Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Sunday, 3 January 2016

A Slow Year Painting


It's no secret that since starting the new job in March my painting time and production have gone down the toilet. It's not been helped by the fact that my main projects game also was reached meaning no targets need to be reached.

However I have a few other projects that whilst not on a time limit are getting more attention than others. Of course the next three months will be all about the Analogue Painting Challenge. I have a few plans to get myself an extra hour a day IF I can get it past the boss and capable to keep it going.

Projects that will feature heavy in 2016 will obviously include my 6mm Ancients, I am coming to the end of the Macedonian army for the time being so a switch to the Persians is on the horizon, possibly as late as March.

Keeping with 6mm I hope to get on with my Italian's for my Napoleonic's and get the Poles started as well.

15mm Should see my Ancients topped up and the Persians finished. I also hope to add to the Macedonian cavalry. It's possible but unlikely I will get more ECW, mostly cavalry, that fully depends on if I actually use my 15mm ECW I have.

Beyond that it's just painting what I already have when the whim takes me. I have well over 5,000 figures in hand spanning loads of periods and scales so I have plenty to keep me motivated. So I guess it's time to see what I have painted over the past twelve months.

6mm Infantry Battalions 109! yes one hundred and nine battalions, that's over 3,000 figures and that's a slack year lol.
6mm Cavalry 37 regiments, quite a few more than I would have thought.
15mm Infantry 238, mostly painted in last years challenge.
15mm Cavalry just 78 mostly in the challenge
28mm Infantry 65, not a great year but not bad
28mm Cavalry not a single figure.

So not a terrible year at all but lower than any year since I came back to the hobby. I think this trend will probably continue and my painting will drop a little more. However if a project comes along that would all change.

2016 will be the year of variance as I tackle many a different project, so it may well be a lot more interesting for the follower as well as for me.

14 comments:

  1. Doesn't sound like as slow year to me!

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    1. Well for me it kind of is and I am hoping to get more done this year but we will see

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  2. Slow! Hardly... But let's see how variety helps you...

    If you and the boy are coming over to Hammerhead I will have the Cowboys available for a game , it would be great to catchup again

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    1. Can't make Hammerhead, The Boy may end up going though with Lee if he goes. We will be at Triples though as I have that weekend booked off work

      Ian

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  3. I cant believe you think thats been a slow year! And you didn't add all those nice Leven buildings in your totals either :-)

    Good luck for an enjoyable and fun 2016 Ian

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    1. Thanks Paul, I have to admit I did not dare include the Leven stuff LOL

      Ian

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  4. Slow year, my arse! You've been very productive, especially when compared to me.

    Good luck with your plans for 2016 :)

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    1. I know that the Challenge will help you get the lead out, hopefully no more household disasters to slow you down.

      Ian

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  5. I'd call that a wonderful year - especially as I look back on my year and prepare a quick review. Well done.

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    1. I just hope I can increase the amount of time and production as I really want to carve out a chunk from my mountain, good news is that it's now under 5000 figures!

      Ian

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  6. Sounds like a pretty good year to me Ian and best of luck with the plans for 2016.

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    1. It has been a good year, just it's down on the previous three or four years and down quite a bit.

      Ian

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  7. Sounds rather well if you ask me.
    Looking forward to see your 2016 plans come together.

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    1. Well I have started well, finished my next entry in the Challenge and just starting the next couple.

      Ian

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