Thursday, August 18, 2016

Nik's Mini? Tau Piranha!

It's that time again!  That time when your young'un is old enough to hold a brush and paint a mini!  It seems like, well, not too terribly long ago that I posted about my firstborn doing this very thing, and now this little guy is in on it.  Of course my goal is to get them both ramped up to the point where they will batch paint whole armies for me, mwahahaha!

Enough about my plans, check out little man's Tau Empire Piranha!  I did prep his brushes but I left the application and color selection 100% up to him for this one.  I would suggest things, like washes/shades in the crevices, but again, it's all him all the way.  

While we're at it, here's big sister painting from the aforementioned post.  They're roughly the same age when they started too!  He was a mid-four in the above pic and she's an old-four in this pic, so I guess that's the magic age to get going!  Don't be afraid to sacrifice some minis and get brushes in their hands, they may just like it!

5 comments:

  1. This is uncanny. I have a post scheduled to go up tomorrow morning about my 4 year old painting her first mini. What is is about us nerd-dads wanting our kids to paint minis for us? lol

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    1. That's cosmic fate is what it is! I think that's the difference between just doing a hobby and being a hobby; passing it on like pseudo genetics, that's the difference. Can't wait to see yours man, good to hear from you again.

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    2. I've been doing a lot on my new blog, bitsaddiction.blogspot.com which focuses on miniatures and wargaming. The post went up this morning.

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  2. Hey one day you will be like me and wondering if your grand child is old enough to paint a mini.

    Faman

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    1. The big question will be if I have to teach them or if they're parents will teach them!

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