If you haven’t watched the television show Father Ted then where have you been? Just yesterday, I was reminded of the scene where the Father is explaining perspective to Donald. As my family sat on the beach, a group of horse riders passed by on the other side of the river and my gamer’s mind was off…..
The point being, why was I spending my time painting with hobby lenses when your average Welsh peasant could just about work out if the Norman invader was in armour, cloth or naked? Although the last option was unlikely in Wales in April!
The first decision was never to let my family cross on stepping stones in public! Two soaked teenagers and an irate dog walker later and my mind returned to the issue; namely how much detail is enough?
In 15mm I was decided, one hour of painting maximum. The Khurasan miniatures had come all the way from the United States but if you can’t see it, don’t paint it!
So, if anyone peers to closely at your wargames figures just tell them, “ you can see what their miniature opponents could see!”It really is amazing how much time you can save if you don’t agonise on the superfluous details!