Well I find myself on my first day off since returning to work and thought I would take a pause and look at the state of my hobby following my holiday.
It's been an interesting time here as I have sculpted and painted quite a few figures and even actually played several games using them and am even having some success at painting a decent sized warband, namely my Boar Company:
While I have had huge amounts of fun sculpting, painting and gaming with the little chaps, I have totally ceased work on any other project I was working on, be it warbands for Rogue Trader or my Warhammer/Kings of War army. Instead of mourning the loss of all that Oldhammer, I am having far too much fun with a project I feel I have literally made my own and sunk my teeth into.
I do apologise to the folks who have been following this blog for quite a while about the sporadic nature of the posts over the last few months and suspect that the stylised stuff I am working on now isn't a lot of folks cup of tea but frankly, I am really enjoying my hobby for the first time in what feels like ages and don't think I am going to be losing interest any time soon.
This does leave me with a bit of a quandary though as what about the other projects I mentioned. Do I simply pack them up and get rid of them, leave them to one side or try and continue them as well? I must admit that I am tempted by the first option, more likely to do the second and worry that the third will result in me doing nothing to be honest...
The sad thing is that I seem to have fallen out of love with most of the stuff I have done over the last few years, be it the fantasy or sci-fi, 6mm-28mm scale stuff. Since I moved house I got my own man cave and a decent sized gaming surface which should have meant that my productivity and hobby related fun should have gone up, instead it's fallen and is littered with stalled and abandoned projects.
Compare that to all the work I have accomplished in the last month or so with Somewhere on the Border. I have found myself revitalised and thoroughly enjoying my hobby again and will soon be adding a third warband, new characters and assorted denizens of Aeroth at a rate that has taken me by surprise!
I must admit that I have a sneaking suspicion that many of my miniatures collection will be making their way to ebay to make space for a project that really seems to have developed a life of its own. Part of me will miss all old school figures but if I am honest, it will only be a very small part of me as I was increasingly finding the whole thing rather stressful.
Therefore, I think it might be a plan to mothball this blog for a little while and see how I feel in a couple of months time. I may find my current project revitalises me and get a fresh urge to paint lots of bits and bobs, but I somehow doubt it.
It's been a good run and thanks to everyone who's followed my ramblings over the years and if you do happen to fancy dropping in on my new project, feel free to take a look at SOMEWHERE ON THE BORDER.
All the best