Friday, October 9, 2009

NEW MODEL FUND: Broken promises

Well, I've broken one of my New Year resolutions.

My plan was to go the whole calendar year without buying a single miniature. I had already partially broken that promise by buying Space Hulk which contains 30+ models, but hey that's a game not models as such so I was okay. Then I mail ordered some Ork stuff.

Once I had assembled my existing Ork models it became clear that I'd need to add to them to make some units legal and others viable. I therefore bought a third Meganob, with kombi shoota-scorcha, and the 'Ard boy armour pack. I plan to convert some of my existing shoota boyz to 'Ard boyz to beef up the squad.

The main reason I used mail order was to acquire the large 60mm bases I needed to complete my Deff Dread and Killa Kans. If I was going to order them why not order some other bits and pieces for my Orks?

So my NMF has reduced by £20.05, I have broken a resolution and I'm now well short of my revised £750 target for the year. I may have to eBay some more stuff in penance!


  1. I wouldn't feel so bad, I have been buying stuff at a rapacious pace to 'flesh' out units and lists - something I had promised myself and the missus I would try to avoid this year.

    At the end of the day, as long as your responsible and not just buying willy nilly then I wouldn't feel that bad - and 20 odd Pd.St. isn't going to break the bank.

  2. Don't feel too bad mate, you've already smashed your original target and you're still well beyond it.

    Personally, I think you deserve some new models after what you've achieved so far.

  3. I agree with the previous comments; you're well ahead of your original goal and light years ahead of most other gamers. You deserve to purchase a couple of models.

  4. Dude, you made £500 in a year then tried to aim higher. take 1 step at a time. you deserve the odd £20 here and there.

  5. Thanks for your support guys.

    I just have to make sure I construct and paint the models quickly to assuage my guilt!

  6. Perhaps you need to work in some sort of reward system into your NEW MODEL FUND, and it is called the NEW MODEL FUND, you can't feel that bad about using it to fund new models :)

    Once again, cracking job so far mate.