(late) End of year round up!  
February 19th, 2011

I was right back in June when I said that I only update when the numbers are down :) Although I don't remember the details, I'm sure that I knew some more figures were incoming! Right after that I got some 15mm Parthians, some 28mm plastic Hoplites, and a few more vikings... Despite that jump in August there, over all I managed to reduce my numbers by 9%! I'm below 700 again, which is fantastic!

I like that downward trend!

As for my promised decision of whether to sit on old figs that I'd never paint, or to actually do something about it... well, I'm going to skip that decision I think! The end of the year turned out to be too crazy for me to really decide anything like that... that being said, I started to paint Lord of the Rings figures again. Maybe it was the Hobbit movie trailer, or maybe it was just my desire to get back to Middle-earth and paint some old, dusty figs... but my plan is to find value in those old figs and get painting them again! Also, I should totally follow Tim's advice and finish off those little categories: medieval, necromunda, animals, and paintballers. That would certainly shorted the list :)

Unpainted Figures
ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings310
28mmModern68
28mmFantasy65
28mmAncients55
28mmStarship Troopers52
15mmMedieval52
15mmAncients50
28mmWarhammer25
15mmDark Ages24
1/300mmModern19
28mmDark Ages18
28mmWarhammer 40,00014
28mmNecromunda9
28mmAnimals8
28mmPaintball7
28mmMedieval2
Total778

 
 
And the road goes ever on...  
June 20th, 2010

It seems that I only update this about twice a year... The mid-year report I guess. And it also seems that I only update it when the numbers are down :) From the beginning of the year I've dropped by about 2%, which isn't too bad... Considering I bought craploads of Mantic figures, Romans from Wargames Factory, and most recently a few handfuls of 15mm Pathians this year, the fact that I'm down is good news! I have been painting steadily, and even though I just got rid of all of my plastic Napoleonic figures, the majority of my reduction has been from painting!

Notice the steady decrease starting from February there? That decrease along with the ousting of my Napoleonic figures has brought me back to start of year numbers!

Over all though, when looking back to the very first post I made on here, I've gone pretty much nowhere. On that post I boasted a whopping 855 figures. Today, I claim to have about 851! So, what's the plan? Do I continue to simply sit on droves of figures that I will never paint? I vow to decide by the end of this year!

Unpainted Figures
ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings313
28mmFantasy83
28mmModern78
15mmAncients62
15mmMedieval57
28mmStarship Troopers52
28mmDark Ages41
28mmAncients38
28mmWarhammer25
15mmDark Ages24
1/300mmModern19
20mmModern19
28mmWarhammer 40,00014
28mmNecromunda9
28mmAnimals8
28mmPaintball7
28mmMedieval2
Total851

 
 
The year of 2010 comes to an end...  
January 5th, 2011

It's been quite the year. For the most part I kept from buying too many figures that I would never paint... Unfortunately, the figures that I bought were cheap plastics that come in droves. I have to stop with the large boxes of plastic figs or I will be long dead before my unapinted figures pile is even half way down... In the end, I had 860 unpainted figures. This represents a 6% decrease from the beginning of the year! Unfortunately it's pretty much exactly where I was in July of 2008, which was when I started this section of the site... So, I've gotten nowhere?

Mostly down since June 2010, which was my last previous update! Win?

I realized the problem with this is that I don't paint old miniatures... My last resolution was to only buy miniatures that I planned to paint right away. I managed to stick with that pretty well, the problem is that it didn't allow me to reduce the pile, but keep it at pretty much the same level. Despite painting nearly 400 miniatures this year, I only had a measely 6% decrease! Maybe this coming year I'll either paint or get rid of my old figs... I just don't see the point of hanging on to them... unless of course I come back to them in 15 years like I did with my recent undead project ;)

Unpainted Figures
ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings313
28mmNapoleonic87
28mmModern80
15mmMedieval57
28mmDark Ages57
28mmStarship Troopers52
28mmFantasy40
15mmAncients37
28mmWarhammer25
15mmDark Ages24
20mmModern19
1/300mmModern19
28mmWarhammer 40,00014
28mmAncients10
28mmNecromunda9
28mmAnimals8
28mmPaintball7
28mmMedieval2
Total860

 
 
The unpainted pile dwindles... slowly!  
June 28th, 2010

I have realized that the best way to shrink the unpainted pile is to sell figs :) Large groups of them preferably! Unfortunately, I have already gotten rid of everything I didn't really want... So, if I get rid of more stuff it will be from the stuff I want but likely won't paint category, which is a lot harder to do :)

Up and down... but mostly up?

