Tale of 4 Gamers – Epic Fail
Well, November is basically over and I’ve thrown in the towel for my portion of the Tale of 4 Gamers. I know there are a lot of reasons why I didn’t fully engage in this project (real life certainly had a way of intervening) but in reality, I did have the time that I could have completed my monthly commitments. After working on new Dwarf models for 5-6 hours over the extended Thanksgiving Holiday, I realized that I’m just not enjoying painting these models. I went out on a limb to try and learn to paint using a NMM approach. My results thus far are a mixed bag. Some of the models look okay but others look downright awful. I was working on some Khazad Guard this weekend… these models are absolutely amazing sculpts and I just couldn’t make them look good. It really put a damper on my hobby spirits and I just pushed the tray of models to the side.
Currently, I’ve got about 2/3 of the models for the army painted in various stages from almost finished to 1-3 base colors put down. However, I honestly think the next step is to dunk them in Simple Green and start over. I think the traditional Metallic techniques would do them much better. I could probably paint over the NMM parts but it might be easier to start with a “clean slate”. However, having already spent the time on these that I have, I don’t have the motivation to “repaint” them.
So where do I stand? I’m looking to focus on a different army for GitD (and Adepticon after that). I’m going to start with armies that are already partially painted I think. I’ll pick and chose my projects over the next few weeks and try to get my mojo back.
As far as T04G goes, I think I’m going to just fade away… I don’t like to be a quitter but the whole point of the T04G was to be inspired to work towards an objective and right now, the project I have feels like a chore.