Last weekend I finished painting my first figures of the new year. After tweeting a picture, one of my followers, @NeilHughes71, came back to me with the following question:
Now, to explain, Neil has been keeping a log of what he has painted vs what he has purchased, and provides a regular update on the numbers. I believe the aim of this exercise is to try and reduce his lead/plastic mountain. I think the rules of this are as follows:
- All miniatures are included if you intend to paint them, (so this includes boardgames such as Mythic Battles: Pantheon)
- Vehicles count, but only count as 1 model each!
- Terrain doesn’t count (boo hiss!)
- Aim is to paint a miniature a day, so to have painted 365 miniatures by the end of the year
This sort of ties in with some of the ‘7 Tasks of Shuck’ challenge I was given for this year, so I thought I’d give it a go – the results might prove interesting.
I only managed to paint 12 miniatures during January – all Ninjas: a mix of the Ninjas of Iga box set from Warlord Games, and the SAM41 set from Perry Miniatures.
This month saw my core box and stretch goals for Mythic Battles: Pantheon turn up, which accounts for quite a few models – 142 to be exact.
At the start of the year I was assembling my 20mm Zvezda Samurai plastics, which is when I decided that I needed another box of Infantry and Cavalry in order to complete my forces for playing big battles – so that is another 61 figures.
Compared to this, the 13 Ninjas and 14 Japanese civilians from Warlord Games and Perry Miniatures look positively restrained (and hey, I even painted the Ninjas in the same month that I bought them!)
Monthly Aggregate: -218
YTD Aggregate: -218
That’s not a good number to start the year is it? On a positive note, surely things can only get better…