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Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka




Hello everyone again. How is everyone doing? Took another break from the hobby because of life reasons, and now getting back, it seems I have the same problem I have been having for the last 18 or so years. I can't stick to anything. I keep jumping from one project to another. Seeing the new "shiney" makes me want to start them if they appeal to me. So I start on it, then life gets in the way, and I take a break. Come back and then go onto an old project because I liked the shiney at the time.

So basically I got nothing done. A bit here, a bit there. So I am wondering if other people are like me, and how do they cope with it. How do you stick with something and keep to it without getting bored and moving onto something else.

For example, I tried doing my Nids. For the last 10 or so years with the horrible codex, the toxicity on the internet because of that just made me not "feel" them so I got sick of painting 15 gaunts and went onto my Dark Angels. Same story, so got tired of painting and modelling Space Marines. So jumping onto other projects or armies and games like Lord of the Rings.

So again, I quit not because of life but because of frustrations of me feeling wasting all that time and money. One day I saw my sons painted gaunt in rainbow colours AKA, everything, when he was 3 years old, I remembered why I got into the hobby. So I stopped trying to get the toxicity of the internet out of me. I am hoping I became a better person now. Pretty shamed about being almost 50 and acting like a little kid on the net.

Well time to start over and now I am enjoying painting and modelling again. I don't care if I jump from project to project because at least now I have found my passion again and trying to do my best now. I am not comparing myself to others and just enjoy my table top standard I think it's called. Thing is now I want to start playing, but still have my "restartitits" or jumping from project to project.

So how can I try and make a playable painted army without restarting all the time. Maybe I should do what 5 minis for one army and if I want to do something else then go to that and do 5 minis or a unit? So a unit here, another army unit there? Something different? Been away playing for too long now and want to play and just need some direction in this old fart who doesn't know what to do.

Thank you for taking your time of reading my rumblings.

Davor

Agies Grimm:The "Learn to play, bro" mentality is mostly just a way for someone to try to shame you by implying that their metaphorical nerd-wiener is bigger than yours. Which, ironically, I think nerds do even more vehemently than jocks.

Everything is made up and the points don't matter. 40K or Who's Line is it Anyway?

Auticus wrote: Or in summation: its ok to exploit shoddy points because those are rules and gamers exist to find rules loopholes (they are still "legal"), but if the same force can be composed without structure, it emotionally feels "wrong".  
   
Made in ca
Anointed Dark Priest of Chaos





British Columbia

I am just as bad about it as you. There's something far too desirable about starting a new faction/themed army/game system.

Can't give you too much advice other than my collecting Chaos has helped due to its sheer scope and ability to be played across 3 game systems.

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Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka




Now I see why this is called plastic crack. Just damn to addicting to buy new stuff lol.

Agies Grimm:The "Learn to play, bro" mentality is mostly just a way for someone to try to shame you by implying that their metaphorical nerd-wiener is bigger than yours. Which, ironically, I think nerds do even more vehemently than jocks.

Everything is made up and the points don't matter. 40K or Who's Line is it Anyway?

Auticus wrote: Or in summation: its ok to exploit shoddy points because those are rules and gamers exist to find rules loopholes (they are still "legal"), but if the same force can be composed without structure, it emotionally feels "wrong".  
   
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Ancient Ultramarine Venerable Dreadnought





Southern California, USA

I've had this problem too and basically what I did was that I force myself to stick to certain goals before I run off to do something else. For example, right now I really want to do my WHFB Empire and 30k Emperor's Children but I still need to finish my Salamanders. So what I did was make a "To-Paint List" which little bubbles to check off before I can move on. I have to paint at least 1500 pts of Salamanders before I can move on. This is hardly half of my 40k Space Marine collection but its enough to play a game.

Thought for the day: Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.
30k Emperor's Children: 2000
Bolt Action Soviets: ~2000 pts
The Empire : ~60-70 models.
WMH CoC: 40 points (30 fully painted!)
1500 pts
: My Salamanders painting blog 16 Infantry and 2 Vehicles done so far!  
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka




DANG IT! Those new nurgle minis are BEAUTIFUL! How ironic, I want to start a new army now LOL. I don't know nothing about Nugle, but dang. Those minis are calling to me.

