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[Painting Miniatures] vs the unending tide of grey plastic

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  • JJ Rabbit GangmemberRegistered User regular
    edited October 11
    The great thing about that kit is anything you mess up while learning is just weathering!

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  • ExtreaminatusExtreaminatus Registered User regular
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    I managed to paint a thing!

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    That is one of the better yellow models I've ever seen painted. Good job, that is not an easy color to paint!

    What is this I don't even.
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  • ExtreaminatusExtreaminatus Registered User regular
    Thank you, Darke!

    Let me lower expectations by patting creaky werewolves since I just remembered that I can upload to imgur for abuse and share the link here:

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  • JJ Rabbit GangmemberRegistered User regular
    Your painting style is really awesome and those are really awesome minis.

    Also microset tastes even worse than microsol.

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  • ExtreaminatusExtreaminatus Registered User regular
    Thanks, J!

    @Dr_Keenbean had been a big influence. Blame him.

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  • ArcticLancerArcticLancer Best served chilled. Registered User regular
    @J has been a big influence on me. That's why I now post pictures once every ... lets say 14 months? ;D

    I had expected to make more progress with this current Gunpla, but then I went down the rabbit hole of metal detail parts and panel scribing and ... well, some day, guys.

  • JJ Rabbit GangmemberRegistered User regular
    Pics pics pics

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  • MugaazMugaaz Registered User regular
    Painted 40 poxwalkers

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  • KneelKneel Registered User regular
    Thing: Finished.

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  • HydroSqueegeeHydroSqueegee ULTRACAT!!!™®© Registered User regular
    So what are people's opinion on P3 paints? I take months long breaks from painting and it's a huge pain in the ass mixing my vallejo paints well when they've settled. Not to mention they get kinda gummy.

    I picked up a couple pots, and they work really nice. But I'm wondering if it's worth investing in 20-30+ colors.

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  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    I use them. Their range isn't big enough to use them exclusively, but their colours all have good spots. I use Jack Bone as all of my tan colours base. It's a nice dark bone colour. I use Thrall Flesh for most of my final green highlights, as it's a nice, washed out pale green. Coal Blak is pretty much a must have (it's actually really really really really really dark green).

    However, transfer them to dropper bottles ASAP. The pots they come in are awful and after a few dozen opens/closes the lid hinge snaps, the little tap breaks off, and the lid starts to deteriorate, causing the paint to start to dry out.

  • HydroSqueegeeHydroSqueegee ULTRACAT!!!™®© Registered User regular
    Is coal black really dark? I was wondering since the pallets I've seen make it look blue. Like really blue. Was wondering how that could be true.

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  • DraevenDraeven Registered User regular
    its more like old school midnight blue hydro...

    Morskitter wrote "Spikes, choppas, tentacles, magic? Can't hold a candle to Sergeant Pimp here."

  • KneelKneel Registered User regular
    Coal black is gorgeous, like a really dark turqoise.

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  • EchoEcho Where da waaagh at? Moderator mod
    Kneel wrote: »
    Coal black is gorgeous, like a really dark turqoise.

    I really like it for making shading mixes, since shadows aren't actually black.

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    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
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  • JJ Rabbit GangmemberRegistered User regular
    I did the thing

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  • BadablackBadablack Registered User regular
    So who is 01?

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  • SurfpossumSurfpossum A nonentity trying to preserve the anonymity he so richly deserves.Registered User regular
    Having regained some spirit, I dug through my big box of crafting supplies and found some still sort of usable clay. Figured I'd try my hand at making some bases.

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    Cobblestones turned out to be pretty easy and don't look half bad, if I say so myself.

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    Threw some of the crumbles into puddles of glue, maybe they'll look okay as swampy stuff? We'll see!

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    And here's a dog testing out the new base after I slapped some paint on it. I'm pretty pleased thus far.

    Now to wake up tomorrow to find the paint has reacted with the clay and burned my house down.

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  • see317see317 Taco Count 2017: 61 Registered User regular
    J wrote: »
    I did the thing

    awesome gundam

    Just curious, have you been pointed towards the SE++ GunPla thread?
    Don't want to seem like I'm chasing you out of this thread, but I'm sure the handful of people that don't post in both this thread and that one would love to see your work too.

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    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
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  • KneelKneel Registered User regular
    That Land Raider sold within a day. Lovely.

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  • TIFunkaliciousTIFunkalicious Kicking back in NebraskaRegistered User regular
    How do you describe your pretty models on ebay since "pro painted" is code for "not even close"?

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  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    How do you describe your pretty models on ebay since "pro painted" is code for "not even close"?

    Funnily enough Angel Giraldez sells his stuff advertised as pro painted.

  • KneelKneel Registered User regular
    I still list it as 'pro-painted', safe in the knowledge that while I can't approach the quality of Komets or Giraldez, it still shits over a large percentage of the other 'pro-painted' auctions on eBay.

