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 
Zombies!
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! :-)

14 comments:

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

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  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.

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

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

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

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  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
    cheers
    Dan

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

    Well done, sir!

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

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

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  10. A very Happy New Year Steve!

    :O)

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

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

    Well done.

    Tony

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