Well, we have come to the end of the Bank Holiday weekend and I am somewhat disappointed to report that the Journeys in Middle Earth box set has not been painted.
The final tally was twenty-five and a half models – the half being the Legolas hero figure, which is still in progress. (Although technically the figure is actually zero, as I usually only count a miniatures being painted when the basing has been done).
Where did it all go wrong? Probably with the Ruffians, as I had far too many colours involved. Whilst I am really pleased with the end result, they took far too long finish. The Orc Marauders also seemed to take forever to finish, as is often the case with figures that you are not enjoying.
However, on a positive note, I did achieve a fair bit, and the game is almost fully playable with painted miniatures. Certainly for the game I am currently playing with Josh, I only have to finish Legolas and Aragorn – and I am almost there with that (it’s amazing how much time was spent on Monday looking at card artwork to decide on colour schemes – but that is another story).
The next step is to get everything I have painted based – I should be able to get that done by the weekend, all being well.
Thank you to everyone who has followed my progress over the weekend – especially those who have cheered, encouraged and generally sent positive vibes my way. Whilst I haven’t had chance to respond to everyone, all your comments were very much appreciated.