The lark being, changing historical periods at the drop of a hat, and I have some damning evidence to prove it.
First of all, the cupboard of shame, stacked full of Oooooooooh Shiny, at least here I can shut the doors, and go "La la La La can't see you!!"
The horrors under the desk of doom however, are always there, whispering Loser Loser you can't get anything finished :-(
I am now finding this whole thing very depressing. Recently I got all over excited by Napoleonic Saxons, I duly ordered a few ( about 50 figures) and set about paiting one to see how it would go. I got the figure nearly finished, dropped it, broke off the bayonet, and then thought, these buggers will take an age to paint, and just why the bloody hell am I doing them anyway.
I had a load of SCW stuff on the desk, was getting along just fine, then decided a game as in order, so lots more stuff had to be done, along with working out some lists, and rules additions, and posting stuff on various blogs. Real life intervened and I could not make it over to the club, demoralised I duly packed away the SCW stuff, and the enthusiasm has just bled away.
Now the desk is littered with Romano-Brits, they are already painted, but not good enough for this stupid git, so they are getting a reworking, replacing the bendy metal spears, redoing the faces, redoing the metals, tidying up the clothes, putting on new LBMS sheild transfers and then rebasing them. They have some opponents, most normal people would think, hey lets do some Saxons, or maybe some Picts. Picking one or the other, and getting on with it, but not me, oh no, you have to have both, and have them littering the desk too. :-(
The current state of affairs
I also have these, look they have paint on them!!!
Guess what, go on bet you can't?
yep, don't like em, they need a repaint.
So here it is, the big box has the Romano-Brits in it, the little white box is full of Picts, and the other one contains a load of Musketeer Minis Saxons.
The reason why I am doing these now?
They are quite simply, the best things I have painted in a very long time, and god knows I need to feel that I have achieved something.
So here is where I stay for a bit, I have got to get grip on this bloody irrational jumping about. I can do this figures quite well, I have enough to put together two Dux B armies, and there is the challenge of making some more terrain, like this.
Or, should I just chuckin this painting lark altogether and just build some bloody models instead?
Yeah I know
I am bloody useless, and a bit of a joke.