Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Hello 2018 ! - Yearly Review !


YUP... Yearly review, we've reached that time ! It's honestly a good way for me to keep track of what I've done or should have done or just plan what I want to do next ! But since you're all so eager to read what I have to say I won't let you wait any longer.

What I have painted this year :


Models painted : 186

That's a 11% increase in my output which is less than the previous years but I still get stuff done so that's all that matters to me really ! (I'll have to address that counting issue some day though...)

Probably my most unexpected but rewarding band of the year !
The painting output has been varied this year like the previous before with models from all sorts of range and for al sorts of games. I think variety is the key to keep the mojo up !



What I have played this year :


  • I've played Mordheim again and I still love it !
  • I've played some Inquisimunda/Necromunda/Shadow wars and well, I'm still fond of this kind of games.
  • I've finally played some Space Fleet again after all the years !
  • I've tried Shadespire and bought the game, just need to finish a second team to get some games with friends now ^^
  • Still no Video games. Nothing. Rien.
  • Haven't played much board games this year apart from the usual ones.


Once again, this year's games were all grouped in small but very enjoyable events :


Once again I can be pleased by the really great games I had with such wonderful people ! 

Impromptu RT game at BOYL with the nicest folks around !


That's 20 games all in all which isn't that bad I'd say considering where I'm coming from ! ^^
The games are still very isolated and limited to special events but I actually like it that way. Gives me time to focus and be ready.



Personnal side :


  • I still haven't moved home this year, awesome, but I kind want to now...
  • Kendo has been kind hard to practice regularly this past year and it might be even harder this year but it still remains a huge pleasure for me.
2017 was overall a strange year with very good moments and I'm completely incapable of foreseeing what 2018 will be like. I do know that seeing nice and good people around makes me want to make it a great year one way or another. Once again, many of you are making the world a little (or more) better and for that : THANK YOU.




Blogging and life on the net :


It seems my blogging keeps steady with 70 posts this year instead, guess that's just my rythm although there was a month long hyatus this year. Like the years before, blogging really helps me to focus and keep track of what I want to do insted of losing myself in a wirlwind of unfinished projects.
I still value the feedback I get from it so thanks for that !



Collecting :

Now here's the fun part, apart from a a couple of boxed games and a few models, my puchases have been kept to scenery and tools but I didn't buy many models this years. I did manage to get a few gems painted and that satisfies me way more than just getting them !






Projects :


What could be my goals this year ?

- Painting more renegades. I've said it the last 2 years but this time I've actually planned it so should have stuff done in a few months, the aim is to dedicate half of my monthly output to that so there should be stuff done eventually !

- Necromunda is back and icking so I'll have to paint a nice gang for it. The theme and models are selected, I just need to find the right schedule but I have a bit of time ahead to make things right...

- I really want to finish my Champions of Law for Dragon Rampant and the number of models to paint for that is not that great so this is a promise before you all !

- There's plenty of scenery I'm midway from finishing and have postponed because of self imposed obligations but these will undoubtedly be done in a few months (for a gaming event). I'm really eager to have enough to fill a whole table or more !

- As usual, I'll overcommit in group projects but that's just the way I like things. There little point in not making this a shared experience the way I see it !





What do I want for 2018 ? Well a bit of the same and some more ! The personal side will be the more demanding but the hobby side will still be there to help things look fine !





All I can wish apart from that is that YOU ALL have the nicest year possible !

28 comments:

  1. It has been brilliant following your progress this year and your blog remains a constant source of inspiration to me.

    Thanks for the great content and I wish you a happy and productive new year.

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    1. Cheers mate, it's nice to follow each other's progress and eventually get to shake hands or play once in a while. Makes us realise we're not alone. ^^

      Have a great year !

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  2. Wonderful and unusual figures, always a pleasure to have a look at this superb blog...Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks and all the best to you too !

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  3. Great yearly wrap up. I've enjoyed the Bratts gang. Inspired me to work on some old metal for Necromunda. Looking forward to your postings in 2018!

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    1. Now that's something I want to see !

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  4. You had a quality year mec! So glad we got to meet up at Boyl....can't wait to do it again!!!!

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    1. That really was one of the best part of it !

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  5. Excellent retrospective and one you should be very proud of. If I could paint 186 models to your standard in a LIFETIME I'd be more than happy. Looking forward to another year of inspirational modelling and painting!

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    1. I started low ! I think practice does pay. Thanks !

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  6. a lot more productive year they I have had! Hahah!

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  7. Very characterful models with a unique painting style. All the best for the new year

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    1. That's high praise for me ! Thanks and have a good one as well !

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  8. Stunning models! You have a knack for producing colour schemes that are different to the norm yet work really well. I hope 2018 is just as promising for you.

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    1. Aw thanks, that really is something I spend energy on so I'm glad it pays off !

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  9. Always a pleasure to read your blog posts JB, even if I don't always comment. Looking forward to seeing what comes out of your hobby this year.

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    1. Thanks Steve, it's a pleasure fully shared to be on this journey with the likes of you !

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  10. Unreal JB! Your output is massive and to an awesome standard to boot. Your a machine!

    Oh, and thanks for posting the best photo of BOYL, highlighting my bald coconut while Grover tested out the strength of the table. Fun times mate :)

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    1. I thought that was your best angle ! ^^
      Cheers mate and here's to more !

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  11. And what a year it was! :) Oh man, I really need to up my productivity hobby-wise.

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    1. Thanks ! I know it's sometimes hard to make th ebest of the time we have !

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  12. really nice work on all those models man!!
    love them! :D

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  13. Always a real treat to pop by here and see your latest work JB. Your project are inspiring to say the least and always beautiful to view. Hope 2018 is as fulfilling for your hobby as 2017 was. Happy New Year mate.

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    1. Thanks a lot, I appreciate that ! ^^
      All the best !

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  14. Hé bien hé bien !! Oo

    Une année très sérieusement productive en somme !!

    Félicitations !! ^^

    Continue comme ça c'est toujours un réel plaisir de venir voir se qui se passe ici ^^

    Et meilleurs vœux pour 2018 bien sûr ^^

    Serviteur,

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    1. Merci à toi et c'est un authentique plaisir de naviguer dans ce hobby au côté de gens motivés et impliqués comme toi.
      En souhaitant le meilleur au temple et ses occupants !

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