M you s t are e s I s I t . Papa Nugle is calling me now. I haven't even started my Tzneetch army yet lol.

Agies Grimm:The "Learn to play, bro" mentality is mostly just a way for someone to try to shame you by implying that their metaphorical nerd-wiener is bigger than yours. Which, ironically, I think nerds do even more vehemently than jocks.

Everything is made up and the points don't matter. 40K or Who's Line is it Anyway?

Auticus wrote: Or in summation: its ok to exploit shoddy points because those are rules and gamers exist to find rules loopholes (they are still "legal"), but if the same force can be composed without structure, it emotionally feels "wrong".  
   
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Fresh-Faced New User




I know this one well. I have about 10+ rulesets I want to start playing where I'm the only one locally who is even aware of the game in question, so I'll need to complete all of the models for a full game of whatever it is before I'll let myself demo it in public.

The planning I'm doing before the new year is:

1) Identify three different (as different as possible) projects to work on. Different genres, states of completion (still on sprue, assembled and cleaned, so on), types of model (units, big vehicles, terrain). No more than 10 models in a unit.

2) Set up supply packs for everything I'll need to complete the respective projects. Paint, glue, basing materials, putty, weapons for conversions, painting guides, wire, nippers, and pin vises for pinning. Set all of those project-specific supplies with the project.

3) Pick any one of the three packs for a night and have at it. That way I'll know I have everything I need, and don't need to break away from whatever project I'm working on to rummage through the stockpile and get frustrated when I can't find this paint or that one command model.

Minimize distractions and maximize the actual hobby time. Good luck to you!
   
Made in us
Walking Dead Wraithlord






Be 100% honest with yourself. Also, look at it like this: you're wasting money.

Now the kinder, gentler folks will say "Well, it's not wasted if you're having fun..." and if you're actually completing models and you don't want to game, that may well be accurate. Most of the time it's not. You'll spend enough money to buy and build two full armies...and you'll end up with "part" of eight different armies, none actually painted and you'll essentially have nothing to show for your time and money you've spent. That alone should be galling enough to get you to critically look at what you're doing.

At some point you'll have to simply look at your willpower/discipline. If you know you have the "new and shiny" issue like so many people do, take steps to address it:

1) See something. Want something. Wait two or three weeks...if you still want it, buy it.
2) If you think you'll like a new army, borrow someone else's or proxy it first.
3) Paint your models and don't game with anything that's not painted.
4) Buy one box or item/unit at a time. Combined with number 3 - this way if you change your mind, you'll only have a few units to sell instead of a wall of grey plastic.
5) Only buy and build something you genuinely really like...particularly if you've liked a unit or army for years, not minutes.

I still give into the new shiny on occasion, but I make sure to keep stuff in box or only a couple of units test painted till I change my mind. I paint well enough that I can recover my costs (if not my time) by re-selling on eBay if needed. There is a catharsis in selling off un-used stuff.

The hardest thing to do...is paint and finish a full army. Once you do, you'll have an appreciation for it, and it will become the standard. It's extremely rewarding and can actual encourage you to do the same with other armies.

Failing all of this, it may be financially beneficial to switch hobbies or change how you spend your money. A lot of folks "think" they want to wargame but really don't have the time, patience, skill, or industry to really do it. It's an expensive, time-consuming hobby and there's nothing particularly easy about getting it all on the table and looking nice.

 
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut




If you can afford it, tinker.

Elbows makes good points. On the other hand, a nurgle here, a tyranid there - if you enjoy it - why not?

Painted armies DO look nicer, but you can still have a perfectly enjoyable game in grey. Heck, chess is a good game and it only has two colours - and my artist wife would argue that they're not colours at all...
   
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Huge Hierodule





Bristol, England

stroller wrote:
Heck, chess is a good game and it only has two colours - and my artist wife would argue that they're not colours at all...

This is a poor analogy.
Chess pieces are, on the whole, designed with a very strong and easily recognised silouette.
This can't be said for playing 'spot the flamer' or 'is it a power sword' in a unit of grey models that's all too close to another unit of very similar looking grey models.
Painted toy soldiers are much easier to play with and enhance the game enormously. Fact.

