Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Seeking Motiviation...

I tried getting some painting done on the SDE Flingers a couple nights ago and completely lacked motivation. I painted all of their face wraps, and was going to keep going at it, but decided to set it back down so I don't do things half assed.

I think my main issue at the moment is some of these models are really kinda muddy in the details. The arm bands on them look like they could either be leather pads or cloth straps. The sling with the stone in it lacks a clear line between where the stone starts and the cloth ends. And the face wraps are difficult to tell what is muscle and what is cloth wrapping.

My other main issue is I've come to realize that I don't really like squad painting. I prefer doing one offs of heroes or monsters, where I can focus on a single figure without needing to repeat the same steps over 5-6 different models. I would never be able to play Warhammer 40k or anything like it, where you are fielding that many models. I would never be able to get them all painted for play. Luckily Relic Knights seems to be smaller amounts of models, so I don't think it'll be as bad as 40k.

I need to find my groove again badly. Perhaps I'll take a small break from SDE again and paint up Princess Malya from RK. Then come back to it. But I really need to finish the base set of SDE, so I can knock out Roxor, so I'll be all caught up when the undead expansion releases.

Who's wise idea was it to paint all the minis anyway?