December 31, 2013

With less than six hours of the year left here in Finland, it’s time to take a quick look at what went on during the past 12 months, divided into handy categories.

Blogging-wise this was a very, very dry year. I scraped together a paltry 30-something posts, which is approximately half of my normal yearly output. I’ll try harder next year, so this might be my new year’s resolution. On the other hand…

Painting-wise this year wasn’t too bad! I managed to get a decent number of minis finished. Here’s a random selection:

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Modelling-wise it was quite a nice year as well, with new terrain built and painted:

A guard scans the area with his LMG

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Gaming-wise the year was excellent in my book. We played a grand total of six Utopia games, which might not sound like much, but actually is. Additionally, a whole lot of computer games, board games and RPG’s, so nothing to complain about there.

All-the-other-stuff-wise the year was all in all very decent. I loved my visit to London and Salute in the spring, and will be doing that next year as well. Come by and say hi if you’re there!

With this rushed, last minute post I want to wish you all a happy new year 2014. Hope it’s a good one!


  1. Happy New Year Mikko. Fewer posts is one thing, but you probably painted and photographed more miniatures this year than in any prior year. The focus on the Utopia project has paid off too, with a nice, coherent set of figures for that now ready to game with.

    Good luck in 2014 🙂

    • Thanks Paul! That’s what I’m using to console myself as well. I think Utopia has broken all of my records on focusing on a project for a longer time period, and it has done wonders for my hobby motivation. Let’s hope I can keep the same feeling going this year as well!

  2. 2014 is about 10 hours old here (Australia) – hope you had a good new year. I think you need to be careful about resolving to blog more often, as this may reduce the amount of time available for painting and modelling (or gaming)! Thanks for sharing some pictures of your 2013 work and I look forward to more in the coming year. Dave

    • Thanks Dave! I’ll try to keep my blogging to gaming/painting/modelling ratio tolerable – it’s a good thing to remember. Happy new year!

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