Skip to main content

More Stuff To Do & Getting It Done!

Like any hobby, finding the time to build and paint is sometimes the lease favorite of playing miniature games. On one hand, it's pretty satisfying to get a whole army done. On the other hand, it takes a lot of TIME to get a whole army done. Let's look at ways to avoid the burn out of trying to do much, too fast. Hope you find some of these tips useful for your long list!

How big and how many. The easiest thing to do is work on large units, tanks are excellent because they are likely very easy to assemble and even easier to paint quickly. You don't need to have them all done at the same time! Do three just to get a small platoon on the table and use them!

Detailing each individual model can come over time, no need to get too fancy all at once. In fact, rushing this only makes them look worse, you might even not like them at all after the fact and redoing models is not a great way to get through all the stuff piling up in your painting queue.

Work on something different that still benefits your gaming nights, but are relatively simple to do. The explosion markers I make are super easy to make and you can blast out 20 of them in 20-30 minutes. Using the cheaper brand of cotton balls, pull them out into a plume shape from the 'center'. GLue them to a penny. Spray bomb them black (2 coats) and let them dry. Drybrush or apply red, orange or even just a light gray. Done! Nice thing about them is that they're fairly stiff and every one of them turns out a little different.

Objective markers are another way to get something done fairly quickly. Just one or two of these and you have something that you can get onto the table. They might even jump start your motivation into getting some other kits built and painted. Whether you make them from scratch like this P-190 or you simply base and paint on of the many choices from Battlefront is up to you. Again, get them done to where they look nice enough and if you want to add to them, you can do that over a long period of time when you feel like it.

You won it, you bought it or maybe got it as a gift. Even if you have a whack load of models in boxes, don't get overwhelmed and worry about when you are going to get them done. Just pick something out, once it is being assembled, you're more likely to finish it. Get a list made up of everything you have that is sitting around, won't use it? Give it away or trade it to someone. Sell it if you really want to, but be honest about what you want vs. what you need. Having a list posted somewhere on your hobby desk or make a list with friends. It'll help keep things on track, and at the end of the year you can talk about what you did and get some pictures up. Stay tuned for a great article about everything Dennis (MattVarnish) painted during 2015.

Work on your stuff and keep painting. Who knows, you might even grab back to back Best Painted Army at two national events in the same year. (Dennis Campbell accepts his Best Painted Army during Canadian Flames of War Nationals)


  1. I like how Dennis' goatee matches his shirt, lol

  2. HAHAHAHAHAHA Thank god I am not a Partick Thistle fan then eh? I need to get back into the swing of hobby...


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Friday Night Fights & Project Ultra for WWPD

This week on the virtual battlefield, it was an all Infantry affair as I continued to test Rob's Canadians for the upcoming 2013 Historicon tournament. We rolled up 'No Retreat' as the mission. Seeing as we both field foot footsoldier lists, we had to roll over who would attack. I came up with the higher number after Rob rolled a big fat 1. After choosing which end he would defend, we began deployment and objective placements. Enjoy the video of the game and I happened to take some pics as well covering most of the action.

Looking at the board layout, Rob chose the best side from which to defend. No matter which way I wanted to approach from, there were going to be a lot of slow moving anti-tank guns and bog checks moving 4" at a time in order to get range on those dug in Canadians. I have to say after being bombarded nearly every turn, rocket batteries are the way to go for maximum effect on target.

I had a hard time breaking through all the terrain to get my guns go…

A forum?!

Who ever said imitation is the highest for of flattery? I guess I just did. So, I thought it was time we started our own forum, accessible by the public, to talk all things TableTop Tactician. Lists reviews, events/news, anything people want to chat about - so have at it!

So hope on over the to the Forum table and introduce yourself and get posting!

VERSION 4 Flames Test Game 1 DAK vs Desert Rats

"What do you say, old boy, shall we go kick the Jerries out of Africa?" Monty

Using the WWPD rules compilation, and stats and such from the preview copy of the rulebook that stores have, plus some from the latest WGI, we apply our Team Yankee prowess to run a Test game of Version 4.  TO make equivalent lists, I used V3 points for both (1340pts) and the DAK force comes out at 82 pts using V4 points.  Video with our opinions at bottom of article.   Lets see the lists: