Tuesday, February 6, 2018

SHOWCASE: Trip's 2017 Year-end Recap

I'll be damned, I actually managed to get a few things done last year!

2014 and 2015 were prolific. 2016? Not so much. It sure felt like I didn't do any hobbying in 2017, but looking over my posts, it seems I managed to finish at least a few projects that had been collecting dust on my hobby table. Let's dive in!

I completed the Terminator Captain from the Start Collecting! boxed set.

I created an unboxing video for the Start Collecting! Astra Militarum set.

I finished Ennon Sorrlock and Vael Donatus from the Deathwatch: Overkill boxed set.

I completed the Chimera for my Astra Militarum army.

I painted Rodricus Grytt of Squad Donatus.

And completed a squadron of two Leman Russ Battle Tanks! Love, love, LOVE doing vehicles!

I finished a squad of ten Ultramarines Veterans from the Start Collecting! boxed set. Very pleased with the Sgt's pose in this unit.

And I built a set of fortress walls from electronics foam. This was actually one of my New Year's goals.

Following my progress on the fortress ruins, I completed more line of sight blocking terrain.

Hiatus. Didn't do much hobbying, but I sure played a ton of Skyrim in VR!

Altogether, not a bad year. Somehow I found more hobby time than I recal, and managed to check off some of my resolutions as well!

- Create line of sight blocking terrain COMPLETE
- Complete Deatwatch: Overkill marines PROGRESS
- Complete Start Collecting! Space Marines boxed set PROGRESS
- Finish IG vehicles COMPLETE
- Create Video Showcases INCOMPLETE

I completed a couple goals and made progress on others. The only shortcoming was failing to make any video showcases.

- Finish Deathwatch: Overkill Marines
- Sell my unwanted models on ebay
- Complete Start Collecting! Space Marines boxed set
- Complete Astra Militarum Valkyrie
- Purchase a long term storage solution for ALL my models

Here's to another prosperous new year!



  1. Let's get a game or two in too, eh? I actually broke out the paints for a few minutes last week before getting wifed. Need some game time to get my juices flowing again.

  2. Good progress Trip, love the quality of your searchlight and the models in general. Great!