I could do nothing without setting goals. This has been already told by one of my teachers but I've just found my way, to set up game-like achievements with real life objects. This fills my free time with actual thinking - when I'm not doing anything, I'm thinking about how I'll do things later on and on. This is why I've chosen to read 30 classics (for most of which I haven't had the time during high school although they were mandatory reads such as Homer or Goethe), books on warfare (Clausewitz, Sun-tze, Machiavelli, Guderian, Zrínyi [compatriot and military genius]) and 50 Osprey books and write commentaries about them, or to leave 500 comments on other blogs (keep an eye out you guys! -it is intentionally a huge challenge to keep me going). There are various goals from losing weight to faring better in regular studies or writing stories and poems for competitions.
Here's a welcome to 'Encourage One Another', an inspirational blog with an army of followers, wow!
- Recent: Get to the end of the present stack. Paint the Zvezda Nappie Russians, Italeri Revolutionary French for the Imagi-Nation units. Finish the Zvezda Prussians and Italeri Scot Greys.
- Necessities: Restore the painting stack, mostly with acrylics. Find a better source for varnish (Revell cans are too tiny and hardly enough for a unit of 40+ figs complete with the amount used for basing).
- Continuous: Keep up with the 30YW and Dorfainen projects. At least one box of each this year.
- Landsknechts in 28mm (or bigger than 1/72), Lead Adventures' Bruegelburg range seems nice enough - to give me some challenge in painting. If I can't have these after all, there are still some very nice plastics available. - This is the primary object now but might be delayed til Christmas.
- WW2, mainly vehicles, provided with weathering powder (and no more washes for you, evil spirits!) - 1/100s and maybe convincing my brothers/friends to contribute?
- Samurai, Zvezda boxes and Art of Tactic minisets.
- Imperial Romans and enemies, Zvezda again.
- Fantasy in 1/72 with Caesar sets. Orcs, heroes, dragons, dorfs, etc. (in no particular order).
- Selling stuff on ebay.
- After seeing things going at Jay's blog for instance, with a huge Huzzah! I'm getting into the greenstuff wasting industry. The plans are:
- Adding 'optical tuning' to Mars' 30YW Imperial heavy cavalry, a good start and practice.
- Sculpting a dragon, 1/72 scale. Already got the eggs.
- A series of a command fig of a certain Jackewlinese Colonel, the protagonist of my would-be novel: in poses of a) Mounted, charging b) Mounted, stationary c) On foot, smoking d) On foot, fighting with heavy cavalry sword and pistol.
- Buying A Song of... books (horse&musket and fantasy) soon.
- Extending the homegrown ruleset Inter Arma to fantasy battles (with flying/underground units) and adding campaign / leveling appendixes.
- Translating the 'big game' (horse&musket in the Napoleonic way, up to 20 pages) rules to English and publishing them here.
- Buy this hat or something similar. Generally to pay more attention to outfit and wear shirts more often. By chance buy a better leather coat than the one I've worn for nearly two years (a trust-worthy companion but, sadly, it gets ragged eventually).
- Write a hundred pages for my novel.
- Gain 50 followers (37 at present).
- Lose more weight.