I have simply too much on the go at the moment, and with Warfare Reading coming up in just over a week it's set to get worse before it gets better. A quick rundown:
I managed to get all my initial figures painted, but then GCT released Aiko and Gorilla, and now I have two more to do.
I have generally been pretty good with these guys, getting them painted not long after purchase. But a general slowing of releases lulled me into a false sense of security and before I knew it I had five to do.
I got the Immortals boxed set at Salute for a ludicrous £10, only just got around to assembling it.
One model done so far. I like the colour scheme, but still a dozen to go.
I have two Masters plus warbands unpainted.
Horde of the Things
I painted my Fantasy Chinese army a while back, but I still have a Goblin army and another Fantasy East Asian army to do. Warfare Reading marks a year since I started this project.
In spite of myself I succumbed to lure of new and cheap(ish) models and my Chaos army is set to get bigger.
Yes I am a mug, but I couldn't resist the little ships. One down, so far, nine to go.
Normans and Saxons
The real nightmare, I got these at Salute and so far have one unit a quarter done.
The curse of the wargamer is too have either too little money or too little time. During an unpleasant period of unemployment I managed to get my Warhammer Chaos army done (job hunting in the morning painting in the afternoon), but these days I only seem to skirt around the edges. It doesn't help that the lure of new models is always so strong and that lovely new model you picked up at the convention rapidly looks dull and lifeless next to the new shiny thing.
In some ways its like comfort eating. Frustrated at your lack of progress you compensate and indulge in new toys which makes the problem worse. Still, with Summer well and truly over and no more holidays to distract me, maybe I can get down to some regular painting.
That said, I am updating this blog right now when I could be painting