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.

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.

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: 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.