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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Will do, thanks gretar!

Funny bit... looking at those purity seals, the center "ball" still looks way too large for the seal. Let me tell you those are the smallest little balls I could make. I just kept "rounding" a ball, cutting it half, rounding it again, cutting in half again, etc. The reason they are so uneven is that they were so small I could no longer round them between my fingers, they ended up oblong. I need to find tiny little spheres somewhere that I can use instead.

   
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Mutated Chosen Chaos Marine






In a Toyota, plotting revenge.

Have you thought about teaching your son how to do it? Chances are, his hands are smaller than yours, and alot of kids learn easily.(which is evident in how great your sons minis are)

metallifan said: I almost wonder is "Matt Ward" another pen name for C.S. Goto?
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Excellent suggestion! He's really excited about the way they turned out, so I don't think I'll have any problems convincing him.

   
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Unshakeable Grey Knight Land Raider Pilot





Wyoming

Wow, honestly I didn't think you would take my advice and actually make a blog about all of this! I just read through the entire thing and I am absolutely impressed by the amount of work that you are putting in! It really shows how much you love the hobby and your kids. You said in your first couple posts that you wanted it to be slightly philisophical; so here i go:

-Since we haven't heard much on how games go for him I am gonna leave that alone (for now), but how do keep your kids focused on doing a good job while making sure that they still like doing all of it AND not being that mean forceful dad (because it doesn't seem like you are) saying, "PAINT YOUR MODELS!!!" The reason I ask all of this is because at my FLGS, I have seen a few fathers that speak very harshly to their sons when they don't paint things amazingly, or when they need a break from a game so they go wander off and do something else. So I guess as a dad (I am only 21 and no where near the maturity level of fatherhood) how do you handle these types of situations when your kids push your patience level just a little too much?

PS- Keep up the good work!!!
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

I have a lot of faults... not listening when people share good ideas isn't one of them.

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to talk about this a bit. I actually have a few things of this type I'd like to talk about, but everyone seemed so interested in the figures that I thought I'd let that run for a while (plus we were getting excellent advice).

We play a lot of games at home. I just started bringing him to the local gaming shop as I've started to get to know the owners and the other players. It's a great place & the other 40k'ers are fun and very talented, and I'm very comfortable bringing him there. In general... the rule around the house is "you can't field unpainted figures"... and since I already have a space marine army, if he wants to he can always borrow my Mantis Warriors to fill the gaps in his army... but to be honest he will always choose his figures over mine. So that's a self-motivating factor. The second painting rule is; "You can't start another unit until you finish painting whatever you're currently working on." I have final say over when a unit is complete. So he knows that if he want's to move on the the next, greatest thing... he has to finish up what he's working on now and do a good enough job that I'll give it the OK. (even the little one knows this rule)

I've never yelled at the kids about painting, though I certainly have made comments about sloppy work when I know they can do better. I spend a lot of time painting myself, and as you can see from the blog I try to inspire them by not only working on my own stuff, but by helping them with their stuff. The two termies in the last photo will be the last I do the heads and fists for him... they were just the inspiration and something to get him started. I'll encourage him to go back and paint the white and red on the rest himself, then I'll come in, tidy them up and do the really difficult stuff like the eyes. Eventually I'll teach him how to do that too, but all the painting can be very overwhelming, so rather than ramming it down his throat, I just gently encourage him and help him along the way.

We also do a lot of story telling and narratives based on our games or the units we have. The ork army is loaded with little stories about different units or characters. Even though I'm the one painting the orks... the stories help to fire their imagination and keep them motivated. The other thing isn't something I have any control over... but it helps tremendously. As I mentioned in the into, he's got a bunch of buddies from school that also play. I think only one or two have made any attempt to paint their figs, and none of them have the "vintage" figures that he's gotten from me. So, the fact that he's got all these retro figs combined with how they're painted get's him a lot of attention from his buds... which of course he loves. More motivation to keep painting, and having the nicest painted army helps take the sting out of losing (works for his dad too).

