Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Confederate Regiment #8

 Some in-progress shots of Confederate Regiment #8 (sorry for the disorganized workbench in the background).  No surprises here as these are yet more 28mm Perry Plastic Confederates.  These figures have 5 of a planed 10 colors applied

I decided to paint this regiment wearing some captured Union pants (light blue) just to break up the color pattern of the Confederates.  I used the light blue that was in the painting stock so these aren't "accurate" from a button counting perspective but it will look fine on the tabletop.

Repetition does tend to increase efficiency and so it is with miniature painting.  The cycle time from sprue to finished 24 figure regiment is now down to about 9-10 hours over the course of a few days.

The timing consists of:
- 60 minutes to assemble and glue the figs on their metal bases
- 20 minutes to prime (with 1 hour to dry)
- 8 hours elapsed time to paint (roughly 20 minutes a fig using approximately 10 or so colors and scenic the base

I've done it quicker just to see if I could but the above is a enjoyable pace.


Ian said...

That is really fast work and yet the quality remains high


Anne said...

Nice work indeed sir. People have told me that my proficiency will improve when I begin painting up infantry. I will be getting my first army in June and hopefully that will be a step in the right direction for me.

CelticCurmudgeon said...

Don't worry about the pants color. The light blue varied tremendously as it came from a number of different factories and would fade with exposure to the sun and water.

Phil said...

Looking nice!