Originally Posted by Waaagh_Skabfang
I have University exams in May however so would it be possible to use one of those 'too much real life' tickets in the first month if I get too desperate?
You can use them whenever you like, but the danger of using it in the first month is that you never get going at all. Once you get that first month done you get a roll going that sets you up for the rest of the challenge. Even just try and get one HQ model in to start you off without putting on the pressure of getting a big mob done while studying.