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  • KneelKneel Registered User regular
    Badablack wrote: »
    So who is 01?
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    Sorry
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  • SmokeStacksSmokeStacks The Myth, the Legend, the Bowman, the Dino FuckerRegistered User regular
    Kneel wrote: »
    I still list it as 'pro-painted', safe in the knowledge that while I can't approach the quality of Komets or Giraldez, it still shits over a large percentage of the other 'pro-painted' auctions on eBay.

    Do you also make sure to add L@@K in the listing as well?

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  • KneelKneel Registered User regular
    Kneel wrote: »
    I still list it as 'pro-painted', safe in the knowledge that while I can't approach the quality of Komets or Giraldez, it still shits over a large percentage of the other 'pro-painted' auctions on eBay.

    Do you also make sure to add L@@K in the listing as well?

    And don't forget 'W@W!'.

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  • AsherAsher Registered User regular
    edited October 15
    I painted a thiiiiiiing!

    I swear this is the first model I've painted in a million years. Or like 2 months.

    Konflikt 47 Sherman-T The T stands for Tesla.

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    Better pics after weathering.

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    Asher wrote: »
    I painted a thiiiiiiing!

    I swear this is the first model I've painted in a million years. Or like 2 months.

    Konflikt 47 Sherman-T The T stands for Tesla.

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    Better pics after weathering.

    Ohh that looks hot, I just finished my first BA us airborne platoon last week

    I saw a kid get handed a JB poster by who I presume was his parents outside my store today....he tore it in half infront of his horrified parents.....There's hope for our youth yet!
  • SurfpossumSurfpossum A nonentity trying to preserve the anonymity he so richly deserves.Registered User regular
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    I'm pretty pleased with the overall appearance of these, especially considering how easy they were to make. Probably gonna be doing the same thing for the next crew.

    Painted up and poured resin onto the swampy bases; they're looking okay so far but we'll see how they turn out once they set.

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  • valhalla130valhalla130 13 Dark Shield Perceives the GodsRegistered User regular
    I want to paint my scouts as if they have five o clock shadow, like they've been put in the bush for a few days. Any suggestions for how to go about it so they don't just look like Fred Flintstone?

  • BizazedoBizazedo Registered User regular
    I am so envious of all of your abilities. Good pics from all of you over the last few pages.

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  • NorgothNorgoth Registered User regular
    I want to paint my scouts as if they have five o clock shadow, like they've been put in the bush for a few days. Any suggestions for how to go about it so they don't just look like Fred Flintstone?

    A really really really thin glaze of dark grey would be my bet.

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  • DayspringDayspring the Phoenician Registered User regular
    Asher wrote: »
    I painted a thiiiiiiing!

    I swear this is the first model I've painted in a million years. Or like 2 months.

    Konflikt 47 Sherman-T The T stands for Tesla.


    Better pics after weathering.

    Tesla...tank...?

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  • Custom SpecialCustom Special Registered User regular
    Dayspring wrote: »
    Asher wrote: »
    I painted a thiiiiiiing!

    I swear this is the first model I've painted in a million years. Or like 2 months.

    Konflikt 47 Sherman-T The T stands for Tesla.


    Better pics after weathering.

    Tesla...tank...?


    Knew it would be that song before I even clicked.
    I have listened to that soundtrack so much, it's really good.

    On topic, I'm a chump and never make time to paint plastic things!

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  • ExtreaminatusExtreaminatus Registered User regular
    Stop being a chump!

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  • DiannaoChongDiannaoChong Registered User regular
    edited October 17
    I need your guys advice. I went overboard with oxide weathering, just....... dont ask. I had a few opinions that ranged, but I'm afraid some people are being too nice

    I am kind of disappointed with how it started coming out, so I rushed the wash, and then realised the bright bricks are too bright, and the base color should have been the darker bricks instead. I haven't drybrushed yet but its going to move even lighter across the brick.

    I am pretty sure I should strip the roof and this weathering just doesnt work on wide flat surfaces, what do you guys think?
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    I'm stuck at 'do I fix the roof's weathering by making it uniform' or 'strip it and dont ever do this again'

    It's from the reaper kickstarter, but It's not the flexible bones material, its a hard plastic. I don't have a good way to test the material in simple green or anything. Has anyone had experience with stripping this stuff?

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  • KneelKneel Registered User regular
    edited October 17
    By the way, if you hate models that feature 18-ish near-identical components, each in two parts that have mould lines running down their fiddly lengths that can (and did) cause knife-in-thumb shenanigans during clean-up...

    Then you might want to give the Primaris Repulsor a miss (and not build two like this pillark).

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  • MaydayMayday generation three hybrid Registered User regular
    Joke's on you, I gave it a miss the moment I saw it!

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  • DiannaoChongDiannaoChong Registered User regular
    Kneel wrote: »
    By the way, if you hate models that feature 18-ish near-identical components, each in two parts that have mould lines running down their fiddly lengths that can (and did) cause knife-in-thumb shenanigans during clean-up...

    Then you might want to give the Primaris Repulsor a miss (and not build two like this pillark).

    Don't listen to this person.

    Everyone know spilt blood to the hobby gods increases performance in game.

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