2021 has come to an end and it’s time to look back and forward: Many things have been accomplished, but many more did not work out. Most of the time there was not enough time. There are a lot of private and professional things coming up in the next year, which is why there won’t be much more time available. That’s okay, as long as everything comes together in the end to my satisfaction. In recent weeks, I unfortunately had no time to paint at all. Unlike last year, though, I didn’t even try to squeeze in time somehow. It felt like necessary creative time off and so I did at best a bit of cleaning and addembling miniatures.
When I read through the Ending Scene 2020 again, I realise that I actually managed to do quite a bit of what I set out to do:
I also spent a lot of time on my first steps in 3D printing and finally took a closer look at the game “7TV”. I recently wrote about the experience here: “3D Printing: Experiences after one year” and “7TV: Inch High Spy-Fi”.
The thoughts on the value of a creative hobby in physically and mentally demanding times I can only confirm after the second year of pandemic. I don’t want to write down further thoughts about this for the time being. Who reads this here will most likely feel similarly.
In addition to 3D printing, planned projects and spontaneous projects, there were of course a few things that fell short. I haven’t dealt with Marvel and DC at all, although there even are a few DC newcomers to my collection. It would be great if I finally had some news for Batman and the Avengers on the blog.
In general, however, I make less plans for next year. My hobby is pure hobby, zero commercial and not dependent on anything. In the past few years I have tried to paint some miniatures to fit certain circumstances. In October I paint horror miniatures, otherwise I try to match special movie releases or anniversaries. Actually, I was planning to finally paint my Ecto-1 from Crooked Dice to coincide with the theatrical release of the new Ghostbusters movie or to paint my old Knight Models Spiderman to match the release of No Way Home. None of that worked out. What was important to me was actually painting new/old Lord of the Rings miniatures for 20 years of The Fellowship. In the end, I didn’t paint a single figure. That’s a pity, but also not really bad.
Since something like that always feels like “you didn’t make it,” I simply don’t plan to do it in 2022. I’ll paint whatever I enjoy at the moment. Of course, that doesn’t stop me from announcing two new projects: Jurassic Park I’ve already announced and the return to Lord of the Rings as well. What can you do? For all my common sense, I’m just too enthusiastic and love this all too much.
In keeping with my ever-growing Conan collection and after my enthusiasm for “7TV: Inch High Spy-Fi”, I immediately purchased “7TV: Fantasy”. I will write the introduction as soon as possible.
With this “Ending scene 2021” I wish all readers a happy new year, all the best and health at all times for the new year. I look forward to continuing to share and inspire others on blogs and social media channels. If we haven’t had any contact yet, feel free to get in touch!