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January 2013 Wrap-up

Posted: February 2, 2013 in Monthly Wrap-ups

Miniatures Stats January 2013:

Bought for Month:     7                                                 For 2013:     7

Painted for Month:    0                                                 For 2013:     0

I picked up a GHQ 1/2400 DKM Bismarck and an Infinity Ariadna Merovingian Rapid Response Force box.  I already have a Panzerschiffe Bismarck and wanted to do up a GHQ in the same scheme for comparison purposes.  Infinity seems to be gaining a base, and the mini’s are great so, I thought I’d try a starter box.  They look like they’ll take some time to paint with huge level of detail for 28mm figs.

Paintwise a big schedule change at work and a free trial of EveOnline conspired to keep my forays at the workbench to a minimum.  The Eve trial is over now and I’m getting used to my new work reality so I should be able to get some painting done this weekend and finally finish the PzIV-H’s that have been on my tray for 6 months plus.

Painting Pledge progress (one 25mm equivalent/week) at 4 weeks into the year with o minis done leaves me at -4 for the year.

December 2012 Wrap-up

Posted: December 31, 2012 in Monthly Wrap-ups

Miniatures Stats December 2012:

Bought for Month:     49                                                 For 2012:     54  +  (194 pro-painted)

Painted for Month:    0                                                 For 2012:     16

I’ll wave the white flag on my pledge for the year a few hours early.

I bought a box of 5 Plastic Soldier Company Sherman M4’s to build.  My 6 year old wants to paint tanks with Daddy so a box of plastics seems a better start than resin or  metal,  besides I had been itching to see for myself just how these little kits are.  I also picked up a box of 44 Gripping Beast plastic Vikings on sale with some vague plans of actually building a SAGA force or two in the coming year.

Painting just never happened in December.  I worked several extra days, was sick over Christmas, and the other holiday festivities took  my extra time.  When I did have an evening,  I was spent enough to not get to the painting table.

Painting Pledge progress (one 25mm equivalent/week) at 52 weeks into the year with 16 minis done leaves me at -36 for the year.

Happy New Year!

November 2012 Wrap-up

Posted: December 3, 2012 in Monthly Wrap-ups

Miniatures Stats November 2012:

Bought for Month:     1                                                 For 2012:     5  +  (194 pro-painted)

Painted for Month:    0                                                 For 2012:     16

Received the 1st of my Reaper Bones Kickstarter Pledge.  I’m counting these as purchases when they arrive.

Nothing completed, not sure I even picked up a brush this month.

Painting Pledge progress (one 25mm equivalent/week) at 48 weeks into the year with 16 minis done leaves me at -32 for the year.

October 2012 Wrap-up

Posted: November 1, 2012 in Monthly Wrap-ups

Miniatures Stats October 2012:

Bought for Month:     0                                                 For 2012:     4  +  (194 pro-painted)

Painted for Month:    4                                                 For 2012:     16

I somehow managed to eek out 4 15mm German half-tracks for the month.  On a more positive note, I’m already nearly done with 7 15mm Panzer IV-H after a good day today, so maybe I can climb into the positive territory for  November and get closer to my modest goal for the year.

For the workshop October also was a good month.  I’m down to making the final connections for the sink.  With a couple (aren’t at least 2 trips to the hardware store mandatory for any plumbing project?) trips to the store tomorrow I should wrap that up and have running water in my hobby area.  I’ll then be able to rearrange things and get back to being able to actually work in that space instead of at the kitchen table.

Painting Pledge progress (one 25mm equivalent/week) at 47 weeks into the year with 16 minis done leaves me at -31 for the year.

September 2012 Wrap-up

Posted: October 3, 2012 in Monthly Wrap-ups

Miniatures Stats September 2012:

Bought for Month:     0                                                 For 2012:     4  +  (194 pro-painted)

Painted for Month:    2                                                 For 2012:     12

Added the Bismarck and Prinz Eugen to the fleet this month (1/2400 scale Panzerschiffe sculpts).  I didn’t accomplish much else with the brush through September.   A weekend away and busy with work and family took a bigger bite out of my hobby time than anticipated.   I’ve also been spending time checking out the free-play for the Lord of the Rings and Star Wars MMORPG’s, as well as more than a fair bit of time playing World of Tanks.  For October I need to spend some more time painting tanks instead of playing them.

Painting Pledge progress (one 25mm equivalent/week) at 43 weeks into the year with 12 minis done leaves me at -31 for the year to fall into September.  I was doing well resisting buying models, but I did end up joining the Reaper Kickstarter.  I’ll add those to the tally when they actually arrive.

August 2012 Wrap-up

Posted: September 2, 2012 in Monthly Wrap-ups

Miniatures Stats August 2012:

Bought for Month:     0  +  (194 already painted)  For 2012:     4

Painted for Month:    0                                                 For 2012:     10

Alas August I hardly knew ya.  Hobby time I saw even less of.  I did work  a small bit on several ships and a Flames of War  units, but nothing that I can call complete.

I also bought some French Napoleonics already painted from GAJO Miniatures:  96 15mm French Ligne, 96 15mm French Legere, and 2 15mm mounted French Generals–the contents of two battalion packs.  They are mostly based at this point, just need a couple of repairs and touch ups to have them ready to seal.  I didn’t take a hit to my pledge since they’re already painted.

Painting Pledge progress (one 25mm equivalent/week) at 35 weeks into the year with 10 minis done leaves me at -25 for the year to fall into September.

July 2012 Wrap-up

Posted: August 1, 2012 in Monthly Wrap-ups

Miniatures Stats July 2012:

Bought for Month:     0                                                 For 2012:     4

Painted for Month:    0                                                 For 2012:     10

A close but no cigar month.  I was tantalizingly close to finishing 4 more ships, but the eyes were just too tired after a long day at work.  I ended July with another zero in the books.  It does set me up for  a good showing next month as I’m closing in on finishing about 10 15mm vehicles as well as the ships.  Time will tell the tale.

Painting Pledge progress (one 25mm equivalent/week) at 30 weeks into the year with 10 minis done leaves me at -20 for the year to move into August.