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Friday, 13 April 2012

New shiny stuff

After a bit of a wait (almost 4 weeks) I finally received my Old Crow models.  I have a couple of APC's and tanks along with a gunship.  They're really nice models and I had planned to use them with the Khurasan federal troops I own, but since they are releasing new vehicles soon I'm going to have to get a third army to go along with the Old Crow stuff and I can't decide what to get.  I'll have to let my wallet do the talking, which means very little.

I finished the first platoon of Khurasan feds and after receiving a second platoon Jon did a very heinous act.  He released the Caimon.  I had to have it, so it's currently on the way to me.

One of the big problems I face (as I know most gamers face) is lack of motivation.  Yes I just spent X on a shiny new army and it's arrived but I didn't realise just how many figures I'd bought, oh and the paint scheme shall be overly complicated just cause I hate myself.  I've based 30 figures and gave them their first coat of green, but they've sat on a shelf since Monday gathering dust (damn you Bioware for making me replay ME1&2).  Then you go looking on a forum for inspiration and you see a brand new set of figures or something that just tickles your fancy.  Take for example Micropanzer Russians, I'd originally planned to order some at the start of the month but the store was closed but decided against them telling myself I don't need walkers.  But the more I look at them I think that they are gorgeous models that deserve, nay need to be in my collection.  I just fear that they'll sit unpainted gathering dust.  It's an issue I had in GW, I think in nearly 3 years with them I manged to finish 6 armies.  One for Gothic, one for epic, two 40k, one LOTR and one fantasy undead army.  I had at one stage one company of Steel legion and a company of Praetorian Guard in various stages of painting, basing and filing that eventually was sold to free up space (I regret selling the Praetorian Guard, oh the plans I had).

I guess I suffer from the must have it and not think about the painting till after the shinyness wears off.  With getting back into gaming I realise that this is something I need to combat and only order something new when I need to paint and in the last few months have been quite good its just been the arrival of stuff I've waiting on and the release of new items I want to complete an army.  Basically what I'm asking is, what do you guys do to keep motivated when painting?  I do all the usual stuff, lock myself in a room and play music/watch tv.  Should I hire a dominatrix and tell her to slap me about if I fail to complete a unit/tank within a timescale?  Or should I just throw my cash at someone who can paint and needs extra money?  But does that not defeat the purpose of being a gamer/modeller?


  1. I know just how you feel. No sooner do you make an order then something else you really want comes on the scene. I've just looked at Spacejacker's blog and now I want to order from Khurasan already, and I just had a parcel from them this week! Many of us are the same way, with piles of minis waiting to be painted, yet still tempted to buy more. I think you'll have to go a long way to find one of us who has sufficient self control to just get what we need. It was certainly my intention when I switched to this scale, but all that has gone out of the window. I just console myself with the thought that I am the owner of a great collection!

  2. I'm glad I'm not along in being unable to give into the shinyness and ordered the Micropanzer Russians, though I did get the old crow tanks painted.

    That's also one of the reasons I started with 15mm, that and cost. It's so much cheaper with this scale and the stuff that is now being produced is just amazing.