In any case, the painting still takes it (somewhat minor) toll on the unpainted pile. In early May I got up to 1032 figures, thankfully I am back down again, and I don't see the need to purchase anything new soon... but perhaps sooner than I would like? I really want to bring some Mongols to Fallcon, and I don't have them yet :) I plan to buy Navwar figs for the Mongols... and since Navwar also sells the Granadines I really wanted, I may as well buy them at the same time? Does anyone else have this problem? ;)

Unpainted Figures
ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings313
28mmNapoleonic87
28mmModern80
15mmAncients78
28mmWarhammer73
28mmAncients71
28mmFantasy63
28mmDark Ages57
28mmStarship Troopers52
15mmDark Ages24
28mmObjects20
20mmModern19
1/300mmModern19
28mmWarhammer 40,00014
28mmNecromunda9
15mmMedieval8
28mmAnimals8
28mmPaintball7
28mmMedieval2
Total1004

 
 
More and more.... and even more...  
May 12th, 2010

This is pretty big trouble for me! I just recently got a crapload of figures that I ordered... They were all ordered in during my euphoria of getting rid of some lead that I wasn't going to paint. It's a dangerous place! I also got around to adding some figures that I got for free from others who were getting rid of unpainted figs! In any case, it's interesting to note that I am up over 1000 again, and that my collection of Warhammer figures is on the rise as well! It's insanity!

Unpainted Figures
ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings313
28mmNapoleonic87
28mmModern80
15mmAncients78
28mmAncients75
28mmWarhammer73
28mmFantasy63
28mmDark Ages62
28mmStarship Troopers52
15mmDark Ages24
28mmObjects20
20mmModern19
1/300mmModern19
28mmWarhammer 40,00014
28mmNecromunda9
15mmMedieval8
28mmAnimals8
28mmPaintball7
28mmMedieval2
Total1013

 
 
Shedding lead!  
March 22nd, 2010

After getting rid of two DBA armies that I wasn't all that happy with, I have now 16% fewer figs than I had at the beginning of this year, giving me a current total of 771! I am happy to see the drop to be honest. The two armies that I got rid of were ones that I wasn't all that interested in painting... Both had very low pose variation: the knights for both were a single pose, and they were both mostly knight armies! They went to good homes, and I'm happy for it. I also painted a crapload of figs as well, and I'm almost down to autumn 2008 numbers again, as you can see from the graph.

Look at that drop! The big drops/rises are due to selling/purchasing unpainted lead.

The problem is of course that I plan to make a large purchase in the near future... I will get about 100+ Chinese Warring States figs in the next little while, so I had to get rid of and paint some figs before I could justify getting more :) At this point, I think I'm there... Now it's just a matter of raising the funds! Anyone want some DBA camps? ;)

Unpainted Figures
ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings313
28mmModern80
15mmAncients80
28mmFantasy63
28mmStarship Troopers52
15mmDark Ages25
28mmDark Ages21
28mmWarhammer21
28mmObjects20
1/300mmModern19
20mmModern19
28mmWarhammer 40,00014
28mmAncients10
28mmNecromunda9
15mmMedieval8
28mmAnimals8
28mmPaintball7
28mmMedieval2
Total771

 
 
Finally I have negative growth!  
March 11th, 2010

Having sold an unpainted 15mm DBA army, and painted a few extras, my total is now at 852! Woo hoo! (Un)Fortunately, I just ordered a crapload of 28mm Warring States Chinese from Renegade miniatures, so, likely, this number will go up again soon enough!

Unpainted Figures
ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings313
15mmAncients131
28mmModern80
28mmFantasy63
28mmStarship Troopers52
15mmDark Ages50
28mmDark Ages21
28mmWarhammer21
28mmObjects20
1/300mmModern19
28mmWarhammer 40,00019
20mmModern19
28mmAncients10
28mmNecromunda9
15mmMedieval8
28mmAnimals8
28mmPaintball7
28mmMedieval2
Total852

 
 
Minimum growth!  
February 17th, 2009

Second update of the unpainted variety this year, and things are looking up... That is, my unpainted total is up! Honestly, it's not my fault! I have only purchased three figures this year, with two already painted! I guess that's 1/3, which is pretty bad... but I digress. I have received a shipment from some companies that I do contra deals with (free figs for images of the painted figs) and that is where the increase has come from. Technically I should be about 20 figures lower than I was at the start of the year! But, we'll soon sort that out anyway! So, the current total is 910, which is 2 more figs than the start of the year, making up a 0.2% growth...

