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Waifu WIPI'll probably fuck her up somehow with the panitjob
>BABY COME BACKIt hurts /WIP/ ill never know what happened to this special man>YOU CAN BLAME IT ALL ON MEI should never have let him go out into the big wide world unpainted>I WAS WRONG, I bet that SS anon I gave it too doesn’t even browse /WIP/>AND I JUST CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT YOUI’ll never see his rippling abs in colour ;_;
These are my first dudes. Not quite happy with color scheme need suggestions of potentially a third color to really make them pop. Tempted to just use black
I didnt check the labels on the paint bottles and half the new paints I bought are the wrong shades. It's my fault but I'm still annoyed that the store misshelved their stock and caused me to waste like ten bucks
>>64556570trim on pauldrons / aquila is a olive/sage... clearly it isnt popping enough. I wanted to do red but someone pointed out that it looked christmas-ey and it ruined the scheme for me forever
>>64556464wash does not go well on flat surfaces, you should try sponge weathering to make it look more interesting
I now have respect for CSM players with painted armies.This armor trim is driving me insane.
>>64556570Take a photo with a white background and flip it on your PC, phone pics are really hard to properly look at.
Some further progress on the Gold Wizard. It's getting there.
So I've had these boxes under my bed for a few months and finally want to paint them. Trouble is, I can't decide which ones to start first...Do I start with the GSC or FEC???
>>64556652this is as good as I can do. lighting in my place is rlly bad and my desk lamp isn't bright enough
>>64556949That's already much better, what colour are the Grey/white bits? It feels like you haven't done anything with that "main" colour of yours and that's what is making it lacking.If you've got some extra hands with different weapons etc, try and layer/highlight just that bit with a few lighter whites, and another with a slightly yellowier or creamier, maybe a bone colour of some sort. See which one looks better to you and try on one of the marines. Getting some more bright contrast will do a lot, as will the move away from the whitey-grey base colour.
>>64556949>>64557181And to expand on that, see how hard it is in these images to differentiate the colour of the grey body and the metallic coloured bits of the guns/shoulders from the base colour? You want there to be more contrast so that they are clearly distinct colours despite the direction of light you could have coming onto the table.Also some washes onto the recesses will help somewhat, but are unlikely to create sufficient contrast between the base and the metal.
Gotta strip primer off my Johnny. Simple Green is 10 bucks cheaper and 2 days closer than Super Clean. Worth it?
>>64557181The light grey bits are a mix of Vallejo Sea Grey and Ivory to lighten it. Ill give it a go and maybe also try to use a silver metallic for edge highlights. thx for advice
What color should i glaze the claws with?
>>64556719that yellow is fucking luscious. the gold is really nice too
>>64557528I don't have a magnta glaze. I only have the GW glazes.
>>64556561This looks amazing. My only gripe is, that the pose is fighting against itself. The staff weilding arm and the legs seem very relaxed and laid back. Everything else screams come at me bro. I like both, but the mix feels a bit unnatural.
>>64557554are you aware that you can make your own glaze with simply mixing paint with water (or medium pereferably)?
>>64557612What colors do i mix for magenta?Closest color i have is genestealer purple.
>>64557575The idea is of an empress from her throne, judging the low-life scums from above while casting spells. Its actually a throne of vine, so I'm having 2 minis depending if the spell is cast or not.Most of the time, she's gonna sit on a balewind vortex (WIP as well)
hey guys im a new painter and I want to do my zombie dragon like this, can you help me identify the paints he probably used or what i can use to recreate this?
>>64557638that white and a bright red maybe... maybe mix the glaze a little harder on the red/pink side once youre done
>totally new to miniaturesIs there some secret place where people buy fantasy minis? I quick google search for minis shows a couple of places like reaper and dark sword, but I find their options limited. I'm kinda jonesing for a female gnome bard. There's a few on reaper but nothing on other places.What am I missing?
>>64558062literally just google female gnome bard miniature and you get multiple options>stonehavenmini.com/collections/gnomes/products/sh0085
>>64556562This makes me sad. Did you have tracking? Was it even recieved?
>>64557492Thanks dude. The yellow is P3 Cygnus Yellow shaded with Scale75 Orange Leather and then Scale75 SS Camo Red Brown.
>>64556562I actually want to see it painted as well and chech wip regularly
>>64558062Sometimes when I'm looking for something particular I'll use google image search. Try something like "28mm female gnome bard" and see what you end up with. You may also just want to search for a female gnome, then attach an instrument to her somewhere. Reaper sells all kinds of conversion bits and if you don't like those, use the image search to sniff around until you find something you like.
>>64558062>female>gnome>bardCongrats on hitting max cancer levels. Try Heroforge if you can't find your special snowflake anywhere else.
Need some help , not sure if I should change or add anything. I’m going to put metal Tzeentch wings onto him as soon as they arrive . He is going to be eidolon of mathlann aspect of the sea. Thanks!
Do you include the grenades on your IG? I feel like the back looks too buys with both the canteen/bayonet/pack combo AND the grenade/pack combo
>>64557350>Gotta strip primer off my Johnny.Your Johnny is supposed to be made of lead alloy (unless it's a recast) anon. Other than expense and risk to you personally, you need not hold back. Got any acetone handy?
>>64557350No, simple green is essentially worthless for stripping paint since a couple years ago when they apparently reformulated. I used it for a few years to good results, and then suddenly I could leave minis in it for weeks and weeks and it would do next to nothing. Avoid.
>>64558062>reaper>limitedEmperor's Teeth, anon! I don't understand how you can say this with a straight face.Reaper's factory is about 15 miles from here. I stopped by one time, and since they were slow, one of the ladz took me on a little tour of their operation. They crank out so much plastic there it's not even funny. There were rows upon rows of pegs covering the walls of the company store (the front part of the building is a shop, while the back is the factory/warehouse/distribution center) with thousands of different designs - almost all of them fantasy. They even had some old metal stuff and a corner tucked away in the back just for CAV miniatures.Maybe my access to all this makes me see it differently, but if I was willing to settle for Bones quality (Citadel has me spoiled), I'm certain I could find whatever fantasy models I wanted from Reaper.
