Welcome to this week’s Musings!
Big Project Versus Boredom
For a little while now I’ve been toying with the idea of undertaking a bigger project. I’m not talking about something on the scale of a large gaming board. Although the idea appeals to me it’s the space issue even if I did something modular. I’m thinking more along the lines of a larger version of the Old West buildings that I’ve done in the past. Instead of a single building something which has four or five instead and gives the impression or being a section of a town.
On the up side it would keep me going for a long time, enable me to embrace the improvements I made with the latter builds I did and of course I like the genre. On the downside my chief concern is getting bored. I love the creative side of the hobby and I feel certain other ideas will flow through my mind which will lead to frustration and impatience with what I am doing.
Of course I could strike a compromise. Construct a building at a time, paint a couple of figures, do something different and then start the cycle again. I’m warming more and more to this idea. Some further thought and some planning is need. I also need to write a list, lots of lists in fact.
I also need to complete a few more of the dozen or so things that I currently have on the go. Which leads me nicely into my next topic for this week …
It’s often said that men cannot multi task. Women apparently do it all the time and never more so than when they have a baby in tow. They just get on with everything because they have to. As a father of two I can testify to this. In fact I’ve never been allowed to forget it! Having a child is a badge of office which seems to have entitled my wife to ridiculing my inability to multi task at every opportunity. Like giving birth it’s a women thing which us blokes just can’t do.
I choose not to argue with she who must be obeyed but of course she is talking – how can I put it – total bollocks! Of course men can multi task. For example, while the kettle is boiling to make a morning cup of tea I empty the dish washer and get the breakfast things out (her job really bit what can I say I’m a modern man). More than that I have at least half a dozen models on the go at any one time! Hell, I can even paint a model while listening to music or watching a film!
Men can multi task. I can multi task! I think I have proved my point. In fact I will go one step further. If women are so good at multi tasking, and yes dearest I’m including you in this (God help me if she reads this!) then why can’t they make love when they have a headache?
… “and that my Lord concludes the case for the defence”.
I have mentioned in past Musings that I am a lists person. Nothing has changed, I still am. However, due to age, I’m now starting to forget things. I am remembering to put things on the list but not how to do them. In modelling terms this translates into “paint the wooden doors” being on the to do list but forgetting what colours and the sequence I painted them in.
Something needs to be done so I’m contemplating the idea of documenting some of this and maybe just maybe making a mini series of future posts. This of course only stands any chance of working if I can remember what I did! I’ll think on it.
Until next time.