So, the fact that he's never seen an unpainted figure on the gaming table at home before, and the fact that I help him paint and the reenforcement he gets from his friends all add up to keep him pretty well motivated when it comes to painting.

He got a little $5 store credit in a gift bag from the 40k birthday party he went to. He and a buddy combined their credit and bought a little blister pack of 2 Tau (the winged guys) and split it... pretty smart. Now he's all cranked up about painting the Tau and is talking about a Tau army.

Can I continue to write this blog even *after* I wring his neck??? *grin*

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Tunneling Trygon





The City of Nothing

Yes, you must continue. But you can blame him for liking Tau due to the Vespids? I think vespids are awesome.
   
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Implacable Black Templar Initiate





Ottawa, Canada

haha, in the tau phase is he? not to worry, i went through that... i still think kroot are awesome fun to paint, but i am back with my SM army... Black Templar forever!
on topic though... your kids are doing an awesome job! i wish i had had a mentor to guide me... if it weren't for dakkadakka i think i would never have challenged me painting skills as much as i have.
keep it up!

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Avatar of the Bloody-Handed God






Inside your mind, corrupting the pathways

Regards the eyes, have you tried painting them all white, then using a watered down paint (in your case a green, to match your current lens colour) to dot into the eyes?

That way, the paint will run into the corners and give you a much more natural graduation to the white.

You could also try this using a bright green (like snot green - if they still make it, it has been a while since I last bought any green paint ) as the base, and then a dark green to wash the eye. You can then go over and highlight with white/light green if you feel it needs doing as well.

And for the purity seals, I make a long, really thin snake of GS. Then you can take really thin slices from it using a knife (coat it in a bit of water, or a VERY small quantity of some kind of vaseline) to make the wax seals.

Alternately, you can leave it to dry and harden and do the same to make rivets, or other such things

Great stuff from your kids. Hope they now have a hobby for life

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This is truly inspiring stuff. I've been spending time with my nephews, 12 & 8, getting them into the hobby, but live far away and only see them maybe once a month; being the only gamer in their lives means I don't get to spend as much time painting with them as I'd like!

It's also really lovely to hear about this as I have a 2-yr old just now who loves nothing more than "Paint my model": sitting on dad's knee slapping paint over old plastics (one proudly sitting in display case, one sold on ebay for charity - to his auntie!) I only hope he wanders down the path with as much enthusiasm and I can emulate your skill and patience!

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Since we're sort of discussing what vehicles to use to keep a young hobbyist motivated, I thought I'd share one of mine. I'm also promising not to post a dozen little chatty comments a day for those of you who may key in on updates. Not that I won't answer questions or talk with folks (that's the whole point after all), but I would like each of my posts to have some actual substance to it. I'm sure you folks would appreciate that as well. You can always PM me to chat... could spend all day doing that. (chuckle)

As I've mentioned before, one of the things I do to help keep my kids interested in the "hobby", as opposed to just the war game... is to make up stories about certain figures or units. Right now they're all limited to my orks because there's not a whole lot funny or silly about craftworld eldar or space marines. Besides, the 6-year old can't read yet, so he's still very dependent on story telling as a way of accessing "fluff". I try to make the stories fun and a bit funny... if not in a "slap your knee, haw, haw" way, then at least worth a smirk and a giggle.

So, I present to you... the story of my Bad Moon Warboss, Oozegob Gitsplitta (along with a little pic so you can see the fig that inspired the story). It's just the Black Reach warboss... just about the first figure I painted after getting back into the hobby last year. Hope you enjoy it!



