Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:20 PM
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:00 AM
I never thought I'd write this...but I agree with MonkeySloth on this one. ~ Adrift
Posted 06 April 2012 - 02:23 PM
Much to the chagrin of other people on this forum, I have thrown minis into the trash.
I normally just express my hatred of what is going wrong as I grit and bare fixing it. If I can't, I take my vengeance out by stripping it!!! lol
Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:03 PM
Why did I come out of lurking to post this? I don't know. But I will say that it's been a while since I've thrown something away. On the other hand, there are some minis on my table that I haven't put paint on in years, and I have no intention of ever finishing. So maybe those should be thrown away. Or maybe they are things I can try different color schemes/techniques out on before I try them on something that I want to finish.
Anyway, I'm sorry that I've derailed this a bit. Back to the original subject--Yes, I have had days where I want to throw the minis across the room. I've had days where I actually have thrown the minis across the room. I've had days where I've said that I'm giving up painting forever (and sometimes go months without painting because of said days).
Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:52 PM
I actually did flatten one mini once in frustration when I was first starting. It was strangely satisfying and at the same time saddening.
Do you know what the key to learning to paint is? Ignore how good other people's minis look and paint to your satisfaction first.
If your mini looks good, if you like it, if your friends like it, if it looks good on your table, THEN YOU ARE A GOOD PAINTER.
That fifty-layers-of-shading-and-highlight and true-light-sourced from 13 angle non-metallic metal armor, on the base of hand-poured acrylic water and birch seed pods kitbashed so the figure is playing a lute instead of standing with its hands behind its back, the one that won 5 golden demon awards and gets an average rating of 11 on coolminiornot.com?
yeah, forget about that. Image block it in firefox.
One, that mini isn't meant to be gamed with.
Two, that mini looks good in a photograph in a lightbox/setting made perfect just for it.
Three, those grapes are sour anyway.
Four, entirely serviceable paint jobs are "7-worthy".
I think about those things when I'm ready to chuck a mini across the room.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:57 PM
a little gallery of my old and new painted miniatures found at: www.miniatures-workshop.com/lostminiswiki/index.php?title=User:Antautunut
Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:01 PM
I do have a small collection of paused during painting and probably won't get back to minis. I try to be pretty good about finishing stuff once I've started, but sometimes something gets bumped for a contest or commission and then is left long enough that I've either leveled up and don't feel like finishing something of the older standard, or I've just completely lost where I am with it. Like pae, I probably need to figure out what to do with those some time...
Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:25 AM
En Taro Tassadar, Executor. - Artanis
Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:23 AM
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