Happy New Year Hobby Folks!
New Years has been and gone, the boardgame party is over, and I’ve recovered from the excessive amounts of food and drink, and the new Hobby Year has begun.
In 2019 I didn’t get any miniatures finished, though I did build nearly 300 models over the course of the year which I’m taking as a massive positive step forward. For 2020 I’ve set myself a stupidly ambitious plan of having a finished miniature for each day of the year, that’s 366 finished miniatures by New Years Eve!
If you remember my 2019/20 Hobby Season post, my to-do list essentially consisted of completing the First Strike, Know No Fear, and Dark Imperium starter sets, and playing through their campaigns.
Current progress on this goal has the equivalent of everything in those three boxes (and so much more) built, I’ve set the equivalent of a Start Collecting box aside for painting, and stored the rest out of sight to prevent getting overwhelmed by the sea of unpainted plastic. Alongside three Underworlds warbands, my 31 models for January are tentatively decided.
Naturally, I’ve built a spreadsheet to track progress over the course of the year, inspired by Curis over at Ninjabread, who has been tracking his painting stats on his Twitter, I’ve decided to copy this approach. Though in addition to tracking paint jobs started, finished and abandoned, I’ve added miniatures built and how much I’ve spent on hobby each month. This latter figure will be the monthly balance, so if I sell anything from my collection, that will be deducted from the total spend for that month.
The desk is built, the minis are ready. We come to it at last, the great hobbystreak of our times!