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« on: 20 March 2010, 10:21:53 PM »

...well? What is it? Faces? Tanks? Bedrolls? Eyes?  Shocked Bases? etc...

What, when presented with your nice new toys, do you most dread hitting with the brush..?
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« Reply #1 on: 20 March 2010, 10:24:43 PM »

Actually for me its rifles...I can never seem to get the right colour brown for them...after that its the fingers that wrap round the barrel of the gun...hate that bit!
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« Reply #2 on: 20 March 2010, 10:42:34 PM »

Hat tape on tricornes, straps on satchels and blanket rolls, horse furniture and reins, the shirt between cuffs and hand. Also particularily despised painting rolled up camo fabric, camo itself isn't too bad.

I should be honest though and say I hate painting in general.
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« Reply #3 on: 20 March 2010, 11:01:31 PM »

<snip> horse furniture and reins, <snip>

Yep, this gets my vote.  Absolutely hate painting these as i can never get them to look anything but 'patchy'.  Nightmare... Angry
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« Reply #4 on: 20 March 2010, 11:44:47 PM »

There is a point after about the third color when the figure looks like irretrievable rubbish - whatever I am going to do next is the hardest part.
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« Reply #5 on: 21 March 2010, 07:56:06 AM »

I have no nightmares about painting, prepping the miniatures though is quite another story; removing mouldlines, pre-undercoat basing etc. Absolutely hate it!
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« Reply #6 on: 21 March 2010, 09:39:44 AM »

I have no nightmares about painting, prepping the miniatures though is quite another story; removing mouldlines, pre-undercoat basing etc. Absolutely hate it!

Ooohh...good one too.

Aye, i hate this.  Something Pendraken figs are mercifully light on i find.  There's occasional flash, but its usually on the base and easily snipped of.

Another thing i hate is having to glue figs together.  1-piece casting for me all the way.
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« Reply #7 on: 21 March 2010, 10:56:35 AM »

Eyes, hate them.  They make or break a mini.  Hands down the easiest thing to paint but the hardest to get right.

Although I'm thinking that at 10mm this won't be so much of a problem.  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: 21 March 2010, 12:51:48 PM »

Horse's. Full stop!
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« Reply #9 on: 21 March 2010, 04:41:34 PM »

RED, plain and simple the color red is my Kryptonite, I just can't seem to get a decent effect with red.
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« Reply #10 on: 21 March 2010, 06:59:02 PM »

I should be honest though and say I hate painting in general.

Me too.  However having seen your painting I may never paint again, because if you hate it as much as I do, how come you can paint that well, and I am so pants.  Not that I have a choice if I want stuff done.

Red is always difficult to get over the black undercoat- I have found the GW Foundation paints very good, 1 coat.
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« Reply #11 on: 21 March 2010, 07:20:26 PM »

Don't loose faith in your own painting; I hate painting because I spent two years as a professional painter and doing it all day every day took its toll on my brain, towards the end it was completely soul destroying. This feeling has lessened with time, but I still find it difficult.
 Recently I painted two mounted 15mm figures for a sculpting client just to help them out and it took me a day and a half, so I am not over it yet. Its too similar to sculpting to be a relaxing hobby now. While I still dislike painting, its saving grace is reaching the end result, which is always rewarding.
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« Reply #12 on: 21 March 2010, 10:42:41 PM »

RED, plain and simple the color red is my Kryptonite, I just can't seem to get a decent effect with red.

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« Reply #13 on: 22 March 2010, 08:55:06 AM »

i also hate horse furniture. Thats why i'm doing AWI - minimal horses Smiley

Also on my hate list is eyes. My hand is way too shaky. There's a reason i do 10mm - no feeling of guilt about not doing eyeballs Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: 22 March 2010, 08:44:14 PM »

Something that can help with a decent red - especially if you're undercoating in black - is to paint whatever-it-is white first: this will give you a true-tone to start from...this'll also help you with oranges / yellows...
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