While I am not a lump and I do not imply my gamer or painter friends are either, many of us who enjoy sedentary hobbies do tend to fall into that category. I thought the name was funny, but conveyed the concept of what we’re doing here. The League of Underwhelming Miniature Painters is a community organization that my friend Stephen and I just formed with a few goals:
- Encourage miniature gamers to paint what they play
- Help people learn to paint (better)
- Give painters a forum for showing others their models and exchanging knowledge/ideas on how to achieve their results
In order to achieve these goals, LUMP:
- Encourages people to participate in game tournaments and other events that include painting as part of the overall experience.
- Hosts painting and modeling classes at local game shops.
- Provides people with a place to get daily painting news and share pictures of their work.
You can visit our Facebook page at:
I spent a good part of the weekend working on a modeling and painting project. There is something theraputic about the quiet me-time that I get when painting a model. I can block out all of the other thoughts in my head and I can ignore the rest of the world for an hour or two.
This weekend was nice because I had the window open and I got to enjoy the sound, smell and micro climate of a thunderstorm. I also worked on perhaps my most ambitous project to date. The model is called Kairos Fateweaver. The two heads symbolize both the present and future. I put him on a chess board style platform to symbolize the strategy of life while the sand all about is meant to show the passing of time. The half model below him is a warrior of a long dead legion who was corrupted by his power and became less than nothing. All in all, I think there is quite a bit to look at and think about in this model.
Above is the current state of the model. While not quite done, it has come along nicely and I am very proud of the results to date.
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