Whacky Wednesday Edition>WIP Condensed OP Pastebinhttps://pastebin.com/PhETapuN >Friendly Anon's Updated Pastebinhttps://pastebin.com/gEQRRkFR >Grimdark Compendium tutorialshttps://mega.nz/folder/b8xjDCzR#_XvcaI9LnnOvTkvBa7Lzhg>Making some awesome bannershttps://robhawkinshobby.blogspot.com/2012/05/modeling-banners.html>Recasting with Blue Stuff and LEGO brickshttps://mega.nz/#!OihwzSLR!yLIrbkeOm_zvEykMzj0HANGB1NFnT110J3GmzMW7LZQ>Saint Duncan's "Six Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Painting"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufP8ka3KGno>Darren Latham's 20 top tips for miniature painting successhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERXNObqeNb8>Saint Duncan also explains thinning your paintshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxWgsqSf74s>Learn to paint with an unlicensed doctorhttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3WLHZP4fB6Psqp-AHRiSbBVv21PiCxn9>Better method for applying contrast painthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhholrozptI>Decal Like a Prohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYKLiEW7p9c>Sculpt Viking Beards and Hairhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB3ojCR5yGs>How to clean synthetic paintbrushes and fix hooked tipshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcYRR3DEniU>Weathering explained in 5 minuteshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy2g5mQAYz4&pp=ugMICgJqYRABGAE%3D>How to Paint Black NMMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kteTCNuqV0>Combining Green Stuff with Milliputhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV-upCMEsPw>How to Paint With Shaky Handshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqp76vAJu9g >Who's Johnny, she'd say, and smile in her special wayhttps://1d4chan.org/wiki/JohnnyPrevious Threads>>87467715>>87381344>>87407760>TQ: post your first OSL ever
>>87497654>day off>got an everything bagel toasted with a bit of butter>hippie speedball>blanket on my lap, cat next to me asleep>put on some tunes>going to paint some minis
>>87498019>Its morbin time
Just finished my last scout. Feels good to be done with them.
How can I safely share these?
messed up my post last threadHow do (You) paint your grimdark/blanchitsu style? Regular acrylics and oil washes or just contrast?
>>87498141I have seen anons use litterbox.catbox.moe here
>>87498202I use a mix of ink, contrast, dirty down technical and gouache. I personally find both oil and enamel washes infuriating. Question: how would I transfer renaissance paintings onto the doors of a Rhino? Print them off and glue? This feels too crude but I can't think of another way?
>>87498202also they are fabulous models
Should've bought this little son of a bitch years ago.What a wonderful piece of equipment.
>>87498278>how would I transfer renaissance paintings onto the doors of a Rhino? Print them off and glue? This feels too crude but I can't think of another way?printed decals could work. If you are a good enough painter you could glaze paint over the decal to make it less "printed"
>>87498930Yeah, the comfort they add to a painting session is worth every penny. Especially if you are using a brand with dropper bottles. Just gotta worry about the painting and not a rotator cuff injury.
>>87498202Mix of contrast, inks, oils, traditional acrylics, enamels, wax paints, just about everything really. I just have fun doing lots of different techniques throughout a model.
>>87498278>Question: how would I transfer renaissance paintings onto the doors of a Rhino? Print them off and glue? This feels too crude but I can't think of another way?Just buy nail art decals off etsy, took me exactly 4 seconds to find a pack of Renaissance themed decals so you can too. Just make sure you're ordering from your country on etsy as people will fuck you on the shipping
>>87498930>>87498987really? i've always thought of it as a cheap gimmick .i'll consider it more if i'm passing by one
>>87491785painted this guy back in april/may only 2 months into the hobby cuase I thought it was a dope model.The last 3 images after the 2nd arrow are me picking it back up after leaving it unfinished months ago. I think I went pretty overboard with the agrax tho. tried to glaze for the first time but idk wtf I was doing. I want a shinier blue/purple color then the purple I had b4. think I need to drybrush and edge hihglight next.what u think?
>>87499258I had no idea something like this exists..
If I want to paint thin white lines on dark surfaces, I shouldn't thin paint too much, right? I always have problems with white and yellow, always overthinning them or making them too thick instead. Or should rather paint lines in light grey first and then apply white over it?
Finally finished my Lich's tower for January's theme. I'm pretty pleased with it.
>>87500419And of course I had to paint up a lich for it. Not the best paint job in the thread, but it's table ready and I'm happy with it, especially for the time it took.
>>87498278Our very own Lich's Laboratory printed them on decal sheets. You'd need a laser printer though. Studson Studio printed a label with printer paper soaked in diluted mod podge if you're interested in doing that.
>>87498202Now that's a big Servo Skull
>>87498278>how would I transfer renaissance paintings onto the doors of a Rhino? Print them off and glue? This feels too crude but I can't think of another way?You can use Liquitex heavy gel gloss medium, or just regular old matt medium, and the waxy paper from the back of a shipping label to transfer laser prints onto just about anything. https://youtu.be/s2wDEgZcDuwI've also seen people get similar results with inkjet printers and just regular old printer paper, although it seems to require more work (scraping away residual paper.) https://youtu.be/1JBC3_ipeocIt seems like this method gives a bit more distressed look which might be beneficial to a mural on a tank.You can also buy transfer paper sheets you can print onto and use like normal decals, but they're fairly expensive and just work like regular water transfer decals. https://youtu.be/uf8KHaSAmuY
How do I paint horns? Saw some method of thinning a darker paint and striping it out from the tip of the horn but it looked like shit.
