When Era is considered, Second Italian War of Independence and Punic War projects capture over half of my 2012 output. I began a 15mm Samurai project in December and that period, in one month's time, moves up to over 7.5% of total output. About 130 figures were completed in December for this new project. There are two Punic War projects: one in 6mm and one in 28mm. The 6mm Punic War project dominated the 28mm output and the effort to produce 6mm figures can have a distorting effect to the totals.
When broken down by scale, just over 41% of 2012 effort was towards painting 15mm figures. Notice that the chart lists both 15mm and 18mm distinctly. The 18mm figures are in the SYW and Bonaparte in Italy projects.
Raw output can be skewed by scale so I took the scoring from Analog Hobbies Painting Challenge and applied these criteria to my own painting output.
After adjusting for scale-points, the Punic Wars project falls from about 28% of total to about 18% of total output based on Era. The Second Italian War of Independence project remains about the same.
When considering output on an adjusted basis by scale, 28mm jumps to 33% of total output from about 13% while 6mm falls to 5.6% from 24%.
To me, it helps to quantify painting effort by adding Curt's figure scoring mechanism into the counts. Since I have maintained a painting log for a number of years, for fun, I extended my annual painting totals to produce the charts below. Again, these charts show adjusted painting totals by ERA and SCALE from 1995 through 2012.
By producing both of these graphics, I can tell at a glance where my efforts have been focused over the years. Each project tends to have a unique life cycle ebbing and flowing as either interest increases or wains and as projects are finished or left to languish. For example, the SYW project finished as the leading project in years 2008 - 2011 only to fall to no higher than fourth in ranking in 2012. In 2012, the Second Italian War of Independence project received the most attention as I worked to get figures ready for their first game.
Do you track your painting output and, if so, how?