I post these pictures as a cautionary tale to those who may be considering getting in to miniatures gaming. The top picture is but a fraction of the massive pile of yet to be built 1:72 scale miniatures. The grey sprues are a mixture of line, grenadiers, and skirmishers for the Peninsular War during the Napoleonic Wars. Underneath them are Spainish partisans from the same period (cream colored sprue). Finally we have British line infantry also from the same period. Mixed in is a box of Lord of the Rings Morhul Knights and an Eldar Guardian squad (amongst many other things). This is what happens when you get the hobby fever (there is no known cure). Though I will give credit to my old man who has been dilegently tackling the great yet to be built piles of 1:72 Vikings and Saxons and has made good progress. My old man has been war gaming longer than I have been alive and he has the collection to show it. Many hours have been enjoyed playing with his old Airfix 72s.
The bottom picture is the current pile of uncleaned sprues. This is a hodgepodge of Guard, Wolves, Marines, Tau, and god only knows what else. Typically all bits are stored in sandwich bags according to army. These are just waiting to be cut and stored. The bits box itself is getting rather full these days so it may be time for another wild converting spree (human Chaos infantry for 40k most likely).