I’m not a regular watcher of particular channels, or a regular reader of specific blogs. Having said that, there are some I return to again and again.
One YouTube channel I like is Tabletop Minions, and in case you don’t know them I thought it was worth sharing this recent post.
As is often the case, Atom Smasher says some sensible things and puts it across well. He’s good at that. I said similar things in print with one of my articles for Ravage, and it’s a topic which comes up regularly among gamers I know.
One thing he didn’t discuss much was the difficulty this cleaning involves. I think that one of the hardest parts of the process is when you actually start going through the old, dusty boxes, physically handling this stuff of ancient dreams. By and large you will have had a grand plan for the models when you bought them. Gamers are good at grand plans. When you start rummaging you’ve probably forgotten most of these incredible strokes of genius, but as soon as you pick the box up, and look at what you’ve found, your planned masterworks come flooding back, fresh as the day you first imagined them. Occasionally events will have overtaken them, and the original plan has either been superseded or you have changed in what you wish to do. Mostly not. Mostly digging out the model just reminds you how good an idea it was, and suddenly the clearing out which looked so easy as an abstract idea seems like giving away your firstborn.
Grit your teeth, my brothers and sisters. You can do it!