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Saturday, 28 July 2012

Speed Painting Wyatt Earp, 25mm Cowboy

Disclaimer: this isn’t actually Wyatt Earp, but it reminded me of Kevin Costner from the film.
In actual fact I must apologise that I don’t know the manufacturer of this model. I picked it up from a show a couple of years back. If anyone knows I will update as required.

A thread over at TMP posed the question, 'How important is speed when finishing an army', which had me thinking back to 'Speed Painting' that I saw at a show one time.

I decided to run my own less-than-scientific experiment to see how fast I could complete a miniature. Armed with my mobile phone stopwatch, a brush, and a brief selection of paints I set to work.

This is the result!

As for time taken... well, I shall post here in a few days, for now I am open to guesses, and... I might even throw in a prize for the closest guess!

Some pointers to bare in mind,

I undecorated the model, but I did NOT speed clean it. The reason for this is I use a sharp knife to trim excess flash, speed knife wielding I didn’t think would be a good idea...

I use a hair dryer on my models to speed up paint drying.

I pre-selected all the paints I would use, and opened the lids on them prior to starting.

Clue: Its best to guess a number between 5 and 15 minutes, guess to the nearest second is fine.



  1. I'll open the betting at 9:40. Looks pretty good for a speedpainting test bed.

  2. Thanks Colin,

    It took 8minutes 17 seconds.
    Closest guess was from a guy on TMP with 8 minutes.