Back in the days when Oozegob was just another young nob in the mob, he was looking for a way to distinguish himself from the other nobs (aside from his constant drooling) and curry favor with the war boss. While he was ferocious in battle, it just took him too long to hack his way through the armor of the "oomies", "fairies" and "bugs" with his rusty old choppa to rack-up the body count he felt he needed to get the attention he deserved. So, he collected up his teeth and went in to see the mad dok for an upgrade... "sumfin' splitty-like", he said. Unfortunately the mad dok explained that in spite of the prodigious pile of teeth Oozegob had brought in payment, times were tight in the clan and supplies for such a modification were hard to come by, so only "battle damage" was allowed to be repaired by such a process. Oozegob... realizing that his dreams of advancement were being dashed before his eyes... flew into a rage. He took his own, rusty choppa and in one mighty blow... cut off his arm below the wrist. He then took the severed appendage and proceeded to beat the mad dok near to death with it. He then shook the bloody stump of his arm at the bloody stump of a mad dok, and bellowed... "Dere! Now dis is bat-le damage! Now git me my Splitta you Git!" When the dok regained consciousness, his orderly was immediately dispatched to get the clan mek, and after three days of intensive effort (and several more beatings)... Oozegob's mighty power klaw, dubbed "da Git Splitta" was created.

Over the years of course, Oozegob and his appendage have split a lot of gits... and his name and that of his weapon have become synonymous. "Oozegob and his Git Splitta" became "Oozegob the Git Splitta" followed by "Oozegob Gitsplitta" and now more often than not... just "Gitsplitta". It is a transition the War boss is entirely satisfied with. There is even some indication of a schizophrenic break in Oozegob's psyche, with some of his boyz reporting instances of Oozegob referring to his arm in the 3rd person and suggesting it is making it's own decisions. i.e. "Da Gitsplitta don't like dat... but I'll see if I can talk 'im inta it." Only time will tell if the role-reversal will ever be complete and Oozegob the ork will become simply an appendage of "da gitsplitta", rather than the other way around.



*whoops!* I did actually intend to answer the questions...

I used to technique from GW where you paint the whole eye black, then do the upper part dark tone, the middle mid-tone and the lower the lightest tone. You leave a thin black line just visible along the top and put a little white dot on the lens to represent a reflection. I know you can't see it from the photo... but it's all there. I am very open to suggestions & happy to try other techniques. As to the purity seals, it just dawned on me that if I use a small nail-setting punch to turn the GS ball into a seal shape, I should get exactly the shape I want in one step. Come to think of it, I'll probably make my own "seal stamp" out of a little piece of styrene rod. As usual, will show a pic if it works. Should be pretty simple though... The power glove is actually a solid white, but then it was washed over with Valejo "pale wash" just to keep it consistent with the head (which also has the same treatment).

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Gitsplitta wrote: He then took the severed appendage and proceeded to beat the mad dok near to death with it. He then shook the bloody stump of his arm at the bloody stump of a mad dok, and bellowed... "Dere! Now dis is bat-le damage! Now git me my Splitta you Git!"

That was so funny! I loved that bit!

metallifan said: I almost wonder is "Matt Ward" another pen name for C.S. Goto?
metallifan said: The Imperium would probably love Hitler...
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The City of Nothing

Seconded.
   
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Nimble Pistolier




Idaho

I love the background on the warboss! It's nice to see that you take an interest in your kids and even better that you can share a hobby with them. It is unfortunate but you just don't see a lot of that anymore. My hat is off to you. My two year old little girl like to "help dad paint his guys". right now it is just painting water on primered models but she loves it just the same. I am impressed with the quality of work your kids are capable of, they obviously have a great teacher! Keep up the great work and keep us posted with more pics and background

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

OK, I know I said that I wouldn't deluge the blog with posts, but I also said that if something I tried worked... I'd post it. What I tried tonight worked beyond my expectations.

This is a follow-up to an excellent article on how to use green stuff, part of which was how to make your own purity seals. (http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/242387.page)
I had issues with making the tiny little balls that went on the inside... so I decided to use my brains rather than my fingers.

I made a purity seal "stamp" out of a toothpick that makes perfect purity seals, every time. Not the ribbon part, but the seal part. Here's a very brief tutorial...


1. To make perfect purity seals every time... make a tool by either drilling or grinding a small hole in the end of a dowel or toothpick. The tool I used with my Foredom (rotary tool) is on the right... it's just a ball with grooves for grinding away material.



2. Next, dip the tip of your tool in water and press down on the ball of green stuff. Seems to get the best definition of you roll the tool around gently once it's pressed down.



