Well I'm back from my holidays and have finished my commissions so can finally have a go at organising myself for the upcoming Tale of Several Gamers challenge but have hit a bit of a snag.
Said snag is that once again I seem to have been hit with a case of painters block. I've started painting a few different miniatures from different scales, ranges and periods but none of them seem to be working out which in turn makes things worse!
More infuriatingly, I have also found that I just don't have anything I want to get my teeth stuck into for the challenge (don't get me wrong, theres lots of ideas ranging from a Giant warband to finally tackling a Leviathan or Chronopia or even Crucible themed army but none of them seem to be really appealing at the moment!)
Its not the first time I've found myself feeling a bit down on the hobby front but it is the first that I've had in a while that makes me want to just throw my hands up in defeat and pack it all away for a while!
I must admit that I've tried all my usual tricks and none of them seem to be working at present, mostly, I suspect, the problem is that I just don't have the miniatures I want to have a crack at and the expense of getting them together is proving prohibitive and rather daunting, especially when I am saving up for our wedding. I think I am going to have to have a bit of a sit down and think over the next couple of days before the challenge starts and see what I can come up with.
Its really rather annoying as prior to the start of my holiday, I had a solid plan with what I was wanting to do and how I was going to do it but it seems to have fallen somewhat flat and the new possibilities seem to be coming and going without properly taking root. I really want to complete a 28mm scale force but suspect that at most I would be able to settle with a small warband of a dozen or so figures which is perfect for skirmishing but not for mass battles which is a bit of a problem.
Unfortunately the painters block gets worse with every frustratingly botched figure and I don't think I've ever had more partially completed figures kicking around before which in turn makes me ever more loath to pick up a brush and either power through them or try something different to break the monotony. Once again I am finding my stress relieving hobby causing me stress which is really making me cross, especially as even a week ago, I was getting along with things fine...
On the plus side, it is making me put a good deal of thought into the challenge and what I want to do with my hobby more generally!
Hopefully I will get out of this funk soon and get back to business as usual!
All the best!