Hobby Project: What a difference 30 minutes makes

I’m a bit of a hobby butterfly and over the last few months I’ve built up quite an array of partially finished projects. Having quite so many different things on the go has made it hard to decide what project to focus on and when. So I thought I’d give the 30 day challenge a go to see if I could scratch the surface.

The rules

The 30 day challenge is very simple. Paint for 30 minutes a day for 30 days. However, I decided to add in some extra rules to help me meet my particular goals of moving multiple projects forward. To that end the extra rules I added in were:

1 – Have at least one model from each project on the table at any time – but no more than five

2 – Add paint to each model every session – no matter how little

What to focus on?

The models will come from the following projects:

Ratkin expansion – Mantic – Earlier in the year I completed a 2,300 point fully Mantic Ratkin army. I now want to add in some additional units to give me some more options for gaming.

Heroic Kickstarter  – Burrows and Badgers – This year’s kickstarter was too good not to go all in. At around 30 models it’s far from an overnight job. I’ve finished the Devout group and now I want to make some headway with the Heroes.

Northumbrian Tin Soldier joy – I’m a big fan of NTS so really just want to keep on top of my pile.

Stormcast Eternals – Games Workshop – I’m slowly working through my first 1,000 point army so any advances are welcome.

How did it go?

My first ever video, so please excuse everything!

I have to admit I was really impressed just how much I got through in what felt like quite a small amount of time. With a new year, and no doubt new projects, on the way I’ll definitely use this approach again to hammer through my WIP box and would recommend it to anyone.

Published by Eddie Bar

Fantasy storyteller, reader and wargamer.

4 thoughts on “Hobby Project: What a difference 30 minutes makes

    1. Thanks, I’ve seen a few different versions floating around 15mins, 20mins, etc, and was interested to give it a try. I was surprised by how much I got through.

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