Sunday, July 9, 2017

"Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'...into the future..."

Once again, time has gotten away from me.  Here's the latest update:

Early this year, I stepped away from painting miniatures in favor of taking an inventory and handling some family medical issues, among other things. Six months have flown by, so with a new Six Month Mountain Reduction & Painting Challenge (6MMRPC) that started July 1, it seems like a good time to update the numbers:

2353 unpainted as of 12/31/2016
  -17 painted (15 in early January, 2 in mid-June)
  -44 sold/given away (April - June)
+129 added (June); Reaper Bones 3 KS, Z:BP, others

So, the first half of 2017 has seen a net change in unpainted miniatures of +68.  That's not good, considering my goal is to be deeply in the negative numbers, shrinking rather than growing the unpainted Mountain.  The new 6MMRPC will help get back on track and close the gap, first via eBay.  Hey, now, don’t judge; I have bills to pay. :-)

Hopefully that will go quickly, or at least smoothly enough to allow time for picking off a few Bench Queens along the way.  Example: experimenting with a faster, tabletop-level painting technique for Z:BP zombies. 10 Ral Partha and 6 Grenadier z’s will suffice and have been primed with Army Painter “Necrotic Flesh” spray primer/paint.  They might see paint by the end of this month.

After that, there may be a few paint-for-sale items and/or limited commissions hitting the workbench. If not, most horizontal surfaces will probably be covered with Zombicide: Black Plague through the Challenge period to year’s end and beyond.  I think I would like to have Z:BP wrapped up by early 2018, in time to switch over to Malifaux for a while before Zombicide: Green Horde arrives.  Yes, I pledged for that in June, but I do not know how many minis the core game, stretch goals and add-ons will include.  We’ll just have to wait and see when everything arrives mid- to late-2018.

Until next time...

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