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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

6MMRPC Week 2 in review

A review of week 2 will make for a very short post...



...crickets...



...wind in the trees...



...a lone wolf, howling in the distance...


...you called?


Actually, if I were to post only about forward progress in the hobby, this really would be an empty post.  Instead, let's just say week 2 was full of travel, music (Rush - the 40th Anniversary Tour in Columbus, Ohio was an amazing show!), work, a graduation party, birthdays and general mayhem.

There was hobby activity, though it would be considered going the wrong direction for the purposes of the Challenge.  I ordered Malifaux character stat cards and pre-ordered the Troubleshooters boxed set.  Yes, that's six models to fill out my Arcanists crew with a melee beatstick and support.  I'd say that burned one (1) challenge Joker.

Malifaux: Arcanists - Troubleshooters (6) (Preorder)

I also pledged for the Kickstarter campaign of Zombicide: Black Plague from CoolMiniOrNot and Guillotine Games, but that will not ship before December and should not count as a Joker.  Besides, Z:BP is mainly a board game and I have no plans to paint those minis or count them in my personal Mountain.

While in Ohio, I was commissioned to paint three dollhouse minis.  The first is due in July, the others deferred to Autumn.  I know, don't remind me...I just wrote in Week 1 that I planned to minimize distractions from tabletop painting, and here I go taking single commissions.  Still, this is for friends and paying customers, so I can't really turn it down.

I also have a trade/swap/sell in the works, and possibly a return to eBay that should all work out to a zero net or slight reduction in total mini count.

Yeah, I know what you're thinking...geez, defensively rationalize much?  :-)

In closing, Week 2 was a rocky/good time; I had time away with family, saw my favorite band, used a Joker and did not put paint on a mini.  Hopefully, some actual painting will occur before the end of Week 3.  That includes Father's Day, so there's still a chance, right?  :-)




4 comments:

  1. These weeks happen, it's good that it was fun life stuff that was distracting!
    Reduction of the mountain by painting or otherwise is progress. Good luck!

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  2. Keep in mind, the rules are not firmly set in stone. Make the challenge work for your situation.

    In the end, when the 6 months are up, if you have less than what you started out at, that's still progress.

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  3. Echo Echo Echo ------- What Dai said. FYI, I also pledged for ZBA...But I Do plan on painting all the minis haha!

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  4. Thanks, guys. I tend to use the rules and posting here to keep myself honest, and it helps being accountable to the group. Otherwise, I could start rationalizing and justifying, ultimately end up with yet more unpainted minis than before the challenge. I have a classic case of Figmentia, you know. Spider...good luck! If the minis turn out as nicely as the greens, I may have to paint some of the characters, and maybe some of the guest artist box sets when they are in general release. Maybe. :-)

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