>>87498131Those look really great!
>>87500419Rad as hell
>>87498202brown then white zenithal, contrast, then enamel grime coat with airbrush, clean that up with white spirits, then do regular weathering
>>87500546Man fuck that guy, he's a tool>>87498278But for real, I just recently did this with my Chaos Knight. I used decal paper from https://www.bare-metal.com/experts-choice-decal-film.html and they have inkjet and laser printer versions of it. What you do is>design the decal in GIMP or photoshop or Word or whatever>print them out on choice of decal paper>give the front a light spritz or two of either a gloss varnish (I used Testor's rattle cans) or their specialized Liquid Decal Film (have not used so can't attest to performance) to give the decal some rigidity>make a painter's tape template of the area you want to have decal on and attach it to paper for rigidity>apply like a waterslide (although it'll still be a little more fragile)>use mark softer and setter to ensure good application, sometimes a toothpick to push it into corners>give it a coat of gloss varnish after it dries to seal it all inI hope that's in line with what you're looking to do anon
>>87501699checked but youre still a faggot for not uploading
Does space marine under-armor have to be black?
>>87501776That's totally fair, the new Fire Emblem's got me by the balls this week. I did finish a squad yesterday though, although I haven't done their bases yet. Shouldn't take very long to do them though
>>87501809black is easiest to work with but I‘m not sure if it‘s appropriate for every chapters
>>87498141>How can I safely share these?1). Get a throwaway E-mail address2). Sign up for a free account at MEGA.nz with that address3). Load your stuff up to a folder in MEGA4). Have MEGA give you the address of that folder5). Encode the address with base 64 before posting it here6). Bob's yer uncle!
>>87501916My two oc chapters i was planning having deep green and deep red undersuits respectively
>>87501809It can be hot pink if you want, it's just a case of >black is the most commonly used primer>black looks pretty good with a ton of other colors>the underarmor is in the deepest recesses that are hard to paint anyway
>>87499258christ that's ideal thanks anon. really wouldn't have thought of that
>>87500546>>87500867not to sound smarmy but cheers lads; this is invaluable
>>87501699cheers lad that's exactly what I'm looking for
I'm trying to make titanicus/battletech scale terrain. how does this look so far?
>>87501876>decide to try two-tone hair for a test daemonette>realise only when the base coats are down that I've accidentally recreated the Vtuber-ass new FE protagonist's hairFuck. Side note, pls recommend easy skin tone recipes, my experimental one turned out puke-inducing
>>87503180At least my first try at leopard print turned out okay, I guess
>>87503180I think the hair matching the clothes and claws is a bad choice
>>87503180>>87503364This, I didn't even see the hair at first. Try purple or black instead.
>>87503364>>87503401Thanks anons, noted. I'll play around with some different skinj/hair tones to see what works
>>87503364Precisely why I dislike the new FE protag.
>>87503514please keep your weebshit away from me
Scouts. Trying to make them a little unique
So since Vallejo is discontinuing brown ink what's the closest alternative for anybody who uses it?
>>87503723Pretty cool. I kind of want to see them next to a forest background.
>>87503887Wait, they are? Fuckin why?
>>87503997I don't know. Maybe because they think sepia fills the shoes of brown ink. Just guessing there.Anyways from Stahly's VGC paint review he had a picture that showed the discontinued VGC paints.
>>87504074Why would they discontinue the varnishes and the thinner? That doesn't make sense at all.
>>87504074Holy fuck. Those are almost all amazing colors.
>>87504089Only thought is that the new formulas and old arent compatible.
So trying out more just display mini stuff. Trying out the idea of having a backdrop panel. But not sure how high up looks best. What does anons think?Or just ditch the background panel altogether?
>>87503887Couldn't you use artist inks as a replacement with some water/acrylic medium to get the pigmentation/consistency you need? Sort of like these:https://youtu.be/t-gDGkS22H8https://youtu.be/6vFcRT2wOh8
>>87504074>>87504100>>87504089afaik the 'heavy' ones are just rebranded model color paints, and I would guess the same for thinner and varnishesI also would expect new whases to come back with the new formula in the future if they don't have a model color equivalent
>>87504089They're replacing their acrylic varnishes with polyurethane varnishes. I am not sure why the thinner is being replaced though. Is there any reason the thinner medium may not be compatible with polyurethane varnishes or the new acrylic paint formula?
Anyone here ever scratch build a turret before? I'm working on an Armored Train project, and I'm thinking about building an armored carriage with a machine gun turret, but I'm admittedly very inexperienced with scratch building. I'm planning on buying a flat car, and building an armored casement on top with turret if possible. If anyone can give me some tips I'd love it. Pic kinda related.
>>87503540Cry about it.
>>87504089Could mean they're not offering the little bottle ones anymore.
>>87504074>thinner mediumPlease be a goof on Stahly's part please. Should I really stock up on thinner medium? >>87504195Anon was asking for the closest kind of ink to Vallejo's brown ink as a replacement.I've seen Dr. Faust use brown ink: https://youtu.be/yAQtGlSsviE?t=266He did it for making a wash. The closest I found to it might be burnt umber, but I'm not too sure.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yzjd9l6aEI
>>87500419>>87500438Gnarly scenes brother
Bros Im about to have a schizoid break. Why the fuck is the gaunt on the left more reddish than the one on the right. Painted exact same way.
