I’ve come to accept that it’s my way, or my pattern/habit, to get very excited about new projects, throw myself into it and then get distracted by other projects. To be honest this used to really bother me.
Why couldn’t I stuck to one thing to completion?
It’s interesting to me that with some things I do stick to it. Eg. Building the cabin, the Fembruary challenge, Orktober challenge and personal things like my work as a gardener or projects around the house.
I think I work well with smaller projects and if there’s a time frame. When it came to the cabin build it had to be done and couldn’t be left as a half finished cabin. 1. It would’ve made the house/garden look unkempt. 2. The wife would’ve been frustrated with me haha. As it was a case of having to get it done I got it done and I very much enjoyed it.
So it’s clear to me that I’m better with smaller projects but I still very much enjoy the big projects.
So the conclusion that I’ve come to is that I’m a dreamer of big things, and that’s fine, I’m a finisher of smaller things, and that’s fine too.
So 2022 will be full of bigger dreams and projects and some completed smaller things too.
With all that in mind here’s my project outlook for 2022
- Finish the Turnip28 army. (It’s a relatively small one)
- Finish the Napoleonic Zombie army. (Also a small one)
- Finish the Tau army. (With a light at the end of the tunnel with this one I feel like a concerted effort in the new year should see this one done and dusted)
- Chip away on CoffinWood. (This is a large project. Think along the line of Mark Morins Aztec project. Terrain and a shit load of minis)
- Chip away on HellGate. (I really love this project and haven’t been back to it for some time so I feel excited to do something with it soon-ish).
- Chip away on Bolt Action ‘48. (This is an epic sized project which is a little daunting but I love learning about WW2 and watching movie on it too so always feel inspired to paint some minis)
- Chip away on the medieval project. (Another very grand scale project and one I haven’t been back to in far too long but, like the others, I’d like to do a little something at least)
- The Rorke’s Drift (Zulu) project. (Yet another massive project but I’m thinking 2022 could see me build the buildings from the set I got from Warlord Games)
- There will be more Bossons chalkware head plaques to come in 2022. I really enjoy painting these and find them to be a good palette cleanser.
- I’ll be chipping away on my Ork armies as per usual and I’m very much looking forward to Orktober 2022.
- Chip away at my Praetorian Guard army. I have a whole bunch of original metal minis for this army that I’m keen to paint.
- I built a small Tallarn force a couple of years ago so I’d really like to start getting some paint on them in 2022.
- Foreign Legion project. Not sure if I’ve mentioned this one but I have a small army of French minis and a fort to paint up. Plus some Bedouin type minis too. Should be fun.
- Possibly a small army of Space Marines (Imperial Fists) if I can master painting yellow.
- I’m also toiling with the idea of RE-painting my Cadian Imperial Guard Army the Might 77th. I painted the many years ago now and I think I could do a better job of it now. It’d be a big job though plus
Now let’s be clear and real for a second, you and know and I only that I’ll be lucky to even do half of all I’ve mentioned but a bloke can dream can’t he?
I’m not going to promise anything, I’m not going to overthink or feel silly for not getting projects finished I’m just gonna keep on keeping on.
Thinking about all these projects, my ideas and the possibilities brings me a lot of joy. Sure it’s all toy soldiers at the end of the day but the imagination and creativity that coincides with it gets me super excited.
I think having the little cabin as my creative space really helps me too. I can’t tell you enough just how cool it is in there. Away from the world. I just need to plumb on a toilet haha.
All the best to you and your lovely projects for 2022 guys and Happy New Year!