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    Motivation Needed...and YOU Can Help!

    Maybe this belongs in painting and modelling, but I really don't want advice from some Wood Elves player, or some Chaos player trying to pull me to thier side. I am about thirty men deep on my fifty man blob squad, and I have done what most Imperial Guard players refer to as "hitting the wall." Even though I am not the best painter in the world, I know that in my mind, they will look great when I am done, but at this point, I cannot paint anymore. I am so burned out. So I need you to motivate me, let's just get some Imperial Guard spirit goin' up in here...because Emperor Knows I need it.

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    *places commissar cap on head*

    There will be NO turning back soldier. A true servant of the emperor does not falter in the face of such adversity. To concede now would be treachery to his very name, and would be dealt with accordingly.

    *racks slide of bolt-pistol*

    Now take up your brush and get back out there! Less you be found wanting in the eyes of Him on earth.


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    DO IT FOR THE EMPEROR!!!

    Seriously though, if you give yourself a treat (eg. chocolate) everytime you complete a model you'll condition yourself to paint them. Self-training... I mean self-motivation FTW.

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    I alternate painting infantry with painting vehicles to prevent burnout. I also have the philosophy that the grunts can be badly painted so long as the sergeants and specialists look good. Simplifying your paint scheme might be another option, too--you can do a lot with just a basecoat and a wash.
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    Well I want to thank you all...I definetly am motivated to get some more done. And lol to Intrepid...Codex Gray and Chaos Black is about as simple as I can get it! I also have bronzed flesh for the skin, but it is about as simple as it gets! And then a Band of Brothers marathon came on Spike TV, so that made for great background noise. I guess I should post a pic or two when I am done.
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    I find the best thing to do with burnout is take a break from it and do something else.
    Then sit down and make an effort to paint and you'll find you will enjoy it for all the same reasons you enjoyed painting trooper 1.

    Burnout is totally normal, it's your brain saving you from OCD
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    I too have just started painting my Guard. I have only painted a squad, and I'm already feeling burned out. I play Eldar, so I'm no stranger to tough paint jobs, but at the same time theres just soooooo many of them and they are all T3 with a 5+. It's tough to bring myself to paint models that are just gonna die. Keep at it though, it's always more fun to play with a painted army.
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    Okay. A poor puppy is somewhere walking the streets and his ENTIRE being depends on you painting this miniatures. WOULD YOU LET A PUPPY DIE?

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    If you mean codex grey fatigues and chaos black armour then sir i'd advise you to stop mimicing the dress of the Cygnarian Regiments, otherwise disciplinary meeasures will be taken.

    I find its much easier to prevent burnout by switching up what it is you're painting. Or you could motivate yourself by telling other people when you'll have an army done.
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    All I can say is that looking at my Tallarn army completed makes me happier than is probably healthy. I'll pull them out of the case and put them in formation just to motivate myself to keep working on my current project.

    122 in this pic. I'll have to have another company muster so I can shoot the full group again (larger now).

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    I've been addicted to World of Tanks lately and neglecting my IG... But it is so... much... fun!

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