For those who have been painting and modelling for a long time there comes an age old question. Do you modernize your artwork from decades ago?
My painting skills started in the 1970's and I'm still painting today. Some of my work from the past I'm still happy with, some I cringe and wonder what possessed me to think this was better than other people's work at the time. (Mind you some of my recent stuff I worry about as well.)
For example I have the following model sitting on my table at present.
This model was painted when it first hits the shores in Australia so I can't even hazard a guess as to how old it is. Looking at these figures I find that I have two options, strip the lot and paint to fit into an existing army or just touch up and repaint certain sections.
I'm swaying towards touch up and repaint.
The infantry figures are not badly painted. I can highlight and apply wash to bring them up to my current standard of painting. The wagon colours I don't mind, again a highlight and wash is all that's needed, the horses though... The horses will have to be stripped and done again, I have no idea what I was taking at the time to come up with that colour scheme but it sucks.
Of course I could just strip the lot and start again, yet my track record with painting stripped work is not inspiring. It just seems like more work than just reworking a piece.
I guess in the end it comes down to just what you are prepared to do.