I've been sat painting my Dwarf Technomancer with increasing frustration! Maybe its just the choice of colour scheme or the fact that the last stuff I painted was either 15mm scale or a large maquette for animation standing over 30cm tall. But I am really rather unhappy with my progress so far.
I have experienced some misgivings about my painting standard since I started my Technomancers at the start of the month and today has re-enforced this. Maybe I just need to knuckle under and get some practice in but I am really not loving 28mm scale at present!
For gaming I have got used to painting 6mm and 15mm which requires a very different style from that of 28mm! Getting my head round this difference seems to be taking a frustratingly long time!
Still I will persevere with the current force and get them completed! The next decision will be whether I continue in the scale or change to a smaller one.
To be honest I swithered about this last year too as I can churn out a fair number of good paint jobs in smaller scales in a couple of hours while the bigger stuff seems to be leaving me cold. I am used to painting being a pleasurable and relaxing experience, not a stress. Sadly I have got quite a few Leviathan bits and bobs kicking around so I will need to paint them at some point. I am just not certain now is the right time!
Coupled with the prospect of spending hours cleaning smelly resin this is a pretty depressing scene.
I think I will rummage out some of my smaller scale stuff and see how I get on with that and compare my experience!
Has anyone else had a similar experience?
Its a difficult decision to make as traditionally 28mm has been my real passion but my life seems to be hectic enough at the moment that the thought of spending endless hours painting a handful of figures is less than appealing. Looking back at my Stainless Steel Rat project I can't help feeling that it was more fun to work on and I actually looked forward to painting...
I will be off to Scotland in a couple of days for a much needed holiday and think I will spend the time carefully thinking about how this project will progress.
I am still dedicated to the Leviathan project but do think I need to think about what direction I will take it. To be honest this is more than likely to result in a change of scale with both 6mm and 15mm forces coming into play. I have been really enjoying sculpting 15mm of late and will try and get one or two of them painted up soon to show folks.
The price of miniatures is also weighing heavily on my mind as I will be graduating in six months time and needing to save the pennies in order to get by. Needless to say spending £20 plus on figures a month is a luxury I cant really afford. If I could drop this to about £10 I think I would be happier.
I do apologise for my long winded ramblings but I do feel I should pause and take stock before launching myself headfirst into a project I will struggle to complete. This is after all my hobby and should be fun, not frustrating and stressful!
Anyhoo! Enough of this moping!
All the best!