Saturday, January 29, 2011

So, there I was....

I was all ready to write my next blog entry about how I had been dealing with a bit of hobby burn out when, fueled by a dose of Benadryl and a lot of sleep, I woke up early this morning and started perusing eBay. I found something I'd been wanting for quite a while at reasonable price with a BIN. I also made a quick visit to pick up a few items at Monkey Depot, one of my favorite on-line retailers of 1/6 scale action figures and loose accessories.

Hopefully I'll have some shiny new photos to post later in the week. Maybe I'll also have some new things to post at my other blog, Call Sign: Wyvern, since that's what the stuff from MD is supposed to be for. While the blogs are quiet, there is work going on behind the scenes. I just don't feel it's ready to post yet. My military squad project for CS: W is still lacking some pieces and I'd really like to wait for the up-coming flood of M249/Mk. 46 light machine guns hit the market to finish my SAW gunner (or gunners).

Anyway, stay tuned and hopefully things will get a little more lively around here in the near future.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The best laid plans....

OK, so I had one of those "end of the year round-up" post all planned out but it didn't happen. To be honest, 2010 was not a big year of acquisitions and "hot new items" for me. I have to admit that it's actually been a few years since I seriously tried to stay on top of what's hot in my various hobbies. In the 1/6 scale action figure hobby, I've pretty much settled in to the figures I like to use and they are rarely the most desirable "must have items". Therein lies the problem; how do you do a "year in review" when you haven't bought anything current or followed any trends?

Instead, I had planned to focus on projects I had worked on but there too, I had trouble thinking of anything much to say. Not that I didn't have anything to show for 2010 but it just wasn't interesting. Part of my decision to re-tool my blogs and open RoG is to hopefully better focus this year and in the future. We'll see how that goes, although I'll admit I'm already off to a less than amazing start.

And hey, maybe if I happen to have an "extra" $300 lying around (HA!), I'll buy one of those 3A-Ashley Wood robots this year! (HA! x2)