One of the hardest parts about these challenges is coming up with (semi) interesting concepts, rather than just cycling through Units/Neglected/Something else each month. Well, that and doing round-up posts. 😛
Now December brings us Christmas, and so with both of these things in mind, I’ve decided to do something slightly different. It’s time to find a miniature (or a few) that you’ve really wanted to paint – or get finished. Now they could be a model you’ve had for decades and still not gotten around to painting. It could be a brand new release. It could be a model that’s been out for four years that you just finally picked up.
So yes, it’s basically a “finish anything you want” type month, though the onus is on you to be honest. I mean, I’ve got a unit of shitty plastic dwarves I’ve been wanting to finish for awhile – but that’s because I want to get them done and out of the way. They’re not models that inspire me, so they really don’t count at all.
To paraphrase Marie Kondo, we’re looking for a model (or models) that “Spark Joy” when you see it/them.
Here’s some personal examples:
- Almost any of the AoS models (End Times+ era) that I’ve picked up that I’ve been “saving” until I get more of the neglected backlog done.
- Forge World Chaos Ogres, Forge World Fimir, Forge World Chaos Dwarf Bull Centaurs.
- Various Primaris Heroes.
- That squad of Primaris Marines on my desk
- That squad of OG Marines that need a resurrection
- That Ultramarine* Terminator Captain conversion/kitbash on my desk that I started in 1992.
- Redemptor Dreadnought on my desk.
- That old Predator tank that I just rebuilt from garbage model parts.
- Quote a few of those Classic Ork models.
- …and heaps more.
Here’s some that don’t qualify (again, for me) – examples of things that I need to finish that don’t “Spark Joy” to me: (doesn’t mean I dislike them at all, but they don’t give me that little burst of excitement/enthusiasm endorphins when I look at them).
- That BA-ish captain on my desk.
- That IW Hero on my desk.
- That unit of Dwarves
- That unit of Uruk-Hai
- Sam Gamgee x4
- Endless Endless Spells
- Not-Shadespire Terrain
- A fair few of those classic Orks.
Hopefully this helps to illustrate what December’s challenge is about. Think of it as finishing model(s) that will serve as a Christmas present to yourself!
Now go, and fulfill your DESTIIIIIIIIIIIIINO!