So for this year I have finished 6 models . . . . and here they are
Last year I sold on or painted nearly 300 miniatures but my painting totals took a nose dive after the new year.
Part of the reason was I wanted to channel this productivity into other things like getting in better shape (which I am slowly doing), and spending more time with the family (which I am really enjoying!).
But another reason is I bought my son one of these for Christmas . . . . . . .
. . . because he was desperate to play 'Minecraft' like most of his mates.
But the Xbox one does not just have Minecraft . . . . . it has MANY games. . . . .
Including this one . . . . .
Now I have always found the aesthetic and lore of Fallout fascinating. FPS's are not my thing so I never got into the games but I always watched the trailers and cut scenes on Youtube with interest.
And 'Fallout Shelter' is a sims / resource management type game which I have always really enjoyed playing. . . . so yep I'm hooked!
And then there is this . . . . . .
Now this is a FPS but again all my sons friends are playing it so he wants in.
I only originally started playing it so I could give my son pointers and tutorials when he played as he was basically getting starched the second he touched ground . . . . and that's never fun!
But I find myself lasting longer and longer in the games now . . . . and I like that!!
Last year if I had a spare 30min in the evenings I would pick up the brushes and slap some paint on a miniature but at the moment if I get a spare 30 min in the evening I am hitting the Kettlebells and that does not leave much time afterwards to paint (and it's tough to paint afterwards while fighting for my breath and sweating like a loon).
So yer video games, in my case there is definitely a negative correlation between video games and miniature painting.
I am still loving the gaming element and the time I spend with my gaming circle is always time well spent, also I am really pumped for the new summer offensive . . . . . but mini painting . . . . . that might take a hit for a while.