2014 was a pretty solid hobby year for me. As I count projects I completed 20 of them. I have been hoping to get more done over this holiday break but family specifically the kids conspired to make sure that didn’t happen. I got a few models built and added to my white scars, I never really had many bikes so I was able to add a another bike squad and a veteran bike squad (command squad with close combat weapons) and a command squad on bikes. I have always been agitated there was no close combat bike unit, It took my little brain awhile to realize you just had to pay a character tax to get the command squad and viola close combat bikers. Also I added a small unit of scout bikers to the army, they are an unappreciated unit in the codex and can actually pack a pretty good punch for such a cheap unit.
So all these units are built and primed and queued up for painting this year. I also managed to rebase my knight titan along with the rest of my army (to the mars style bases). Last post I was trying to sell it, but I realized it wasn’t going to get what I wanted for it and after the effort on the paint job really made me reconsider the selling. I pulled it off its display base and put it on a base I can game with. Hopefully it will see the battlefield this year.
I was able to finish up a rhino really quick this weekend. Next week I will get a tutorial up on the weathering, it is not the most detailed weathering but for the time put in the result is great for the tabletop. After some chatting with Thor I am going to try to document more of the how I do things and share them here. Over the year I will cover my basing and as many of the projects I have planned as possible. Let me know if you have anything you want to see, I am by no means a master but I am always excited to try new things, even if the fail.
Two projects I am really pumped up about are the Tablescapes Game Boards from secret weapon miniatures. I supported the kick starter I forget how many years ago, maybe two, anyway I have the boards now and they are awesome. I have not ever painted a full table and I have two sets to complete along with terrain (the terrain will have to be built but should be good fun). That most likely won’t happen until spring due to the freezing temperatures outside keeping airbrushing to a minimum.
There are another 20 projects slated for this year, one (the rhino) is complete, next up is an 8 man squad of scout snipers that shouldn’t take too long. After that I will be digging into a display model with the forge world spirit seer.
I can’t ignore my goals from last year, of which I completed about half of. I am still fat sadly, we did well financially, miniature projects I completed 5 more than I planted, and as far as oil paintings go once the new kiddo popped out I basically had to sideline that.
This has turned into quite a ramble but I am excited to see what all I can get done in 2015. My hobby goals are similar to last year, I need to get less fat again and the wife is helping this time so I think we will have far more success. She is bribing herself with new clothes every X pounds, so to match that I am going to bribe myself with a primarch every X pounds. No matter, I have to get healthier as I have achieved beached whale status. All in all 2014 was a solid year and 2015 is slated to be an even better year.
Have a great week everyone!