Monday Miniatures: Undead Horde
This week we are practically over run by the living dead. More than forty miniatures were painted this week in response to my call for a speed painting effort. That’s an outstanding turnout, and when you consider that each of these minis averaged less than 30 minutes a pop, I think that the quality is outstanding.
Nothing new to report on the Kickstarter front this week, though rumor is that Dust Tactics will be launching a big project in the next few weeks.
I had a lot of fun painting this week’s challenge, though I ran out of time for a proper picture before my bedtime turned me into a pumpkin. I also would have liked to do one more highlight layer. I think the biggest thing I learned this week was how fast you can go when you stick almost exclusively to a size 3 brush.
I really like Kylie’s rust and decay. I think she did a much better job than me when it comes to making it look natural.
Even with serious time constraints Dirk continues to be a real show off. Just look at all that lovely freehand work – bravo.
Antonia takes the prize this week for the most amount of color variety. Really fantastic stuff.
Magnus skeletons came out the most crisp. Surely these came from medical cadevers, and not from shallow graves like the rest of the line up.
I love how Arjen laid out this picture, showing all the different things they tried and the time it took to do them. It really gives some great perspective.
So let me ask everyone these two discussion questions: how long did the average mini take this week, and did you learn that you think will speed you up on future efforts?
Terrain – We’ve been showing off lots of miniatures these last few months, but you need some terrain too play with them. Show us all what you’re working on. – Send pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5/25/14 at 9pm.
Ape-X – one of the last big models left in the Vampire package.
Oh Rats! – Let’s knock out another group of minor minis!