As I said last week, this will be a post to take a look back at 2018 and make some resolutions for this coming year. In between, I'll show what I got done in this first week of January
|Pict 556: Tally 2018 - Tyranids|
The Year in Review
|Pict 557: Tally 2018 - Iron Hills|
|Pict 558: Tally 2018 - Hunter Orcs|
First I want to look at my resolutions for 2018 again: I wanted to paint more Tyranids (check
, but there are still some in a box...), Iron Hills Dwarves (check
), Hunter Orcs (check
even though it took pretty much the whole year), the Balin's Tomb Diorama (check
) and the White Council in Dol Guldur Diorama (check
), as well as a Shire force for Battle Companies (nope, but I did Arnor
|Pict 559: Tally 2018 - The White Council|
|Pict 560: Tally 2018 - Balin's Tomb|
As you can see in the panel on the right, in the end I painted 232
models versus the 238 I bought. With that I added slightly to the pile
of shame but I also managed to sell/give away quite a few. I didn't keep
a tally on how far along the painting process any of these miniatures
were, but I managed to get rid of 192 miniatures and thus reduced my
|Pict 561: Tally 2018 - Arnor|
With 45 posts over the year, I missed a few more weeks than the year
before. Sometimes I just didn't have the time to paint during the
week; others I missed because I was out of town and hadn't prepared a
post. Still, I'm happy with the 45 posts as it is!
|Pict 562: Tally 2018 - Illithid Raiding Party|
|Pict 563: Tally 2018 - Twilight Ringwraiths|
Other than that here are some of my favourite projects of this year. Looking back through my posts, I really liked the Illithid
Raiding Party, the Twilight Ringwraiths
and of course the add-on to my mounted Rohan
army to make it ready for the new edition of the game.
|Pict 564: Tally 2018 - Zuggtmoy|
|Pict 565: Tally 2018 - Rohan Army Additions|
This Week's Painting
|Pict 566: Rangers of the North (WIP)|
This week however I only managed to get a bit further along with the Rangers of the North. Now the base colours are all down and the washes are dry. With only the highlighting left to do, I hope to have them done next week. I also added in two miniatures of Aragorn in similar clothes. And since I plan on using him with the others, I also changed his usual scheme and gave one of them the black livery my other Arnorians have.
Plans for the Future
Lastly I want to make a few plans for this year and write up my new year's resolutions for 2019. I want to continue with the Middle-Earth miniatures and right now, I'm most excited about the new miniatures I showed before priming a few weeks back. One thing I'm really missing however is an evil army from the Lord of the Rings era. To remedy that I collected Easterlings and Khandish Warriors. Beyond that, I feel that I painted very little for other systems other than the Middle-Earth SBG and I want to change that by doing the Haqqislam and more heroes and monsters for D&D. Both should challenge me the former because it's clean Sci-Fi and the latter by being very divers. And lastly there are those Ruins of Osgiliath still waiting in a box unser my table...
|Pict 567: Haqqislam, Khand, Rhûn, Rivendell (WIP)|
So, all in all here are my resolutions: I will paint an all mounted Rivendell army with dismounts, an army of evil men from Rhûn and Khand, at least 20 miniatures for D&D, my set of Osgiliath-Ruins and my Haqqislam army for Infinity. At the end of the year I want to have bought less miniatures than I painted and I will also attempt to paint a total of 365. We'll see if I can make it this year!
As for the blog itself: Since I missed some weeks, esspecially towards the end of the year, I'll change my posting shedule to every other week. Other than that I plan to go ahead as before with pictures of my painted miniatures and of the ones that stand unfinished on my table.