>>87505094Might have just been a thinner coat or just by random chance the paint didn’t have as much pigment between the different blobs of paint you used, maybe it was mixed as well
>>87499589they are unnecessary, just shake your bottle
>>87501958Or1. Upload on a Russian site that info res GW cease and desists
1/3rd of Lord Kroak done (not pictured: Lord Kroak). Definitely bit off more than I can chew with this color scheme.
My progress on one skellie, trying out oil washing. Kind of regret doing the shields separately.
>watch any terrain making video>okay the first thing you're gonna need to do is take out your xps foam>can't get xps foam
>>87504411Isn't VGC's brown ink closer to Citadel's Chestnut ink? Wouldn't that mean Coat D'arms' Chestnut ink is a proper replacement?>>87505616How about foamboard from an arts and crafts store instead, anon?
>>87505684Couldn't you just buy chestnut/van dyke brown/burnt umber ink for pens? Liquitex sells transparent burn umber 1oz/30ml jars for $9.
>>87505758>Couldn't you just buy chestnut/van dyke brown/burnt umber ink for pens?I looked at anon's post at >>87504411 with the video with the brown ink being used with the black ink and glaze medium mix. I think the burnt sienna might be closer to the Vallejo brown ink. The keyword is MIGHT. I think I saw a bit of reddishness in the brown ink a bit.The burnt sienna in question: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUgbn6ekyqwI didn't know brown ink would be popular here and when I replace my paints I like to get as close as possible.I'm going to miss brown ink too.
Idk man...idfk anymore man i jist.dont fuckking know anymore man
I really don't want to buy reikland fleshshade. can I water down my guilliman flesh and use it as a ghetto substitute for shading gold armor? do I even need to thin it down if I recess shade it?
>>87506005Not everything needs technical perfection niggaJust paint the rim green and count it as one more off the pile. It looks good to me
>>87506106what if you tried it out and see if you liked the result?
I did the last 9 I had on my desk but now I'm seriously contemplating redoing the other 22 in the army
>>87506106fleshade is shit for washing gold though
>>87506165would sepia work? i got a bottle coming in the mail and I think agrax would be too dark.
think the leathers are donecan probably finish the mino in one more sessionmy main concern, though is the trim around the leather shoulder pad. thinking of just going brighter with the base armor colorsnot sure about that hammer though, either a heavy rusted iron, or just copy the armor.I imagine at this point I shouldn't use metallics
has anyone used teddy bear stuffing to make smoke markers? Just wondering if spraying it with watered down PVA glue will harden it? Or should I use varnish?
>>87500223Heavy body white acrylic. Or go with grey/beige first.
>>87500419Nice job, it's always amazing seeing a big project finished compared to the first draft posts.
>>87504174background panel is pretty nice, I'd pick the one on the right. If you had more on the backdrop, like a moon for example, I'd lean more into a bigger onemy question, though, is how did you do that backdrop? build yourself? premade base+backdrop?
Done.Not really loving the OSL but Im not gonna invest more time in this mini.It took about 5 hours or so.
>>87506469And the back view
>>87506417Mischief Makers... Now that's a blast from the past>Shake shake
>>87506505One of my top 3 games. I try to replay it once every hear or so.
>>87506469>>87506476could just forget the OSL. this kind of effect from lightsabers was never even a thing in any star wars game or star wars movie until Disney decided it would look cool
>>87506656>>87506469yes, the OSL is good but not necessary or realistic unless the room is pitch black. paint job is still good.
>>87506656Disney didn't make the prequels.
>>87506370Thanks for posting him. I bought a copy after you identified him - he's going to end up with the rest of my WFB metal skellies.For the hammer - maybe paint the head as a slab of pale stone with some unidentified dark stains on the business end. It could echo the color of the shoulderpad.
>>87506370Make it stone.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRojusyq3fs
>>87506476I like the blond hair, looks really natural unlike most yellow-looking ones. How did you paint it?
>>87506440Thanks. And yeah I'll put something in the sky. intention was daylight desert so maybe some clouds rather than a moon.It's just a thick sheet of plasticard that I painted. Stuck to the back side of the plinth with sticky tack so it can be removed if I want.
>>87504174God I hate that background panel fad like you wouldnt believe.
Making some progress on a necromancer and his pals. He has a name now.
>>87501809if you are referring to the black carapace that is an implant and as the name suggests is black.if you mean something else with under armor it can probably be any color you like.
>>87498930I got a chinesium one and it's absolute crap. Or at least it was absolute crap before it died on me a few months later.
Anyone know a good place for tips/instructions/tutorials on making DIY terrain for 40k?
>my wife left me for using contrast paints
>>87507486your wife was too flat, not a huge loss
>>87507296zombi on the left going full thriller, I see
>want to do conversions>too scared to destroy these expensive miniatures>cant sculpt for shit>literally 0 ideas on what to doIm that hobbyist that paint things exactly as they appear on the box art.Help me.
>>87507663>buy cheap aftermarket trash>go to town>?????????>profit
>>87507663>literally 0 ideas on what to dothat's the real problem.
Wipping some terrain. Not sure how to add more colour to an underground cave. Are the bulbous plants enough?
>>87507663>don’t have any ideas>can’t even do basic stuff >scared to even try itWhy bother posting honestly?
>>87507702I had hoped someone was in my same situation and could offer some advice on how to get started.
>>87507711Fair, honestly >>87507669Practice on Army men until your comfortable to try the real things
>>87498202Airbrush my highlights, do details by hand, apply transfers, then oil wash and clean. It doesn't look like that shitty grimdark style but it looks nice.