Unpainted Figures
ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings314
15mmAncients133
28mmModern82
28mmFantasy64
15mmDark Ages57
15mmMedieval52
28mmStarship Troopers52
28mmWarhammer21
28mmDark Ages21
28mmObjects20
20mmModern19
1/300mmModern19
28mmWarhammer 40,00019
28mmAncients10
28mmNecromunda9
28mmAnimals8
28mmPaintball7
28mmMedieval2
15mmSci-Fi1
Total910

 
 
Another year...  
January 4th, 2009

Well, another year has gone by... Time flies! This time last year I was painting undead and ancient Brits in 15mm... And I am still basically into the same projects: Fantasy Hordes of the Things and 15mm DBA. But I've also adopted 28mm DBA, as well as some very late 2009 projects including Spanish Civil War in 20mm and some 28mm Russian Civil war...

The wrap up for 2009, the above graph represents the last half of 2008 to present. The large drops are sales, the small, incremental drops are due to painting... What does 2010 have in store? More incremental drops followed by drastic rises? We'll see!

Overall, I have more miniatures than I did last year at this time! Despite my resolve not to purchase too many figures! My total at the moment is 908, and the percentage growth between last year at this time 9.7%, which translates to 80 miniatures. 80 new miniatures! Oh well, maybe this year I will shrink the unpainted backlog!

Unpainted Figures
ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings316
15mmAncients133
28mmModern82
28mmFantasy68
15mmMedieval52
28mmStarship Troopers52
15mmDark Ages35
28mmDark Ages25
20mmModern24
28mmObjects20
28mmWarhammer19
1/300mmModern19
28mmWarhammer 40,00019
28mmAncients18
28mmNecromunda9
28mmAnimals8
28mmPaintball7
28mmMedieval2
Total908

 
 
Ups, downs, all arounds...  
December 29th, 2009

I sold off about 70 lead vikings from Old Glory. To be honest, I never really liked the figures. They did paint up pretty well, and the poses were not completely terrible, but they never had the flavour that I wanted in my vikings. They were also lead, which is trouble for my orally-fixated children ;) So, they're gone! To replace them I got a whole schwack of 20mm moderns: Spanish Civil War! It will be my first anarchist army, which I am looking forward to putting together! So, going into 2010 I have 923 unpainted figures, which is a 11.5% increase, which means that I have about 95 more figs than I did last year :) BAH!

At least I am below 1000? Oh, what happened in January 2009 anyway?

In the coming year, my plan is to stop buying miniatures... Oh yeah, everyone says that every year, I know! But still, I have been looking critically at consumerism lately. I realized that if one wants to 'hang out' with friends there are basically no choices outside of stores or shops of some sort. Everything I do is based around consuming, and I am tired of it! How many miniatures (and other crap for that matter) can I sit on and still live with myself? Probably a lot more than I currently have ;) But I don't want to find out! I have droves of figs waiting for paint and I want to get to them before I buy more... Of course, resolutions are made to be broken... until next year!

Unpainted Figures
ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings316
15mmAncients133
28mmModern82
28mmFantasy67
15mmMedieval52
28mmStarship Troopers52
15mmDark Ages35
28mmAncients34
28mmDark Ages25
20mmModern24
28mmObjects20
28mmWarhammer19
1/300mmModern19
28mmWarhammer 40,00019
28mmNecromunda9
28mmAnimals8
28mmPaintball7
28mmMedieval2
Total923

 
 
More and more unpainted figs...  
December 1st, 2009

So, as it happens, I came accross a pack of Corsairs from Lord of the Rings that had yet to be catalogued... That's 24 figs! I also picked up some Russian Partisans from Copplestone Castings for some Russian Civil War, and maybe even WWII action. Partisans are partisans, right? What's 25 years anyway ;) I painted quite a few figs as well... From November 10th I painted 28 figs, mostly 15mm. In any case, that brings me back up to 977, which brings my growth for the year back up to 18%. Oh well!

Unpainted Figures
ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings316
15mmAncients142
28mmDark Ages90
28mmModern82
28mmFantasy67
28mmStarship Troopers52
15mmMedieval52
28mmAncients38
15mmDark Ages35
28mmObjects20
28mmWarhammer19
28mmWarhammer 40,00019
1/300mmModern19
28mmNecromunda9
28mmAnimals8
28mmPaintball7
28mmMedieval2
Total977

 
 
More figures down, many more to go...  
November 10th, 2009

Well, I have continued to reduce the number of unpainted figures I have! It's great news, but I've realized that buying new stuff is part of the hobby... I mean, salivating over new figures, obsessing over new projects, and day dreaming about future armies is really a big part of it... So I wonder if I should start getting rid of stuff now, and accept that I will buy new stuff, or have an upper unpainted limit? Like say 500, so that I have to paint down to 400 before I can get more? Anyway, my current total is 961, which is 16.1% growth from the beginning of the year!

