I have not been feeling any motivation to paint lately. The few models that I have finished in recent times were a bit of a slog: I really had to push myself to keep going. There's almost certainly many reasons for this, probably including but not limited to:
the complete lack of local hobbyists to interact with
the huge buildup of assembled and unassembled models that make painting feel like a big job to be done rather than a hobby to be indulged in
my constant acquisition of new hobbies (just bought a 3D printer and used it to add some details to a costume I wore at Comicon)
Overwatch (i.e. digital crack)
Thing is, I've always found the converting part easier to jump into than the painting part for some reason, as a result I have a pretty large collection of assembled figures, usually with some degree of conversion, that have just been sitting around unpainted. My policy has usually been to post photos when they are completely done and painted, but as I'm starting to lose hope of ever painting some of these models, I'm thinking about just going ahead and posting photos of the unpainted pieces. Maybe it will help motivate me.
So for starters, here's some oldies that I've actually already posted on my blog back in... December 2015? Holy crap! Ugh, I can't believe I still haven't painted these:
I'll post some photos of more recent work over the next few days. Maybe. No promises...
Cool ass shit. My solution to digital crack is not having a computer capable enough to run it.
But I have other problems
Thank you. I play on the PS4. Thing is, my old friends don't play miniature games, so my shared interests with them are games and movies. I don't want to lose a topic of conversation with them, you know?
Post by nyarlathotep333 on Apr 16, 2018 17:58:52 GMT
Wow, this is very inspiring stuff! I love conversions as well, though my greenstuff skills are not quite as good as yours.
I can totally understand your non-painting issue as well. I tend to assemble/convert and prime a lot which does make a rather daunting backlog of models awaiting paint. Add to the fact that I am a slow painter and the allure of electronic entertainment...yeah, motivation can be difficult sometimes.
Still, I will echo others here in that I would love to see more of your conversions as well as finished stuff. Truly great work for sure!
Since I posted Robin before, here's the whole gang. Robin Croe, Borin Croe, and their band of merry cutthroats: I picked up two min unit boxes for less than the price of a single full unit box. I tried to make sure every model was unique, with posing, head swaps, and even a few custom weapons. My favourite is probably the archer mid-reload with arrow in hand (back row, second from the left; I'll dig up a better photo later).
Sticking with the theme of units, here's my Nyss: GW Wood Elf heads, sculpted robes to cover their leather fetish gear, and plasticard katana blades to replace their weird broadsword heads. I don't have photos right now, but the bows on their backs are cut down to look like they fold away. Cylena herself got a headswap complete with sculpted hair: I remember the Nyss taking me like two months to convert... and I was unemployed at the time...
Finally my Doomreavers. I'm not a huge fan of the bodies, but I do like the swords, so I built them on some vikings I had lying around unused. The vikings seem to be a bit smaller in scale, but hey, at least that makes the swords look even bigger:
BTW you can click on the photos for the full size images.
I hope you're talking about the models and not my complete inability to actually paint them...
Yup, though I'm a fan of your painting as well.
On a slightly related note, is that red flail on that warjack from a club weapon initially? It looks suspiciously like a red club (presumably from some action figure) that I picked up out of a free box at a garage sale many years back...it's been sitting in my bits box every since. I wasn't real sure what to do with it, but a warjack flail is a pretty nifty use for it. I may have to borrow that idea at some point.
"You broke into my house, stole my property, murdered my servants, and my PETS! And that is what grieves me the most! You killed my snake..." - T. Doom