30 December, 2016

2016, what did I paint?


How I feel after a hardcore painting session..

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


Looking good!


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.

 AT-27 missiles..

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:





2 comments:

  1. Love your painting. The Hinds are a real standout favorite for me. The camo is really really well done.

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  2. Thanks.. Vallejo Gunship Green base, Luftwaffe Dark Camo green and Sky Grey splotches, and I forget which light blue grey for the bottom.

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