Not much pre-amble: last year I kept a loose tally of what I painted. This year I kept better track. Taking inspiration from a bunch of folks from around the 'net, here is what I painted this year, first pics, then a video with more explanation
January was me rebasing my old Perry Miniatures 28mm French Napoleonics for the Black Powder ruleset. This is a small brigade of 3 battalions of line infantry, their brigadier, and the three wound markers. The wound dice go in the green spaces on the markers..
February: Team Yankee. Rebased my old soviet infantry (the AT-3 Sagger teams are the RPG stands..) and bought new infantry as well. I had at this time painted up 9 BTR transports, but have since traded them in for proper BMP2s (seen below)
BMPs. Still represents 9 vehicles painted in the month of February
March: Mid-War tournament inbound, so I figured I'd blast through some old models: 88 battery, 5 Pzr IIIs and 5 Pzr IVs
April. After a few games of Black Powder, I need skirmishers BAD. here is my first unit of them plus wound marker. These are Voltiguers.. pronounced Vul-Tee-sier (the 's' is like Hoosiers..like a J) Sorry, having heard them mis-pronounced at Fall-In was driving my Cdn self bananas!
May and June: So early war tournament in June plus Cdn Nationals in September. Why not paint up 25+ vehicles for it!! Italian Carri Compania.
Close-up of the coastal gun trucks. 5+ truck saves baby!
Broken down italian vehicles.. I know, stretching the imagination a bit!
Tanketti's (as I pronounce them. so many MG shots.. awesome)
July: I had built these earlier, but rebased for Black Powder, and table-topped. 2 units of Dragoons (Perry Plastics) plus 2 Horse Artillery guns plus Cav Brigadier.
August. 4 Jagdpanthers in ambush camo scheme, 2 Hind-Ds, 2 Sukhoi 25s. This just in: The HINDs are horrible to assemble!
Look good though, in a finally-not-afghanistan-tan camo scheme.
More Dots... ok stop dots!
September: 2 more guns, Chasseurs-a-Cheval Light cavalry, and some more metal line infantry.
October.. just one gun and the first Guard infantry battalion for my French
November: some artillery support for my Soviets: 3 2S1 'Carnation' SPGs and their observer vehicle.. a BTR50PK (not the generic BMP-1..)
Also worked on a Grenadier Guard infantry battalion, plus brigadier, plus Division commander. Yes, I need to draw the maps in...
December, with more of the lads getting into Team Yankee, i decided to touch up my old QRF lead T-72s. Added markings to the spotlight cover, added periscope effects, night vision port, head lamps, tail lights, decal numbering and red stars to 10 T72s
On top of that, I painted up a 3rd unit of Guard for my french. The bearskin hats is all-that. This and the guard artillery gives me a third brigade, all Guard.
Lastly, the 2nd unit of Skirmishers.. this is the 9eme Legere.. dubbed "Les Incomparables" as they had over 35 battles!!
All told, I painted over 400 models!!!!!!!!! which is on average more than 1 a day. Too bad I have another 400 models still to paint .. Zulu's, British, Scottish Covenanters, and a Confederation of the Rhine French brigade of 4 more infantry battalions!!!!
As usual, video that better explains stuff is below:
Love your painting. The Hinds are a real standout favorite for me. The camo is really really well done.ReplyDelete
Thanks.. Vallejo Gunship Green base, Luftwaffe Dark Camo green and Sky Grey splotches, and I forget which light blue grey for the bottom.ReplyDelete