OK, I promised an update on my progress with the Tale of Duelling Gamers. It's taken me a while to get round to it, but here are the first couple of baby steps towards getting the first models done for the challenge.
I've sat down and put together a sort of schedule that details exactly what I hope to get painted each month, while keeping in budget and allowing for a couple of months when I know I'm not going to be able to get a lot done. With a bit of careful planning (and some fiddling of numbers!) I think I've managed to come up with something that I'll actually be able to see through to the end!
The first month's budget is $200 AUD, which just gave me enough to "buy" six boxes of Eternal Guard (that I've had sitting around for a while). This gives me 30 figures to paint by the end of April, and represents the biggest single monthly task of the whole schedule (not surprising really when there's double the money involved). If I can get these 30 models knocked out by the end of this month, the rest of the challenge should be a breeze in comparison!
|Lots of Wood Elves waiting patiently in their boxes...|
|And now out of the boxes!|
|Based and undercoated, as of Monday|
|And finally, the reason I don't make a lot of progress with hobby stuff. |
And because everybody loves pictures of cats.
And finally, some numbers for people to chew over.
Amount "spent": $198 AUD (leaving $2 to carry over to next month)
Number of Figures: 30 metal models
Price at current UK exchange rate: £111.53
GW UK Retail Price: £73.80 (£37.73 cheaper than Australia)
Price Paid: £59.50 (£14.30 cheaper than UK Retail, £52.03 cheaper than Australian Retail!)