2020, has been a hoot (insert truckload of grumbling here).
I got nothing of merit down this year. Spent a lot of time on my bike this summer, but covid made it so there was no place to aim for to go :)
But otherwise, the year hasn't been too bad. Just very light on getting much done.
My 2021 resolution, aim low on expectations (I've generated a lot of misery based on aiming too high for myself this year).
Short of the world ending (that's always a good way to ruin my plans), I'm aiming for a few things, of a modest nature.
All more or less hobby related (I have one relationship hope, but, I'm not going to jinx that by discussing it).
Models. Massive need for a lot of mundane airbrushing. Going to employ the kitchen, the sink allows fast easy clean up. Easy to avoid getting spray dust on things, nothing in the kitchen is vulnerable. Also easy to ventilate.
Painting. I paint landscapes. Hoping to arrange a spot to do that, so it is less a nuisance to set up to paint.
Wargaming. Soo, the usual "where to set up a board game wargame" I think I have a solution.
Wood panel backing big enough for the map. Paper or mounted not relevant. I might colour copy expendable use ones. Likely try and use cheap plywood sheets. Most wargames are not epic size. My collections is mostly 2'x4' managable.
So, the key to the idea, is pick up and store easy.
The idea is make it so I can stack against a wall like a painting.
The method, mount small finishing brad sized nails in centre of every single playable hex of the map.
Then dril a minor hole in the centre of every single counter.
Counters are then placed on the nail.
This will permit the map to be picked up and then set on it's side, and nothing happens to counters.
This of course will only work for some wargame designs. Not for blocks, not for hex side facing important designs like ASL. But with a game like A3R, perfectly fine. Fortress Europa, Anzio, Russian Front, all doable. But my main objective, is for my monster game The Longest Day. Takes me days to set it up. Is all but impossible to find the space, normally. But I have no trouble finding a place to stack the boards. I'm an artist, I routinely have stacks of canvasses stored around here. I can store a 5'x5.5' sized surface.
Wargame, 05% of the time.
Play with Barbies 05% of the time.
Play with Legos 10% of the time.
Build models 20% of the time
Shopping 60% of the time.
Exlains why I buy em more than I play em.