Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Arabised Vikings - WIP 17h 0m, LoA 10s #4 - Dutch Infantry Prep & Productiveness

Hi All,

Today went ahead as planned, the Vikings having some yellow/orange tones added/completed which really brightened them up.

Whilst working on the Vikings, the new 10mm LoA Dutch minis arrived in the post (as did my Open Fire box set & some new brushes, cooool). The rest of the day was spent prepping these.

Ive recently come to the conclusion (after years of practice) that around twenty minis (individual larder or sticks of smaller types) is the optimum amount to work on at any one time. You can go lower than this, but productiveness may suffer. On the other hand, adding much more than twenty, then painting can become tedious/repetitive & too much like hard work. This also means that completing passes with a colour e.g. all the black areas etc can take several hours to complete. Whereas a group of about twenty minis can usually have a pass completed within an hour (depending on the area covered).

Long story short, I have broken the Dutch infantry into two manageable blocks of eight regiments each - roughly twenty sticks to improve productiveness. Below are some pics of the Vikings, as well as a group pic of the first twenty-four sticks of prepped Dutch.


As always if you would like a closer look at any pictures above, click on them. If you have any comments or would like to ask me questions or provide feedback, please fill in the comments box below (this will be moderated before being published on this blog).

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