>>87505094You were heavier with the contrast on the left one, it pooled and dried.
>>87507657I know it's cliche, but I think now I might have to find a zombie to paint up as MJ and sneak him into the horde somewhere. See who notices...
>>87507669ffs why?a game of thrones starter has like 100 minis, prob works out at 2$ a mini, and the sculpts are on par with GW
>>87507696>Not sure how to add more colour to an underground cavelichen (see pic), moss, algae you could even just go nuts on the rocks with different colors. People tend to think of rocks as just brown or grey, but you can blend purple, green, red etc into them and you get some results that look a lot more natural.Depends on what you are going for I guess.
>>87507696Add color with fungus, rusty weapons, shields, etc. Maybe find a little friend for the mini that's going on the base?
>>87507663Start with small stuff. Weapon swaps maybe, some limb repositioning, small accessories for your minis.
What are some alternatives to Bugman's Glow?
>>87508153Army Painter Tanned Flesh
>>87507890i-its just scatter terrain
We r getting there bros
Gotta finish these up, tone down the exhaust, wash the MGs, and pick out the flag pole.
>>87507869>hmmmm I wanna practice and not "waste" minis>I can:>buy 100 minis for $5>buy 100 minis for $200+fuck off, shill
>>87508337drybrush clean steel on the most raised parts of track links
Post the up to date Johnny collage. I want to order a flag of it on aliexpress.
>>87508620best I can do is early 2021
>>87508637Damn, this one's pretty old. Thanks anyway.
Where the FUCK can I find the Wax 5 sculpting tool?
>>87508777at the dentist's
>>87506382Varnish is probably better, I'm always concerned that PVA will eventually degrade into acetic acid with that much exposure to air and just be useless
So, I've had this issue with deciding how I want to theme my GSC army for some reason. Genuinely spent the last year hung up on how I want them painted. Finally got the idea in the shower that I'm just going to make them Mexican, and I'm gonna theme the bases in a martian western style and apply a sepia filter all over the entire base and mini to give it that look that movies have when there's scenes that take place in Mexico. I realize nobody gives a shit, but I'm excited to finally have an idea so now you're going to read it, boyos
>>87508620>>87508637>>87508706Here's version 39 of the collage - the last time I updated in October, 2022. There are several more to add thanks to the 2022 Secret Santa exchange and surrounding activities.
>>87497654Batch painting all these guysHave to sponge on the rustWash on the green sludgeThen brush on all the green lightsThis is by far the largest batch of minis ive ever painted at one time
>>87509517good news is that this is one of the easiest armies to batch paint.
Still pretty new to this but all I lack is the metallics, the shields and then basing.
>>87509529Im so lazyI love it
>>87508201Any alternative from AK/Vallejo?
>>87509658https://www.dakkadakka.com/wiki/en/Paint_Range_Compatibility_Chartcheck ak's webpage for vallejo>ak equivalences
>>87509695I checked this chart, and all 'equivalent' paints are a bad matchhttps://redgrimm.github.io/paint-conversion/index.htmlThe closest one is VMC saddle brown, but still.
>>87509707I don't how they get rgb values but afaik the game color range was meant to be 1:1 to citadels
>>87509394Post test model with the theme.
>>87510230I love me some rusty necrons. 'ery noice.
>need at least 2.5 hours to get to a point where i'm satisfied with a singular infantry mini>have 35+ of them to paintfuck
Gun looks weird with that scheme. What colors will work for that gun? Thanks.
>>87510364Just slapchop them all so they're not a greytide then polish them later (never).
>>87510364while a color is drying you can apply the same color to a few other models, so maybe you can paint in batches of say 5 minis every 3 hours or something
so painting vehicles for the first time, then im going to be using AK enamel wash and white spirit to do the panel linings, the tutorial I'm following recommends hitting the vehicle with gloss varnish first so the enamel wash doesn't strip the acrylic paint, anyone have any recommendations for a gloss varnish spray can that goes on really thin so that I don't clog up all the panel linings?
>>87510364sounds like you are>slow>perfectionist>not organizedif you plan smart you can probably get that number down and with practice you will be much faster.The perfectionism thing requires a therapist, so maybe just setting yourself a deadline is more cost effective in the mean time. Looking at 35+ models is different than looking at one guy in a vacuum as well of course.
>>87510364What's the rush? Remember, they will stand with you for a lifetime, if you care for them. What's 2h compared to that?And with practice it will go faster eventually.
>>87510907Any gloss varnish will go on really thin if you don't go full tard and spray hard. Get a matt as well, because when you're done you'll hit it with the matt to take down the shine. Is that the Rubicon BTR? Looks nice.
>put metallic paints on my wet palette>use my good brushes for metallic paints>use my good brushes for contrast paints>mix the paint in the airbrush cupNo youtuber is gonna tell me how to live my life.
>>87510466A good, dark purple in place of the bright green.
>>87511033your money but people act like brushes are going to be immortal with care when if they can't handle mini scale painting don't know how these brushes sold in the great market for painting on canvas and with oils are a value
>>87510364Do you by chance have ADHD? This is a common issue for people with ADHD.
>>87505492very cool anon!I love how well the colors just seamlessly shift. The rest of it (base, tree, maybe even the stone) I feel just needs a bit more shading and highlighting to match the incredible job on the rainbow bit
>>87505492>>87511164Actually on this point, How'd you get the colors to so easily shift? I'm pretty new to advanced techniques like this
>>87511033Do metallic paints actually fuck up brushes?
