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Re: I can't be bothered

WW1

I have tried to get interested in it - and have dabbled with WW1 aircraft, ships and tanks, but over all it has no interest for me.

Pretty much anything else if fair game, last night I played Undead vs Men of the West, I've got 1/300th scale ships on order, and Red Box Post-Apoc figures in the painting queue.

Just can't get bothered about the Great War.

Re: I can't be bothered

I collect almost everything from Sumerians through modern day US forces with TWO exceptions:

- The Far East: Samurai/Koreans/Chinese/Mongols (through the end of the 19th Century). My interest picks up with the Russo-Japanese War.

- Renaissance through War of Spanish Succession. I've tried really hard to get into ECW and 30YW but just cannot. One day maybe...

Regards,
Andrew

Re: I can't be bothered

A very interesting topic and shows how diverse our views are BUT NOT A SINGLE NEGATIVE COMMENT about our respective views. Unfortunately, the opposite happens on so many other site!

Re: I can't be bothered

RCD
A very interesting topic and shows how diverse our views are BUT NOT A SINGLE NEGATIVE COMMENT about our respective views. Unfortunately, the opposite happens on so many other site!
In the early days of collecting, I ,like most others, bought everything on offer.

I guess one of the benefits of having so many sets from so many historical periods is that you can be a little more choosy.

Re: I can't be bothered

This is a picture of my entire WWII collection:



My Dad's ship in 1:1250 scale.

I had some Airfix WWII sets when I was a kid, and I like to see what other people do with WWII figures and vehicles but I haven't had a desire to collect them myself and I wouldn't want to start now. There just seems to be such a bewildering number of different tanks and guns, how did they ever keep them all supplied? More ships might be a possibility, but not right now.

Ancients for me means Iron age Britain and the Romans; I can see the interest in Ancient Greeks, Homeric Bronze Age and Egypt; I also have some Sumerians (the grand-daddies of all our figures). But there are ancient armies that I have no idea who they are and I'm happy to stay in ignorance.

Fantasy isn't really my thing. LOTR maybe one day, and I do love to see the posts of a guy on Benno's who's doing great conversions for GOT but the other fantasy figures just don't grab me, Well except for the witch riding a broomstick, vampires, grim reapers, skeleton army and Amazons I have, they're just for fun.

Medievel? Agincourt maybe, otherwise no.

For most things it's not a case of lack of interest, just the fact that I don't need extra periods to cover. Even with Napoleonics, just the Hundred Days is more than enough for me to be getting on with.


Even with subjects I don't want to do myself I'm always happy to see them from other folks, and I like all the different painting/modeling styles and skill levels.