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FusilierDan02 Apr 2021 5:59 p.m. PST

First quarter has passed. I'm getting outside more which cuts into painting time but hopefully lets me continue painting for longer. Added 20 more figures for the 28mm ACW project. I should have all I need for this but imagine I'll pick up a box of Zouaves because well, Zouaves. I finished a few random figures that had been sitting on the work bench for a year or so.

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bought 20 28mm ACW
painted 31, LoA English 28mm 12, AWI Highlanders 28mm 15, Vietnam 28mm 1 Huey, Random 28mm 3.

bought 160
painted 134
net -26

whitphoto Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2021 6:20 p.m. PST

Well February was a wash for me, but I got back to the workbench for March!

I painted 100 more modern British for AK47, 48 15mm GZG NSL troops and a fist full each of WWII German Arty crew, 25mm GZG NAC troops, and Starship Troopers as well as some 28mm mech sized 'tank traps'

Painted a total of 220 figures.

Unfortunately I also got sucked into this Turnip28 thing (grim dark Napoleonic) which spurred a buying spree!
I bought 177 figures, about 120 of those for Turnip28. Some of those are going to be chopped up for conversions so I'm not sure how I'll count that.

214 + 220 = 434 painted YTD
106 + 177 purchased = 283 YTD
+151 for the year!

I have about 15 Turnip28 guys ready for paint and another 9 WWII Arty crew (which will finish them up so I can stop seeing them every time I open that box…) so April looks like it'll be a good month too!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2021 6:59 p.m. PST

I've been in a slump all month.

KSmyth02 Apr 2021 7:40 p.m. PST

A good month for painting and advancing the cause.

21 figures Gringo 40's 28mm USMC and Viet Cong.
18 28mm printed Hue buildings.

13 Gringo 40's Marines
6 Gringo 40's Viet Cong
5 Gringo 40's NVA
47 RSM 28 mm Spanish fusiliers for Rebels and Patriots
12 Old Glory 28mm Woodland Indians for Rebels and Patirots
5 1/1250 ships for the Spanish American War
1 28mm Hue building

Bought 39
Painted 89
Net +50
YTD +57

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2021 8:59 p.m. PST

Due to an unfortunate combination of events, this is my first month this year where I bought more than I painted. I'd like to blame this on working on my income taxes, but that's only part of the problem.
Anyway, I bought 12 cavalry and one foot figure, so 13 humans and 12 horses, all 28 mm. To set against this, I painted eight figures.
I really think I'd like to do Mycenaean Greeks. I enjoy the Iliad and the Odyssey. It's an interesting period to read about. I bought an army and only painted two or three of them, so I sold them off. Then, I bought another army, and this was supposed to be their month. Got two of them done. I'm wondering if maybe Mycenaeans and me just don't mix.


Timbo W03 Apr 2021 3:28 a.m. PST

March was up and down for me, but made good progress on the basing backlog. I'm still on the 1/72 Napoleonics.

Bought = 0

Painted = 0 (well quite a lot of 'touching up' figures, but that doesn't count)

Based = +248
80 Russian infantry, Chernigov & Murom Rgts
1 Portuguese brigadier
68 Portuguese infantry, 17th 2nd Elvas, 18th 2nd Oporto & 19th Cascaes Rgts
16 Portuguese 6th Cacadores, Oporto
Portuguese artillery, 2 guns, 6 crew
Spanish brigadier
48 Spanish infantry Zamora Rgt
10 Spanish Lt Inf Volontarios de Catalonia
10 Guerillas
Spanish battery, 2 guns, 4 crew

I sold 57 unpainted figs on ebay, odds and ends that I'd picked up somewhere but didn't fit into any of my armies. Also some painted, but that doesn't count.

Got the AZ jab and snoozed for 3 days – most people get mild flu symptoms, but I just fell asleep :-)

Then in an outbreak of Sheldon Cooper-ism prompted by installing a new printer I had 'fun with flags' and re-flagged my Russian Napoleonics. Most were originally done in the 80s by trying to puzzle out the flags info in PPH Heath's book, but now TMP led me to the proper info and images online so I could do them properly at last!

The Newline order arrived (they are 3-4 weeks delayed at the mo), so in April I'm planning to finish off a few more flags (Austrians & Portuguese), then paint some British odds & ends and face the dreaded Tartan! Should I survive, I'll base them up and it'll be time to start on the French.

Bought= 0
Painted= 0
Based= +248
Sold= +57
Total= +305

YTD = 305+247 = +552

ecaminis Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2021 6:25 a.m. PST

Slow painting this month. But didn't buy much.
Painted= 225
so net -176

for year net=-360

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2021 6:35 a.m. PST

It was a very productive month offset by taking advantage of a Old Glory 15s sale to fill in the ranks of my MAW Mexican army. So here are the numbers,

200 15mm Mexican War figures
51 28mm Ancient Germans (picked these up to pair with some Romans I got in a Warlord mystery box. Hopefully Saga covers this era soon)
3 Wargods of Aegytus figs
Total 254

15 15mm MAW Infantry
42 15mm MAW Cavalry
64 15mm ECW Foot
64 15mm Prussian Landwehr
44 20mm WW2 Germans
10 28mm Renaissance Skelton Pikemen
1 28mm Mounted Skeleton General
1 28mm Byzantine Emperor
4 28mm Africans for Blood and Plunder
5 28mm Caribes for Blood and Plunder
6 28mm Misc Samurai
2 28mm Clan War Creatures
Total 258

Bought – -254
Painted – 258
YTD – 125
New YTD +129

Great progress painting not so great on the mountain. April should be similar I bought a large group of SYW Saxons to finish that army. and i already have 22 figures painted this month.

DOUGKL07 Apr 2021 4:14 p.m. PST

Poor month. Household projects dominated, both mine and for my children who both bought homes. Hoping April is better.
1 British WWII cruiser
3 German WWII cruisers
5 German WWII destroyers
5 Italian WWII destroyers

Monthly total 14
Prior YTD 107
Bought 0
New YTD 121

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