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grambo18 Jun 2022 10:00 a.m. PST

So there I was happily painting away on 2mm Irregular Miniatures Napoleonic blocks when I suddenly see a Warlord Epic British infantry sprue on ebay for the princely sum of £5.50 GBP. Oh, I thought, that's a lot of figures there for the money, maybe it's time I took a closer look. It's less than two weeks later and I have already painted over 130 figures and must say I really like them. Thought I would make a quick five minute discussion video (saves a lot of typing on the blog!) where I talk about my speed painting method which basically involves avoiding painting any black areas beyond the matt base coat. Anyway, I wont babble on here, it's all there on this short 5 minute video on the blog. happy to answer any questions on the method of course.



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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2022 6:39 p.m. PST

Great work. I am experimenting with 2mm now. What do you think of them?

grambo19 Jun 2022 7:55 a.m. PST

79thPA – I like the 2mm strips from Irregular. The big advantage I think is the ability to create realistic terrain where they look like massed armies.




Scotty6619 Jun 2022 11:23 p.m. PST

Great Stuff, I also picked up a sprue to check them out and was surprised how easy they are to speed paint…for napoleonics!

I use the black primer method as well and find it saves a lot of time not having to paint the black items after a base coat.
I look forward to seeing the cavalry you paint.

I cut my strips in half as well as I prefer smaller bases.. 4 bases to a battalion.

grambo20 Jun 2022 7:07 a.m. PST

Scotty66 – I resisted for months but eventually caved in! If the Epics bring fresh new blood into the hobby then it can only be a good thing? Not only are they nice figures but incredibly cheap too at around 5 to 6p each. The paint job is less than I would do on say an AB figure but works very well for these I think. I'm onto some French now and should have my free (!) sprues within the next couple of days, French infantry, Old Guard, Highlanders, and 4 cavalry sprues (thanks to Graham), I can't wait. This will mean I'll have lots of individual strips leftover as I'm using them for DBN so if you or anyone needs a few extras let me know, share and share alike and all that :)



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