3. And here we are... perfect purity seals every time. I made about 25 of them in less than 5 minutes. Making the little round balls was the hard part.



4. final result...



5. Here's how you make the tool. If you don't have a rotary tool, simply drill a straight hole into the bottom of a small dowel, then bevel the edges of the dowel with a file until you reach the edge of your hole. Since the green stuff will only go up the "shaft" as far as you push the tool down, and friction will give the inner section a natural curve, the end result should be nearly identical.





Neat thing is that once you get the hang of it, you can make fancier stamps. You can file grooves into the face of the 45-degree bevel to make a starburst pattern if you want. I'm even looking at taking a tiny little plastic I-beam and trying to use it to make a Maltise cross (or something similar).

O.K., now I'm done for the day. :-)

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I just want to say that you and your kids are doing a great job , I hope that your kids will stick with the hobby. This thread gives me high hopes that when my son is older (he is three now) that he will take an interest in the hobby. I don't have much to add than what has already been said, just keep up the good work.

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Regular Dakkanaut





England

I am slightly demoralised that my painting skills have been outclassed by a six year old. :(
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Your ogryn are awesome... can't wait to see them completed.

My son got the white on the power fists done tonight after homework, 3 nice thin coats. He also read the entire blog start to finish. I thought he might get a little full of himself with all the attention, but I think he handled it very well and he called all the compliments "very sweet" (my wife's influence). The little one was excited about seeing his stuff on the web, and was pointing to everyone's avatar saying "Read this one!" "Read this one!" He also made me go to the article that Much pointed out so that we could see how to weather his little ork trucks... he liked it, so I figure we'll be trying that system out pretty soon.

I read them the gitsplitta story (off the blog) as kind of a bed time story. The last part is a little advanced for them, but as I was trying to explain it... my oldest smiled and said, "You mean he's losin' it." LOL Yes son, he's losin' it.

   
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Nurgle Chosen Marine on a Palanquin






Whangarei , New Zealand

This is great stuff guys ( I say guys cause I mean you AND your sons )

It's a real inspiration to read about you all enjoying the hobby together and doing such top notch work , glad to see the 40K gene is passed on!

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Hungry Little Ripper




Melbourne, OZ

Man I wished I had a dad that would halp me with the hobby. =(

anyways, tell your kids that their painting has thrashed the level of a 11 year old!

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Well, there are a bunch of kids in the local gaming group, and a couple of parents (including one mom) who are very supportive of the hobby... but as far as I know, I'm the only parent who actually IS a gamer & am actively doing the hobby with my boys. That's one of the reasons I thought it might be an interesting topic for the blog... it's kind of a unique situation.

But, as you can see from the posts, there are a lot of gaming parents out there... just seem's like most of their kids are too small to really get into it yet. Based on my experience, if you wanted to try and get your kids interested in the hobby, I would recommend the following...

1. Let them see you having fun. Let them hang around and ask questions during games, even if it is an annoyance.
2. When they're old enough to play computer games, dig out one of your old DOW games. A lot of the teenagers at our local store got hooked that way & both my boys play (grades and behavior permitting of course) and I know it's helped to keep them interested.
3. Try to get them somewhere they can meet other kids their age who are also interested in the hobby. Peer "pressure" (in this case, positive) is very important.
4. Let them paint! Dig out some old models you don't want any more or buy some cheap off the internet and let them go nuts! Kids love crafts... this is just another one. Help your kids work on them, teach them real techniques but don't be too critical. In the early stages, what the figs look like is immaterial, it's the process of painting and the fun they have doing it that's important. Make sure to use those figures in games too, so the kids can see and play with them.

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Palitine Il

I like how you're going about this and hope your boys don't lose interest. Small warning though they will both probably be drawn towards other armies figs. They will grow out of it for the most part. Just let them buy within reason(I.E. no codeces or large/expensive sets like a trygon)
   
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As a 40k playing dad of two small boys myself ( nine and five) I am loving this blog. They too have recently started taking the plunge into 40K with me and I look forward to comparing notes...

