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Total Cost: $632.96
Total Hours to date: 80 hours of hobby and 0 hours of games played with army. Value to date: $7.91 / hour.
Wow!!! What a crazy week. I have been running around like a madman during my work hours preparing for Historicon and during my ‘off’ time I have been painting British until my eye bled. I really enjoyed the crazy amount of time I spent hobbying this past week because I haven’t had a reason to complete a project since before Adepticon in March. It was a lot of fun seeing the army come together and my Sextons and half-tracks look really cool once they had their crew and passengers. Unfortunately, my combat platoons were the last thing to be finished so I haven’t had much time to get any gaming in before Historicon. The lack of gaming during this project only makes me look forward to playing in our big game and the WWPD guys are a lot of fun to game with so it should be fantastic.
My total amount of hobby time put into this project was 80 hours and you can see that my average dollar to hours spent ratio dropped considerably since last week. Everything now will only lower my percentage of money spent which in the end really makes this hobby worth the time and money. Not only that but I also have all my paint, tools, spray, glue, and basing materials to continue to add to this army which is my next project.
I actually prepared myself for my next project when I was adding decals to my tanks. Everything with the exception of my Shermans are marked with the 7th Armoured Division logo (Desert Rats) but my Shermans are marked as British Guards. I plan on splitting this force into two armies with the Shermans and infantry becoming British Guards and the rest will support a new Cromwell 7th Armoured Division force out of Turning Tide. I will even go as far as adding new infantry with the berets to give the Desert Rats a truly unique look.
I hope you enjoyed reading and following our Tale of Two Cities and the battle report will be posted soon.
Here is my army in all its glory. I think the next thing I learn is how to take better photographs but I learned quite a bit during this process. Hopefully you will be able to see our armies on display at Historicon.