Welcome to Librarium Online!
Join our community of 80,000+ members and take part in the number one resource for Warhammer and Warhammer 40K discussion!
Registering gives you full access to take part in discussions, upload pictures, contact other members and search everything!
How long would it take you guys to paint models? Personally, in total time I would say it'd take me about 4-5 hours to paint 5 IG's. It takes me ages to do them, I like perfection.
Do you paint models individually or in groups of 5 or 10 or something?
It all really depend on what I am painting at the time and if I deside to sit down and paint it all the way through. Heres my estimated aveage times
+ Basic troops with minor detail (squad of ten): 2 hours
+ HQ or equally important model (1or 2 models): 2 hours
+ Tank or Large model with good detail (1 tank): 2 1/2 hours
The guilty laugh while the innocent suffer.............WELL WHO'S LAUGHING NOW!!!
Nine hours for a squad of nine thousand sons, approx. one hour per marine. Icon bearers and aspiring champions take slightly longer, whereas HQ units take me four days minimum, 3 weeks maximum.
The only difference between tattooed people and non-tattooed people is that tattooed people are awesome and can kick your ass.
"War does not determine who is right - only who is left."
In total time, from basecoat to table, it probably takes me about half an hour for a Fire Warrior or similar, and about an hour for Crisis Suits or similar. The Crisis Suits have some conversions, though. Tanks usually take me about an hour and a half, just because of the quantity of space being painted.
Burn the land and boil the sea. You can't take the sky from me.
Member of the Canadian Clan, eh.
Mech Tau Cadre: 2000 points, needs paint and magnets.
Paladins of Avalon (SW):-1500 points, needs paint.
Half an hour for basic troops and 2 hours for anything bigger.
A billion chinese can't be wrong - eat rice.
But how much detail would you have on your models? Would you highlight and use inks on just you average model? Plus, is that incorporating drying times?
It takes me about 2 hours to do 6 fire warriors. When I paint, I paint one piece at a time. For example, I would paint the armor of the fire warriors with the base color. Doing one, then moving on. This cuts down big time on drying time, and it keeps me occupied with other models :p
Depends on how much detail i add to the models...
A regular Space Marine takes about 1.5 hrs for a basic paint including basecoat.
Add 0.5 hrs for details and decals and another 15 Minutes for hilights.
I always use black as a basecoat and apply Catachan Green on all armorplates.
After that i apply a thin layer of bleched bone or skull white on the shoulderpads and let it dry. As soon as the shoulderpads are dry i paint them with several _thin_ layers of blood red.
I paint the joints in chaos black where needed and add boltgunmetal to the pipes and grills at the helmet and backpack. Eyes are painted goblin green
Thats the basic paintjob...the details are the skull insignia and chesteagle which are painted in shining gold. The rims of the shoulderpads are painted in white for 1st Co. or Snakebite Leather for 2nd Co.
After im done with the details i begin with some blacklining on the hands between the fingers and the rims of the shoulderpads. the gun is given a wash of thined black ink with a small drop of PVA Glue to make it look a bit dirty/battleworn
After this i apply the Decals for Chapte and Squad markings and give it a coat of purity seal mattcoat.
Depends on how much effort I am putting into the model, from 6 to 40 hours, 6 being for a basic TT-quality one and 40 being for a contest-level product.
I usually end up painting for only an hour or 2 at night when I paint. So it could take me a week or so of days to get a squad, regiment, etc. done. Actual time painting tends to be about 1 - 3 hours per figure - depending on how much details etc.
I have sped up my time considerably lately by painting in an assembly line fashion. IE paint all of the same parts of whatever I am painting across the group (usually 6-10 figures) and then repeat.
Now offering an affordable Tournament Legal Quality Commission pricing. Find out more here!