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01 Oct 2019 7:52 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Apostates of the Purple Cowl!" to "Apostates of the Purple Cowl!"Removed from 6mm Sci-Fi board
  • Changed starttime from
    21 Sep 2019 1:23 p.m. PST
    21 Sep 2019 1:23 p.m. PST

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The Bibliophile21 Sep 2019 12:23 p.m. PST

I'll confess that there are many things I love about this hobby, but painting figures is not one of them, ironically (assembling multi-part plastic figures from sprues ranks below that). I love owning and playing with beautifully painted figures, but I have such deficits in time, patience, and skill that I would have been more than happy to keep paying my commission painter to paint the hundreds of miniatures I've been stockpiling since falling in love with miniatures gaming. He painted to a standard with which I was happy for a price I could readily afford. But alas, health struggles have forced him into early retirement.

Knowing that he won't be easily replaced, I've decided that I need to get over my reluctance and start to school myself in painting the mountain of lead miniatures. Because I don't love painting for the sake of it, a decent tabletop standard will be all I ever achieve, but I do want to hone my skill at speed and batch painting. I had a decent experiment in these areas when I ws inspired by Hobgoblin to paint a large group of 1/72nd scale lizardmen earlier in the year. When the Kickstarter arrived for my Dark Shadow Cultists a few weeks ago, I decided they were simple enough in design to be an ideal candidate for more speed and batch painting practice.

So, how did I fare with my speed/batch painting of these Dark Fable Miniatures? Read my thoughts and see more photos at my blog, Scrum in Miniature:




Read more at Scrum in Miniature: link

Personal logo Dentatus Sponsoring Member of TMP Fezian21 Sep 2019 12:34 p.m. PST

Those look great, like 'laugh-out-loud' great. I'd like to see brushwork you're actually excited and inspired for.

Xintao22 Sep 2019 5:13 a.m. PST

They look great.

Sgt Slag23 Sep 2019 7:38 a.m. PST

I paint to a 10-minute standard: simple block painting, assembly line, followed by classic, The Dip Technique. Good enough at normal gaming distances. Your 30-minute standard is far better, and more like what I would enjoy for my RPG's. Alas, I am an army painter, so my standard will not budge, as my mini's pull double-duty, serving in all of my mass battles games, first, and foremost, with RPG duty a distant second role. Cheers!

kmfrye23 Sep 2019 9:32 a.m. PST

Excellent job!

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