Anyway, back on topic. If you've never finished an army and played two nicely painted and based forces against each other on a decently put together board then make it your number 1 priority.
Just focus on one thing.
Force yourself to do it.
Thank me for the advice.

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Everyone: No.
Oli: But it fits through the doors, Look! 
   
Made in gb
Battlefield Tourist





On an Express Elevator to Hell!!

Yep think that's the best piece of advice you can give. Having some discipline really helps.

It seems a silly thing to say, but keeping away from News sections of websites/blogs is another one! Can't be pulled away by a new shiny game or release if you don't know it exists

Finally, I don't think there is too much wrong with having a couple of projects on the go at once. I'll usually spend a couple of months in something, get bored and do a couple of character pieces, skirmish miniatures or something like that, then come back to it with a renewed energy.

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Regular Dakkanaut




United King room or

Play Kill Team or the Skirmishier versions.

Just aim to get a Kill Team sorted - about 10 Marines.

It's small enough to be do able in one spurt.

My big breakthrough this year was decisiding to 'finish' things earlier. Normally, the Base would be the last thing I do, after I have visited a model for perhaps 20 different Base coast, layers, shades etc. My new rule is....provided all the prime is covered, I can also cover the Base - not with the final dry brushed ferrocrete texture paint, but a splash of Skavenblight Dinge. It it is them tabletop ready. If I want to go back and add more layers and highlight the shaodw of the reflection of a bootlace, fine, but the chances are I will be working on the next project by then. Meanwhile I have a tabletop ready squad in the bag.

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Made in jp
Utilizing Careful Highlighting





Japan

FacebookJunkie wrote:
Play Kill Team or the Skirmishier versions.

Just aim to get a Kill Team sorted - about 10 Marines.

It's small enough to be do able in one spurt.


This is the answer. A Kill Team is the first step to a 40K army. A Deadzone Strike team is the first step to a Warpath army. A Frostgrave warband leads to a Dragon Rampant warband which eventually becomes a Kings of War army. Small, playable units stack up to full-sized forces.


Check out the All-New, All-Different A Tale of Several Gamers!
Now showing Frostgrave soldiers!

Painting total as of 7/12/2018: 116 plus three sets of Osgiliath ruins and Great Cthulhu and a Japanese peasant farmhouse.
Painting total for 2017: 267 plus two SF buildings and two specimen tanks and two Treemen and two chariots and lots of Frostgrave ruins and an evil tree, six mythos monsters, two GF9 swamps and thirteen pieces of scatter terrain.

 
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka




Some great ideas there. Thank you everyone for your help. Sadly I have no discipline. I know that is a big part. I am trying something new that I was told not to do, but after reading some posts here, it seems to be working and I am finally on the right track now.

Agies Grimm:The "Learn to play, bro" mentality is mostly just a way for someone to try to shame you by implying that their metaphorical nerd-wiener is bigger than yours. Which, ironically, I think nerds do even more vehemently than jocks.

Everything is made up and the points don't matter. 40K or Who's Line is it Anyway?

Auticus wrote: Or in summation: its ok to exploit shoddy points because those are rules and gamers exist to find rules loopholes (they are still "legal"), but if the same force can be composed without structure, it emotionally feels "wrong".  
   
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Fixture of Dakka





West Michigan, deep in Whitebread, USA

I bought a skirmish-sized collection of Skaven three years ago at Gencon, and they are not done yet.

But hey, this fall I did finish the paintjobs on my Orc warband that had been sitting idle for at least 10 years! I'm currently painting small warbands to use with One Page Fantasy (awesome little indie ruleset to use Warhammer models) to keep me on task.

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"By this point I'm convinced 100% that every single race in the 40k universe have somehow tapped into the ork ability to just have their tech work because they think it should."  
   
