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Hows Dunc doing?
Hey NL Anon, your gift arrived in one piece. Thank you a lot, especially for serving as anti grinch volunteer.Great idea with underworlds, I looked at this game before but didn't pull the trigger. Now I can guve it a try, even if it sucks miniatures are top notch, I'm already planning to do some undeads to accompany vampires in Sobah, opr or whatever. No idea for the crabs yet but it will come. Prints will most likely end in terrain pieces as cool statues. Sorry for opening early but I coulnd't wait till december.Happy '22.
>>82984328I tend to work in batches of 10. It takes me about two weeks to finish a batch which is probably 2 hours per guy.
>>82985649Glad to hear you're happy with the gifts. I never played underworlds myself, I mainly use the Khornate warband that I have as minis for D&D.Happy '22 to you too.
I'm in the market for a new lamp. Are $200 Benq lamps worth the cost or is it just influencers pushing unnecessary shit? Could I get by with a $50 LED lamp from Amazon?
Got back to working on some stuff, made another little death bot.
>>82985724Just get good bulbs and stick them to cheap ikea desk lamps. You can get 10 of them for the price of that benq lamp.
>>82985743Thats cute as fuck, I rate that build Anon , good job
>>82985724Nigger, literally just buy 2 ikea tertial and you're pretty much done.
I have an expensive Windsor 7 brush and I'm scared of using it.
>>82985770Good idea but how the fuck did you know I was black?
I was browsing threads and happened on this thread: >>82981630Are mounted magnifying lenses with LED lights or not a meme product? The same applies for head mounted magnifying lenses.Do these products actually help with painting miniatures or are they just something professional painters buy when the hobby becomes their job?
>>82986156Depends on the person. Some love them, others say it kills depth perception.
>>82986156Depends on>how good your sight is>how good the lighting in your workspace isIf you can make out little details clearly without any aid, and your set-up gives you good even lighting all over, then you don't really need one. If you've got poor near-vision acuity, or uneven lighting which causes you to struggle to properly illuminate small details, then it's not a bad investment
>>82976953No idea what you are talking about, the lines are almost impossible to notice after a few coats of paint. Yeah, you can notice it if you zoom in real close, but it's pretty easy, convenient and cost efficient to work with. For the cost of 5 regular busts or 75mm models you already hit even and within a year it radically cuts down the price of the hobby,u while giving you the benefit of a massive easy to get range. Pic related was print on a 400$ of total investment, for a printer, curing machine, safety equipment for two persons and 3 litres of resin. I also don't expect it to completely push out traditional casting. But, it's going to radically change how things work. Why use boring and soulless GW marines, when you can find 15 different alternatives to your liking on Cults3D? And get them for a fraction of the price. Yeah, it does require some knowledge, but not that much if you are mildly competent. >>82985821What's the point of buying a product if you aren't going to use it? You have 20$, not 200$.
>>82986279>No idea what you are talking about, the lines are almost impossible to notice after a few coats of paintA bit thicker paint isn't that noticeable on a 75mm figure either because they're 27 times the size of an infantry model.
What color should I do the hair and horns /wip/?
>>82986443green and orange
Starting a Genestealer Cults army with the background lore that they're a bunch of labourers on an ocean world that work on and in big city sized oilrig-esque platforms.What do you guys think would be a good colour scheme for that, and if anyone knows of any, could you point me in the direction of any cool bits that might help get the "works underwater a bunch" vibe across?
>>82986710Rust red, with some barnacles and seaweed stuff. Maybe make some old school diving helmets for underwater welders.
>>82986409Uh, I don't think they are 27 times larger. But in any case, it's hardly noticable on 32 mm models.
>>82986710either go for old school diving gear colours, so lots of bronze and orange/tan, or teals and blues.
>>82986710Something very garish and easy to spot. Take a look at how lifeboats and rafts are painted. Everything at sea has to be easy to spot if it gets washed away.
>>82986710>Maybe look at the Age of Sigmar Sea-Elves range for some fitting bits? (I have no clue if they might work, but they are underwater themed at least)
Some commission work.. Knight model’s hair is terribly sculpted across the board
>>82987035Is superman blind now ? Why does he have blind mans glasses , is Krypto now a guide dog?
>>82987165You retard, that's a bra, not glasses.
>>82985760Also putting together some bits that were of no use elsewhere into this little "deff dread"
>>82987165Its the Eradicator you pleb
Any of you guys branch out from 40K type stuff into historical things like pic rel? How different is it? Harder? Anything I should be aware of?
>>82987250....So blind superman ? Got it thanks Anon
>>82987165It's the Eradicator, an AI clone based on Superman. the glasses are for toning down his supervision to manageable levels.
>>82987250Green Lantern is black and Super Man is charcoal black?Man, I must've been sleeping.
>>82987267There are a lot more small bits, I'd start with a 1/48 kit as its less complex and obviously don't buy anything that actually drives like that one unless you know what you're doing.
>>82987267You're like a little baby, I came from historicals into 40k. That's the only true way.
How long does rattlecan spray take to dry?
>>82987436Depends on what is in the rattlecan, how much of it you sprayed, and air conditions.
Got a few details left to do on the guns but the main body of the turret im happy with, Hopefully looking to get started on the actual tank this weekend
>>82987625Helps if i attach the bloody picture
>>82987250You absolute cretin. That's not the Eradicator. This is the Eradicator.
