Saturday, January 21, 2023

First Figs of 2023 - Japanese Peasants

Here are my first figs completed this year. These are part of my ongoing (10+ year) Samurai project. These 28mm metal figs are from The Assault Group (TAG). These are peasants from their Medieval Asia line of figs.





Probably the easiest figs I've painted up for this project mainly due to the complete lack of armour to paint.

I also completed this lone robot figure. This 28mm resin fig is a Salvager Bot from Crooked Dice's Colony 87 line.



Next post will be some more Colony 87 figs.

Thursday, January 5, 2023

2022 Year in Review

Happy New Year gentle readers, I hope everyone had a decent holiday. Well, for me from a hobby perspective, 2022 was shit. I had about 6-7 months where I didn't do any miniature painting. I turned 50 in January and I spent most of the year trying to wrap my head around a few things and this affected my desire to painting anything. But it's not hobby related so I'll just leave it at that and move on to the reason I hope you are here for.

I'll start with reviewing my 2022 goals.
1. 28mm French & Indian War - completed this goal right at the end of the year.
2. 28mm Samurai - I wanted to complete 10+ bases. I didn't get a single base done.
3. 28mm Republican Romans -  I wanted to complete 10 bases. Didn't even get this project started.
4. 15mm Ancients/Medievals - Didn't get anything done for this.
5. 15mm Sci-fi - I still haven't decided what to do with these. I'm really leaning on getting rid of all of it but there's probably no market for it.
6. Get Rid of Shit - I got rid of a bunch of boardgames was pretty much all I got rid of. Only picked up a couple games so a definite down size on this front.

Overall, it was a disaster for miniature painting and was my second worse year for miniatures since I first started this blog back in 2010.

Boardgames
I got in 60 games in 2022, which was 9 more than in 2021. I got in a number of games that hadn't been played yet and I need to continue this trend in 2023. I'm also going to get rid of some more games in the coming year.

Books
I set myself a goal of 60 books this year and I ended up reading 67. I've set myself a goal of 65 books this year. My Goodreads page is here: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/145077765-scottm in case you are interested.

So here's my goals for 2023. They're a little more subdued than my 2022 goals.
1. 28mm Samurai - I want to get at least 10 base done this year. I might make this my main paint focus of the year. I need to wrap this up this decade.
2. 28mm Republican Romans - I'd like to get 5 bases done.
3. 28mm Sci-fi - I'd like to finish off ALL my 28mm sci-fi stuff. I don't have a ton but I'd like to get it all done.
4. 15mm Ancients/Medievals - I'd like to finish off the Ancients (very little left for this) and get at least 10 bases of of the Medievals.
5. Terrain - I've got a bunch of terrain pieces not started or half done. I need to finish all this stuff.
6. Get Rid of Shit - I'm going to do another boardgame sell off, maybe in the spring. And I still have a small pile of unassembled figs to get rid of. 

A fairly lofty set of goals, not as much as 2022 but still a fair bit. Hopefully I can stay focused, but we shall see. Have a good year everyone.



Saturday, December 31, 2022

A Pair of Sci-fi Flyers

Last post of the year. Finished up a pair of science fiction flyers. Both of these 28mm resin figs are from Bombshell Miniatures. The first one is a V16 Windrunner Rocket Bike. 



The next fig is a Mekkus Strafer from their Mekkus faction.



This fig originally came with the same short clear base as the rocket bike above and I thought it looked really odd basically just hovering nap-of-the-earth style so I made up a new base. This one uses a 60mm wood base, a brass rod and some ancient assorted bits I had lying around. A definite improvement from the short clear disk.

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Last of the French & Indian War

This will probably be my last post of the year, although there may be a slight chance that there will be a post in a couple days. So this post is the last of the eight boxes of French & Indian War figures I got from Jonathan a number of years ago. And this will pretty much complete this project, finally! These 28mm metal figs are a box of British Regulars from Warlord Games.




As the Analogue Hobbies Paint Challenge has started for this year, I'll probably have a decent number of posts over the coming three months. Next up on my paint table are some science fiction figs.

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Stargrave & French & Indian War

It's been a long time since I've posted up anything. I didn't forget to post up painted stuff, I just haven't really painted anything. So this will be my first post in over 6 months. I've got two sets of figures completed. First up is a small assortment of Stargrave figures. These 28mm metal figs are from North Star Military Figures. 

From left to right they are a Rogue, Mystic, Mystic and Psionicist.

Next up is a box of French Compagnie de la Marines for French & Indian War. These 28mm metal figs are from Warlord Games.




On my table now is the last of my French & Indian War box sets, the British Regulars.

A little while ago I picked up this pair of books from Karwansaray Publishers (the guys who do Wargames Soldier & Strategy) for the Japanese Sengoku period.
If you plan on painting armies for this period, I would highly recommend getting these books before any others.

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Figure assortment

Noticed I forgot to post up some figs that I painted up a month ago. Haven't done anything since, just haven't been into painting. This first batch of figs are 28mm metal figs from Renegade Miniatures. It's been a number of years since I bought them and Renegade isn't around any more so I'm not 100% sure of what they actually are. I know they are for my Carthaginian army. The first base I'm pretty sure is Gallic cavalry.


This next unit I believe is some Iberian light cavalry.


And the last base is I believe actual Carthaginian cavalry.


I also painted up some 28mm metal Greek hoplite casualties. These are from Wargames Foundry.

On my paint table are a handful of Stargrave figures. Hopefully I can get a little bit of painting done this weekend.

Friday, March 18, 2022

Samurai Characters & Critters

These are some more figs that I finished a week ago. First up are some 28mm metal Samurai characters from Kingsford Miniatures. First up is Not-Lone Wolf and Cub.


Next is Not-Yojimbo and Not-Zatoichi.


Next up are the critters. These figs are 28mm plastic from Wizkids assorted D&D lines. First up is a Giant Octopus.



Pics aren't the greatest, and as you can see it's very...blue. Next up is a pair of Xorn.


I've already have a bunch more figs ready to post up and I should get them up in the next couple days.