First I wanted to get a more concrete understanding of what the mountain is made of. I know I have a LOT of unpainted minis… but really, how many? And for what different games? Yes, it’s entirely possible to chip away at a mountain without knowing how big it is or what sort of rocks it’s made of, but I wanted to be able to quantify that. Putting numbers to the mountain makes it real, and in some ways less intimidating.
Second, I want a plan, and it’s easier to make a plan if you know what you’re dealing with. For example in October I’m going to work on Undead. December will be Elves. Knowing what undead and elves I actually have makes planning that out easier.
I have only completed an initial survey of my minis at this point, as a lot of the time I spent organizing rather than cataloging the various lose minis I had stashed in various cases. One thing I did note is that I have a number of minis that I’d consider about 75% done. A wash and some detail work would wrap them right up. Also, I have a lot of minis that need to be based in some way, shape, or form!
Let’s get down to brass tacks and look at some real numbers.
From the Bones Kickstarter, which came with 259 minis, I have painted a total of 88 or about 38%, leaving me with 171 unpainted minis. This unpainted pile includes minis as small as the familiars, and as large as Kaladrax.
If you’re interested, I've linked the spreadsheet here, which I will continue to update.
The next set of minis I looked at was my extensive Lord of the Rings collection. After my 40K berzerker army, this is my most painted set of minis, but even then I still have a lot left to paint. I don’t have a total number of minis both painted and not yet, but I have counted and have 146 left to paint that are assembled and primed and have a spot in one of my LotR themed mini cases. This doesn't include any of the minis that are in the storage cabinet…
If you’re interested in the breakdown, it’s the 3rd tab on the spreadsheet linked above.
And that’s as far as I've gotten quantifying my minis. There’s still a lot more to go, but that can wait for next week! Onto this week’s progress!
I spent most of this week’s hobby time working on Halbarand the Cleric. I’m pretty pleased with the way he’s come out. Getting blind hair to look right isn't easy… You’ll notice he’s painted up in Halloween colors, as he’s going to the be my Halloween Knight that will defend us all from the horde of undead that will crawl from their graves starting next week…
Next week the dead walk.... Skeletons, Zombies, Ghouls, a Mummy and something to lead them all! Ghost King? Skeletal Champion? Mummy Lord? We’ll see…