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How long does it take you to paint your armies or models.


I consider myself a slow painter, it usually takes me about 4-5 days just to get a couple of models down, but I usually only spend maybe an 1-2 hours painting at a time.
 

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For me it takes about 2 to 3 hours on a basic Space marine. I am a perfectionist when it comes to detail. Even if you cant even see it! For vehicles it takes me about 7 to 8 hours but like most, I paint my miniatures in 2 hour sessions per day.
 

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Well then I must be the slowest painter on this site then...
i have had an army for 1,5 years, it consists of around 40-50 models, I have just painted half of them... just recently...
It's all a matter what you feel like doing, painting isn't always very fun you know...

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Depending on what race and size... Sometimes it varies.... a land raider took me about 4 hours, while a Eldar Guardian took me 2 hours in the beginning, and a orc from fantasy about 3 hours... IT's all about technique and how well u wanna paint it... ;) just don't spoil them...

NB: In the beginning, b4 I found the sprays, I dopped them in the Chaos black color for a undercoat...
 

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Depending how I feel depends how long I spend painting my latest space marine army takes me about 3hours per plastic mini but I spend about 15 - 20 hours on my metal mini just because I want my HQ and Elites to look realy nice
 

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For me it depends very much on the mini.

I love painting and I think it should be done well.

If I have a tactical squad of ten marines I paint them all in one go using one colour at a time on all the minis.

It will take me about 8-9 hours to piant a squad of ten men.

As for my characters... I've got an Epistolary Librarian that took me 3 days to paint, using about 5 hours each day. He is also my coolest mini...

Still, I don't paint all the time.. I sometimes can go for a week without so much as looking at a paintbrush... On the other hand I sometimes paint every day of the week if I feel like it and have time.
 

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It takes me about 5 hours for a basic marine, 3 hours for a tyranid gaunt. My marines paint up slowly because the color progression for the armor is 9 stages! I know, I'm nuts! :twisted:
 

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Yeah sure you are! I mean it!.
For me it mostly depends on mood, right now I just found out that some old friends of mine still play 40k, so now I am starting to paint again....

The time it takes depends on how detailed I want to make them, maybe it takes around 2 hours to paint a marine...

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Not really sure, depends on what mini it is. I can tell you I don't like to rush them though.
I also can't sit and paint a squad of 10 marines in one go, I get board of using the same old paints lol so after say three or four, I go and do a bike or just something different....or better still, I take a break for 20 minutes or so.

Sometimes I'll just spend an hour on my painting, other times, I can go a whole day o_O
 

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well, maybe 45 mins-1 hour

i paint them with at least 3 hilites on every part of the mini. heroes and lords maybe 2-3 hours.... i have too many minis
 

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Well it varies greatly on my mood. I always love painting, but sometimes i have more spark. It takes me maybe an hour-hour and a half to paint a Chaos marine, although sometimes it can take 4-5 hours. But i've really got my bone painting down, i can churn out 3 skeletons per hour now :)

I took me about a month to paint my land raider....then i decided it wasnt good enough and basecoated it again (it still sits on my desk, calling out to be painted)

But im not good when it comes to organised painting. On my desk there are the following models (more than one of some): Imperial Guardsmen, Kroot warriors, Chaos space marines, Possessed marines, skeletons, a vampire, land raider, dreadnought, Khorne berserkers and some Chaos terminators.
But i've built a system which seems to be working (there use to be more 'ya know!). I've arranged the models in groups depending on what stage of painting they are in, then there are strict rules in what order i can paint them.

Dont fall into the same mess as i did. Finish your models, then start another. At the most 2 different sorts at a time.
Well...time to paint something.
 

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Hmmm I don't know, for me I just started, I love painting and I'm a perfectionist. Just painting a squad of 10 plastic SM's, I've been working about 25-30 hours so far. I usually limit myself to painting for an hour every day but sometimes it less sometimes more... depends on my mood.
 

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For my new plastic CSM mini's, I painted 4 of them in 3 days, spending about 2-2.5 hours on each (painting armor banding is flippin tedious :rolleyes: )
 

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Always nice to see a good painted and very detailed model on the battlefield.

For my sake I can't stand painting tanks... or any other big model for that sake... to much area to cover...
Specially hate those nice flat surfaces that cover rhinos and other models like that...
 

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It takes me about 1-2 hours on 2 CSM and i o back over them to make them more detailed, but on my chaos lord it took me about 4 hours. i try to paint at least 1 a day, but i have school so that takes away my time.
 

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Yeah always a problem that... at least I get money for what I do...

ANyway I think the speed of which a person paints a model is very connected with the amount of detal the model has... and the amount of detail you actually want to add to the model.
The metal models have a lot of details from the start, while the plastic ones will take time to add lots of details to.
 

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I am very methodical when it comes to painting, I do full squads at one time I do all one color for the 12 tau firewarriors. Then another. Moving from the furtheest in the furthest out. I dont get much time to paint so its always before I go to bed after my wife has and my little one. A unit can take me to about 2 weeks to get done. I am very slow.
 
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