Yes, I am a big baby when it comes to painting miniatures.
It's the worst affliction to have in this hobby. I love gaming. I love miniatures but I'm a big whiny baby when it comes to painting. I'm afraid I'll mess the minis up. I'm not good enough. I'm not fast enough. The orc in the corner is laughing at me. I'll do nearly anything to avoid painting my own miniatures.
Well, I'm not rich and I can't pay somebody to paint them for me so I'm going to suck it up.
Starting December I will be painting SOMETHING every week. I don't care if it's a single figure or a whole bunch of troops painted to a bleh standard. I will cover lead with pigment. Of course I'm going to cheat and short-cut the crap out of it but I'm going to paint.
To warm up, I'll be finishing up existing work and then working on some simpler models - civilians, tribals, etc.. Then, I'll take on some of the more complex things. My paints are old, my brushes are pretty spare but I'm going to paint.
Maybe if people see me painting, they'll buy me painting stuff for Christmas!