|Been sitting on this one for about 30 years?|
Unlike previous years, I have not done any quarterly updates this year. There are a mere three months left to put stuff into the ledger, so perhaps an update might provide the necessary motivation.
Reflecting on my overall goals:
|Seems rather peaceful doesn't it?|
This years initiative was: The past must pay for the future! i.e. I can only purchase 50 'points' worth of new models for every 100 points of back logged models I manage to paint. How has that been fairing?
Scale-wise I anticipated 28mm taking the lead with 10mm close behind.
28mm is dominating, though 6mm made an unexpected return to the fore with the new Commands and Colours: Medieval driving some minis out of the lead pile. There are a lot of 28mm figures on the table right now, so this promises to get even more lop-sided however.
Going project by project, some gains can be reported
10mm Seven Years War Project - I appear to have sputtered out just shy of the finish line. A mere four regiments of light infantry need to be completed. I need only actually do it.
10mm American Civil War - Two units added to the mix, but a large swath of Cavalry need attention.
28mm Koreans - Done! It only took 3 years!
28mm Samurai - I am so close on this one, I should really feel more motivated. All of the backlog of Perry minis are complete save the Takeda Shingen set. I have picked up a few more Footsore minis, but I need to finish the last Daimyo to justify doing a group shot.
28mm Cold War - All but three minis done here, I still want to get that BMP.
28mm Kushite Egyptians. - Another faltering project. I have three partially completed chariots and an empty motivation tank.
28mm Italian Wars - One new block done as well as some mounted crossbows. I really need to tackle the last of the artillery.
Other stuff: A lot of stuff has come up here this year. In addition to a pile of terrain and monster models for Rangers of Shadowdeep/Frostgrave/Ghost Archipelago I managed to paint two armies for Runewars. A brief foray into Battletech has also resulted in some more mechs getting painted.
|I dug these out after 9 years in storage.|
I also have some early Native Americans and Vikings from Footsore miniatures I am currently working. on. Overall, 2019 has been more about filling out old projects than starting new ones.
so what is left for this quarter?
I have 65 'units' on the lead pile still looking for attention (and 185 in the book for 2019). I will be happy to finish off at least 30 of them:
3 units of 10mm ACW Cavalry
2 units of 10mm SYW Grenz
2 units of 10mm SYW Prussian Jaegers
1 15mm Samurai Command stand
1 unit of 15mm Japanese Peasants
4 stands of 28mm Kushite Chariots
4 stands of Kushite Javelin
3 28mm Renaissance Artillery pieces w/ crew
1 unit of 12 28mm SAW Infantry
2 SAW US generals
16 28mm Viking Infantry
2 28mm US Airborne LMG teams
1 x 28mm Takeda Shingen set
2 units of Skraelings
It seems easy enough. Now I just have to do it...