I like to play games with painted minis, but there have unfortunately been quite a few games of Conan and Blood Rage lately with unpainted ones. It’s time to do something about that, and the first game to get some painting done is Conan.
There’s one problem, though, as the Conan game includes a lot of identical minis, those hordes of troops, 15 each of several types and five of others. I really don’t like to paint identical figures; it just takes forever and bores me to death.
|Painted compared to art.|
I had to speed things up or this project would kill the pleasure of painting.
I usually prime with white and then give the minis a black wash to bring out the details. A great method for my usual painting style. But this time I went back to what I began with, a long time ago: black primer.
So I tried a black base-coat, block painting with unpainted ‘shadows’ between the different colours and a final wash to bring some life to the minis.
|I also did a very fast basecoat-and-drybrush job on this Outer Dark Demon|
The result was rather nice, much faster than my usual painting and certainly good enough for all those multiple troops.
Next up are 15 pirates. 15… urgh…