This weeks What if? Was inspired by a post on “The Miniatures Page” that led to this blogpost over on “The Renaissance Trolls” blog….
So are you sentimental? I know we all can be at times, but I what I’m referring to this week is are you sentimentally attached to items used in this weird and wonderful hobby of ours?
Now I’m not referring to the figures themselves, I imagine we all get a little (maybe more than a little) attached to some of our “little fella’s” for one reason or another, be it games they’ve won, painting that worked out particularly well, conversion work we put into them or even the fact that they were a gift from a friend or loved one.
No, what I want to know is like the “Troll” are you attached to any of the other items connected to the hobby?
Do you have dice or tape measures you have had for years and would be heartbroken if you lost them? Craft knives, cutting mats or snips you wouldn’t be without? Or even pots of paint and brushes that you have retained well past their useful life. You get the idea.
Personally I have a “baby juice” bottle that was my son Myles’ when he was tiny, that I have used to wash my brushed out in for the last twenty five years plus (he’s twenty seven now), it’s thick with old paint and a bit “manky”, see picture right) but I’d never replace it.
So am I and the “Troll” alone in this madness? Or are any of you lot what my father would have referred to as “Soppy sods” too?
As usual the floor gentlemen is yours….discuss.
Stay safe, and till next time, cheers Roger.