It’s that time of the year again where I pledge my 2015 hobby goals and recap what I actually achieved during 2014. Read on to see what I have planned and what I managed to get done.
2015 Hobby Resolutions
During 2015 I want to finish my Black Legion force by painting 10 Cultists and an Aspiring Champion. I also want to finish the Dark Vengeance Set by painting the Dark Angel Contingent. I’m really enjoying Deathstorm at the time of writing this so it would be awesome to finish the contents of that boxed game. Naturally I want to build and paint Smaug. Dare I mention Storm Claw and the Eldar Ghost Warriors box set? OK then, I want to paint them as well.
2014 Resolution Recap
Last years resolution was a mixed bag. I didn’t finish the last of my Necrons, instead I sold them to draw a line under that project. I did finish my Heldrake but not all the cultists. I did continue my 2nd Company Ultramarines by completing the 2nd edition box set but didn’t paint any units from the Ultramarine Megaforce. I didn’t even open the Ghost Warriors Megaforce. But I was right about painting new Tyranid and Hobbit models!
So what did I paint?
Hunter Orcs on Wargs
Leviathan Tyranid Tutorial
Kraken Tyranid Tutorial
Behemoth Tyranid Tutorial
Mounted Azog and Azog on foot
Mounted Fimbul and Fimbul on foot
10 Mirkwood Rangers
An Ultramarine Tactical Squad from the 2nd Edition boxset
A Tyranid Haruspex
7 Goff Orks
Black Legion Chaos Daemon Prince
Black Legion Chaos Heldrake
2nd Edition Ork Dreadnought
Tutorial on how to paint Ogres
Black Legion Chaos Space Marine Rhino
5 Chaos Cultist
Hawkshroud Imperial Knight
12 Hunter Orcs
Khârn the Betrayer
6 Mirkwood Spiders
Deathwing Terminator Tutorial
Space Hulk Blood Angel Tutorial
Space Hulk Genestealer Tutorial
Armies on Parade Board for my existing Orc army
Beorn in Bear form
Beorn in man form
Rebased an old Trygon
9 Space Hulk Genestealers
Spawn of Cryptus, Tyranid Broodlord
Captain Karlaen, 1st Company Terminator Captain.
Carnifex with two pairs of Devourers with Brainleech worms.
You can read 2013’s recap here. You can read 2012’s recap post here and the 2012’s resolution can be read here.
2014 has been a great year for me. It started off well with a few trips to Warhammer World to play through the Hobbit scenarios with Dan and Cat, which then turned into two White Dwarf Weekly articles and an Army of the Month feature in Warhammer Visions. I also went to the Warhammer 40,000 open day which was excellent. Going to Warhammer Fest with Stahly was a particular favourite. Picking up a finalist award each was only overshadowed by Phil Kelly asking us which one of you is Stahly. Amazing. I also entered Armies on Parade for the first time and picked up the gold award. Finally, my Imperial Knight was reader’s model of the week in White Dwarf weekly.
2014 is going to be a tough year to beat. Watch this space.
A fantastic year fuelled with flaunty painting from you Garfy! Congrats on the Gold Award for AoP, that is truly amazing. May I ask how long the Imperial Knight took to paint and also how you painted it (airbursh or not)? Cannot wait for 2015! Hope you and the TofP crew have a good new year!
I started the Knight as soon as it came out but quickly stopped the project to work on more important things. I think it might have been just under three weeks in total.
Here's a guide on how I painted it. Hope it helps.
Excellent Garfy, I must of been away when this was posted. I'd chosen Hawkshroud too, will contrast nicely with my grey Relictors. Maybe I should make a resolution to finish the Knight this year! And to use the airbrush I've had for a while now and not yet used…
That sounds like a terrific year, nice work.
Thankyou Garfy and all T.O.P. crew members for condividing with us, all that inspirations and some of yours "productive power"…"in bocca al lupo" (good luck) to ALL for a 2015 full of TIME and PASSION to spend in this hobby!!!
A very productive year both in the painting and purchasing departments.
Also your link to last years recap has the wrong domain name.
Thanks for pointing that out mate. I've fixed it.
Good lord, you just pour em out, don't you?! That's a pretty amazing number of finely painted models. I don't think my wallet could keep up if I painted as fast as you.
Thanks man. I don't know why, but in my head I don't feel productive. I always feel like the to-do list is getting away from me.
I'm trying to be more focussed and stop flittering between projects. I'm determined to finish Deathstorm before I start something else.
I've got four of those same box sets that I need to finish in 2015: Deathstorm, Stormclaw, Eldar Ghost Warriors, and Dark Vengeance. Looking back through your "resolution" posts it's inspiring to see how much a person can accomplish when they put their mind to it. Would you care if I adopted a similar post in my own blog? It's been neglected lately, and I need some motivation! Thanks for all the hard work, and look forward to seeing what 2015 brings.
Also, do you have a tutorial on how you and your group at ToP take and upload photos of your miniatures? I have a photo booth and lights, but the photos never seem to come out as good as I would like.
Happy New Year
You continue to be an inspiration Garfy, your posts are one of the first things I head for in my RSS feed. Happy New Year!
Firstly, happy 2015! You have done a great deal of quality painting in 2014. My personal faves were your Black Legion (with Herpus Derpus) with the not-so-much-battle-reports, Tyranids (of course) and ALL your tutorials. I can honestly say that searching the interwebs for ideas brought me to T.O.P. and resurfaced my passion for the hobby. For the past 3 months I've been catching up on all the posts from the beginning and have totally enjoyed the ride so far! Thank You!
Two things before I go. I would like to see the Epic box set done soon (maybe 2015?) and a reference shot of you maybe next to your Tower of Power that is your first photo of this blog. I wouldn't call it a Tower of Shame because it's way too awesome and there really isn't anything to be ashamed about, only envious! 😉
The best to you and yours, may this be an Epic year for T.O.P!
P.S. That is an Epic stack of boxes you got there!
crazy prolific. Think I might have managed a third as much.
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What a collection of finely painted minis! I envy your speed and diligence and wish I had half the productivity you had. All I showcased was a Black Legion Heldrake and a Grey Knights Dreadknight in comparison…