I work a full five days a week. Each day I move hundreds of pounds of auto part. I am trying to do hobby stuff every day, but work days are hard. I get home as late as 7:30 after 8 or 9 hours. Dinner and some family time leave me less than 2 hours before I start falling asleep. That is enough time to do some painting.
The problem I am having is with my hands and arms. They are just tired. My fingers are stiff and my arms feel like lead. I just don’t have the fine motor skills to do the detailing that I like to do.
The things I can still do:
- Work on bases
- Assemble models
- Prime models
- Base coat models
- Washes and shading
As I look at this list, that is the majority of the things I need to do to finish a model. The trick is to manage the models I am working on so I do the detail work on the days I have off. Of course this includes balancing hobby time with everything else I have to do..
Part of the reason for writing this is show myself that I can keep going and not skip work night when I don’t feel the best.
Last night I pulled out the Silent Bob theme force (The High Reclaimer). I have never done the facings on the bases. I did a little bit of gluing too. The facings are yellow/orange. I got about half of them got done. I will work on them again soon. I also have to do repairs and facings on BigK theme too..
That pier base is done, but I am procrastinating on the model. Mostly because the detail is left. It two weeks there is a large charity event. I am planning on playing a list that includes that base/model. I guess I am saying I will finish that in two weeks… Damn, another deadline…
I thought there would be a clear winner by the end of the first week.
No, of course not. For two days Ashlynn was one point in the lead. Then it was a tie. Back to the Coven leading by a point. Now it is back to a tie.
I have thought of ending it in a tie, but I really don’t want two projects running at once.
So the pole goes on.
Until next time
Just do it.