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How do you manage your shelf of shame?

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When my work forced me to move I got rid of most of my shame, passing them on to a guy who still plays 40k.

 

Still currently I have a growing pile of unpacked minis stashed in 24 compartment container and sprawling on my painting table, then there is a 24L tub full of Clan Wars and other minis in the shed hidden away..

 

Then I have a couple of hundred minis due between now and the end of March next year thanks to Sedition Wars, Red Box Games and of course Reaper.

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When my work forced me to move I got rid of most of my shame, passing them on to a guy who still plays 40k.

 

Funny how WH and shame often end up in the same sentence...

 

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BTW, thanks. Your name reminded me I needed to paint the eyes on a toy spider that has been staring at me from my worktable of shame since I based him on a poker chip last year.

 

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Oh, hello cutie. I like the colors, he realistically looks like one of my favorite pets.

 

 

I think the thing that contributes to huge Shelves is army painting. I just play D&D, World of Darkness, and Savage Worlds, so I'll buy five at a clip for our party, and maybe a few more that look interesting, then paint them asap so we have something on the table. Or maybe a handful of monsters. The biggest "army" I painted was half dozen of the Bones sword/board dudes.

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I have been feeling very Zen the past few days. I am clearing out about 3/4 of my closet of shame due to rationalising what I will realistically actually be able to paint and play with. Took a good look last night and I had no idea the amount of stuff I had in there! Ebay/wargamerau here I come. Hopefully someone else will benefit from my shame.

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Hey, if you need an address to send it to, I can provide one. I'll even pay postage. You know, karma and all that.

 

 

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I just keep thinking about all those Bones.

 

And they're going to come crashing down on my head just in time for Reapercon...

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This thread has encouraged to sell off some 6mm sci-fi for a project I don't think I'll ever finish....then use the money to buy a bunch of 1/144th sci-fi.

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Hey Baphomet, I may take you up on that one......to an extent at least perhaps....anything you are looking for specifically?

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This thread has encouraged to sell off some 6mm sci-fi for a project I don't think I'll ever finish....then use the money to buy a bunch of 1/144th sci-fi.

No, my understanding is that Dropzone Commander is N-Scale (1:160), same as CAV. I'm looking at Heavy Gear.

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Ah, you are right. I always get mixed up with the scale conversions. Dropzone Commander is indeed 10mm (N Scale).

 

What kind of 6mm sci-fi do you have?

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I find that occasional blood sacrifice and an elaborate system of ritual etiquette work well. I must not anger the shelf. No-one must anger the shelf. Or, as in this case, small shed.

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A few hundred? It gets that bad? I've only been painting for like two years, maybe. Is this what I have to look forward to?

 

I have 187 WIPs. 50% of these will go to The Table of Defeat, where I admit they're not getting done anytime soon and it's as well to simple green them off. 25% of the remainder will be done within a year. The other 25% have until next year to be promoted to this level, or herded off to TToD.

 

I have more than 700 lurking about in drawers, and under things (not in underthings . . . not yet), and whatnot.

 

And . . . say maybe 200 still in blister?

 

This is, I'll note, after pruning no less than three times and getting rid of at least 150-200 each time. (If you want to know how well that worked, all the sculpts have returned anew - I forgot I'd bought them and gotten rid of them)

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