Your 'shooting info' posts are very informative, matey.
As for tedious and boring...
I hear ya.
The labor of love, and and all that...
For me it's painting and making scenery for my table top wargaming..
I made painted this american civil war scenery/house/walls/fences/trees, and then painted up chopstick figures for the soldiers (cast figures are impossible to buy here)
...I have paid for pre built models, and pre-painted figures in the past (all much better quality than my amateur efforts), but here's the thing - I hate having pre-made/bought stuff on my tabletop.
The enjoyment of the hobby, lessens.
If it's not created from scratch, by me, I don't want it on my table.
Bloody annoying, but that's the way it is..