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im pretty new to warhammer and im just starting to paint my daemonhunters but i was wondering how many models at a time should i paint? i have about 16 models plus some HQ choices that im going to paint seperatley.
so thx in advance
If I'm in no hurry and am enjoying the model I'll do them individually. When army building I tend to go for four at a time and if I'm hurrying I'll do eight at a time.
Individually looks best and takes longest, it depends what you want from the army.
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I tried a lot of different numbers, but it easily gets to many and way to boring so I just end up focusing on one model.
I have however had a limited success with three models at a time. Then the paint has time to dry but not much more.
I only use this for the initial state though. Like white here and black there. Once I get started on the detail work I'm down to one model again.
For troops or anything there's a large number of, I usually do them in sets 5-10, doing one thing to all of them at a time with care... e.g. doing all the boots, then all the cloth, etc. It seems like it goes faster and produces better results than doing them individually, but it probably doesn't.
For anything that there's only a couple of or that would otherwise stick out in the army, I do them one at a time and make sure they're as good as they can be.
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That tends to be the best way to go about things.
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On my Chaos Space marines I will assemble and prime a squad (10) at a time. I will then either do 5 or 10 from there. I find that doing them all at once makes them look more cohesive, especially if you do any layering that involves mixing paints. I find it hard to exactly replicate the mixed colors later on.
The thing I have to keep telling myself is that they look really bad until they look good - which is usually right at the end.
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thx for all the advice. I think im going to do 4 at a time then do my Justicars (squad sergent`s) in a group(so 2 or 3 of them) . Im painting daemonhunters so they`re in a few different positions.
thx for the help.
I will usually paint a squad up at a time. I paint assembly line style so that I can help keep a unified look (as others have already posted it does make color matching a bit easier).
Character figures I usually paint individually or along with a unit if I want a break from the monotony.
Keep in mind if you have an army with lots of figures - if you don't paint them in sizeable batches you will be taking a long long time to paint your army.
Something you can do to help speed things up is look for ways to cut corners. Have you figured out any tricks that produce a similar effect that originally took you 2 or 3 steps to produce? Is that intermediate color mix really necessary? Etc. Cutting corners that don't necessarily sacrifice the overall look will help tremendously. Even using a large tank sized brush and very thinned down paint to brush on the base coat will save a ton of time.
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