Unpainted Figures
ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings293
15mmAncients164
28mmDark Ages91
28mmFantasy67
28mmModern66
15mmMedieval52
28mmStarship Troopers52
28mmAncients38
15mmDark Ages35
28mmObjects20
28mmWarhammer19
28mmWarhammer 40,00019
1/300mmModern19
28mmNecromunda9
28mmAnimals8
28mmPaintball7
28mmMedieval2
Total961

 
 
The unpainted hordes dwindle!  
October 29th, 2009

Painted a whole schwack of figs, and haven't received anything since I got those Wargames Factory Romans... So, I realized something... I will never paint all of my figs... I mean, I might come back to the unpainted hordes eventually, here and there, like I have in the past, but how likely is it? So, I may go through the stuff I have and get rid of stuff that I won't paint, or that I could replace for a reasonable price in the distant future if I need to... Perhaps my 28mm Viking hordes, listed under 28mm Dark Ages in the table need to go... Along with their painted counterparts perhaps? We'll see :) Anyway, now I'm down to 983 unpainted figs!

Unpainted Figures
ScaleGaming GenreCount
28 mm Lord of the Rings 293
15 mm Ancients 164
28 mm Dark Ages 101
28 mm Fantasy 67
28 mm Modern 66
15 mm Medieval 52
28 mm Starship Troopers 52
28 mm Ancients 50
15 mm Dark Ages 35
28 mm Objects 20
28 mm Warhammer 19
28 mm Warhammer 40,000 19
1/300 Modern 19
28 mm Necromunda 9
28 mm Animals 8
28 mm Paintball 7
28 mm Medieval 2
Total983

 
 
The end is near? Not quite!  
October 13th, 2009

Well, I went over 1000 unpainted figures since the last update... It so happened that I recieved more great figs from Khurasan miniatures, an entire Kushan army in fact. I also recieved enough figs plus extras for a Marian Roman DBA army in 28mm from Wargames Factory. That pushed me up over 1000. I gave away some figs, painted like a madman (finished my DBA Anglo-Danish army), and managed to bring it back down (just) under 1000 to 998!

Notice how it is happily going down in early September before it shoots up in
what looks very much like exponential growth before it starts coming down again!

A good buddy recently helped me come to terms with my unpainted miniatures... Basically he described the Dead Sea effect: You use the good stuff and leave the not so good stuff. With the Dead Sea, the water evaporates, leaving the salt... and more and more salt... I explained that I like salt at least as much as I like water, and he said that wasn't the point :) Basically, I paint the stuff I want to paint and leave the rest behind... I will never paint it all. He's basically correct, but I have gone back to old stuff more than a few times, and been happy to have it. Of course, I don't need any more figs, so I am going to try to refrain from purchasing anything for the rest of the year... Let's see how that goes! For those interested, my unpainted miniatures have now seen an approximate 21% growth from the beginning of the year!

Unpainted Figures
ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings 293
15mmAncients 164
28mmDark Ages 101
28mmFantasy 74
28mmModern 66
28mmAncients 58
15mmMedieval 52
28mmStarship Troopers 52
15mmDark Ages 35
28mmObjects 20
28mmWarhammer 19
28mmWarhammer 40,000 19
1/300mmModern 19
28mmNecromunda 9
28mmAnimals 8
28mmPaintball 7
28mmMedieval 2
Total998

 
 
Some 15mm figs down, hundreds to go!  
September 16th, 2009

I painted up a handful of figs over the last few days! Good stuff, now I am only at 928 unpainted figs in total! Shouldn't be long now ;)

Unpainted Figures
ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings 293
28mmDark Ages 101
15mmAncients 84
15mmDark Ages 83
28mmFantasy 74
15mmMedieval 66
28mmModern 66
28mmStarship Troopers 52
28mmWarhammer 25
28mmObjects 20
1/300mmModern 19
28mmWarhammer 40,000 19
28mmNecromunda 9
28mmAnimals 8
28mmPaintball 7
28mmMedieval 2
Total928

 
 
More miniatures!  
September 10th, 2009

Well... I just got a big shipment from Khurasan (well, some I am only inventorying just now). Fantastic figs, but they have bumped my miniatures total up to 943.

