I get into a period maybe because I like it, I've watched a movie about it, listened to Ray or the inner voices, read a book and then the research starts with looking for suitable scales, manufactures, painting information and hopefully historical information.
I believe a lot of wargamers go through this process in some variation and the journey and joy begins but I think that's the problem, I think I need the figures available when the juices start flowing and not months later of painting and funding the fecking project and some other fecking period lures you away!
I have painted and sold so many periods over the years (Napoleonic, SYW, Pirates, Romans, WW2 x4 times, WH40K (everything they did including epic) Samurai, Darkest Africa, Fantasy, Zombies, Sudan, Medieval, WW1, Modern, Vietnam, Sci-Fi, Back of Beyond, Warhammer Fantasy, ACW, LOTR, Cowboys and some I've never even told Ray about!)........some I've kept!
As I get older the main problem is funding these periods so a period goes on eBay, I paint for somebody else or sell to friends who shaft you (you know who you are Postie) so they remain within the group hopefully, I'm very lucky that at the moment I get to paint a lot due to work circumstances (......but the job ends this year and how do I feed the illness then?) but there is a downside as I have a lot of time and get a lot done and Curt's painting challenge got me into a whole new scale and period which is now spiralling into 2 more!
What I'm trying to say is.......is it just me?.........I am alone....I am just a mad, angry loser (I'll let Ray have that one especially)....is this a real disease....should we do a fund raiser....or an intervention, some will say what are you whining about you've got loads of time to paint and should be happy but that causes the problem in the first place with funding and time and changing scales, the itchiness in the eyes (don't get me started on the eyes because of the smaller scales I'm going cross eyed) and periods (I could have done a crude joke by now but I won't but I want to!) and I'll tell you how bad it has got that I've started doing 15mm zombies (I have them in 28mm) and I'm going to sell the 28mm to fund their 15mm counterparts!!!!!!
This is what the Wargamer and painter goes through on a daily basis even if he's not painting but he's plotting or scheming.....
I'm thinking of 15mm Sci-Fi as well, Battle of Los Angeles anyone?
I need to fecking lie down!
Are there more sufferer's out there......Shinybloodyitis is real!
I need to win the lottery and get nubile naked women to paint figures for me of everything I could possibly ever game.........now I really need to lie down..