Wednesday, 1 May 2013

A project for every letter of the alphabet.

So the other day I got to thinking about all my planned projects and how some projects, even ones I am really excited about never get started as they keep getting 'bumped' by the next new project idea I come up with. So I had this idea that I would write them all down and put them in a planned order to do one at a time and try and stick to it.
(Good luck with that!)

I quickly realised that if I did this I would not get around to some projects for 10 years!
So I came up with an idea that what I needed to do was to divide all my projects into the year and allocate each project a month and do something for each project, even if I only did a little something towards a project it would keep all my projects moving forwards each year.

When I started to list my projects I thought 'blimey I must have a project for every letter of the alphabet' ... It turns out I nearly did. The only letter of the alphabet I did not have a project for was the letter 'Y' (Knock yourselves out!).

So over the past couple of weeks I have played with this idea and here is my plan. I couldn't cram all of my projects into a year so had to spread them over two years.

I will focus on a letter of the alphabet a month and try and paint as much as I can for the various projects I have on the go or planned starting with that letter.

So this month I will be painting up a few Amazons, a little something from Albion and Araby, some Fantasy Adventurers and some of the Avengers.

Next month ... well you get the picture ....

Obviously there is a fair bit of overlap between some of the 'projects' to give me some flexibility to return to some projects more often tha once every two years.
Here is the plan:

 
Month
Projects

May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr

A is for Amazons, Albion, Araby, Adventurers and Avengers Assemble (Super Heroes)
B is for Bretonnians, Beastmen Barbarians and Blood Bowl
C is for Chaos (Combined Inc: Chaos Warbands) Clerics and Castles
D is for Dwarves, Dark Elves, Dungeons and Dragons and also Dark Future
E is for Empire, Elves and Estalians and Elementals
F is for Forest Goblins, Fantasy Fighters and Fiend Factory and Fantastic Four
G is for Giants! Gnomes, Goblins and Ghouls
H is for High Elves, Halflings, Half-Orcs and Hobgoblins
I is for Imperial Dwarves
J is for Jungle Scenery
K is for Kislev, Khorne, Kobolds and Kremlo the Slaan
L is for Lizardmen, Lustria and the Lost and the Damned
M is for Men-at-arms, Mercenaries, Monsters, Man-o-War and Marvel (Superheroes)
N is for Norse, Normans, Night Goblins and Nurgle
O is for Orcs, Ogre Kingdoms, Oriental Heroes and Old West
P is for Pirates, Pygmies, Plains Wars and Pre-slotta
Q is for Warhammer Quest / Hero Quest
R is for Regiments of Renown, Realms of Chaos, Rouges and Rangers
S is for Skaven, Snotlings Slaanesh, Slaves to Darkness and SAGA
T is for Tomb Kings, Tzeentch, Tilians, Townsfolk, Tunnels and Trolls
U is for Undead
V is for Vampire Counts and Vikings
W is for Wood Elves, Warriors of Chaos, White Wolves and Wizards
XYZ is for X-Men (Superheroes) Zombie Pirates and Zoats
 

8 comments:

  1. sounds like a grand plan. I tend to just have all things going at once :) keeps my painting table interesting.
    Peace James

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  2. I suggest you pick up a Commissar Yarrick, a Prince Yriel and some Ymgarl Genestealers as soon as possible to rectify this lapse!

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  3. ...Or "Your Choice?" Or maybe you have a Yeti figure? Or something Yellow?

    Anyway...sounds like a fun way to keep yourself motivated...we will expect regular updates!

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  4. Yay ... comments ... go me!

    @James ... Likewise ... My hobby room is a mess of half started projects ... all i am doing is formalising the arrangement. :D

    @Paul ... :D I was trying to avoid anything but fantasy projects ... mostly.

    @Blue ... Nearly went with Yhettis ... but I only have 3 ... not a whole army and i need to make a Yellow mould but niether really constitutes a project.

    It is just that ... one more attempt to stay motivated. I have to say i have had great fun trawling my hobby room for thingsbeginning with 'A'

    On top of the list of projects above I have found some Averlanders, some Assassins an Amber and an Amathyst wizard and a couple of old Ansell sculpts to keep me busy in between the other stuff.

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    1. You will have to pick up some Bretonnian Yeomanry then, it's only fair.

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  5. Intimidating much?

    Fantastic so pleased you have a blog account! Not that I dislike Warseer just that I dislike all forums more or less equally lol

    Been reading your thread for some time and it's always a joy. My wife often catches me misty eyed with a slack jaw expression on my face...wait ..that doesn't read as well as I intended...

    Excited - added to my blog list, reading pane whatsit...

    Ka kite ano.

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  6. @Paul
    Yeomanry .. YEOMANRY! Brilliant. :D

    @Minirol
    Glad you have found me here. Hope I can continue to bring joy and a slack jaw expression to your face.

    Try the oldhammer forum.
    Great for folks that go misty eyed at old minis.
    Theres also some painters there that make me look like I am fumbling around in the dark. :D

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    1. Nah my ego can only suffer so much ;)

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