Sunday, September 16, 2012

Combating Plastic Crack Addiction

I've done nothing on the hobby this week, so no Weekly Snapshot from me :(

One problem I have been coming across lately is plastic crack addiction, or PCA. As the name suggests, it pretty much means that you're so addicted to buying new models and starting new armies, that you don't even have the time or money to finish any of them.

It's a problem many wargamers suffer from, and I suffer from it severely. Just this past week, I made the decision to start an allied Imperial Guard force, which knowing my PCA, will probably grow into a fully fledged army...

Besides that, I've had urges to start a Dark Eldar army, a Death Guard army and a Grey Knight Henchmen army. All in one week.

Wow. Well done GW. You've given me so many excuses to start new armies with the allied forces in 6th. But it hurts our wallets and our armies really hard.

Some tips to stop PCA:
  • Give yourself time to sit down and paint ONE army 
  • Look at some artwork or nicely done miniatures of ONE army
  • Finish ONE army so that it is fully assembled, painted and ready to field
  • Start a painting/modelling blog 
  • Sell off any armies that you don't really need/like
If you've noticed, ONE army is key. If you work to complete one army, then you don't need to start any new armies. It might even reinforce your loyalty to one army so that it'll be more enjoyable to paint and field. 

With any luck, your PCA will be at an end, and you and your wallet will thank you! 

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