Sunday, 1 January 2017

2017 Plans for the year.

As a new year dawns, thoughts turn to what we would like to achieve this year. For the hobby, my goals are clear, start to work through the 10 mm Napoleonics I currently have, as well as the 28 mm 'Liberty or Death' box set.

Due to an eye infection, that just refuses to clear up, my painting since mid November has been a big fat zero! I have been wargaming, and of course that has been both satisfying and enjoyable, but I am itching to get back to painting new forces for new projects.

For Christmas I was going to order the heavy and medium cavalry as well as elite units and command for both my French and Russians. But as I have barely painted any of the figures I got in November, I was in no rush to add to the lead pile. I can order them in the coming months, as the figures I have already start rolling off the production line.

I have painted just a few test pieces out of the Liberty or Death box set, some Woodland Indians, Militia and half a dozen Redcoats.





I have managed to complete all of my 6 mm ACW project in 2016.

Hopefully, there will be plenty of posts and photos, of the two projects this year.

12 comments:

  1. Still amazed by the home-made fort you did. What an awesome piece that will be on the tabletop. Looking forward to your posts on these lil guys.

    ~K

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    1. Thanks Kurtus, The fort is still at home, where most of the 28mm stuff will be in future. Six months using that and six months with 6 and 10mm.

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  2. Good luck with your projects!

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    1. Thank you Rodger, I won't be going at it like a bull in a China shop, as I did with the 6mm ACW. Just take my time, unit by unit.

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  3. Happy New Year and wishing you lots of luck painting! May the bristles of your fine tipped brushes never go forked on you (because it really sucks when they do, had that happen to me) but may you paint stay wet and the brushes stay pointed and may your hands never shake and may your eyesight stay true!

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    1. Very many thanks Erica, I would wish exactly the same for you my lady.

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  4. very good effort on the Fort, very last of the Mohicans.

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    1. Thanks very much Garaldus, the fort was fun to build, more importantly it was cheap and quick too.

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  5. looking forward to the 10mm stuff getting painted and then to whatever happens on the table. What rules are you thinking of using?

    like you, I am space strapped and have both 10mm and 28mm, this year one of those scale will have to go, so that I only have terrain in one scale for storage reasons.

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    1. Thanks Norm, yes a dilemma, which to keep and which to sell on. I love the small scale for the ability to create large battles on a small table. But of course, the joy of painting 28mm is also a big draw for me.

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  6. Absolutely the best of luck for 2017 and happy hobbying.

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