Saturday, December 26, 2015

State of the Painting Desk

Four different projects are currently seeing progress on the painting desk as 2015 winds down.  Those four projects witnessing action are:
  • 28mm Peninsula War - two French legere skirmishers left out of the earlier deployment of the 4th Legere Regiment
  • 25mm Great Game Project - 24 Sikh infantry
  • 25mm Spanish American War project - two Gatling guns and crew
  • 28mm Reconquista project - four camel troopers. 
Quite a variety but all common to the 25/28mm size.  Will these muster off the painting desk before 2015 takes its last breath?  I think so.

While too early for me to plan and then commit towards plans for 2016 painting goals, my year-end thoughts have been drawn to a notion of attempting to focus painting output on 15/18mm projects.  High on that Wish List sits the 1799 and 1859 projects.  Add in the SYW and Samurai Battles projects and 2016 could be wholly consumed by 15/18mm grist for the painting mill.  Without the 2015 analytics to back up my hypothesis, seems much of 2015 output concentrated on 25/28mm figures.  Was that the situation?  I will confirm in a week or two when the annual painting totals are tallied.

Over the last several weeks, a number of wargaming items have plopped into my mailbox.  Books, games, rules, figures, and supplies are a few of the categories having been deposited.  Likely, at least a few of these will be recounted in coming posts.

Finally, holiday social activities continue tonight with card games (no wargaming fare, though) with friends and family followed by a wargaming session on Sunday.

20 comments:

  1. Quite an eclectic group there, Jonathan. Not surprising knowing how varied your interests are. I hope to get some gaming in in 2016; maybe even some painting :)

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    1. Eclectic group, for sure! I do look forward to seeing your painting table busy again in the New Year.

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  2. Interested to see how Parker's Gatlings come out.

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    1. Me too! Do you have a section of these lads already?

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    2. I do, they were the first figs I painted for this era. Also, the only figs that ever one me anything. (Best historical unit at the last Game Faire Spokane hosted.). Excellent sculpts.

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    3. That should be "won". Apparently I need less holiday cheer...

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    1. Andrew! Fantastic to hear from you! Hope as is well.

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  4. Multiple projects, all competing for attention...
    Too many 'shinys' and not enough hours in the day...
    Jumping from one new project to the next...

    All seems perfectly normal to me.

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    1. Variety does tend to keep me from getting bored with any one project. Seems perfectly normal to me too!

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  5. I sing the Painting Desk Eclectic! :-)

    I must admit I seldom have more than one period in progress on the painting desk at any one time, even though I may well proceed to a unit of different era when the first is done. Your approach is obviously highly effective for you!

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    1. "Painting Desk Eclectic." I like that!

      Peter, most often, units are tackled sequentially just as you. When units comprise a few figures, I jump around while to prevent me from watching the paint dry. It is fun to see multiple units hit the Finish line together.

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  6. A highly productive Christmas break I'd say - love the Camel Troopers! Was thinking about adding some "kings of the desert" myself for a Napoleon in Egypt project. Will be watching as your project unfolds. Looking forward to your yearly recap!

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    1. Still more on tap for the break but completing these figures will likely be the last of the figures in 2015.

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  7. I like the choice of decor. "Early Wargamer" I think?

    The Sikhs will be a treat. I have a platoon of the 15th Ludhiana. Will they be in field uniforms or parade?

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    1. "Early Wargamer" is exactly right! I definitely fit into that category. The Sikhs will decamp in khaki.

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  8. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, John! Since we share a common interest in 1859 (15mm) and Span-Am (25mm), I'm particularly interested to see how those projects fare in 2016.

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    1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, Don!

      As you see from this post, the SAW project pushes ahead with two Gatling guns for close infantry support. I should get this project into a game in 2016.

      Good progress has been made on the 1859 project in 2015 and I continue to see it as a top priority in 2016. Plans will become more clear when I write up my project plans for 2016.

      Than you for stopping by for a visit!

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