One of the questions I get asked all the time as a commission painter (other than "what's it cost?") is "how long will it take?". Well most projects range from a few days to a few weeks depending on the size and complexity of the project. For example that Dark Angels Ravenwing project actually only took about 5 to 6 weeks of paint time. Or I have done single model jobs for local customers that only take a couple of days.

But on rare occasions I have been known to churn out crazy amounts of models in an unheard of amount of time, like getting not just one but two 150 point warmachine armies done in just 6 weeks so they would be ready for Adepticon. And man I still don't want to attempt that one again... It was a lot of all night paint marathons. 

In very special situations will I do something like that for a client or a friend. Well this is one of those times. One of my local clients/gaming buddies is going to GenCon next weekend and he had a whole collection of models that he needed to get finished cause he is planning on playing in a couple of tournaments while he is there. So for the last few weeks I have been helping him out here and there get his models done (some of which you can see on this site). So this last week when I handed him his Man o War units he handed me what is to be the last batch of models before he goes to the Con. Normally the about of models he handed me I would ask for 10-14 days to get done, but we don't have that kind of time because he has to have travel time to get to the Con. So between last Tuesday and this upcoming Tuesday I have to get the following painted:

Unit of Doomreavers w/ Escort (done)
Lady Aiyana and Master Holt (done)
Battle Mechanik Officer
2 units of Kayazy Eliminators
Unit of Widowmakers
Widowmaker Marksman

All together 19 models to paint and just 7 days to do it in. Not too tall of a challenge because I know I can do it. Its just how much sleep am I going to miss out on trying to get it all done.

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