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i started my stormboyz 3 weeks ago,
i havent even fininshed a base coat of a single color
i just cant get motivated to paint them
i think i may have ruined them and thats half the reason
How do you guys stay motivated to paint?
I havent played in a while either maybe thats why im losing intrest
I dont get motivated to paint. I only thing that I really like about painting my Orks are the details, so I try to drag myself over to the brushes every once in a while. I've seen some armies that don't have any paint exept the under coat and they just don't look as good as painted ones, for ruining guys, I have seroisly messed up some models but just go with it. If you snap off an arm make him look like a seasoned veteran, if you sprayed too close then make the Ork look deformed. To get motivated, look at some showcases online.
The problem with painting horde armies is the monotony of everything. I found the easiest way to break it, is by just setting aside a day or two every so often to assembly line paint them. Do 5-10 of the same color and then move to the next color. It helps a bit. The great thing about orks is, even if you screw something up...you can just make some fluff to go along with it. Mine ended up being 'ard boys or boys who were always at the front of the mobs, since they already had battle scars. Don't worry too much about it either way. Paint is removeable and if not, most people won't judge you on a few uglies throughout an army.
Reading fluff always helps me. And playing games as painted Armies always look better on the field.
I agree with the assembly line comment. I do that myself and it's the only way to paint a large mob of boyz and remain sane. Since Stormboyz are (relativlely) small units maybe you could make them from a diffrent mob than the rest of your orks? Painting a diffrent clanz colors one in a while can be a fun break and in some cases quite easy. (For Goffs- Black uniforms, throw in some white and red here and there, leave the patches and checks to the transfers. Very easy.)
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Trebor has a good idea. I've actually been doing that recently myself and it helps a lot as well. Both the codex and a couple post here in the forums give really good ideas for certain units being from different klans. It helps break the solidity of everything looking so blah and also makes it more fun to paint. Maybe paint some Kommandos as either Snakebites or Blood Axes, or paint some Flash Gitz as Bad Moons. It shows you run an equal oppritunity Waaagh, and also looks really nice on the table showing different painting styles all coming together for one common cause. It's just an idea and I hope it helps.
The only way I can get some real momentum is to sign up for a tournament about 6 weeks down the line and write up an army that requires a decent chunk of models that still need paint. As I abhor going into a tournament without at least 90% of the list painted, if not the full 100%, it ensures results.
I always try to paint my units with the purple color of my freebotas BUT each unit has a distinctive. Some of them have yellow flames. Some others have light blue stripes. That helps me with the fun of painting and in big CC battles helps me tell one unit from the other
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I dont stay motivated to do anything LOL In fact I'm the least motivated person ever, but I had a look at the apocalypse and reload books yesterday and its really sparked my desire to fix up my lazy painting. Looking at great models for me, is just about the only way I feel compelled not to wuss out on my own stuff.
I *HATED* painting my orks....
So many of them, so much detail.
What I ended up doing was kind of assembly line - grab a whole squad and paint one part on all the models, then move onto another bit. Before you know it you're painting the teeth and you're done
I paint with friends. Music in the background, and chatting all evening about games, TV, girls, music and whatnot. Getting units done in no time that way.
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