12 Months, 25 Dollars – Part 2, May ’21

Following the example set by Dino over at Chaosbunker, starting last month, I will abide by a simple rule:

Every month I have a budget of $25 for my hobby.

Following up on my purchase in April, I’ve completed painting the StuG Riders. All that’s left to do, is mount them to the StuG. I put pins into each of the riders, the plan is to drill a hole into the top of the StuG (one for each rider). That will let me remove the riders when the unit disembarks. I’m excited to get them onto the table this weekend at Bugeater 2021!

I had two purchases in May. First was a $15pledge on the Scale75 ZODIAC Mystic Signs Kickstarter. I am counting the pledge that was collected on May 28 (when the campaign ended) as a purchase for May. Shipping will be collected at a later date once the fulfillment processes starts, so I’ll add that as a ‘purchase’ when that happens. For this Kickstarter, I’m going in for a single 35mm model. Although my sign is Libra, that Taurus is really speaking to me. I won’t have to decide on my final pick for a while and there are several I really dig. Honestly, the most difficult part will be sticking to just one model!

While in Target a couple weeks ago, I could not resist temptation and finally picked up a copy of the Jaws boardgame. I’ve had my eye on this for a couple years and with it on sale for $15 I just had to have it! The game is 2-4 players with one player taking the role of the Shark and up to three players playing as Chief Brody, Quint and Hooper. I cannot wait to give it a go.

MonthFunds remainingItem
April$13Stug Ridders ($12)
May-$5Zodiac Kickstater ($15), Jaws Board Game ($15)

Two months down and I’m going strong with the commitment. I’ve even convinced a few other hobbyists to join!


I am joining Andrew in the hobby budget challenge. I thought I was really going to do it. I was going to stick to my goal of not spending any money this month!

However, through some peer pressure, I committed to a small purchase of an LED battery piece that matches with my other electronic hobby supplies. I bought into the PoweredPlay Gaming Kickstarter years ago. Worried they may be going out of business, I picked up a final piece that should keep me covered for future projects. Just a small harness and circuit board for small watch batteries.

MonthFunds remainingItem
May$10.05 PoweredPlay circuit board ($14.95)


The Fine Print
The $25 per month limit applies to models, paint and supplies. It does not apply to event tickets or travel costs.

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