The first anniversary of this blog slipped by without any sort of recognition. Once again, I'd completely fallen out of the habit of regular painting, to the extent that I didn't do any at all for well over two months. I'm trying to get back into it now, and I thought I'd look back over my progress since I started posting here.

In my last post, I showed a group picture of everything that I've managed to get painted since I started (plus one model that was already done beforehand). It isn't a particularly large number of models, but it is significant progress compared to how the army had come on before I started blogging. I think I managed one model in the space of about two years, so I was working from quite a low baseline.

In one of the early posts, I wrote about two separate ways in which I'm not good at painting: applying paint to the models; and applying myself to painting. In the last year and a bit, I have been genuinely pleased at the progress in my painting (the applying paint bit that is). There's a clear difference between the quality of the first and second squads of boyz, and the Warboss definitely shows how I've improved. I remain bad at applying myself to getting painting done however, I fear improving that skill will be more difficult than learning how to paint better.

Writing this blog has definitely helped me to paint more, there is a sense of achievement when I finish a model or squad and post about it, and a corresponding sense of failure when I don't manage either of those things. For the next year, I'm aiming to do more. More improvement in my painting and more painted models. I do have a slightly more detailed plan than that, at least for the next few months, but I'm saving that for tomorrow's post :)