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What do you guys do with your miniatures?

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I love watching the hoarding shows. It makes me feel better about my own occasional lapses in housekeeping.

I am fortunate that my wife is a musician/music teacher and has a ton of instruments. Her stuff takes WAY more space than mine will. Of course, I also don't own any piano sized minis. And we'll just ignore that half the basement is dedicated to minis and gaming, and she doesn't have a dedicated studio or conservatory...

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I can't watch those shows. My late mother-in-law was a hoarder. When we moved her out of her house... I still have nightmares more than a decade later.

 

My collection of minis fits in a plastic three drawer organizer. So I'm not hoarding. Now I need a plexiglass covered shadow box for displaying.

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I love watching the hoarding shows. It makes me feel better about my own occasional lapses in housekeeping.

I am fortunate that my wife is a musician/music teacher and has a ton of instruments. Her stuff takes WAY more space than mine will. Of course, I also don't own any piano sized minis. And we'll just ignore that half the basement is dedicated to minis and gaming, and she doesn't have a dedicated studio or conservatory...

I'm also a musician. I haven't really indulged too much in buying instruments, something I hope to rectify. Still, I have my old gigging pro bass (an ESP export custom), my Gibson SG, my classical, my acoustic, my Baby Taylor, my junker, my cheapo classical (I keep that under my desk at work), my drums, recording gear, Fender Deluxe Reverb, Boss GT6 and Fulldrive, Ampeg 8x10, Peavey MkIII...so just a couple things, really. Not even twenty!

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I believe I have started transitioning from collecting to hoarding.

 

I started using them for RPGs, found out there were some games attached, so I bought more. Bought more that looked cool. Bought more for RPGs. Bought more that were "collectible"/ LE. Bought more because my kids are getting interested in dad's tin soldiers.

 

I have dreams of painting them, but painting often takes a back seat to everything else right now. I'm not a fast painter on a good day. I figure I have enough minis now to paint to last me a lifetime. Oh, new releases? Sweet, let me see...

^ This. For many years, as evidenced by my forum name. And my avatar reflects my favorite band, not my painting speed. Lately, though, I have been limiting my collecting to a select few boutique/unique models, plus smaller groups only as needed for a couple of games. And those games are just the ones I have better than a snowball's chance of actually playing. Occasionally over the past 5 years or so, I've sold of some chunks of the (un)primed masses. Even after doing this a few more times in the coming years, I will still have a lifetime of minis to paint.

 

So, I paint for games, display, contest, gift, trade, pay, learning, teaching and fun...all of it.

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Fantasy (Reaper Minis): Table Top Role Playing Games. D&D, Pathfinder, HackMaster 3rd Edition

 

SciFi: Warhammer 40k.

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I take them out, look at them, think about painting them, paint about half of what I thought about painting, then hoard the rest and think of painting them some day.

 

Buy more, repeat!

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My collection of minis fits in a plastic three drawer organizer. So I'm not hoarding.

 

Well, you've only got 20 anyways . . .

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I paint them and use them for our various tabletop roleplaying games, mostly D&D and Rolemaster rule systems.

 

I love finding Reaper minis especially to match my roleplaying characters.

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100% of my minis are intended for either RPGs or wargames. If I were to do these as a modelling project, I definitely wouldn't use 28mm, but look at 54mm or 120mm instead.

 

Damon.

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I paint them and use them for our various tabletop roleplaying games, mostly D&D and Rolemaster rule systems.

 

I love finding Reaper minis especially to match my roleplaying characters.

 

 

I actually reached a point where I just started making them into characters. I even use the name on the blister pack. And where a Reaper analogue monster exists I adjust the game stats to match the miniature. So if they have an eye beast with 20 eyes, then the eye beast I send into action has 20 eye powers.

 

And you know what? It's a lot more fun this way. Particularly as conversion allows me to operate a creature shop of infinite horror.

 

Coming soon, the robotentacle-explobold eye terror of infinite tears and harm! (It's neutral, but they don't know that and they'll be too scared to let it speak ever since that magic housecat charmed them all into being its minions)

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I paint them and use them for our various tabletop roleplaying games, mostly D&D and Rolemaster rule systems.

 

I love finding Reaper minis especially to match my roleplaying characters.

 

 

I actually reached a point where I just started making them into characters. I even use the name on the blister pack. And where a Reaper analogue monster exists I adjust the game stats to match the miniature. So if they have an eye beast with 20 eyes, then the eye beast I send into action has 20 eye powers.

 

And you know what? It's a lot more fun this way. Particularly as conversion allows me to operate a creature shop of infinite horror.

 

Coming soon, the robotentacle-explobold eye terror of infinite tears and harm! (It's neutral, but they don't know that and they'll be too scared to let it speak ever since that magic housecat charmed them all into being its minions)

Sounds like any normal housecat to me. What was magical about it?

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It walked through walls.

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It walked through walls.

Still sounds like a normal house cat. Maybe it's our house....

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If we had a cat in the house, my wife would die, literally, so I'm not all that familiar with the quasi magical properties of the housecat.

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