Along with 'Oi you!', 'Don't touch that' and 'what have you done now'.
So rather than actually painting stuff I tend to deflect my attention onto reading how others paint stuff and generally achieve something in their lives.
But every so often I give something a go and one Saturday afternoon in February I decided to see how quickly I could blob paint on a squadron of 6mm Russian hussars. That's 9 figures, all Baccus.
|14:50 All set for my dubious attentions|
Undercoat was just a watered down slap dash of citadel Abbadon Black.
|14:55 Undercoat splattering achieved!|
Drying done, then horses time. Straightforward coat of Mournfang Brown for the lot bar the trumpeter's that got dabbed in Celestial Grey.
|15:08 Brown horses... other colours are available but not in my army|
Things quickened now as I could splat different colours on as others dried. Russian hussar regiments don't have the diversity of colours that adorn some nations. I decided these would be a squadron from the Soumy regiment mostly because they had red breeches and grey everything else and I thought that would break up the uniform bottle green of the rest of the army.
|15:15 Grey pelisse, dolman and saddle cloths added|
|15:19 A dash of red on the trousers|
|15:25 Hands and faces on|
|15:34 White detailing.|
|15:36 Sabretache red detail|
|15:50 Bases and tidy up|
|The completed squadron|
In all it took 55 minutes... sure I can go faster and probably be neater/more detailed.
But that's them ready to hit the basing manufactorium in the garage.
Wait, did I just use the word 'manufactorium'? Games Workshop have a lot to answer for...