I can resist anything but temptation.
By smacdowall, Jun 15 2020 08:50PM
This is my favourite Oscar Wilde quote. It is also the most applicable to me.
I made a solemn vow to myself to use the opportunity of the lockdown to chip away at the lead mountain and not buy any new miniatures. I have really enjoyed painting my many medieval figures over the last couple of months and so far my resolve has been holding.
I have completed my Wars of the Roses collection.
Now that the Black Prince’s contingent is nearly complete...
... all I need is a few more French knights and I can refight Crécy and other engagements of the early Hundred Years War.
Then along comes temptation!
For some months I have been admiring the pics of !898 miniatures Spanish Tercios.
They look like just what I need to build up my Spanish to fight Rocroi and the Franco/Spanish engagements of the 1640’s.
With the arrival of Corvid19 in March when Spain was particularly badly hit, I thought I should order a Tercio immediately — just incase. So I did.
In an uncharacteristic demonstration of self-discipline I left the package unopened for three months, knowing that if I did I would likely be tempted away from my Wars of the Roses and Crécy projects.
I have opened the box and peered at the contents — they seem to be beautifully proportioned characterful figures.. Although I dearly want to start painting them, I am doing my best to resist the temptation by not opening the sachets.
I must finish one project before moving to the next.
Or is Oscar Wilde correct?
Discipline is a terrible thing.
It may be a bit of paranoia, but I'd suggest blurring or covering up your address.
You never know who's looking at your blog!