The end of the year, and the year to come

The last year.

No, I missed my target of 900 painted figures, I got to 855 painted figures in total.

I didn’t finish the new Dark Riders and Worlocks. The new models proved much more complex and awkward to paint than I’d expected. Great Wing is still WIP, rather than rush it and bodge it I decided to hold back and do it properly.

So I’ve missed the target, why ?

  • A combination of highly detailed figures demanding more to achieve paint jobs that show the figures off properly
  • The few days with good natural light, were Xmas and Boxing day…when I was with my family and not able to paint..I figured it would be a social faux pas to sit at the dinner table painting whilst eating.
  • Clawed is unwell and had to be taken to the vets twice, requiring me acquire the cat, stuff him in cat carry case and get to the vets (its not looking good)
  • The Builders, tilers, and suppliers are squabbling about who is to blame for the floor in the kitchen/utility/WC breaking up after a few weeks – they need a lot of supervision.

The excitement and tension is palpable to the felines….

On the upside:

  • JP & I hosted two AVBCW Big Games
  • I hosted a Back of Beyond Big Game, and even managed to get in my third BoB game !
  • Rich & I hosted a WHFB tournament event
  • I started flogging off all the figures I’m never going to use
  • …and started painting the BoB figures I am going to use

For this year coming

    • I got my new Alien Sex Fiend t-shirt to wear
    • JP & I are hosting another AVBCW game on March 8th
    • I’ll assemble the gates and stiles I got for Xmas for this and probably acquire yet more hedges
    • The floor in the kitchen/utility/WC WILL get fixed !
    • I’ve been invited by my local GW store manager to pop round for a photo session of the entire Dark Elf army (international fame and fortune beckon)
    • I’ll run another BoB Big Game
    • The Dark Elf army will get finished off at long last this year
    • Which will give me more time for AVBCW and Laserburn
    • Uncle Rich assembled some Shonderwagen for my BoB Germans, which means I’ll have to paint German infantry to go with them.

In the meantime I’ll get rid of this head cold I woke up with, the second within 4 weeks.

2 Responses to The end of the year, and the year to come

  1. Byakhee Rich says:

    “The Dark Elf army will get finished off at long last this year.”

    Yeah, how many times have I said something similar? My aim for 2014 is finish the same army that it was my aim to finish in 2013…If it does get finished, is your local branch of GW big enough to hold it all?

    • Well I have nearly one of every unit painted now – the Worlocks and the Sisters of Slaughter are the last main units to finish off. I have the new bloodwrack shrine to build and a new CoB to do. Everything else is a bonus, so yes I think it is an achievable goal. I’ll probably do the extra unit of Shades, and another unit of CoK at the very least. I’ll tidy up a few more heroes and stuff, but the days of painting 20 spearmen are over (thankfully).

      As to whether he has enough room…. 😉

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