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So, there's a tournament going on in November, 1500 Points. The rules are, your army has to be painted to enter, and all models must have the same "color scheme". So, I'm going with a paint scheme similar to the all famous 8th Cadian, but with some differences. My troopers pants and sleeves won't be plain tan, but I'll do some splotches and half stripes to make it look more like camouflage. The issue is, in two months can I paint a whole 1500 point army, while keeping up with school, work and not going crazy from painting Guardsman after Guardsmen exactly alike?
So, do any of you guys have tips or advice for getting this done in time? The list is a hybrid list, two platoons forming a gunline, vets outflanking in a Vendetta, CCS in a Chimera advancing forward with two Russes. Advice, help, tips, tricks, anything! Thanks in advance!
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A spray gun so you can basecoat them all in your primary color would be a good start. There's a reason the primary color of mine is white. After that, I tend to do things in batches - ie, paint all the blue (or in your case tan) in one go of ten troopers, then do the next color, and so on.
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For my vehicles in my mech IG list (4 chimeras, 2 vendettas, 2 manticores) im basecoating black with GW Chaos Black spray, and then basecoating green with Montana Gold spraypaints (Category: Montana GOLD 400ml -). It makes the job really quick. Just make sure you do the coat of black first, and leave it a couple of days before you do the layer of green, or it wont take properly.
If you want to be more adventurous with it, im also doing some bits with a basecoat of black, then a coat of brown, blu-tak ing a camo pattern on it, and then spraying green. Leave it for a day or so and then remove the tak for a camo print. Again, just make sure you do the basecoat and leave at least a day between each layer.
My army boasts a whopping 15 Tanks and a Warhound Titan. Based them all Chaos Black, and then just gave them all quick cammo lines in a jagged pattern with a Snakebite Leather colour conversion that i came up with, then just a light dry-brushing with Ivan Darksun Yellow. Coated them all down with some Delvin Mudwash after and called it a day. Took about a Month and a bit. As for my troops, because i don't have that many i just kept them simple. Base coat black and painted the armour the Snakebite Leather conversion. Base them all in grass or sand to keep it simple and off you go. You can always improve on their detail later. Having recently just joined a league myself with roughly the same stipulations, i know how daunting it can be to have lots to paint and only so much time to do it.
Just remember to keep it as simple as you can, and try to batch paint.
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