|This really only makes sense if you've ever played Pokemon, I guess.|
It's hard to explain to someone who's not a gamer. I just haven't felt like it. In the old days, when I was amped, I would have those things basecoated and on my worktable IN NO TIME!
Now though, I just find myself not able to make the time to do it. Some of this is actually being busy, while some of it is just not being interested in getting them in a state of readiness without knowing what I want to do with them. The plan originally was to paint them as Angry Marines. Then, I decided I wanted to use them as the three different chapters represented in Space Crusade. Since both of those projects have, for the moment, stalled out, I'm not so sure.
Perhaps what I really need is to find something to play that really gets me excited about playing again, where I will find the need for painted minis. I will update with progress on that front.