There are two kind of people. Those who paint their minis and those who are able to play with soulless, inert, inanimate, dull, unpainted plastic. I hope you don't think I'm biased, of course, it was just but a perfectly neutral sentence (monocle on).
I guess that today's title gave me away. Yes, I did it. I had thought of that for some time, but never started. Hey, don't look me like that! What's up, didn't you paint your Space Hulk? Didn't you paint your Sadespire? Your Blackstone Fortress? This is just the same! Red & blue coloured plastic pieces! :D
Blah blah, I can't hear your reasons above my painted Catan :P
Of course it's the most basic paintjob imaginable, but here it is:
And the Robbers:
But that's not all! There was a time, back in the day, in which my regular gaming group was so large that we even needed the expansion set for a couple of additional players! Those days are sadly gone, but well, that's life, so there's no point in mourning. The thing is that I also had these other colours, so I had to paint them too:
Well, the least I can say is that now I have quite a variety of colours to play with! Here you have an example of the whole display:
Yes, I'm aware that there are 3D boards and, of course, that's the natural evolution of this madness. But for now storage is still an issue; if we at least played it regularly I could think of it. Hmmm, maybe some day...