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Krazed Killa Kan






State of Jefferson

Test mini tonight. Gonna dip these guys for speed and to seal in the decal. This guy took me about 90min excluding drying time. I did have to cut the decal, gather supplies and do a little research in that time. I think once I get going I can get it to 60min per mini. I have 200 to do. Heaven help me. What was I thinking buying all those?



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Napoleonics Obsesser




MN

60 minutes!

Try batch painting 10-20 at a time and it will speed things up. Anyone behind the front rank doesn;t need to look that great, you want them to look okay at arm's length and in blocks of troops. Second rankers no one sees anyway!

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Krazed Killa Kan






State of Jefferson

It'll speed up.... I hope. The longest part was cutting out that decal. I mean it's pretty cool but dang....


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Regular Dakkanaut



uk

Your figure and its base looks a bit slimy to me

 
   
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Wing Commander





TCS Midway

It’s the quick shade. Once it gets a matte coat it will look different.

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Sniveling Snotling






the shield looks amazing


'appy stompin' 
   
Made in us
Krazed Killa Kan






State of Jefferson

Thanks Girthquake. I really can't take credit, Warlord Romans come with a waterslide decal. It's a pain to cut out for sure though. I'm nearly done with my legionaires. Looking forward to starting on their sheilds ASAP.

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Sniping Hexa




Luton, UK

I feel your pain on this, I've a comparable sized EIR force I did a few years ago. My tip would be to work on some auxiliary units in between units of legionaries to help break the monotony (it's largely the same colour pallette, but when I did some Gauls the only silver was on helmet and weapon tips etc).


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“The wicked will believe they are fighting for good. But when others are in need they’ll be reluctant to help, withholding compassion until they see proof of that need. And yet Evil is quick to condemn, vilify and attack. For Evil, proof isn’t needed to bring harm, only hatred and a belief in the cause.”
 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




Philadelphia

I'm looking at an EIR project for an upcoming ADLG tournament in June, all 15mm! So many legionaries.

   
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Wicked Canoptek Wraith





If painting all those legionaries is too much, try modeling Legio XVII, Legio XVIII, or Legio XIX, AFTER the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. Far fewer figures to paint!

Seriously, I understand the difficulties. I've a Warlord 28mm Macedonian Starter Army box to assemble (100 Pike, 8 Companion Cavalry, 1 Elephant), plus a box of 20 "Silver Shields" (Alexander's "Old Guard") and 2nd box of 8 Companion Cavalry. Have assembled and painted 1 test pike.

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Made in us
Krazed Killa Kan






State of Jefferson

It's really not that bad. So far I've not gotten too fatigued and theyre basically done. The 300 American Civil War figures were far more difficult.


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Base army painter barbarian flesh or maybe silver. Base shields with a SATIN brown prime to accept the decal better.

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Made in us
Krazed Killa Kan






State of Jefferson

Next is basing or shields.
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Wing Commander





TCS Midway

Your ability to crank models out quickly and with a reasonable paint quality is amazing. I'm glacial in comparison.

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Krazed Killa Kan






State of Jefferson

Maniac. You are too kind. Thanks for looking.


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Maniac, BTW I looked at your gallery images. Man that samurai with the cherry blossoms was rad. Bold choice. Also really liked your BoltAction Americans machine gun unit. Fantastic.


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@Ancestral Hamster. Make sure you post the progress of your Pike men! I would love to see them.

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Krazed Killa Kan






State of Jefferson

Shields and Minwax then done!
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Regular Dakkanaut






Manchester NH USA

great work
   
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Krazed Killa Kan






State of Jefferson

Thanks Empire. I finished the legionaires. Just FYI. Buy the aftermarket decals. The ones that come with the veterans and the army box suuuuuuck. Here is a dramatic shot. Hahaha. 80 ish left.

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TCS Midway

Did you use Little Big Man transfers? I have not enjoyed their stuff.

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Krazed Killa Kan






State of Jefferson

Yes. But only the remnants. Maybe 8 of 98. Never heard of them until I ordered them. To anyone who is looking. Little Big Man is SUPERIOR to Warlord transfers.

[EDIT]

Maniac I misunderstood... You didn't like Little Big Man? I really thought they were better.

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Krazed Killa Kan






State of Jefferson

First hobby day in months. A little headway on the trumpeters, aquilafers, centurions and optios.
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TCS Midway

 doktor_g wrote:
Yes. But only the remnants. Maybe 8 of 98. Never heard of them until I ordered them. To anyone who is looking. Little Big Man is SUPERIOR to Warlord transfers.

[EDIT]

Maniac I misunderstood... You didn't like Little Big Man? I really thought they were better.


I found them to be a pain to apply, and difficult to blend into the model. I generally prefer to hand paint my shields, but would prefer a more traditional decal to LBMS’s “stickers”.

I get why people like them, they just are not to my taste.

Regardless, still looking good. Glad to see you progressing.

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Napoleonics Obsesser




MN

Dang! I am impressed on how you can batch paint and crank out the models!

What fancy carrying case do you have planned for these fellows?

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Krazed Killa Kan






State of Jefferson

Haha. They'll live in the same box as the Rebels and Yankees. For now....


Well, here's the Centurions, Optios, Aquilafers, Trumpeters and light ballista. Pre dip, so they'll look better tomorrow. Just wanted to get them off my table. I'm happy with them. Auxilliaries Praetorians Cavalry are next.
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Krazed Killa Kan






State of Jefferson

Well, other than the greenery on the bases, the Legionaires, Centurions, Aquilafers, Trumpeters and Optios are done. In my queue for the Romans are just 25 Auxilliaries, 12 Praetorians, 12 Cavalry, Caesar, MarkAntony, and Russel Crowe. I've ordered a 1/28th scale gladiator that I think will stand about 4.5" high which will be fun to field vs Fantasy armies in Kings of War (as a giant!).








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