I've spent the day today up at Dave D's with Martin, playing 6mm Team Yankee and some Wings of Glory WW2. Great day out and hopefully it's something we can get a bit more of done in the coming year!
But with plans beginning to form for the year ahead, and the AHPC Challenge (as well as Gunuary) well on the way, I thought I'd take the time to look back over the past year at what I'd gotten done in 2017!
|Arty Jeeps for Gunuary/AHPCVII|
|Arty Carriers for gunuary/AHPCVII|
|Arty Staff Teams - AHPCVII|
|Arty Command teams - AHPCVII|
|FOO's - AHPCVII|
|Arty Trucks - AHPCVII|
|More Arty Trucks - AHPCVII|
|28mm Lion (Cecil!) - AHPCVII|
|More trucks - artillery related for AHPCVII|
|Sextons - for AHPCVII|
|5.5" Guns - for AHPCVII|
|Matadors - for AHPCVII|
|Everything I managed to paint during AHPCVII - nearly all done in 2017|
|Wire team, medic and tank crew|
|Infantry Platoon and Engineers|
|A whole 10mm Confederate Army!|
|Over 150 figures, I think!|
|A lot of work on terrain! Converted 4Ground Buildings|
|The first of 3 infantry platoons for my Highlanders - 2nd Company completed!|
|Church walls and gates|
|Converted 4Ground Church + gravestones...|
|Small railway station|
|Other 2 infantry platoons for my 2nd Company of Brits + Company Command|
|Fields painted, trees based (now finished), rubble piles made! Gardens painted - a lot of progress terrain wise!|
|Decent little town, but still more to do!|
|Static Grass added to resin roads|
|Various buildings painted to match pastel shades of town|
|Two more Typhoons! Painted to match my original.|
|Outbuildings - there are more that I don't seem to have taken pictures of!|
|Regimental Aid Post|
|Forward Air Controller|
|German Infantry Guns + spotter|
|German 5cm A/T guns|
|Various 'Ultramarine' 3mm Vanguard models|
|Vanguard Dreadnought Stalker|
|Two 3D printed 'Scout' titans, scaled to fit 3mm - beside some of my 3mm Vanguard models|
My blog posting was actually down last year on previous years, but I still managed an average of more than one a week. Looking back, I hadn't actually thought I'd done that much, but the progress at the start of the year, and with my terrain, has been great. I've made a dent in a good few projects and hopefully I'll replicate that with the current AHPC challenge.
This year, I'd like to make progress on setting up the garage as a gaming space. So getting a table, lighting and a bit of insulation and weatherproofing. I'm not storing anything out there, but will be good to have some gaming space. I want to keep moving the 3mm modern and sci-fi projects forward, as well as getting the decks cleared of German artillery before moving onto some Brits - probably with an aim to do more terrain work and get one of my Recce forces completed.
This year, looking at my pics, I also got to see a few interesting things!
|A few trips to York|
|A couple of trips to Scotland - the Kelpies here|
|Random Lancaster flypast, seen from my front window!|
|Local statue to Stan Hollis in Middlesbrough|
|Kinren - impressive production, shite politics|
|Wales (showing the have good taste in flags!)|
|More of Wales|
|Dorset (famously filmed as a hill in Yorkshire...)|
|Me! With a Churchill, Bovington!|
|Me! With a Cromwell, Bovington!|
|Me! With a Firefly, Bovington! (Ignore the Guards armoured logo, the museum has to put some markings on the vehicles, after all...)|
|Me! With THE Tiger, Bovington!|
|Dorset coast - actually in the middle of the Lulworth firing ranges... Tyneham Village|
Hopefully 2018 will be similar, with another visit to Dorset, Wales and Scotland on the cards!
Thanks to everyone for the views, comments and feedback over the last year! Thanks especially to the guys on the Miniature Modelling Mayhem paint and chats, who keep me company while I paint!