A blog about a gamer: his trials of gaming, his rants and his friends.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
To Paint Or Not To Paint
I have finally finished painting my THUNDER HOG! (Yes I know it's just a War Hog)
I had spent a large amount of time converting him up and decided to spend a large amount of time painting him this past week. It was intimidating to get started with him. Though once I picked up the brush to just base coat the blue I couldn't put him down. I really enjoyed picking vibrant colors to combine with the dark skin and grey hair of my army. Not only is it aimed at being a center piece of my army but also some refreshing color to my dark paint scheme..
Lately in my miniature career I hadn't gone out of the box with conversions, elaborate basing or crazy paint jobs. I used to love converting models, but I've always been the of type individual who focused on the game. I mainly focused on getting models painted, keeping them clean and trying to maintain some army continuity. With the main focus on rules and synergy of the units I selected.
Left Side Shot
It was quite refreshing to get back to another part of the hobby. This project definitely showed me I shouldn't restrict myself to just the play style of units and the game. Lets not get confused here though, I'm not a changed man. I still love playing the game and don't see it getting knocked off as my major preference. I guess I'm just adding another layer to the hobby, one I had lost.
Right Side Shot
I do really enjoy the difficulties of the Minion faction and the creative sculpts the army offers. This Journeyman league has been a great experience so far.
Lord Carver's Week 2 Army
I haven't been the only person busy painting this week. Here are some photo's of Nicole and Paul's great paint jobs they created this week. Great job!