It was a while since the Lead Painters League finished, but I thought I’d do a review of my performance. First things first though, here’s a photo of all the stuff I painted for the LPL.
I entered new teams for six of ten rounds, with one of them (LOTR theme round 5) being a double team entry, so that’s 35 miniatures. Not too bad, last LPL I did 5 (five) new models! It’s a bit off the mark though, I was aiming for 10 teams of 60 miniatures in total.
The first few rounds went really well, but after rising in the leaderboard I was semi-randomly matched with top dogs the remaining rounds and suffered badly from that. After round 7 I didn’t submit any new teams either, which hardly helped.
Highest position achieved was #5 after round 6. I ended up at #22 (of 46 participants) with 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. I’m happy with the results but not so happy with my own output. I mean, painting 35 miniatures in that short a time span is unheard of for me – but I was hoping to get more done as I really had the time. I ran out of steam and motivation though.
I’m not sure I’ll participate next year. If I do, I need to tuck away some teams already or I won’t be able to keep up. I don’t think I will though. While motivating it’s also terribly constricting. What I disliked most was how I had to rush some miniatures that I have been looking forward to paint for a long time. If I enter next year, it’ll probably be with a smaller scale project where the painting time for each miniature is a little lesser. Maybe 15mm post apocalypse from Khurasan… Hm. Or those HOTT armies I’ve got kicking about consisting of Splintered Lights minis.