I'm always keen to receive emails from readers of this blog and the other day I got an interesting email from Dave (not me, apparently there are other people called Dave out there...), who is offering a Free Painting Service. Yes, you heard correctly, a FREE painting service.
Like many of us, Dave looked in his cupboards and realised he had huge unpainted piles of lead, was still buying figures and didn't have the motivation to sit down and paint them. A vicious circle.
He came up with a solution, here's the explanation on his blog:
I get other gamers... to send me your unpainted miniatures. Then I paint them and send them back. Brilliant, huh? It’s a great solution to my problems. Firstly, I’m not buying the figures. So, if I buy 0 and paint 1, then my painting to buying ratio is actually positive. Also, If I’ve got someone else’s miniature, I’m sure they are going to want it back, which gives me the motivation to actually paint it.
I must say it's a crazy idea, but it just might work. All that Dave asks is that you pay the postage (to him, he'll pay for it to come back to you), though he has mentioned setting up a PayPal 'tip jar' to accept any donations.
I can thoroughly recommend Dave's service; check out his blog, drop him a line and unburden yourself of your lead.
Note: All photos on this post are Dave's own handiwork!