Made in nl
Rampaging Reaver Titan Princeps





Somewhere... over the rainbow

I jump armies and games all the time. I have lots of miniatures for lots of games by now, but I rarely manage to paint all of it before getting excited about the next thing. I have trouble concentrating on things for extended periods of time in general, so I blame that. Thanks ADD!
Anyways, now that I am in university I have almost no money to spend on miniatures anymore, and that really helps. I have to force myself now to finish one project before starting another, and also focus on just 40k and AoS. Still haven't finished the Dark Imperium and Shadespire boxes, and I am not going to buy anything until they are finished, no matter how tempting some of these new releases are!
For playing games, I find that playing smaller scale skirmish games of 40k and AoS is the way to go without spending big on a full army. Start with a small skirmish force and slowly build that out into a full army over time, finishing one unit before buying the next one.
And yeah, don't let the internet get to your head. Internet, being mostly anonymous and text-based, turns even perfectly nice people into toxic trolls.

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А сегодня, что для завтра сделал Я?
But today I don't feel like doing anything... 
   
Made in gb
Lord Commander in a Plush Chair





London

When it comes to new releases I suggest waiting a month or longer, they won’t vanish. See if you still really want them a month later before you buy into it. It’s too easy to buy something as soon as you see it in the magazine while your interest is piqued with no lasting desire to build it.
   
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Powerful Pegasus Knight






Davor, come back to the Tyranids.

I also have zero motivation to work on my bugs, csm, or any other army. I can make terrain all day - or goofy one off model projects. Painting armies? noooo

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Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka




 Stevefamine wrote:
Davor, come back to the Tyranids.

I also have zero motivation to work on my bugs, csm, or any other army. I can make terrain all day - or goofy one off model projects. Painting armies? noooo


Oh I have never left them. They are still on my tables just trying to see what my new colour scheme will work with.

Agies Grimm:The "Learn to play, bro" mentality is mostly just a way for someone to try to shame you by implying that their metaphorical nerd-wiener is bigger than yours. Which, ironically, I think nerds do even more vehemently than jocks.

Everything is made up and the points don't matter. 40K or Who's Line is it Anyway?

Auticus wrote: Or in summation: its ok to exploit shoddy points because those are rules and gamers exist to find rules loopholes (they are still "legal"), but if the same force can be composed without structure, it emotionally feels "wrong".  
   
Made in gb
Battlefield Tourist





On an Express Elevator to Hell!!

Missed this bit last time..
For example, I tried doing my Nids. For the last 10 or so years


My God man! (as Bones would say) - if you have been trying for that long, then forget discipline I would definitely give up on them!
If you had really wanted to do them then you would have done them by now, think that much is probably obvious.
They're just going to be more work for your great-grand-kids to clean out of your attic in 60-70yrs time by the sounds of things

I think it's the same for a lot of people trying to read through a book that they should like, or have been told they should, but are fighting though a few pages a week and then it's been going on for months. If it doesn't capture your imagination, if you don't actively enjoy it (which is really what this should be about), then I think it's time to move on.

I tried for several years to get a Caesar conquest of Britain in 28mm done. They kept getting pushed to the bottom of the painting pile and I just couldn't get the enthusiasm, no matter how many times I watched Gladiator. Sold them in the end and they helped fund an army that I did manage to get on with.

Just my advice of course, feel free to ignore!


Epic 30K&40K! A new players guide, contributors welcome https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/751316.page
Small but perfectly formed! A Great Crusade Epic 6mm project: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/694411.page
Excellent discussion forum & information collection for Epic and other small scale miniatures: http://www.tacticalwargames.net/taccmd/index.php

 
   
Made in us
Powerful Pegasus Knight






Davor wrote:
 Stevefamine wrote:
Davor, come back to the Tyranids.

I also have zero motivation to work on my bugs, csm, or any other army. I can make terrain all day - or goofy one off model projects. Painting armies? noooo


Oh I have never left them. They are still on my tables just trying to see what my new colour scheme will work with.


I'm also changing me scheme. Theoretically.

To rejig motivation and jumping projects. Try and deadline yourself by signing up for events or escalation leagues to force yourself to paint


 
   
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Grovelin' Grot





Chicago, IL

I would work on two projects at the same time.

Personally I enjoy painting in batches (5-15 models) and seeing them all brought up together. If I get tired of painting Orks (my current big project) I will move over into a character I want to put in a lot of time on, or move to a different game (D&D has been my go to).

The way I see it I am growing my collection of Orks without the burnout of painting 90 (at the moment I'm at 77) boyz while still growing my collection of D&D minis I enjoy with my friends.

