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So, I rarely post any of my work in the forum. I've not painted anything most of this year, and just got back to it. So here's the second of a couple posts of my last few weeks. Not just lurking this week.  :B):

 

I spent a lot of hours on the pit fighter I painted for my friends new campaign, and really enjoyed doing so after a pretty long painting hiatus. I really loved the sculpt and my character concept, so I didn't mind the hours I put into it. however, I wanted to make the next project more of a speed paint project. I grabbed all of the bones skeletons I had from the Kickstarters and did an assembly line type job on them. In all, I think I put about 10 hours into this, and came out the other side with 20 painted skellies. i figure about 30 minutes average for a pretty decent tabletop group of critters was a good use of time. I learned some shortcuts I could take to make later projects go a little faster, and I had a good time painting these up.

 

Yeah, the bases are kinda lame, but it was just supposed to be a quick job to knock out a bunch of minis that have been sitting for a while.

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Very excellent! I painted all my bones skeletons a year ago (last October) and it took me the whole month to get not much more than you painted and yours look really great! As a fellow color-coder with the shields, I really like that as well.

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I am always a sucker for hordes of skeletons. You have some patience. I don't like painting multiples if the same models

 

We'll see how well that patience holds up. After the snake guys, I've resumed working on a group of 10 gnolls that I set aside over a year ago. The females and spell casters have too many straps, decorative bone pieces and fiddly bits for my taste. So they're not too suited to me assembly line painting them. I do want to finish them and get 'em off the workbench though.

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