This conversation happens about once a month, generally at work or at family gatherings:
- Person: Do anything interesting this weekend?
- Spud: Not really. Mostly just sat at home and sculpted.
- Person: Oh, you sculpt? Neat!
- Spud: Oh, right. Yeah, I sculpt little dudes about an inch tall.
- Person: That’s so cool! Do you have any that I can see?
- Spud: Uh, no.
- Person: No?
- Spud: Yeah, I kind of end up giving away every single model I sculpt. I can’t think of a single one that I still have in my possession.
- Person: Oh. Hmm.
- Spud: Yeah. It kinda sucks. I have some pictures on my blog, though.
- Person: Ehh, I guess…
And then I show them my pictures, but I can tell that they’re disappointed, because that isn’t quite the same as being able to hold the model in your hand.
After a decade of having this conversation, I decided to finally do something about it. That’s right, kids: I am sculpting some models just to keep for myself. And what’s more, they aren’t going to be models for any particular game– I just want to draw a cool picture, then sculpt the character I drew, and then never paint the model, and have all of that be okay.