Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Sprue Cutters Union #14: the worst part of the hobby








Painting.

The worst bit of the hobby.

Worse than drilling, pinning, filling, sanding or gluing.

It's a complicated thing - I love painting, but also dread having to committo colour schemes, trying out new techniques and generally showing off 'me' to everyone online.

I'd like to think I'm pretty good with a brush - air or bristles - and looking at other's work, I'm certainly not at the bottom of the skill roster. But being a perfectionist and a bit of an egoist, I want to be the best! When I'm not, it knocks me for 6 - and that's in anything I'm involved in: music, work, baking - anything.

So you can probably imagine that putting a finished model on show for others to comment on/judge not only brings out the idiotic competitive monster, but also the insecure child. The anticipation of that daft situation is also what stops me from finishing projects, or sometimes even getting past the assembly stage.

Complicated.

I love painting. I hate painting.

I'm currently available for commission work. Contact me below.


Other spruecutters are suffering from 'worst bit of the hobby', too. Check 'em out here:

Fill n Sand

Eternal Wargamer

A scale Canadian

Jay's Scale Model Adventures

Sven Harjacek's blog

Jason Vantroyen's blog

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