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[Painting Miniatures] vs the unending tide of grey plastic

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  • MazzyxMazzyx I can dig it. Registered User regular
    edited July 15
    So I finished most of my Ghazkull Thraka today. I have been working on the models I had to repair from shipping and stuff. I still need my bone paints though for the skill.

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    Might do more checkers on him than the jaw but so far I like just that and the rest mostly metal unless it is ork or wires.

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  • TIFunkaliciousTIFunkalicious Kicking back in NebraskaRegistered User regular
    It's important not to overdo it but a little purple or orange, depending on what shade you're going for, can make really nice looking leather bits.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    Echo wrote: »
    It's important to coordinate your colors.

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    Did you paint them?

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    I've got tackle boxes for storing bitz that are unglued. I've got mini cases for assembled/painted stuff. But does anyone have any clever storage solutions for partially assembled projects? Currently basically lining shoeboxes with papertowels.

    What is this I don't even.
  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    I had a ton of those plano plastic divider boxes that I put them in

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    Yeah. I use those for bits, but what I've got now, for instance, is a bunch of terminators almost completely assembled, but with their arms off as they wait for painting.

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  • MazzyxMazzyx I can dig it. Registered User regular
    I need to build out a work space. Currently my kitchen table is awash in paints and model parts.

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  • NisiNisi Registered User regular
    I unfortunately don't have space to build a workbench, wish I did, would make painting so much easier. Currently have my paints and supplies in a Tupperware set of drawers and my airbrush set up in a large bin. Setup and breakdown takes me about 15 minutes and is kind of annoying.

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    We have one of these, which is sort of great:

    https://www.amazon.com/Painting-Station-Citadel-Model-Master/dp/B01M14EZHF/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1500297444&sr=8-2&keywords=paint+station

    However, the idea was that only a project or two would be on it. What really happens is the active project ends up on it, and then every other miniature in the house ends up behind it on the table. Including dozens of half assembled terminators, bikes, etc.

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  • EchoEcho Where da waaagh at? Moderator mod
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    However, the idea was that only a project or two would be on it. What really happens is the active project ends up on it, and then every other miniature in the house ends up behind it on the table. Including dozens of half assembled terminators, bikes, etc.

    *glances at painting table*

    Yep, checks out.

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  • McGibsMcGibs TorontoRegistered User regular
    Uh...
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  • IanatorIanator Delightfully mediocre! Registered User regular
    edited July 18
    Finished a couple of minis I bought to practice on - linked due to size.

    Reaper Bones: Angels of Protection and Darkness.

    I'll try to get a better picture of them tomorrow. This one's basically lit up by a cieling light and my monitor.

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  • ShinyRedKnightShinyRedKnight Registered User regular
    So as I've been building up my paint collection, I was able to get a discount on the Army Painter set of 50 paints and washes. I really like the colors, but some of them seem very difficult to shake up to get the seperated components remixed.

    I have had this issue with other paints, but none have required this much shaking. Can anyone speak to their experience with these paints? Are they of a decent quality compared to MSP and citadel? I do not think they are old, as it is the 2017 version of the set, and the paints aren't dried by any means.

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  • BadablackBadablack Registered User regular
    Get a box of BB's or other small metal item and put a couple in the paint bottles (after cleaning off any dirt/grease of course). They will help agitate and mix the paint a lot more easily.

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  • EchoEcho Where da waaagh at? Moderator mod
    Badablack wrote: »
    Get a box of BB's or other small metal item and put a couple in the paint bottles (after cleaning off any dirt/grease of course). They will help agitate and mix the paint a lot more easily.

    War Colours have glass agitators, and their paints actually ship with one in the bottle.

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  • ShinyRedKnightShinyRedKnight Registered User regular
    edited July 18
    Oh cool, those glass agitators might be nice. I wonder how much it would be to get a few to the US.

    I've been reading more about Army Painter and it seems some people give up on them due to the need to shake the paint more than usual, while those that stick to them really like them once they get used to it. The same goes for the primer, the company's guide is to do a close, continual back and forth spray for two or three passes, but many people try to use them like regular primer.

    Army Painter seems to create their products a bit differently, and that requires people to use them differently. Even the company is aware of it, all of their sprays and paints tell you in huge letters to follow the instructions exactly or to shake well, which I haven't seen before on other products, and it actually gives me confidence in them as they are willing be open about their stuff.

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    Has anyone worked with the lightweight plaster stuff? I've cast a bunch of rock gubbins for using on projects and I'm trying to seal the plaster properly since it's so lightweight and porous. I tried painting a few with a mix of water and PVA glue, which has sort of worked, but I'm wondering if there's anything better to try.

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  • UreshiiAkumaUreshiiAkuma Registered User regular
    I am slowly making progress on all my new Primaris Marines. I decided for the Reivers that despite being Ultramarines, an all blue armor didn't make sense / blended in too much. So I think I'm going with a Dark purple base, and just doing the large shoulder pad blue.

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  • ArchArch Actually just 981 bugs in a human suitRegistered User regular
    Blahhhhh I've been making slowwww progress on getting the other 9 Skitarii rats painted. This represents two days of work, basecoating everyone in Dryad Bark, then basing the gun in Rhinox hide, then basing the skin in Bugman's glow, then basing the reds in Mephiston and then a thin layer of Evil Sunz, and finally getting Leadbelcher on the metals of two of the models.

