Since there's no logical reason for me to think this is a good idea, I wend ahead and upped the bet and raised my goal by 50 points, to 650. I barely cleared the 600 mark last year so this makes perfect sense.
The Challenge starts on December 5th. Details can be found on Curt's blog, Analogue Hobbies. The rules are the same as last year with a few added twists. Curt is all sorts of clever, which makes my head hurt, but should make this the best challenge yet.
I'm madly assembling and prepping models this weekend. I have tons of assembled and primed models already, so of course none of them will do. We are headed into winter here so I need to get things primed while the weather is warm enough. Once the cold sets in priming involves holding my breath in the basement.
Just the thought of the challenge has breathed new life into my hobby account. Now I just need to keep it rolling for the next five months. Should be easy enough.