Thursday, July 16, 2009

My Hobby Ate My Money

So normally I try to keeping spending to 40k under control. I don't want to suddently show up at home with a whole new army or my wife will have a(nother) fit. I'm sure this is not unfamiliar to any married guy with any hobby at all. ("Look honey, I got a great deal on this fly fishing rod at $300, so what if it's my 4th one! It's way different than the other 3!")

Generally if I spend less than $50 I feel like I'm doing good. It's like cutting down to one cigarette a day. Sure it's still not great, but I can tell myself I'm not doing as much damage quite as quickly and therefore better off in the long run.

$50 is a nice number. You can get most tanks in the game, or pick up a handful of blisters, or get a good clip of bits to work on that special project.

Today I spent my $50, and I don't feel like I really have much to show for it. Two can's of GW primer (white and black) and 2 paint brushes. That GW primer is near ridiculous at $15 a pop, but I've had the cheaper stuff really fuck up some models, and now I don't trust anything else.

Of course I already blew $50 on bits this month. So now I feel guilty.

And I guess if I feel guilty, I might as well go ahead and pick up that zuzzy mat I've been eyeballing. What's another $50 of guilt tacked on after all.


I'll have some self control, work on the models I have, and try to put the 'battlemat' project off until at least the end of next month.

Where's the '40k patch' to help me in my efforts?

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