This has been a productive year. I apparently built or painted somewhat more than three dozen ships and boats, likely a comparable number of figures, a few vehicles, a wide variety of buildings in a couple of scales, and even a little bit of terrain. Not a record breaking year, but a good one.
1/2400 industrial structures
KM armored cruisers built on commission
Graf Spee built on commission
RN cruisers on commission
Allied oilers and tankers
(The island is old, but papa's got a brand new wharf.)
Imperial Japanese merchant and auxiliary shipping
The Royal Australian Navy
Oldhammer and Ramshackle Miniatures
Terrain for Moab III
Next year I'd like to
A. Paint my backlog of 1/2400 ships. This is unlikely, but I have only HAD a backlog for about a year and a half now. I don't like having broken my new rule (don't buy new ships until the old ones are painted) but a fire sale with unbeatable prices weakened me. I want very much to fix that.
B. I'd like a few new buildings for Logansport. A bar would be good. Maybe also a temple. Quite possibly a brothel.
C. The Lace Rock Gang needs a spaceship. A small one, to be sure, but a useful one.
D. The Lace Rock Gang needs a rock. Which is to say they need a home operating base.
E. A little further progress on the genestealer and elf armies would be nice.
Okay David. Time to break some records. Good years are nice and all that, but you need some record breaking to get through that list. Good luck.
Ed. note: It appears the total count of discreet items built or painted this year runs to 122. They break down approximately as follows:
40 1/2400 ships (including four on commission)
6 1/2400 terrain items
36 28mm terrain items
40 28mm miniatures including vehicles
Addn. note: It is EXTREMELY difficult to figure out what was painted when if you haven't made careful notes. Stuff seems to always fall through the cracks. Thus the above numbers aren't quite gospel, but they should be close. Further, not quite everything is pictured. If you have the patience I will try to go back and notate accurately what was painted when, getting it in order and more accurately accounted, as Cheetor so carefully did on his review.