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ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa16 Dec 2016 1:53 p.m. PST

About a century ago, it seems, I acquired a whole bunch of HoF Retained Knights in a couple of lots from ebay one painted and one cheap army pack. Anyway after painting about 60, twice the orginally planned number, for my 15mm not-SMurf army, giving away another 30-odd, and painting another 40-odd for potential selling on, I'm still left with a bag full. So I thought I'd try an experimental quick-paint colour scheme.
Basically spray white (repeating as neccessary to get coverage), ink, dry brush (yes that does remobilise the ink a bit), detail and 1:600 aircraft transfers for the shoulder pads (don't know if anyone else has tried this?). Basing was sand and base coat with 2 layers of dry brush. Reasonably happy, its very monocromatic, I thought the coloured details might lift it more than they have, but for shear speed, something like 3-4 hours actual bench time, excluding drying, it can be faulted. Personally I quite like the effect. The bikes need some fisnhing off and the APCs, an old abandoned project, are still WiP. I'm probably going to add an MBT, a command section and a couple of drones just round it out.

mwindsorfw Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2016 4:00 p.m. PST

I like them!

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2016 4:08 p.m. PST

Nicely done. And you're right: this is not a painting competition, but a matter of getting troops on the table. These are certainly table-ready.

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2016 10:52 p.m. PST

Yes those are certainly battle ready, and the process sounded simple.

I wonder if I could find a way to do Napoleonic armies that way. wink

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa17 Dec 2016 2:40 a.m. PST

I wonder if I could find a way to do Napoleonic armies that way.

Might work for Austrian's?

Capt Flash17 Dec 2016 8:14 p.m. PST

Good looking stuff. I use pretty much that exact technique for my 15s.

Jimboba18 Dec 2016 1:03 a.m. PST

As we all know, unpainted or primed-only forces do not perform well. Speed painted troops do significantly better but only marginally compared to fully realised miniatures who have been infused with full sentient, full performance and cognitive abilities as a result.

Your Kidding19 Dec 2016 7:10 a.m. PST

On the table for the win. Thanks for the pics.

Ralph Plowman Inactive Member19 Dec 2016 11:34 a.m. PST

Nice job!
Very effective and amazingly quick!

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa24 May 2017 12:46 p.m. PST

Finished the project, bench time remains pretty low, but elapsed time is a different matter…

The project is a bit of a mixed bag of odds and ends and is probably going to be sold off with some other spare 15mm stuff, but I'm considering revisiting the idea using GZG ORC figures.

And yes I know there are things glued on the wrong way around!

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