It’s a slightly disappointing feeling when you realise that you’re not enjoying painting a model. Particularly when it’s one that you were looking forward to.
I managed to find a little time to start working on Aenur, and also to try out some of the Scale75 Instant paints at the same time. From the painting session I had two main takeaways:
- Scale75 paints go everywhere when you don’t pierce a big enough hole in the dropper. I’ve managed to avoid this in the past but finally had it happen. I was not a happy bunny!
- Some old sculpts simply have stupid angles to work in!
Aenur is a pain in the arse, to put it bluntly. All of his details are recessed, at funny angles, and hidden underneath and behind each other. Trying to get a brush into anywhere without hitting everything else is an absolute nightmare as everything is so cramped. Trying to get him painted up has been a very frustrating experience, and to be honest it’s actually rather disheartening. I will finish him of course (thanks for the words of encouragement James!) but the quality is going to be decidedly sub-par – very much a case of “Contrast wherever I can and run away!”
Will I ever come back to him? More than likely. I’ve had the model for ~22 years and when I was younger I was too scared to paint him, so one day I would like to give the model the paint job I feel it deserves. For now however he’ll be an exercise in frustration and resignation, which is a real shame.