I am a completionist with my hobby [Ed: I would argue obsessive-compulsive]. When I used to faff about playing VTES (vampire the eternal struggle) card game, I needed to be able to build as many archetypal decks as possible.
When I collected oldhammer minis, I needed to catalogue what I owned. When I played mordheim, I needed enough warbands for friends to pick up and play. And if I am no longer interested in the hobby then I tend to sell it all off. So as the poker players say it, either I am ‘all in’ or I cash in my chips.
So choosing a new thing to faff about and collect is a weighty decision and often a significant investment. Which is one reason why I am attracted to inquisitor 54mm so much. Collecting inquisitor has very clear boundaries – the range of official miniatures is very small, and there are hardly any unreleased miniatures. And there are only so many unique permutations of mixing the official bits together [Ed: occasionally someone will be inspired and use the bits in a new and novel rearrangement, to great applause]. There are not many unofficial models available either, and kitbashing from other companies’ ranges seems finite. So I feel that one day I might say that yes, I have collected enough, with only the occasional buy on something that looks 40k inspired. Simply put, the GW hobby is manageable for me at this scale.
[Ed: Enough chat! Get to the pics]