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I having to paint all my models. I dont have time to paint my entire frigging army. It takes me 30 minutes to an hour to paint a friggin' Emporer's Children Model.
Long story short my hands tence up and become nigh unusable when I do anything with them requiring presise movement, at school I'm given 20 extra minutes for tests so my hands dont break down from trying to finish it to quickly. I cant take meds for it becuase I have no docter (since no one in my community takes new families, a big shortage of docters in Ontario) and my parents insist its not a problem with my hands just I press to hard writting
but it isnt and I'm sure they know too but they also know they cant afford to buy me medication (its 'free' in canada meaning pay up frount and get the money back, but we dont have the money to pay up frount, this isnt goverment policy but I have never been to a medical place that did it any other way).
My Necrons have over twice as many unfinished models but I could finish them in less time than to do 4 EC because my dont have to be as exact with the brush.
I just want to play the damn game but I cant, I cant play unless my models are all done. I hate it I have like 5 freinds who play, all 5 of which are going away to university in the summer (I'm not becuase I missed 2 years of school for medical reasons). This means no one to play without outside the GW, and to play there I need 100% finsihed models. I cant finish mine and have a job and girlfriend, I seriously need to plan a weekend around to do 8 Emperers Children, time working I have spend about 8 hours on putting them (3 hours) together and painting 3 of them (5 hours), and this over 2 day.
Why cant I just play the damn game? Why is the frigging GW so strict? They know I have hand problem and it takes me hours to paint anything. They have seen my hands clench up unable to open them for a few minutes even away from the GW (since they eat at the resturant I work at and came one day I was grilling in the frount).
I have tiem for them game, i like the game and am good at it, why cant I just play with a few unfinished models?
That's really rough man. You'd think they'd let you play if you cant paint for medical reasons. What do they want a bloody medical certificate? It's not like you're trying to get out of an exam or something. Sue them for discrimination You are disabled and they are discriminating against you.Originally Posted by Osaria
Yeah id say thats pretty harsh too. at my local GW they allow some people to play without painted models. just yesterday i verse a GW staff with his incomplete sisters of battle. they take this hobby way to seriously if they wont let you play with incomplete painted models. just undercoat your models black and say these are black emperors children marines
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I think I know how you feel...I get writer's cramp after a couple of sentences. Why don't you ask one of these fine examples of friendly and understanding 40k players if they'd paint them for you? I can't understand why people would be so anal in a friendly game of 40k. I've often painted other peoples armies when asked (for free I might add) just so I have something to paint.
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I have a question... since I don't play Chaos Space Marines, I honestly don't know the answer to this, buuuuuuuut...
Would 'dipping' your models work? At least for the necrons? I only use the technique for grots, myself, and I'm not sure how well it will come off against the details in an EC space marine, but for your demons and for your necrons it might pay off.
I'm going to send you a quick link to an article for it through PM. The article uses it on Tyranids and on Kroot, but perhaps you could adopt it to your current situation. Maybe this will give you a break?
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what the frick. just open ur own forum if u want to but in to the current problem. i think i have a solution.
just get ur girlfriend to do it. show her how and together u two can scrounge up an army well worth 40k standards.
I am sorry to hear about your hand problems. I am not quite sure what you are asking - but if you are interested in learning methods of either speeding up your painting or getting more proficient in order to minimize the pain in you hands I may have some suggestions for you.
First how are you painting the miniatures? Are you painting 1 to completion then moving on to others? What size brushes do you use?
Here are some tricks to try out to help you along.
1) paint in assembly line style. Meaning paint the same parts/colors on a grouping of figures at a time. this will speed things up.
2) for the base coat make sure you use a larger brush. Thin your paint so that it flows onto the figure easier so you don't have to press harder. The bigger brush will make it faster. Don't worry about "slopping" onto other areas of the figure as this is a base coat and can be cleaned up easy enough afterwards.
3) Make use of inks. They make great instant shadows.
Depending on your interest in painting - if you use a larger brush for the base coat, an ink wash for shadow, and maybe a quick 3rd coat with a smaller brush you should have some decent figures for the game table. Definitely make sure you paint in groups as this significantly shaves time of off painting.
Hope I have given you a few nuggets to try out. Good luck!
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First thing, the reason why GW is strict of havign the models painted is because it is a hobby. And like all the other model hobbys it is about paintign a model and feeling self satisfaction and getting satisfaction from others of what you did. Games Workshop follows the same thing. The main thing of the hobby is the painting, asembly, and conversion aspect of the hobby. The gaming part is a secondary issue. Games Workshop wants people to get thsi satisfaction that they were able to paint a miniature or a whole army and feel proud what they did. When I first started the hobby I seriosu was in the same boat as you Osaria . But after awhile, I learned from others and from personal experience what the main aspect of the hobby was.Why cant I just play the damn game? Why is the frigging GW so strict? They know I have hand problem and it takes me hours to paint anything. They have seen my hands clench up unable to open them for a few minutes even away from the GW (since they eat at the resturant I work at and came one day I was grilling in the frount).
Sadly though, I still ahve not finished my death guard either They are a mix of painted and non-painted and been that way for 3.5 years now. I'm very lazy person
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Thanks for the advice everyone.
does that mean you had a hand problem? i still is tight that GW won't just let him play becuase he is disabled. Thats just discrimination.posted by Nemy:
When I first started the hobby I seriosu was in the same boat as you Osaria .
One tip for painting quickly and easily is to paint the parts while the are still on the sprues. For example, just paint all the shoulder pads pink, all the bolter metal,, etc.
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