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WhiteWulfe gives "speed painting" a whirl (77008 Garrick the Bold, 77057 Juliette, Female Sorceress)

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I'm a bit delayed on these photos, as I got distracted by various things but pictures are finally taken, even if there's apparently some dust on them now >.>;;;;

 

Anyways!  Back in February (Feb 18th to be precise, at least according to messages I'd posted on Discord) I decided I wanted to give speed painting a whirl, in order to try and develop a few techniques that I could then apply to my Skaven horde of doom.  I also wanted to try out a few different mini holders (generic tylenol, as well as Motrin bottles) to see if I'd prefer something like the Mini Holder, or if I could just DIY something, as my current solutions tends to wind up causing my right paw to cramp up after a while, and maneuvering the miniature isn't always the easiest.  Such was partially inspired by the awesome thread @ManvsMini did about custom holders and also a desire to see whether it would be worth splurging on a Hobby Holder with Handle Mod 1.

 

Short version is that the Motrin bottles won out, although the generic tylenol bottle was handy because it has a lid that spins more easily...  So technically the Hobby Holder would be able to do both, AND give me a brush rest.

 

Anyways, I'm rambling in a show-off thread....  Originally I'd wanted to do just the one mini, but quickly wound up putting two up so I could directly compare the two bottle types I had on hand.  I think I set my goal at "finish a single mini within two hours", and I'd say I pulled that off, since I managed to do two in 2h10min...  So needless to say, rather happy about that!  Oh, it also morphed into some sort of "less than twelve colours used" and "you can only use one 10-well palette, and once a colour is in one, it's committed" challenges too, both of which I was successful with (11 paints total used, including washes, and I sure wound up using all ten wells too).  Not quite sure why I do such, but eh, it was for fun, and I had fun, which is the most important aspect of it all in my eyes!

 

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^So first up, obvious is Sir Forscale, aka Garrick the Bold...  In Bones.

 

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^And then Juliette, Female Sorceress, also in Bones.

 

 

And since I can't resist, yup, all done with size 0 brushes, because that's pretty much all I had on hand back then.

 

 

So, I have to playfully ask myself, what did I learn, besides the obvious aspect of a fox loves orange and black?  Uhm...  Good question.  I know I did a decent amount of drybrushing, but I also can't even remember if I used any metallic paints or not as it's been a while >.>;;;;

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17 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Nice job for speedpainting!

 

 

Many thanks!  Needless to say, I'm rather happy that I was able to do not only one but two minis in just over two hours...  I'm not planning on going for any kind of speed records (or time limited competitive events), but it is something I hope to do every now and then to try and help my overall speeds become somewhat more... Manageable.  Or at least find that balance I appear to be craving ^_^;;;

 

1 hour ago, Chaoswolf said:

I agree.

 

Thanks!

 

34 minutes ago, KruleBear said:

Nice. Thecolor pallete really works on the knight. 

 

Thanks!  I do wish I had written down what paints were used (or at least taken a photo of them), as i'd love to be able to redo it later on, but I suppose that's part of the fun as the old saying goes ^_^

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