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Hi. It takes me a really long time to paint a model....I am getting faster but, I perfectionist when it comes to these little guys...I can spot every little error from arms length :eek: anyway, I build and paint these guys as an escape from the pressures of the world (wife, kids, dog, WORK) so I guess it is ok that it takes a long time.
The few that are completed are QUITE satisfying.
The rest are coming along nicely
So, how long does it take you?
when and where do you do most of your painting?
What is your goal when you pick up new model to paint?
For me, it really depends, some day I can paint 6 Fire Warriors in an hour or 2, others it'll take me an hour to do one. But my favorite model, My SoB Canoness, took me about 5 hours sriginally, then she broke so I changed some things and had to do more painting, so 6-7 hours in total.
I'm an IG player and I don't spend much time on my basic soldiers. I usually just paint cloth tan, armor green, face flesh, imperial eagle white, and belts leather. I do it pretty fast, then wash with black.
My officers though, get the special treatment.
My blast template of S10 AP2 will toast all terminators.
I tend to paint all of my models to the best of my abilities. This tends to slow things down (especially if I am attempting new techniques.) If I am painting a squad I tend to paint in an assembly line fashion that can cut down the painting time considerably. It is really hard for me to calculate time spent as I usually put in an hour or 2 here and and hour there whenever I get the chance.
If I am painting for competition I can easily put in 20-40 hours on a piece. It really just depends!
I do know that I am not a fast painter either!
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it takes me 1-2 days to paint a spacemarine. and in the end the poor guy still looks like crap
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Usually it takes me a few hours per Marine, as I tend to do the works on each individual model. However, if I am truly in the mood, I can pump out Revilers at a rate of three an hour with batch painting.
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Well, with my necrons I could easily assembily-line it with my warriors and did about 30 or them in an afternoon. Finished 5 immortals in a half-an-hour once they were primed...
Then there is my ogre kingdoms. This army is going to take forever. Each ogre takes somewhere around four hours to do everything, but they're worth it. I want them to be competition quality and each ogre gets three different sets of hands, and the gutplates alone take an hour
Especially the one plate with the overlapping metal plates on it...that one takes forever...
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it depends on what i'm painting. most stuff for my nurgle takes 3-6 hours, where as my tyranids... practically everything (including gaunts) takes 8+ hours... and i'm still not an amazing painter... although i have improved a lot lately...
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I paint when I feel like it and put the brush down when it starts to feel like work instead of play. My Modis Operandi is to carefully think what colors I want to use for base painting...maybe get creative with washes and drybrushes...highlight and detail the model until I can't see straight...and ultimately fix them when they have a unfirtunate but inevitable accident at my son WH club (damn kids just have to touch things don't they?) I do all of my painting at my computer (granted, not the best place for it but it's the only spot in the house I can call my own...translation: it's the only place where the wife doesn't mind me painting at) and luckily haven't spilled anything...yet. I'm a pretty slow painter but usually work on multiple projects at once to minimize lost painting time (i.e. applies wash to zoanthrope...works on devastator squad while zoanthrope is drying, etc.) Unless my son is pleading with me to finish a figure so he can take it with him to his local WH club (such was the case with a nearly finished mounted Archaon and a much needed and tactically vital Whirlwind in BA livery) I take my sweet time with each model from the biggest IC or TMC to the lowliest gaunt or squadie. Not taking your time is the surest way to turn out a crap paint job. Bottom line: the best thing you can give to a paint job (or person for that matter) is as much time and attention as needed.
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