I've been a bit quiet on the blogging front recently. No excuses; I'm just hoping that at least someone noticed. Anyway, onwards and upwards...
Here's a problem: I have too many models. That's a bit broad and not something which I either can or wish to tackle all in one go. Let's narrow it down a bit: I have too many part-completed models - items that I have started to assemble, but which I haven't completed and packed away. The number of undercoated or part-painted models has risen to the point where they are clogging up my workbench and making it really difficult to make progress on anything much.
This is my answer: the pledge. I hereby state that I will only permit myself one new model to be taken out of its packaging, assembled &c for every two already-started items which I complete.
Obviously this cannot go on indefinitely as I would eventually run out of already-started models and therefore not allow myself to initiate any further new builds. Equally, there may come a point where a painting competition, a blog challenge or a special scenario at the games club requires one or more fresh models to be built in a limited time. My pledge is not to be applied rigidly and may be broken temporarily if such an event should require, but otherwise I do intend to honour it.
I made this commitment about 2 weeks ago. Since then, I believe that I have completed 19 models and started 1. By my own rules, I am therefore allowed to start another 8.5 figures whenever I wish. It's nice to be in credit already!
Here are some of the recently-finished models, just to show that I'm not cheating 🙂:
|1st Corps flock of sheep and shepherd|
|4Ground wagon, North Star oxen and scratch-built carrots!|
|Antediluvian Miniatures adventurers, cavewoman and priestess|
|Warlord Games samurai and bandits|
|Gripping Beast Saracen ghulams|