>>82986156YMMV but personally I hated one when I tried it, putting something physically between my face and my hands made me feel...disconnected, like I was trying to operate my hands by remote control with some latency. It was just wonky.Magnification is still useful though, I use jeweller's loupes. If you have specs you can get cheapass clipon ones from ebay(they sell sets, but I've only ever used the 2x and 5x ones from the one I bought), or you can buy ones with a frame. I've found it most useful to just use a single loupe on my non-dominant eye, that way I can easily switch between magnification or not by just closing my dominant eye which is handy for stuff like freehand or sculpting small details to quickly check everything's where it's supposed to be and in proportion relative to everything else.
>want to paint>models don't have primer>too fucking cold outside to put primer on them
>>82987845Get airbrush primer. I recently tried for the first time under less than ideal conditions and it didn’t go terribly >>82987845
>>82985743>>82985760Hey kan-man, I'm finally getting time to work on making a couple kans with the bits you sent me. One question though, do you have any pointers on how you assemble the limbs? Is it just sprue bits with plasticard around it or was there something else you liked using?
>>82987951I like to use slightly wider bits of wooden round sticks, then put some greenstuff to glue on the plasticard nice and neat without much effort. You can also use bits of plastic that is somewhat square on it, same effect probably easier to do.Also pin all the bits, makes it a lot sturdier.
>>82987985Alright, awesome, thanks for the tips!
>>82987845>2022>not having a fucking airbrush
>>82988065>2022>not skipping priming step to go straight for paintingngmi
>>82987890>>82988065I do have an airbrush but it's almost 30 degrees. Won't the primer dry in the air and look like pic related with those temps?
>>82988055No problems. I still curse my phone cam, would just film the fucking ordeal and post it somewhere so it's easier to explain.
Added some more graduation to the mud and cleaned up some of the turf. To the last anon who said my stones look like obsidian, that's because the specific region of Belgium up to the Scheldt in the Netherlands has lots of "blue limestone" naturally occurring everywhere, so my stones went a bit blue!
>>82988079>2000 + 44/2>not skipping painting step to go straight for playing
>>82988127thin more and spray closer to the model so it doesnt dry while traveling through the air
>>82988221Important, if you spray from closer and thin more, you need to lower the pressure or you'll get spiderwebbing
Started on my gimp horse. Couldn't find a horse and rider in heroic scale but I think this works fairly well. Still gotta add a robo head etc and I think it will start looking better after I do
>>82988281I don't know what you did and I am not sure I want to.
>>82988281>actual gimp horseIf you're doing an entire Admech army like this i'm rooting for you.
>>82987035>that pube baked into the paintkek
>>82988206>4000/2 + [11 x 2]>playing games
Finished this reaper air elemental that was clearly a dijin.
>>82987165>not old enough for the death and return of superman storylineZoom zoom zoom.
>>82987000Deepkin have tones of fish and other sea criters, but idk if that gives off oil rig vibes
>>82988281The descriptions of weird golems at the end of Making Money always felt like they'd lend themselves well to a particularly flashy Greco-Mechanicum army.All sorts of function forms, but still sculpted beautifully in Vitruvian Man ways.Hopefully that's the plan, and it's not just you have a thing for headless women.
3D printed and painted myself, thoughts?
Let me guess, you NEED more?
>>82989190Decent if its ur first mini.
>>82989293I need you to clean those mold lines yeah
>>82989385first 3D printed and second painted
>>82989418I'm actually curious if they'll be visible when I'm done. I'm using this guy to test out dirty down rust.
>>82989470If you can catch your fingernail on it you can see it
You guys go with the “if it’s difficult to get a brush into, it’s probably difficult to see” mentality when painting? Specifically for troops.
>>82989430Well there's no depth, shading, or contrast of any kind but the lines are reasonably clean and the paint isn't too chalky so solid effort. If the print lines aren't too bad I'd suggest a wash or look into stippling if they are.
>>82988379>>82988426>>82988633Haven't made my whole army like this but I'm gonna start doing more shit with servitors because they look creepy and fucked up which is what I'm going for. Given him a head now
>>82989651Doing more than prime > base > drybrush > wash > quick highlight is probably tryhard for troops if that's what you're asking. Hell I only do as much as I do because I'm a paint hobbyist and not a wargamer.
>>82989651I do. Heard it from a golden demon winner back in the day and I never went back.
>>82989659>would target first/10>>82989718You're right, my test tyranids have a lot of precise details and ink work that was fun to do but i'd hate doing even a squad that way. Speaking of, any good non GW alternative for wraithbone? I'd like to prime and base the tyranid skin in one.
>start painting minis>get a can primer>spray it on my balcony for like 30 seconds>Look voc up and the can is 100% full of itInstant headache, I had no mask onHow much dumber did I just become?
>>82990038as long as you aren't doing this on daily basis, nothing happens.
>>82990038get an M3 mask anon
>>82990142I know, I'm wondering how badly I fucked up
>>82990155Not that bad. I dont wear a mask if I spray outside but I’m also not out there very long. Spray downwind and don’t walk into the cloud. But if you’re getting a headache that’s obviously too much.
>>82990155it's not that bad don't worry
>>82990168i have him right close to the entrance in my house, pointing at the living room
>>82990155You probably don’t have long, sorry anon.
Painting in more details sure makes models look better
>>82990264that looks amazing anon
>>82990155It won't cause long term damage unless you do it all the time but you should get a mask if you're sensitive to it.
First model. Don't know if I should cry or laugh. Took me 10 layers of white now it looks like a blob, the flesh has brush marks and horrible texture, just horrible in general. This wet palette thing makes everything so watery.
>>82990142Are you rated to repair the M3 Tactical Mask, Mr. Rico?
Just waiting for some glue to dry then I can attach the butt plate shim. Then it's onto the putty for cleanup. I still cant decide if I should drop the size of the tubing from 40mil to 35mil. I did make the side thigh struts have a 25mil step down which I really like how it turned out.
