Big ol’ pile o’ shame – The SteamCon panic edition.

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shame update

Having not given myself any sort of deadline to demolish the pile o’ shame, I wasn’t feeling particularly worried about getting anything finished within a certain time frame. As per the last post, I picked something I felt like painting at that particular moment, and it got finished as and when. The only slight wrinkle to that is the fact that there are a few models I’d like to take to SteamCon in November, so they would need to get bumped to the top of the ‘To do’ list.

Briefly flirting with that top slot were the Ratcatchers. Having played a few games with the Morticians recently, I started to toy with the idea that painting the Rats in time for the convention was something I ‘could do’. Thankfully reality came to the rescue, and it didn’t long for me to realise it was something I ‘couldn’t do’. With work halted on them, I got on with making a start on Rookie Salvo, and building and painting my new Morticians goal token from the Broken Toad Mob-football (read: Guild Ball) goal token Kickstarter.

So here then is my progress. To keep track, I’ve come up with what I’m calling my Super Hi-tec Image Tracker (or S.H.I.T) photo, developed at great personal expense after lengthy research in to the available solutions. I think you’ll all agree that the manner in which it informs you, the viewer, of the current progress at a mere glance adds an air of professionalism to the project. I hoping to get photos of completed models up in the future, along with a write-up on the Green Dragon terrain, but that wont be until after SteamCon at the earliest.

If you’re heading to Manchester for SteamCon, say hello. Other than that TTFN.

Big ol’ Pile o’ Shame

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Okay here we go. First blog post in over a year, and yet another attempt to get back on the blogging horse. Those of you with a particularly sensitive irony meter should probably back away slowly, as I’m about to use this comically overdue update to talk about how I’m using it to motivate myself to get shit painted. Yeah, whatever… but before you wander off, this one involves self-flagellation. Sort of. I’m talking real shame here, folks. A big ol’ pile o’ shame to be precise, and I’ve decided the only way I’m going to tackle it is by being honest.

Behold! My wanton non paining of the things!

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You know how it goes; you buy something shiny, it goes in a box or cupboard until you have time to get round to it, you forget all about it, then another shiny thing comes along that you just gotta have. Eventually you get here, a big pile of unpainted stuff that sulks moodily in the corner of the room. Fear not though, fellow addicts, for there is a solution that doesn’t involve begging your local vicar to perform a resin and plastic-based exorcism – painting!

Right now, this picture is my motivation. I’m going to pick something pictured above, paint that thing (and only that thing) until completion, and cross it off the list. Then I’m going to pick a second thing. Then a third. And so on. This photo is my painting schedule for the foreseeable future. I need to get on top of my mountain of unpainted toy soldiers, and right now this particular pile of plastic and resin feels like the easiest to climb. Next update I’ll tell you all about how I kicked off my journey by buying more Guild Ball minis, but until then…

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