Sunday, 13 December 2015

Week 50 - Cutting it Close

Well here we are, the year is just about done and with a final push I've just wrapped my last minis for the year. With the holidays upon us I've got no hope of doing any more before the new year, there may be the odd time here and there but it will be better spent preparing for next years challenge I think. Anyway, here are the last minis of the year:

13 more Zombicide zombies down. I wish I could say that these were the last, but I still have 19 to go, not to mention 65 hero models. They will be part of phase two next year.

So with the year closing up now is as good a time as any to reflect on progress made.
  • I've managed to reach the 'one model a day' target for the third year in a row. That keeps me making something resembling progress, which is good.
  • I've finished several of my goals for the year too and am able to field painted forces for several game systems.
  • I unloaded a bunch of models that were surplus to requirements, making a goal of painting everything eventually much more feasible.
  • I also completed 21 models via commissions and still have a happy customer. I still have 3 more works in progress for next year.
  • I also got time to play some games and started a big renovation to my future gaming area.
There are of course areas I could improve on:
  • I'm pretty sure I bought more models than I painted this year.
  • Some goals were missed as a result of said spending...
  • Painting quality has slipped a little more than last year, in the name of speed.
With all that in mind I threw together a rough plan for 2016:
  1. Finish current commissions.
  2. Complete outstanding goals of 2015.
  3. Reach annual painting target of 366 models. (Yay, a leap year...)
  4. New target, buy fewer models than I paint.
  5. Complete gaming area.
  6. Have fun.
That all sounds reasonable and achievable, we will have to check back next year to see though! Next year I also plan on posting more geeky stuff, reviews and maybe even some battle reports.

Day 344
366/344 Painted/Days passed
Commission models - 21
TNT models - 22
Finish painting Infinity Morats - 11/11
Paint Xtreme Ada-Lorana - 9/9
Paint all Directorate - 44/44
Finish all of the Dreadball teams and MVPs. - 4/4
Paint all Toxic zombies - 37/37
Paint all Berserk zombies - 37/37
Paint remaining Zombicide zombies - 131/150
Paint all DZC Scourge - 36/79
Build and paint remaining KOW Elves - 68/83
Build and paint a full Malifaux crew - 12/16

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