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Goobertown hobbies has become regular viewing for me this month, and I was struck by this video about something every wargamer has: the pile of shame. Those unpainted miniatures bought on impulse or with intent years ago, but never touched.
Watching this video I was struck by how often Brent used the word ‘possibility’ to describe what he was looking at.
That got me thinking.
I wrote my own pile of shame article back in the early months of this blog. I had considered featuring the article as part of the Once upon a Wednesday series, but I realised I didn’t have much to say other than “still haven’t painted many of these.”
When I think of these miniatures in terms of possibilities though, my feelings change – a bit.
I won’t claim this is everything, but it’s a fair selection of what lies under the house, waiting patiently for the touch of a paint brush.
The large box has a mix mainly of historical models and Lord of the Rings figures. Assembled, based, even undercoated. All effectively abandoned. Possibly I could get those arbalesters painted up into a nice large unit, pay around the with chariorts, and get those trolls done.
My mother bought those chaos knights for me in 1994. I’ll paint them one day. I like the new Slaves to Darkness warriors and knights, so maybe I can start a chaos army with both old and new models. I could call it the chaos chollection, or something.
The SAGA Revenants box is one I would love to get back to. I painted 12 of the 48 metal zombies.
Elsewhere in the image are more Lord of the Rings possibilities, some Bad Squiddo miniatures, and for some reason two different versions of Harald Hardrada. On top of the pile of Lord of the Rings boxes are miniatures I forgot I had. Young children have given them a start, but possibly I could possibly start them all over again?
The sprues here have dark elves, and a Nazgul on a winged best. Behind stands an opened dungeon bridge set from Tablescapes Dungeons.