slayer

#87: Honoured Imperium Marble Space Marine Statue

 

#88 – #91: Bouncers

#92 – #97: Skabsquigs Skallywags, Mr Killgore and Swabs

#98 – #100 – Deadzone Marauders

#101 – #106 – More Skabsquigs Skallywags

#107 – #108: Kaptin Fiddy Teef and Mr Scuttle

#109 – #114: Gretchin Skallywags

#115 – #121: Dead Body Objective Markers (Judge Death not included)

#122: Mushrööm Klöwd Tour Bus

#123: Big Billy & Crackers, Troll and Parrot Space Pirates

#124: Ash Wastes Nomad

#125 – #127: Rippy Fish

#128: Ambull

#??? – Battle Systems card terrain. Im not including this in the tally, but considering how much time it took to get it to it modular state, I felt the need to document it. It definitely ate into my painting schedule, although I think that it was worth it considering the gaming opportunities that it provides.

#129: Char’lee Krown, alien plant person

#130 – #133 – Dryanids (space tree people)

#134 – Space Santa

GINGER1

#135 – G.I.N.G.E.R., cyber-gyrinx

SpaceSkeleton8

#136 – Space Skeleton

#137-139: Steev Tylork, Klem Fandangorkk and the NoyzKraft Kustom 200 sound desk

#137 – #139: Steev Tylork, Klem Fandangorkk and the NoyzKraft Kustom 200 sound desk

#140 - #141: Brainboyz

#140 – #141: Brainboyz

L to R: Avaran Treebeast, Yndij Reaver, Convict Grogan Thug

#142 – 144: Avaran Treebeast, Yndij Reaver, Convict Grogan Thug for DreadBall Xtreme

Some of the items in the tally are small, quickly painted affairs while others are far more significant in terms of their size and the corresponding resources that they demanded.  I figure that those differing subjects balance out in general, so each counts as “one thing” in my total, whether its a tiny cat miniature or a big shuttlecraft.

Although the work that went into preparing the Deathworld jungle was very significant and a number of items from that project feature, I didnt count anything that essentially amounts to an unpainted/prepainted item that was glued to a base and subsequently textured.  The jungle was a lot of work and required all my free time for a couple of weeks, but most of the elements do not really constitute painted miniatures.  It is a fine line though.

Similarly, the Battle Systems card terrain took ages to punch out and assemble into a modular state.  That time was all hobby time that I could have spent painting (and frankly I would have preferred to spend painting) but it doesnt show up here.  Work on terrain is definitely worth it of course, but getting the balance right is tricky.

The total output is down ~25% a bit on last year, but I knew that 2013 was exceptional in terms of turnover.  I had a slow down, not quite a total slump in output from around August until late November due to a variety of mainly good real life things taking up my time.

Paradoxically some of the extra time that I spent gaming with these and other models ate into time that I could have spent painting, which is a weird conflict of interests.  The gaming side of things was busier for me than usual this year, which is great.  A few different factors contributed to that (Pulp Alley, getting together with the O’Hammerers, extra enthusiasm from my oldest gaming buddy PB, the trip to BOYL and the games that I played with the guys at that, the Sector Six Crossover project, a few other things).  Best of all is that many of those games played had literally been on my to-do list since 1988, so the year was one of the very best in terms of gaming really.

Finally, posts containing my painting tallies for previous years can be seen via the links below.  They show changes in painting style and subjects and a slight improvement in photography (I think) in addition to experimentation that didnt always work out, but its all there if any of you fancy taking a look.

2013 total: 192

2012 total: 159

2011 total: 145

Thanks to anyone who has taken the time to comment on my toy soldier-y corner of of the internet over 2014.  I have a whole load of other projects in various stages of production that should start to materialise very soon, so hopefully I will get to chat with some of you again in 2015.

Happy New Year!

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