- (pathology) Overdeveloped mental focus on cast pewter, plastic, or resin miniature figurines. Often results in inability to control ones purchasing habits and accumulation of closets full of unpainted figures.
My name is David, and I have figmentia. I have been collecting and painting miniatures for over half of my life. I’m not sure if I’ve put in the proverbial 10,000 hours yet, but I’m probably over half way there.
For anyone wondering about the moniker “Althai,” it’s pronounced with a soft ‘th’, /ɔlˈθaɪ/, not a hard ‘t’ sound like Thailand. In fact it has nothing to do with Thailand, despite the spelling. It’s just a meaningless collection of letters, which I’ve used as an online alias since high school.