Friday Governor Inslee announced that Shelter and Stay Safe order would stay in place through the end of May. It looks like things me open up slightly before then, but bless him, it’s likely the Guv will keep me from gaming well into June.
Well, bummer. But that doesn’t mean the fun has to wait. You, my friends should be using this time to paint, paint, paint. In fact I know that some of you are. It’s even likely you’ve looked around for a new project to start on. Maybe you did a massive order before the Perry Brothers closed shop. They’re open now, but that’s another story.
In your haste to think new, look at what you’ve done. Those thousands of figures sitting in your closet, or your garage, or holding up the foundation of your house are still sitting there. Waiting. Lonesome. Wondering when lead rot will set in. Maybe some are the newest Warlord WWII ships (a pox and curses on them.) Or maybe they’re some nice Mike’s Models wishing Paul Hannah would scoop them up, or some strip Minifigs-wait I think Paul likes those too. In any case this is your chance to give these minis some respect and paint those babies up!!
So here is my challenge to you. Can you, in the month of May paint 100 figures? No, that’s not in the month of May can you go buy a hundred new figures and add them to your unpainted mountain of “someday I’ll paint you too.” Paint something you have that needs painting.
There really aren’t any rules. They could be figures of any scale-54mm, 40mm, 28mm, 25mm, 15mm, 6mm, mmmmm 2mm are just sort of little bumps aren’t they? Tanks, planes, ships, terrain bits. A figure is figure, is a tank or plane or tree, whatever. Have fun. Paint lots. Do your best, just get stuff done. Base it, don’t base it. Just paint it. Show it, if you can, on the NHMGS Facebook page and let us know what you’ve accomplished. “Lookee Ma what I done!!”
For myself, I have a plan. It is subject to change without notice. But here’s what I’m thinking so far.
8 Figures 28mm Woodland Indians–finished
12 Figures 28mm Longbowmen–almost finished
6 1/300 A-6 Intruders (more about this next post)–assembled and primed
12 figures 28mm Longbowmen
18 figures 28mm Philippine bolomen
10 figures 28mm Philippine artillery and crew
13 figures 28mm Reviresco baseball players–1977 Houston Astros colors
12 figures 28mm Woodland Indians
12 figures Philippine riflemen.
That’s 103 figures, though the composition may change.
Hope you can come up with a plan that works for you.
Cousin Kevin is one of my favorite songs from the Who’s rock opera Tommy. Kevin terrorizes the deaf, dumb and blind Tommy when the grownups have all gone away.