>>87511325Not more than regular avrylic paints. But they do tend to leave metal residue in the brush, so I personally have a dedicated brush for metal.
>>87510364Most flaws wont even be noticeable once they're in a unit together. For your own sanity it's best to keep it simple on infantry and blow your load on lt's and above.
>>87507696A big ol' mushroom never hurt.
I hate it. Should I just strip the guy?
I used a cast of my own teeth for this purple worm sculpt
>>87511775You can tint the colors with contrast and a bit of medium. See if you like it better. Alternatively, go over it with AK streaking grime, and remove the majority of it with odorless thinner, will create a dirty cool looking effect.
>>87511797>>87511784Doesn't make for a great purple worm, but it's an awesome idea, very unsettling
>>87511325>>87511414yeah they do more damage because they're actual metal. But all activity damages brushes like even a good edge highlight is taking a mild razor to the hair
I want to make this guys weapons look more fiery, how to do that?
Working on another of these
>>87512290basecoat white, and hightlight in yellow orange and red, look for 'lava weapon' tutorials in youtube
>>87511775Why do you hate it? It looks pretty great.
>>87512290If you're open to sculpting you could use some green stuff to make them literally on fire.https://www.greenstuffworld.com/creative/en/proyectos/160/
>>87512487I'm afraid I don't have the skill for that.
>>87512633I understand. Fire is pretty easy though. You could always try it on another model for practice!If you don't want to though, like the other anon said, lava blade tutorials would be the way to go.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-xDZjbjMMohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2r8R-izsrLshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dM2dJIuUNFw
>>87512463Mostly colors, I was going for muddy earth look, but the end result is not quite what I want. Also this guy. Maybe if it was AoS blightkings it would look better, but grey-ish armor is not cutting it and I don't want to go full rust.
>>87512616It's not on the market yet, I'm working on it now. I have a couple of variants parts for it I'm also trying to finish, so there's more variety than just the same print.
Cheeky WIPI should use contrast more often
i finished up with nigger rigging little shelves so as to give myself lots of room to stick and order paints and stuff around without having to bend around the lower drawer which now has lots of room for other things (ΦωΦ)can be fun, working around pretty firm space constraints and fleshing out a hobby table
Nothing like a pint after a hard day's work killing xenos, right lads?
I know this is more of a gunpla thing but I bet some of you have opinions on it too, but do people really buy God Hand nippers? I feel like I only ever hear about them when I see people posting pictures of them completely shattered and all the responses basically boil down to "if you had used those stupidly expensive, temperamental tools in exactly the right way, they would have given you marginally better results and not broken so this is actually your fault."I bought some shitty amazon brand clippers like 4 years ago and I've never had a single issue with them, and I remove nubs with about 3 seconds of xacto knife scraping. What the fuck is the big deal about these stupid things?
>>87513297A lot of people don't paint their gunpla, so removing gates is a big deal. If you don't do it carefully or your tools are shit you leave stress marks that look out of place. For models that you paint you don't really need that kind of quality tools I guess.
>>87508230Wow - ok. Missed that. Maybe a large impassable stalagmite or water feature? Pond settled with some odd colored liquid? Field of sharp scattered crystals?A little cache of stuff related to one of your armies? Signage (Keep out!) or a mine head type thing (bucket, winch and hole)? Bedrolls and a small fire?
>>87513297They come super sharp which does mean less force needed to snip. I have a friend with them and they ARE pretty nice. But the difference in them vs like a 15-20$ tops pair isnt enough to justify how autistically costly they are. Plus like any blade Im sure with enough use will still dull. So yeah you're right, its mainly a meme
Ey, I did it! After months of not painting, I got back up on that horse again! This is tonights progress on stuff I have had standing on the shelf for ages, half started on. Now they are just a few details and some base work on the DG!
>>87513297They cut through the nubs like butter. That said, I'm fine with entry nippers and wet sanding.
>>87501699i fucking love waterhouseexcellent taste my guy
>>87504411>>87503887>>87505847It's Burnt Sienna that is closest to Vallejo brown ink. I found a video by Don Suratos where he uses brown ink in a dry palette and you can better see the brown ink's real colour.https://youtu.be/8sxZAiGjPm8?t=240I hope it helps you anon. If you're still there.
Working on a conversion to represent a delaque nacht-ghul with a shiver sword but torn on whether to keep the tail or not. I'll flip the 'claw thing' so it's facing the right way but will have to chop it off and greenstuff it and not sure if it's worth the effort.
>>87509776>but afaik the game color range was meant to be 1:1 to citadels>wasNot anymore it seems. I hate that Vallejo seems to be dropping the whole alternative to Citadel now with Game Color.
Dots done. Now to paint all the details so these guys aren’t just camo blobs.
>>87505094First one is the one painted after you rinsed your brush and less paint was loaded into it. Can be avoided by either rinsing brush at the same points with every model or fixed with a hyper thinned glaze of the same contrast.
>>87512633Green stuff flames are like a 0 or 1 on green stuff skill level, guarantee IG you tried you’d be able to on 2-3 goes
>>87511775Apart from that white looks okay, I never strip minis, too much hassle, I’d experiment and go over the white very carefully with a faint green/blue, then highlight white
>>87515399fugg wrong thread
>>87499258>Buy printable transfers>Find art you want or use an AI to even generate them for you>Print as many images you want>profitI'd advise using the white ones as opposed to the transparent. If you use the transparent decals, place them on a white background.
>>87515416Lol I also have this and the grog thread up.
