Here are the final group shots of the Panzer Grenadier platoon. As this is the final post on this platoon I will take this opportunity to summarise my experiences.
I also look on these figures and I am excited about how far I have managed to progress from my initial starting pieces. I have learnt a great deal about the effects that I can achieve and the direction of my work.
The first item that I take from this experience is that all of the extra time in preparation really pays off. The many hours of cleaning flash and recreating detail really helped in creating a clean and sharp finish. Annoying as it is I will continue to put in the extra effort up front everytime.
The second lesson learned is that the production line system is working for me time wise and with improving my skills. I was finding that as I progressed down the line of figures I was achieving better results that at the start. Even though it can feel like a grind at times the phases of the production line have helped to develop my painting a lot.
And finally every moment spent in research, whether it be colour details or painting techniques, has been one that is well spent. Thanks to the vast resources of the internet and other people willing to take the time to share how they create their effects I have gained much in skill and knowledge.
That’s enough looking back, looking forward I have some interesting posts lined up; I attended a convention, some tutorials in the works, more book reviews and of course more completed pieces.