| Texas Jack ||04 Jul 2012 9:09 a.m. PST|
I am probably the worst painter in the world when it comes to figures. 1/3000th ships are no problem, but I am hopeless when it comes to hussars and whatnot. Therefore I am always in awe when I see some of the paint jobs posted here, really top notch!
| x42brown ||04 Jul 2012 9:14 a.m. PST|
I think of painting as a chore done only because I prefer painted figures on the table.
|Yesthatphil ||04 Jul 2012 9:24 a.m. PST|
I paint as part of my exploration of periods and battles – but I also paint as a way of sharing my enthusiasm with everyone else (be it at shows, closed circle games, or by sharing on internet platforms)
Painting is one of the many aspects of historical wargaming that is all gain/no pain
if by some miracle figures came out of the moulds ready painted, I'd be repainting them for variety as a way of increasing everyone's enjoyment. Never a chore for me.
| John the OFM ||04 Jul 2012 9:27 a.m. PST|
I paint for myself. I have been doing it since 1974. I would like to think that I have picked up a few tricks along the way.
I would like to think that I do a presentable job. Sometimes, it verges on "acceptable", and sometimes even "OK"!. Once or twice
Let's face it, if I wasn't doing something I could be proud of, that would be a very long time to be doing something I was crappy at.
I paint for a few people, for pay or trade. They must like my work, but I paint for them as I would paint for myself.
As for me, Texas Jack, I am not very good at ships. I am better at tanks than I am at ships.
| Dentatus ||04 Jul 2012 10:01 a.m. PST|
I paint for myself, I reference others' work to improve, and I try to improve so my figures are admired when I game with them.
| oldbob ||04 Jul 2012 10:30 a.m. PST|
I paint for myself and my best friend who is also my brother-in-law, when He is on active duty.
|79thPA ||04 Jul 2012 10:34 a.m. PST|
I paint for myself, and only because I have to. If I had the money, I would send everything out to be painted. For me, painting is not longer a part of the hobby--it is just a dreaded chore.
|SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER ||04 Jul 2012 10:40 a.m. PST|
For myself first and foremost!
|darthfozzywig ||04 Jul 2012 11:30 a.m. PST|
|advocate||04 Jul 2012 12:29 p.m. PST|
x42brown said it for me. That said, I can find it relaxing sometimes.
|ochoin deach ||04 Jul 2012 1:22 p.m. PST|
Myself but I also like the praise when I pull out new figures for a game with chums.
I'm only human (contrary to public opinion).
|Gwydion ||04 Jul 2012 1:38 p.m. PST|
I like painting (wish I was better) but mainly to be honest out of habit- the first book I read on wargames said you should paint figures to play with – so I did.
To be honest I'm as happy playing with cardboard chits on a board game, bases on a tabletop or marks on a map most of the tie – but I still paint.
|CooperSteveOnTheLaptop||04 Jul 2012 2:03 p.m. PST|
I paint up stuff for my friend Jim Clark too
|CPBelt||04 Jul 2012 2:22 p.m. PST|
Like all artists, I do it because I must.
Seriously. I've always had to create, regardless if it be writing (which I teach), painting, photography, modeling, websites, publishing, and so on. I always must create and teach. If I don't, I go crazy.
| etotheipi ||04 Jul 2012 2:44 p.m. PST|
I paint mostly for myself, or more specifically, at the command of my Muse.
|Yesthatphil ||04 Jul 2012 3:33 p.m. PST|
Great comment CPBelt: I know that temperament!
| Cardinal Hawkwood ||04 Jul 2012 4:11 p.m. PST|
|Khusrau ||04 Jul 2012 5:18 p.m. PST|
I paint for myself, and 20 years ago, used to win the occasional prize for it. These days I have been far surpassed, but I still get a thrill on putting a newly painted army on the table.
|Terrement ||04 Jul 2012 5:31 p.m. PST|
Top five out of nine? Really?
|Syrinx0||04 Jul 2012 6:26 p.m. PST|
I enjoy when the work is well received by my gaming group but I mostly paint for myself and to relax.
| The Editor ||04 Jul 2012 8:53 p.m. PST|
Top five out of nine? Really?
I'll let you in on a secret – you can vote for only one or two, if you like
|20thmaine ||05 Jul 2012 2:37 a.m. PST|
|Omemin ||05 Jul 2012 5:27 a.m. PST|
I paint for myself, and I'm a far worse critic than anyone else. I know every little missed bit when I finish. Never satisfied.
I agree with Winston Churchill. It should take about the first 1,000 years in Heaven to get to the bottom of it (painting).
|Frederick ||05 Jul 2012 6:02 a.m. PST|
Mostly for myself, but one choice that is not there is that I do paint sometimes to give minis to my friends – emphasis on give, so they are not clients
Right now I am working on an elephant for a friend of Indo-Canadian ancestry
|ChicChocMtdRifles ||05 Jul 2012 6:52 a.m. PST|
Mostly for myself. I always do my best in the offchance my son will take over my armies When it's my turn to find the last round.
| Martian Banshee ||05 Jul 2012 7:38 p.m. PST|
I used to enjoy painting even more than playing, but these days painting is the most horrible of chores to be endured only in the most dire circumstances.
| Grand Duke Natokina ||08 Jul 2012 11:44 a.m. PST|
I paint for myself. Speaking of which, I have 4 Pegasus US deuce and a halfs drying right now. Got to give their base OD. I'll be back.