Earlier this year I decided to be a late backer on a kickstarter for a metric shiz-ton of minis, but I still had a ton of unpainted minis. I decided that I was going to try to paint all
my remaining unpainted minis before the KS was due to be fulfilled this month (no sign of fulfillment yet, shocker!
). I did not want to get 200+ more minis while still having 200+ unpainted ones. Soon after my wife and I discovered our efforts to have a child had come to fruition and the kiddo (born just a week and a half ago) was also due in September. Suddenly, getting all these minis painted before September seemed all the more crucial. I started keeping track of which ones I painted and how many, and the date of completion.
Here is the data round up so far:
While I was very proud of myself for successfully painting every single one of my old minis (unpainted minis in my collection starting in the mid-90s and going through the early 00s), there were still some substantial number left of minis I purchased post-2019 when I started running a 5E game. I ended up painting all those too. All that remained were a bunch from the Minis i in a Box subscription service. . . so I started painting some of those very specific and wonderful minis (though less generally useful), when a friend who was moving offered me what we left of his Reaper Bones IV KS fulfillment (another several dozen minis) for $40 + split the shipping. How could I say no? So I put the remaining subscription service minis aside and started in on some of those
Of course, now that the baby is here I am not sure when I will get back to painting (heck, even playing is going to be delayed) but I feel I basically accomplished what I set out to do.
The numbers in June are low because we went on vacation and
I spent most of that month making dungeon tiles and other terrain. I can share the list of what I painted, but it is long
. . .obvi.