BTW,that purity seal tool is ace.

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Chasing Russ through the Eye

I like the termies, can't wait to see what he does with them. My wargaming buddy who owns an Iron Warriors Army as well as some Tau was eh, INTERESTED, to discover that his kids, aged 6 and 8, had taken an interest in the hobby. The two of us(me and my buddy) had been out at the LFGS when we went into his house and turned on the lights to see the kids gluing Fire Warriors to the spikes on His land raider. The look on my buddy's face was priceless. The kids have since started their own armies, Imperial Guard and Eldar for the 6 and 8 year old, respectively.
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Bounding Assault Marine






Somerset, UK

WOW truly awe inspiring stuff... i really like this blog, i started the hobby when i was 9 and i'm 17 now, unfortunately i didn't have a father like you who helped me along the way.

I love your purity seal tutorial! Will definitely use it in the future. Have you ever tried using etched brass off cuts to make purity seals? They can look pretty good as well.

Another thing I may add is bases go a long way to making a great model. I remember someone telling me when I was younger that what really makes models look good are faces and bases.

I must say your son is definitely on his way to becoming a fine painter if he can produce models like that at 9!

If you want some tank painting tips have a look at my blog... I go through painting a SM landraider though it’s pretty advanced stuff... there's also a bit about the marines I’m working on at the moment which may help.

You can find it at: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/274891.page

Hope this helps

Cheers, Sons of Orar.


P.S. love the old school minis

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Good evening all. Have progress on a painting project to share, but first... to respond to some of your comments...

CM: Yep, they're already looking at other things. I figure if they finish what they're starting up to about 2000 pts, they'll have enough to play in any normal game or tournament... then they can move on if they wish. As I mentioned earlier... there is specific money they can earn by working around the house to spend on 40k... so that will limit their spending, and of course everything has to go through either myself or their mom... so we're covered (I think).

CT: Any time my friend! I knew there were others like myself and my sons out there... just a matter of getting connected.

Taco: Well, you can check out what I'm doing with one of the termies tonight (see below). "Thing 1" has a test tomorrow so he didn't get to paint tonight (studying), but he'll be working on finishing the terminator squad & we'll post a pic when he's done. He says he wants to "blog" too... so there will probably be a post from him directly here pretty soon. Oh... and your story... just about fell out of my chair! The mental image is just too funny...

SoR: Not sure what an etched brass off cut is... but my original idea was to make a metal stamp from scratch (I used to do a lot of jewelry & fine metal work... so making a metal tool is a natural leap for me). I was about to start when I realized that for green stuff I didn't need anything that "tough"... the toothpick seemed like a perfect answer. (what I didn't mention is that it still took me 3 tries to get one that worked right) Your comment about the bases is right on. He got fixated on this glittery stuff that came in a Harry Potter magic wand kit he got for Christmas. Certainly better than a bare base, but not up to the standards of the rest of the figure. We'll talk about it and see if he's interested in another option. Thanks for the link... we'll certainly check it out.


On to today's project...

So, the thing is... I hate painting banners... lousy at it. Love the way they look but couldn't paint one to save my life. But I like the idea of each squad having a banner bearer (not the commander of the squad though... it'd be like putting a large bulls-eye on your chest that said "Shoot Me!"). So, I was trying to figure out a way that a marine could bear the standard or "pride" of the unit, without a big, flappy flag that I couldn't paint decently in the first place. One of the "hats" I wear is that of a cub scout leader, and whenever our pack participates in a camping event, we get a large silk ribbon commemorating that event that we tie to our pack flag pole. So I hit upon this idea that the "standard bearer" for the squad would be decked with a heavy, golden silk cord or rope from which the units "campaign ribbons" would hang, commemorating each successful campaign that squad had participated in. Neat idea... unique, and I wouldn't have to paint some fool flag.

