Saturday, October 22, 2016

3rd Quarter 2016 painting and Expense Report


July 2016
Historicon meals  $38 + $9.20 + $9.20 + $8.49 + $28.94 =  $  93.83
Historicon Room  $201.13
Tolls $50
StoneHouse models  $106
Old Glory French Infantry in Bicone 50 figures @ $20
Gale Force 90 Economy Bases  $15
Brigade Games (Gendarmes,  and Dragoons on foot) $68.40
Home Depot (Doormat for wheat fields, shelf unit) 29.56 + 9.97 = $39.53
MONTH = 573.89

August 2016

September 2016
HobbyTown USA: Woodlands Scenic Tree armatures and foliage, scenic cement,. microset, microsol solution for decals $47.84
Home Depot:  spray primer, Super Glue $9.50
MONTH = $57.34

QUARTER = $631.23
YTD =   $1,170 (some what over budget after Historicon, as expected)


July 2016
39 Hussite Infantry   195 points
12 Perry HYW Fopot   60 points
7 Perry HYW Mounted 70 points
12 OG HYW Knights   120 points
MONTH =   445

August 2016
24 British Dragoons (Old Glory)  240 points

Nil  (many units nearly completed though)

YTD =  1635

The Scoring
28mm foot figure = 5 points
28mm mounted figure, artillery piece or crew served weapon = 10 points
28mm vehicle = 15 points

Annie doing some impromptu Dock Diving into choppy Lake Cayuga this past weekend.

Zoe and Rory are watching; they all swam. Zoe will dock dive once in a while if the mood strikes her, but Annie  always loves doing it - here's her second jump!


  1. Sounds like you've been busy this year so far.

  2. Peter, I applaud your courage. I could come up with the proper hobby accounting if pressed but I prefer to keep the totals fuzzy.

    1. I can understand that , Jon. On the other hand, I prefer to know. It's also kind of like weighing in weekly at Weight Watchers; if you know you have to give an account of yourself, it tends to constrain your spending!

  3. Nice to be precise, I think I'm more ballpark but I think I have a pretty good idea about the money spent. Keeping track of figures I'm less good, a good argument for having a blog I guess. Oh and well done on the numbers of figures so far.
    Best Iain

    1. I am trying to include almost everything even glue and primer, etc to get a real idea of what I spend. I had a ballpark idea myself, and it wasn't too far off. The biggest item is the non gaming costs of attending Historicon. On the other hand, it's cheap compared with flying to and from the UK like Tim has the past 6 7 years at least!

  4. Like children, grand children and dogs, one should not put a price on such things!!! :)

    1. Good one, James. I actually have been after my wife a bit to get a ballpark idea of our discretionary dog related expenses. I don't think that is going to happen, so I have very little to fear re: my hobby expenditures by comparison.

  5. I tend to be of Jonathan's POV. My hobby expenses were quite modest until I went to a show last weekend and went mad. However, I am creeping into middle middle age, I have some discretionary income ... I wish I had dogs like yours as well, but alas, not for now.

    1. Ah, one of the pleasures of middle, middle age; discretionary income! The downside is that I can buy figures faster than I can paint them!

    2. My lead reserves were at an all time high as of the beginning of this year. I have at least painted the majority of what I have bought this year, plus some from the older stock. I don't really like having a LOT of unpainted lead on hand (and at present my discretionary income is in fact rather low) , so I anticipate low expenditures next year as well, at least until I start working on the Spanish project... which may not be until 2018 at this rate!