With the year almost over, I think it’s time to start considering New Year’s resolutions. Though I completed all of last year’s resolutions, none of them were hobby based. So, in addition to my resolutions focusing on personal development, I’m going to through my hat into the ring when it comes to Painting Points.
If you’re reading this blog, you’ve almost assuredly heard of the concept, and you probably know more about it than I do. In case the concept is foreign, it’s a convention created by the lone pilgrim, as a method to inspire and keep tabs on progression. It seems to be fairly widely adopted across the blog-o-sphere, so I figured I’d jump in as well.
Since I’m new to the painting points scheme, I figure I’ll just adopt Pilgrim’s default pricing scheme (as shown below):
- Infantry = 1 point
- Cavalry, bikes, or 40mm models = 2 points
- Monster or Dreadnought = 5 points
- Vehicle = 10 points
- Superheavy vehicle = 20 points
As for setting a goal, I would hope to paint more than I did this year. Since I haven’t kept really great tabs on my progress so far this year (at least prior to starting the blog), I’m going to have to swag what I completed:
- (20) 20x Hormagaunts
- (20) 20x Termagaunts
- (10) 10x Genestealers
- (6) 3x Tyrant Guard
- (5) 1x Carnifex
- (20) 2x Ultramarine Rhinos
- (10) 1x Ultramarine Landspeeder Storm
- (30) 3x Ultramarine Dreadnoughts
I may have painted more this year, but I don’t rightfully recall, and I’d rather not set too lofty a goal for next year just yet. 🙂 That said, this brings my painting total for the year to 121. Keeping that in mind, I’d like to set my goal for next year to be 130 points.
Granted, the color scheme of my nids is significantly easier, so that skews my results, but I expect to paint nids again, so we’ll just roll with it until next year. If I’m still going strong and there are obvious issues with the scheme, I’ll look at changing it at that time. Until then, here’s to 130 points!