|Where my wallet goes to die|
To avoid this and reward myself for finishing projects, I'm going to implement a system similar to what Dale at Realm of Warhammer 40k is doing. Essentially, models have a point value based on size and complexity, with bonus points for advanced techniques and basing and the like. Each point translates into a dollar for the hobby fund. Since most models will be worth significantly fewer points than their purchase cost, this could also help to decreasing the grey tide.
|Binge painting to buy that new Oooh Shiny!|
The end goal of these challenges to myself are to help keep me focused on finishing models rather than accumulating more grey plastic and to keep my spending in check. The pipe dream here would be to make my hobby spending self sustaining, where I feel comfortable buying a model to paint and then sell at profit. That's unlikely, but a nice thought to pursue.