Sunday, 4 March 2012

Ordo Ab Chao

Order from chaos. (Although if you speak Latin and know otherwise, please tell me!)

One of the reasons I find painting so hard may well be the state of my painting area. To say it looks like a bomb went off is probably being too kind. Judge for yourself:

The real realm of chaos.

As you can imagine, trying to work amongst that lot is a complete nightmare. So my first task on my road to painting nirvana is to clean up my painting area. This will consist of:

  • Sort out my paints. I have a real mish-mash of paints from all sorts of manufacturers, most of which have never been used. I'll start with a single range (GW) and only add paints to that if I need them in the future.
  • Clear away all of the half finished projects. Start with a clean slate.
  • Get rid of all the junk. Only keep what is essential to my painting.
I'll post again in a couple of days once its done so you can see the difference. Then it will be time for some painting!


  1. Good luck in your quest. I started afresh back in August last year and now have more than 50 painted miniatures- more than I managed to produce over the previous 8 years combined!

    I look forwards to seeing what you paint up.

    1. Thanks a lot, I think I currently paint around 7 or 8 models a year, so any improvement on that would be a start!

      Gonna be lots of 80's citadel, with some more modern stuff thrown in from time to time.

  2. Cheers for the follow and the comment, I'll be keeping an eye on your blog I can't wait to see more old-school lead keep it up!

  3. And thanks to you in return. I'll get some models started as soon as I've waded through all the junk on my painting table. I just need to pick what I'm going to paint first.

  4. Looking forward to seeing you reduce your lead mountain - one tip (I don't always do but try) is to try and paint a little every day, even if you only grab ten minutes. It's amazing how this helps...

    Added you to Olde Skool Warhammer and Blogs of War:



  5. Thanks Steve, much appreciated.

    I'll certainly try and take the tip on board. We'll see how it goes!