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Early morning writer26 Apr 2017 9:25 a.m. PST

until the 250th anniversary, there is hope I'll have my collection fully painted by then. But let's not get carried away and make any promises!

ODGW Kenny Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Apr 2017 9:28 a.m. PST

but… but… if you paint all your miniatures, YOU'LL DIE!!!!

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2017 10:22 a.m. PST

Fully painted?
I still have 45 unpainted British regiments and 8 Hessians to go. And a few "other" Germans.
I'm ashamed to admit that my Yankees are entirely generic, so I guess they're as complete as I want them to be. Until a brand new delicious range of militia come out.
Loyalists are generic too.

But I can always go whole hog on French at Savannah or Spanish too. I don't have any Creeks, as opposed to my generic Iroquois.

Bill N26 Apr 2017 12:19 p.m. PST

At my current painting rates I am not sure I will meet my modest AWI goals by the 250th anniversary of Yorktown.

HANS GRUBER26 Apr 2017 12:27 p.m. PST

Does this thread have a TMP bug?
250th anniversary of what event? The start of the AmRev?

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2017 2:21 p.m. PST

Yep, 'twas the 18th of April in '75 (1775 + 250 = 2025 – 8 = 2017).


45thdiv Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2017 5:52 p.m. PST

Oh, that's good. I have some time left to paint a few units for a game. Now I just have to find the box I put them in and where I stored the box those many years ago.

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2017 10:36 p.m. PST

So if I start a new period now, at my current rate of painting ….

closer to the 300th anniversary. I will only be 113, talk about the graying of the hobby. wink

coopman27 Apr 2017 5:11 a.m. PST

Leave the last miniature unpainted.

Virginia Tory27 Apr 2017 8:10 a.m. PST

I will stay alive like Mr. Burns, with my head in a jar. My robot slaves will paint and move my miniatures, set up terrain, etc.

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2017 3:46 a.m. PST

but… but… if you paint all your miniatures, YOU'LL DIE!!!!

Not if you just buy more of them. ;-)

SJDonovan Inactive Member28 Apr 2017 6:07 a.m. PST

At my current painting rate I don't think I'll be ready in eight years' time. I started painting my AWI forces last year, got as far as doing one battalion from each side and then got sidetracked into something else.

Can we get the anniversary pushed back a bit further for those of us who paint really, really slowly?

Early morning writer28 Apr 2017 6:01 p.m. PST

ODGW, I only meant my AWI collection. Might take a week or two longer for the rest. How many years in a week again?

Royal Marine12 May 2017 7:53 a.m. PST

Even if you think you have finished a planned project you will need to re-base in 18 months and then start it again in another scale. Not to mention selling it, regret selling it then buy them all again.

'Finish' is not a verb in the wargamers dictionary.

Bill N12 May 2017 9:32 a.m. PST

Since I posted I have managed to complete 8 additional figures. At this rate being done by the 250th of Yorktown is seeming less likely.

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