Yes, I've gone off and actually set up a painting plan for this year's challenge, including estimated submissions for all the bonus rounds. It's kind of sad really when I think of it, but we'll see if thinking out past my usual 2 weeks actually results in more productivity.
We've got 15 weeks in this year's challenge and I've prep'd and primed about 70% of the planned submissions. I've even figured out what I'm doing for each of the 7 Fortnight Challenges (ok the one I'm thinking for for "Hot" is sketchy at best). Curt will be relieved to know that none of my planed submissions involve 1:1 scale work bench furniture.
Periodically, progress will be reported on actual vs expected - usually when the comparison is favorable to yours truly. I suspect there will be some substitutions along the way and that some of the estimated points I have will vary from Curt's arbitrary and capricious judgements. How does one score a All Quiet on the Martian Front Land Ironclad, which is over 12 inches long and weighs 5 pounds? Rather than reveal my estimates, I'll wait to see what the Lord High Commissioner (LHC) deems my unworthy submissions to be worth - sometimes it's just better to accept the judgement of ones social superiors. At the end of the competition we'll compare estimated vs awarded points, which creates a built in excuse for me to use in case of failure.
All kidding aside, I really do thank Curt for organizing and running this event - it's a lot of fun for me and the other participants but an astonishing amount of work for Curt - thanks for the efforts*
Back to Prepping and Priming.....The primer spray cans fumes man... all the pretty colors.......
* Those readers with suspicious minds might think the second to last paragraph is a blatant attempt to curry favor with LHC Curt to gain better points allocations for judgmental entries. My only response to that statement is that "I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here"