How exactly to Stay Motivated in Miniature Painting and War Gaming


In any hobby, I guess sometimes there’s always a high point and low point. Sometimes you feel so motivated to just do it with the power, sometimes at days, everything seems so slow and low morale. Especially when you see there so many more miniatures to paint. But if you believe of it on the positive side, it looks so amazing when it is all completed.

You can find 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 round the cycle of modeling, painting and gaming. The cycle goes round and round to remain motivated.

If you have a few games, after that you are all drive to paint more miniatures and explore different army list possibilities. For me personally, I do have games once a while, all depending on myself and my gaming buddies timing and commitment. Before and after the games, my mind is always thinking about the strategy of the overall game and how to enhance the army list. It also results in 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 isn’t painted, that is why it lost the fight.

When I paint, I 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 are feeling bored about it. Then usually I am going to switch to some other army to paint, like Imperial Guards Cadian or any other army you are collecting. It can help to keep the drive ongoing.

Another motivating way can be 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 indeed great, that I needed to paint more and play a casino game. It also made me love my Inquisition and Demonhunters more. Other reading materials like the monthly White Dwarf also serves as another factor of motivation. But I really do believe 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 , its not really much of playing the PC games, but watching the overall game trailer really motivates me a lot. I can 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 of course you like, once started we ought to be committed to it. At times we do lose our vibes, we should always remind ourselves our commitment to it, in order that all the time, effort and money spent isn’t all wasted.

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