>>64558657>Your Johnny is supposed to be made of lead alloy (unless it'sRIP base
>>64558893Why would he have to settle for Bones? Is Reaper not selling pewter versions anymore?
>>64558979Nah they still do. If that's the Denton factory, they'll usually just let you in the back to browse fully from the pewter stuff if you ask nice
>>64558979>Why would he have to settle for Bones? Is Reaper not selling pewter versions anymore?I'm not sure what the deciding factor is.Their plant cranks out a shit-ton of Bones plastic, and *most* of the models available for sale in the company store are such. When I go to other shops like Common Ground Games in Dallas, they also have a pretty good selection of the Bones plastic, including some of the larger, more impressive models.There are still metal ones, though, including many sculpted by Julie Guthrie (how has this woman not gone blind over the 40+ years she's been sculpting?!?). I just don't know how Reaper plans and distributes those, as I rarely see them in the other shops around here - just the plastic stuff mostly.
>>64556748I'm very biased, but come join the cult brother
I'm starting a gsc army and it's almost time to make a primis, I really don't like the stock model anyone got any coversions/kitbashes to give me some ideas?so far i'm thinking about replacing the head with a sicarian gas mask and maybe doing something different with the arms
im having some modelling problems with an arvus lighter. Mainly I have no idea how or where to mount weapons on the hull. I have a heavy weapons team on the sprue but ideally i also want to stick magnets in there. I dont see a good place to mount them though, sorry for the badly lit pic.
Finished the Caracharodon space marine illustraton. On to coloring. Any more /wip/ requests?
>>64556353The last six months have been a crazy improvement for me and my painting skills. Like jeez where do I even start.First I’ve worked a ton on developing my airbrushing skills. I’ve made some really killer, subtle gradients particularly on some titans I painted recently for Titanicus.Second, I’ve started using oil washes, which are simply fantastic and rich. Big change there.Third, I’ve learned how to paint eye lenses better. I finished some Sons of Horus Reavers last week and I think they’re some of my finest models.
>>64560650no request but goddamn you're insane
Are Ahriman Blue and Sotek Green the same color? I just got both and they dry exactly the same.
>>64560650I concur with >>64560777; I love your work. You're not Nacho, are you? Your style reminds me a lot of his.
Made a start on this this evening.
>>64560650A rogue trader, please?
>>64556562I hear you dude, my stuff I sent never got posted and I got grinched.>>64556719Nice, how'd you get the effect on the gold?>>64556949I'd probably go with black and white. More green as well, which I'm guessing will happen when you add the chapter heraldry. I'm not into the green hands, but its a good scheme so far.>>64560650This is great!
>>64560974To keep this /wip/ related, I'm trying to mainly just draw my renditions of people's minis that they post here. So if you have a Janus Draik or Elucia Vhane done up, post one and I'll see what strikes me at the time to do with it.
>>64561092>>64558244>>64558215I wasn’t grinched,He got it, and posted that he got it.But he just hasn’t painted it.and I’m checking every thread But I......>I DONT WANNA CLOSE THE TAB>I DONT WANT TO FALL ASLEEP>CAUSE I MISS YOU BABY>AND I DONT WANNA MISS A THING
>>64561146/WIP/ related huh....How do you feel about pic related?
>>64561206I know what I must do.
>>64561206This was posted less then a few days after the anon got their gift. I remember mentioning how fast it was painted.
>>64561092yeah the green hands was just me trying to balance the scheme, its getting removed and Im going to purchase the golden olive color from vallejo to do trim and the aquila.Thx for feedback!
>>64560650Colored Carcharodon. I should have used more color as thr red is the only thing that stands out.
>>64561452Do you mean that image? Or was a painted version posted?Because that’s just black primer with a zenith highlight to help show off the detail, a black primed model won’t show any detail. It was also posted a few days before the SS got it. If he’s posted something and I missed it I apologise for all the 90s song lyrics i posted
>>64560070What does a twin linked mulilaser even look like!??!
aside from the basing and maybe redoing the claws/spikes to tidy them up a bit I think the patriarch is done.Looking at him next to the magus I really don't like how muted the scheme looks, especially the almost grey skin, think it's time to tweak the regular cultist scheme a bit,
How good are Mr. Hobby supermetallics are? I don't have access to valejo liquid gold and silver, but have great range of mr. hobby paints at my local store. Are the ssupermet so much better that their regular metallics that can be polished? I mean that they are pretty fucking great, but one pot of supermetallic is worth three pots regular metallics. Have anyone here used it?
>>64562153while I REALLY like the trippy wizard-of-oz effect on your magus, I agree that they don't match at all. Why not alter the patriarch to fit, instead of vice-versa? He looks nicely done but he's bog-standard boring colorwise
>>64556719That yellow makes my dick hard
If I wasn't so dumb I'd have realized that these are the "same" parts sooner and wouldn't have separated them. Oh well.
At least I've got this pretty much where I want it and can actually pose the dang thing for the most part, unlike the default one
do you need to prime before basecoating with a spray?
>>64562700You can make one climbing over a brick wall now.
>>64562749What spray? GW black and white sprays act like primers, I've used them to paint all of my minis without any problems.
>>64561779Two of these. The barrel and tip are fairly distinct shapes. I think the Arvus had weapons mounted on the wings or on the chin (where you've got the scanner).
>>64562903the scanner comes already in place, its not a distinct part, its part of the two halfs of the hull. I'm not sure where I'm going to get appropiate mutlilasers, but I wonder if I could put two autocannons, one under each wing, and say they are twin linked?
>>64562903>tfw the Astartes fan film interprets it as a laser gatling gun and now you can't unsee the shitty static cast barrels on the GW models>>64563435One under each wing would be fine, matches the description perfectly.
