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  • #92771
    Angel Barracks
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    Do you have different styles/standards depending on what you are painting?

    I tend to do my character models to a better standard than my rank and file types.

    #92772
    Thuseld
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    I am with you there. If I have an individual on a base, who will be one of a kind, I will put much more care into that miniature.

    If I have a few strips of figures to paint, or a bunch of grunts based up on a few stands, then I will go into full production line mode and keep it simple. Three or four colours, a wash, a drybrush, done.

    #92779

    Every single figure of mine is painted to the same remarkable standard.

    ……there might be some disagreement as to the meaning of “remarkable” though…..

     

    donald

    #92781
    Alan Hamilton
    Participant

    My collections of model soldiers spans over 55 years of wargaming and so the standards of painting vary considerably!  The earliest are Airfix Infantry Combat Group ans WW2 Germans – the uniforms are the base colour of the plastic and the details are in gloss enamels.  My best were probably painted about 10 years ago.  Now most are painted to a nice standard without too much detail for rank and file – basic colours, wash and dry brush – and this works very well for the majority of figures.  Some that are particularly nice figures or special characters with the best standard of all those is on those that have been given to me as presents.

    Large monsters tend to get quite a good paint job.  No particular reason.

    My objective is to get adequately painted models into action as fast as possible.

    #92813
    cmnash
    Participant

    Every single figure of mine is painted to the same remarkable standard. ……there might be some disagreement as to the meaning of “remarkable” though….. donald

    As are mine … although I think ‘remarkably average’ is the kind of remarkable I think I should use …

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    #92820
    OB
    Participant

    Now and then I do, but not just command figures.  Sometimes if I really like a figure I’ll take a lot of time painting it.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #92823
    irishserb
    Participant

    I don’t really embrace the idea of a “standard” when painting figs.  The quality of the paint is a function of how much I like the fig, and whether it is a “good karma” day or not.

    It takes me hours to produce a really nice fig, and I just don’t have enough free time.  So I paint pretty crap-ily

    #92833
    OldBen1
    Participant

    I am such a rudimentary painter.  It’s interesting to talk to people about glazes and washes.  I wish I had the time and skill.

    #92858

    At the beginning of a project I tell myself that I’m spending less time on the line troops. But once I’ve got brush in hand I just can’t do it. I keep paining until satisfied and that’s why my projects are slow, slow, slow and often never result in an actual game.

    Self taught, persistently behind the times, never up to date. AKA ~ jeff
    More verbosity: http://petiteguerre.blogspot.com/

    #93091
    Les Hammond
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    As I’ve added to my armies, I’ve painted the infantry the same way I did when I was 13. It was either that or bin it, which I wasn’t prepared to do.

    Vehicle standards have improved a bit with dark wash, highlights & matt varnish but that’s it.

    6mm France 1940

    http://les1940.blogspot.co.uk/
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