Opinions on Pro Acryl Prime?
Can I use the new Vallejo Xpress Medium with Citadel contrasts? I can't get the Citadel Medium.
>>87516743Yea nibba. Acrylic is acrylic. Also, using Citadel contrast is paypig shit but you do you.
>>87516796Cool, yeah I have a couple colors I really like. I'm also hoping I can mix the medium with pigments or normal paint to get the same contrast-type effect. We'll see.
OK, I've only used GW paints to this point. But their pink and purple options are pretty unimpressive, so now I'm forced to look at other options. How do Army Painter paints stack up? Do they work basically the same, take to thinning similarly etc?Also, they have three different paints all called Pixie Pink, all of which are pretty different shades of pink. What's up with that?
>>87517162Pretty much all brands will be thinner than GW. Army Painter in my experience is a crapshoot. I've have paint from them be good, and then bought the exact same paint and it be crap. I personally avoid Army Painter paints now because I've been burned too much in the past. Vallejo is a much better and more consistent option, and that is my workhorse brand. I've experimented with P3 and really liked their yellow.
>>87517207What about Army Painter sprays, are those OK? Please say yes because I've been comparing purples all night and this is the exact fucking purple I want and it comes in a spray no less.
Finished priming it.
>>87517321Imma soften the hurt by attaching a pic, but Army Painter sprays have been shito for me. I've either order Vallejo sprays, or painted whites and base coated the color I want.
>>87514396I think the pose would work better without the tail.
>>87517162Warpaints: slightly thicker, made for brush (though can be thinned for airbrush like any other acrylic)Warpaints Air: like the name suggests, aimed at airbrush use, they are thinner straight out of the bottlePrimer is a primer in a aerosol can. They have lots of color matched primers. There is at least a Warpaints and Warpaints Air version for most of their paints, also a primer spray can for lots of colors. I think some colors only exist in Air range and vice versa. Fey pink is a different shade of pink than Pixie Pink.
>>87517470How are AP washes then? I've checked the archives and it seems they're okay. Has that changed?If not then how about the new formula of VGC washes?
>>87517881I literally have a bottle of soft tone still in my rack within reach. It always comes out weirdly glossy. When I want something not nuln oil I prefer my custom mix of black ink and medium over using AP product. Other anons might disagree, but I can't over emphasize how shitty I find AP products and actually I don't know why I haven't thrown away this bottle of soft tone.
>>87517935Strong tone I guess but it’s shittoThrowing it away now
Do you paint the inside of your vehicles?
>>87517960I put that shit on everything, why shitto?
>>87516186I like it, but make sure you let it sit for awhile after priming. Otherwise it likes to flake.
>>87513638Would love a qrd on that green plate armor, really stunning stuff anon
I've seen a few painting channels mount their models' heads on a little toothpick pike and then paint them there, then transfer it onto the model. What's the best way to do this? And won't a layer of primer on both the head piece and the neck spot of the model make this way harder? I got the Magus yesterday and this head is absurdly small for the detail I'm considering, and it'll be a ballache to have to keep finessing my brush behind her collar.(Also if you have any toothpick-pike videos that explain it I would appreciate it, ironically I can't find them in my history.)
Why the fuck does it take 10 coats to make orange look decent
>>87518437I prime heads on-sprue, I just cut away the parts that block the coverage
>>87519003Because you aren't painting it over white.
Finally starting to assemble my SoB's. It's my first step back into the hobby for a long time.
>>87517935Man that sucks. I want acrylic washes, but I also want to avoid Citadel products. Any recommendations?
>>87519240Anon, have you tried to look through the various onlinestores that sell hobby products?Ak InteractiveScale 75VallejoReaperGSWArmy PainterTamiyaKimeraThere are so many brands these days, and if you aren't painting on a very high level, you wont notice any major differences anyway. They all can be used and interchanged.
>>87519240VallejoHow is this even a question in 2023.
>>>87517436what do i search to find a place to purchase these?
>>87519620I checked Vallejo's game wash line and green was missing. Will it be added later to the VGC line? Model wash looks more like it's for weathering that to be used as GW washes are to be used for. >>87519569Looks like I'll have to take a risk with GSW's ink wash line. They look close enough to what I'm looking for what hopefully will have a consistent quality to them that AP seems to lack.
>>87519236Nice knucklebones head :D
>>87519973I'll have to check the etsy purchase but I don't remember the name knucklebones. I went for custom heads, backpacks, and bases.
>make green stuff>it's too sticky to put down>let it cure for 5 minutesas per anon's suggestion>refuses to stickFuck green stuff.
>>87520201...maybe now wait 2.5 minutes?
>>87520201always keep some vaseline or at least water on hand to dip your fingers/tools in to keep it from sticking to the green stuff, also I personally like to wait for it to semi-cure, before putting it on stuff, so it's still malleable but I won't accidentally leave fingerprints/tool marks on it, just need to use some superglue to attach it instead of using the greenstuff itself
>>87497654>say I'm gonna do Undead January>play Fire Emblem for a week straightI've failed you /wip/>>87520201In just 5 minutes? How? Is your mix mostly blue or something? I've never had green stuff lose it stickiness that fast
How do you guys do smoke plumes that's not cotton wool?I'm wanting to make a smoke cloud for a Stormboy but have no idea where to start. I've seen cotton wool used but I'm not a fan of how it looks or how it may lose its shape.
