1. Finish one of the JCW/JWI contingents (either yellows or the Fricklander as these lack the least)
Pros: a lot to paint, but generally cheap.
Cons: a lot to paint.
2. Buy more medievals for skirmish gaming.
Pros: a few sets could make a reasonable army.
Cons: those sets (talking about the Zvezda HYW French and the Caesar Adventurers) are expensive and/or only available from ebay or stores abroad.
3. Steampunk/ACW. Or a blend of both. Reading Miéville's Iron Council and then Keegan's The American Civil War had put this in my mind and now I can't get rid of it. Maybe, just maybe some local stores would have the Italeri ACW sets around. Should throw some steam tanks together.
Cons: don't know where to start.
What I can see to this is buying some figs from Pro Gloria Miniatures (which look real beautiful) but not any more than that!
Pros: more practice in 28mm.
These were the random brainstorming thingies. What must be done:
- Replenish the acrylics with Revell/Vallejo ones. Revell acrylics are cheaper but don't know how well they mix and this is very important.
- Buy more varnish. There are always varnish issues and haven't found the perfect solution yet. I'll stick to water-based regards basing, flocking etc. but I'll still need a matte one for the figs themselves.
- Finally getting into sculpting. Thought of something relatively simple first then advancing on some more complex levels (earth golems for the fantasy skirmish game or Daleks, just for fun?)
- WW2 aircraft from the Zvezda Art of Tactic range, these are cheap and neat little models.
- More brushes, there's never enough.
- Some extra scenery would come handy too.
So, in mind, I've already spent twice as much as I should IRL.
Here are the occasional welcomes to a bunch of a good folk who've joined my blog in the weekend: Chuck Cathcart or Colonel Scipio from Palladian Guard; Ni. Tchirititch from Nowhere to Lead Soldiers; and my pal Attila whom I've just told to sign up :)
Coming this week: some medieval archers and a huge batrep with loads of pictures.