>>64561206And I said HEEEEEYYYYYYAAYAAAEYAA!
>>64560944What model is this? Don't think I've ever seen it before
>>64563989Have you been living under a rock? It's the new GSC release.
>>64563435>I'm not sure where I'm going to get appropiate mutlilasers,They're trivial to sculpt from plasticard. The weapon tip can be made from plastic tubing in a few seconds. Otherwise, ask IG players. They come in heavy weapon kits, sentinels, and Chimera-based kits.
After reading Slaves to Darkness, I'm toying with the idea of making a Kill Team consisting of the descendants of Cthonian gangers (counts as Scouts), led by a truescaled Black Legion Marine (counts as Primaris Reiver) But I'm having trouble finding appropriate humans to use. The Necromunda gangs are great but they don't quite capture the underworld gangster feel I'm after, and I think they might be a little large. Any suggestions for partially robed, tough looking humans are appreciated. I'll probably sculpt furs and whatnot
>>64564075Ah, never used them. Test them out on a bit of a sprue.
>>64564274Could try some Warzone models, lots of strong looking humans with rifles who definitely shouldn't be too large next to a marine. Prince August is doing a sale on them for valentines.
>>64561254Pinup nurse inked
Trying to get this p(th)ug painted before I knock myself out with nighttime cold and flu relief.
>>64563620Haha great work my dude!I mean,I’m upset the belt isn’t pulled down,And there’s not as much bulge.I can understand why someone may not want to put as much detail into those parts though...
>>64558893Does reaper sell other scales then 28mm?
>>64560650i would LOVE a pic of a killa kan sitting with a grot peacefully, maybe the grot is putting a flower on it, or hugging it or something.
>>64561146im the kan hug request anon ( >>64565166 ), i'f you don't wanna do that, heres my kanz, i'f you wanna draw any, id be ecstatic :)
>>64564997CAV is 10mmSome of their fantasy is 25mmI recall owning some 54mmAnd they sold busts
Hey guys would it be better to wash with Earthshade or Fleshshade if im primarily painting my miniature orange?
>>64565282Aww, was hoping for some 10-6 mm fantasy.
Hard to get a perfect consistency between Squads, some batches just seem to get a heavier coat of blue over the metal.Hopefully it'll look less noticeable once the have weathering and transfers done, as well as consistent basing.
>>64565633The difference is barely noticeable. What did you use for the rust/grime?
>>64565985nice! sleep well man
>>64564141>They come in heavy weapon kitsthats the thing, they dont come in the heavy weapon kits, and I'm not sure I've seen a legit twin linked multilaser on anything
>>64556562anon.. im sorry to hurt you this way... I'm in a bit of a painting slump right now but I'm getting there. I'm also kinda scared to post him here when I'm done
>>64566495not him but, as long as you thin your paints and knock out tabletop standard, nobody will tear you apart. sure, you'll get shit , but thats expected. don't wear your heart on your sleeve, and learn from the honest criticism
>>64566495Post him!/wip/ will tell you how to paint him better.Then you learn,Then you repaint,And again /wip/ will tell what you did wrong and how to improve,And you strip him and start again,And repaintAnd still /wip/ will tell you how to paint better,And someone will tell you to drill your barrels and then tell you, you did that wrong.And someone else will say you shouldn’t have drilled your barrels and it’s now ruined.Then someone will say you should’ve airbrushed it.Then /wip/ will derail into airbrush shitposting back and forth for at least 3 threads before it’s forgotten.It’s all part of the process.
>>64561092>Nice, how'd you get the effect on the gold?I mixed Scale75 Black Leather mixed with Sc75 Decayed Metal, then built up thinned down layers.
Do you think this would work? Love these scions in this art.
>>64566615you forgot to mention someone will criticize your moldlines
>>64566868you could look at your models in a really dark room...If you want the glowing eyes to pop like that you have to keep the model overall darker. The greys you got there are too bright for that if you really want to capture the mood. And dot the eyes with yellow.
>>64566891And your paints either need to be thinned, or are too thinned.Nothing in between!
Gave my Justaerins a black glaze to darken them down, how are they looking?
I started working on my troglodon tonight
>>64567216And can someone please tell me how to ge rid of the line where the two halves of the head came together its killing me
>>64567231Fill it with putty and sand/trim/scrape it smooth
>>64567173This is unironically correct, though.
>>64561146>Lego black templarCUTE.
>>64558211What's your gold recipe?
Took an anon's advice to add more stubble between his scars so he doesn't look like he's balding. I hope he looks better! Still can't wait to clean up all this gloss shade on the white.
Yes or no? I'm going to put modified Skitarii Vanguard heads or generic kettle helmets if I can find them in bulk on my normal Guardmen.
>>64567857I mostly worked on the chapter symbol here tonight, and did a bunch of leather pouches across a few models. Only remembered once it was done that most of the symbol will be covered up by the backpack.>>64561531No problem dude, that sounds like a good plan. As you can see I'm a fan of the color combination.>>64566814Thanks, I like it! I just happened to buy myself two sets of Scale75 Metal n Alchemy.
>>64567879I'm probably going to paint up some wild Slaanesh Marines or something with these awesome metallic "alchemy" colors. Anyone here tried them?
I’ve got some Space Hulk genestealers id like to use in Kill Team. Only problem is I don’t want to permanently glue them to a base. Any idea on how to make scenic bases which would match the pre-built basing of genestealer and also be removable?
And last post of the spree, got a new LED light from the wife so I'm pretty happy with the workstation setup. Post workstations!
All the parts finally fit together. Sorry for the grainy and crap picture, will take a better one tomorrow. I'm on my way to finally being able to make a dunecrawler actually look like it's crawling, hopefully.
>>64567973sweet job! I wish I had the room to work with a resin printer.
