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Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2021 6:32 p.m. PST

In July, I painted up 16 humans and a big ol' bear.

To offset this, I bought zip, zilch, zero.

This was not for lack of trying. Right now, I have three outstanding orders, the first placed around June 27. My understanding is that all three orders are now in transit, all will arrive in the next two weeks, and my count for August will be just dreadful, especially since I plan to be out of the house quite a bit, and not getting much painted.

So, my total of painted figures for the year is now up to 134 and I've only bought 95.

Between several years of painting more than I purchase and selling off significant numbers of figures, I am starting to think that perhaps I could count the individual figures in my lead pile without getting so depressed that I spend the rest of the day lying on the floor and staring at the ceiling.


GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2021 7:13 p.m. PST

Congrats on your efforts!

bandit86 Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2021 9:41 p.m. PST

In July I painted 2 figures and 2 bridges and I got in the mail Bones V with 2 pirate ships and a tone of stuff. I also got 2 boxes of stuff from miniature market…I am doomed

Timbo W02 Aug 2021 1:48 a.m. PST

Zero, zero.. Again….

I have managed to do the white straps on my Brits but not the extra fiddly white piping yet. Mostly been too hot, too busy or too away.

Still +552

FusilierDan02 Aug 2021 4:25 a.m. PST

Last months link, TMP link

While not my biggest output for the year I did get a few figures painted. I also bought figures for the first time in months.

bought 36, Empress VC and civilian 28mms
painted 12, Warring States Cavalry 28mm 4, Viet Cong and civilians 28mm 18.

bought 196
painted 274
net +78

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2021 7:44 a.m. PST

Well, I actually started painting some figures within several days of getting them…

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2021 11:14 a.m. PST

79thPA, I find I've been doing something along that line. Painting the new stuff I get, and ignoring the things I've had sitting around for years.

This results in it becoming obvious, even to me, that I will never get to some of these things in my lifetime, so I sell them off and buy something new with the money.


ecaminis Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2021 11:17 a.m. PST

Bad month buying. Made my yearly old Glory order and found some good ebay deals..Painted a few(busing painting for others to pay for my purchases).

monthly total=1033


Got to get painting on purchases

FusilierDan02 Aug 2021 4:54 p.m. PST

79thPA, Grelber, I think that priming and painting the newest figures is a great way to keep motivated and get them done. I did this with my Vietnam project and so far most everything I bought prior to this July is done. (the PBR needs assembly) Of the 140 ACW figures bought in January all are primed and 80 have been painted. I got tired of painting blue and grey so moved to another project but still I'm well into the ACW.

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2021 6:20 p.m. PST

Not a bad month staying well into the positive to start off the second half of the year.

40 28mm Persians

51 15mm SYW Artillerists and guns
320 15mm WSS

Bought 40
Painted 371
Net – +331
Amount foward +39
Year to Date – +370

Starting to look good finally….

DOUGKL04 Aug 2021 3:10 p.m. PST

Decent June but lousy July.

Bought 0

Painted 12 Saxon Archers. The good thing is all of the archers for my army are done. Now on to the spearmen.

Prior YTD 199 + 12= 211 YTD.

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