We’re about to start week two of Governor Jay Inslee’s Stay at Home self-quarantine. I confess to feeling cooped up, but I am painting for Enfilade which is only fifty some odd days away. I check the coronavirus numbers on the Washington Post that are updated regularly. Though the curve is bent somewhat, cases in Washington state continue to increase regularly. Though we should get an update for the governor’s ban on gatherings Tuesday, it’s hard to imagine the convention comes off. There simply is no good news.
Even so, I am planning as though the Enfilade is still a go. That means I have to finish my projects. I still have a couple of irons in the fire. The first is the Ploesti project. I hoped to have them finished by Sunday the 29th, but I just don’t see it happening. All the tedious lining is completed, but there is still lots of detailing to do–plexiglass panels, nose art, exhaust plumes, lettering and numbering and decals. Everything is a bit slow, because of the size of the miniatures. I’m hoping for Tuesday.
The other big project is the the Philippine-American scenario. This is one that still needs work. I finished the last of the American units today. There are still 32 more bolo-armed Philippine figures to paint. They’ll go fast, once I get started on them. I will have painted a considerable number of figures for this in the end. That’s great, wrapping up this project is high on my list. When the figures for this scenario is complete, I will still have plenty left to paint, but it’s a project I really want to wrap up.
In addition to the figures, however, is still a fair amount of stuff to do. I have a pair of 4Ground buildings to complete, plus some additional terrain bits to make that are central to the scenario. I’ve actually made a lot of progress in this area, but I still have a ways to go.
I’m far more concerned about a lack of opportunity to play test these games than I am finishing the work. The Stay-At-Home rules make things tough, both for places to play and gathering gamers together to play them. I think the Ploesti game will be fine, but the Philippine game has some moving parts that really need a couple of walks through.