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Monday, January 2, 2012

A New Year, a new set of Resolutions

My WIP Vindicator for my 4th Resolution

With a New Year beginning, like many other bloggers that I follow (Mark at Project Circle and Lenny from Tales from the Lennycave), I wanted to make a couple of resolutions that will shape my hobby development over the coming year.  After reading articles from both afore mentioned sites, I’ve developed a list of resolutions that contain restrictions of my own devising as well as some blatantly nicked from both Mark and Lenny.  

  1. For each miniature I purchase for a Tabletop Wargame, I will paint 2 minis that I already have.  Like both Mark and Lenny, I'm hoping this will curb my impulsive spending as well had encourage me to paint  the minis I already possess.  The hard part will be when I run out of half-painted miniatures to work on and have to actually start from scratch again...
  2. All miniatures purchased between the 1st of January 2012 and 31st of October 2012 will be fully painted by the end of 2012.
  3. Paint at least one piece of terrain each month.  For multi-part structures, each component will count as a separate piece of terrain.  
  4. Include a picture of whatever WIP project that is currently sitting on my painting bench with each blog article I post.  This item will then be completed within a month of the picture being taken.
With my resolutions decided upon, the only thing left to do is to make good on the 4th one.  As can be seen above, I've included a picture of my latest WIP project - a Vindicator Tank for my Salamander Space Marines.  While the majority of the miniature was painted previously for the last 40k tournament that was held by the Kingaroy Wargamers, I never got around to finishing the gunner that sits in the top cupola.  Thus far I've managed to paint the Marine's armour and complete the first sides of each of the tank hatches that will be providing him with a bit of protection from flanking fire.  While I've schedules a month to get him completed, I'm hoping that it will take much less time than that.  

Catch you all later



  1. Mate, good to see some progress ;) keep it up.

  2. Love the green on the tank, and the resolutions! Best of luck with them...

  3. Always good to see more painting being done. Best of luck with your resolutions, even if I never manage to quite keep mine I find it's handy to keep a target in mind.

    Vindicator looks great as well.