Thursday, 2 January 2014

The scale of the problem (2014 edition)

As is tradition, here is a glimpse of what still remains in the lead pile. KoW KS = Kings of War KickStarter campaign.

28mm Scale Projects

Orcs and Goblins
System: KoW
Status: Several hundred figures painted, some more in the lead pile
Comments: The KoW KS added a load of figures to the unpainted pile as did GoblinAid. On the plus side I also painted up quite a lot too. Lets call it even.

Kingdoms of Men/Basileans
System: KoW
Status: 18 knights started, about 100 more models unpainted.
Comments: Again, the KoW KS added a load of figures to the unpainted pile as well as a couple of random purchases. I did paint up some Elohi as well as a phoenix but additions were more than I manage to paint.

System: KoW
Status: 80% unpainted, about 150-200 models in total.
Comments: A handful of models painted and several handfuls added during 2013, mostly from the KoW KS.

High Elves
System: KoW
Status: Mostly painted (if you don't count the 80 miniatures still shrink wrapped)
Comments: I painted up some more archers and cavalry at the beginning of 2013 but as with the other projects the KoW KS added yet more. Misery.

System: KoW
Status: Mostly painted
Comments: A new project for 2013 and almost complete too. Started on a whim with KoW KS rewards and expanded into a tournament army.

Blood Angels
System: Warhammer 40K
Status: Mostly finished.
Comments: Over 2500 points + options available for use. Gathering dust.

DreadBall Teams
System: DreadBall
Status: 6 teams painted out of 10
Comments: Dreadball was looking pretty good on the painting front but I didn't keep pace with all the Kickstarter deliveries.

Dead Zone
System: Dead Zone
Status: Completely un-painted
Comments: A new project for 2014 - I've not yet had the time or inclination to start painting.

SWAT teams and Criminals
System: Officer Down!
Status: 80% painted, about 40 models in total.
Comments: The problem with this project is that it needs more scenery. Scenery is en route in 2014! Hopefully this will give the projects a major kick up the behind.

RPG miniatures
System: D&D etc
Status: Lots painted - even more arrived in 2014.
Comments: My collection of RPG miniatures was slowly and steadily getting painted until my Reapar Bones Kickstarter miniatures arrived. Late in 2014 they were also joined by 12 Otherworld female adventurers from their Indiegogo campaign. I now have plenty to keep me going for a long while.

10/15mm Scale Projects

Aliens and Marines,
System: Xenomorph
Status: 80% painted
Comments: After many years in the lead pile this project finally had its moment in the sun. Rules written and the majority of the miniatures are now painted and ready for play.

High Elves, Undead, Dark Elves, Mongols, Later Muslim Indian, Later Achmeneid Persian
Systems: DBA, HOTT etc
Status: No progress during 2013.


Anonymous said...

So, aside from some small projects, you've done a pretty much complete conversion to Mantic, then? Waiting on the KS to start Warpath?

What happened to your old Brettonian army? Absorbed into the Basileans, or sold off?

The scale of my problem has always been larger than yours. :-D In 2013, I got a wood elf and beastmen force painted for God of Battles, a redemptionist gang for Necromunda, Guild force for Malifaux, some explorers and monsters for Strange Aeons, 2 starter sets for Deep Wars, painted some test models for the next things I want to paint, and I can't remember what else. And of course, bought more than that. I will do photos one day...

Maccwar said...

The new undead army is pretty much completely Mantic but the rest of the projects use whatever mix I have collected over the years.

The Bretonnians are in there - they're now part of the "Kingdoms of Men/Basileans" army. I bought some foundry artillery for them at some point last year.

I'll probably skip warpath - I'm more into fantasy these days.

I'm really hoping to clear some of the painting backlog this year.