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« on: 27 May 2010, 07:23:51 PM »

I think I would usually describe myself as a gamer - but in reality, I do infinitely more painting than actual gaming...In the past, I've even been called a "collector"...how would you describe yourself? Is it a description that varies from time to time / over the different seasons etc etc?
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« Reply #1 on: 27 May 2010, 07:25:58 PM »

Gamer for sure.  Painting is not quite agony  Cry, but it is all for the game  Cool !
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« Reply #2 on: 28 May 2010, 08:03:58 AM »

Lead addict at the minute. With the arrival of the nice weather, both painting and gaming have been in rather short supply. Generally I manage about an equal split over the winter months, with more gaming than painting in the summer.
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« Reply #3 on: 28 May 2010, 03:09:57 PM »

Gamer through and through; painting is the bane of my life - a means to an end that seems to go on and on (oh why oh why do I keep buying more metal lol).

I painted professionally for a few years, repeating chess sets and special one off figures and armies for collectors over the globe (pay was dreadful actually). I repeated each pose of miniature so many times I counted them in my sleep. Now I can`t stand painting, but I love my wargames, so I have no choice  Cry  If I had the money, I`d get others to paint my little guys for me  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: 28 May 2010, 03:23:17 PM »

I'm with Steve, painting is a means to an end - toys on table is what we are here for Grin
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« Reply #5 on: 28 May 2010, 05:22:52 PM »

Definately gamer.

99% of my painting is just to get the little chaps on the field.

VERY rarely will i buy and paint a figure for display or just becaus i like it, so it's got to be gamer first...
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« Reply #6 on: 28 May 2010, 07:41:03 PM »

When the muse is upon me, I really enjoy the painting. I enjoy fielding an army, unit, etc that I know I have painted from start to finish. Unfortunately for a lot of games, especially 28mm, I have a lot of shiny metal. Too many projects, too little time Cry.
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« Reply #7 on: 30 May 2010, 01:27:41 AM »

Do people actually paint for fun? Shocked
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« Reply #8 on: 30 May 2010, 07:26:12 AM »

I do...for me it's active stress-release  Cool
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« Reply #9 on: 31 May 2010, 12:42:36 AM »

Your weird you are! Huh?

Actually Sunjester and I have had a bit of a bitch about you - no one should be that good at 10mm!  I suggested chopping one of your hands off, just to give the rest of us a chance. Tongue

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« Reply #10 on: 31 May 2010, 01:23:05 AM »

"Actually Sunjester and I have had a bit of a bitch about you - no one should be that good at 10mm! "

or taping fingers together - a bit more humane  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: 31 May 2010, 01:28:42 AM »

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Your weird you are!

Can't argue with that  Wink

As for cutting / taping etc - not sure it'd have the desired effect - I'd just find a way around it: I really do enjoy painting & use it as a conscious stress-releaser...must be said though that I'll paint in waves; sometimes I won't even think about picking up a brush - and then the next week I'll paint like a man-possessed  Cool
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« Reply #12 on: 31 May 2010, 11:32:03 AM »

or taping fingers together - a bit more humane  Smiley

Forget Humane- watching with their fingers taped together would be funny.
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« Reply #13 on: 31 May 2010, 11:36:07 AM »

Actually last weekend I sat in the garden and painted- it was quite relaxing, apart from the fact that under bright sunlight I could see all the detail, and realised I wasn't good enough to paint it.
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« Reply #14 on: 31 May 2010, 12:23:40 PM »

Actually last weekend I sat in the garden and painted- it was quite relaxing, apart from the fact that under bright sunlight I could see all the detail, and realised I wasn't good enough to paint it.

I have fitted daylight bulbs in my workroom, better on the eyes in the evening and like the sunlight it shows up detail better
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