So, here's the shots of the project so far. First I made the rope out of green stuff as per the instructions of the green stuff tutorial referenced in an earlier post. It took days to get the rope right... at least 7 attempts, perhaps more. What finally did it was that I'd rolled out the rope, then forgot about it, so it was really pretty far along the hardening process when I remembered to twist it. It's far from perfect... but it was probably as good as I was ever going to get. I "sealed" the baldric with a handy-dandy purity seal... just lightly pushed a GS ball on to the tool and pressed it directly onto the model.



Next came the painting. First a coat of Golden Yellow, followed by lighter yellow highlights (any light yellow, I used a Valejo). Then I applied a thin wash of Burnished Gold to get the silky sheen, followed by a thin wash of Sepia. Final result really worked... and at least in-person is a very convincing silk braid. Looking at it I may try to very carefully add some full-strength sepia wash in the crevices of the braid... we'll see if I'm brave enough to try that.



So all I have left are the actual campaign ribbons. I have two different options... green stuff or my personal favorite... masking tape. Masking tape is cheaper, easier to work with, is bendable, more realistic width and will last forever (I have a Mantis Warrior banner that I painted 15 years ago that still looks as good as the day I painted it. That is to say it stinks... but the physical structure of the banner is as good as new. And, since kids are going to have their hands all over it... the masking tape will probably be more resistant to damage or at least easier to replace. But... we'll see. I'll do some test pieces and see how they turn out.

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I have to say three things.

1) This is a truely inspiring blog and what really shines through is your love for your kids-which is something that isn't seen enough these days.

2) I'm 18 (almost 19). Your 9-year-old paints much better than I do.

3) I'm clicking "Subscribe" for the first time here.

Check out my blog at:http://ironchaosbrute.blogspot.com.

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Madison, WI

Just thought I'd post a quick bit on what's coming up in the near future.

I'll post a pic of the finished banner bearer termie when complete.
40k fiction written by Thing 1 (the eldest) for school... got a good grade on it too!
Maybe a battle report if we can sneak a game in this weekend
Will post a photo of the re-vamped termies when Thing 1 gets them finished.
I'll be working with Thing 2 (the youngest) on using some of the weathering techniques folks have shown us on his little ork buggy/truck thing, so will post the results of that.
I'm looking for help on how to keep they boys positive and fighting even when they're losing (or appear to be losing) a battle. This is a big problem for us. Please hold your comments on this until I can properly frame the issue in a post, but I could really use some advice.

Next week might be slow 'cause da boyz and I are going crappie fishin' with grandpa (fishing is our other big shared interest). But check every few days and there may be something new!

Thanks

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Chasing Russ through the Eye

You don't know the half of it, although he still uses the LR in games. The kids actually did a good job, as far as separating minis from their bases and sticking them onto spikes al the while minimizing damage to the minis and LR. Our store had a little event where you could enter four elites of troop choices, an HQ, and a vehicle. The kids didn't have enough minis painted, so they used the Iron Warriors, including the tank. They are actually pretty good at the game, and they nearly slaughtered me, although my HQ got very lucky with a swing from his thunder hammer to the LR, and his frost axe then took the final wound of their HQ, a warsmith. The six year old was kinda annoyed though, my shin still hurts.

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Orks:
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Tyranids:
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Gitsplitta wrote:
I'm looking for help on how to keep they boys positive and fighting even when they're losing (or appear to be losing) a battle. This is a big problem for us. Please hold your comments on this until I can properly frame the issue in a post, but I could really use some advice.

My advice: treat them like adults. Explain to them clearly that since they're new to the game and it takes time to learn how to play well they should expect to lose often while they're learning. As you get better, you should ever only go 50-50 against someone of equal skill as well....

EDIT-Oops, I need to LtR...

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My little brother (15 years old) looses most of his games at the store we play at (like 70%+) but I keep him motivated by A) makeing sure he always has something to paint and B) when we play at home, I will use a softer list that I know will be a close game, not the super competative list.
I also picked up Army Builder, which he loves to mess with and then try new things in games (I think this goes with the wanting to try everything aproach, but without having to buy the models).
He also found some friends at school that play, and is quickly becoming the 40k "expert" in their group.
   
 
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