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 Post subject: Have you ever had the....................
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:27 am 
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......urge.

A strange thing is happening. Since the time of Total Arrogance, the number of models I have painted to completion after them could probably be counted on one hand (a few Magnus the Traitor bits and pieces but that's about all). But, since the start of Bolt Action I've had a sudden urge to paint (sure, I'm not going to win any prizes for my SS force but I like what I've done with it and that's what counts in my opinion). But my problem is this, I am getting drawn to random stuff that I fancy a crack at painting. A honing of painting skills, weathering, shading, all these unknown words that I hear people mention :wink: .

Some of the stuff that is now starting to chip away at my resolve to stay with one game are:

Some Avatars Of War models to finally do that 'Reign In Blood' Khorne BB team.

A Tau kill-team.

A Dark Eldar kill-team.

My beloved Iron Warriors kill-team.

The Cyclone warjack for Cygnar.

The list goes on.

My question is, has anyone else suffered from this bizarre affliction and do I just accept it and from now on in just go with my instincts and paint whatever I want? Whether the pieces will get used or not.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:04 pm 
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It all depends what your motivations are, i paint a lot because I want to get better at it, non of my stuff is anywhere close to display standard. So i paint for use, or for practice. I haven't ever been in a place where I've just painted a model because I love the figure. We're all different people though, just decide what you want to paint for and go with it. My problem is no reason and/or deadline = no motivation. I would guess by your lack of completed stuff you have similar issues? If you can keep the motivation running all the more power to you :-).

But i would at least start with something you're going to get some tabletop benefit from.
And break your list down into small non intimidating chunks.
The main thing when breaking out the paint brush is to enjoy it :-)

Good luck.

P.S. - i struggle for motivation at times and i love painting.... cant imagine how hard it would be for people less keen (not saying you fit into that bracket, just saying in general)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:42 pm 
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I struggle to see the point of painting toy soldiers if they're not going to get played with. Even a 15 point force is do-able if you want to paint a certain war jack. Kill teams are a great idea if 40k still inspires you. I also agree with Robin that purpose helps with motivation.

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I get it all the time mate, not as bad as I used to be though. I normally paint a fun model along with troops and mix up what I paint.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:13 pm 
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I think I got it all out of my system painting my (little used) Chaos Kill Team earlier in the year. I've recently got (heavily) into the FFG X-Wing game and I've been painting engine glow and a few bits here and there to personalise my ships and I've been quite enjoying it. Much easier 'tarting-up' pre-paints than staring at bare miniatures for months on end! :D

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I cant believe im saying this but with the promise of a couple more Blood Bowl teams on the way i am actually getting a real urge to paint... problem is i have no paints or miniature supplies of any sort, hence my visiting this shadowy unknown portion of the forums (to me anyway lots of love)

Saying that if Dave wants a challenge ill happily throw one his way :)

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