Sunday, 14 January 2018

2017 Roundup

Hi folks,

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


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

Cleared Minefields

uncleared Minefields

Telegraph poles


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!

Pioneers/more Engineers

Church walls and gates

Converted 4Ground Church + gravestones...

Small railway station

Resin Barn

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

Edinburgh Castle

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!


  1. Looks like a very good Year was had

  2. You painted like 10x more than me.. well done (or shame on me??)


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