The line looks a lot like a sine curve... at least before this update :)

This time some more Franks, specifically some Norman light horse and cavalry, and some Frank figures that will allow me to morph my 15mm Norman DBA army to a IV/7 early crusader and even a IV/4a fuedal French, which is very cool! My plan is to use the same stand of pilgrims/peasants as the 5Wb option of the crusaders and the 7Hd option of the fuedal French! So, how can I deal with having so many unpainted figures? Well, thanks to Tim's fantastic advice I might not die of worry of whether or not I will ever get out of this pool of miniatures that I am drowning in! Time to get to work!

Unpainted Figures
ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings 293
28mmDark Ages 101
15mmDark Ages 97
15mmAncients 84
28mmFantasy 74
28mmModern 66
15mmMedieval 66
28mmStarship Troopers 52
28mmWarhammer 25
28mmObjects 20
1/300mmModern 19
28mmWarhammer 40,000 19
28mmNecromunda 9
28mmAnimals 8
28mmPaintball 7
28mmMedieval 3
Total943

 
 
Persians complete!  
September 1st, 2009

I finally finished those damn Medieval Persians. In spite of that, I have a number of them left over thanks to the number of figures per pack... Not sure if I will ever paint them, but hey, what can you do? They may come in handy someday, right? My new total of unpainted figures is a mere 881! I'm almost done ;) But seriously, at least I am below 900 right?

So, for all those interested, between January 1, 2009 and today, eight months later, the percentage change in the number of unpainted figures I have is 2.9%. That is, the number of unpainted figures I have now are 2.9% higher than they were at the beginning of the year! Dammit! I am going to try to make that into a negative number by the end of December... I have some more figs coming though... Some Khurasan Franks and a whole Patrician Roman DBA army :) But I think that should be it for the rest of the year (I know, famous last words...).

Unpainted Figures
ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings 305
28mmDark Ages 101
15mmAncients 84
28mmFantasy 74
28mmModern 71
15mmMedieval 66
28mmStarship Troopers 52
28mmWarhammer 25
28mmObjects 20
1/300mmModern 19
28mmWarhammer 40,000 19
15mmDark Ages 16
28mmNecromunda 14
28mmAnimals 8
28mmPaintball 7
Total881

 
 
More Persians painted!  
August 24th, 2009

Still plugging away at those Medieval Persians. I painted another 15 of them... 15 figures in a single week! I am getting more and more bold I think :) Only 893 more figures to paint, and again I am below 900, although, likely not for long! Not to mention all those that need a re-paint ;)

Unpainted Figures
ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings 305
28mmDark Ages 101
15mmAncients 84
15mmMedieval 79
28mmFantasy 74
28mmModern 71
28mmStarship Troopers 52
28mmWarhammer 24
28mmObjects 20
1/300mmModern 19
28mmWarhammer 40,000 19
15mmDark Ages 16
28mmNecromunda 14
28mmAnimals 8
28mmPaintball 7
Total893

 
 
A small handful of figs...  
August 17th, 2009

Not much change really, but figured I would update anyway... I painted up 9 figures for my Medieval Persians. It's been a slow month so far :) Still, that's 9 less figures that I have left to paint!!

Unpainted Figures
ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings305
28mmDark Ages101
15mmMedieval94
15mmAncients84
28mmFantasy74
28mmModern71
28mmStarship Troopers52
28mmWarhammer24
28mmObjects20
1/300mmModern19
28mmWarhammer 40,00019
15mmDark Ages16
28mmNecromunda14
28mmAnimals8
28mmPaintball7
Total908

 
 
Already another update!  
August 3rd, 2009

I removed all of the 15mm Normans and Persians that I have painted recently, and the unpainted number is down to a more respectable 917. It's still a hell of a lot of figures, but oh well! It's fun! I am really excited to paint the 15mm armies that I have, including the Medieval Persians and the others that I have! Stay tuned!

It seems that I can't really get below the 800 mark. And, even though my mini purchases have been relatively small lately, they're still too much to allow me to get the unpainted number down. So, I might have to start selling off a whole schwack of stuff! But what to sell? I have plans for pretty much everything I have... Plans that likely will never make the light of day, but plans none-the-less! Oh well!

