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    malc johnston
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    Sassanid Empire speed paint

    3 mounths into it now these are the figures from the 3-4 box, 4th box only half full, did’nt have the time to take photos of the elephants and more of the empire, but its growing fast, also been painting the Romans to counter them on the tabletop but again no time to photo them, been so busy – anyway more photos on the web site in the workbench tab.

    Again speed painting, and i broke my all time record i painted up the cataphracts in under 4 hours flat, was pretty pleased with that as i had to wash the pots before the wife got home

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    cheers Malc

    More photos in the gallery at the website.

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    Thanks Malc

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    #46832
    A Lot of Gaul
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    Very nicely done, especially for a ‘speed painting’ job!

    "Ventosa viri restabit." ~ Harry Field

    #46850
    darthfozzywig
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    I wish my “speed” painting were both as speedy and good.

    #46872
    McKinstry
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    Very nice.

    I’m getting ready to start on a 6mm Sassanid Army for Hail Caesar. Is it correct to paint them as units (ie: uniform) or should I (shudder with Gallic nightmares) be painting each figure as an individual?

     

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    #46877
    Piyan Glupak
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    With 6mm, I paint as units, unless I have something like Gauls that have to have a non-uniform appearance.  Even when you want different coloured clothes, paint them as units but when it comes to doing what you want to be in various colours, paint a few at random in one colour, a few more with another, and so on.

    #46878
    Norm S
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    Malc, very nice, I am about to do 1066 Normans and would be interested in your speed painting technique. I am guessing, black prime, block paint, soft ink wash and then put the highlights back is …. Is that right?

    #47190
    malc johnston
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    Sorry for late reply, speed paint, yea black, highlight with grey so you can see all the detail, block paint, no wash, just highlight then a dry brush, for faces i use a sewing needle, put a dab on a plate and dip the needle touch forhead nose, cheeks chin, i use a bigger sewing needle for straps shield pattern designs, alot quicker than a brush a no loose hair on a needle.

    Needles are really good for buttons cuffs collars, i always use cavalry brown mix with pale flesh then hightlight with pale flesh, all the lines you see and patterns are done with a needle, believe me it fast once you figure it out , make sure you don’t have a blob on the end of the needle

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