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Zero unpainted miniatures: good while it lasted

So I lasted less than a month with no unpainted miniatures! Some mail arrived for me today while I was wokring from home:

That’s three imported issues of Imperium magazine, each with one miniature. For curious Australians, I ordered these from Forbidden Planet in the UK, and they took two weeks to arrive.

For anyone outside Australia wondering why I did this; here we are up to Issue 4, and I didn’t want to wait.

I now have 4 unpainted miniatures, as a fourth issue showed up after I took the above photo, and I have one more issue still to come – but it hasn’t been released yet.

My new rule is to paint everything I buy within 6 months of purchase. This should give me time to experiment and try new things (important!) but also stop me from accumulating a pile of stuff similar to the last one.

We’ll see.


8 comments on “Zero unpainted miniatures: good while it lasted

  1. Guru PIG
    July 19, 2022

    We all new it wouldn’t last!!!! You did well to get as far as you did. Don’t you just love the smell of paints in the evening.

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  2. Faust
    July 20, 2022

    Nice, 6 month window goal sounds pretty reasonable. For myself, I could actually break that down to basically how many minis I could paint in that time too. Which would give me a finite number of minis to be purchased. Interesting.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. templeofthutmos
    July 20, 2022

    Great to see the painting queue is back up and running!

    Liked by 1 person

    • davekay
      July 20, 2022

      It more like a temporary pause in activity!


  4. mellis1644
    July 21, 2022

    Glad to hear this news. I don’t think being ‘unpainted free’ is good for you, it’s not not healthy or natural. I have not had that issue oh in 40+ years now. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

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