Painting Diary

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2005
January February March April
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2004
January February March April
May June July August
September October November December
2003
January February March April
May June July August
September October November December


In the old days, I had all the time but none of the money...

I started keeping a diary of all my painting work in late 2003, largely because I had no good idea how much work I was actually getting done - you see, most of my finished models simply sit in egg cartons trying not to collect too much dust after their initial photo session.

I didn't really have a plan when I started. Then again, had I stopped for planning, I might not have done this at all. Therefore the classification of work stages is somewhat fuzzy.

The diary entries contain the figures I've worked on during that day and the last work stage I've reached with them. Thus it might appear that some stages are missing - they're not, I just finished more than one stage at a go.

The work stages go roughly like this:

  1. cleaning (including attaching a base)
  2. priming
  3. base colors
  4. wash and drybrush
  5. detail work
  6. varnishing
  7. FINISHED (flocking the base)
Sometimes there's so much assembly work that it gets a separate mention, sometimes flesh tones get a separate mention... but basically that's the process.

A glimpse of what's inside. Initially there was no plan to put this on a computer, but that plan soon emerged. I was already photographing all my finished models and putting them up on Small Cuts. It was relatively simple to adapt the comment software to take the diary entries (hardly an ideal solution from IT perspective, but it works). The beef with the computerized diary is that the entries are linked to the photo archive. Now I can see which models exactly did I finish on that rainy November night...

One final caveat: I am only human. Sometimes I forget to make diary entries. Sometimes they are more detailed, sometimes less. Take it as it is, and hopefully enjoy.

Output

Here's the running total of the output by year:

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 TOTAL
Infantry 354 155 198 75 55 30 130 7 873 582 1098 407 145 350 304 4768
Cavalry 0 0 20 10 0 0 0 0 9 0 27 0 0 21 35 122
Monsters 4 9 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 91 0 1 1 12 5 129
Vehicles 15 6 128 0 0 0 0 5 38 29 205 0 0 5 55 486
Terrain Items 101 164 386 34 0 22 0 0 189 306 280 16 3 27 239 1767
TOTAL 474 334 732 119 55 52 134 12 1111 1008 1610 424 145 415 638 7263



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Comments

Answer to "How many Minis did I paint" guest Jan 09, 2005 21:30

I think you have painted more than your fair share, and that would be 2049.

Oggie

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