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HistoryPhD Inactive Member18 Jun 2015 8:30 p.m. PST

She's finished her second FOW Vietnam vehicle. I've been painting for 42 years, she's been at it a few months, and she's already better than I am. Discouraging.


Tom Bryant18 Jun 2015 9:22 p.m. PST

Don't let it bother you. If she does that well and enjoys it, great. I have yet to see any truly crappy paint jobs on the table (except my own of course). Even my own work isn't what I would consider "unpreventable" Tell her to keep up the good work. Maybe she will game with you one day.

Swastakowey18 Jun 2015 9:29 p.m. PST

One thing to consider… she probably learnt from you then improved on that. You just handed over 42 years of experience to someone… likely they are going to improve pretty quickly :P

Looks good though.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Jun 2015 10:21 p.m. PST

And she doesn't have a lot of bad habits to unlearn, nor does she slip back to "how she used to do it."

Hey, could be worse, she could be nagging you to get that crap out of the garage/attic/basement/house…

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2015 4:14 a.m. PST

Consider yourself lucky.

Skeptic19 Jun 2015 4:29 a.m. PST


By the way, how did she model the aerials?

cloudcaptain19 Jun 2015 4:31 a.m. PST

That is why several of us got married in the first place :)

Zargon Inactive Member19 Jun 2015 5:05 a.m. PST

Git in tha Kitchen fool. :)

DS6151 Inactive Member19 Jun 2015 5:36 a.m. PST

My Wife is much better than I, as well.
True 25mm figures with pupils, and Iris's. Iris's with the slightly ribbed look to them. Unreal!
Sadly, she doesn't really like to paint figures so there are only a few.

She's amazing!
I'm stupid lucky, and I know it!

It is good to be King Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2015 7:04 a.m. PST

Everyone paints better than I do!

Gone Fishing19 Jun 2015 7:51 a.m. PST

She did a beautiful job.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2015 8:04 a.m. PST

Don't feel bad – No. 2 son paints better than me and I suspect given his progress the Little Prince will soon be there too

Mako11 Inactive Member19 Jun 2015 10:44 a.m. PST

Lucky you!

cosmicbank19 Jun 2015 5:55 p.m. PST

Lucky you she paints and she paints well.

HistoryPhD Inactive Member20 Jun 2015 10:44 a.m. PST

Skeptic, the aerials are from a very large old paintbrush. The size you'd use for slapping on paste to put up a billboard. But really, bristles from any large paintbrush would do.

Andy Skinner Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2015 6:04 a.m. PST

DS6151, how about pictures? Of the figures with eyes, not the wife.


Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2015 1:33 p.m. PST

You married an artist, live with it! (LOL)

Skeptic25 Jun 2015 6:30 p.m. PST

Thanks, HistoryPhD!

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