Go ahead and paint one of them. I have a feeling you’d do just fine. You can always strip and start over. The only way you can totally ruin a kit is if you melt it. I use air dry paints but if I used heat set I’d be sitting right in front of the oven while the parts baked, especially if it was an expensive kit.
I think maybe in my case it’s more naivety. I thought I’d be better faster. Seriously though, just do your favorite one. If later in a year or two or whatever, you want to redo it, you always can! That’s the beauty of it.
I always feel like I’m saving all of them. The best way for me to reborn one kit is to have two of them so I’ll still have one left. When I don’t have doubles it takes me almost as long to paint the kit as it does to pick one out of my stash. I’m like that with everything though and always have been. Even when I was a kid I would save my erasers and dumb things like that because they were too good to use. What’s wrong with me? haha
I used to be this way for sure. Especially when I was younger. Then one day I heard a song and it snapped me out of it. It sounds weird but it was on Grey’s Anatomy. I was doing a lot of “waiting” and I was like dang. This is the original version not the Grey’s cast. Wait - Get Set Go - YouTube
My fine China I use for fried rice, my fancy perfume I wear even when I stay home, my nice makeup I use, the good bra goes on under a plain t-shirt, the expensive champagne gets drunk. My SO is a saver too though. She has multiples of everything but always ONE she will never ever use.
LOL, I’m the same! I didn’t have the heart to paint Sunny until I had a second one. Now because of the quarantine, I’m just dividiving into all of my Reserve kits and not buying anything new until they are gone. I really do think it benefited me by cutting my teeth and developing my style on the older BB kits that kept coming up for sale. Now, what I have left is kits I love. Selling them is gonna suck!
I’ve been collecting Adrie kits & stashing them in my “baby closet”. They are going to be my keepers and I want them to be great. I think I set my hopes so high that I’ll never paint them! So far I have Xavi, Annie, Lola, Robin, Lucia & Ollie. Still a few more I want to get…
Ladies and gentlemen !!
Enjoy your reborning time and enjoy your reborned babies . Keeping the unpainted kits in plastic containers under your bed , in your closes etc . It is just 25% happiness .
I have Adele by Ping Lau waiting for me
I feel I have the problem where I’ll buy kits and then save them because I’m excited to paint it but after I paint it I won’t have it in my kit stash anymore and once I take a kit out of my stash I’m like I NEED to buy another kit to replace it
Funny story I went to Victoria’s Secret with my daughter and bought some pretty things for myself because they were having a sale.
When I got home I looked at the receipt and I looked in the bag, looked around my room and said oh hell no. I returned it all the next day and when the lady was asking me why I had to explain I’m not that kinda girl LOL
Yes I am starting to think just having them is joy in itself. But I haven’t finished one I’m happy with so I would t know any other way, but I did decide I’m going to use Presley asleep as is, naked no paint to start documenting I my props cause it’ll be another six months if I don’t
What’s holding me back is, I don’t want to mess them up and I don’t want to send them off to get painted by someone with actual talent and possibly end up not bonding with them even though they look amazing.
On that list of those I have in my possession*:
-Lil Champ Ross
-*Warren Ross (*I don’t even have him yet and I’m deeming me unworthy)
-There’s probably a whole host of others I’ll be intimidated by I don’t have yet