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I sat down a while ago and did some five year planning, across all areas of my life. I’ve hit my mid-forties and so there’s a number of things I’d like to sort out over the next few years.
In the hobby section of planning, my number of unpainted miniatures loomed large. I’ve painted thousands of miniatures over the years, but there were always some that remained stubbornly free of paint.
As I write, that number of 782.
My five year goal is this: By the end of 2024, all miniatures I have owned for six months or more will be painted.
Having articulated the goal I sat down to do some more planning, looking over my unpainted collection. I divided them into a series of ‘trays’ each one holding around 120 miniatures.
This was the first. I gave myself 8 months to finish each tray, which is an increase in my painting rate. The tray above was finished in just over 7 months, so I’m happy about that.
However, this won’t make my collection complete unless I also cut down on the number of miniature I buy. So I have a secondary rule, which I call the 8:1 rule:
I can buy 1 miniature for every 8 miniatures I paint.
The photo above represented 120 painted models, or an allowance of 15. So far this year I’ve purchased 6 models, and all of those will be on the next tray (coming soon!).
It’s going to be an interesting journey over the next 5 years, and I hope you’ll be here to join me.