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POLL: Painting Napoleonics


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Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian writes:

I paint to build ARMIES. They can't Pass in Review until they are done. It is about getting troops on the table


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
a chore
28
12%
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a pleasure
58
26%
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a passion
11
5%
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a means to an end
62
27%
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other
12
5%
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I don't paint Napoleonics
29
13%
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I don't play Napoleonics
26
12%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Rubbsalot observes:

Painting Napoleonics - a chore, pleasure, passion, or a means to an end? In my club, the actual painting of miniatures falls into these four categories.

One friend of mine is an absolute perfectionist. His figures are to die for but he takes years to field a corps, much less an army, but he takes great pleasure in maintaining his self-imposed high standards.

Another member is on the learning curve, and his efforts are being helped and encouraged by the rest of the club along the way. For him, it's a means to an end.

For another member, painting is an absolute chore (although his efforts are brilliant when motivated to paint). He generally prowls the bring-and-buy stalls and auction sites of this world in the hunt for suitable (already painted) figures.

Me? well, like most of us I suspect, I am a cross-over depending on mood. I am a reasonable painter but cursed with impatience. I paint in bursts, perhaps once or twice a year I spew out a couple of 1:60 corps for Empire 15mm in a couple of months, then go inactive till the next year. I am passionate about creating the units I have read about down to the last detail, but during the painting I just can't wait to see them finished en masse. I find the application of the first half dozen colours a chore, but love the visual revelation of the figures as the last two or three colours truly animate the subjects. Basing just bores me as it's like a sprinter being asked to wait after he has broken the world record to have his picture taken.

All in all, it's a means to an end, a chore, a pleasure and a passion!

How do you fit in? I'm curious to know...