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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Street Corner: Dapper Dan

This figure was a pleasant find in my last order. A convention exclusive, this figure, called "Dapper Dan," was in my latest Street Toughs pack in lieu of one of the other figures. Mark Copplestone called it an "inadvertent escape." Well, Dapper Dan is a welcome addition to the project.

Painting was pretty straightforward; I set off his fedora with a light gray, and painted his hair blond, to help contrast with his all-black suit. The blond hair was base coated with Foundry spearshaft highlight, and then highlighted with successive mixes of Foundry yellow.


  1. Hi, I'm been a lurker for a while, and I must ask you...

    How could you keep your pace? You paint miniatures at an impressive rate and at an equally impressive level, how?

    Thank you very much! :D

  2. I try to keep less than 20 figures on my table at any one time; that way, I don't feel overwhelmed. A lot of people paint a lot of figures at the same time (army painters). When you paint a few figures at a time (I do 2-3 at a time), you're able to a lot more paint on them faster; later, when you see 2 or 3 figures on the table that are almost finished, it's easier to return to the table to finish them up.

    Another thing I do to keep things moving is to prepare bases and accessories while figures are in the mail, instead of waiting to do everything at once.

    The gangsters go especially fast because the men mostly wear three-piece suits, so I can paint all their clothing in one color (sometimes with a contrasting color for hats, ties and shoes.)

    Keeping that level of quality is simply 25 years of on-and-off practice :)

  3. Also, lurking is just fine, but feel free to comment or ask questions about anything you want; there are no strangers here :)

  4. Well the 25 year of pratice cannot be emulated (not in short time at least) but I'll try to keep in mind your advice!

    Thanks again!