Monday, April 4, 2016

FTGT Turns 3!

A little belated, but the blog has just recently turned three years old. Despite the slowdown in content (and podcasts) over the last 6 months or so, we're still working on generating content and keeping involved with the readers we've gathered over the last three years. It is thanks to you that we keep coming back to this, even as life gets full and busy at times.


As is tradition at this point, I wanted to do a quick run through of my collections, depressing as it can be at times.

Army
2013
2014
2015
2016
Tyranids
~4-5,000 points
~5,500 points
~9,000 points
~9,500 points
Dark Eldar
~4,000 points
~1,500 points
~1,500 points
~800 points
Orks
~3,500 points
~4,000 points
~3,000 points
~4,100 points
Tau
~1,500-2,000 points
~2,000 points
~2,500 points
~2,500 points
Necrons
~1,000 points
~1,500 points
~4,750 points
~5,600 points
Eldar
~1,500 points
~4,500-5,000 poins
~5,000 points
~5,700 points
Space Marine
~500 points
~1,500 points
~1,000 points
~2,500 points
Wood Elves
~1,500 points
No Change
No Change
No Change
Dark Elves
~4,000 points
~6,000 points
No Change
Sold
Skaven
2,500 points
2,500 points
Sold
-
High Elves
~1,500 points
Sold
-
-
MYTH Models
-
167 Minis
167 Minis
167 Minis
Malifaux Models
-
-
26 Minis
105 Minis
Armada Models
-
-
-
7 Ships, 29 Fighters

I've managed to sell one fantasy army a year, so it seems like it might finally be time for the Wood Elves to hit the road. Meanwhile, I massively expanded my Malifaux collection, and added yet another game to my collection, Armada. Now, a quick overview of how I'm doing facing my personal grey tide:

Army/Faction/Game
% of Collection (by model count)
% Painted (by model count)
Tyranids
28.3% (-0.3%)
28% (-2%)
Dark Eldar
1.5% (-7.1%)
63% (50%)
Orks
17.2% (1.8%)
22% (-5%)
Tau
8.5% (-1.6%)
15% (2%)
Necrons
10.4% (0.8%)
71% (14%)
Eldar
9.9% (-0.1%)
27% (13%)
Space Marines
6.6% (2.7%)
37% (37%)
MYTH
10.8% (-1.1)
16% (-)
Gremlins (Malifaux)
4.0% (3.1%)
31% (31%)
Neverborn (Malifaux)
1.5% (1.0%)
17% (-)
Other Malifaux
1.3% (1.3%)
20% (20%)

I added the change in percentages in parenthasis to see how I'm doing. The Dark Eldar line is a little deceptive, as I've parted with just about all of the unpainted minis I own (and most of the collection overall). Similarly, Space Marines are slightly deceptive as most of the minis I added were pre-painted to some degree (though I would, at some point, like to go through and add some additional touches).

The negative change in percent painted for Orks and Tyranids means I added to the armies without keeping the same pace in painting. For Tyranids, this wasn't too bad as I also didn't add too much to the collection, comparatively. Generally thought, I made positive progress for most collections, and hope to continue that trend, though, with me rolling full time on my commission studio, I'll have fairly limited time to work on my own collections; that said, I've managed to complete 3 Gremlin models over the last two weekends, representing 5% of the faction collection.

Som'er Teeth Jones, my second finished Gremlin Master, third overall
As for the blog itself, as we've slowed, I'd like to make sure we maximize on what interests you guys. What do you want to see more of? Is there anything we haven't done in a while we should get back to? We would love to hear some feedback.

We'd also love to meet anyone at the events we go to, so keep an eye out and give us a shout out if you see us at events. I'm attending my local big-event, NRVCon, in a couple weeks, so if you happen to be in the area, come on by. Chandler, Ron, and I are all planning on attending NOVA at the end of the summer, and Chandler and I also have penciled in Warzone Atlanta in November. Finally, Bryan is shooting to attend Renegade Open in December. If you're planning on going to any of those events, come say hi, and feel free to hit us up beforehand.

Again, thanks to everyone who has stuck with us for the last three years, and I hope you continue checking it out and say hey sometime.