Friday, May 23, 2014

A Great Leap Forward

First, head over to the AWI page link above and check out the post at the bottom of the page (May 23, 2014).

Resolve grows stronger still.  It is certain that the AWI, the Old West, and The Steeplechase will stay in my collection.  The French and Indian War isn't leaving and still is priority one for getting painted this year.  The Mountain Men are going to be folded into the Old West and stick around since it is a pretty small group of figures.  After that, everything is on the table.  Most likely I will scavenge through all of the other periods for items I want to keep for one reason or another but primarily because it is useful in the periods I am keeping.  And then, at some point, much of the rest will get sold off.  Still possible some of the other periods will stay.  But going forward the periods listed earlier will get all of my miniature hobby focus.  It feels good to have settled on this decision.  The only thing still swirling around undecided is what period to keep that relates to the Steeplechase to some degree, most likely that will be the Boxers since it is a relatively small collection.

On the still to buy front - a bunch of fences from Musket Miniatures, some roads from the former Scenic Effects (under a new company now), some more rail cars from Peter Pig through the local store to round out my Old West trains.  One more order from Blue Moon to finish off the Mountain Men.  And, maybe - big maybe, an order for some stuff from Donnington for my castle, if it stays.  Robin Hood and the Musketeers are the most likely periods to hang around as "distractions."

So, what is in the good-bye quay: Vikings, Pirates, Indian Mutiny, American Civil War, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, and French Foreign Legion.  The ACW and Pirates have lots of painted figures so have higher value than the others.  That big sell off is out there in the future at some unknown point - just in case.

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