>>64567973You absolute madman. Post the files to thingyverse when you're finished!
>>64567973What printer are you using?
>>64567213Looking good so far, could use some highlighting on the red and black edges and some recess wash where the red meets gold.
>>64567861Those heads seem a little too large to me, Anon.
>>64567857That is beautiful work
>>64567857Looks less like Hugo Weaving now, nicely done.
>>64556748Did this need to be a 5mb picture
>>64568434How would I go about sculpting a matching scenic base though?
>>64567857Looks like Matt Damon from Elysium. Either that or he's singing "Scotty Doesn't Know"
>>64568479How is that a good thing?
>>64560650Hot diddly damn my dude this is so cool, thanks a bunch.
>>64561665On the contrary, I love it. Hell canonically they have Terlinators that have white armour but are called the Red Brethren for their tendency to repaint their armour in battle.
I have to take a break from my space elfs now.
What's a good replacement for Nighthaunt Bloom? It looks too grey for me. I want more vibrant Tomb Kings blue.Corax white spray to prime it and then cover the model in Guilliman Blue?I'm wanting to paint my Morits Engine. I want it table-top ready quickly, so I wanna paint the bottom ghostly horses & skeletons quickly.
>>64565261>3rd row, far rightMETAL GEAH!?
This guy done, familiar and basing to go.
How do you lads feel about paid painting guides, especially third party? I would love to get my plagueburst crawler to look like pic related, and I don't mind paying $10 if it helps me learn to do just that, but I also don't want to get ripped off. New painter btwhttps://zatcaskagoon.com/products/death-guard-plagueburst-crawler-tutorial
>>64569572Ehh, Not that I think that's an unfair price for knowledge, but you don't really need to pay for stuff that's available for free. That looks like a combination of oil washes and pastels for the rusts.
Working on my custodes wardens
Finished painting these Inceptors, what do you guys think? Probably my favourite of all the primaris models.
>>64569597Yeah I get that, I just won't really have enough experience combining together all those elements to achieve a finished product like that. I could experiment and fuck it all up, and the time spent stripping and redoing the model seems like it would be worth the $10 to avoid
>>64569482Nice work, those hazard stripes are kino.God why is his hand so big
>>64558062You missed out a bit. Back around 2008-ish there were a ton of small, boutique, miniatures companies churning out stuff like that. Most of them have since gone out of business, alas.Try Hasslefree miniatures. Heresy (if they are still about). Ironwind keep the old Ral Partha ranges. e-bay is quite good for picking up obscure stuff too.>>64563620+1>>64565374Nice... but... that's not a syringe she's carrying. It's a breast pump (welcome to Kingdom Death pinups).
>>64569706I really dig the Conversion World swords.
>>64569831I had no idea what that was supposed to be so I improvised.
Any /WIP/ suggested guides for basing models. Thought I'd ask here before attempting my own google search. Looking for urban stuff for my Tau and frozen earth & snow for an upcoming sisters army I'm working on.
>>64569710Very Nice! Love the bases.
>>64569710When you posted the helmets on their own I thought they were too pink, now actaully on the models I take that back, they look really nice.
>>64564455>prince august>never heard of them time to google>neat looking models n shit> dot ie url?>oh shit their store is in cork ireland where I live>gonna jump in car and drive to their store>its way out in the sticks to the point where it might as be in fucking americawhy do these places exist in the most back ass places tg?!
>>64570507>why do these places exist in the most back ass places tg?!Lower operating costs; plus, in many cases, with such a niche business, it's s small-time affair arranged between friends, so it's located convenient to where they want to start.
Hello /WIP/, there has been a b/w picture around here on how to cut limbs and repose them on models. It showed arms, legs general bending parts that you needed to cut. Anyone got it?Ive seen it multiple times and I kept forgetting to save it. I’m furious at myself now.
How do I remove gws coat sprays? Talking about chaos black and whatnot.
>>64558333I don't even know what you're asking about, if you even are!
>>64560650I'm sure you're already working on something else, but I'd love to see a Terminator Sorcerer of Nurgle!
how long do i have to wait for vallejo brush on primer to dry?
>>64571286To clarify I am asking how to remove gws chaos black primer. Simple green isnt really doing it.
anyone got good guide for plasma weapons?
>>64571856if you mean vallejo surface primer, I'd say 24h when brushed on, as it shrinks a lot during drying
>>64572010yes i meant that thank you
What you workin' on today anons? I'm making a little display base thingy for my Darkoath chief, he's gonna slot into the big one on my shelf to look nice but just be on his normal base for gaming use.
>>64564804Could have been a bit thiccer.
Thoughts on using acrylic gesso as a primer?
>>64572141I bought some to try out on a pewter model, but I haven't done it yet
>>64572194you shouldnt be able to strip it, as it undergoes a chemical bond with the plastic itself and you would need to get rid of some plastic itself (iirc)just paint over it
Still a lot to do but damn, she's fun to paint.
Thinking about trying to do a salt flat look for basing some models in the future. Does priming it white, applying agrellan earth and then spraying white makes sense? I've never used any citadel texture paint before.
>>64571041Is this the one you need?
is anyone here using vallejo textures? if so, what product?
Question: With the advent of the new CSM models, I have decided to reboot my chaos forces with Crimson Slaughter, and I was wondering what the most efficient way to paint them would be. Should I paint the red first and then paint the gold trim, or the opposite and basically drybrush all the trim without having to worry about being neat and then fill in the red? I have an airbrush, which makes me thing I should do the red. Ultimately, I'm going for speed and efficiency so long as my basic models don't look like ass.
