Like every year, I like to use this first post in January to look back at the past year, reminding myself of certain projects, see how I did with my New Year's resolutions and make some new ones for the coming year.
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But first, here is the last miniature I painted in 2021: Qulathis the Exile. Quite a nice model, I was very excited for since the Wood Elves were my first Warhammer Fantasy army. Sadly, in the game she is a bit of a slouch, but that's what community patches are made for!
Hobby Tally 2021
Once again, here are links to the tallies of the past: The Tally 2017, The Tally 2018, The Tally 2019, The Tally 2020
And here is what I wanted to do this year:
- Paint a 4' x 4 ' gaming board
- Paint at least four pieces of terrain to go with the board
- And as always: Paint more models than buying new ones.
As for my numbers, a qick glance at the sidebar will show you that I did go a bit overboard with expanding my collection... While I have some ideas where I could downsize a little bit, I am also quite happy with the miniatures I have and I'm very exited about painting and playing with them.
I am also very happy with the quality of my painting. I really feel like I stepped up my painting across the board compared to earlier years. The only outliers might be some of the Infinity miniatures. I do like how they turned out and they are certainly good enough for the table, but I could do better with them if I spend more time with them.
Quite a few of my painted miniatures (comparatively) are terrain pieces. It was quite fun to see my collection grow especially with the Garden of Morr. I also got really into taking scenic pictures of the miniatures I painted, which also motivated my a great deal to paint more terrain in order to mix up the backgrounds!
The gaming board did not quite get done... I managed to prime the tiles I have and one 2' x 2' section did get painted – one of my most read posts of the year
Other projects of 2021
At the beginning of the year, I painted small bands of Halflings and Wild Elves for ArcWorlde as well as a few unaligned beasts. I love the miniature's style and there are more of them prepped and ready to recieve some paint.
Thanks to my gaming group becoming more active, I also got back into Infinity. Not only did I paint more miniatures of my Haqqislam collection, I also started to play and paint models for the Dahshat Company.
It would be remiss of me not to mention Warhammer Quest Cursed City. Even with Qulathis finished (see above) I am still missing the two bruiser heroes, Brutogg the ogre and Dagnai the dwarf. As soon as these two are done, I plan to do an additional post showing the contents of the box. The set got me into the modern aesthetic of GW miniatures and I even branched out into some more undead.
Hobby resolutions for 2022
I really want to make a dent into my unpainted pile and bring up the ratio of my painted miniatures. So, once again, I want to paint more models that I buy. Painting-wise, the following list should get me to paint a divers bunch of miniatures. And 60 miniatures all together would also be a good start for my numbers.
- 20 Warhammer Fantasy / Age of Sigmar miniatures
- 10 Infinity miniatures
- 10 MESBG miniatures
- 10 miniatures by independent creators (for example ArcWorlde, Relicblade, etc.)
- 10 pieces of terrain