Thursday 31 December 2009

Showcase 2009

I started this Blog back in January with the intention to use it to showcase my painting & encourage me to paint more. So with the first year almost at an end, I thought I'd review the projects that have been completed and determine the success (or not) of my blog in achieving its aim.

First off its worth mentioning (for the benefit of newer readers) that the emphasis of the blog has shifted a little as the year has progressed. While it is still a showcase for my miniatures it has also developed into a wider creative outlet for my passion for gaming in general. I have found the daily discipline of writing a blog very enjoyable and its something I will definitely continue, hopefully for years to come. But I'm ready to admit that sometimes I have spent an evening writing something for my blog when I probably should have been painting.

My tally of completed projects for the year is woefully low. But having said that I do think this blog has inspired me to paint more than maybe I would have otherwise.

28mm Fantasy/Foot - 9
28mm Fantasy/Mounted - 1
28mm Fantasy/Creature - 1
28mm Fantasy/Terrain - 1
28mm Call of Cthulhu - 1
28mm Warhammer 40k - 1
15mm WWII/Infantry - 0
15mm WWII/Vehicles - 13
15mm WWII/Terrain - 8

One of my proudest achievements was taking part in the painting competition at this years Salute show. I was never going to win anything (the standard of entries is very high) but it was great fun to take part and see my model on display. I've also started painting a Flames of War army in 15mm which is a significant development away from purely 28mm Fantasy themed figures. For the benefit of newbies, here's a slide show on my completed miniatures including these two projects.

BigLee's Mini Gallery

I'll be revealing my New Year Resolution tomorrow but it shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. Until then, wishing you all a very happy New Year and thanks for everything in 2009.

1 comment:

  1. Have been looking through your mini gallery and i must say they are great painted models.


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