It’s that time again! Time does fly by when you’re having fun 🙂
2015 has been a great year for me. The blog has grown steadily and it seems like a lot of people appreciate what I do and I must say it’s very gratifying and motivating that so many people take the time and come by. So thank you all 🙂
For this year’s roundup I won’t cover anything that’s not finished yet. If I’d try to say something about the absurd mass of WiPs I have lined up it would most likely take a while 😉
However, before I look back at my own work this year, here’s…
The Bigboss recommends
There’s a ton of excellent work out there and if you don’t know of these you’re kinda missing out 🙂
Between Bolter and me
Le Blog de Kouzes
Those blogs (and probably more I forgot) are a must to follow but this time around I wanted to focus on those that in my opinion aren’t getting the attention they deserve.
Here’s my top 3:
Ross from ClassicChaosDaemons is just the most bonkers collector of vintage lead that I know of and he’s a great mate as well! Checking his blog is as much a learning experience in our hobby-past but also an opportunity seeing them brought back to life. I always treasure his updates and my only qualm is that he doesn’t update often enough for my taste 😉
Dean from Nerd by Design is the mad genius from Isle of Man. I’ve been friends with Dean for years now and despite us starting at much the same (custom Ork builds) we couldn’t have developed further apart. Dean is super talented yet rather elusive with both his attention span being shit and he doesn’t always show us the good stuff as he paints it. Still I couldn’t recommend following him more – it’s worth the agony of distractions and waiting!
My last choice goes to Wudugast from Convert or Die. Much like myself he is a proper kitbasher and he’s got a brilliant eye for throwing excellent pieces together like the one above. Brilliant!
So that was what I’ve enjoyed from others this last year though trust me I couldn’t fit all of the stuff I’ve enjoyed but this is what stuck out 🙂
My personal highlights
While I didn’t have the absurd productivity of last year I’m more satisfied this year. Quantity has its charm but I’ve been extremely focused on quality all the way working very hard to improve every skill I have. I still have miles to go..
My year kicked off with the Death Korps of Krieg project. While I actually traded away the painted portion of it a couple of months ago this was a great start to start tuning my skills.
Then the (un)Invitational happened and everything turned upside down for me. I finally decided to depart from the more classic way of a miniature project and instead make whatever I fancied – meaning INQ28. It was so fun it truly made me question why I waited so long until I made the plunge. Better late than never right 😉
I was happy making solo miniatures until the Adeptus Mechanicus range came – WOW! This resulted in buying a ton of stuff and doing the Dark Mechanicus project which undoubtedly is my finest army to date as I approached it much the same as with INQ28 but on an army scale.
I didn’t let go of the Mechanicus but instead I returned and made the loyalist version back in the INQ28 frame. I’m very proud of my Info-Executioner project and I really like the eclectic mix that despite it all are coherent as a group. Very fun!
At the tail end of the year you well know I started the Chapter 666 project.
This project is still in its infancy and I truly don’t know where it’ll take me. I do know I’m enjoying myself immensely and I’m taking my time making sure everything is exactly like I want it.
So that’s my view on 2015. All in all a rather smashing year if I can say so myself 🙂
Here’s my favourites but what’s been your favorite thing to follow this year from this blog?