Overcoming Painting Block

I’m having a Rimmer moment – writing and planning lists of the items to be painted in the lead pile and collecting (again) the colours to be used.

I was thinking of painting the Winter War (Finns vs Soviet) aircraft collection I had. Aircraft are quick and easy and should get me in the mood fairly quickly. Then there was the Prussians mentioned yesterday. At much the same time, I sorted the Greeks I had purchased for the start of my Peloponnesian project. Then there are also a large number of Aeronefs that I enjoy painting and want to get started on. And of course there are the 1/3000 scale fleets for Jutland (and I have my copy of Conway’s here to assist with masts etc), the two fleets for Matapan (and I have both Mal Wright’s Camouflage of Commonwealth fleets and Marco Ghiglino’s Italian Naval Camouflage of World War II) not too mention the British Pacific Fleet from World War 2 along with the US and Japanese fleets from the Battle of the Philippine Seas along with sundry German and British vessels from the early part of World War 2.

Also I have the Russian World War 1 fleet; the Soviet modern fleet; 1/300 scale modern Poles to finish along with World War 2 Japanese; and the 1/1200 World War 2 coastal set (British, German and Italian torpedo boats and the like).

Oh, I almost forgot, there is the Future War Commander Indonesians as an opponent for my FWC Aussies.

Definitely a Rimmer moment.

I think I’ll go home tonight and re-plan everything over dinner. Results tomorrow night … perhaps!

3 thoughts on “Overcoming Painting Block

  1. Doug 15 January 2019 / 8:32 pm

    I hope it’s in multiple colours on a diary planner with sticky dots. My advice, something small, and easily finished. That’s always a morale boost. I have finished basing and undercoating my WW2 French in 28mm ready for the airbrush, but as that’s a big job to complete, I made two bunkers form polystyrene, some entrenchments and painted some British Airborne PIAT teams as well, just to keep the momentum up.

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    • Thomo the Lost 16 January 2019 / 3:13 pm

      I am now vacillating over a couple of small things – tonight I have a firm plan to take brush in hand, on either the shield patterns on some 6mm Early Imperial Romans, or the 1/300 scale Finnish Air Force from the Winter War.

      Now if I can just find my brushes!


  2. Pete S/ SP 16 January 2019 / 9:19 am

    Nothing wrong with planning. I keep a notebook beside my PC for jotting down ideas and another by my painting bench for writting down the paint combinations I use.



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