Thursday, June 4, 2009

40k Lesson #36

Here are a list of things I like to have going in the background when I paint minis (in no particular order):
1) Dawn of War or Dawn of War II soundtrack
2) Other music (preferably something geeky like Bad Dudes or a movie soundtrack)
3) Detroit Tigers games
4) 40k podcasts

One thing I learned the other day, though, is hockey and miniature painting do NOT go well together.

I tried to paint over the weekend during the Wings/Pens Stanley Cup Finals (I know the NHL dropped the "s" in Finals this year, but I refuse to acknowledge such ridiculousness). It didn't work. Errant brush strokes. Paint that dried on the pallet while I stared transfixed at the TV. A dropped piece or 2. A broken brush when I got pissed off and snapped it in my hands as I clenched my fists. That dead hooker.

All in all, it just isn't worth it.

And since the Wings blew a good opportunity by allowing 3 unanswered goals in the 2nd period of game 4...I'm turning the game off and painting tonight. I've got enough things between my family and work to piss me off, I don't need the Wings pushing me over the edge. I will NOT buy a gun. I will NOT go on a shooting spree. And I sure as hell will NOT have my last words be "Dakka dakka." least in that context. If my last words are "dakka dakka" when I die of old age....or in bed with Felicia Day, then so be it. I can live with that.


  1. If I had a nickel for every time I had to dispose of a dead hooker...

  2. I've either got my iPod on random, or tv such as the History channel or Discovery or something. I lose track of time, and when the same show that was on at nine cycles back through again...I know it's time to go to bed!

  3. I have to have 40K radio on. I can't paint without it. I've tried music, tv, silence. None of them work, especially silence. Listening to 40K radio while I paint helps to immerse myself into the hobby realm.

  4. I'm right there with you Oni... I used to listen to specially selected music, but then I started listening to 40K radio and now I can't paint without it. The total and complete 40K immersion is just all kinds of fun.

  5. I meant to add I'll also listen to Dice Like Thunder, and 40K Warcasting and a couple others I can't think of right at the moment, but they're all good for helping you get into the painting mode.