A day in the life.......

OK, so after two years I've finally given in to having a section of the FORUM specifically set up to discuss painting techniques, display examples, show your latest projects and chat about this vital part of the hobby. Manufacturers please feel free to post up your sculpts, ask questions about what the gamers are after and generally promote your work.. no charge! Painters, please also feel free to post up your work for comment and critique. I can't promise the unreserved adulation characteristic of some other fora but I would hope you'd get constructive and measured comment!
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A day in the life.......

Post by barr7430 » Sat May 19, 2012 9:52 am

I have got some heavy commitments in the Middle East at the moment which means I mostly dream about wargaming and don't do any.I did however hatch a plan which, immediately on return I wanted to try out.

- Arrived home at 1pm
- At 3 I was cleaning up 21 Warfare minis infantry
- By 7 I had white undercoated them and started blockin in colours
- Break for dinner
- Between 10 - 11pm I did more blocking in
- 9am - 1230pm next morning I finished all block in
- 1230 -1.30pm Hand painted them in army painter and left them on my hot tray to dry
- 4.30 till 5.30pm hand varnished them in water based matt acrylic
- 5.30 - 6.00pm second coat of varnish (solvent based acrylic hand painted)
- 6.30pm -7.30pm based them!
- Break to make the family dinner till 9pm
- 9pm -10pm painted the bases
- 10.30pm -11.30pm flocked 'em
- It is now Saturday morning. I am going to print off some of Clarence's new flags and spend 1 hour doing the seperate command base today.

I will upload photos later to let you see these boys. The objective of the exercise was to get a unit from castings to table ready in the minimum time. I am very happy with the result.
Frequently the lads ask me where I ifnd the time to do my stuff.. hopefully this is a useful peep through the window.. I give you a day in the life of a wargames nut 8)
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Post by obriendavid » Sat May 19, 2012 10:25 am

Where's the part where Gwen wakes you up out of this dream and tells you to take her shopping, do the laundry and take your daughter to her dance classes? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Friedrich August I. » Sat May 19, 2012 10:36 am

obriendavid wrote:Where's the part where Gwen wakes you up out of this dream and tells you to take her shopping, do the laundry and take your daughter to her dance classes? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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* thought something similiar :mrgreen:
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Post by EvilGinger » Sat May 19, 2012 1:54 pm

Or "management" interventions aside the hour to dry for the army painter varnish stuff proves insufficient :oops: .

no plan long survives contact with life after all :shock:

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Post by barr7430 » Sat May 19, 2012 6:55 pm

Actually 2 points on the Army Painter... my English was perhaps confusing...

It took me an hour to paint them. I didn't return to do the next part till 4.30pm as it says however, using the 'hot tray' which I balance over my heater you can actually begin to paint over army painter after about an hour, I do it all the time.. no problem
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Post by parkinspieces » Sat May 19, 2012 9:50 pm

I look forward to pointing out this "rushed" unit at Partizan next Sunday :twisted: :wink:
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Post by barr7430 » Sat May 19, 2012 10:43 pm

you'd better get your magnifying glass out :wink:
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Post by barr7430 » Sun May 20, 2012 11:01 am

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Post by Friedrich August I. » Sun May 20, 2012 11:08 am

barr7430 wrote:Gentlemen,

the evidence

http://www.leagueofaugsburg.com/gallery ... 7-385.html
Hm... The flags look better then the figures.. :D :wink: Joke!

Very nice victims, ahem, suspects.. :shock:
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Post by obriendavid » Sun May 20, 2012 2:42 pm

Nice unit for such a short space of time, I expect to see at least another four of these by next Sunday, you've got a week to get them done :lol:
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Post by parkinspieces » Sun May 20, 2012 4:22 pm

Well, I have to admit that I am gobsmacked at the results........I can't tell the difference from Barry's normal painting style :shock: .............. :wink:
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Post by Churchill » Sun May 20, 2012 5:27 pm

Ray.
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Post by PaulMc » Sun May 20, 2012 5:40 pm

Love them Barry. 24 hours, is this a record? Could you have started a new speed painting phenomenon? I'm going to give at least one unit a go with Army Painter. It seems very effective with grey coats too.

Clarence's flags really look good.
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Post by barr7430 » Sun May 20, 2012 7:26 pm

Thanks for the feedback chaps. My idea was to work through a method that allowed large numbers of battalions to be prepared in the optimum amount of time. I want the maximum amount of Warfare stuff to be used for the Derby Weekender in October.
Clearly I couldn't do this every day but it did prove the method and means that I can get quite a lot of stuff done.

Watch this space for more quickies and more of the new Warfare flags.

Stuart, thanks(I think :shock: ) for your encouraging comments. You can inspect the troops at close hand Sunday.
Remember folks, this was not an attempt to get a prize on the Steve Dean forum rather an experiment in how quickly stuff can get from packet to table :wink:
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