Wednesday, 8 July 2015

A Painting Mutiny! A Dilemma!


I'm now in possession of all of the Iron Duke Indian Mutiny Miniatures (sold by Empress Miniatures) and I find myself in a bit of a dilemma. I want to get them painted and on the table top as soon as possible and as I've been carefully and methodically painting up my Sudan and NWF collections it leaves me with little time to paint anything else for myself.

Here are just a few of the miniatures in question:

I was thinking of going for a Wargames Standard on the Indian Mutiny troops in order to get them done as I already have well over 100 mini's to paint and with more releases just around the corner I'm going to be hard pressed to find the time to paint them.

The question on my min is really, do I 'Speed Paint' them (ie Wargames Standard) or do I go for my normal method of painting up the mini's and give them the paint job they deserve? I once painted up a 2500 point Justinian Byzantine WAB army in three weeks so I know I'm capable of painting quite quickly.

I was wondering what you guys and gals thought? Do I go for it or not? I'd love to hear what you all think so please drop me a line or leave a comment :>)

Here's a pic of some examples of what I can do when speed painting:

Bye for now.


  1. Let's be honest Darrell your speed painting is of an incredibly high standard and so they are going to look fantastic whatever you decide. I would be tempted to go in fast and if you find yourself wanting to lavish some extra time on these fantastic sculpts then so be it. Best of luck and I'm already looking forward to the results.

  2. Full speed ahead !

    Damn the torpedoes.

  3. There's only so much time in the day and none of us are getting any younger - That's my philosophy. You've got to decide whether you want them painted to play with inside of this year (or whatever timeframe) or whether you're happy for them to be still a WIP project this time five years time (or however many years it takes).
    Look at how many other projects you've got outstanding -
    NWF (best standard)
    Sudan (best standard)
    Agincourt (best standard)
    Any others???
    Do you need to decide that you require a project finished in the short term? If for no other reason than you can take it to use at either the DWG or Grimsby.
    Just my thoughts.

  4. Your speed painting is pretty damn fine! If only I could speed paint like that!!

  5. Speed paint. Your work in those photos is fine quality.

  6. I wish I could speed paint like you!!!

  7. I would be happy if my slow meticulous painting looked like that! Go for the speed.