- Paint It
- Sell It
In Sell It, realizing you may never paint your way out of the corner in which your spending has placed you, you attempt to cut your losses. That is, sell off some of your unpainted lead. To offload these figures at a profit or loss really does not matter since these sunk costs are irrelevant (for the most part).
With luck, a solution may present itself before you are really ready to face this problem. Such was the case for me last week. An opportunity arose in which a potential buyer surfaced for some of my long, unpainted 18mm Old Glory Napoleonic lead. Now, I had not considered my 18mm Napoleonic project complete and planned on continuing to add more units. I do, however, have a rather large painted contingent hovering around 6,000 figures. Enough figures to field combatants for most battles at a scale of 100:1. I'll hardly miss the pile of unpainted lead and, besides, I didn't actively work on this project much in 2012.
Anyway, I sold about 20 pounds of lead and virtually extinguished my unpainted lead pile for this project. A great weight (literally) has been lifted. I did retain a few odds and ends but for the most part, this project is complete.