Saturday, 28 April 2012

Gladiators Redux

I seem to have got into a bit of a painting rut over the last month or so, partly as a result of too much work and not enough time but also due to the holiday break and the building work on the house, both of which have stopped me using the garage. I've also lost my painting mojo, which has been exacerbated by the sight of lots of tiny Italians staring at me from the shelf above the workbench.

This has been really off putting and, I reckon, has been the cause of my bout of painters block. So, this morning I decided on some radical remedial action by packing up the Italians in a big plastic box and moving them onto the side of the bench, where they will wait to be finished off when I feel up to tacklling them, one unit at a time.

In the meantime, I'm going to re-charge the painting batteries by completing the 28mm gladiators that I promised to get done earlier in the year. Now that I have a clear workbench shelf, I'm feeling much more inspired to crack on with these and get them done for a game up at the club sometime in May. The Italians can then be tackled as and when I decide to deploy them in the campaign, rather than all in one go. 


  1. Out of sight, out of mind?

    Seriously though, that's the best way, I find, of recharging those painting batteries.

  2. My painting table has far too many half started models on it. I need to follow your lead and clear it all away and start a fresh with just a small number of new models.