I'm not really sure what to do next....
I'm kind of feeling like "finishing things up". I've acquired quite a few things lately and honestly feel like I don't want any more, at least not until I've "finished a few things up". As I mentioned in the last post I had a brief happy/satisfied moment when I realized I had painted ALL of the 28mm Modern military figures. Now I've got a few more on the way in the mail, but not so much that a couple nights couldn't see those finished off. In the meantime, however, I'm looking for projects that I can easily finish up and have a sense that something in my life - however small - is complete.... If only for the moment...
So here's a few things I've found, unfortunately none of them really jump out as THE thing to get on with... Any suggestions? (especially from anyone that might actually play with me...?)?
28mm WW2 Russians
-Half-painted KV-2 to finish up.
-76mm AT gun and crew.
Unfortunately even finishing the eight riflemen doesn't really give me full sections... of course when would the russians ever have fielded platoons with full sections...!? I also don't really have anything for the AT gun to shoot at... or anything with a hope of taking out a KV-2.... so...
But then finishing those eight riflemen WOULD give me something resembling an under-strength platoon... hmmmmm...
28mm WW2 British/Canadian Paras
-1 mortar + 3 crew
-1 6 Pdr AT gun (crew already done)
-1 prone sniper
Finishing that section and a half of infantry (half of which are half painted....) would finish up a second full platoon of them... less a platoon command section... (not sure where I'm going to get that from....). When am I ever going to use TWO FULL PLATOONS of 28mm WW2 British Paras though!?
In addition to a command section for the second platoon I could probably do with some specialists - engineers, etc.... someday...
28mm WW2 Resistance/Partizans
-20 Assorted French Resistance/Partizan types
These could do double (or triple) duty as both French Resistance/Partizans in straight up WW2 skirmishes, but also work great in Pulp Adventure games or many could even pass off as armed Polish civilians in a Twilight:2000 campaign I've been thinking about running...? The down side is irregulars are... well... irregular, it's harder to set up a production line than with uniformed troops... not saying it can't be done or anything... but it is a bit harder...
20mm Modern Canadians
Well there's actually lots to do here... so might as well get cracking, right...? When I get them done I'll get back to sculpting and finish up the french and start working on my "generic commies" (very generic looking troops armed with soviet equipment that could be from any number of nations simply by painting them a bit different...).
28mm Modern Civvies and Supers.
-5 "Scare Crow Gang" members
-4 "Stretchy Gang" members
-4 Urban Cowgirls
-3 Street Violence Hotties
-7 Assorted Super Hero/Villain types
-16 Civilians (13 unarmed, 3 with guns)
-2 Riot Police
Well there's a bit to do there but since I am almost done with the other moderns (the military types) I have this urge to finish these up as it is a collection that I don't feel the urge to add to (or if I did at some point it would be a figure or a pack here and there that I could paint straight away and not have such a huge backlog of stuff on the theoretical "to do" list....
Many of them will be a pain in the butt to paint, though... Especially the Super types...
-30 PAVN Infantry
-Mortar, MG, Recoiless Rifle and Crews...
It's another collection that has a bit to do, but is stable (i.e. not buying any more for!) so could be finished up and be FINISHED! Some of them would be easy enough to paint...
There's others too that are similarly close to being finished... Especially in the 28mm WW2 Category; Germans ("Euro" and DAK), Commandos, etc... but I dont' feel like sorting through them tonight and am not feeling particularly motivated to work on any of them. probably because they are in definite need of MORE STUFF and looking at them will make me start thinking about what more I actually "need" to make them "whole"....
Zombies, Rippers/Space:1889/Colonials, Pulp Adventure... all seem equally interesting, too, and have a few things here and there to finish up...
There's others I'd like to work on, but they're more like "starting" projects than finishing them up!
Then there's a few things I feel like I "should" do but dread... the BMDs for my Soviet VDV force. I only have six (plus a command on and a mortar one...), two companies worth, and realistically won't be adding any more any time soon. They WOULD definitely give me some fun new options for the force... but they're annoying kits to put together.... seems like "WORK" - and there's something wrong when a hobby seems like "work"...
I have an absurd amount of modern British armour in 20mm to work on too. They're Revell kits, nicer to put together but still tedious and time-consuming. Enough to equip an entire mechanized battalion. Unfortunately that's MORE than I can field for the Russians... and something about that just seems... I don't know... WRONG?!
So where to start!?
Got any suggestions? Post 'em in the comments!