Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Loki's Post on Painting and Playing

Loki talks about painting vs playing and what is most important to him.  What is it for you?  I definitely got into the miniatures hobby wishing I could buy all my stuff painted.  However, I've come to enjoy the research and painting part of the hobby.  I don't like cleaning, basing and assembling though.

I've looked into having things painted and I really can't afford it right now.  But I also wonder if I would be happy with it. I'm sure at some level of quality I would be.  It's just fun to see those armies all lined up knowing that I've spent the time to make em look presentable for the table. I like the idea of improving my painting, but really I would rather improve my tables and my ability to get games to the table more quickly.


  1. I've ruminated over this issue for a while this past year or so and I've come to the conclusion that it's painting for me. We do more of this than anything else, so I might as well be as good at it as I can get.

    Gaming is secondary, but I've put the time in in the past, so I'm not too worried about that. Once the current projects are at the actual gaming stage, then maybe gaming will take precedence, but for now, it's painting (and reading and research and building and planning etc., etc.).

  2. I enjoy both... I would say I paint when I want to and game when I can. Painting is something I do on my own with out having to worry about other folks schedules. I have painted when I had no hope of a game in sight. I enjoy gaming for its social aspects and for the sake of the games them selves.

  3. For me, it's all one process. My goal is to enjoy miniatures games. To do so has all of the many steps already mentioned; research, painting, organizing, ect. Each of these tasks has it's own reward.
    I am merely an average painter; that's enough for me and the friends with whom I game. And when I drag everything to a convention and run a game, everyone is always polite and never a discouraging word is heard.

  4. Thanks for the link, I at least hope it provided an insight into my world