So talk about a hiatus…
Its time again for some new battles and in preparation I have done and will continue to do some updates to my Genswick. I’m doing a second pass over my units to finish up some things left since their last campaign. I have finished painting my penal legion squad and will have some pics up shortly. I am currently painting those darned Ratlings and should have them finished in a few days. This time around the Genswick will be supported by elements of the Dalika 1st regiment. As a start they will consist of another Infantry platoon with 3 squads and a mortar squad as support. I expect to get the miniatures next week and begin painting. The force currently stand at 1800 points and with the new additions it will push past the 2k points mark.
So The countdown has started, just over 2 weeks to go till the first battle.
That’s a good question and after 12 years of Wh40k gaming I’m still going so I have to do something right when it comes to motivation, I will give a short summary of my motivational tricks below.
- Combine gaming and painting – Don’t be afraid to play during the time you paint your armies. I find the best way for me to remain motivated to paint is to play a campaign or series of games with the army in question adding and painting new units week for week.
- Diversify – Don’t be afraid to try out new armies and games if for no other reason then to get a break in the painting and modeling of a single army. I still play and paint Space Wolves 12 years later but have tried many other forces and games down the years. Not every force has to be a 12.000p apocalypse force, you can settle for a smaller army just to get a chance to test something different.
- Share your work – make sure to show of your work be it online on a blog or at your local game group. Nothing gives more motivation then some good feedback.
- Be inspired not intimidated – Be inspired by the work of others not intimidated. So what if there are tons of people that paint better there is just as many that paint at your own level or worse and we all aspire to get better so get influences and look at the work of others.
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions – We are not born with knowledge on how to paint or model. So if you have the possibility ask other people about their technique or what colors/tools they use. Surprisingly enough there is always something new to learn and most people do share their knowledge and tricks quite happily.
So as you noticed there hasn’t been any updates lately. Reason is its summertime and since my brother is back in town my time has been pretty much spent on good old pen and paper RPG. Vampire Requiem and D&D Pathfinder has been the games of choice so far and I’ve been both playing and DMing. We haven’t done any tabletop gaming yet apart from a short intro game of Classic Battletech but hopefully there will be time to get some games in. My brother is also a WH gamer and collects Nids and Dark Angels.
When I get back into painting and converting in a couple of weeks time I have plans to make a tutorial on how I make my Genswick Troopers. I do get some questions on how to go about converting them and where I got the parts for them so I thought Id take some pics and do a write up.
Anyway, I hope you have a great summer!
So the Campaign is finished and now Its time to go back and finish up the units. First I did on my list was some simple conversions to bring the ratling squad more in line with the rest of the Genswicks. Going to detail the suppressors a little bit more and then they get the painting treatment. The camouflaged one is an experiment we’ll see how it turns out.
Not content with doing my own stuff in the limited time before the apoc game on Sunday I agreed to help the competition. With limited supplies of parts I managed to knock out this Trygon Conversion in two evenings. Its based on a Carnifex body, a Dark Elf plastic black dragon, The old Hive tyrant head and some random Tyranid bitz and greenstuff. Not my best work but in the time alotted and with only so much choise of parts it will have to do. Painting is not done by me and its not finished in the pics, just a basecoat.
Bursting out of the ground