Of course, this isn't without its conundrums. For a start, if you can barely afford the miniatures you've gazed at from afar on the Web for so long, there's the natural fear of doing a rubbish job. That'll keep you from picking up your brush.
Then there's my old friend Pandora's Box Paralysis (or PBP as I also refer to it). This is the sinister companion to Shiny Model Syndrome. For whilst SMS will have you imagining new forces (Adeptus Machanicus being another one of mine at present) PBP will keep you from doing anything while your mind delights over one project after another. Net result: no painting gets done.
I wish I knew.
I'm going to keep all my paints in a more accessible position. Yes, this means they'll be in my tool box. But my tool box will be more accessible. No more hiding under a pike of stuff. That way I can't use the excuse that I can't be bothered to dig it out to find a paint I need.
I'll still use my paint station. Maybe a bit more at the dining table to spare my neck and back. And I'll have to beware of the problems of conflicting light sources and plan my time a bit better.
Then of course I'm going to have a nice painting book. I'll record what colours I'm using on a particular type of miniature and I can reference that when I jump from Nighthaunts to Napoleonics for example. It might take a while to get everything finished, but I'll not stagnate or feel compelled to paint something I have no interest in.
Of course, this does give license for a more pick and mix approach to my painting, but hopefully it will result in the one thing that isn't happening much. Productivity.
It'll be eclectic, but it'll be painting.
And of course, if you have any other ideas, please, please, please let me know in the comments below!