I’m hoping that soon wargamers will be attracted to my blog. Either that or some of my readers will get into the hobby. Unfortunately for newcomers to the hobby who aren’t artistic by nature, art has to become a skill that’s developed over several years. Take me for example: my first miniatures were all one color: I had some gold foot knights and white Templar infantry from Fireforge Games, and some red Roman legionaries, (along with two centurions,) from Warlord Games.
Not sure I remember when I actually started to paint wargaming figures more than one color. It was a while ago now, and though I’ve been painting miniatures for a long time, I still have areas in which I can improve. All you have to do to see that is look at the English pirates I painted a few months back: I primed them white, and, unfortunately, I didn’t get all the areas of the miniatures covered. Don’t get me wrong, they still look good, but they could look better.
There’s also another skill you often have to learn to get wargaming figures to actually look good: gluing. Now that’s an area where I really struggle. I just got finished painting some Death Korps of Krieg Guardsmen from Games Workshop a few weeks ago. They look good, but many of them are not glued in the right places: there are laser rifles not attached to arms! So that’s an area in which I myself can improve: gluing rifles to their respective owners.
Again, I’m hoping the wargaming community will consider my blog and read it. It would also be great to get some feedback!