PanO Fusilier Speedpaint
Not a New Year’s resolution as such but I’m intending to get better at finishing stuff off in 2015. OK, I guess that is a resolution. Anyway, what it means is that I’m going to have to get more efficient with my painting time if I’m going to make any headway with the recently audited grey pile of Infinity miniatures. So these PanOceania and Nomad factions will be getting a relative “speedpaint” in order to get them ready for play.
I mostly took my sweet time with the Haqqislam and Aleph, with miniatures taking me from 4-10 hours to complete and even then those four hour Haqqislam paintjobs were really a speed record for me.
That’s a record that I have just slashed by an hour!
I present my first PanOceania Fusilier, all finished (bar the varnish and base logo) within a mere 180 minutes:
He’s really untidy and not what I’d normally feel comfortable publishing here on the blog, but I really want to get this squad done as quickly as I can and still be happy to push them round the tabletop, making pew pew noises.
Quite pleased with the colour scheme, sticking to a fairly standard blue/white situation, but with the red-orange accent as I intend to go mostly NeoTerran and it seems appropriate. Also happy with the urban camouflage trousers and collar as it emphasises that future military look.
I usually find painting the guns to be pretty boring and leave them mostly grey or black but here I added white panels as it seems in keeping with PanO having the most advanced tech in the game. Makes the combi rifle a bit more interesting visually at least.
So, there he is all done in record time, and the good news is that I’ve got the colour scheme all worked out. This means they should only get faster from here from here on out, which I think buys me a little time to keep things tidier with the blends and highlighting.
2.5 hours for the next Fusilier?