Friday, 27 April 2012

Goals and Progress!

Well, after sitting down last night, I was able to finally finish off my Warrior for the monthly Painting Deathmatch over on the Miniwargaming painting forums.  I am pleased with how it came out, although I can see some areas I would have liked to have cleaned up a bit, but time ran out, so here it is:

Now, I have been browsing around a few of the painting forums, and I came across Fourth Company Librarium.  The painting is excellent, but what stood out for me was the points system.   Now this system gives each unit type a point value and allows you to set goals and track progress around these points.  Now, I have modified the values slightly, but these are the values as Kroxx and I are going to use:

Infantry = 1 Point
Cavalry = 2 Points
Bikes = 2 Points
Monster = 5 Points
Dreadnought = 5 Points
HQ = 5 Points
Vehicle = 10 Points
Superheavy vehicle = 20 Points

I will be adding a section to the site to allow us to keep track of our points and goals, but for now, our goals are as follows:

May 2012
Kroxx: 20 Points
Sarkastik: 15 Points

Now I have set my goal slightly lower, because at this point, that is the remainder of my models for my Dark Eldar, apart from a Haemonculous which needs a lot of green stuff work, thanks to Citadel's Finecast, and thus I don't think I will have the time to re-sculp some parts and get everything painted.  He will probably on the schedule for June.

Anyways, thanks for looking, and leave comments and as always C&C is always welcome!


Monday, 23 April 2012

Motivation issues... Small Update.

Well, as you can tell it has been a while since I have posted an update.  Almost a month to be exact, and of course, shortly before my previous post, I had decided to attempt to do something hobby related every day to show at least some progress.  This was started over on the forums and has attracted quite the following.  Its impressive to see the quantity and especially the quality of the work that has been completed, but, for some reason, I find myself losing steam.  Maybe its painting the same colors over and over, the same models, and though switching armies helps (but hurts the wallet...) the result is the same, a squad or two in and I am losing focus, be it to color-boredom or other things (League of Legends, Diablo 3 beta...) and no  matter what I do to try and get back on track, either through blogging, forum-lurking or painting death matches, motivation always comes and goes in waves.

That being said, any suggestions for staying motivated once I get back into it?

The above being said, this is what I have been working on this weekend:
 Its not quite finished, just some final armor work on the arms and some details, but its getting there.  I had wanted to do a not-black Dark Eldar scheme, just because I was tired of seeing the same thing with a different spot-color.  I had originally tried a yellowish scheme, as you can see on the Venom and Lelith in previous posts, but decided it wasn't to my liking, so here is my latest test, a whitish armor scheme with Dark Skin (from the old citadel range) as the spot color.

TL;DR - Don't like Dark - Dark Eldar, here is a white one:

Anyways, let me know what you think, C&C is always welcome!

An if you want to check out #thedailypaint, here is the forum link:

#thedailypaint Forum