The day has come. Eight years now! Wow. Feel a little bit dizzy (don't worry, it's not covid). This year has been... well, let's say different. I guess there's no need to say more; not that I want to, anyway.
Among this year of setbacks, hobby time became more precious. And any progress, no matter what, is a victory. That goes for everyone, you my dear readers. No matter what you achieved, better or worse, it made the difference.
So, what did I do since last November 27? Let me do this quick catch up:
|Realscale Dreadnought. What a monster. I love it.|
|First version of the mini. Kind of a Christmas Elf.|
|I changed the blog header with the new year. Old school design!|
|Firefly board game. Three full copies. Here, the big damn heroes|
|Slight repaint of the Space Elf and an unexpected companion|
|I completed the frontal facade of the mining town vertical board|
|An oldschool project for a giveaway event|
|The creepy guy. Oh, I do love this mini|
|As it was 2020, I paid tribute to the Grandfather. Khoron Avir, Champion of Nurgle|
|The baddies from the Firefly board game|
|A refuelling station from scratch, using toilet paper roll as the main element (remember those days?)|
|Khoron Avir and the Cult of the Covidians|
|Then I suddenly flipped to a more bright note and made this 40K tribute to Grom the Paunch|
|The Frigate Princesa. A whole new challenge|
|Around the corner. I guess it's end of phase 1 of the board|
|Waaagh! Da Mekboy!|
|Continuation on the Order of the Ossuary|
|I had to repaint this Dreadnought after... uhhh... an incident|
|The Dolorous Stroke project. Once again out of my comfort zone|
|The mining suit|
|Some innocent dungeoning stuff|
|Another mini for another giveaway event|
|Saracen Undead. Or something.|
|Another walker out of a Kinder Egg|
There has been some variation of subject this year (though I keep mainly doing my usual stuff) and I have slightly tried to go out of my comfort zone. I've been facing large projects like the Firefly thing (it meant 84 minis by itself!), the Dolorous Stroke or, of course, the vertical board, so I needed some one shot projects to take some fresh air. On the whole I'm happy; I don't care about the numbers or the amount of the output. I just keep on enjoying each project and blogging about them. I of course have much less free time than eight years ago, but I'm still riding the wave, and that's all that matters.
I'm making some slow progress on the vertical board (I guess I'll be able to post something anytime soon) and I'm into another big project (I've started painting the Conan board game Kickstarter, but it's an overwhelming task, it will still take some time), but apart from that I have no real plans for anything (that's something I learnt this 2020!). So I guess I'll just keep on painting whatever I have on the bench -and believe me, I have a lot of job to do!
So, will you walk with me through the plastic plateau? (I'm improvising; 'lead mountain' sounded like such a cliche) :D
Year Nine starts today!