A break from painting the same thing over and over is important, but I feel it's more important to keep on the painting track (even if you deviate a bit)
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka




Pacific wrote:Missed this bit last time..
For example, I tried doing my Nids. For the last 10 or so years


My God man! (as Bones would say) - if you have been trying for that long, then forget discipline I would definitely give up on them!
If you had really wanted to do them then you would have done them by now, think that much is probably obvious.


Part of the reason they were not done was because of life and I had to give up on the hobby. Another reason was because of depression and just didn't do them. Would sadly just sit there at the table with everything in front of me, but sadly no ambition when I tried to do the hobby. The last reason as I said because of the toxicity and getting caught up in it just didn't give me the enthusiasm to do them. I know no excuse but have found the passion again so I am so glad I never got rid of them.


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As an update, I found my terrain that GW released in the beginning of the year, and I am hoping having that set up, it will motivate me to get more minis done now so they can be used on the buildings.

Man I forgot how much prep work is. Got to get through it. So far I am doing about an hour a day, sometimes two hours a day getting through this. So off to a good start now.

I remember someone saying I should create a blog or what ever you call it to show my progress and it should help me keep going. How do you create a blog or what not?

Thank you everyone for your help. It is really appreciated.

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Agies Grimm:The "Learn to play, bro" mentality is mostly just a way for someone to try to shame you by implying that their metaphorical nerd-wiener is bigger than yours. Which, ironically, I think nerds do even more vehemently than jocks.

Everything is made up and the points don't matter. 40K or Who's Line is it Anyway?

Auticus wrote: Or in summation: its ok to exploit shoddy points because those are rules and gamers exist to find rules loopholes (they are still "legal"), but if the same force can be composed without structure, it emotionally feels "wrong".  
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Myrtle Creek, OR

Davor and everyone else interested,

Maybe you guys should check out this thread on whittling down your unpainted piles: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/745747.page
   
Made in ca
Shas'ui with Bonding Knife






Just try to build small armies. Try for 500 points, you can at least get in small games. Right now my Knights of Gryphonne are stitting at 30 power points (2 HQ, 2 Troop, 1 elite), enough for a small game, and not too far away from the 50 power/1000 point mark for medium sized games.

For big, full armies, you need a paint scheme that's fast and easy, not detailed and ambitious. That's when the pride of progress overrides any feeling of boredom and you can bang out 10-20 painted models a night. I keep trying to figure out how to pull this off while still having a good looking army, and it's all about planning, Keep it Simple.

The other option is the 'soup' army - right now Chaos or Imperium, where you can build an army of diverse elements so it's like you're painting 4-5 different armies at once. Sentinles one week, Deathwatch Terminators the next.


   
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MN

I do a couple of steps:

1. I lower my standards to Arm's Length quality. If it looks good enough for arm's length it is good enough.

2. Keep three projects on the go at once, and rotate through them as the other two dry/set. That way, when I paint I am always painting. When I build I am always building.

3. Make painting and modelling a social activity with your group. Have a painting night instead of playing. Social pantintg is fun and you cna learn a lot too.

4. What is the best way to beat writer's block? Write anyway. Same with projects. Don't feel like painting it? Too bad. Paint it anyway and see rule #1.

5. Realize that everything is more fun with painted models.

Do you like Free Wargames?
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Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka




Thanks for the great tips. I am going to try and apply them.

I really appreciate the advice so thank you everyone for taking your time to help me out.

Agies Grimm:The "Learn to play, bro" mentality is mostly just a way for someone to try to shame you by implying that their metaphorical nerd-wiener is bigger than yours. Which, ironically, I think nerds do even more vehemently than jocks.

Everything is made up and the points don't matter. 40K or Who's Line is it Anyway?

Auticus wrote: Or in summation: its ok to exploit shoddy points because those are rules and gamers exist to find rules loopholes (they are still "legal"), but if the same force can be composed without structure, it emotionally feels "wrong".  
   
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Seven Year War Afficianado






Chicago

Lots of great advice here. The ones that work best for me are:

1-Have several ongoing projects and swap between them as soon as one feels stale.

2-Find folks to game with. Getting figs on the table is the biggest motivator to getting things painted. It also helps that I refuse to put anything on the table that doesn't have paint on it, but that's not necessary for gaming to be a good drive to finish projects.

