Or maybe a better headline might be how comics imitate real life when it comes to the hobby. That's why they can be so funny sometimes and hit a little close to home.
When Ninjabread posted this particular comic the other week, it made me laugh to no end. Partly because it hit so close to home for me.
Image from Ninjabread, click for the whole comic
Whether or not it's true, I don't know. I've never been to Warhammer World to see the model in question for myself. But it still made me laugh.
So what's my Eldar model have to do with any of this? If you check out the picture below, you can see that only the front has been painted. Since I was using it as an example for a specific tutorial and would only be photographing the front of the model, I saw no need to paint the back of it.
You can see the back of his helmet is not finished and his gun has even less done to it. I really did paint just what could be seen in the picture.
I hope I didn't just crush anyone by showing them this little "behind the scenes" look at what I do on occasion. Most of the time I paint the whole model, honest.
It's just the underside of them I almost never paint.