(Reblogged from the original post on my other website)
It reminded me that I used to be quite interested in the whole Warhammer 40k universe, including painting and playing with the tabletop miniatures. By a long time ago, I mean like 17 years ago!
In a fit of inspiration, I searched some old boxes and found that I still had most of them! Here are photos of some of my miniatures
Comparing to the video game Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team, I noticed quite a resemblance! They are based in the same universe, but I appreciate that the model I painted looks like the character in the video game.
So, what was the point of this post? Well, to show pictures of little 3cm tall figures I painted almost 20 years ago! Well, kinda.
I feel a strange compulsion to get back into the ‘hobby’. There’s something that sounds peaceful and appealing about finding a couple of hours to sit and paint miniatures. The store I used to buy from is still there. I still have my old paintbrushes, but the paints from then have unsurprisingly dried out. I’ve even made a shopping list of which figures I’d like to start with.
My reluctance is trying to justify the time to myself. I’m so focused on professional and health improvement that I don’t see how an introverted hobby like this is a good thing. I know I need rest days, but maybe I should invest my time instead in things like Toastmasters.
We’ll see what I get the urge to buy after Around The Bay.