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Re: Speed painting challenge

PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 3:11 pm
by theresponsibleone
You can't get much more Oldhammer than Kev Adams, so here's a sculpt of Kev Adams, by Kev Adams.

Painted in just under 58 minutes.

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Re: Speed painting challenge

PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:16 am
by Asslessman
Wow, that's a damn impressive job in under an hour !

Re: Speed painting challenge

PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:41 am
by Mostyn
I'll second that - a great job for 58 minutes very 'grunge' in colour and feel. I particularly like the rust effect on the mesk

Re: Speed painting challenge

PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:39 pm
by Blue in VT
Brilliant work on that figure....I can almost smell that spliff from here! 8-)

I need to give this challenge another go soon as well...it really is fun.

Cheers,

Blue

Re: Speed painting challenge

PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:06 pm
by Dooz
got those three prepped, based and primed
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Skeleton for speed painting challenge, almost cheating. So to compensate I did three

Exactly one hour later the paints have not yet dried.
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Re: Speed painting challenge

PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:54 pm
by symphonicpoet
I started this after reading the initial post. So it is a timed project, and quick by my standards, but not under an hour.

I started timing from bear metal, so that doubtless added a little time. And there were lots of pauses for drying time between heavier coats and washes.

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This was the state of the miniature after about a half hour's worth of active brush time. (Including the base coat, as I don't spray anything much smaller than a hill.) In addition to the black base I'd added a heavy coat of navy blue and blended in two shades of progressively lighter blue before hitting it with a sky blue highlight, inking in blue, and highlighting again selectively, all while wet. After this I allowed some additional drying time.

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Of course additional drying time turned into minor family matters and dinner, so it was well and truly dry before I got started on the final details, which included some pink drybrushing and another blue ink on the extremities to create a slightly pinky purple effect. Then it was horns, teeth, and eyes. All of which took about forty minutes. Painting the base added in another two or three.

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So at just uned an hour and fifteen all that was left to do was varnish and base. It's a lot more layering than necessary, maybe, and a lot of very think wet paint to dry. Not the easiest way to do this. But it still came close to the hour mark. (Minus drying/dinner/obligatory marital time. Which, you know, I LIKE being married, so I can make a few sacrifices.)

Given that I did very much allow time between coats I'm not sure if this counts. And it really wasn't under an hour anyway. So I guess I owe another speed painting project and I think I have just the thing . . .

Re: Speed painting challenge

PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:45 pm
by Asslessman
Very Good Dooz, I actually wouldn't want to consider skeletons as cheating as I can't manage to paint them quick myself ^^', excellent result !

David, If you primed with a brush you have all my admiration I just couldn't do it myself either ^^' oh and if you're looking for a cheap way to cut corners when speed painting, hair dryers are your friends ;)
Very bice model as said elsewhere.

Re: Speed painting challenge

PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:36 pm
by Piers B
135 minutes for this pair...

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Re: Speed painting challenge

PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:15 pm
by symphonicpoet
To be frank, if I have to get out a hairdryer this isn't the challenge for me. I'll leave that to someone else. Maybe I'll just batch paint a few genestealers and record my time. That ought to do the job. As was said earlier, if you really want to speedpaint, batches are the way to go. Trouble is batch painting takes a lot of the fun out for me. I tend to only do it when I really need to get a bunch of similar miniatures done in a hurry. Ah well. It may be that this just isn't my badge.

Re: Speed painting challenge

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:11 am
by symphonicpoet
All right . . . on attempt number three:

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The dryer went off interupting me very slightly, and I made a minor mistake that required correcting, but all in all, I think this satisfies the criteria.

Here's a slightly better photo after I changed laundry loads, gave the paint time to dry, and . . . din't touch up a thing. Nothing at all. What are you talking about?

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But given that the touching up took no longer than the interuptions, I think, I really do believe this fellow took just a hair under an hour. I can't keep life out of the way entirely. I'll doubtless give more timed trials later, but for now, I'm calling this success unless there is substantial objection.