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« on: 31 August 2011, 12:45:03 PM »

Hi chaps,
After gawking at Nik's efforts, i decided to start the clock and see how long it actually took me to paint a brigade of AWI figures.
I can't go in and set up my classroom today as it's being cleaned and decorated, my wife is at her school, my daughter is round at her friends, break out the paints!
There are five units of continentals and a unit of Militia, with their casualty markers and a general (from another Brigade, but hey ho!)

You can also see my work area/mess too!

Then I realised that my wife had the camera with her for school stuff Sad Mobile phone photos it is  Cry

This is them after cleaning, basing and undercoating (2 hours, sitting outside in the sun earlier this summer)


So, start the clock (which will run over several weeks, I'm sure)

1 hour is, base coats done

Militia and 1st Canadians

Various Mass. Regiments


2 hours in, ink washed

Yes, they are now all either black or sepia...  Wink

And to finish the two hours, I varnished the Franco-Prussian stuff I was finishing last night. These will be based up as paint dries on the AWI!
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« Reply #1 on: 31 August 2011, 03:06:23 PM »

I'm not sure this wargaming time-trialing will catch on. Not exactly a spectator-sport is it?  Evil

Seriously, though, looking forward to seeing the finished articles.
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« Reply #2 on: 31 August 2011, 03:31:52 PM »

I'm impressed already ! I darent even contemplating time trialling my painting  Sad
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« Reply #3 on: 31 August 2011, 04:45:01 PM »

I just wanted to see how long my painting actually took after reading all Nik's posts. 

Had an hour for lunch and shopping as the inks dried, then it was highlighting for the next hour and a half, until my back gave up...

So after 3.5 hours, it doesn't look like much has changed but...
Highlights of base colours are done:


(James II for Southwold Project)

Militia

Hey, for a cheap phone, the macro lens is pretty good!

Command group (Poor)

I've really got to do smaller batches!
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« Reply #4 on: 31 August 2011, 09:23:42 PM »

Good stuff - good progress there mate  Cool

As for the overall effectiveness of speed-painting, there are a number of tricks & tips - not to mention an entire mindset - that you need to plug into to make it work for you...if there's any interest, I could write a more in-depth article to explain the way I tend to approach this way of painting?
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« Reply #5 on: 01 September 2011, 03:02:01 AM »

Looking good Lemmey!  Cool

As for the overall effectiveness of speed-painting, there are a number of tricks & tips - not to mention an entire mindset - that you need to plug into to make it work for you...if there's any interest, I could write a more in-depth article to explain the way I tend to approach this way of painting?

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« Reply #6 on: 01 September 2011, 11:31:25 AM »

Good stuff - good progress there mate  Cool

As for the overall effectiveness of speed-painting, there are a number of tricks & tips - not to mention an entire mindset - that you need to plug into to make it work for you...if there's any interest, I could write a more in-depth article to explain the way I tend to approach this way of painting?

Please, I've been mass painting for years, but someone else's version would be good...
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« Reply #7 on: 01 September 2011, 06:02:40 PM »

Always welcome another take on the whole blessed process.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: 01 September 2011, 10:28:14 PM »

Okeydokey - I'll scribble some thoughts over the weekend...
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« Reply #9 on: 06 September 2011, 11:28:54 PM »

Now school is et up and all our visitors have gone, paints came back out...
Hour and a half last night (with a break for an emergancy run to Tesco after discovering my daughter's lunchbox hadn't been cleaned in six weeks),
two hours tonight.   Smiley
Bad photo again, phone camera not picking up on the shading at all...
This is the worst stage, where I can see what they should look like, but the painting looks sh**e! It pick up after this  Wink
Yesterday: Guns done, flesh base coated and washed.
Tonight, flesh highlighted, then details for belts, sashes turnbacks and piping given a coat of white before I put 'real' colours on.


One units not whited, too little time tonight.
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« Reply #10 on: 10 September 2011, 09:53:29 AM »

Another 5 hours on the clock last night, started at 8, finished at 2 - borderline insomnia is useful... (well, after Torchwood, Outnumbered and QI, they decided to show Aliens the Director's Cut, it was a long night)...

Got the last white work done, waistcoats, knapsacks and black done, which strangly always moves the figures from dire to acceptable, but I wouldn't game with them yet, they'll need at least another three hours work!  Wink
 
Just got a few hats, their piping, brass work, error correcting and touching up (hmm, maybe I should rephrse that bit), flags, varnishing and basing to do...

The Division





Poor - The Divisional Commander's name, not his status (hopefully).






More Militia





James, The Duke of York is coming on well too, he even had time for his portrait to be painted on canvas!
Maybe more later...
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« Reply #11 on: 14 September 2011, 09:33:40 AM »

2 and a half hours done last night, but the photos were on my camera phone again, was going to post 5, but realised that I took them at half 11 last night, and when I editted them this morning they were as blured as hell! Must hint to Santa that I'd like a decent camera for Xmas, not much changed on first inspection, but brass/bronze work done, white lines and black adjusted and hats and hair completed.

Nice sculpts Clib...





More tonight, but probably won't post piccies as it's sorting out errors and glutches night (like all the water bottles I've muissed on the marching figures)!
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« Reply #12 on: 15 September 2011, 09:24:25 AM »

Another 2.5 hours (admittedly the last half hour was starting the next unit, 1st New Hampshire, that I forgot to order with this batch, so will be playing catch up!)

THEY'RE GETTING USED TONIGHT - aaagh! Unbased and with no standards (yes, you can insert 'lowereing my standards' jokes here). Battle rep over the weekend!

Total time spent thus far: 19.5 hours in, estimate three hours of basing to be done over the weekend, and done! Hey, if that logic worked, and paint dried instantly, and I never slept I could do an army every 24 hours, with an hour to eat!  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: 18 September 2011, 12:31:08 AM »

THEY'RE GETTING USED TONIGHT - aaagh! Unbased and with no standards (yes, you can insert 'lowereing my standards' jokes here). Battle rep over the weekend!


Bad lemmey  Wink

What's that late-night, drunken, nightclub statement: "If the standards are low...lower your standards..."
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« Reply #14 on: 27 September 2011, 11:00:05 PM »

4 hours and 20 minutes of basing and flag research. No photos but they will be done when finished - honest!
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