>>82990531Anon im not going to lie to you that looks like you did it bad on purpose. You need to start over, go get some degreaser from your local hardware store (simple green, LA totally awesome purple power if you can find it) and get an old toothbrush. Soak the mini overnight, and scrub it down. Take a picture of your wet palette please. It should not make your paint watery. Also as a beginners advice, "thinning your paints" is a meme and you should not add thinner or water to your paint pots (ive done that lol). What it actually means is dont get paint glob on your brush.
>>82990616Since covid I've found out that alcohol based hand sanitizer works wonders too
>>82990531Wait 10 layers of watery paint did this? Are you sure? It looks like a wash in certain places like her left thigh but everywhere else it seems like the paint was just blobbed on because the brush strokes are visible. It honestly looks like you didn't water the paint down enough.
>>82990531>>82990616Don't strip your first mini. Finish this clusterfuck and put it on a pedestal.>"thinning your paints" is a meme and you should not add thinner or water to your paint pots (ive done that lol). What it actually means is dont get paint glob on your brush.No, it literally means thin your paint. Not to the pot, but mixing it to the paint on the palette. But yeah, you don't want too much paint on the brush either.
>>82990616Yeah I got careless near the end.
>>82990636Really? How do you apply it? Soak?
>>82990658No It doesnt. You dont need to add extra water to your paint, even on a palette. A wet brush will have all the water you need.
>>82990695I put it on my hard toothbrush. It's pretty creepy how it will rape your teeth too
>>82990681It looks right, the only thing I could say to do is to flatten it out better and use less water in the paper towels. Thats baking paper right?
>>82990707the consistency (or body) of a paint depends obviously on the manufacturer and can vary even from paint to paint in any given range. Not to mention it depends on what you are trying to achieve how you mix up your paint. You may want more or less flow or opacity and there are all sorts of different applications where one or the other is more useful.I don't want to sound too rude, but if you don't know that much you might want to avoid stating your opinions as fact until you got a bit more experience.
>>82990731Yeah. 4 sheets of paper towels on the bottom and a sheet of Publix parchment paper on top.
>>82990681>>82990681If your paint beads up like this the second you paint a line on your palette, then your paint has too much water in it.Also as a new painter one of the first things you should know is that white paint sucks ass. Avoid using it at all cost. The pigment used to make white paint is physically large and clumps together making it miserable to use. You will hear a lot of people say "yeah you dont paint white as white lol" and this is why. Additionally, with any color which has poor coverage its best to use a transition paint. Rakarth flesh is one of my go to paints for this.
>>82990531this is hilarious, agree with the other anon just keep going and preserve it as a relic
>>82990531It is art, a future relic. Do not strip this ever, keep it. Use it as a milestone to see how far you've improved in a year or two.
>>82990817So this is too watery? Also, why do my paints have tiny bubbles in them?
>>82990752Yes and none of this matters. When you apply paint to your wet palette you pull paint off from the blob and work from there. The thicker the paint in the reserve blob the better. I am telling him what I am because when I was a beginner I would start my paint sessions by mixing water into my paints because of how many people said "thin your paints". My pot of ulthuan grey is like milk consistency still.
What's the point of preserving it? Do you have alzheimers and can't remember it without the physical object? It's a waste of a mini. Strip the thing and paint it again. And if it still sucks do it again.
>>82990865https://youtu.be/LqvIzbBtWA4 helped me a lot
>>82990576You have a tutorial for how you made this?
>>82990865It looks pretty watery to me is that fresh out of the bottle? One thing to know about a wet palette is that while it does help keep your paints usable for a session, given enough time water will osmose into the paint and turn it all runny.
>>82990865Anon, "too watery" isn't exactly a thing, it just depends on what you are doing with the paint. You don't paint with the water though, so always make sure you wick it off your brush by touching it to a paper towel first. Then you touch your brush to the mini. Thats the consistency you want, whats actually going on the mini. If you feel like the coverage is shit then add less water next time and repeat the process, but it should still be the same consistency going on the model.
>>82990908Not yet sorry, I can tell you the material list. 30x188mil strip for lengthening lower legs and bottom of feet20x188mil strip for wrapping front of shin, and belt, and (to be) butt plate40mil round for tubing25mil round for narrow thigh tubing100mil and 62mil round for knee hinges7/32 inch tube for the thighs, which I bent to be ovular, and a segment cut length-size to form a halfpipe which I laminated to the back of the calves, after removing all the original tubingThe only part of the original terminator legs I don't use are the thighs. Ive seen some clever use of BB's for joints, but I don't have any yet.
>>82990903Thank you I'll watch it now.>>82990922Straight out from the bottle, onto the wet palette. I didn't wait long either, maybe 3 minutes and it ended up like that. >>82990949I would bring my brush onto the model and the paint would disappear from it. Maybe the brush was still moist from cleaning. Lots of things to be wary of it seems. Here's another model I did
What if instead of thinning my paints I thicken them?
>>82991116Ok I just noticed this, that paint is the scale75 brand paint. From my limited understanding this paint sucks ass at everything except glazing, which it is specifically made for. It might also be pre-thinned for airbrushing, which is thinner than you want for regular painting (I think), dont actually have an airbrush. If someone else who has these paints could chime in?
>>82991213This man is too dangerous to be kept alive
This video makes me think that they are pretty thin, the author mentions it a lot. https://youtu.be/0RpE791drb8?t=93
>>82991213Never be a sheep, never follow the advice of others, always lead.
>find some old ass brushes from my grandma's shop that closed ages ago>stumble upon some kolinsky brushesThe smaller one is a size 4 though, too large to use on miniatures I guess?
>>82991213Hmm, I wonder how well thick acrylic medium works as a gap filler
>>82990531Do not strip the model, outright burn it.This thing is cursed.
>>82991428Might be a little unwieldy? Probably you will be fine. Id say go ahead and start using it. My go-to brush is a size 2. I do have a 3 and 4 but havn't tried to use them yet. So far my experience has been use as large a brush as you can fit for the job. They are all equally pointy when new, and the larger brush holds more water and keeps the paint further away from the ferrule.
Meant to include this, showing my older worn size 2 which I still use for everything other than eyes.
>>82988815Calling it. Got drunk and dropped my fucking airbrush
>paint my minis at nightLook great>look at the next day when the paints are dryFucking blotchy messDoes this happen to anyone else?
>>82991510Quite poorly it turns out
>>82987401That's actually pretty cringe. Instead of growing out of 40k you regressed into it.
>>82991213you can do that by adding more pigment to your color. Might want to do that for effects like warpaints on tribal miniatures.>>82991510look up liquid green stuff. It shrinks, i.e. not particularly useful for big stuff.
>>82991697sounds like you need better light at your hobby station. Worth the investment in any case.
>>82991697When paints are wet they are more glossy. Being glossy improves opacity. You have to wait for them to dry to know what's up. If you paint with acrylics this should take 5 minutes, not the next morning though.
Colour shift on my totally legit alpharius.
I'm not really interested in playing AoS but I'm thinking of using the stormcast to practice NMM and the ork for fleshtones, is this worth the $15 or are there other models I can practice on?
>>82992485You can get a free stormcast from a gw store, just go and ask to "try to learn painting".
Alright, got this dude almost ready for the freehands and the weathering. Going to get to that tomorrow morning with a fresh eye. Taking all the help into account from last minis, but I cant seem to get the sponge technique down too well yet. We'll see.Anyone got any ideas for weathering the banner? Not sure what to do there
>>82992338lazy as fuck. you could have gone the last step. but you didn't. Next time turn the picture 180d so it is fully on its head and take one more step back, so it is not visible at all instead of giving is this half ass attempt of 90d and still kind of visible mini
Never painted before. I heard to start with spray base coat. But I heard also that the spray isn't the same color at the pots?Any advice?
>>82993054Anon Im drunk but yanno whatthey look fucking sick , what you thinking of doing the faces like
>>82992485>are there other models I can practice on?Short of some limited run resin garage kits GW minis are the most expensive ones around.If you want cheap miniatures historicals are a great place to look. The market is more competitive and you'll get a lot more minis for your money. The money that'll get you 10 GW minis will get you 30-50 historicals.If you want fantasy minis you can also look into the Northstar Frostgrave and Oathmark ranges.If you just want a couple of odds and ends to practice various techniques on different surfaces look into Reaper Bones Black. You can get a pladin and some kind of monster from them for a couple of bucks as well, if it's just about practicing the painting.
>>82992708Why would you want to weather the banner Anon , armour i could understand but Banner i'd think was too much
>>82992728I like it. Camo looks a bit better with the darker brown.
>>82993174Torn between making it a little more glossy and adding the standard wraithnights rune
>>82992728>C&C?They definitely look like Tiberian Dawn. Not enough futuristic stuff for TibSun or C&C3. Planning to run them as globbies, I assume?
>>82993232What rune is that ? and would it be freedhand or transfer
>guide has me drybrush delicious brownQuick question, how hard is straight outta pot drybrushing on a brush? Can I drybrush with different colors later? I could just strip it afterwards but do I need to?
How easy are AoS ghouls to layer? I finished the all over wash for them but having a bit of trouble discerning the recesses to avoid (them being hunched over doesn't help). Talked to someone at a local game store and they said to just drybrush them, would that be a better alternative?
>>82991235I have black and white from them, its pretty thick but good, better than vallejo black and white.
>>82990264Really good. Cant imagine doing a whole squad like it though. Let alone an army
>>82993297Stencil I think.
>>82993385>how hard is straight outta pot drybrushing on a brushif you have arms it should not be an issue>Can I drybrush with different colors later?yes>I could just strip it afterwards but do I need to?no
>>82992510>>82993183>just go and ask to "try to learn painting"I'm not sure they'll do painting lessons, it's a small store and they still aren't open for games.I am aware of reaper minis but I'm looking to practice those specific things since I don't get many chances painting Eldar. The AoS minis look bigger than reaper's and have wider, less divided areas for me to paint. Plus I'm going to be near my GWS later so I might as well drop by and support it.
>>82986710Hook their gasmasks up to tanks (could use flamer tanks like the backpack cadian one, or smaller tanks from other flamers) since the filter based ones they have would work badly under water.
>>82993385Drybrushing will definitely ruin your brush for anything other than drybrushing, use a dedicated drybrush or something junky, makeup brushes do pretty good as drybrushes but are hard to clean.
>>82993562>I am aware of reaper minis but I'm looking to practice those specific things since I don't get many chances painting Eldar.as I said you can easily get some platemail wearing paladin and any monster of your choice from them.>The AoS minis look bigger than reaper's and have wider, less divided areas for me to paintreaper have hundreds and hundreds of minis. Hey, if you are set on getting some AoS minis that's another thing. But it sounded like you were asking for cheaper alternatives in your original post. That just was one.
>>82988484I feel like you could probably hit some small areas with one more bright highlight layer
>>82989190try drybrushing a little dark grey on the folds of the cloak
Saw a thread pointing out the physical hazards of spray priming: >>82987143There were some mentioned brush primers and my AP grey primer can is running low.So has anybody used any of the mentioned brush/airbrush primers for brush priming? And would you recommend for someone looking for a brush on backup?Ammo's One shot primer? Badger Stynylrez primer?Vallejo Surface primer?AK airbrush primer?ArmyPainter Brush on Primer?
