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Twoball Cane06 Jun 2017 8:20 p.m. PST

I just wanted to be post 200 🤓


Lead pile isn't any smaller.

War Monkey07 Jun 2017 7:27 a.m. PST

Good job! Cane

Ditto, the lead mountain still hasn't moved an inch huh?

Twoball Cane07 Jun 2017 4:28 p.m. PST

Aye war…..I of course have the best of intentions to begin at some point….🎨

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2017 8:09 p.m. PST

I have a few thousand figures, some of which will never be painted the date back to the 1970s. My biggest current concern is about 500 28mm civilian types that I had been gathering for my VBCW games. Since I have about 2000 figures for that episode, with plenty of militia, I just don't need all these figures but they're hard to sell off as they're all unique.

Poniatowski Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2018 5:47 a.m. PST

I am in the same boat as most, but I firmly believe, whether I had good intentions or not…. If I buy something and it doesn't see a table top or get painted for more than 3-5 years… out it goes… it gets added to my box of broken dreams and it goes to the flea market.

Sometimes it hurts, but I am trying to be practical…. I like new and shiny…. and often times get drawn into so many new games…. so many new projects…

My staple miniature games are: 15mm Napoleonics, LOTR skirmish, 1/144th WW1 planes, Mordheim, Frostgrave, GA, War Machine, FoW….. and now SAGA….

FoW and War Machine might be seeing the flea very soon….

SO literally, just for those games.. easily over 1000 unpainted figures. I will add.. NONE of them are 15mm Nappy… those are ALL DONE. They are all 25mm figs…

War Monkey29 Mar 2018 8:18 a.m. PST

Arr I just bought a large portion of 15mm Pirates from Rebel Minis, that are now added to the mountain, Great figures by the way! I have moved them up to the top of the painting list, I have to wait for the weather to warm up more before I can go outside and spray prime them.

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2018 10:51 a.m. PST

My biggest current concern is about 500 28mm civilian types that I had been gathering for my VBCW games. Since I have about 2000 figures for that episode, with plenty of militia, I just don't need all these figures but they're hard to sell off as they're all unique.

But, Bobgnar, think what an awesome game you will put on once you get everyone painted!

Timmo uk12 Apr 2018 10:01 a.m. PST

Lead pile is small about 150 castings, plus Wings for Glory planes of repaints.

MiniPigs Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2018 11:32 a.m. PST

My lead pile is fairly large and growing. Although I am a fairly fast painter, my consolation is I can always throw away whatever miniatures I lose passion for.

Uparmored17 May 2018 2:54 a.m. PST

About 150 Elhiem 20mm Cold War figures with a lot of conversion work needed on all , a bunch of 1:72 Airfix buildings/bridges and some AFVs and unarmored vehicles. Need to buy some more fortifications and terrain in general too if I'm going to invade Cuba in style..

All packed up for moving currently but can't get approved for a new apartment and itching to get into them so thinking of busting open their box and just going for it next week after work shifts..starting with finishing my conversion work (epoxy ragtops, head swaps, vehicle crew conversions, extra equipment from plastic kits)

I don't have a huge or diverse lead pile. I'm pretty good at focusing on one scale and time period for a lot of years but I'm slow and my tastes are obscure so pretty much end up playing solo for most of my life.

Elenderil17 May 2018 5:41 a.m. PST

It's bigger than it was before the trip to Hammerhead where purchases were made. I have 192 6mm Baccus Gothic infantry on the table plus 10 Gothic Medium Cavalry, about 2 dozen light infantry. In the project box are 90 Sassanid horse, 4 Elephants, 96 Viking armoured axemen and a few other odds and sods.

Hello my name is Elenderil and I have a lead problem!

War Monkey17 May 2018 11:04 a.m. PST

"Hello Elenderil"

Pyrate Captain18 May 2018 6:13 a.m. PST

Enough soft metal to mold my casket from it. And knowing my wife, she probably will.

Borderguy19018 May 2018 4:11 p.m. PST

How about just the 2018 pile? Painted? 94. Bought? 300+

I'm in a deep hole…

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