>>64572066Taking my painted Tau and making them unpainted Tau.Considering putting together a few tests of basing techniques to make up my mind whether I'm just going to buy GW's texture paint or not (i like the look of the GW effect but its kinda expensive so if I can get a similar look without it I will)
>>64572588spray red, mask it then do the gold maybe
Alright fluff/modeling question for my conversion sisters /mydudes/ army I'm working on right now. Deaths head helms for dominions, reflecting their nature as Death seekers who willingly martyr themselves to destroy the enemy. Celestians with normal helms. OrDominions with normal helms, Celestians with Deaths head helms representing their lethality and as a mark of their elite status within the Order. Which seems better and more appropriate? Been making the helms today and I couldn't decide which way I like better. For the record I differentiate different types of sister by head. Bare for Battle sister, hooded Retributors, mini iron halo type thing for Canoness. Only problem I'm having is this choice for Celestians and Dominions. I'd really appreciate ya'lls imput. Also, just wanted to say thank you to the anons who replied to my question about the storm bolter last thread. Think I've got it figured out, should know by tonight if it will work or not, but if it doesn't at least I have a plan c now, so thanks for your help with plan b and c.
>>64569710Base tutorial pls m8? They look lovely.
>>64568447>>64568479>>64568801Thanks guys. Wow, I totally see bald Matt Damon now, I guess that's better than Sgt Elrond!
>>64567861It's a yes from me.You can get kettle helmets from milriton. You could also look into using great helmets without crests on your regular joes. I can't vouch for Eccentric, as I have no first hand experience,but the helmets look pretty solid to me at least.If you don't mind using 3rd party stuff you could also use Fireforge men at arms and just put cadian arms onto those. They'd make nice feudal world IG too.>>64568279This type of helmet is this large. You'd usually wear a skull cap underneath as well.
>>64572426You don't have to prime before applying Citadel's texture paints but yes that sounds like it would work, though people are going to think it's snow not salt.
>>64568570I've seen somebody do something like that with a rusty scrap metal theme. He basically put the integral SH bases on top of 40mm bases and built the base around them up with some pieces of plastic card to match and then painted the whole base with metal and pigments.
Im putting together eisenhorn and im not used to finecast. Am I supposed to wash this like normal resin and can i use biling water/hair dryer to straighten out warped bits?
>>64573096>though people are going to think it's snow not salt.Wouldn't be the first time stuff like that confused the observer until it was explained.
Gonna call it done for today. I'll finish the base tomorrow.
TQ: done far less than I wanted due to endless complications, but did become decent at mildly straight hazard stripes
>>64573508I feel like one of the large flat areas could use something on it, like Hazard stripes>>64573474Nice and grimy, I like it
>>64573508now that you're finished, what do you think youd do differently with the uneven base? (you said it was the first time youd done it)
>>64573366You can use warm water, doesn't need more washing than plastic.
>>64573096That's a really good point. I need to add something that makes it more clear that its not snow. I might try to add ridges like in pic related using pva glue and very fine sand.
>>64573544Thanks anon, due to the sheer amount of hazard stripes on this one I sort of want to put a wet floor sign on his base
>>64572793Yikes, hope you're not serious; liquid mask has its place, but masking the red and then respraying those would not be a time saver.>>64572588How do you feel about candy coats? You could spray everything gold, then fill in the panels with transparent red.
>>64573723youre supposed to wash plastic?
>>64573474I really really like your style, anon!
>>64573778Yes; injection molds get sprayed with a mold release, which stays on the plastic. Sometimes it's not a problem, sometimes it ruins paintjobs. Best to get some soap & water on your runners before you assemble just in case.
>>64573645I would not use a forgeworld model since it is a real pain to get to stick the individual pieces stuck together with poster putty. Trying to pose the model to see what was best was my least favourite part. I'm satisfied with how i did the base.>>64573544The cries of my backlogs' models are louder than the wish to do more hazard stripes.
>>64571997bumping for help
>>64573830Thanks! I can’t do much well other than hazard stripes and overweathering, so this is pretty much entirely those two things and little else
>>64564455Word of warning: I picked up a home-casting kit when I was on vacation in Ireland from Prince August. Their molds were made back in the 80's when minis were generally smaller. They are dwarfed by modern miniatures. I have some vintage Ral Partha models and the size is similar.
>>64571997>>64574084warhmmer tv has one and there are loads more on youtube.If you are asking about painting them, that is.
>>64574089We talked about Prince August Warzone models last thread, too. If you're looking specifically for that kind of thing - say to add spice to your game of Mutant Chronicles: Siege of the Citadel, for example - they're exactly the right size.Consider that these Imperial Trenchers are supposed to be "only" human. Citadel's older beekees are - for most folks - too small compared to today's 21st-century Space Marines, but the Trenchers are taller.
>>64574206are they small enough to be squats?
>>64574206I have a bunch of 2e marines and orks, unpainted. Theyre fucking TINY.
>>64574089congratulations on returning from west cork without going native, its so odd they dont have a retailer in cork city considering that place has 3 lfgs and a warhammer
>>64574206>>64574356Here's the haul of MC guys I found
Newfag to miniatures.My first set of miniatures comes in today. Read not to skimp out on a good cutter and hobby knife. I'm looking at the online shop for a local mom & pop hobby store. Some cutters go upwards of $40 and some as low as $7. Would something in the $15-20 range by acceptable? As for knife, is your regular old x-acto from a office supply store fine? Also, modeling glue or super glue? Cant wait til I get home and get started.
Has anyone here tried spraying over the primer on the Wizkids unpainted minis? I hate that they're primed in white and would rather just throw some black primer on top, but I'm concerned that the added layer of primer would wash out a lot of the details.
>>64574784I wouldn't, ABS is temperamental anyway
>>64574779Go for an affordable cutter, then upgrade down the road if you really get into the hobby. An x-acto knife is perfect for what you'll need it for. I'm assuming what you're referring to as modeling glue is plastic cement? That's for bonding plastic to plastic, super glue is for metal and resin.
