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Just an observation of myself.
I usually paint 10-15 minis at a time, doing stage by stage.
There was this time, I was really sick of painting them. That was after like 6 hours of painting.
I put the rest into the box and have 5 left on the table. The funny thing is I suddenly feel motivated to finish these 5. I decided to capitalise on this and as soon as I finished 2, I put them in the box and swopped them with 2 that needs to be painted. Somehow I still have that nice and motivated feeling. As soon as I have 6-7 on the table I lost that feeling. So I hid the rest behind a box on the table and the feeling came back.
I kept doing this using 5 on the table for quite long and I must have did another 15 or so before my arms got so tired that I stopped.
Maybe you guys here can give it a try and see if that works for you!
"Hard pounding, gentlemen: but we shall see who can pound the longest."
Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
*strikes a pose and points upward and foreward*
TO THE PAINTING SECTION!!!!
But, seriously, good idea. Though this wouldn't help me as an Armoured Company player (at most I'll have 60 total IG to paint) but still fairly helpful for those who like the horde.
A youth with his first cigar makes himself sick; a youth with his first girl makes other people sick. - Mary Wilson Little
Hmmmmm............Tricking yourself to paint more guardsmen?
this may work, but then again i run 2 conscript platoons 8P
Hellhounds are good tanks
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I like to have the whole squad on the table with me - but when I finish a squad I set them up on the desk in there squads and the sight of a completed platoon etc serve as inspiration for me. That and after every Squad a 'treat' myself by working on a character model or display piece.
Mind you my colour scheme is pretty easy and I can paint a squad from start to finish in about 20-25 minutes - including undercoating.
Dovie'andi se tovya sagain (It's time to roll the dice)- Mattrim Cauthon
Last edited by stayscrunchyinmilk; June 11th, 2008 at 12:30.
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I use a similar method. I try to have about four or five minis on the go, a couple of completed ones (the well painted ones!) to give inspiration. As they are on my desk with the paints sat next to them I do the odd block of colour here and there and they soon get done!
When I used to have a decent amount of time to spend painting Iused to queue all of the figures that needed doing in order of completedness (not a real word but you know what I mean!) then ID take a coulour and go through painting until I got a bit bored then the next colour and so on. That way you always have a couple of minis very nearly done and others that get slowly brought up to that stage.
I do chop and change my pattern of painting otherwise I tend to get bored (I'm using a ridiculous amount of bestial brown at the moment aaargh!) having a selection is always a good way to go.
To anyone who hasnt tried the method this thread started with I would highly recommend it it may just give you the motivation you need!
hope that helps
That is exactly what I do. I only have 5 guys on the table at a time and one that is painted to keep me in check with the color scheme. Between the 80 or so marines and the over 200 guards, this simple technique kept me from getting burned out and it would be easy for me as I paint with a toothpick. Just now getting around to using brushes.
Where the heck did all them guardsmen come from?
Great Wolf! Is that the howl of the 13th?
You paint with a toothpick??? *shakes head* good god man, your eyes!!
I tend to paint my guardsmen in groups of 4 or 5. When I get fed up I find painting something completely different helps, but I can definatly see the merits of hiding your unpainted figs- nothing so demoralising as hordes of unpainted minis!
Ive been changing all my Cadians for Mordian models with a brighter colour scheme (scarlet and white) which has been a big help as i'm also painting a World War 1 British army and i'm fed up of khaki and greens!
PLAN CLAN MAN!!
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man- S. Johnson
Than I guess I am the only one of all who paints guardsmen one at a time ... oh, and did I mention it takes about 3 hours a man? Well, at least they look fantastic when finished so its hard to completely regret it, after all its always better to dedicate some "personal" time to each mini.