The customary thing to do at the start of the year is to look back at the plans you made at the start of the year and see how they match up against how things turned out. Well, the old saying about no plan surviving contact with the enemy is true, that much is sure. One of the fun things about running a hobby blog like this is that you get to see just HOW true it is.
So, let's start with the plans I put up on 10 January 20214. It was going to be The Year of Gratitude, where I built and painted stuff given to me.
Nope, that did not happen1 StuG from Jocke, to become Hippo Teams tank.
1 StuG from Laffe, to become a SturmiNope, that did not happen, not even in touched the kit but there at least I have an excuse as we have not done anything related to the Continuation War in 2014.
1 Sherman from Laffe, fate unknownFate still unknown...
1 Grant from Jocke, to become Rabbit Teams tank.
Our first success! This baby is actually finished.
Nr 5:I'll just count these two together as one big failure.
2 PzIV from Jocke, 1 to be a East Front winter tank,
1 to become Anglerfish Teams tank.
1 set of Warlord Celts from Jocke, to become wildmen for Dux GondorumThese are a partial success as some of them are actually table ready. Just a few, but still.
1 set of Perry 8th Army Brits from Laffe, to become mostly LRDGThere is a full platoon in that pack. 2 of them are now painted. No, I won't even claim partial for this.
Partial success, a few of them actually fought at GothCon and some more are being painted at the moment.
1 set German Support Weapons from Zipee, to go to Normandy for GothCon
1 Normandy farmhouse from Rich, also Normandy for GothConSuccess! I did paint this a bit and it did serve at GothCon.
1 Kübelwagen from Daniel, to become a winter painted vehicleComputer says no.
1 Schwimmwagen from Daniel, also to become a winter painted vehicleAnother no. This one is built and greenstuffed and awaiting a crew from SHQ. It will most likely wait a while longer.
3 Panthers from Patrice, to become wreck markers as they are pretty busted up alreadyStill sitting on my shelf waiting.
a lot of 6mm ACW infantry from Laffe, for TCHAE or LongstreetNope. I have now bought Longstreet, complete with card decks. All out of excuses.
a bunch of 15mm trenches from Laffe, for Dien Bien PhuAnother "Nope, but I have an excuse", since the Red Star 28mm Indo-China range moved my project up to 28mm, the 15mm trenches will be sitting there waiting for the next wave of inspiration.
1 Milicast LRDG truck from Secret Santa, for the continued LRDG projectLast one, also "Nope, but I have an excuse" as we did not focus on our 20mm LRDG project this year.
So, there we have it. 15 points in total. By the kindest reckoning possible, I score 3 points. Well, I guess 2015 is the year of eating humble pie and trying to do better. Oh, and of painting Dust Babylon, Mars Attacks and a host of other things I do not even know about but that I am going to be distracted by.
I'll be back soon with some goals for 2015 to cry about next year.