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Table Top Standard – Take One.

I always wondered what this was. I always tried to paint everything I have to the best of my ability and accepted nothing else, however I have come to accept that if I want to be successful at commission painting, this is something I need to let go of. Some people will want quickly painted miniatures to a standard that is acceptable on the table top.

I never really knew what that was, so I set myself a challenge. I gave myself five hours to paint a squad of five Death Guard Plague Marines. They were already assembled and undercoated in necrotic flesh. Not the normal colour I use but in this case, it speeded up the painting process.

Here is the result:

I think they look alright. I got the bases done in the time as well. It was only afterwards that I realised I had left off the oxide to make the weapons and other brass impliments look weathered – this can be added when I am back at the painting desk tomorrow.

Of course, they are not perfect and the artist in me is screaming that they are ‘not good enough’ but I feel that they can be placed on a table top and be an acceptable standard. It is a learning curve after all and I feel the exercise was a success.


If you are interested in commissions, please feel free to get in touch on the contact me page. Slots are currently open and I would love to hear from you!

One thought on “Table Top Standard – Take One.

  1. I think that they look really good. As one gets more time constraints in life (family, work, whatever other hobbies you have etc) I think it becomes more valuable to know when is ‘good enough’ for a given task so that you can get on with something else.

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