I have many hobby resolutions for this grand new year, many of which may fall by the wayside! I’d rather have ambitious targets and get halfway than just potter along though!
First of all, I’m going to take part in multiple hobby challenges through the year, particularly #hobby500, aiming to finish 500 models this year, or approximately 10 a week, and the #painthammer2018 challenge (which is a smaller 365 models but has a few other goals and a really nice painting log involved). Will I hit them? With 2 small kids and recently moving house, probably not. But I’ll give it a damn good try and get properly back into the hobby game!
Second, my hobby purchases are going under review. I want to finish more of what I have, and I want to focus slightly more of my hobby fund on smaller miniature manufacturers. Games Workshop is fantastic, and honestly I’ll still buy a chunk of their new releases, but regular small purchases to support independent mini makers like Hasslefree Miniatures, Heresy Minis, Bad Squid Games and the like can make all the difference to them keeping their doors open, and I’d hate to see those fantastic models vanish forever.
Third, I’m going to attend the #parentplayers event towards the end of April, meeting up at Warhammer World with a Fallen Angels army completely painted just for the event. Its going to be awesome, and a great focus for getting a reasonable chunk of minis knocked out.
Fourth, I want to get some regular games on the go, with my brother and maybe attending some events or a Sheffield gaming club. it’d rock!
Fifth, I want to keep this blog more active, with painting guides, techniques and the like. Its great for my reference and a lot easier than working out what paints i used in 2 years time!
It doesn’t sound too unreasonable, does it? On with 2018!