>>64573756>candy coats If I was doing old school 1KS (which is how I would paint them), I would, but crimson slaughter are a dark matte red with gold trim. Speaking of spraying metallics, what metallics should I use in an airbrush? I'm afraid to use GW because of the metal flakes
>>64574945Like, GW plastics glue vs krazy glue
Cuz da little gitz enjoy da speez too
Gonna start painting yellow as a primary color tomorrow, wish me luck /wip/
>>64574990Then yes. If you're doing plastic stuff, use plastic glue. It'll be a stronger bond than super glue because the chemical of the plastic glue actually melts & welds the plastic together. Just be careful not to let it get anywhere it's not supposed to be, because it'll melt the plastic and potentially ruin the model.
Any ideas of what you can add to your wet palette to prevent mold? Or do I just throw out the sponge and try another?
>>64575072im so sorry anon
I haven't painted in at least two years, and I'm gonna break the slump tonight boys. I went through a stressful move last year and haven't been able to set up my gear. I've got everything ready and I've told the missus not to bother me when I get home from work. Wish me luck, /wip/!
Can anyone recommend a mini that has an arm cannon?I'm trying to do a megaman / samus paint job for a friend
>>64575159Not much you can do, in my opinion. A wet palette by its very nature is a perfect breeding ground for mold. I'd be curious to hear what other anons have to say, though.
>>64556719There is something sexy about super bright yellow robed wizards.It's the reason I always picked yellow when playing Warcraft 2 (humans), dat wizard.
>>64575243>Can anyone recommend a mini that has an arm cannon?>I'm trying to do a megaman / samus paint job for a friendYou mean ... besides the actual miniature Samus that Nintendo released as an Amiibo?
>>64575402I was looking for something around 28mm size.I probably should have said earlier
>>64575159I got the wetpalette from redgrassgames, they claim that their sponge is mold-resistant and mine didnt grow any yet!
>>64575592How do you like that palette? I have one on the way but I’d to know your thoughts
Tried doing him mostly with washes and red glaze.
>>64575611I like it, it works well. I mean, my tupperdish with the paper towel and parchment paper worked equally well, but I like the comfortability of it. Nice size, the well-palette-thingy is useful for washes and like I stated before, the mold-resistance holds true.I probably wont buy any more of the papers and will go back to parchment paper once I run dry on the original ones.
Can anyone suggest a shop that sells themed bases? I'm looking for bases that look like flag-stones for dungeon monsters.
>>64575995>Can anyone suggest a shop that sells themed bases? I'm looking for bases that look like flag-stones for dungeon monsters.https://tabletop-art.de/Miniatures-Baseshttps://shop.microartstudio.com/en/179-baseshttp://www.secretweaponminiatures.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=79_30Have a look around these, plenty of options.
>>64567861Yes for me even tho tvey look bit big. Madrobotminiatures got feudal helmets for guardsmen. Pic related of one of tve kettle helmets for my feudal guard.
>>64575563>I was looking for something around 28mm size.Well, this was the first model that came to mind, but finding the Samus Amiibo might be easier.
Did the kingdom death / titty / infinity guy ever do a skin tutorial?
Today's haul from the local hobby shop.
Hey anons, what would you use to make really muddy no mans land bases?
>>64576532Kriegfags pls go
>>64576532usual dirt/mud base + lots of gloss coat i think
>>64575243anon just chop off the hand off a marine or something and glue a gun instead
What's your favorite thing to paint? I'm a big fan of bone and skulls.
>>64576532Citadel's Stirland Mud texture paint and Citadel's gloss Nuln Oil. Simple and easy.
>>64576279Best silver colors on the market
>>64576532Dirt Pools can be done with a clear resin
So I got a box full of these guys sitting here, and I'd like to try and replicate the dirty yellow on their coats. Any suggestions on how best to do that? Never really worked with yellows much.
>>64576970https://www.wargamesfoundry.com/products/030-raw-linen?variant=37284226192These might work.
>>64576611>>64576666>>64576750Thanks anons, ill give it a go!
>>64576652How do you paint 'em? I feel like everyone paints 'em differently.
>>64576741Gonna try it in my airbrush. I have some SoB tanks to paint finally. Any tips with metallic or more the same?
>>64577033That's an interesting idea, thank you. I'll have to see if I can find some locally.
Okay, this is my attempt to paint Metalica Kastelan robots. I've followed the instuctions of the GW painting book, but I still think it has ended up too bright. Also, I can't still paint straight lines, much less add the edges without dirtying other parts of the model. I'm concerned that every time I seem to get a painting technique right, I manage to fuck up something else. Any opinions on this?
>>64577058Secret Weapon Blue Wash or Sapphire Wash.I've not tried it though
>>64577628Just keep at it. White is notoriously difficult to paint well, and was probably a bad colour to choose. It can also be easier to paint a model if you do it in several pieces and THEN assemble it. But just keep at it. Few people started off really good.
>>64577742>It can also be easier to paint a model if you do it in several pieces and THEN assemble it.I've heard different opinions about that on /tg/. What exactly are the pros and cons of each?
I really hate shading. Could I spray my shade on with my airbrush and then just slowly block it back in with a layer paint to get it done more cleanly?
>>64577782Sub assemblies are always preferable if it doesn't leave a seam when assembling, if it means you can handle the model more easily. There isn't really a discussion.
>>64577869What do you mean? Likely would just result in a glaze which doesn't sound like what you're after.
>>64558006looks like the fencing is from the chaos rhino/vehicle upgrade kit.
>>64560806they're different. at least mine are. Ahriman Blue seems closer to Temple Guard Blue if anything.
I need some robed dudes to convert some inquisition acolytes but GW doesn't seem to sell any that quite fit what I'm looking for.and yes I've looked at empire flagellants but they're a bit too shabby-looking imo
>>64577628you accidentally mixed some red with the white, more notably at the left robot's left leg, ad the knee and upper leg.
>>64577910Sorry. I always fuck up doing recess shades, so I tried doing a whole model wash, but that always makes the model have some brush strokes in the shade that I can hide with the layer paint, and I was curious if doing the whole model wash but with the airbrush would work better.
