What a year!

This is the first time I’ve ever tracked and logged my painting. I knew I painted a lot but even I am surprised at the final tally of 276 models in one year! I’m typically more of an ‘army painter’ and I especially like to find quick, easy, ‘cheaty’ methods to get them finished to a wargaming standard. I make good use of washes and drybrushing, and have just started experimenting with the new Contrast Paints, which essentially do the shade and highlight in one coat (I’m a big fan!).

I paint to relax, and find it very therapeutic. Sitting down and painting for an hour, with a cup of tea and some music, really helps me unwind. I don’t play (or own) any computer games – I work in an office so spending my spare time on a computer isn’t going to be good for me.

In addition to finding a quick method, and using most of my spare time, another factor I can attribute to getting so many models painted is having such variety.l to work on. My group has (relatively) recently discovered Warhammer Quest so I’ve been able to keep the models I paint varied and fresh, instead of hundreds of the same miniature (and technique) for a full army.

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Here’s everything I’ve painted in 2019.

276 models:

  • 18 Black Orcs
  • 2 Orcs
  • 2 Snotlings
  • 4 Night Goblins
  • 4 Forest Goblins
  • 4 piles of treasure
  • 3 trolls
  • 2 Orc Warlords
  • 2 Ghosts
  • 1 Tentacle
  • 10 glow-in-the-dark Necron ‘Phased Ones’ (counts-as Flayed Ones)
  • 5 classic Necron Warriors
  • 1 roleplay character; Ulfur Gardner’s Son, lumberjack of Timber Cross
  • 1 roleplay axe (!)
  • 10 Alien Infants
  • 5 Alien Stalkers
  • 5 Alien Spitters
  • 5 Facehuggers
  • 1 Alien Queen
  • 3 Predators
  • 3 cloaked Predators (I painted their bases so it counts!)
  • 10 USCM marines
  • 5 colonial prisoners
  • 76 wedding ‘table Knights’
  • 17 Spartan Stormcast Eternals
  • 12 Hobgoblins
  • 8 Goblin ‘Pyro’ kitchen staff
  • 1 Gnoblar
  • 1 Naga Queen
  • 1 Tomb King
  • 5 Skeleton Warriors
  • 2 Wolves (mummy and cub)
  • 7 ruined buildings
  • 7 Thorns of the Briar Queen for Underworlds
  • 4 Chaos Dwarfs
  • 2 Dark Elf crossbowmen
  • 5 ‘Revenant’ Deathwatch marines
  • 12 Chaos Warriors
  • 1 Necron ‘melted Zoanthrope head’ objective marker
  • 1 Chaos Lord
  • 1 Mad scientist
  • 1 OWLBEAR
  • 4 Wood elves
  • 1 Skink
  • 1 Troll King

January

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February

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March

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April

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May

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June

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July

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August

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September

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October

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November

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December

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