>>87519818ime AP is not that bad. I've got an old batch (bought in mid 2019) and most paints are fin, it's just a couple that give me problems (such as weapon bronze, which has shit coverage). Washes are also fine, but they're a bit thicker than geedubs' so you might want to get some flow aid.Also heard that they've picked up the pace and significantly increased quality post 2020, but I can't vouch for that, as I haven't bought anything from them since my first order
>>87520707>Also heard that they've picked up the pace and significantly increased quality post 2020Different anon. Where did you hear that? I only remember seeing talk of a video they put out about how they addressed a problem of their paints separating too much by putting two mixing balls in their paints now through a video announcement.
>>87520266Is vaseline better than water?>>87520313Fuck me, that might be the case.
>>87520266>>87520967I get by with just water and eventually my saliva when I get way too focused. I've used vegetable oil and vaseline in the past as well but eventually got tired of walking to the kitchen to get sculpting fluids. Now I just keep a tiny water bottle on my desk or walk to the bathroom 10ft away since I'm a lazy sack of shit but it's 100% preference.You will have to reload your tools/sculpt with water more often since it doesn't have the permanence of oil/vaseline but if you're a mouthbreather like I am and lick your sculpting tools it doesn't taste as bad. I do wash the mini when I'm done sculpting though, just to be somewhat civilized
>>87521032if you use oil/vaseline you have to wash it too anyways, and can make it harder to get new chunks to stick to already applied putty if you go overboard
>>87520967Mix is supposed to be 60% yellow 40%blue
>>87519818>Model wash looks more like it's for weathering that to be used as GW washes are to be used for.A wash is a wash. Its up to you how you apply it and what you want to do with it.
>>87519818>GSW's ink wash linebear in mind gsw 'atramentum black' wash has a colder tone than gw's nuln oil, it's almost bluish
He still needs the green glowing parts and other touch ups but I got pretty far with just drybrushing/overbrushing metal on black.
Bit more work on the doc. Great mini to paint.
>>87518437Drill a small hole at neck joint and use paperclip is my method.
>>87521596>vials not green and purple Disappointed
>>87521730I meant on his hip but that’s perfect acting kek
>>87518340Thanks anon! Its a classical GW Duncan tutorial of base Deathguard green, then elysian green, and finally ogryn camo. I use a wet pallet, and thin coats to work with. Blending the colors in 3 steps each. Deepen the shadows by adding some black to the dg green, and highest highlights I added white to the ogryn camo. Just work slow and let each pass dry.
I'm just about to call these done. I touched up what I wanted to touch up on the type 89s, and am pleased with the toned down exaust. I just need to do a little bit more detail work on the type 92 and then that's that. I could do a lot more, but I'm happy with the state of things and don't feel the need to. Done is better than perfect.
>>8752202215mm? And yes I always want to make nice looking models and aim to improve, but at the end of the day if you are the kind of person posting in WIP, then in my experience your models look better than 90% of people showing up IRL in stores. Here’s my 90% done “gud enough” stormtroopers
>>87511784>new dark souls DLC looking swell
>>8752216428mmI've been painting for 8 years and once upon a time I had to have each and every model be 110% and that made me miserable. Nothing was finished, nothing was good enough, I started to hate painting. But I slowly learned that I am pretty good at what I do and finished models and projects make me a lot happier than hating myself and my hobby and never finishing anything. If I've got a model that I feel really needs it I will still flex and put in as much effort as possible, but for the most part, I'm happy with what my projects look like at "good enough" levels. Especially when I can pile it all together on my desk and bask in so much shit being painted and ready to play. Your lads look great by the way, I've toyed with the idea of a starwars project some day.
>>87522327Thanks. They are 3D printed by a local. Access to super cheap 3D models has totally made me more able to happily experiment, or do drybrush fuckit models. Really great that it’s becoming more popular. With tanks, I’ve found watching non-wargaming YouTubers helps. PanzerMeister and NightShift have both had really good techniques I’ve integrated. Often I’ll take what they do in dioramas and simplify it for wargame minis.
>>87517162I binned most of my AP starter set someone bought for me. Why? Because they're diluted with thinner to reach a 'budget' price-point. I've seen AP sprays clog when others don't. Just pay the extra pennies to have peace-of-mind. Go for Vallejo Model Color as the core of your selection, same price as Citadel but you get 42% more volume/value and the quality is equivalent.
My Nul Oil spilt, what’s a good replacement since my store doesn’t have any more Nul Oil in stock
Finished another Skitarii Ranger, this time using an actual wash (Nuln Oil Gloss), I also went really heavy with dry brushing to get a desert storm look.How does it look?
>>87497654What's the best white spray primer ? Preferably for vibrant red armour and contrast skin.
>>87522861Some kind of offwhite
>>87522843the base looks a little simple!
>>87522843>nuln oil gloss>dry brushing to get a desert storm lookmay I suggest non glossy washes?
>>87522843also get the camera to focus on the mini
>>87522861>What's the best white spray primer ?Citadel's newly-reformulated White Scar (pure white) is fantastic, as is Wraithbone (off-white) ... but they are prohibitively expensive.Rustoleum 2X White Primer is good enough for ~$5.00US per can.
>he doesn't own a magnifying lamp
I'm thinking of getting one of these but I'd want to fill in the shield with something transparent everything I've found that's colored is either flat or too flimsy, it would need to be shaped to fit the curve of the housingis there something like transparent plasticard
>>87523332>is there something like transparent plasticardyes of course. You could look into acrylic glass, it can be formed with heat. But I wouldn't be surprised if you can just get something 3d printed in transparent resin.
