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KoppiBlogger21 Nov 2021 3:09 a.m. PST

Thoughts and pictures about failed projects…
For english version please scroll down. It's at the end of the german text.


Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2021 6:40 a.m. PST

Not having finished a project does not make it 'failed'.

Greylegion21 Nov 2021 6:59 a.m. PST

Only means it's delayed ( for another year).

Personal logo Cardinal Ximenez Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2021 7:27 a.m. PST

You can only fail if you make the attempt. Consider the extra stuff "currency" for another project. :)

KevinV21 Nov 2021 7:42 a.m. PST

Funny timing for this article. We were talking after a game of Bolt Action just last Thursday about finished projects.
Two young guys and us two old timers. None of us has a truly finished army/project as we are always adding to our armies. It took me 25 plus years to collect my Pike and Shot armies before starting to paint them. I have a few units left that I want to paint, figures still in the cue.
Good article, thanks for posting.

BrockLanders Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2021 9:35 a.m. PST

I have a half finished 10mm ancients project that keeps whispering to me from the closet

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2021 10:24 a.m. PST

I recently found the 20mm 100YW English DBA army I'd started before I moved house….about 20 years ago. It's now in the painting queue again!

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2021 1:53 p.m. PST

Is this where I give The Speech again? "Finished" has little meaning. There are always more units, opposition armies and more terrain. "Game-ready" is the target--two opposing armies with compatible basing with matching rules and suitable terrain. Until you get that far, your time and money is wasted.

"Failure" is never getting there. Some projects take a lot of time. This is not failure. Shoving everything to the back of the closet and stacking other armies on top does not mean you haven't failed: it just means you haven't admitted your failure. Selling what you've got in a flea market is a formal admission of failure, but it lets you take the money and do something else--bring another project to game-ready, perhaps.

Look them over people. Is the project worth the time and money to bring it to game-readiness? More so than the other half-dozen in the queue? If not, time to convert it to money--and free space.

KoppiBlogger21 Nov 2021 2:45 p.m. PST

Thanks for your replies. Fortunately meanwhile a lot of stuff is painted. I will call it not "projects", but a lot of finished fun.😁😏

johannes5522 Nov 2021 1:49 a.m. PST

Wargaming and its related activities as painting, building, reading, visiting museums etc is not a project but a hobby what can take years to finish or even never finish. I think when I am going into my grave I still I have periods I want to add figures to, want to paint them and read about. So I'm sorry but a totally irrelevant article.
but hey, that is just my opinion.

KoppiBlogger24 Nov 2021 1:52 p.m. PST

Hi Johannes,

the article was a blink on some failed projects.
Have a look at the title of my BLOG.
I totally agree with you and because of that I chose "History as a hobby" as the title of my Blog.

Captain Pete24 Nov 2021 7:23 p.m. PST

I can't say that I have failed projects but only ones that seem to take longer to complete. I only fail if I totally give up on the project as I typically don't set a hard time line for getting it done.

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