The Dust painting queue has again moved along. I am now 2 command units better off than last time I posted about Dust. The last 6 months of Dust painting is now the longest period of work on one project since… Well, since a long while ago.
So long in fact that I am actually starting to get very bored with this colour mix. Grey, Black, Grey, Green, Grey, Cream, Grey, Camo, Grey, Silver… I am sure you can see a theme in there?
That said, I did like the way these guys came out. Heavy Grenadier Command (Grey Black, Grey, Silver). Cigar chewing Officer.
Knife wielding Medic.
Rocket launching Mechanic. What more could you want..?
These 5 guys, in contrast, were a test for a simple way of quickening up the process. The ‘Old Man’ is the regular Grenadier command squad. I decided to simplify the painting process and use minimal colour options to get them done fast. Came out ok… 4 colours (Green, Flesh, Black and Silver) and a wash. What I would call gaming quality. I can paint better, but I just feel these are starting to become a bit of a task rather than a pleasure.
Some units will get more effort than these but the main bulk of the unpainted force may well get the fast colour treatment. That way I can move on to painting for pleasure again.
2 thoughts on “Dust Update – Command Units And The Feeling Its Gone On Too Long.”
But I do think that with a base colour of grey, this is the best way to go. Like with the Americans, I just kept to a basic green.
Totally agree. Grey base coat is a perfect start. Just becomes rather monotonous after a while.
That said, most of my painted stuff, in hindsight, is in fact a brown or grey tone normally. A bit of colour just makes it more interesting for me.
Speaking of monotone, how’s the 2 feet of green land train coming along 🙂