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for some reason, i don't like to paint anymore, i used to be fairly decent, but i just can't bring myself to do it anymore. now, i like to make and convert models, but painting them makes me bored, and sometimes angry very fast.
i know some people hate building models but love painting, give me your opinions/thoughts/questions.
I used to be like that, I ended up with a mass of primed models, and just wanted to build more.
Now, however, I have changed. I do enjoy painting, and do not like assembling as much as I used to. I suppose I just feel that painting is much more rewarding.
It seems, though, my favourite part of the hobby is hoarding unassembled kits on my desk. I currently have ALOT to build.(Like, over 3,000 of Chaos Marines/Daemons.)
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He, know just what you mean. To me, however, it seems like the thing I just what I do for the moment. When I model I just cannot get myself to start paint when I paint it's just the opposite. The thought of modeling makes me go "...nah!"
So I try to mix them up a bit. Model a little, then if I happend to feel the urge to paint I start right away.
THis leads to models being in various states and in the middle of the process they look rather caothic I must say.
But it allows me to finish them, and for me that's not bad
i've tried everything, music, movie, painting with friends. i'll want to paint, get my stuff set up, then be like wow i don't want to paint. which sucks because i bought a vallejo paint set right before this started to happen.
I used to like modelling a lot more than painting. I think it was probably because with any modelling aside from large greenstuff sculpts I can get faster results in modelling than I could in painting. But over the last couple of years I've really gotten into painting so i think that I probably prefer it to modelling now. Modelling is that thing I have to do before I can get the paints out.
Last edited by Ancalagon; January 10th, 2009 at 22:48.
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I love modelling and converting, but I struggle with the painting side of it. I suppose its because I'll get to a stage with the model and have the last few fiddly bits of detail left and not want to add any new colours, but at the same time I've exhausted the rest of my palatte on the model already.
I hopefully shouldn't have too much of a problem with my empire, they're fairly easy to paint, and I have most of my theme worked out. Plus I'm starting with a base coat of brown rather than black (thankyou new airbrush) for most of my minis, somost of the pouches etc. can just be washed and highlighted.
The other wonderful thing about my empire army is the fact that they are very themed and converted and the fact that I'm putting this much effort into the modelling is inspiring me paint it that bit better.
Even so, I still prefer modelling to painting, and have vast quantities of gray under the bed.
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I prefer modelling to painting....well.. tbh, I don't quite know why.. I think it stems from the fact, that once your army is built you can start playing with it, and that awesome, because, well thats what you bought it for...
But then the painting...
I think it is generally the hardest part because, oh wait, whats that Bob? You want a game of 40k? Awesome! Your house in 30, I'll bring the beers.
Oh wow those were some cool games, oh wait, I was supposed to paint..
At least thats one reason, others might be that life gets in the way or what not... but I think painting will always be the hardest thing (not skill wise specifcly) because, you can play with just undercoated minis! AWESOME! Lets get some games in!
Unless of course your one of those gamers that needs to paint his army first before he can play with it, but then, its a moot point for him because he's already finished!
Like I said that might be one problem for one type of person.
I know with me its less about that, but more about the fact I find it hard to paint to a lesser standard. What I mean is, some people can just knock out basic marines, or IG (Or anything with a lot of models) at a rate of knots, and more often than not, they wont be the best standard, they will just be enough to get by.
My problem lies in the fact I need to paint to my best standard on every model, because if I'm not, then I'm not pushing my skills, and if I'm not pushing my skills, I'm not learning or getting better... but then thats just me.
The effect this has, sadly does the opposite of what I want, and I get daunted by the fact I have so many models to paint!
And the more effort you put into the painting of the models the longer each one takes... it soon gets to the point where one model takes half the day or longer... and like I said, it just gets daunting, and you sometimes end up not enjoying thereby not wanting to do it.
Last edited by Toastee; January 11th, 2009 at 03:16.
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