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Finished this guy up as part of my son's Dragon Rampant army I'm buying and painting for him for Christmas this year. Super quick, by my standards - 2 hours, including a bunch of time spent messaging a friend. And yeah, I know things are rough and I missed a bunch of mold lines... I'm trying to paint an army, not a competition piece. Comments and criticism welcome!
At the Origins Game Fair last month, I took part in Reaper's speed-painting contest.
I hadn't painted much all year because of a new job, but I wanted to jump back into painting with some necessarily fast work.
Cheryl (LadyStorm) ran the contest. It was right next to the Reaper booth.
As usual for Reaper's speed-paints, each contestant got a basic set of 12 paints (a combination of Master Series and HD) and 2 brushes.
Paint colors: red, yellow, green, blue, purple, white, black, Caucasian flesh, orange-brown, dark brown, silver, and gold. I didn't use the silver or gold at all, because I didn't want to get shiny flakes polluting the water. As you can see, I relied heavily on the browns.
Brush sizes/shapes: a larger flat brush and a smaller pointed brush ... except for Round 2. See below.
So now I have 3 new Bones figures to show for about 3 hours of painting.
Some of the paint rubbed off along the way back home, but otherwise they are unchanged.
I'm not sure whether I'll clean up the paint jobs under better lighting and with better brushes, or just leave them like this.
Anyway, here they are:
Round 1: beastman warrior 2, Bones #77253. 45 minutes.
Round 2 (semifinal): Bloodhoof, minotaur barbarian, Bones #77251. 50 minutes.
The larger flat brushes used in the Round-1 heats had all gotten frazzled, and Cheryl wanted to save some new ones for the final round, so we got only 2 small brushes for this round -- size 5/0. It's tough painting a big figure with a tiny brush.
Round 3 (final): Dragoth the Defiler, plus throne, Bones #77201. 75 minutes.
I quickly realized that Dragoth wasn't permanently attached to the throne, so I pulled them apart, painted the two pieces separately, and then put them back together with a few minutes left. As you can see, his back is just plain black, but at least I avoided leaving anything unpainted and glaringly white.
Thanks for looking!
The two remaining thugs for my Frostgrave evil warband:
Billy the youngest and Gruff the eldest.
Billy likes to talk with the trolls, Gruff won't have any of that and charges in.
and from a couple of weeks ago, for completeness' sake:
Goat, the middle brother
The three brothers Grimm function as arrow fodder Thugs and treasure donkeys, very useful indeed.
77252: Beastman Warrior 1
77254: Beastman Champion
Reaper Miniatures, Bones KS2
30mm and 40mm base respectively
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