A positive way to look at all this is to compare our situation today with where this hobby was (sculpt-wise) ten years ago, when Revised and D-Day were the newest products on the block.Â Just imagine one of us travelling back in time to 2004 and saying this to our earlier self:
Ten years from now, in 2014, the US, the UK, the USSR, Germany, Japan, Italy, ANZAC, France and China will all have distinct OOB infantry sculpts.Â The first eight of those countries will all have 12 different types of OOB equipment sculpts at their disposal.Â The first seven of those countries will all have nationally-distinct OOB sculpts for most or all of their equipment units – some of which will even be available in different sculpt models, depending on which version of A&A you buy.Â Moreover, in 2014, an independent company will be selling many sets of high-quality supplementary WWII sculpts in compatible sizes and in a wide range of colours, and it will be planning to produce many more such sets – so many, in fact, that the company will have to prioritize them because it won’t be able to manufacture them all at once.Â Which of the following statements most accurately describes your feelings?
A) If I lived in that future world of 2014, I’d be disappointed at having to wait an undetermined number of months to get my hands on all the projected supplementary sets that aren’t yet manufactured.
B) Since I live in the present world of 2004, I am very, very depressed at the thought of having to wait ten years to get my hands on all those goodies and I will therefore take up stamp collecting as my new hobby.
C) Take me back to the future with you immediately!
D) I’m obviously imagining all this, so somebody must have spiked my glass of beer with something illegal during last evening’s game of Revised.
That is classic Marc! Your a great story teller, and I do get everyone’s point. It will come, when it comes, but it is just human nature, to get disappointed, sometimes. First it is dangling from your eyes, then it is gone, but it doesn’t mean they won’t be done.
There, just not going to be done, any time soon, LOL.
Thanks for the pep talk. It was great.