The Blog of Michael T. Murphy and his lifelong obsession with "little army men" and their imaginary glory, miniature wargaming, and other things...

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Goodbye 2014.....A year in review....

Well folks...here it is...12.31.2014....
And the end of another year of this blog.
I started this blog in August of 2008, and really didn't go as far or as much with it, as I wanted to. It hit pretty decent marks until 2011, and then 2012 really sucked, and 2013 it started picking up again.
And now here it is 2014 slipping away into history and 2015 coming in....
This blog currently has 27 followers and 23, 800+ page views. I need to add more and get more content in, so I can increase my subscribers.
But enough about that.

2014 was a pretty decent year for me and my wife (Gawd bless her!).....
Gaming wise, it was more of a year of painting, building, and prepping than actual playing.

The highlights in gaming this year was my Call of Cthulhu game and our attendance of Little Wars in which I got to play in Uncle Dukes Alamo game only to end up leaving due to a cheating opponent. But it was a good convention and convinced me to prep a 28mm Pulp Game for it next year.

The Call of Cthulhu game was a good hit, and I enjoyed it tremendously. I need to start looking at trying to get a good gaming group together, and make this at least a semi regular occurrence.

On the whole though most of my gaming stuff was "acquiring" and painting....

And then I realized during the year I have painted approx. 177 28mm figs, and oddly enough, my 15mm stuff all took a back-burner for the year.
I have to change this and do a little of each, as I am now starting to make a dent in the 28mm pile, (under 850 figures), and there's so much more Bongolesia and stuff I need to do....

Next year I am hoping I can get some real work done on getting my "man cave" going. Perhaps look at a building loan for a 3 car garage but turn it into a hobby/gaming room. Then I can have all my toys in one area...help dejunk the garage....and get all of this "stuff" out of boxes, (some of it has been in there for almost 20 years)....sigh....I miss all of my gaming stuff...

And then with display cases, and shelves full...and a shelf for my picklehaub, and bust of Mussolini, we can game....

"We can game if we want to.
We can leave your friends behind....
Cuz your friends won't game, and if they don't game, well,
They're no friends of mine..."

But tonight, I decided to chuck out a few more paint jobs....and all in all for December 2014, I got 17 figures painted.

   
Any resemblance to a Disney Character is entirely coincidental....*whistles innocently*.....


  

Graves and Gunmen.....kind of a fit don't you think???...

"Putting on the Ritz...."
(
Admit it now...you have that song going through your head now...)



Toadies, Pretty Dames on Desert Islands and Exploring Fellows and Ne'er do wells...all in the final stages of being done...

Some of the projects to finish tomorrow...(ie: "Next year"...)


(As well as these....)

But perhaps the best part of it all was one of my Christmas presents.....

YES!!!! More figures for the lead mountain!
Oh wait...I mean....NO!...errr.....wait...I mean....yes....errrr.....I mean.....

Toss in another 100 bucks and I will have ALL the packs that I need from Pulp Figures...(for now)....
That will be changing soon though....

And so on this evening, I place a picture of my current "Miniature Alter Ego", (Colonel Horatio Hieronymus Mustard, (Sandhurst, Class of 1880)....Who was the winner of the 2006 "Big Game Hunt" in Las Vegas, Nevada, with the scoring of TWO Lions....(courtesy of the Imperial Russian Hunting Party...heh heh heh...)

"Harrumph...harrumph...Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and a good future to be had for all, and God bless us....everyone!"

Thanks to everyone that has followed this blog and commented on it for this year. Please let me know what you would like to see more of in 2015 and I shall do my best to accommodate you.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

4 comments:

Christopher Sheets said...

Loving your pulp work, Michael. Happy New Year!

Tomo said...

Happy New Year! Good Luck with the clearing out of the garage of endless holding!!

Jay said...

Enjoy the New year and modeling.

Michael Tribou said...

Very nice work, figures and the blog. Keep going!

Nice reference to '80s music as well.