As we move into the second half of 2019, it is apparent that once again my purchasing power has outstripped my painting power by several thousand percent.
In an effort to redress this issue I have had to come up with a plan, both to get more models painted and regain my painting mojo. Unfortunately, as soon as you hear our next podcast recording, no one will believe that I came up with the idea before our guest – fellow podcaster Shaun Clark – is currently undergoing a challenge to paint an army a month for the next year.
My plan was to ensure that I painted an army a month between now and Christmas. However, I’m not stipulating the game, so an army could be something as small as a warband for Burrows & Badgers, or maybe Test of Honour, or something a bit larger like a force for Saga.
The rule doesn’t preclude any other painting, and can even just be to finish of an outstanding force (I’m thinking of my Planetfall Terran army at this point, which may distract me from wanting to buy other small scale sci-fi miniatures).
I’m starting off with something that should hopefully not be too strenuous – two starter fleets for Full Thrust. Admittedly, these do seem to have appeared from completely out of the blue, but they do relate to several conversations that were had at the start of the month – I am laying the blame squarely at the feet of Shaun Randell.
You never know, I may even get back into the swing of regular painting progress updates…