Unpainted Figures
ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings305
15mmMedieval103
28mmDark Ages101
15mmAncients84
28mmGeneric Fantasy74
28mmModern71
28mmStarship Troopers52
28mmWarhammer24
28mmObjects20
1/300thModern19
28mmWarhammer 40k19
15mmDark Ages16
28mmNecromunda14
28mmAnimals8
28mmPaintball7
Total917

 
 
More unpainted updates!  
August 3rd, 2009

All right. So, name me one mini-painting blog that hasn't done a complete about face at some point or another? That's right, I've decided to come back to this. It's fun to keep updated on what I have and what I have painted and not yet painted :) Well, at least it seems that way now :) I will post here as it pleases me, or not. Any updates to this will be reported on the main blog. So, this week I can report that I now have 956 unpainted figs, which is roughly 100 more than I had the last time I posted :) The problem is that I picked up about three DBA armies in 15mm recently. So many figs in any army... But really, nothing compared to three WAB or Warmaster ancients armies :)

Unpainted Figures
ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings305
15mmMedieval106
28mmDark Ages101
15mmAncients84
28mmGeneric Fantasy74
28mmModern71
15mmDark Ages52
28mmStarship Troopers52
28mmWarhammer24
28mmObjects20
1/300thModern19
28mmWarhammer 40k19
28mmNecromunda14
28mmAnimals8
28mmPaintball7
Total956

 
 
No more unpainted updates!  
July 30th, 2009

So, what happened to this part of the Website anyway? I had to abandon it... What started happening was that I quickly became obsessed with reducing my backlog, and so I started painting for that reason... Essentially it removed the intrinsic enjoyment of painting and replaced it with an extrinsic motivator based on reducing the backlog. I chose not to paint something I wanted to paint and to paint something that would reduce the backlog on more than a few occasions and started hating the whole process...

So, I dropped the count, and didn't even keep track of purchases and numbers of figs painted. So, sorry to all of you who have been watching this section with keen interest; it won't be updated any longer. I will keep it here for posterity though and as a reminder to myself (and everyone else?) that keeping track of these things might be counter-productive!

 
 
More and more new figs!  
January 26th, 2009

The total has gone up again, this time by six measely miniatures to 857. I picked up more Lord of the Rings figs! Why? Well, I have been playing that game again thanks to Tim in Saskatoon for hooking me up with another keen player! Also, GW is supposed to lose their Lord of the Rings license at the end of this year, so pick'em up while you can! Anyway, I hope to get back to painting unpainted figs again soon, as those pesky undead are almost done!

Unpainted Figures
ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings293
15mmAncients120
28mmDark Ages102
28mmGeneric Fantasy75
28mmModern53
28mmStarship Troopers52
28mmWarhammer36
28mmNecromunda22
28mmObjects20
1/300thModern19
28mmWarhammer 40k19
15mmDark Ages17
15mmMedieval14
28mmAnimals8
28mmPaintball7
Total857

 
 
All that work and it's undone by three shipments!  
January 13st, 2009

I have to accept the blame. 851 miniatures! My recent Hordes of the Things undead army somehow inspired me to buy more Warhammer Fantasy figures! This time 24 Bretonnian figs from the 4th (?) edition starter set that pitted the Bretonnians against the Lizardmen. Oh well, they are spiffy medi-eval looking figs :) The other stuff that added to the number was the Xyston Aitolians and Late Persians that recently arrived. I ordered them in August, so it shouldn't have surprised me :) Oh well... All that hard work over the last six months has been *almost* completely undone! But I vow never to break 900 again....

That being said... Games Workshop loses their Lord of the Rings license in 2010, which means that I have to finish off collecting the figs I really, really want from them before they disappear! Corsairs, Corsair Captain (Pete himself), Morannon Orcs, and Rangers of Middle-earth... I also want some various characters, like Madril and whatnot... Not sure if I will ever get these, especially if I don't get back into playing Lord of the Rings again!

Unpainted Figures
ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings291
15mmAncients120
28mmDark Ages102
28mmGeneric Fantasy75
28mmStarship Troopers52
28mmModern49
28mmWarhammer36
28mmNecromunda22
28mmObjects20
1/300thModern19
28mmWarhammer 40k19
15mmDark Ages17
15mmMedieval14
28mmAnimals8
28mmPaintball7
Total851

 
 
Much change... and a new 15mm army!  
November 1st, 2008

It's been a crazy month for miniatures for me this past month... I ended up doing a giant trade for tonnes of Necromunda and Starship troopers figs, in return I handed over droves of fantasy figs! I also painted up US VietNam figs and some of those Scots-Irish. I would have been way down for figs, but then I picked up some figs this past weekend! Why? So, another 37 15mm ancients, Skythians this time. Oh well... So, that puts me at a total of 752 unpainted figs.

