Sunday, December 07, 2014

Hobby Budget Challenge plan - By month

Okay, so the Hobby Budget Challenge over at Facing The Grey Tide has officially started!


Here's the plan, by month, as best I can figure it.
December:

    Monthly budget: $75
    Funds available: $75

    Purchases:
  1.     Storm Talon Gunship $45
    Funds Remaining: $30

January:

    Fund Roll-over: $30
    Monthly budget: $150  (Double-up Month... Christmas money?)
    Funds available: $180

    Purchases:
  1. Imperial Knight $140
    Funds Remaining: $40

February:

    Fund Roll-over: $40
    Monthly budget: $75 
    Funds available: $115

    Purchases:
  1. None
    Funds Remaining: $115

March:

    Fund Roll-over: $115
    Monthly budget: $75 
    Funds available: $190

    Purchases:
  1. Imperial Knight $ 140
    Funds Remaining: $50

April:

    Fund Roll-over: $50
    Monthly budget: $75 
    Funds available: $125

    Purchases:
  1. Space Marine Bikes (3) $ 40
  2. Space Marine Bikes (3) $ 40
  3. Space Marine Bikes (3) $ 40
    Funds Remaining: $5


May:

    Fund Roll-over: $5
    Monthly budget: $75 
    Funds available: $80

    Purchases:
  1. Hunter / Stalker kit $65
  2. Scibor Templar shoulder pads $7
    Funds Remaining: $ 8

You'll notice that I choose to take a month off from buying, rather than slowly accumulating the cash to get the second Imperial Knight.  I know the build of the first one is going to take a lot of time, especially on the painting side of things.  At the same time,  I'm also building in a little bit of a buffer by putting the Stalker last, as I'll be able to knock-out a Rhino-frame-based kit pretty quick, should I find myself behind schedule.

   We'll see how this goes!