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Atheling23 Nov 2022 8:31 a.m. PST

In a few weeks I will be entering The Analogue Hobbies Painting challenge with a Thematic Byzantine army that I'm putting together. Before the event, I thought it prudent to slay the demons of the Varnishing Disaster nightmare which stopped me in my tracks in last year's challenge after prepping hundreds of Late Roman miniatures!

I'm not really happy with the painting style on these miniatures so will be selling them. Not yet as I have another 8 of the Late Roman Celtae Seniores Auxillia Palatinum (Infantry) to complete first. Unfortunately there will be no more cavalry models as the first six were ruined by the varnish from last year.

They will be appearing in the Bazaar for sale when the last eight miniatures are complete.

Celtae Seniores Auxillia Palatinum





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Legionarius23 Nov 2022 8:42 a.m. PST

Incredibly good painting.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP23 Nov 2022 9:58 a.m. PST

Wowzer. What is your definition of "speed painting" because I don't think that definition is the same as yours.

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP23 Nov 2022 10:03 a.m. PST

Superb!

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP23 Nov 2022 10:29 a.m. PST

Lovely.

Your "speed painting" is so far and above anything I can do, even when working excruciatingly slow, it is embarrassing.

William Warner23 Nov 2022 10:32 a.m. PST

If you're unhappy with the style, what would you do differently?

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP23 Nov 2022 10:33 a.m. PST

My idea of speed painting is: simple block painting, followed by The Dip Technique (brushed on), with a matte clear coat when the Minwax is dry. I do assembly-line painting, grouping mini's of the same pose together, applying the same brush stroke/paint, to each figure of each pose type. I average 10 minutes of actual brush time, per 28mm sized figure.

My results, though decent at arm's length, are nothing compared to your idea of, "speed painting." I think your version of speed painting is a lot more than 10 minutes of brush time, per figure, on average -- these are definitely not assembly-line painting. Cheers!

Prince Rupert of the Rhine23 Nov 2022 10:59 a.m. PST

One man's speed painting is another man's "holy crap those are amazing" 🤣

Phillius Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Nov 2022 11:59 a.m. PST

I'm with Ruprecht!

What did the varnish do?

olicana23 Nov 2022 12:52 p.m. PST

Well, if you've got five minutes…….

LOL

Little Red23 Nov 2022 12:53 p.m. PST

Prince Rupert for the win!

Atheling23 Nov 2022 1:51 p.m. PST

Thanks guys. If you take the shield transfers out of the equation then you're looking at four sessions of about two hours.

If you're unhappy with the style, what would you do differently?

Just be more patient and take my time with the brushstrokes. Be more accurate and less blasť about where the brush lands on the miniatures.

My idea of speed painting is: simple block painting, followed by The Dip Technique (brushed on), with a matte clear coat when the Minwax is dry. I do assembly-line painting, grouping mini's of the same pose together, applying the same brush stroke/paint, to each figure of each pose type. I average 10 minutes of actual brush time, per 28mm sized figure.

My results, though decent at arm's length, are nothing compared to your idea of, "speed painting." I think your version of speed painting is a lot more than 10 minutes of brush time, per figure, on average -- these are definitely not assembly-line painting. Cheers!

Absolutely, I would never paint that way- not that there's anything wrong with it- I just prefer to paint in a different manner.

They really were painted a lot faster than I would normally paint:

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Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Nov 2022 3:17 p.m. PST

SPEED PAINTING !!! WOW !! GREAT WORK at any speed.

Russ Dunaway

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP23 Nov 2022 3:37 p.m. PST

I agree with the above, your speed paint makes my best look pedestrian!
Lucky blighter who gets to buy them and play with them!

Perris070723 Nov 2022 4:58 p.m. PST

Spectacular! Those are amazing figures and the basing is excellent as well.

Michael May23 Nov 2022 5:51 p.m. PST

They look great!

raylev323 Nov 2022 9:05 p.m. PST

Your definition of speed painting and mine must be very different. The figures are FANTASTIC, but how speedy was it really?

Atheling24 Nov 2022 1:03 a.m. PST

The figures are FANTASTIC, but how speedy was it really?

Four session of about two hours for 16 Late Roman Legionaries.

Those are amazing figures and the basing is excellent as well.

They're just on temporary bases

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CeruLucifus25 Nov 2022 2:57 a.m. PST

Nice!

Atheling25 Nov 2022 3:22 a.m. PST

Thanks CeruLucifus

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Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2022 8:33 a.m. PST

You've got the power!

Atheling26 Nov 2022 11:10 p.m. PST

Zeelow

You've got the power!

I have? LOL

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