3-Fast-paint tabletop quality paintjobs. I base-spray, block-paint and then dip almost everything. They aren't studio quality, but they look quite good on the table and they get there pretty fast. A table full of tabletop quality minis looks much more impressive than an army that is mostly grey with just a couple of units painted to an extremely high standard.

Good luck whatever methods you decide to try!

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My Project Log, mostly revolving around custom "Toybashed" terrain.
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One more idea: start and maintain a painting blog on Dakka. My numbers went way up when I started planning a weekly update, and went up even more when I started getting comments and feedback from other Dakkaites.


Check out the All-New, All-Different A Tale of Several Gamers!
Now showing Frostgrave soldiers!

Painting total as of 7/12/2018: 116 plus three sets of Osgiliath ruins and Great Cthulhu and a Japanese peasant farmhouse.
Painting total for 2017: 267 plus two SF buildings and two specimen tanks and two Treemen and two chariots and lots of Frostgrave ruins and an evil tree, six mythos monsters, two GF9 swamps and thirteen pieces of scatter terrain.

 
   
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Moustache-twirling Princeps




We'll find out soon enough eh.

Davor wrote:
Some great ideas there. Thank you everyone for your help. Sadly I have no discipline. I know that is a big part. I am trying something new that I was told not to do, but after reading some posts here, it seems to be working and I am finally on the right track now.


Screw discipline, and a lot of the ideas in here are awful. Unless your one and only goal is to have a finished army at a given points value to play games with and the only way you'll get any joy out of the hobby is to achieve that goal, plenty of the stuff people are spouting in here is nonsense, utter and complete nonsense.

This is a passtime, a hobby, it's supposed to be fun not a chore that you force yourself to work through out of some misguided sense of obligation, not a job that you force yourself to complete to satisfy other people's standards. If chasing the new shiny stuff gives you pleasure then do it without guilt or shame, and hang all the killjoys and po-faced grumps who tell you otherwise. I spent years flogging myself because I hated sitting down and assembly-line painting giant armies just so I could go to a game, set them up, and shovel them right back off the table by the bucketload, until I realised that it's my bloody free time, nobody else's, and if folk actually think they're somehow superior people because they're willing to flog themselves doing things they don't enjoy just so they can say they've "finished" that's their problem not mine.

Rather than turning your hobby into a chore, structure your hobby around the way you like to do it - I chose to focus on a mix of small projects for smaller systems & projects that don't have any particular end goal and may never be "finished" by the standards of "I need to paint XYZ to hit 2000 points", and I chose to stop stressing over whether or not a project ends up "usable" so long as I enjoy my time working on it. The new Nurgle stuff caught my eye as well, so I've started working on a Carnival of Chaos warband for Mordheim, and I don't even feel a hint of shame or regret for doing so despite having nearly two dozen Mordheim warbands at various stages of planning or completion because I like making Mordheim warbands.

Find whatever your equivalent of that process is and enjoy yourself, and bugger anyone else.

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I need to acquire plastic Skavenslaves, can you help?
I have a blog now, evidently. Featuring the Alternative Mordheim Model Megalist.

"Your society's broken, so who should we blame? Should we blame the rich, powerful people who caused it? No, lets blame the people with no power and no money and those immigrants who don't even have the vote. Yea, it must be their fething fault." - Iain M Banks
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"The language of modern British politics is meant to sound benign. But words do not mean what they seem to mean. 'Reform' actually means 'cut' or 'end'. 'Flexibility' really means 'exploit'. 'Prudence' really means 'don't invest'. And 'efficient'? That means whatever you want it to mean, usually 'cut'. All really mean 'keep wages low for the masses, taxes low for the rich, profits high for the corporations, and accept the decline in public services and amenities this will cause'." - Robin McAlpine from Common Weal 
   
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I have tons of unfinished stuff too but I ALWAYS do my best to finish them at some point. I bought a cheap airbrush setup from Harbor Freight and I’ve been working much more efficiently since then. It’s a great way to get color on a large number of models quickly. If your painting space marines it goes fast. But I wouldn’t beat myself up too much. Life happens
   
 
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