Help support TMP

"Urge to (Scale) Purge........." Topic

13 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the Scale Message Board

Back to the Utter Drivel Message Board

868 hits since 6 Feb 2016
©1994-2018 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Cold Warrior06 Feb 2016 2:09 p.m. PST

Been having this urge for a few months now to purge my 1/600 modern and (huge) collection of 15mm WWI, WWII and Moderns to consolidate with 1/285. I have been keeping it at bay, mainly due to the high price of getting into (mainly) GHQ from scratch these days.

Want to game WWII at 1/600, but things get rather small for that period at that scale. Love the moderns however.

Anyone else gone through this? Does therapy help? :-)

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Feb 2016 2:29 p.m. PST

I did this a few years ago. Kept my 15mm and my 6mm and dumped pretty much everything else. I sold it all on Ebay and used the funds to pay painters to get stuff done. Dropped all my 25mm/28mm/20mm/10mm etc.

Exceptions: self contained games like naval and space ships, and I kept my 28mm Lord of the Rings.

The big gain was not having to have terrain in so many scales!

Never regretted it for a second.

McWong7306 Feb 2016 3:02 p.m. PST

Just make sure you really don't want it anymore, nothing worse than sellers regret.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian06 Feb 2016 3:20 p.m. PST

I haves consolidated to 15mm for everything but DnD. Still may purge some projects this year

Timmo uk06 Feb 2016 3:42 p.m. PST

Yes, I've got rid of all sorts of half started projects and will have another purge this year only 24 figures to sell this time. I think it's a positive thing to do. I've only regretted one sale.

Cold Warrior06 Feb 2016 3:49 p.m. PST

Likely won't do it, just too much time and money invested in those two scales at the moment. Selling them off would be a major undertaking. Just can't get that nagging urge out of my head, and the occasional visit to GHQ's site doesn't help.

RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member06 Feb 2016 4:37 p.m. PST

Ive never made a sale I didnt regret later… dont do it.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2016 9:25 p.m. PST

It's rather refreshing never having to worry about if I will ever finish those Aztecs.
Or fighting sail.
Or British Napoleonics.
Or Assyrians.
Or….. Need I go on?
Now I'm down to two main projects, and a few minor sideshows.

Once I got rid of them they were a load off my mind. For one thing, I didn't have to worry about the need to buy even more figures for completion.
When they're gone, they're gone. Somebody else's headache.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2016 9:26 p.m. PST

I do hope the lesser loved children found nice new homes. It would be nice if they wrote…..

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2016 1:05 p.m. PST

Contemplating selling my unpainted 15mm WW2 Germans.

Maybe even my 300 unpainted 25/28mm Assyrians.

Part of the issue is liking the figures, knowing I won't likely be able to purchase them for what I did originally, and perhaps wanting them further down the line when the current 1st & 2nd priority projects become less of such.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2016 1:48 p.m. PST

I found dumping figures to be a great relief, and it has allowed me to concentrate on eras that I am most interested in. I have almost never regretted the sale of figures.

Stew art Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2016 4:18 p.m. PST

it's very freeing to release stalled projects, and being able to focus on what you like right now, versus 3 or more years ago, and have more space.

i have dumped:
28mm WWII
28mm FIW
28mm Ancients
15mm WWII soviets (kept the Germans and Americans)

this has really allowed my collections of 28mm dark ages to grow, my terrain collection has improved, and more enjoyment overall.

Personal logo Whirlwind Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2016 3:28 a.m. PST

Are the collections painted? I would keep any painted collections unless you are very sure you will never do anything with them again. Conversely, if they are unpainted, I would get rid of them unless you know you are going to paint them up soon.

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.