>>64578027I know, that's my fault. I thought it was dry enough to cover it with white, and it ended up mixing, and the following coats did not cover the red completely.
>>64577782In sub assemblies it makes each part much easier to paint. The only downsides are seams from assembling the pieces after painting (not usually an issue if it's an arm or backpack) and that you'll need to attach them to something to make handling easier whilst you paint.
>>64577921It's not from the Sigmarite graveyard scenery set?>>64578015The old bretonian men at arms might work, if you can get them. There are also the Frostgrave cultists if you don't mind using non-gw stuff? Oh, and also the new Necromunda Delaque gangers (sp).
>>64578240I was actually asking in case there's some good non-GW examples since I'm not too familiar with those I guess frosgrave dudes work but I'll see what else I can find
>>64577782Depends on the model, imo. Some still you can get away with a full assembly. As others stated above. Sub assemblies are best if the parts don't leave seams when put together.Arms, heads, riders, maybe a base piece that's in the way. Example here, and my /wip/ post for the day: got a hunch of gsc characters, two squads of jackals, Some acolytes. I like to paint the heads seperated and for the jackals leaving an arm off makes. It easier to get at their chest and the like
Finally finished this dude. That's it.
>>64577628Pardon my questioning the wisdom of The Omnissiah, Techpriest, but ... what again was the strategy importance of the planet of Madras Lentils?
>>64578589>crozius and purity seals on a chaos dude
>>64578059There's a trick to working with White - and that is that you don't really use white except for in the end.Using GW paints, I recommend starting with Ulthuan grey as the overall coat, taking a small brush with Nuln oil wash and shading in the recesses. Once dry, do an Edge-highlight of Skull White to make it appear as a whiter color.
Finally finished painting my custom Enlightened. Army has 11 models left before I tackle my last maulerfiend and that's the whole army done.
>>64578593It is suspected to hold an STC that could be used to improve the quality and efficiency of agriworlds.
>>64572066Using spare test pieces to figure out different wood effects, bark tones, and lichen effects. Once I get a better idea of how everything looks, going to start working on some swamp-themed tree beasts.Also trying to improve on my basing technique. I never used to basez and I'm pretty bad at it, so far. Want to practice until I can make some good swamp bases for the tree critters.
>>64578702I could swear I saw you start painting those at least 8 months ago
>>64578589Glorious work, may he spread the truth to the unbelievers! >>64578621Word Bearers were the OG purity seal fags, they invented the chaplain office too.
>>64578015Wizard kit might work.
>>64578746Possibly, but not the Enlightened themselves. I started painting the army around last summer yes, but I'm using Acolytes as all 3 Tzaangor types so you probably saw the first unbased batch I was trying to get the scheme just right.I took breaks and there was a fair amount of bulk, detailed models and it took me a while to get the basing formula right. I'm near the end of the whole thing though, can't wait.
>>64578783>Roast me.Don't switch the blade on the guy in shades oh noDon't masquerade with the guy in shades oh no
>>64578783it looks fineif you want to be roasted I dont think your painting is spectacular enough to warrant the photo booth setup youve constructed
>>64579000It's a cheap booth that I bought on Amazon, used my phone to take the picture.
>>64575072Spray prime white, wash cassadora yellow. Done.
>>64575159>prepare the wet palette>paint>throw out the water, wring out the sponge, dry on the kitched rackYou don't just leave it as is after painting, do you anon?
>>64570231>>64570391>>64570737Thanks!>>64572859The tiles are just cut up pieces of GW boxes (with the glossy printed side up). Prime white, then put a layer of white paint with vallejo retarder medium in it (about 2:1), fairly thickly, then paint lines of gray and feather it into the wet paint with a super soft brush. Repeat with thinner lines of black, then paint the crevices and cracks Nuln Oil. Then just a gloss varnish spray. Hope that helps!
>>64579118I believe that you could use a weathering powder on the exhausts. Looking great otherwise.
>>64579132Like for a soot effect? That might look good, what would you recommend for it? I haven't used powders before.
Coelia Greenshade or Nuln Oil over Kabalite Green?
>>64575159Keep it air tight. Change it out fairly frequently. Not much else you can do.
>>64577628Spray prime with corax white, my dude. Saves you a shitton of time. Use ulthuan grey to fix mistakes.
>>64578783Looks a little flat and boring. Could use some extra highlights, or maybe some more color transitions. The gold especially.I do like it though
>>64575072you wont come out sane afterwards
>>64578668>>64578702Nice paintjob, stark shadows give it a comicbooky feel. The shading on those tunics could be a bit subtler though.
>>64579167Try looking at AMMO by Mig Jimenez, they have weathering powders. >>64579230Could you specify more concerning the transitions? And I agree regarding the highlights, might go back on the linothorax.
>>64579206I did. Primed it with corax white, then a coat of rakarth flesh, then the agrax earthshade, then pallid whych flesh. just like the manual said.
>>64577234It might be shit but the recipe I use is Zandri dust > ushabti bone > seraphim sepia > screaming skull
>>64579264Thank you very much. The army's painted to the best skill I can muster and as such it takes me a long time to make them, but I'm quite happy with the cel-shaded look. Comes from religiously going over the recesses and edges with washes. I will clean up the transitions yes, I've done .. 34 acolytes so far so I have mucked a few up on that part.
>>64579374Sometimes the manuals may meme you into using more paints than you actually need. Sprayed white looks much better and smoother than brushed on white, especially if you're a beginner. You still need to recess shade it tho.
>>64579248Does he have 200 hands?
>>64579531He has now.
ok, so i've been fucking around painting slowly.tl;dr I genuinely want to get good, I'm looking for input and advice. This is the latest thing I've painted.I tried making the lines on the orb attached to his hip glow, but it did not turn out very nice, I first did a consistent line, then watered down and went around it with the watered down paint, what should I have done?
