Hey guys - as an avid amateur painter who has bought a lot of figures from armies that I don't play in Warhammer(Have only this year began playing the game proper)- I have a hankering for picking up a few other bits and pieces purely for the joy and challenge of painting. I was thinking that this might be a good topic of discussion-both here on the forum and online - specifically what model ranges/armies are better for side-projects or even as introductions to new systems-something of a favourite model section outside of the ranges of your own armies or current projects.
I don't think this should be a discussion like "who'd win in a fight - a bear or a shark?", but something along the lines of what models are attractive for what reasons - and I come at this from a number of angles:
1. Paintability (I know, I know - but it SHOULD be a word, right?!)Are these models easy or enjoyable to mess or experiment with? What are the awkward models to paint, which ones are simple for beginners and which ones give a veteran something to chew on for a while.
2. Repetition - I'm an Orcs and Goblins player - love them and their incredible wildcard actions; but painting 40 Boyz? Tough to suggest for someone without a cautionary addendum. Same goes for most horde armies, but there must be ranges that have a number of model types to vary it up a nooch? Perhaps recommending a few types that have different limbs/poses etc. When you guys spoke so highly of the Mantic range, it has given me some motivation to vary up my gang of greenskins with a different range - and that break keeps the interest from wanning.
3. Single Model pieces - Most people play a few armies, but I find that I sometimes pick up models just because they are cool enough just to paint on their own merit. Rather than a range - would you recommend a single piece like a Storm of Magic type monster or even some Malifaux or Reaper model - and for what reasons.
This is possibly a very naive topic-but thought I might throw it out there to be hashed out properly, or perhaps make something viable out of a more improved adjustment to the above!
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