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I would consider myself far more of a gamer than a painter. In fact, I got in on the Reaper Kickstarter specifically because I saw so much potential in their miniatures for use in -that- tabletop game. As a gamer, I therefore tend to paint for the tabletop rather than aspiring towards some of the amazing work I've been browsing through on these forums over the past few days. That's not to say that I don't keep telling myself that if I actually managed to force myself to sit and work on the same mini for days or weeks at a time that I might not be able to achieve something appealing...but there's a voice in the back of my head that always reminds me that (a) I am not a patient man and (b) if I don't try, it will be easier to keep fooling myself into believing it may be possible. :;):

 

So why this thread from a self-confessed speed-painter? Two reasons, really. The first is that I find that WIP threads are a great tool for motivation, something I often lack. The second is that there's always a useful comment or two that opens your eyes to something you hadn't considered or points you to a new technique and I'm a big believer in learning. So I hope you will all indulge me and feel free to comment. I take criticism fairly well as long as it's provided in a constructive manner (and since my wife hasn't seen this post, she can't contradict me! :devil: )

 

Enough blathering, here's what I'm working on at present. I decided that the first of my Bones from the Kickstarter to get a lick of paint would be one of my Trey Manor Ogres and one of the add-on Daemons. Both will find their way into armies of mine and the majority of my choices over the next few weeks will be selected for that very reason.

 

First up, the ogre:

 

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One or two more highlights, particularly on the skin, and I'll be happy with the Ogre.

 

 

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The Daemon has only had his basecoat and wash so far so he has some ways to go.

 

 

All told, that was roughly 3 hours of work this evening, not counting on the time for the washes to dry so not bad going at all.

 

More to follow tomorrow, assuming I manage to get back to the painting table.

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