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POLL: Most time-consuming part of painting minis?


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Hevy Phyzx Inactive Member writes:

Basecoating is my bane, because it is the most boring aspect that requires a great deal of time.

I have some many different pieces primed right now that all my minis are either black or white (depending on the primer and what I plan for their color scheme). I currently am trying to get through my WARMACHINE minis to boost my armies up to variable 2000 points (multiple Longgunner troops and Stormblade units for Cygnar, Multiple Winter Guard, Man Of War Shocktroopers and Iron Fang Pikement for Khador) I am getting really tired of painting the blues for Cygnar and the Whites for Khador (I use red as a detail on my Khador), especially the White (that has to have at least three coats to get it the white I want!)

Detailing may be my most time consuming, but that is when I get to differentiate between the troopers by changing the color slightly of their accoutrements, skin tones (I use multiracial fighting forces) and the like. For instance, I differentiate my Longgunners by changing the color of their spats/gaiters, Stormblades by their loin clothes, Winterguard by shoulder armor.

Detailing is when the mini takes on its "life" Base coating is BLAH because it is the same thing over and over and over and ...

Andy Welkley "Your Phrendlee Hevy Phyzx T-chrr"


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
cleaning/deflashing
139
24%
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priming
13
2%
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basecoating
77
13%
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detailing
304
52%
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sealing
0
0%
 
basing/flocking
35
6%
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not a mini painter
5
1%
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someone else paints my minis
6
1%
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no opinion
10
2%
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POLL DESCRIPTION

Tom Bryant Inactive Member wonders:

One of my biggest problems when I paint minis is deflashing and cleaning them prior to painting. I find I probably spend as much time on each mini deflashing them as I do detailing them. I am curious to see what everone else finds as their most time consuming and tedious part of the painting process.

So - what is the most time consuming part of miniatures painting?