As I move towards my return to work (probably in a week) I think it is a good time to see what are my hobby priorities as winter looms. As anyone who stops by here knows I am a bit of a butterfly who flits from project to project regularly. That's the way I am - not for me ( at least so far) the discipline of one period one project.I sometimes think to myself if I had what vast armies I could have amassed...Anyhow here is my thoughts on what I want to keep moving forward-
- 20mm/1/72 Interwar/WW2 project- the Duchy of Volare-Cantare project.Plastic 20mm figs Minitanks/Airfix battles with "old school" rules. Paint up V-C's forces and their enemies. Possibly a look at V-C's place in the sunne too.Hopefully loads of tankettes with an eclectic mix of tanks and troops.Loads to base and paint.Oh and a few interewar planes maybe...
- 25/28mm ancients- smallish games on grids using Ross's Gathering of Hosts rules.Ancient imaginations a la Tony Bath's campaign. Couple of wee armies to finish &sort out,resist being tempted to get some more...Easy to set up, play solo and put away.Fun imagineering background too.
- 54mm Funny Little Wars - take armies White & Red White in to the interwar period by "bolting on" appropriate period transport ,tanks,ac's etc- scratchbuilding/converting toys and a few bits and bobs
- Deutsche Homage project- keep moving forward with painting my embryonic collection of figures in the style of Heyde,Spenkuch and the rest... sort thing one might pick up for brief periods of an evening.
- Diverse wee game projects for skirmish games such as Songs of Blades & Heroes,Songs of Dust and Shadow etc (might try to link this to skirmish games relating to bullet point two)
- Non Solo projects- work relating to games I play re my regular ( or in reality far less regularly than we would like) gaming opponent- paint up some Perry ACW ,1938 etc etc
- Finally I must remember not to worry if I have set the bar too high re projects.It may need lowering,or even walking away from at times.The hobby has aided me greatly in these last few months and I am sure,judicially used, it will continue to do so...
It sounds as if you have plenty of projects to work on - with something to turn to if your enthusiasm for one wanes (as it inevitably will do from time to time) - and to give you a break from the everyday cares of the world.
Get well soon ... but don't rush back to work until you are 100% fit and well!
All the best,
Thanks Bob for your comments and best wishes.It is getting the balance right between the needs of work and my personal needs that is a tad difficult...Delete
Sounds like a pretty good list to me.ReplyDelete
My own experience is that it is the doing and dreaming that gives me the most fun so while not "productive" I get more pleasure out of starting and working on hobby projects than I do from finishing them.
Thanks for the positive comment Ross.The journey is often the most rewarding part I agree. At times I feel a little pressure from the mono-project, painted figure tallying folk's efforts.I need to let this go...realising we are all different.Delete
I agree with Bob and Ross, and understand the butterfly effect (as it were - ha ha). I have various projects and games and books all in progress at any given time. Sometimes I don't get much done on any of them. Sometimes I make good progress on one or two. Other times I feel like doing something else. These are hobbies. They're supposed to be fun and enjoyable, and a relief from stress rather than a source of it.ReplyDelete
Best wishes on your continued recovery and on your various projects!
Thanks for the timely advice Fitzbadger and your good wishes too.Delete
This afternoon I have been working on some 18th century Freikorps - a period/project I really enjoy and forgot to mention!!!!Delete