I admit that I am a games collector. My shelves are full of great games that more than often sit unplayed. I consistently challenge myself to use to stuff that I have. The other day I received a karmic lesson.
Last year I ordered the Storm of Sigmar starter set and the Age of Sigmar: Citadel Essentials paint and tool set from Games Workshop. The Citadel Essentials set comes with a set of clippers, glue, a brush, and 3 mL pots of paint for the figures in the Storm of Sigmar set. I assembled all of the figures from the Storm of Sigmar set. Then I packed everything up for our move.
I have written on the trials and tribulations of our move. All of our stuff spent about a month and a half in a Houston warehouse during the hottest months of the summer. A few days ago I pulled out my Sigmar figures and paints and decided to put a coat of Imperial Primer on one of the figures. This was the result.
The miniature is supposed to be coated in black. The paint I was using was not doing a good job of covering the figure. The covering is patchy. When I looked in the pot I saw that most of the paint had dried into a huge lump on the side of the pot. The lesson learned is that I should have used my paint right away. The paint would have been still usable.
I went to my local game store to buy a pot of Imperial Primer. The store was out. The Games Workshop site currently does not list Imperial Primer as a product, and Games Workshop is notorious for changing their product line. Maybe the store will be able to order another pot or maybe I will need to buy a different brush-on primer (I can't use spray primers).
This is a good learning experience. Use what you have. Don't worry about saving things for tomorrow. Enjoy what you have today!