This is more a motivational blog for myself than anything actually useful. Hopefully, you're as motivated as I am from this (or more so).
Where's my projects at? I made a resolution at the beginning of the year to complete a unit a week. So far, seven weeks into the year, I have finished three (five if you count the vehicles as separate). So while I'm helping all my buddies, through the many media-forms at my disposal, I myself am getting nothing done.
Is it because they're taking up all my time? Gosh no. Cell phones have a speaker function and my computer is on a desk with some room to spare. Is it because I'm more interested in their armies than my own? Maybe a little. After all, I just spent a decade helping people. It's what I know how to do and like doing. Is it because I'm lazy and just don't like painting? Ding Ding Ding!!!
I've spent years and years and years on painting. Before that, it was years and years of gaming. So I wondered what about painting was it that I didn't like? After all, I used to like painting when I was a gamer. It could be because I did it so much that I'm burnt out. But if that were the case, why am I so passionately jumping onto other people's armies? Maybe it's because I've already painted so much. After all, I'm on my sixth Ultramarine army, plus uncounted Ultramarines for the shops I worked in (if anyone doesn't believe the Ultramarines are legion, it's only because they haven't painted the legion already. Twice.)
But I've already seen a fully painted Ultramarines battle company and support! Many times! However, I don't get to look at them anytime I want, because I don't have them. But I've got enough armies to play and never be bored again. But they're not the Ultramarines, the saviors of mankind for ten millenia. But I have all the models already built and primed. What's the hurry?
AHA! I found the key:
Here's what an Ultramarine looks like without it's colors and badass-ness:
Also, can I briefly mention that the game is more fun when both armies are painted? I used to play often with unpainted stuff, and the games were fun and all. But when I have the chance to play tournaments, against fully painted armies also, I spent as much time rolling dice as oggling their models. My imagination always tries to run with the vision of painted soldiers. But that was just a brief mention. The paint-to-game mission isn't all that important to me. It's the paint-to-imagination that is.