I’ve never really done one of these New Year/Round Up posts before. So, I’m actually going to do some time travel and recap the previous year too. Spoiler alert: this has been my best year yet!
Started the blog. Posted some stories, some pics of minis I had picked up. “Miniature Haul” was a thing.
Table of Completed Minis for 2017!
Number of minis finished: 0
My first game post, pretty cool to actually have played some Blood Bowl! The big Dreadball vs Blood Bowl posts. Launched the Tool Tips articles. Started a large number of posts on “Old Mini Mondays”.
Now, that’s more like it!
Blood Bowl Ruler/Templates (3)
Dwarven Star Player: Barik Farblast (1)
Beholder mini (Shapeways 3D printed) (1)
Priority Marker for Necromunda (1)
Necromunda Goliaths team (6)
Necromunda Van Saar (1)
Blood Bowl Dwarf Blockers (7)
Blood Bowl Dwarven Deathroller (1)
Blood Bowl Dwarf team (remainders, plus a Star Player) (9)
Necromunda Van Saar (3)
Dwarven Star Player: Flint Churnblade (1)
Table of Completed Minis for 2018!
Number of minis finished: 34
Not a half bad year, if I do say so myself! Especially given that I tend to be a very slow paints in general. To be fair, I did put in a lot of work on the Dwarves in 2017. By the time I got back to them in late 2018, they had been base colored, so it was just a matter of getting past the last few hurdles to get them done.
Which brings me to my next point. Getting these done was honestly, due to the online blogging miniatures community. Azazel’s monthly miniature painting challenges often spur me to get something completed before the end of the month. But also the comments people leave on my blog and seeing what people are doing on their own blog helps immensely. Painting minis isn’t easy, so I appreciate the extra motivation!
So what’s next? That’s a tough one. This month is going to be a big suckfest, as work is at level 11 right now. Too bad, as I was making some really good momentum in December and was hoping to steamroll that into January. On the plus side, I’ve worked on lots of odd bits, so all I need to do is find some time to get them wrapped up. I’m thinking that head start (much like I had with the Dwarves), will help me to beat my record of 34 minis from 2018. If I had to guess, I’m going to say I’ll finish 50 minis in 2019.
Other posts, no clue. I tend to make that stuff up as I go. I imagine there will be some Tool Tips and Old Mini Mondays, as I find material to write about.
Main goals. Paint more minis. Paint up some terrain. Play more games (more about this as I recap December in a post). Catch up on other’s blogs, which I’m so far behind on. Keep learning more and more and more about this hobby, coupled with tons of practice!
A good year! Hope you all achieved what you wanted to in 2018. Here’s to 2019!