Why did it take me so long to finally paint this miniature?
It took about 2-3 hours, tops, to assemble and paint, but around 15 years to actually get around to do it. (In fact, it was finishing this miniature that inspired me to do D&D 3e month.)
So what gives? Why so long?
Here are a few of my reasons below. You can use this table to help justify your own possible procrastination when it comes to painting miniatures…
What Haven’t I Painted that Miniature Yet? Roll 1d10
- I’m a multi-classed writer/roleplayer/wargamer: I haven’t “leveled up” in wargamer enough to have the skill to paint that miniature, and I’ve other things to do.
- There are few dwarves in my homebrew campaign setting, hence, not much of a need for a dwarf skeleton.
- The game went defunct. Why would I paint a figure for a game nobody plays anymore.
- I saw the miniature on CoolMiniOrNot and thought: “There’s no way I can paint it that well.” And so therefore I didn’t paint it at all.
- Other games have come out–I need to paint miniatures for those.
- Those stupid voices in my head kept saying: “You have better things to do…”
- I couldn’t find the miniature for a long time.
- I may have sold the miniature. Felt bad. Then bought it again.
- I’m saving the miniature for when I retire and have a huge pile of miniatures to paint. That way I’ll be immortal for when Death comes to get me… unless my significant other has a yard sale.
- Eh… I’ll paint it tomorrow.
Next on Mini Monday: An English Civil War Battle Report