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FusilierDan03 Sep 2020 3:41 a.m. PST

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August sees another unproductive month for me. No miniatures but I did make some walls for a table to represent Hue City. In balance I haven't bought anything though not for trying. Empress has a PBR with crew out for their Vietnam range but I didn't pull the trigger quick enough to get one. I think September will see a big influx of unpainted lead.

Bought = 0
Painted = 0

YTD Bought = 136
YTD Painted = 206
Yearly profit = +70

Grelber03 Sep 2020 7:21 a.m. PST

For me, August was actually a pretty good month.
I painted up 22 World War II Greek soldiers, along with an A/T gun and two tanks. The Greeks were all uniformed, which made them go more quickly. In addition, I painted five fantasy and pulp figures and a Fatigue marker for Saga.

So, a total of 27 figures, two tanks and the A/T gun completed.
To offset that, I bought three figures (hey, it was my birthday!). Like FusilierDan, I have some figures on order, which I really thought would come by the last week of August. They still haven't made it. There are also a couple new orders that should come in September.

I was looking at the Marketplace, where somebody was selling off a bunch of complete unpainted armies for a deceased friend. Over the years, I've bought roughly 18,000 figures, but only painted about 11,000. Some of these I just seem to have lost interest in, as demonstrated by the fact that the figures are still in the packages 15 or 20 years after I forked over the money for them. I'm considering selling some, and using the money to send others off to Sri Lanka to be painted. Even so, I still don't see an end point where all the figures are painted--not even close.


ecaminis Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2020 2:45 p.m. PST

Painted 90 25mm napoleonics
bought 0
So a little gain.

DOUGKL03 Sep 2020 4:09 p.m. PST

Again summer outdoor work is crushing me, but I avoided getting blanked again.
Bought 0

8 Paphlagonian javelin men

Prior YTD +29
August +8
New YTD + 37

whitphoto Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2020 8:20 p.m. PST

Good month for me!

I painted the following:

4 28mm demon Nazis
3 25mm GZG security guards
A 2 man 28mm German MG42 team
40 6mm infantry
10 25mm GZG ESU
16 15mm GZG Colonial Defense Force figures
6 15mm Rebel Minis HomeGuard troops
4 6mm Old Crow terrain pieces
44 15mm GZG New Israeli troops

I'm going to count this as 56 figures for the sake of my 2020 goal of 350 figures. Added to the 310 running total from last month brings me up to 366 figures. Working from home has drastically increased my output this year. It's also increased my buying since my expenses have gone down drastically as I hide in my basement working. I think I'm painting faster than I'm buying but I'm too afraid to do the math.

Syrinx006 Sep 2020 11:17 a.m. PST

Slow month for me as other tasks ate up my time. Finished only 5 figures (more Murch Pulp Rocket Corps) but at least didn't add any more.

YTD Reduction: -128
Purchased: 206
Sold: 178
Painted: 161

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