    Soon, soon I can start washing and detailing these guys...

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  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    Oh cool, those glass agitators might be nice. I wonder how much it would be to get a few to the US.

    They are small glass beads, I am 100% certain you don't need to import them! You'll be able to get them for pocket change on EBay.

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  • MaydayMayday generation three hybrid Registered User regular
    Arch wrote: »
    Skitarii rats

    wait wait wait
    ...and you're NOT calling them Skiratii???

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  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    Skitteratii.

    You're welcome.

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  • ShinyRedKnightShinyRedKnight Registered User regular
    Oh cool, those glass agitators might be nice. I wonder how much it would be to get a few to the US.

    They are small glass beads, I am 100% certain you don't need to import them! You'll be able to get them for pocket change on EBay.

    I'll be honest I was more enticed by the paints because they look delicious in those minimalist label bottles.

    But I started testing the paints and after a good shake, they seem really nice. The gold is better than I thought, as it layers more easily over black than MSP gold.

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  • ArcticLancerArcticLancer Best served chilled. Registered User regular
    Started following these guys literally Monday because I wanted in on the Thrall sculpt when it came along. Of course today they're opening it for preorders to ship in August. I was kinda hoping it would take longer so I could actually have money for something like this. <_<
    Someone else want to pick this up and paint it real nice on my behalf? <3
    https://etsy.com/ca/listing/544958317/28mm-wargaming-and-collectible-miniature?ref=shop_home_active_1

  • DayspringDayspring the Phoenician Registered User regular
    ...their Gabriel Angelos looks a lot better than FW's

  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    Dayspring wrote: »
    ...their Gabriel Angelos looks a lot better than FW's

    I took a shit this morning that looked better than FW's Gabriel Angelos.

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  • SmokeStacksSmokeStacks The Myth, the Legend, the Bowman, the Dino FuckerRegistered User regular
    I feel like if GW released a small, motorized paint pot shaker (basically a miniaturized version of what you see in traditional hardware stores) and put a raised aquila emblem on the front of it or something they could probably price it at $99 and watch their quarterly profits skyrocket.

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  • IanatorIanator Delightfully mediocre! Registered User regular
    It'd also be nice if their paints were produced consistently. I've had a pot of black that was just straight DOA and a white that can best be described as "chunky".

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Army Painter are the worst for that though

    Their stuff is garbage!

  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    Solar wrote: »
    Army Painter are the worst for that though

    Their stuff is garbage!

    Their inks are fantastic.

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    Ianator wrote: »
    It'd also be nice if their paints were produced consistently. I've had a pot of black that was just straight DOA and a white that can best be described as "chunky".

    I've never gotten a bad paint pot from a GW store, and the local GW store will also swap your paints if you get a crummy one.

    The comic book store that sells paints and rotates stock a lot slower, though, has had some stinkers.

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  • KneelKneel Registered User regular
    I return.

    Hello.

    Nearly done.

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Holy shit, dude.

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  • UreshiiAkumaUreshiiAkuma Registered User regular
    That corroded ax is amazing :o

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  • frayfray Registered User regular
    That's amazing @Kneel.

    Also, I meant to ask at the time but that goliath rockgrinder you posted a while ago was incredible as well, would you mind sharing your method for the yellow on it?

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  • KneelKneel Registered User regular
    edited July 20
    fray wrote: »
    That's amazing @Kneel.

    Also, I meant to ask at the time but that goliath rockgrinder you posted a while ago was incredible as well, would you mind sharing your method for the yellow on it?

    Nay problemo. It's airbrush heavy though, just to warn you:

    1) Prime black, basecoat Rhinox Hide or equivalent, followed by random patches of red - these two steps are for the rust.

    2) Using a piece of scourer, blot off some Maskol or similar masking fluid and dab it around the model to represent where the rust patches will be. Corners or spots that would act as handholds are especially ideal.

    3) All-over coat of Averland Sunset.

    4) Airbrush a lighter yellow (I used VGC Sun Yellow mixed with a little VMC Ice Yellow) into the middle of the vehicle panels.

    6) It looked a little desaturated at this point, so I tinted the whole model with a thin airbrushed coat of Casandora Yellow.

    6) Lightly airbrush thinned Rhinox Hide or equivalent into panel recesses, along panel lines and on rivets.

    7) Using bluetac, remove all the Maskol and then paint thin lines underneath all the rust patches with a mix of Sun Yellow and Ice Yellow.

    8) Seal the whole thing with gloss varnish.

    9) Thin some burnt umber oil paint with white spirit and apply it to all the panel lines and rivets. It'll run along all the recesses and provide loads more depth and griminess.

    10) Seal again with matt varnish.

    EDIT that should take you to roughly this stage:
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  • frayfray Registered User regular
    Awesome, thanks! I don't have an airbrush but I can probably replicate most of that with brushes (he says, probably overconfidently).

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  • McGibsMcGibs TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited July 21
    Finished up my Raptor Lord this morning! He's been a beast in 8th so far, sneaking in and throwing knockout punches.
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    Also tried out a turnaround gif. It's passable, but I need a better camera than what my phone has.
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  • GR_ZombieGR_Zombie Registered User regular
    I. Love. Blood fx.

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  • BadablackBadablack Registered User regular
    Where is that jump pack from?

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