Not to enable your butterfly-effect in painting but at least you can take solace that your growing predilection for 15mm figures is a positive step as these minis are clearly in God’s intended scale for miniature gaming. You may be blinded by the light but at least you have seen the light, just don’t drown in the Jordon River after your pewter baptism!
And in the interests of full disclosure, I am mired in painting 160 Soviet WWII infantry and 80 Soviet WWII SMG troops. My mania may be more focused but is no less pathological!
So enjoy yourself and keep your wee lad fascinated with all facets of gaming and history. He is a lucky lad indeed.
Uh, gotta go. The lunch break is over!
Cheers and good gaming.