Friday, 4 July 2014

2014 Half Year review

616 items, that's all, normally I would be at around 800, so the effect of my sustained absence from my painting desk is showing.

But against my original plan how am I doing?

Major Projects (at least 100 figures, month or more in effort)

  • Paint at least 3 Rapid Fire US battalions to replace my ageing existing forces. Figures will be Plastic Soldier, but won’t get started until the Heavy Weapons set appears - Heavy Weapons have now been released and I've started assembly but no other progress
  • Finish the Jacobites, by adding French and Lowland units - not started
  • Axis winter forces – German/Italian/Hungarian - not started, but typically I've been acquiring more suitable figures
Minor Projects
  • Reorganise/Rebase my WW2 British, this will include painting a box of Plastic Soldier British to replace a unit I have already sold - done and they had their first major outing at the big game.
  • Complete the late French armée d’orient. - done a bit, but need to complete the rest
  • War of Spanish Succession – add Austrian Grenadiers and possibly some Saxons. - not done
  • Egyptian troops for the Sudan - done, but I'd like to add a few more!
Other activities
  • Try and play at least one big battle from the 1814 campaign in France - not done and we are past the anniversary period
  • The stash is still far too big; I want to get it down from seven storage boxes to five by the time we move. In line with this, I plan to complete as many plastic kits as possible, there are over 40 there at present so completing these should free up one box at least. - None or possibly negative progress, but I'm pressing on with completing the plastic kits
  • No new armies until after we move – will be quite difficult to achieve if plastic figure manufacturers bring out something tempting. - Resisting so far
Progress by period

WW2 377
SYW 104
Colonial 89
Revolution 32
Medieval 11
Napoleonic 3

By type

Infantry 242
Rebasing 139
Vehicle Riders 94
Gunners 48
Tanks/AFVs 31
Vehicles 20
Other bits 16
Artillery guns 13
Commanders 7
Cavalry 4
Horses 1
Equipment 1


Giles said...

Will, I don't think 616 figrues in 6 months is bad at all! It would take me 3 years to paint that! Congratulations on being so productive.

Best wishes


Michael Mills said...

It may be less than you'd like but its certainly nothing to sneeze at!

Ptr said...

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