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Monday 28 December 2020

2020 - In Review

Despite most of the year being in lockdown  and my enthusiasm draining as the year went on I did a quick calculation that I'd managed to paint up over 250 figures!
It turns out I was on quite a roll until about the middle of August  - the last time I  slapped paint on anything.
The year was taken up with a couple of games of "Jimland" early on and a couple of 'test western games in the latter part of the year,
I concentrated on two of my projects, "Jimland" adventures and fauna, with a few explorers thrown in for good measure. The other project the Sudan, had a lot more added to it, Zoauves,  civilians and market stalls for example, along wioth Egyptian infantry and cavalry.
 Here's the photos:
[The Molyneux Expedition (iirc)]
[Sudan Officers]
[Jimland Adventurers]
[Civilians for the Sudan that wouldn't look out of place in Jimland}
[More civilians for the Sudan]
[Gnus or if your prefer, Wildebeest - os of other new fauna too for Jimland]
[One of many stalls I produced, and one of the few I finished!]
[Lots of Egyptian Infantry]
[And a few Cavalry]
[A few Zoauves toom thrown in for variety ]

[Plastic Afghans - that will double up as Slavers in Jimland...]
[...and with Fezzes, they make decent enoough Askari too !]

The Aphgans/Askari were the last figures that I painted up and I then went on to that all fall-back position of showing models from my Westerngames, that I scratch-built or bought) from yesteryear, when I was a lad ! )I may not be profductive again this coming year, but at least I have several more armies to show inthe :Forgotten armies' series I;ve used in the past.
The good news however is that I have been converting some of the plastic figures that I bought recently for western games in the future - more on this anther time.

Overall I'm happy with what I;ve produced this year, for me, it's been very productive !

I doubt I'd get anything don without this blog and the encouragemebt I get from felllow bloggers and with that I'll say I hope you akll have a very prodcurive year next year!
Have a joyous and pious New Year  !

That's it from me until next year, thanks for taking the time and effort to visit; as always, your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.


  1. A splendid year's output, Joe, and I certainly enjoyed all your visits to "Jimland", as well as the enthusiasm you've shown for your Wild West escapades. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with in 2021 :-)

    1. Thanks Blaxx, I was surprised to see just how much I'd accomplished this year. Jimland is a very interesting (to me at least) mental exercise as well as a simple game wargame too.
      I've played western wargames for well over fifty years, it was one of my first loves and so it was no surprise to me that I'd return to it.

  2. I think you did splendidly with all the trials and tribulations this year has thrown at you Joe, I look forward to reading, what you've been up to through 2021, and intrigued to see what other wonders you've found from yester year

    1. Thanks Dave, health issuess, rather than the various leveks pf lockdown have been my biggest hurdles this year, but I'm slowly getting back to some level of enthusiasm.
      I gave up making plans for the future many moons ago, but I'll be carrying on working on getting my version of TRWNN western to a levek I'm happy with and will probably return to playing another Jimland adventure or two.

  3. Well done Joe, what an incredibly productive year. Looking forward to seeing what you pull from the attic in 2021 😀

    1. Thanks Ivor, I thought it was a bit meagre, until I counted all the pieces I'd painted !

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    1. Thank you Michal, I'm very happy with my output (if not the quality. then at least the quantity).

  5. Glad you've had a productive year Joe! Best wishes for 2021

    1. Thank MJT, I didn't think I did a lot this year and was surprised at just how much I'd done.

  6. 250 models Joe, I could only dream of hitting such a number :(
    Happy Newyear Joe & I'll be dropping in in 2021 to keep track of all your great work :)

    1. Thanks Frank, at one 250 figures (in uniform) would have taken less than a fortnite - how times have changed !
      I have no great hopes for 2021, but I'll be continuing on my western theme for a while and try and get a Jimland game or two in too.