"What do orks eat?"
"Daddy? Do you think Orks drink chocolate milk?"
"No, I don't think so, but maybe."
And on it goes. So, for Christmas, I gave him some of my Attack on Black Reach orks that I have plenty of, and an old Warboss I painted and wasn't going to field. Now, 95% of the AoBR orks I gave him were just assembled on not primed, and the 2 Nobs I gave him were primed and ready to be painted, so he has been anxiously awaiting the day he could paint them with daddy.
"Well, wait no more son, we will paint after your nap."
10 minutes later...
"Daddy! You're making me lay down, and I don't want to! I want to play orks!"
This went on for a while, and then I realized you have to pick your battles, and it was obvious he would not nap.
"OK, come down here and I will show you how to paint your orks."
So we painted, I showed him how to add water to the paint on a palette, (with dad's help) and how to put paint onto mini. Although, we ran out of time to "finish" it, I told him we could paint more on it tomorrow or the next day. Here is his Nob so far...
He can't wait to go back, and paint the axe red, and his pants brown like daddy does. And, he wants to paint his gun blue, and maybe "put some yellow on his hat".
Here is the ork all "finished". ? (And he took this pic himself.)
So, do you remember your first mini? Was it absolutely horrible? (I painted everything a basecoat in "block colors" like heads, flesh, shoulder pad metallic blue, and armor metallic green, and then I black washed the whole thing. No primer, painted straight out of the tall, hexagonal flip top citadel paints. Thanks GW for discontinuing those awesome colors BTW!...I digress, I am glad someone showed me the "error of my ways" and eventually I learned how to "fake it".
How old were you, your first time painting? What did you paint? How did you paint it?