On the Australia Day long weekend the family and I travelled to the coast for my friend Ben’s wedding. I’ve linked to his blog before. At the wedding we talked about miniatures (as you do), and Ben asked me if I’d like to swap a miniature for one of his paintings. I agreed, and now I’m starting to think about what model I would paint for him. Like just about every guy I know, he’s dabbled in Games Workshop games (Warhammer Fantasy Battle I think), so I was initially thinking I’d paint the Skaven Screaming Bell as I think it’s a great model and I’ve always wanted to paint it. But now I’m thinking that there’s a whole world of miniatures out there, why go with Games Workshop? Or even 28mm? There are lots of really impressive 54mm models out there that are maybe even better as display pieces.
We shall see.
In other news I successfully sold my first model on eBay (for more than $1!), and might have found a buyer for my Battle Sisters, the Order of the Revenant Maiden. Now I just have to finish painting one squad, as I realise that they haven’t been detailed. I gave up on them in disgust and switched to Infinity models a year or so ago at the thought of having to paint twelve near-identical models, again.
Does everyone else find it as hard to get hobby stuff done as I do? I used to have the problem of too many projects that I actually wasn’t very enthusiatic about. Now that I’ve fixed that by resolving to paint and then sell, I find that I have hobby stuff I’m excited about doing. The problem is my other responsibilities (my paid work, my writing, and some editing I’m doing on the side) seem to have crowded everything out when I wasn’t looking.
Bah, it’s too hot anyway, my paint practically evaporates as soon as I open the lid.