Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Labels: Pointless Rant
Matakishi is one of those I am happy to call a 'legend' in the games hobby. His blog, Matakishi's tea house is a must read for any gamer.
It was at the tea house I learned how to make a smooth miniature surface- a huge barrier I had to overcome when I first started sculpting minis, and its from the tea house where I got my latest revalation about the hobby.
Matakishi is a projects man. He makes small, contained projects, then works them through to completion. Scenery, figures and often rules too. A playable game table with everything on it finished to a good, if not excellent standard.
My collection is a sprawling, seething mix from which I pluck models to paint based on whim. As I paint some barbarians, I know there are more in storage and more on their way from the land of ebay. My goal has to paint complete collections of sets that interest me. Worse still, I have several figures I want to paint really, really well... so they remain unpainted of course.
Well, readers of my blog will remember the dead energy projec, where I took some figures that, well, they where not my favourites... and I painted the living hell out of them? That project really released some hobby karmic blockage, and I followed it with a painting spree that really dented my lead pile!
Matakishi focuses on game projects. Small, doable and inspiring. That ideas really got me primed up.
I am next going to attack my collection with the goal of making two finished themed warbands for Skulldred, along with finished game items to play some simple scenarios. Everything on the table finished and to a good standard- including tokens, goal markers and a few choice scenery items.
Now... the question is what scenario?