>>82993725Just go outside you fucking aspie.
>>82993632>But it sounded like you were asking for cheaper alternatives in your original postIt was more if there were any models like the stormcast with large surface areas to paint nmm on. Paying less is always good but it seems with the added cost of shipping it'll cost a little more to buy from reaper plus I'll have to wait for it to ship.Reaper does have some cool monsters so I could buy one for practicing flesh tones instead. Personally I'm more interested in their cav mechas but they're 10mm so not the best for practice.In the end I think I'll go with the AoS models to practice and buy some cav or minis like this to paint for fun. Thanks for the suggestions.
Reposting here. Nearly finished, only a couple bits on the melta and the leather grip on his hammer left to do. By the way, I never got the tracker for the second package, so I won't be able to pick it up unless our kindly organizer emails it to me.
>>82993946been doing great work
>>82993725>AK brush primerI've used the grey one and it seemed alright. There were some missed spots that I think were my fault, but generally I felt like I had to add "two coats" even while the primer was semi-dry to get a nice grey covering.>ArmyPainter Brush on PrimerI've never used it but as far as I know it is the only primer that is solely for brush on priming. One drop of the stuff allegedly covered a whole 28mm miniature as seen in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16Qx1LFF8ioThe one thing I do not like about the ArmyPainter brush on primer is just how small the quantities are being sold at. I've tried googling and I couldn't find any other primer solely meant for brush on only. They all seem to be for airbrush but can be brushed on.Anybody know of any by any chance? Sometimes I'm feeling a bit old school and just can't be arsed to use the airbrush for priming. Especially when planning on painting older looking miniatures like the dwarfs from warmonger miniatures.
Recently moved so I don't have a gaming group, don't like 40k and don't want a second army for AoS. I need some ideas for what to buy to paint. Post cool models. Pic unrelated
>>82994058just paint your backlog
Finished my Tyranids. There's no more room in the case.
>>82994065I have a very small pile of shame, and it's stuck in the bottom of a storage unit, since I just moved.
>>82994079well then dig it up and get to work
>>82994079>very small pile of shameLies.But buy an Old Stompa.
>>82994092But I don't wanna>>82994104I've got the steam forged dog adventurers, half paint, the cats, the goblin half of loon curse and some vintage stuff I don't want to paint. 2021 was all about catching up on my backlog.
>>82994078Bugs, Mr. Rico, zillions of 'em!
>>82994078Gross, the white carapace makes the gooey gore pop. Nice work.
New to painting. How do I undercoat? Let’s assume I’m coating Blood Angels. Do I use a base pot and do 2 thin coats or do the spray cans work?
>>82994159>>82994143Thanks. I wanted to go with an Anphelion Project scheme. I think it worked fairly well.
>>82994250>Base potIt doesn't matter, that's just gw's paint by numbers system.You can brush it on or spray it on, whatever you want.
>>82994250>New to paintingI'd reccomend you use vallejo paint, quality is better than citadel but the price is about the same. If you absolutley want to get the same colors here's a handy resource you should book mark. https://www.dakkadakka.com/wiki/en/Paint_Range_Compatibility_Chart>How do I undercoat?Do you mean undercoat or base coat? I think you mean base coat based on context, in which case yeah, that's what you'd want to do, thin layers to build up opacity. You can use a spray can just fine, but again the GW spray cans are more expensive than they should be.
>>82994250>sprayDo you mean prime or undercoat? Because to prime you need either spray or brush on primer -and GW no longer makes brush on primer so you need to venture out of their walled garden and *gasp* purchase products from another company.
>>82994295I’m new to these terms. Basically I glue the gray pieces and I need to give it a first coat of paint.
>>82994250spray paint is fine, the only exceptions can be for leadbelcher (the finish is closer to iron hands steel than pot leadbelcher plus washes may be harder to control because of the finish) and chaos black (if you want the model to be black you'll want to go over the model with abaddon black after spraying because the finishes are different)
>>82994318Yeah, that's the base coat. Under coating is something different that you don't need to worry about as a beginner. It's an advanced technique.
>>82994078There's a lot of neat Tyranid schemes I like but this one i'm really liking. Can we get some close-up shots of a few of them?
Almost finished with bases. Was going for burrird sandstone ruins, but I feel like it doesn't sell right. Might be the abundance of colors in the white. Or just the cork doesn't look right for sandstone.
>>82994316>>82994295>>82994292I guess I want them to look like this. That way it’s faster and easier to paint.
>>82994327I should add that you should prime first, before painting. You can use a brush on or spray primer. Air brush primer is also good, but again as a beginner you don't need to worry about that.>>82994320this anon is correct. You could use whatever red spray can is suppoosed to be the official blood angels red and it would be just fine, just remember that you're paying for the GW brand name when you buy it.
>>82994362yeah either use the red spray paint you want to start with, or prime it another color with a spray can and then paint it red.
>>82994327Thanks I need to base then. >>82994364Doesn’t base coat count as priming?
>>82994338Sure! It's not a particularly complicated scheme. 2 rounds of airbrushing, an ink wash, drybrushing, then detail work.
>>82994381Not always, but in this case yes. Sometimes you will prime a model in a color other than the base coat color for a number of reasons that you don't need to overwhelm yourself with if you're brand new.
>>82994381>Doesn’t base coat count as primingBase coating is the first color you use.Priming is what you paint to get the rest of your paints to stick.
>Painting>Want to rinse brush>Water cup is right in front of me>reach out for out of my way drinking water cupWhy am I such a retard? They're not even the same cup.
>>82994557We all do it once
I think this is it for this guy, what do you guys think?
