There is, I dare say, one or two figures hanging around your collection like a bad smell, never being painted and draining your enthusiasm just looking at them. For me, its been a half orc (I only have one) loitering around the fringes of my orcs, an elf archer, a samurai warrior (I do not collect Oriental fantasy figures as a general rule) and a dire wolf, the hobgoblin and the Chaos Warrior from the brilliance that is the BC2 Monster Starter Set.
Having these figures is not good for your hobby soul- they accumulate at the fringes of your collection, gathering as a clogging sense of dissatisfaction that taints the whole.
Today, being sick with a cold and generally unmotivated to sculpt, I tackled those figures, and the rush of vitality that returned when they where finished was astounding. Invigorated thus by the fall of my karmic blockers, I stormed ahead and got 90% of the way through 28 figures- completing a handful of those to my liking. Count em. 28.
Set aside a day of pain to tackle those ones, and you wont believe what it will do for your lead pile. Kill your karmic blockers today.
|Citadel FA19 female fighter with sword, Dwarf Adventurer, Talisman Necromancer,|
C13 Lesser Goblin, ADD OH2 Samurai, Wood Elf
The dwarf and Lesser goblin here are what I call 'soft targets'- things I know I can paint really quickly. On days I do not feel like a challenge, I bee line for these. I love the old lesser goblins- I have a bag of them somewhere and now I have the smaller 20mm bases I may do up a tiny, tiny warband. The Samurai here was the biggest karmic blocker in my collection!
I decided to go really far out with the Talisman Necromancer- slapping on a Wizard of Oz makeup to match his cartoonish look. The FA19 female fighter is one of the best faces on any citadel miniature ever. EVER. Its so subtle, and such a joy to paint. It would have made a great starter character for D&D.
|Citadel BC2 Monster Starter Boxed Set 90% complete|
|Mystery wolf, BC2 Vicious Giant Wolf|
If anyone knows the mystery wolf, I would be glad to have it identified. Its pretty stiff and old looking, but cannot find him on any citadel collectors sheets. I thought he was the FF giant wolf.
I also managed to knock down some chaos familiars, Norse Dwarves and a couple of Asgard beasties- but they will have to wait for a later post. I am tired as hell with cold!