Ok, now I'm done with uni for the summer, i can focus on my hobby a little more. Having been nagged by both my flatmate and gaming friends, I'm not starting my Dark Mechanicum project just yet, seeing as i've got 14 on the go already.
When put like that, It really puts things into perspective just how wandering my hobby mind really is.
This is what I've got on the go at the moment:
Pre-Heresy Thousand Sons
Chaos Space Marines
LOTR Dunedain force
Scratchbuilt Warmaster Horus
Malifaux Show Girls
Fellowship of the Ring from Mines of Moria
As you can see, it's a mighty list and one that may never be finished without drastic action.So with that in mind I've set myself a(nother) goal.
I've made a list of everything that needs to be done from each of these projects and for the next four months, everything I do hobby-wise will be from that list. Hopefully by the end of it, the list will dwindle to a managable amount, so I can start on my Dark Mechanicum.
As usual with me there are a few ground rules:
1. No half-efforts.
Yes, this is about getting models finished, but I also want nice looking armies at the end of it, so there'll be no compromising on the quality of the modelling, paint jobs, basing, etc, no matter how much i have to do. It's going to be both about quantity and quality at the same time
2. There needs to be a limit on the amount I paint for each project.
No army can really be said to be truely done, so I need to set myself a cut off point for each one.
For 40k it'll be 1750 points, as that's the main points level around my area. Similarly, the cut off point for Fantasy will be 2000 points and for Lord of the Rings it'll be 500 points.
I've written army lists for each force to work to. Nothing will be painted that isn't on those lists, to minimize the potential for distraction. Hopefully it'll work
3. Document it all
This is more of a side project in itself. My posting on here has been a little sparse recently because of college work, so if i document every model and stage whilst working through the list, I can then post it up on the Wandering Mind and share the grand scope of my mind with you. Also, looking back through my older posts, it'll be good to deliver some closure on all those projects I've mentioned over the last few years and have never been heard from again.
These are simple rules, but hopefully that'll mean they're easy to stick to. Check back soon to find out whether there actually work. Right now I'm heading for my hobby desk...