>>82994586Good work, anon. The eyes came out really well.
Second marine done. Holding a brush feels more confident now but I'm not sure I like csm. I do like how they turn up, expected much worse, to be honest. Just don't enjoy the design at all.
>>82994318Prime = first thing you put onto bare plastic. Spraypaint (any) or brush on primer will say “primer” on the bottle. Fuck GW for their fucking scam video telling people to use black acrylic paint and fuck people who repeat that bullshitBasecoat= First color that you intend the model to be. If you primed black/white/grey and want the model to be red, then your first brushed on red is the basecoat. If you primed red, then your primer layer is also your basecoat. Undercoat= Intentionally painting a different color than your intended color for a certain reason. Most simple is paint an area black before going back and painting raised bits metallic. Undercoating is common for difficult colors like white and yellow.
>>82994341>Or just the cork doesn't look right for sandstone.this. Sandstone should be - or at least we expect it to look - smoother cause it's soft. This more looks like concrete. I do like the bases though. When you do the next batch try using DAS air drying clay or cast some sheets of plaster for sandstone. They'll have a finer texture and you can sand/cut/break/machine them into any shape you need.
>>82994557I do the same. I have a specific cup I use for my paint water and keep whatever i'm drinking quite far.
>>82994586Like the soft transition on the carapace there for the reds. Eyes are nice accent as well.
>>82994645Thanks gonna pick that up right away so I don't forget. Used some milliput "slate" I made for the water bits, and I've been looking for a better alternative.
KG from OR, I just got your anti-grinch present. All I have to say is, wow, you really went above and beyond what I was expecting. The skinks will be a great addition to the rest of my army, the skinks I currently have were from a friend and are missing most of their shields or spears, so hopefully I can fix some of them now. I also love the chameleon that was in that bag too. AND in addition to that you got a chaos warriors box. I'm going to be really busy in the next couple of months painting these.
>>82994686And the second part of the gift. Yes, that is an actual Johnny. It's amazing I never expected a johnny, I'll have some fun with it, paint it up, and add it to the collage. I think some of my favorite models are the cool little metal ones, the mice look like they'll be really fun to paint. I do love the base that was with the dwarf, it looks like it was put into a hydraulic press. Thanks for the candy as well first time getting valentines candy, haha This turned out to be an amazing gift, thank you so much.
>>82994686that little guy in the bottom right is worth a lot of money these days. Not to mention a great mini. I'm jelly.
>>82994701Be sure to post when you paint your Johnny. We expect great things from you.
>>82994702The oldhammer metal minis really are the best. I have quite a few old metal saurus and skink heroes and they have so much soul.
Got most of the putty work done, need it to dry before I can file some rough spots smooth.
>>82994855Wow I totally missed the gap on the left front strut. Glad I took these pictures. fixed now.
>>82993725Reaper makes brush on primer as well. I haven't used the stuff before, but hopefully it will be a nice addition to your list of options.The grey primer on its website has a "light-bluish" tinge to it, but some photos just show it as a very light grey.There is also a white variant, but I've never known a white airbrush primer that actually worked properly when brushed on.
Just realised I have no idea what I want to do with this banner, send help.
>>82994686>>82994701Glad you enjoyed I really tried to balance getting some cool stuff and getting it out sooner.Have a good one anon and hopefully this restored some of your holiday spirit >>82994702I legit have no clue what I got with the lizardmen.One of the things (which I think that model was part of) was just a big lot that looked like good value for the number of figures I could send and that was basically the size of it. Glad anon got something good, I was worried it was all trash.
I was asking about this last night but just want to see your guys opinions once more. I primed some CSM with a black Krylon spray a couple of days ago and it dried just gray. A couple of different options were presented. I had three primed necrons from the start painting kit that I didn't care about. One option was Nuln Oil wash to darken it up. It did, in fact, darken it fairly well, but is still distinctly dark grey. Now I could do it once or twice more, and maybe that would be perfect, but it's definitely more time consuming than just priming over the primer that's already on there. That's the second option. I got Chaos Black spray and tried it on another necron. My fear was that it would lose detail after another primer. Seems like the necron still has detail though, so I'll probably just reprime all my CSM models over the layer of prime that they already have.
>>82995270Based and Craftworld Commorragh pilled.
>>82995270You could always print out a design
>>82994599>>82994607>>82994654Thanks anon, this one turned out very differently from what I had in mind on my early brainstorming sessions but I'm really happy with the result. The eyes are just the GW green technical gem paint over silver, so they are the simplest thing on the whole paintjob I think.
>>82990531are you retarded?
>>82995384It might make more sense to see him in the context of the army.>>82995410I suppose I could appropriate a design from an old codex. The look im going for with the army is "man I bet that used to look really nice" so maybe I could take an existing design and ragged it up a bit. Would hacking a few chunks out if the bottom be too much?
>>82990531And this is why I prime white and refuse to change.
>>82995477Ngl black trim would probably look better
>>82995493What specific white rattlecan spray from what manufacturer do you use for the job, anon?
>>82990531that model doesn't look primed at all
>>82995520Tamiya white surface spray primer for plastic and metal 87044.I think, I just moved and threw out all my empty cans and haven't bothered to grab a new one, but that looks like the right one. One time I didn't shake it very well and ended up with a finish that somehow repelled water, but aside from that its been fantastic.
>>82993725vallejo dark primers brush on really good mate. use the overbrushing technique. its like drybrushing except its wet. self levels well
>>82990681Never paint with pure white. Like ever, unless you need a really really sharp edge. But even then it's better not to use white.Just don't do it.Find a color that looks like white compared to it. Mix in some blues, maybe some yellows. Do whatever. Just don't use pure white. Please.
