Figometer Update (December 2010)

Happy New Year to all, and thanks to everyone who follows and reads the blog. As ever I have lots of grand plans in my head for painting projects in 2011, and that's where most of them will stay i'm sure!

Looking back at 2010, I didn't get much painted again, but I did see some fruits of my labour in print in Kevin Dallimore's 2nd volume on painting miniatures (Foundry's Masterclass painting guide). I was pleased to be asked by the man to contribute to such a tome, and to see it all in print was a happy sight indeed.

Back to 2011, and in the short to medium term this is the plan:
1. Finish and re-base and varnishing of IR Nr66 - (Franco-Prussian War) 2. Complete painting of last few Napoleonic Dutch Militia, then base all 24 figures 3. Complete the Napoleonic Dutch artillery piece and crew, then base + varnish it.

I don't see much painting getting done over the next couple of months as the new baby is due any day now. Progress with the rebase of IR Nr66 is all but complete and my Dutch Militia battalion is 4 figures from the finish line. I purchased a Dremel over the Xmas period and am now thinking of ways i can use it. Probably drilling out arms for conversions is about it. I thought I could use it for getting rid of flash on models  but am unsure if this will work with mini's being so small.

New purchases this year will definitely be the new plastic Prussians from the Perry twins at some point, and probably their plastic Hussars too. I am hoping to get to Salute this year as it doesn't coincide with Isla's birthday, so I look forward to that.

So, to the recent painting. The Citadel old school Goblins and solitary Skeleton bring December's Figometer total of painted figs to 3. Pics to follow.


Giles said…
Best wishes for a complication-free birth, Dinium.