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Here's the final pictures of my speed paint for the Dragonborn Paladin.

 

He could be much better, but I really wanted to just speed-paint him and get him to table top quality without spending too much time on him. Anyhow, C&C welcomed and appreciated!

 

Reaper SKU: 77060 - Dragonman Warrior

Material: Bones

WIP Thread

 

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How long did it take to speed paint ?

 

Counting the weapon conversion and the shield (which I changed), I'd say 6-7 hours total. My goal is to get down to 3-4 hours for a table top piece and call it done.

 

I find myself spending about 10-12 hours on a tabletop+ piece and 15+ on low display level nowadays.

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How long did it take to speed paint ?

 

Counting the weapon conversion and the shield (which I changed), I'd say 6-7 hours total. My goal is to get down to 3-4 hours for a table top piece and call it done.

 

I find myself spending about 10-12 hours on a tabletop+ piece and 15+ on low display level nowadays.

 

3-4 for tabletop is doable. 5 is more reasonable.

 

Who's got two thumbs and is living proof?

 

This guy.

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How long did it take to speed paint ?

 

Counting the weapon conversion and the shield (which I changed), I'd say 6-7 hours total. My goal is to get down to 3-4 hours for a table top piece and call it done.

 

I find myself spending about 10-12 hours on a tabletop+ piece and 15+ on low display level nowadays.

 

3-4 for tabletop is doable. 5 is more reasonable.

 

Who's got two thumbs and is living proof?

 

This guy.

 

 

Yeah, I'd love to do what you do for table-top really. Your tabletop is very nice and you do it so quickly.

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I honestly spend no more than 5-6 hours on any one figure, unless it's GINORMOUS (Galleon) or I'm trying to enter it into a contest (Master Series Dark Maiden). To be honest, though, even 6 hours is kind of a long time for me. But I also work on 3-5 minis at a time, so that's why it seems like I paint so fast. I post 3 or 4 minis in one day, then nothing for a few days. Then 3 or 4 minis...wash, rinse, repeat.

 

I also take a lot of shortcuts.

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I honestly spend no more than 5-6 hours on any one figure, unless it's GINORMOUS (Galleon) or I'm trying to enter it into a contest (Master Series Dark Maiden). To be honest, though, even 6 hours is kind of a long time for me. But I also work on 3-5 minis at a time, so that's why it seems like I paint so fast. I post 3 or 4 minis in one day, then nothing for a few days. Then 3 or 4 minis...wash, rinse, repeat.

 

I also take a lot of shortcuts.

 

What are these shortcuts you speak of?

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Dave's Shortcuts:

  • I use a lot of washes: Payne's Grey (gives a nice natural blue-gray shadow instead of a stark black shadow) and the GW washes Reikland Flesh Shade and Argax Earthshade specifically.
  • Skintones are usually: base, wash, base, base-highlight, highlight. Actually, most of my painting goes like that. 
  • If I'm not using a wash, I paint from shade to highlight (shade, shade-base, base, base-highlight, highlight).
  • Textured surfaces (fur, wood, stone, etc) get drybrushed. Not only is it faster, but it helps to bring out the texture.
  • Instead of concentrating on holding my hand steady (bad idea for shaky hands guy), I use tiny brushes and a magnifier for everything. The largest brush in my inventory right now is a Reaper Kolinsky 1 (followed by a 0, 5/0, 10/0, 18/0, and 30/0).

BTW, your paladin's armor is very shiny.

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Let me try this again... mobile posting throws me off. Lol! Anyway, he looks great! I do agree about the armor being a bit shiny, although it's probably because I'm comparing it to what I have on hand (awesomeness! Still love that diorama) I don't think I've ever timed myself painting. I think even if I'd ever go nuts and paint an army, it'd just take forever! Lol!

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Really excellent. I like the colors you gave this guy, and as a conversion junkie (I think Kuro and I should start a guild) I approve of this.

 

 

For a tabletop job this is well done, and will certainly get the job done. If you wanted to invest another few minutes in him I might recommned a dark wash, and hten hit the highlights again really fast, but otherwise I say get this guy on the board, and do some righteous damage in the name of Bahamut.

 

Edit. I was looking more closely at this guy, and I can see transitions in the armor after a bit. I think the photos may be washing out some of the shading.

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