Tuesday 31 December 2013

That Was The Year That Was (or How I Painted Over 500 Miniatures in 2013...)

So that was 2013! Looking back at my New Year's Resolutions I don't appear to have achieved any of those listed so they may have to become 2014's!

However I have achieved two objectives I set myself at the start of 2013. First off was to try and post once a day on the blog and this I have achieved (this is post 365!). By and large I think the posts were worthwhile though maybe I pushed the boundary a bit on day when I posted about some paint I bought! :-)

You may also recall that I set myself a painting challenge at the start of 2013 to paint 365 miniatures (one miniature being one vehicle, figure or base of smaller figures). Despite being worried that this would be a bit of a stretch I hit the target in July and have managed to paint 509 miniatures (many 28mm) in 2013.

Here are some of the highlights...
British Land Ironclad
1/300th ONESS Panzergrenadiers 
Terminator Bikes
French Foreign Legion in Mexico
1/144th Ilya Muromets
20mm German Late War infantry 
Romno-British infantry
Romno-British cavalry
Knights of Chaos
Troupes Coloniales Umbongodwongolese Hafelins
Fantasy Tribe Gnolls (painted after 34 years!)
1/144th Blackburn Kangaroo
1/285th IDF Magach-3
French Foreign Legion in Dahomey
Empire of the Dead Gentlemen's Club
And of course there were lots of Gromits! :-)


  1. Nice to look back on the hard work :)
    Happy New Year.

  2. More than 500 figures painted. Wow! You were very diligent in 2013. So I wishh you enough figures and time to top this result in 2014.

    Happy New Year.

  3. Wow! That's some fabulous stuff you did over the year.

  4. Very impressive work you've done. It's been a pleasure following the blog.

  5. 10/10 for painting. How may games did you get in this year?

  6. Now that's an impressive year with fantastic photo's. I always feel motivated to paint more and blog more when I see great blogs like yours.
    well done and more of the same for 2014

  7. And I thought I was doing good with my 100 28mm and sundry others!

    Well done, sir!

  8. Far more impressive than my handful! Happy New Year.

  9. Bloody good show. Keep up the good work!

  10. I love the aircraft and the Gromits.
    Have a Happy New Year.

  11. Congratulations - 500 in one year. I don't think I've ever painted that many in 12 months.

    Well done.