... or require a crowdfunding effort to make the effort worth the time.
I suggest a quick easy money maker is to ...
Personally, I think crowdfunding is the best thing that could have happened to figures and model making.
My suggestion for a quick and easy money maker is to pinpoint a war or era that is lacking figures but has popular appeal and requires fairly large amount of troops. So that narrows it down to the English Civil War.
English Civil War and/or Thirty Years War. I'd buy plenty of both, for historical and Lord Kalvan armies.