Slay the grey!

I have, like many a hobbyist, acquired  lots of models over the years. Inspiration takes me off to eBay with a head full of dreams of new projects, but unfortunately my crafting speed simply cannot keep up. Even with a 15 month old son to run around after, I had an hour or two every night to commit to model-making and painting but, alas, it still wasn’t making a dent In the pile.

With a family to feed and a pile of hobby rubble to sort out, something needed to change. I could have made the same resolution that all have tried at some point, to simply stop buying things until I had painted everything that I currently owned, but this hasn’t worked in the past so why would it work now?

I realised that part of the problem is that with the time taken to buy, build and paint any given project, I am already inspired by the next novel, TV show, etc, and I lose interest in continuing it. This leaves me with part-built or painted models all over the place  gathering dust.

Last October I decided to come up with a plan. One that, I’m happy add, has been working quite nicely ever since. I wrote a list of all the armies I had partly finished or just started and numbered them. I then made sure to build and prep the models I already owned, so that they were ready at hand to jump straight into painting. Finally I rolled a dice to see which army to start with and grabbed a couple of minis to paint. Each time I’m finished with those, I clean up the desk and roll again.

Minis primed and ready for painting

A very simple idea I’m sure you’ll agree, but the proof of the pudding, as they say, is in the eating…

Nurgle Death Guard
Catachan jungle fighters
Space marines
Tallarn desert raiders
WWII US airborne

Not a bad tally for seven months of painting even if I do say so myself!

9 thoughts on “Slay the grey!

    1. Thanks! It is indeed working nicely. I’ve had these space marines sergeants for quite some time so it’s really nice to get some paint on them, ready to lead my Iron Eagles in to another epic space crusade! 😃

  1. Outstanding, i look forward to defeating them on the table by traitor minis excellently painted by you! Don’t forget your beautiful mercenaries are always welcome in my beloved legion. G

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