First of all I wasn’t expecting Google to get it wrong.
Someone at google needs glasses dammit!
We all know what hoarding is right?
Well after my last thought provoking post – https://imperialrebelork.wordpress.com/2018/06/29/hobby-vs-money/
It got me thinking about all the things we buy, hobby specific, that just sort of… well kinda… ummm just sits in the cupboard or on the shelf collecting dust. I also thought about the flip side of this phenomenon and how much of our lead/plastic bits and bobs we actually glue together, paint and enjoy??
It’s something, when I started getting into the hobby in a hardcore way, didn’t expect to happen. I just thought I’d buy something, build it, paint it and then display it or use it in a game here and there.
Now, three years in, I still have the very first thing I bought for my new chapter in the hobby which was an Ork Bomber Plane haha. It stares up at me every time I open the locker and I can hear it sniggering and whispering to itself how he tricked me into buying him.
Of course I have every intention of building and painting it BUT now there are so many other boxes and bags of models and kits and Lead minis waiting and taunting me.
I know I’m not alone in this.
As some of you know, I prefer building, converting and kitbashing to painting, although I have been annoying painting more lately. Therefore I have lots of sandwich bags FULL of “made” miniatures. So many. So as well as too many boxes of minis I have piles of bags of little plastic men too haha. I’d say the ratio for finished vs piled up minis for me would be 1/10 haha.
Now as there are soooooo many companies out there making so many cool minis my assumption would be that I’m just going to keep adding to the pile and then slowly chip away at it. I’m guessing that in retirement (twenty years from now) I’ll be able to knock out more painted models than ever before unless of course my hands tremble too much or I’m busy yelling at Grandkids to stop hiding my walking stick or pinching my pipe.
So if I’m honest with myself the pile will only get bigger and I don’t think I’ll ever say “I’m finished” and I guess I never want to.
With so many things in life there’s a start and an end.
You watch a movie from start to end.
You read a book from start to end.
You’re born you die.
With this beloved hobby of ours there is no end and that’s a very good thing in my opinion. For me it always feels like I’m searching or on a mission to build the best model. To paint the best model. I relate it back to my band days when I was always striving to write/play/sing the best song I could.
So folks, I’d love to hear your thoughts and also what you’re ratio is?