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Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member08 Oct 2017 1:58 p.m. PST

I'm sure we've done this before, but what the heck. When doing projects,are you:

A. Ant--Work solely on one project until it's completed.

B. Butterfly--Flit from one to another,never getting anything "finished".

C. Somewhere in between--work on a few projects simultaneously (Caterpillar?).

Feel free to add options. One might be:

S. Spider--I let others do the projects, and then entrap them in my Wargaming Web of Doom! Muahahahaha!

The Beast Rampant08 Oct 2017 2:04 p.m. PST


Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2017 2:34 p.m. PST

Caterpillar, with Ant tenancies!

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2017 3:07 p.m. PST

Caterpillar, with Butterfly tenancies!

KPinder08 Oct 2017 3:29 p.m. PST

B! Oy vay, am I a B.

Rich Bliss08 Oct 2017 3:53 p.m. PST

In between. As I've gotten older, I defintely finish projects, but I generally have 3-4 projects underway at the same time.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2017 6:30 p.m. PST


roving bandit08 Oct 2017 7:21 p.m. PST

B or is that Bee?

rmaker08 Oct 2017 8:26 p.m. PST


Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2017 9:51 p.m. PST

Definitely a C, but I would rather be a beautiful butterfly.

Dagwood08 Oct 2017 11:31 p.m. PST


Tacitus08 Oct 2017 11:38 p.m. PST

I haven't entirely finished one (insert appropriate curse word here) project in 10 years…I am a hopeless butterfly.

Green Tiger09 Oct 2017 1:10 a.m. PST


evilgong09 Oct 2017 2:33 a.m. PST

C mostly but try to be A


ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2017 2:37 a.m. PST

B sadly, way too many unfinished projects/units waiting.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2017 3:39 a.m. PST

I'm a butterfly that only drinks nectar from the coca plant making me a Tony Montana type Butterfly.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Oct 2017 5:19 a.m. PST

C – I work deliberately on a few projects, rotating among them as I go.

Personal logo Blake Walker Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2017 5:25 a.m. PST

A) Ant. Or a mule. ugh.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2017 6:12 a.m. PST


Cyrus the Great09 Oct 2017 7:25 a.m. PST


freerangeegg09 Oct 2017 7:56 a.m. PST

How does this ‘finish a project' idea work then?

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2017 8:22 a.m. PST


Major B09 Oct 2017 8:48 a.m. PST

Butterfly… far too many projects started. Stopped beating myself up and joined The Guild painting contest. It keeps me focused to finish at least part of some projects each year.

wrgmr109 Oct 2017 9:29 a.m. PST

D. Steadily work on one project, however if it is a large one there can be interruptions to the flow.

EG: I've been painting Calpe Prussians for 3 years now almost finished, just under 1000 figures. It was interrupted for 3 months while I created my Vimy Ridge project. Other interruptions occured while I painted up a few WW2 20mm armour, and a some smaller projects for our group games. However the goal of finishing the Prusssians was always there.

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2017 10:11 a.m. PST


Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2017 11:09 a.m. PST

Over the last few years I am a focused ant.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2017 11:40 a.m. PST


Rogues109 Oct 2017 12:45 p.m. PST

B and S. I believe these were chosen on purpose. I swear I have a cunning plan somewhere.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member09 Oct 2017 2:07 p.m. PST

I can't claim to be sharp enough for that.

Just to be absolutely clear, the entomological metaphors aren't meant to reflect our physical characteristics (heaven forbid!), but our behavioral ones.

But I'm sure you make a very handsome caterpillar, Winston.

Old Wolfman10 Oct 2017 7:03 a.m. PST


Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2017 9:56 p.m. PST

Beetles, they are known to hibernate and so do many of my projects.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2017 3:59 p.m. PST

C. Though I occasionally have reached "enough done to play with."

And S sounds very tempting.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member11 Oct 2017 7:40 p.m. PST

Major B--I can't wait to play with your 54mm ECW,so hurry up!
Don't be a B,Major B,be a major A!

Personal logo DWilliams Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member13 Oct 2017 9:28 a.m. PST

I fly like a butterfly, but (my troops) sting like a bee!

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