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What Minis Are You Painting?
Space Hulk, on the other hand, is a loss.
One left as of today and it's Jack Saw. Mammoth MkII came out pretty badass. Will probably post pics when I'm totally done.
If you want to save time on large groups of similar models, prime them with colored primer which acts as the basecoat. If you're dipping, there's really no better way to get from bare to bitchin'.
When I do large armies, I spray them with the most predominate color (orcs=green, knights=silver...) and then just hit the details afterward in a production-line style. Between each layer I spray with Krylon 1311 to seal the previous color in, just in case I need to wash off the paint. Not always, but when it matters. After all the layers are on, I brush on the Polyshades.
Shit works really well for pumping out 5-6 models in a couple of hours, but still looking worthy of being on the table.
stormseeker75 wrote: Thanks, Pete. For the stuff Repo is doing that would work fine. All my Talisman dudes are a bit too different for the mass-base coating.
You'd be surprised. My daughter taught me something about myself that I wasn't aware of, and it's that when it comes to choosing colors, I really, truly suck. I used to pick the first color based on what I wanted one portion of the model to look like (I really want a silver shield with gold trim) but after that, I was lost. I just picked a color for the next area using the same idea, but after it was done, I realized that the colors didn't really compliment one another.
Now, I have her pick ALL of the colors up front for a model (she's really, really great at this) and they look better than ever. So, now, I have her pick 10 models and choose colors for them and it surprised me to realize that using 3-4 different colored primers I can basecoat spray 10-15 models in lots of 3-4 and it's saved me a fuckload of time. I've come to understand that basecoating a model by hand is an utter waste of time except in the most narrow of circumstances.
Check out the Army Painter method and even if you're doing 1-2 models, the same principles apply if you're going for "table quality". Even if you're looking for a Golden Daemon level model, spray primer is a huge time saver and I believe that the models end up looking better because it's so much easier and there's less opportunities for mistakes.
Just my 2c.