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The Last Conformist27 Sep 2021 5:40 a.m. PST

Does "shove it" imply abandoning permanently?

I often flit between different projects, but it's very rare I ever abandon something definitely.

williamb27 Sep 2021 6:04 a.m. PST

"Set aside" would be more appropriate for this poll. while I have changed projects, I have almost never completely abandoned one.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2021 6:25 a.m. PST

+3. I do not abandon them, they just get pushed back in the queue. I am still working on several projects that have been in development since the mid-2000's. I make leaps of progress, then they get tabled for other projects. That went on, for several years, on my G1: Steading of the Hill Giants project, but I did finish it, we played multiple games of it, and now it rests comfortably in my scenario bucket, ready to run again, if needed.

G1: Steading of the Hill Giants is one of the very first RPG modules to be published, written by E. Gary Gygax himself. I fantasized, in High School, "Wouldn't it be incredible to play this module out with painted miniatures and full 3D terrain?…" I took decades to figure out how to make the wooden fortress (more than 5 feet wide, around 9 feet long, in, 25mm = 5 scale feet; went with 2.75D, flat walls in slotted rubber floor mats). It took me many years to find suitable Cave Men figures, in proper scale, to use for Hill Giants (bucket of Cave Men figures, at Wal-Mart). It finally came together, and I've played it out around four times. I still use the Hill Giant figures, often.

I am working on full, true 3D, modular Ice Cavern pieces (done!), and I am painting Frost Giant miniatures, for G2: Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl. Once the painting is done (50% complete), I will be ready to play it out.

I had worked out a way to build 2.75D dungeon terrain for running G3: Halls of the Fire Giant King. I have all of the Fire Giant mini's fully painted, ready for the tabletop. The terrain would have been the same concept as what I used for G1 (2.75D wooden fort). A friend offered me use of his Dwarven Forge terrain for G3 -- Voila! Ready to run that one, at any time after I finish G2.

These were a dream, back in High School, in the early 1980's. G1 became a reality around five years ago; I hope to run G2, in November; I would like to run G3 in January, if possible. It took almost four decades, but they're coming to a reality near me! Cheers!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2021 6:30 a.m. PST

As above, I don't abandon them, but they will get reprioritized. Sometimes it helps you to get your painting mojo back. I recently painted up a few figures for a 25mm Ice Station Zebra-type project, and that has me back panting my 54mm Napoleonic Russians.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2021 6:40 a.m. PST

I game with Green/Tan/Gray plastic Army Men, 54-60mm sizes. I love gaming in that scale. It has its own dynamics, apart from smaller scales. I've gamed in 6mm-15mm WW II army games, but there is something special about the 54mm scale. More fun than a Human Being ought to be allowed… Cheers!

jdpintex27 Sep 2021 6:41 a.m. PST

I rarely work on one thing at a time. I'm currently painting WOTR, Korea, WWII, Macedonians in 28mm. Just finished a weird mix of stuff, mostly terrain.

Nothing is ever finished, especially when new figures are constantly being developed. I'm the poster child for "SHINY".

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2021 6:59 a.m. PST


"Oh, hey, I haven't worked on that in a while… Ooh, waitó Shiny!"

Micman Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2021 8:13 a.m. PST

Parzival, it is more like "what the heck is in this box, OOOOH Shiny!"

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2021 9:46 a.m. PST

I presently have 1/2400 cruisers,15mm med, TYW, ACW, WSS and 28mm Nap and SCW figs on my painting table. It is always like that! I have a terrible combination of OCD and HA/HD.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2021 11:10 a.m. PST

Nothing leaves the painting table incomplete. However, there are usually at least three projects on the painting table. (Current is 2mm Napoleonic 10mm ACW and 28mm SF, Fantasy and Horse & Musket. But I inherited the fantasy from a dead friend.)

Personal logo Dal Gavan Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2021 1:17 p.m. PST

I'll often take a beak from a project if I feel it's getting stale. Doing terrain, another period or some research generally allows me to come back with new enthusiasm. Then there's mates distracting me with new periods/rules/ideas to add to the mix.

Col Durnford27 Sep 2021 6:31 p.m. PST

I'm on board with this. I take a break by working on something else for awhile. I've been working on two samurai armies and after completing the first one and getting a good start on the second one, I needed a break. Out came the O-gauge airport (terminal, 2 hangers, and main gate) now ready.

If you want to talk about long term projects, something else that made to the painting table recently was my old hobbit collection. About half the figures need and touch up and the other half are primed. What make this long term is the fact that it's been over 35 years since my last D&D game!

Dagwood28 Sep 2021 5:35 a.m. PST

I also put things aside often, but usually pick them up again some time later. I am currently finishing off armies and building projects that date back to the 80s and 90s …

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2021 5:47 a.m. PST

I'm always working on multiple projects, for me it is just too much fun to do otherwise.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2021 10:26 a.m. PST

Don't abandon things generally but do change priorities – I also as noted above usually have several projects on the go at once – right now I have SYW Cossacks, Canadian colonials, Boxer Rebellion Chinese and Eureka Toy Soldiers on the painting bench

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