A short update

I’ve just logged into Blogger for the first time in a few weeks to see what’s happening, and realised how long it’s been since I posted.

The 6MMRPC is over for me as this week marks the sixth month. While I spent most of it not painting, the time I did spend painting was very very productive, so I’d like to thank Chris and Dave for setting it all up. And for DaveB for setting up the 6MMRPC site tracking our progress. I hope I gave the correct credit where it’s due. Apologies if I got it wrong, let me know in the comments and I’ll update the links.

I’d also like to congratulate all the participants for joining in and doing so well. It was really good to see everyone’s work, and the challenge was just the motivation we all needed, regardless of how far each person got individually.

While the reduction of my own mountain was more like a molehill, it’s one more molehill toward victory! I will definitely join in the next inter-blog challenge.

I don’t have any pictures to give you just yet, but I’ll give you a rundown on what’s happened in the last couple of months.

The Greek Hoplites were the last things I painted for myself. I got made redundant at the end of last year (a few days before Christmas), and have yet to find a job. Things aren’t looking too hopeful on that front, so I have been busying myself with a few things to try and bring in some income. Part of what has kept me busy is I have started writing a book on comic collecting, and plan to write some fiction soon too. On top of that I have a few games–RPGs, wargames, board games, and card games that I have written or am writing which I hope to start publishing. But because those are not likely to generate much cash, I have been making myself busy with other things.

And I have started painting miniatures on commission. The first batch were some 20mm Hadendowa camelry for a friend, which foolishly I didn’t take photos of. He’s given me a batch of Taaishi camelry to follow. Here’s the box art (not my images):

Another friend is giving me some spaceships and some 15mm sci-fi troops to paint as well, so more work is forthcoming.

Hopefully with a few other things up my sleeve I’ll be able to keep paying the bills. And if you’re in New Zealand and you want some miniatures painted, let me know. The smaller scales are my specialty and I will do anything from 6mm up.

2 thoughts on “A short update

  1. Sorry to hear your reversals this year. It was a great challenge, and lots of fun to see everyones work. I did set up the blogroll as a small contribution to the effort.

    You should get your friend to take some pics of your work so you can post them, and show your style/work. Hopefully you get (and finish) lots of interesting commissions.

  2. Thanks Dave, I will definitely be getting some photos taken of all of them. I may even set up a "Commission" info page here too with direct links.

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