>>64579591Also, I'm finding it somewhat hard to get consistent gold/silver metal and it takes so many layers.Would it be a better idea if i did a base coat of gray/yellow before applying silver/gold?
>>64579591Ehhh, that blue on the crossbow makes it look like a plastic toy, maybe paint it like wood instead? The feathers on the birb could look more interesting with a drybrush of light grey. The white on the undercloak is kinda dodgy, especially around the edges.Overall looks nice and clean though. You seem to have the basics done, maybe try something fancier on your next dude, like wet blending or layering?
>>64579627>>64579591Dry brush for glow, or go with an airbrush. OSL takes a lot of work to get right and you need to actually understand light and colour to make it not look stupid.As for gold and silver, it's because you're using shitty paints, and probably thinning metallics with water. Thin with iridescent medium, or a drop (and I mean a drop) of flow aid. If you want to use the shitty paints, or can't find better ones, base coat with grey or black for silvers, and brown for golds. Now on to good metallics to use. GW's retributor gold or whatever it's called is the best gold I've used, and all their others are shit. For silver any either vallejo model air silver, aluminium or chrome. All three look identical to me so pick whatever. I hear scale 75 makes very good metals but I haven't ordered any to try as it's winter.
>>64579627You may be thinning them too much. Metallics don't really need much water.
>>64579794>Metallics don't really need any water.Fixed that for you.
Anyone have ideas on turning a doomwheel intosomething large enough for a Knight to be mounted on?
>>64579531I would love someone to superimpose this image over a tentacled monster
>>64579248this guys voice is so relaxingthe video aint bad either
>>64579755yeah, It's not clean yet, still ahve a bit to work on it(plus base). I agree with the plastic gun comment, it's one of those things that sounded better in my head, I will try layering on the next guys I work on, I'll be checking some tutorials>>64579772>>64579794Oh god, I found the problem then, I've been thinning them. ruined a mini with thick paint, and It's scared me ever since.I'll search for those the next time I visit a game store, atm I'm using valejo Silver and citadel auric gold(honestly, just went after what sounded better since I'm a noob)As for air brushing, I just find it relaxing working on projects a bit at a time, main reason I got into it. Maybe I'll get into it later down the line when I master all the basics.Thanks a lot for the responses!
>>64579300Rather than having your colours be dark blue shadow, blue midtone, light blue highlight, try changing the hue slightly. Like a more violet shadow for a blue midtone, or a more cyan highlight. Adds more depth and visual interest.
>>64579985Are you speaking of blends? The helmet is very flat now, I could redo it. Would drakenhof nightshade work for blues? Currently use watered-down nuln oil.
>>64580070Hes saying you should shift from purple to cyan through blue. I don't know if it will work, and nuln oil works fine for dark blues.
>>64580070You don't need to redo it or anything, just something to keep in mind for future stuff. It mainly works on the principle of contrasting colours and what not. You might have heard of people using incubi darkness as a deep recess shade for red to get contrast. Black shades can desaturate your mini, while using different colours can be more interesting.Purple would work for blues, yes. If it ever ends up too stark, you can always go back over with a glaze to sort of color correct things too.Just experiment with stuff really. Model you posted is perfectly fine, so I was just trying think of some more interesting things you could try.
>>64580207>Base White Scar (or any pure white paint really)>Wash with 1:1:1 Temple Guard Blue/White Scar/Lahmian Medium>Wash with 2:1 Temple Guard Blue/Lahmian Medium, more towards the bottom of the coils, leaving the top lighter>Wash bottom section with Guilliman Blue, again feathering out towards the top>Go over very bottom recess and edges with Guilliman Blue again
>>64557612recipe?Also is this what I use to paint over zenithal priming?
>>64580248Fuck, sounds like work. Thanks tho, I'll try it out.
So this is my first sanguinary guard. I'm not very satisfied with it and hope I could get some tips on how to improve the model. It's mostly done aside from a few touch ups I have to make.The things that I hate the most about it are how I fucked up the blood vials all over the model and they ended up looking awful.I can't seem to get the fucking eyes right because I keep fucking no matter how steady I try and keep my handThe wings look dirty And lastly I just can't get the powerswird right. I really want to have a good smooth looking power weapons but I just can't affford and air brush. How do I do it without an airbrush?
>>64580598Honestly don't worry about any of that. All those things involve blending two of which on a very small scale and the thing about blending is, your first model looks like shit, and your tenth model looks 10 times better. It just takes lots of practice, and you're clearly going towards being a solid painter. You'll just get there with practice. Watch some more tutorials, specifically on blending and keep practicing.
How do I get good at painting metal?Pic is not mine.My swords, my armour, everything seems kind of boring compared to everything else.Do I mix some greys into the metal to highlight up and down?I just don’t get it.:(
>>64580837How do you normally paint metal?
>>64580952Black or grey base colour,Leadbelcher Nuln oilLeadbelcher Runefall steel?Silver on edge.
>>64581076Post pictures of your minis. Post pictures of what you want your minis to look like.
>>64581076That sounds pretty normal. Whats wrong with it?Post pics of your models
Are there any very posable 40k models that fight bare-handed apart from obvious things like various tyranids?
How do you paint your power swords, anon?
>>64581695I dont, I play nids
>>64556353Where does the 'Ardcoat go on that Snow base?
Which Vallejo texture paint would you most recommend for basing?>>64556353To answer OP's curiosity. Practice has made me better at a good amount of things - this year in general I have been churning out hundreds more models than I usually do - chiefly, my main improvements have been in painting faces and flames. Looking at a model I painted a year and two days ago exactly I see where I've improved in shading and doing ginger hair since then.
>>64581205Normal isn't enough. If you aren't painting on a level that wins Golden Daemons, you shouldn't be trying.
Has anyone built their own objective markers?I'm looking for inspiration for markers that are stable, eye catching and won't be lost in the throws of combat.
>>64578668can you explain how you made and painted those desert bases? They're great