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. Speed paint em mate, get em on the table and enjoy em. I know the standard you achieve after being on the pointy end of your Justinians. Absolutely beautiful figures.

    1. Ta Jim, that's probably the impetus I need.


  2. Your speed painting is better than most people's slow painting. Go for it!

    1. Not always, though I appreciate the comment :>)


  3. I wish I had never seen this, I am planning on at least the end of the year for 2,500 points of Romans.