I had done one test model first, and then jumped into the batch painting. But I can say that it was a slog to get through this batch of models knowing that I needed to be doing a better job with them than I normally would do for gaming pieces. And there are still a few places I probably wouldn't mind going over and fixing, but for now they are considered finished.
I did not see any number transfers in the box ( though to be fair I haven't looked too closely after taking the models out ) so I am not sure if there are any to go with them to make it easier. But as it was I wanted to do all the team and number markings myself on them as a challenge to see if I could do it. I think for the most part they came out OK. I realised at parts that I was too thick or heavy handed for them, but overall I got through them. Same with the lines on the pads. Some are thicker than others, but overall the effect sits well on them.
I tried to make the back portions of them look the best, and clearly visible for numbers as I suspect that is what I will see more of.
The line markings on the grass were a last minute thinking idea.. not sure they fully work, but they do well for now. I am in-between if they should have a bit more to the bases or not. Maybe grass clumps, dirt, or even some blood? I know Roman did a short tutorial on his he did his for a showcase version of a Skaven, but not sure how well that would translate for gaming figures that will get a lot of punishment over the coming calendar year!
So yeah.. 12 models that are in a more heroic 28mm scale.. and a lot of Bolt Action models to be tackled now. Which means hopefully a huge sandbag worth of points to come! And another army or 2 ready for the new BA season to come! Some of which you can see in the background of the above photos!
Fabulous stuff Kyle! Miami Dolphins, eh? Well, the blue and orange you used really makes these guys look terrific, and the hand-painted numbers are ace. I'm also taken by the diffused field markings on the grass bases - very, very nice touch (I say leave them as-is).
66 points to you, sir (including a bit extra for the team numbering)!