Also, I put together this fancy-schmancy trending graph for my unpainted figs! All of the little changes (the close together dots) are drops due to painting. The big drops are drops due to selling. At the moment, I can't seem to get too far away from 750 figs. My average for the period there is 800 figs, with a max of 904 and a min of 723. The percentage change for the period is -12%, meaning that I have gone down in unpainted minis by 12% in the last four (ish) months. Not too bad, but I am going to have to start setting goals for myself that will help me reduce this number :)

Unpainted Figures
ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings293
28mmDark Ages102
28mmGeneric Fantasy76
15mmAncients54
28mmStarship Troopers52
28mmModern49
28mmNecromunda22
28mmObjects20
1/300thModern19
28mmWarhammer 40k19
15mmDark Ages17
15mmMedieval14
28mmAnimals8
28mmPaintball7
Total752

 
 
Scots-Irish horde!  
September 30th, 2008

Well, with the Samurai done, I had no 15mm DBA army left unpainted! It lasted more than a few days, until my latest DBA army showed up! Blamo, and extra 38 figs unpainted! It's a Scots-Irish army from Essex, and I am already starting on that one!@ I also painted four Viet Nam era US figs, and a helicopter! That gives me a total of 757 unpainted miniatures! Will it ever end?

Unpainted Figures
ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings293
28mmGeneric Fantasy117
28mmDark Ages102
28mmModern55
15mmAncients38
28mmStarship Troopers28
28mmObjects20
28mmWarhammer 40k19
1/300thModern19
28mmNecromunda18
15mmDark Ages17
15mmMedieval14
28mmAnimals8
28mmPaintball7
28mmWarhammer2
Total757

 
 
Samruai are finished! Well, the army anyway.  
September 15th, 2008

With the finishing of my Samurai, I am now down to 723 figs unpainted! Not bad... Unfortunately, I ordered a few more 15mm armies! Nooo! Well, I had none left unpainted! Believe it or not, all the 15mm figs I had left were stragglers! But that will soon change I think :) Stay tuned, soon I will post a time graph of my unpainted miniaturs!

Unpainted Figures
ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings293
28mmGeneric Fantasy117
28mmDark Ages102
28mmModern59
28mmStarship Troopers28
28mmObjects20
28mmWarhammer 40k19
1/300thModern19
28mmNecromunda18
15mmDark Ages17
15mmMedieval14
28mmAnimals8
28mmPaintball7
28mmWarhammer2
Total723

 
 
Painted some Samurai, sold some figs!  
September 2nd, 2008

It's been a while since i updated this! Figured it was about time! Well, I sold off my Feudal Spanish army from Museum Miniatures. To be honest, I wasn't all that happy with it. The figs were nice, but the variation wasn't all that good! The range has variation, but my DBA army pack didn't! Not sure why... Anyway, aside from that I've painted a handful (or four) of Samurai (Mideval 15mm) figs. Now I am down to only 753 figs!

Unpainted Figures
ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings293
28mmGeneric Fantasy117
28mmDark Ages102
28mmModern59
15mmMedieval44
28mmStarship Troopers28
28mmObjects20
28mmWarhammer 40k19
1/300thModern19
28mmNecromunda18
15mmDark Ages17
28mmAnimals8
28mmPaintball7
28mmWarhammer2
Total753

 
 
And the Reaper fig is painted!  
August 13th, 2008

Six more Dark Age Russians, and I painted that one Reaper fig! Wooo! At least I painted it right away, as opposed to putting it away and forgetting about it for three years... Anyway, I am now down to a record low of 811!

Unpainted Figures
ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings293
28mmGeneric Fantasy117
28mmDark Ages102
15mmMedieval62
28mmModern58
15mmDark Ages58
28mmStarship Troopers28
28mmObjects20
1/300thModern19
28mmWarhammer 40k19
28mmNecromunda18
28mmAnimals8
28mmPaintball7
28mmWarhammer2
Total811

 
 
Reaper kills me!  
August 7th, 2008

Egads! I bought another fig! This one is a single 28mm reaper fantasy fig. I should have it painted by next Thursday, since I bought it for a D&D session that is happening then :) I never used to be all that keen on Reaper figs (I think it has to do with Sandra Gerrity's older stuff), but now they are one of my favourite manufacturers! If only they weren't so damn big! Anyway, new total is 818.

Unpainted Figures
ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings293
28mmGeneric Fantasy118
28mmDark Ages102
15mmDark Ages64
15mmMedieval62
28mmModern58
28mmStarship Troopers28
28mmObjects20
1/300thModern19
28mmWarhammer 40k19
28mmNecromunda18
28mmAnimals8
28mmPaintball7
28mmWarhammer2
Total818

 
 
More 15mm figures get some paint!  
August 4th, 2008

Six more 15mm figs down (those Early Russians, check today's news), only 126 more to go! That leaves me with a total of 817 figs to paint yet!

