Following the example set by Dino over at Chaosbunker, starting last month, we shall abide by a simple rule:
Every month I have a budget of $25 for my hobby.
What’s this? Andrew is in the green? How could this be?
I’ll tell you how – turns out I had a stack of old Warhammer books that fetched a surprisingly high price on the secondary market. A few weeks back I took a hard look at my collection and culled about a dozen books. None of the books are for games that I currently play, it was mostly art books and couple old Forge World Horus Heresy volumes. Needless to say, I was shocked at the final price on a few of these. I always underestimate the collectors out there.
|Jan.||$7||Wargames Illustrated 410 ($8), paint ($10)|
|Feb.||-$120||Epic Black Powder: Waterloo French Starter Army ($145)|
|April||$-4||Geek Gaming Scenics ($35), GCmini ($119), Woodland Scenics ($13), Vallejo ($20), Books sold (+$427)|
That’s enough on sales, how about purchases? I went big on two projects. One for Bolt Action and one for terrain. For Bolt Action I placed an order with GCmini for the kits I needed to complete my three current army projects. The order included a pair of Rubicon Flak pieces, some Offensive Miniature SAS/Airborne, a sprue of the new Warlord Commandos and a Great Escape Games Elephantino Light AT Gun. That’s four different companies all from one spot! GCmini is the best. I’ve already built and primed all the additional Kampfgruppe East HGD units.
I am back in terrain mode! The second half of my April hobby purchases is all trees. Well, it’s the fixings needed to complete the tree armatures I’ve had for about a year. GeekGaming makes this incredible foliage that is perfect for nice, leafy canopies. I’ve built, based and primed all the individual trees and woods bases. Next step is to slap some paint on the trees and bases before adding the foliage.
Jeremy’s update is summed up in one image:
I think he may be a tad overwhelmed at the moment. – Andrew
|Jan.||$16.51||Foot Knights, paints, primer, glue (-$84.86). Sales (+$76.37).|
|Feb.||$-228||Purchases (-$413), Sales (+$160)|
|March||$23||Purchases (-$72), Sales (+$70)|
Ah yes, the bill always comes due. As I mentioned in last month’s edition, I had an idea for a cool kit bash for the FIW French force I’m working on and this led to a model purchase from Brigade Games. I also bought some Historique pin markers to track Shock for my French in games of Sharp Practice, and a canoe manned by some Compagnie Franches de la Marine for a deployment point. All up this was just shy of $30, so I am still in the hole, but it’s not as significant as it could have been? Seeing that number makes me think my shopping cart at Black Hussar will need to sit for a bit.
|Feb.||-$60.00||Tyranid Bases! Also, fancy glue.|
|March||-$41.00||Purchases (-$201), Sales (+$160)|
|April||-$28.20||Sachem, Canoe, Historique Markers (-$28.20)|
The Fine Print
The $25 per month limit applies to models, rules, paint and supplies. It does not apply to event tickets or travel costs.