>>82991685That's gonna look great when you tie the colors together.
>>82991213Impasto is a legitimate technique.Haven't seen it done on minis but I have been thinking about whether it could ever be useful.
/wip/ rusty ork terrain. Any suggestions for additional electrical cable colors? Or anything else really.
>>82995588Texture mostly. Would work good if you want like a chipping effect, or maybe if you wanna get stylistic do it in hair and armor so it looks extra chunky. Maybe to push a disgusting angle or a raw angle like on a bloody hand?
>>82995597That orange is a little overpowering.
>>82995599Crackle paste/cracking medium seems useful, for terrain at an obvious minimum but I can see it being cool on minis.
>>82995651guide please, that looks incredible
>>82995651P cool. I was thinking for rockmen and maybe cracking ice and stuff too.>>82995599Acrylic modelling paste is basically a putty you can add acrylic based pigmentation to, it dries hard enough to drill and sand. I'm sure there's someone out there for who a paint that is basically a sculpting medium is actually the ideal medium. But that man is not me, I have a cupboard full of mediums but I barely actually use acrylic paint except on minis.
>>82995604A friend of mine said the same thing. The more I looked at it the more I disliked it. Just started stripping. Fuck.
>>82995774You could probably tone it down with washes and drybrushes, but eh who knows.
I sprayed some VMA paint through my airbrush and it has dried like crackle paint.
>>82986710Bright colors, at least accents, for sure. But maybe with the undersuits a navy blue or black, whichever you can paint more comfortably. Like wetsuits or something. Honestly I can see a lot of the official GSC cult schemes working as ocean world themes. I think selling it is gonna depend more on your basing, and whether you do any kookie effects to the models, like adding strands of seaweed, barnacles or painting warbly light through water reflections. Also heavy verdigris on some metallics.>>82993032If you're using washes at all it won't matter. It'll only be real noticeable if you have primer in spots right next to spots painted with the normal pot without any other paint anywhere on the area, and even then from tabletop point of view it'll be hard to see.
>>82990616>thin paints near 1:1 as a noob>its way too thin
>>82985448A-any of you guys uhh *cough* got any you know... err Ska-skag brown? *visibly shakes*
>>82990533God dammit anon
>>82995597yo that's totally salvageable, it's just terrain dawg. Just sponge on some thicc blotches of dark, warm brown and maybe some reddish tan, then give it a wash.
>>82995699not my pic, but the guy just put some crackle paint onto his model. Use a wash or some pigments to pick out the cracks afterwards.
>>82995937Not him, but also going for a wet kinda industrial look. Do you think a typical industrial base with plenty of water effect on it would look good?
>>82996045I've seen some good work done with concrete terrain where the parts near the bottom look really wet, like all dark and saturated with water. Metal surfaces are a bit trickier, and if you just have it look glossy it doesn't really come across as wet.
>>82992485you can get stormcast minis cheaper than that on ebay. $15 should be at least an entire sprue from the dominion box.
Christmas was good this year but now my backlog went from 20 more grots to all of this. best start painting then huh /wip/ ha ahaha ahha
>>82994058Buy a box of Frostgrave Cultists.
>>82996247East Orthodox Church?
>>82993200Idk, it's way up there and made of cloth. I feel like it gets damaged faster than the ceramite
>>82996505He looks Polish
>>82996505thin your paints a bit more
Is an airbrush booth absolutely necessary? I've been using a respirator, but was told it isn't sufficient enough. All I use my airbrush for is priming like a dozen models at a time.
>>82996602Is it the white of the eyes?
>>82996505are you trying to make it look bad anon? ive seen better faces on that horrible race mural we have
>>82996689You could also give him advice instead of being a cunt about it
>>82994625The design is pretty awful because it's cartoony and overdone. Check Cults3D for alternatives, there's tons of better (and truescale) stuff.
>>82996764>consistency of thinned milk>absolute bullhonkyFinally someone said it. Some guy did a painting demo at my store and insisted on buying a quart of skim milk to play with on your palette. This was 2003. I can only hope he's dead now.
>>82993946Photo has some glare but the mini is stellar, very good dark metal. Did you ise a blue wash? The face is way beyond what I can do so I can just say “very good job”.
>>82994400Isn’t that the trick of getting skilled at things? Making hard things look easy and/or making easy things look good. Neat work in any case.
>>82996632You don't really need either.
>>82997076B-but atomized plastic...
>>82996247must be nice, I got double grinched
>>82996632The airbrush booth is not necessary, but its useful to protect your apartment furniture. Wearing a mask and having a ventilated room is enough for your health, but the paint particles will settle everywhere, even if you protect your workspace with cardboard or spray inside an cardboard box entirely. The "fog" will reach places, you won't imagine.. for example, i usually spray inside a makeshift booth made from cardboard box, but there is still visible light grey primer spots on my table, showing perfectly where the cardbord was covering it, and where it wasnt.
>>82996593No, he looks like a stereotypical ukrainian ragul', or hillbilly.
So I have some old gw paints that have atarted to dry out, what can I put in them to breathe new life?
>>82996505The shape of the highlight on the forehead is weird and you didn't fully cover the mistakes underneath the eyes. Eyes could be better but that's more than good enough for rank and file.
>>82990531>Don't know if I should cry or laughYou cry we laugh
>>82996874>it's cartoony and overdone.They're Chaos Marines, that's exactly how they should look. Bunch of ridiculous edgelords
>>82997056The gunmetal is just stormhost silver with two coats of Nuln oil. Bronze is sycorax with one coat of agrax, maybe you'd need two if it's very fresh and flowy, and highlighted back up with sycorax. Leather is camo/foundation rotbraun, edge highlighted with rust brown, and afterwards washed with druchii violet.
