I’ve received a lot of positive feedback from people on The Miniatures Page (TMP) after posting a link to my blog and outlining my mission. It seems that a lot of others out there wouldn’t mind clearing out their backlog of games unplayed and minis unpainted. While on the subject of TMP, if you haven’t read it, I’d pay it a visit. It’s the best way of keeping up with the new releases and various happenings in the world of gaming, as well as forums which can acts as a fantastic source of advice and inspiration.
It’s now time for my final countdown before I begin. The next time I post I’ll be a frugal gamer.
So what have I done in my last few days of freedom? We’ll I’ve done a bit of last minute stocking up. I received some early Christmas money and invested in a mould from Hirst Arts. Due to the fluctuations in the pound recently, these aren’t quite as cheap as they used to be (they’re imported from the states), but they still represent good value for money in the long run and I’ll review them as I use them later on next year.
This mould was bought from Hirst Arts UK, (run by Andy Slater from Terragenesis, an excellent site that I’ll also be reviewing in a future post) and arrived within days, great service and highly recommended.
I’ve also started planning how to bring in a little money. At present, this has taken the form of sorting out some old games and figures for a bring and buy sale in February. Not much, but a start.
And of course, I’ve been casting a critical eye over my unfinished projects, deciding which are first on my hit list and which can continue to gather dust for a few more months. One of my first few posts in the new year will be a stocktaking exercise to see once and for all what I need to get finished and that I need to get rid of. I’m expecting an emotional day.
So why not try the same? Have a look at the contents of your cupboards and see what can go and what needs a bit of attention to finish off.
That’s all for now, have a great Christmas and I’ll see you all in the new year!