In any hobby, I guess sometimes there’s always a high point and low point. Sometimes you feel so motivated to go ahead with all the power, sometimes at days, everything seems so slow and low morale. Particularly when you see there so much more miniatures to paint. But if you think of it on the positive side, it looks so amazing when it is all completed.
There are few ways usually I push and motivate myself in this hobby. The secret to this war gaming and miniature painting hobby is that it revolves around the cycle of modeling, painting and gaming. The cycle goes round and round to stay motivated.
If you have several games, after that you are drive to paint more miniatures and explore different army list possibilities. For me personally, I really do have games once a while, all depending on myself and my gaming buddies timing and commitment. Before and after diamond painting store , my mind is definitely taking into consideration the strategy of the overall game and how to enhance the army list. It also leads to quick thinking can you really quickly assemble or paint up this or another new unit, in order that it can shine in the coming battle. Sometimes, in games, we always joke that, wa, this unit is not painted, that is why it lost the fight.
When I paint, I really do revolve around different game themes to paint. Its like, I am in the mood to paint the Vampire Army, once its done or halfway, sometimes you feel bored about any of it. Then usually I am going to switch to some other army to paint, like Imperial Guards Cadian or any army you are collecting. It helps to keep the drive on going.
Another motivating way is also to learn Black Library novels. Especially after reading those novel, wa, you truly feel just like painting or have a good game. I still recall reading the Black Library novel “Eisenhorn”, after that the inspiration is so great, that I wanted to paint more and play a casino game. It also made me love my Inquisition and Demonhunters more. Other reading materials just like the monthly White Dwarf also serves as another factor of motivation. But I do think that White Dwarf motivation is more of to lure you to buy more miniatures and collect more.
You can find PC games like Dawn of War I & II and Warhammer Online, wow, watching those games trailers also drives up the motivation level. For me personally, its not really much of playing the PC games, but watching the game trailer really motivates me a whole lot. I could clearing picture the Dawn of war I trailer, where the Space Marine Commander shouted, “CHARGE!” and the Orks roaring! So inspired to start painting and have a good game!
Well, this hobby we all love, once started we should be committed to it. Sometimes we do lose our vibes, we should always remind ourselves our commitment to it, in order that all the time, money and effort spent isn’t all wasted.