>>82996874Lmao, stop shilling your garbage proontniggers. They have absolutely crappy "designs" worthy only of the bin.
>>82997242Thanks, the nuln oil thing shows that properly applied techniques do not need to be fancy. I eish you good luck with your IW!
>>82990531I suspect you've applied white paint and because the coverage wasn't good immediately applied more. You should apply a first layer, let it dry and then apply a second and repeat until you have a solid color. It's normal for the first couple layers to look bad and translucent, especially with weak colors like white, flesh or yellow.
>"It's just regular Storm Speeder assembly but you put on magnets, how hard can it be?">-me, 130am>I just now got done with itI have ~10 left over and zero clue how to best use them, any suggestions? That was actually fun as shit and I already want to do it to something else.
>>82992338Anon that's clearly Omegon.
>>82997209Thanks dude. I think taking such a close up pic was a mistake. I definitely need to practice faces but I still like the end result, especially considering he'll be in a unit with nine other dudes.
>>82997248You can get a pretty much exact 1:1 copy of modern CSM models though
>>82992338Clean your keyboard Anon. Seriously.
>>82990695Hand sanitizer often contains isopropyl alcohol. It strips acrylic paints very efficiently.
>>82997093Really?I got an Infinity starter set as well as an unopened Dominion box i could send you. I'll message Santa to forward your details to me once you send him an email about it.
>>82997385You can, and its absolutely great.But thats not what he advertised, isn't it. Because apparently he dislikes the modern design.
>>82994320>>82994327>>82994364>>82994380>>82994404>>82994401Thanks bros. I just bought the spray directly from GW because it was cheaper direct then the other websites online. $20 on GW vs $20-$30 other sites. Weird.
>>82997385A very bad copy with screwed up small proportions and detail quality. I'll pass. If you're too stingy, get a good recast, that will give you resin that doesn't fall apart at a blow of the wind as a bonus.
Where do you guys like to get your bits? I want to get a bunch of MK7 Space Marine heads for my Primaris, I like how the old heads look on them.
>>82997578They're not "old", they're real SM ones. Don't buy, build or support primanlet garbage, you can do better than that.
>>82997569Nah.Also ABS-like UV resin is a hell of a lot less brittle than some of the Chinacast shit I've ordered.
>>82997494I thought spray paints were bad? Don’t most people paint on base?
>>82997380Honestly, I think he looks good. Not incredible, definitely got room to improve, but faces are hard and you did a more than passable job.I especially like this picture, he looks like he's about to gut a motherfucker.
>>82997640Who told you such a retarded thing?
>>82997644Thank you. To be honest people often shit on GW but their faces are well-sculpted and look expressive even with a middling paintjob.
>>8299765940KG said spray paints from Citadel were bad and completely different colors from the pots.
>>82997682they are slightly different to the pot colour, but it's not that big a deal, you're going to base coat anyway.
What we all working on today? I'm gonna try and get this goblin finished up today and then my MESBG Rangers of the North over the weekend.
>>82997711Nice. I like it when people use a fleshy color or at least glaze on the goblin's noses and lips.
>>82997711He looks like Queek got turned into a goblin.
>>82997625The angles are too sharp, the trim too thick and crude, and the rivets too big. Other stuff like the belt buckle and the holster are too undetailed. Chest cables suffer from that as well. Your knockoffs made by indie video game "modellers" simply can't compete with Darren Latham's sculpts.
>>82997631Just go ahead and rope yourself, proont negro shill. You don't belong in this general to begin with.
>>82997936And yet, nobody gives a shit nor will spot the difference for simple troop models in tabletop distance.
What would happen if I were to drink this?
>>82998025you'd become very intelligent
>>82998025Not much. It contains propylene glycol.
>>82998025It would be extremely painful.
>>82998236You're a big guy
What brush do you use for fine details? I've found that expensive tiny brushes deteriorate extremely quickly no matter how careful I am.
>>82997991Who do you play with, proxytards running bottle cork armies?
>>82998263Very small brushes. The number depends on the manufacturer, they vary wildly.
>>82998296I have one that exclusively use for faces. I clean it with soap after painting sessions, never get paint in the ferrule and never use it for washes or metallics. Despite this the bristles are splitting and it's increasingly difficult to get any sort of point.
>>82998263a sable brush that's about as big as my normal basecoating brush, you don't want one that's small but rather, one with a very very sharp point.
>>82998380How do you keep it in good shape? Reading some guides online it sounds like you can ruin an expensive brush by looking at it the wrong way.
>>82998380While the tip is the most important factor, a smaller brush is more forgiving since you can't make a thick mark even if you apply too much pressure.>>82998401You can't prevent a brush from losing its tip, it will happen eventually. Don't overload the brush, clean it regularly while painting and don't poke the tip into anything. Keeping the brush for painting details only obviously prolongs its life.
>>82998401Don't use sable. Don't use any natural bristles at all. Small round synthetics are a thousand times better and hardier.
>>82998476Synthetics will bend and start pointing every which but sable only loses its tip and you can still paint fairly accurately with an old sable brush. I switched from synthetics to sable because it's just not cost effective to keep replacing synthetics
>>82998597Means you have bad synthetics. I switched the other way specifically because sable deteriorated and died really badly.
>>82998636What synthetics do you use then?
>>82998663Local brands, I don't think they ship abroad.
>>82996505Think the other anons are posting ironically, looks great
>>82993946Looking great anon! Been enjoying it's progress
Hii have a problem with few army painter warpaintsBright gold; jungle green; daemonic yellowthey happen to be very slimy/gooey, hard to cover anything with itis it normal for them or i just had a bad luck and got bad batch or smthing?