>>87523114i really suck at using a phone camera in general
>>87523332try tupperware plastic o some packaging blister>>87523426>But I wouldn't be surprised if you can just get something 3d printed in transparent resin.with a clear resin and a clear coat spray afterwards you can get something decent
>>87523486But a cheapo tripod.
>>87523486that's a lot betteruse as much light as you can, lower the iso if your phone allows that and use the timer, bonus points for tripod/phone standalso if you phone has a good enough camera keep it further away and zoom in, so you get more of the mini in focus
>>87523527>keep it further away and zoom inyeah thats what i did with this one, instead of holing in front of the mini like a caveman
Slowly building them one at a time. I'm going to take my time painting them before buying anymore models. I'm scared of buying an airbrush though because I'm worried about fucking up and getting the wrong one. I have a bunch of paints that need an airbrush though and it's really the only way I can prime them.This is the first time I've messed with models in like 13 years but I'm kind of just going in and am kind of ready to fuck up.
>>87523315>his eyesight is shitmany such cases
>>87523486trovarion got your backhttps://youtu.be/FpHYU7O48as
>>87508332Good shit anon. keep up the good work
>>87522861Tamiya light grey works well as a neutral off white.
>>87523880link? they're just the right amount of goofy. Could be neat on some fantasy witchhunters
>>87523880>>87524032Thanks for the new bits to include in my Turnip28 battalion anon
>>87522843>>87523486Paint the rim of the base you animal. It looks fine except for the primer.
>Stippling wash on parts of mini to get spotted skin>some come out perfect >a bunch come out coffee stained and shitty
>>87524116>Shipped from the USplease tell me there's a place to get the files. Shipping across the pond will be such a pain
>>87513638why are his testicles just hanging out?
has anyone here tried AP crusader skin speed paint? I'm having trouble with it, it doesn't adhere very well, its really runny, and when it dries it shades resources extremely dark while not adhereing to any raised sections, leaving them white or whatever color of primer you used. Am I using them wrong or is crusader skin just one of the bad speedpaints?
>>87524546Yeah I don't like that one, I usually opt for Guilliman Flesh and either thin it or wet blend with speed paint to get other skin tones.
I'm doing my first diorama with XPS foam, it's going to be a mine and I'm just curious what are the different coatings I can put down over the foam itself. I have mod Podge, PVA, lots of paint. Would I need to get something like plaster or drywall compound? Most of the texture will already be done so I don't want it to be anything too thick.
>>87524804if you've already textured just podge or thinned pva works fine
>>87524200you can combat staining by thinning it with a flow aid to break the tension or a medium like contrast or lahmium medium. you can also take a damp clean brush to areas you don't want to pull to suck up the excess. Also if you have a lot of areas you have pooling might want to consider 2 coats over one heavy
which skitarii should be the leader? I need to decide who to give the fancy transfer decal to
Whoever suggested gently filing the nozel of a chinese airbrush because of Burrs thanks. I was slowly testing what parts would make it chug or not with just water in it and narrowed it down, gave it a gentle file and now its running perfect.
>>87525344Centre guy is already barking ordersThe guy on left (second from our right) has the coolest gun.
Another dude done. Going to try out a blue primer for the last one rather than grey seer, see if it makes it easier
Does anyone have the list of the ‘eavy Metal paint mixes they use for the Space Marine colors?
>thread almost gone>no replacement in sight, againwhat's happening
>>87526193love your dudes anon, unironically soulful
>>87526939Thank you anon!
>>87522022>>87522327> 8 years of experienceIt shows, you're one of my favorite armor painters in /wip/
>>87526875do it yourself
>>87511775If >>87512705is what you're aiming for, you're too forcefull with your orange. It need's to be more patchy and maybe the browns need to be pushed up so become more readable, but that might also happen if you're more conservative with orange.You orange is also a little bit too unsaturated compared to your reference.Your white/gray is good and can even be more aggressive. Being careful working with such white colour is very reasonable tho, so i get it.It's a cool colour scheme, hope you find the ropes around it anon
How do conventional artist acrylic paints hold up on minis?I stopped by an art supply store to snag a cutting mat and they didn't have Vallejo, Army Painter, or Citadel. Last two didn't surprise me. But I'm wondering if more arist-oriented acrylic brands could do the job as well? Id rather buy from this local store than drive out for paints or order online.
>>87525344Either center guy because of the confident body language or the guy on the far right for the fancy head and huge gun.
>>87528088ive heard the actual nice art acrylics do okay but take a pretty significant amount of medium added to them to get down to what you would consider a workable consistency for models. Don't know which brands are above the line for 'nice' though
Base coats done
>>87528088Completely doable. Don't know about that brand but I've seen Liquitex and Golden used, Vince vouches for Golden Acrylic Gouache if that interests you. Other anon is right that you might need a flow aid.
>>87520140Fun choices my man. If you want more stuff in a similar vein knucklebonesminis is the patreon of the designer of those heads.
I'm getting into my first wargame, and am having to paint up a bunch of terrain. I suppose its obvious, but I have never painted terrain before. Is there a cheap way to do a wash on terrain en masse? Any dark shade would work, but something along the lines of drakenhof nightshade would be preferable.
>>87529529Brew a giant jar of black coffee and use as a wash.
>>87528448The thumbnail made me think I was looking at an old beekee speeder basecoated for the Salamanders chapter.
>>87529529cheap paint + water.add a bit of dish detergent if you need to break the surface tension or use some pva if you want it to collect better.