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15 January 2011

Tips on painting boring units

Nick speaking,

Well maybe not boring units, more like tedious ones! I'm sure you know what I mean!

I recently painted a brood of Ripper Swarms, ten bases with forty five Rippers! That's ninety eyes, and a hell of allot of teeth to paint, especially when I'm doing three colours on each tooth! So the question is, how do you make painting something as tedious as this not so boring?

Up until painting the Rippers, I had been really enjoying putting paint to my bugs, but half way through the Rippers I realised, these little guy's were not going to be easy to paint. I have come across this before with other units and knew exactly how to deal with it...

I immediately went into my case box and picked out something I knew I would really enjoy painting, in this case my Eldar Jetbikes. Not that I was going to abandon the Rippers, these Jetbikes were going to motivate me to finish the Rippers!

With my 'fun' Jetbike unit sitting next to the Rippers, it was time to set myself some rules. Paint one hour of Rippers and get one hour of painting the Jetbikes for free. Having something to look forward too makes getting through the boring stuff easy, and takes away what feels like a massive task ahead of you. One hour at a time will soon get the job done, even if it takes me a bit longer than normal, it's much better than giving up on them totally!

1 comment:

  1. A bit of variety definitely helps keep you motivated. Too much of the same thing, no matter how rewarding the model is, becomes dull after a while.

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