Lowki Posted February 13, 2022 Share Posted February 13, 2022 (edited) So here it is, my own painting log 😊 In this log I will try to keep track of the progress of my painting. Post results as well as work in progress. Painting is for me the main part of this hobby. It gives me joy and it is also a good way for me to de-stress. Having my mind set and focused on painting small details helps to suspend the otherwise always-on machinery called brain. Apart from that, there is not much that give me as much pleasure as the progress on, or the final result of a painted miniature. This alone is more than enough for me to enjoy the hobby. Just me, myself and I, and the ever growing pile of plastic of course. However, in the past few years I learned that sharing the results on this forum actually gives a little extra bonus that I really started to like a lot. It is not like I need the approval of others to enjoy my painting, but I simply also enjoy making photos of my mini’s and share it with others. My wife, family nor my friends are interested in this hobby, so this forum seems to best place for me to do this. Reason for me to start this Log. I also have to admit that, despite my age (52), I am not completely immune for getting positive reactions and likes, So YES, I am a Like-acholic too (I Guess I just made the first step in my 12-step program now.) I write this log for myself in the first place, as I honestly doubt that it is of that much interest to others. I seldom do original takes on colors, mostly follow the GW schemes or other well know online tutorials, and don’t do any kit-bashing so far (not counting the numerous times I (or the cat) broke off items or limbs by accident, and had to improvise). I also do not add additional flavor by writing original Lore and stories around the models I paint. I consider myself an average painter at best, and it doesn’t help that I do have “tremors” (superlative of shaky hands). One day is worse than the other (especially when I am tired), but it often prevents me from doing neat edge highlights, or really tiny details. Sometimes even prevent me from painting at all. So..It is just me painting my mini’s the best I can, and trying to learn and improve. Having said that, I feel that I am a bit of a crossroad now. The past few years I have been painting much more than I did in the 40 years of hobby before that, and I think with all the practice now, I am starting to slowly improve my skills. I learn new stuff, add new things to the toolbox, find better alternatives for things I have been doing for years. After more than a year more or less dedicated to painting my Nighthaunt army, my I attention is a bit more divided over multiple “projects” now. Slowly progressing, doing several mini’s at a time: Ogor Mawtribes Although my history with WHFB goes much further than that, this is actually the first army I really started to collect. More than 12 years ago I bought the Battalion Box together with a Tyrant and a Butcher (both metal.) Later on, at the time they were released with WHFB 8th edition (if I remember correctly), I also added most of the “newest” models, like the Stonehorn and the Firebelly, to my collection. In the many years that followed, I never painted anything more than a unit of Gluttons. It was not before the release of the AOS 2nd edition, that I got enthusiastic again, and painted a Stonehorn, the Tyrant and more recently the Firebelly and Ironblaster. I recently added several Start Collecting, and the Feast of Bones Set, making it a full 2k+ army, all waiting to get painted. Still got my hopes set upon some new releases for them like a new Butcher, Gorger and Yeti. All having great potential of being awesome models, given the current standard of GW sculpts. From the things I am currently working on, the Maw tribes will be my main focus. But I will not completely dedicate myself to it, so still room for other armies and stuff. Nighthaunt This was the army that got me hyped, and had me start painting again. Eventually resulting in this to become a more serious hobby then it was before. In the years that followed I mostly dedicated myself in painting this army. And although sometimes it was a bit dull to do same thing over and over again, it was a great opportunity to practice a lot with blending and glazing models. If I now compare the first with the last models painted, I think you can easily see the progress I made over time. Still relative of course. It took me more than a year, as I am a slow painter with little time, but eventually I had the 2k+ army finished by Januari 2021. A real milestone for me. There are still some small things left to do, like the Black Coach needing a proper base, and I am thinking about redoing the bases of Kurdos and the Lady. I also have some unpainted redundant models, and the spirit hosts left. I never bought the harridans either, as I find them the least appealing, but eventually I will add them to the army as well. And then there is of course at least one new unit and hero on the Horizon, which are an instant buy for me. Soulblight Gravelords I always had a thing with the death factions. Considered start collecting LoN more than once, but never did, as I already had so much other stuff waiting. I promised myself to finish Nighthaunt and Mawtribes first before buying anything else. However, with the release of Cursed City and the SBGL releases that followed, I was completely sold on the new models, and could no longer resist. I already liked death rattle, but think the new skeletons are simply awesome. Zombies are a big improvement on their predecessors, same for the dire wolves, and I am a big fan of the Romanov/Cossack flavor of the Vyrkos Dynasty. So far I only bought Cursed City, and some of the old resin vampires just before they went OOP. I will probably buy some Death Rattle and Zombies to be able to practice and try out colors, without risking to ruin the more unique and harder to get models from CC. Warhammer Underworld I often find the WHU warbands to be among the best and interesting sculpts in their range, especially the ones released with Direchasm and Harrowdeep (so far). By now I think I have collected around 15 warbands. Most of them assembled, none of them painted, with the exception of thorns of the Briar Queen, which I painted as part of my Nighthaunt army. What I like about WHU is that it gives an opportunity to try something different, to experiment with colors, try out different factions, without having to buy and paint a whole new army. Painting a full army can be a bit dull sometimes, as you try to stick to the chosen colors to keep a more or less coherent army. Painting WHU warbands in between might give a bit of the much-needed diversion. I recently started painting some of the warbands, which I hope to be finished soon. Other than the 4 “projects” mentioned above, I have quiet a few other thing lying around. Like Warcry, Dominion, Seraphon, Dwarfs, LotR and DoK etc. etc. They will have to wait for now though as I will focus on the things described above. I hope this longer than intended text didn’t scare all off you off, and you will enjoy my Log 😊 Edited February 13, 2022 by Lowki 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.