Unpainted Figures
ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings293
28mmGeneric Fantasy117
28mmDark Ages102
15mmDark Ages64
15mmMedieval62
28mmModern58
28mmStarship Troopers28
28mmObjects20
1/300thModern19
28mmWarhammer 40k19
28mmNecromunda18
28mmAnimals8
28mmPaintball7
28mmWarhammer2
Total817

 
 
Six more vikings painted! Hundreds left...  
July 29th, 2008

Painted up those six 28mm vikings! Wooo! whole six vikings removed from the list, brings me down to 823 unpainted miniatures! Wooo!

Unpainted Figures
ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings293
28mmGeneric Fantasy117
28mmDark Ages102
15mmDark Ages70
15mmMedieval62
28mmModern58
28mmStarship Troopers28
28mmObjects20
1/300thModern19
28mmWarhammer 40k19
28mmNecromunda18
28mmAnimals8
28mmPaintball7
28mmWarhammer2
Total823

 
 
Sold! To the man in the buttoned shirt!  
July 24th, 2008

I realized that I could build an entire second DBA army from my Samurai after a buddy asked me to check it out for him! When I found out it did, blamo, he bought them and now I am lighter by over 50 15mm samurai! Only 829 figs to go!

Unpainted Figures
ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings293
28mmGeneric Fantasy117
28mmDark Ages108
15mmDark Ages70
15mmMedieval62
28mmModern58
28mmStarship Troopers28
28mmObjects20
1/300thModern19
28mmWarhammer 40k19
28mmNecromunda18
28mmAnimals8
28mmPaintball7
28mmWarhammer2
Total829

 
 
More 15s and 28s get painted!  
July 17th, 2008

I finished eight 15mm figs for the Russian DBA army I'm working on, as well as that female bard for D&D that I finished on Monday. That brings me down to a whopping 883! Not too bad :)

Unpainted Figures
ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings293
28mmGeneric Fantasy117
15mmMedieval116
28mmDark Ages108
15mmDark Ages70
28mmModern58
28mmStarship Troopers28
28mmObjects20
1/300thModern19
28mmWarhammer 40k19
28mmNecromunda18
28mmAnimals8
28mmPaintball7
28mmWarhammer2
Total883

 
 
Seven 15mm figs down! Only 82 more to go!  
July 11th, 2008

Forgot to update this yesterday with the painting of the latest figs. Four more 15mm Russians down, and a fantasy character. Wooo! This along with those seven 15mm Russians and the other D&D fig from the previous update, and I am down to only 892 :)

ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings293
28mmGeneric Fantasy118
15mmMedieval116
28mmDark Ages108
15mmDark Ages78
28mmModern58
28mmStarship Troopers28
28mmObjects20
28mmWarhammer 40k19
1/300thModern19
28mmNecromunda18
28mmAnimals8
28mmPaintball7
28mmWarhammer2
Total892


 
 
More samurai types!  
July 3rd, 2008

Hai-ya!

So, my rule for the last year has been that I wouldn't buy miniatures in a scale or genre that I already have unpainted miniatures in... Well, the last month I have broken that rule shamelessly! I picked up another pack of samurai related 15mm figs for my future post-mongol samurai DBA army... There is a plan for a local gaming conference to have a 'samurai night fever' tournament... What can I say? I got caught up in the flurry of activity around it! Anyway, those packs have 50 figs in them! I also painted a single fantasy character! The updated table is below!

ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings293
28mmGeneric Fantasy119
15mmMedieval116
28mmDark Ages108
15mmDark Ages89
28mmModern58
28mmStarship Troopers28
28mmObjects20
28mmWarhammer 40k19
1/300thModern19
28mmNecromunda18
28mmAnimals8
28mmPaintball7
28mmWarhammer2
Total904


 
 
A count of all my unpainted figs!  
July 2nd, 2008

After digging up all of the unpainted figs I could find in my house and counting them I decided to put this little section of the site together. Since this is basically a blog about my miniature hobby, I figured I might as well include it! So, in total I have 855 unpainted figs. Mostly they are from GW's Lord of the Rings line... I blame those cheap plastic box sets! But also there are a lot of 28mm dark age vikings too :) Anyway, I will keep this updated as I purchase more and hopefully paint the backlog... So, check out the details below!

ScaleGaming GenreCount
28mmLord of the Rings293
28mmGeneric Fantasy120
28mmDark Ages108
15mmDark Ages89
15mmMedieval66
28mmModern58
28mm Starship Troopers 28
28mm Objects 20
28mm Warhammer 40k 19
1/300th Modern 19
28mm Necromunda 18
28mm Animals 8
28mm Paintball 7
28mm Warhammer 2
Total 855