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Pile of Shame Promise

I plan on tackling my Pile of Shame! And now I have said it, it has to happen! No more models!


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I’m going to clear my Pile of Shame over the next 12 months or so and also not buy any new models during that period*. There I said it. And that is the hardest part done. Having said that it is in the public domain – I best stick to it! Pile of Shame begone!

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*An Exception

OK, yes, starting out on a task with an exception is not a good way of going about sticking to a new task! But, hear me out…

The only exception I will allow myself is

New Astra Militarum models

We can hope, right?

This excludes models that could be included in an Astra Militarum army, like Inquisitors and Assassins. I think I have added this exception to give me hope for new models and so that if it does happen I do not have to feel guilty about not focusing on my Pile of Shame 100%. :-|

Pile of Potential

I will be using the Pile of Potential web site to track my progress. I even added a new sidebar on the homepage (on desktop/laptop devices) to show a live feed of my progress! Seems extreme to have it live as it will move at a snail’s pace. But anyway, it is there now.

The number of models is likely to rise at some point when I get a more accurate count of my unpainted infantry!

The Pile of Potential Logo - Pile of Shame

The Pile of Potential Logo

What Is Next From The Pile of Shame?

I am doing my Hades Breaching Drills at the moment and they will be done any day now – I hope. I then have the Kromlech Sentry Guns (counts as Sabre/Tarantula Weapons Platforms) to do as these are primed, just about based and ready to complete pretty quickly.

From there? Who knows. My thinking is one of the following;

  • Manticore
  • Deathstrike
  • Hellhound
Sabre/Tarantula Weapons Platform

Sabre/Tarantula Weapons Platform

Being Realistic With My Pile of Shame

In order to clear my Pile of Shame I needed to be realistic about what it is that I want to paint, play with and therefore keep – and what could be sold. So I have therefore sold;

  • Skitarii Start Collecting Box – fielding this in a decent-sized game is going to only add to my Pile of Shame
  • Belisarius Cawl – same as above
  • Saint Celestine and her two Geminae Superia – not sure I will ever use her in a game or ever collect Sisters of Battle

The Raven Guard I have will be done by commission painters, the Raven Guard I have already have all been done by commission paints too. My unpainted Raven Guard consists of;

  • Judicar – I might do this myself
  • Assault Intercessors
  • War Suits
  • Librarian
Skitarri Start Collection - Pile of Shame

Skitarri Start Collection


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