I was certain that I wouldn't get near completing a model in an hour, being, I thought, quite a slow painter, so I chose a very simple miniature to speed paint up:
|A model that's been in my painting queue for a while. It looks pretty simple, but can I complete it in an hour?|
|Skin. Several washes of Asurman blue (with a little bit of washing up liquid) to help get the depth of hue. Some Druchii Violet added for the extreme recesses and to warm up the colour. Highlighted up with the addition of white to Asurman blue.|
|Most other areas blocked in and a combo of chestnut ink and badab black washed onto the metallic parts|
|My painting space with the paints I have used so far|
|This was happening in the evening, so not the best light to take photos - here's a close-up to try and show some of the subtleties of colour in the skin and hair|
|Hair and boots highlighted up and the chainmail areas picked out with some appropriately named, chainmail paint|
|Added eyes and painted the weathered bronze areas using a variety of Vallejo game colour and some green/blue corrosion washes. The sling got shaded and dirtied with some Earthshade.|
50 minutes and 58 seconds. Finished - say what?
|Hobgoblin Orange on the bandana, highlighted with orange/white and glazed with orange ink. Some black and purple inks were heavily diluted and added to create old blood on the sling followed by some spots of Tamiya Clear red for fresher blood.|
|And I even painted his back too.|
Does this mean I can now work through my lead pile in double quick time?