Friday, 31 December 2010

The End...

...of the year is usually a time of reflection and maybe a bit of forward thinking or planning. Sometimes it is a time of making resolutions...

...but enough of all that!

I have heard it said that 'failing to plan is planning to fail' but my retort is 'no plan survives contact with the enemy'...

So instead of making plans, lets just throw a few ideas out there with wishes instead of plans...that way, if I don't manage to achieve some of them, I won't feel guilty!

2010 has been quite a year for me. A change of job, a change of shift pattern, a visit to Kenya, a failed sculpting commission and many other exciting things (not all of them good things) but I have managed to achieve a lot of hobby stuff. At the start of the year I converted my first tunnel fighters and now I nearly have a full army of them:

Link to Tunnel Fighter units.

Amongst those, I have painted my Tyranids, some Halo Grymn and many other individuals...quite a haul considering the time I have been out of the country and working odd shifts. To finish off the completed miniatures list, I can add my latest Tunnel Fighter:

Click the Pic!

Click the Pic!

I reckon this OGrymn will be joined by a few standard Grymn with mini-guns to make one very effective anti-infantry unit!

So what have I got in mind for 2011 then?

I'm hoping to finish off the last of the Tunnel Fighter squads, the Votoms mechs that join them and then make a start on some transport vehicles (APCs then maybe some mech transporters/repair vehicles).

I'd like to build a decent sized drop-ship and maybe even a proper giant could say it would be a titan build ;).

I have some Void VASA stuff that I want to get painted up and I also want to make a start on my Urban Grymn; especially because I am keen to get some of the new Grymn that are on their way and they will fit in perfectly with my Urban Army plans...

...then of course, there are the Grymn fighter aircraft that I have got the components for...and any new miniatures that spring up during the year.

I also want to get my sculpting MOJO back...I have been out of the sculpting game for a while now and I have lost a lot of my finesse with the old sculpting tools so I really would like to get practising again. The only thing is, I can't force the issue otherwise I'll end up not being able to sculpt a thing!

In the real world, I have a couple of trips to Kenya to deal with (along with various courses) and I am planning on helping out the guys and gals at the HF stand at Salute again this year. My poor neglected motorcycle needs to get back on the road and I seriously need to do a lot of consolidating where my 'stuff' is concerned...I fear a few trips to the charity shop coming up!

Being happy and enjoying my family goes without saying ;).

So there you have it. A host of rambling with a lot of stuff in amongst it. The good thing is that I can look back on the blog and see how well I did when New Year's Eve arrives at the end of 2011.

I'm not sure whether there will be an update on Sunday as I fear I may be rather busy over the next day or so. It only remains for me to say thank you to all of you reading my blog. I am always humbled to find that people enjoy some of the stuff I do and it spurs me on to keep things fresh.

Oh...I almost forgot...

Have a very Happy New Year's celebration but remember to go mad, have a wild time but stay safe!

See you through the booze-fuelled blur and the wonderful array of fireworks!


inrepose said...

Really looking good. I like the almost "Rocket Era" pulp look to his leather and metal work. Brilliant stuff!

Inso said...

Cheers :).

The Tunnel Fighters were always going to be painted in a pulp sort of style...not only simple but more earthy.

They always had the look of deep-sea divers to me.