Feb 122013

I had a plan for 2012 and I sort of stuck to it. It really helped to motivate me from time to time, and as I’m not in the habit of making new year resolutions I can do my share of hollow promises here instead. My main focus will be cleaning up old backlogs. Seeing how the hobby time so far have been very scarce, I’m not sure I’ll be able to finish as many models this year as last.

In order for me to not over-plan, I’ll settle for the top five projects. Here they are, listed in order of priority.

Painting for others
I’ve got two dwarfs to paint for Adam (binmann) in exchange for models, and one angel to paint as a birthday present to someone before easter.
Models to do: 3.

Finishing the Doom Forgers
Two halflings and a werewolf are primed. Once they are done, I’ll never again paint a 2nd edition metal Blood Bowl dwarf. I’ll have the Blood Axes commissioned or something. I’ll do a few of the Dungeon Bowl plastics though, to flesh out the Doom Forgers with dwarf linemen thus being able to use the team as a pure dwarf team.
Models to do: 5+

Stillburg FINISHED?
Yes, you read that right. I’ll get all minis currently scheduled for the Stillburg campaign finished during the year. I’m a bit bummed out that we didn’t manage to play a single game this last year, so will need some encouragment. Should be near impossible to NOT finish it considering how little there’s actually left to do.
Models to do: 14.

Cleaning up the wolves
There are four more Blue Moon wolves to do, just waiting for me all primed and good to go. I’ll try to speed paint them in an evening. Let’s see how that works out for me. Heh…
Models to do: 4

A chaos team for Blood Bowl
I’ve got the better part of a Chaos team primed and ready to paint. With a simple paint job it should be a quick affair to paint them up. Probably the one project I actually need to play games with (as I don’t really fancy my old plastic orcs).
Models to do: 11+.


That’s 37 in total. Should be plenty of wiggle room for whims and comissions. My over-all goal is still to paint at least one model per week. I’m definitely lagging behind on that one!

In addition to all these, I have in no special order: HOTT Dwarves army, another Dungeon Bowl team, an LPL entry that fizzled last year, Dungeon Decor, Olley vs Olley goblins and animals, bases of snotlings, bases of bats, that damned Fighting Fantasy ogre/giant, and finally a gazillion Reaper Bones models. Crap. And that’s not taking into account all the stuff I want to do but haven’t really scheduled or planned. For instance, I would love to finish the Nightmare Legion I have half done by doing Stillburg. Also, it would be really cool to paint up a small tribe of orcs from my rather vast collection of orcs. Not to mention all the terrain I could use, most importantly river sections but also more obstacles and small ruins.

One more thing – I won’t do a tally like I did last year. It’s a bit pointless with all the Bones coming in March and I’ve grown tired of seeing all my “This week I mostly have been getting…” posts. I’ll just sum up models when they’re painted and done.

  11 Responses to “The great 2013 plan!”

  1. I’ve been inspired by your 2012 resolution to paint at least one mini a week to undertake a similar goal for ’13. So far I’ve managed 14 models in January and 13 for Feb. I hope to get all my 28mm fantasy stuff finished by early summer (though possibly sooner, at this rate) and then focus on 15mm fantasy and my Witchfinder project. Good luck with your own endeavours and, as usual, please keep us posted.

    • Good job! I have so far painted 0 models this year so I’m lagging behind. My secret weapon is spelled “snotlings”. =) I realize that’s fudging it a bit, but I’ve been re-watching The Wire recently and I’m up for numbers cooking. =D

      When you say 15mm, which ranges? Copplestone? Demon World? Splintered Lands? I can really recommend both Splintered Lands and Blood Dawn (I think they’re called… by Magister Militum nowadays). I’ve got a dwarf army and a goblin army from Splintered Lights’ Splintered Lands range (phew) and they’re really nice. Bob Olley for the win! A bit big, so more 18mm – but it won’t matter between opposing forces. In the future, I hope to do some Copplestone barbarian army and also get some Demon World stuff (lovely models!).

      Painting all my 28mm fantasy won’t ever happen. =D I have been making a dent, but I’m still buying more than I’m painting. I’ve been slowing down quite a bit, unfortunately that applies to the painting and gaming too! =(

      All the best mate! Look forward to see you motor through your collection, your recent stuff have been really good!

  2. hey mate….I’m interested in those Blue Moon Wolves….Do you have any idea how they size up with the Marauder metal Wolves? These look pretty nice and I could use a few new sculpts to mix things up a bit.

    • Sorry Chris, I have no idea how they’d compare to Marauder metal wolves. I do have a comparison pic with an orc boar rider though, could give you an idea. I’ve emailed it to you.

  3. That little lot looks manageable – just don’t thin about the Bones!!

    Good luck with Stillburg – really looking forward to the next developments there…

  4. That looks like an achievable amount, barring the various other things real life things that always get in the way. Like Valentines Day ;) .

    I am actually getting more gaming done than I have for years these days, which is quite unfamiliar and is unlikely to last. Bizarrely, having my hobby time taken up with gaming is slightly irritating me: gaming cuts into time that could be spent making a dent in Monte Figuero. A first world problem if ever I heard one.

    I plan to try to get as many Dreadball miniatures as I can manage painted this year, so hopefully it will parallel your Blood Bowl stuff. After nine games of Dreadball I can happily say that the game is a keeper. Its like Blood Bowl, but also very different in mainly good ways (a game takes about an hour for example). You should try it if you get a chance, you would likely enjoy it Id say. Its very streamlined compared to BB.

    Every year since I got into the hobby I have bought more miniatures than I have painted. I try to keep it under control, but largely I fail. I have never kept track or purchases for that very reason: I try not to ask questions if I dont want to know the answer :)

    I hope that you get the Forgers done soon, they must be driving you mad at this stage.

    • Ha! Actually, the remaining three chaps I’m looking forward to (as they’re not dwarves). What bugs me now, is mostly the three “musts” that I _have_ to finish. Especially the angel, as I’m on an actual deadline with it. Also, I’m not sure how I want to do her white, flowing gown… Skin is easy enough, light caucasian with sepia shading. Hair is easy too, though I’d like to get a golden blonde and I’m a bit unsure. The gown though… I’ll see if I can do multicoloured shading with very light purple, green and blue in it. Or I’ll just chicken out and do some cool (as in temperature) blue with a slightly green tint. Would be really nice if I could achieve some celestial quality to it though, and not just “blonde bint in a white gown”.

      I’m jealous of your gaming situation, I really am. I was about to play BB a few weeks ago, but got blocked by a serious man-flu! Gaming wise, BB is my top priority right now (as I have an accessible opponent) as well as a trial game of Crom! (which I’ve enjoyed reading). I’ll try to rope a few friends into miniature gaming via Crom and later SBH and hopefully some nice campaigns.

      Dreadball sounds intriguing but I won’t go there myself, unless someone (highly unlikely) introduce me to it.

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