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[Painting Miniatures] vs the unending tide of grey plastic

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  • Custom SpecialCustom Special Registered User regular
    They posted again that they've received thousands of responses and are getting through them. I emailed from a second address just to make sure I didn't type something wrong. They did say as long as you email them today while the promo is live, you will get the deal. So even if it takes a day or two to get responses out to everyone, you'll still get it.

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  • ArcticLancerArcticLancer Best served chilled. Registered User regular
    Yeah, it's more the inherent "Oh God what if something went wrong?" when you don't get the confirmation email. I promise I've read through pretty much all the comments on that post by this point. ;P
    Also a bit disappointing that shipping can't be combined, so that makes the buying two plan a bit shoddy. Might have to proxy them instead to save $40 on shipping.

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  • Custom SpecialCustom Special Registered User regular
    @ArcticLancer Make sure your email subject has a period on the end. I just re-sent an email with the period and got an immediate auto reply.

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  • ArcticLancerArcticLancer Best served chilled. Registered User regular
  • valhalla130valhalla130 13 Dark Shield Perceives the GodsRegistered User regular
    I have a Patriot 105, and I'm planning to use this to get a Sotar 2020.

  • UreshiiAkumaUreshiiAkuma Registered User regular
    I'm planning to get the Sotar 2020 to start practicing detail brushing, and probably an Xtreme. I'll give my old Patriot 105 to my dad for painting the wooden toys he's into making.
    I did get a email response almost immediately from sending the email, so that's good. Given the comments on Facebook about the overwhelming response, I'm not expecting to actually get these for a few months.

  • Casually HardcoreCasually Hardcore Once an Asshole. Trying to be better. Registered User regular
    I sent an email without a period so I guess I'm boned. Oh well, there's other ways to get deeply discounted high quality airbrushes.

  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    Can't recommend a Sotar enough. Game changer.

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  • SpawnbrokerSpawnbroker Registered User regular
    I painted things!

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    Is that War of the Ring minis you're painting?

    I'd love to do something like that, but it seems daunting. Maybe I'll just start with the Fellowship.

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  • ArcticLancerArcticLancer Best served chilled. Registered User regular
    I sent an email without a period so I guess I'm boned. Oh well, there's other ways to get deeply discounted high quality airbrushes.

    I'd imagine you're okay. It's more about getting the auto-response email, I expect. Can't imagine they're going to deny people on an ambiguous "period or not" situation.

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  • UreshiiAkumaUreshiiAkuma Registered User regular
    I sent an email without a period so I guess I'm boned. Oh well, there's other ways to get deeply discounted high quality airbrushes.

    I'd imagine you're okay. It's more about getting the auto-response email, I expect. Can't imagine they're going to deny people on an ambiguous "period or not" situation.

    Yea, I sent an email without a period and got an auto-response that order details would be sent later. So I wouldn't worry about a period or not.

    Separately, airbrush question! How much time / effort should be spent cleaning between switching colors? Typically I've been doing a repeated process of: put in cleaner, wipe out paint cup, put in cleaner, blow it out, repeat multiple times until comes out clear and cup is clean. This seems to use a lot of cleaner and takes a while. Any tips?

  • JJ Rabbit GangmemberRegistered User regular
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    These are fun to paint!

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  • valhalla130valhalla130 13 Dark Shield Perceives the GodsRegistered User regular
    edited January 9
    Does this checker pattern look okay?

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  • ArthilArthil Registered User regular
    edited January 6
    My question is. How does it look from a distance how the mini might be seen 90% of the time, if used for play? Looks like good, smooth lines up close with only minor color spillover in tiny spots.

    Looks good still when making the image smaller though :D

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  • EchoEcho Where da waaagh at? Moderator mod
    My airbrush really didn't want to cooperate today, lots of spatter. Guess I'm doing regular brushwork for the rest of the armor bits. Blocked in a basecoat on the skin so I have some contrast when doing the armor.

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  • DiannaoChongDiannaoChong Registered User regular
    edited January 6
    "I'll get you next time, HEMAN!"

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  • ArchArch Neat-o, mosquito! Registered User regular
    edited January 6
    Not my best work, but I was deliberately going fast instead of clean, since I have 30 more of these guys to do.

    Painting ten of them to this level took me approximately three hours, which isn't bad overall.

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    Here's to my first ten rats of 2018, and let's see if I can meet my goal of painting 40 by the end of the month!

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  • MazzyxMazzyx I can dig it. Registered User regular
    So project one of 2018/end of 2017 finished. Fear the maulerfiend.

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    Sorry about the lighting I need to take pictures in better lighting. Dude had so many details it took forever to paint.

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    Anyone have experience with non-citadel base sprays?

    I have Death Guard to paint and I'm looking for something to replace the Death Guard Green spray. The nearest GW store is an hour and a half from here and it's silly money to buy a can online (Yay Canada). Last resort I could put together an order straight from GW, but I'd need to spend $80 to avoid shipping costs.

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  • SmokeStacksSmokeStacks The Myth, the Legend, the Bowman, the Shambler FuckerRegistered User regular
    Mazzyx wrote: »
    Sorry about the lighting I need to take pictures in better lighting. Dude had so many details it took forever to paint.

    Put it in the fridge.

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  • valhalla130valhalla130 13 Dark Shield Perceives the GodsRegistered User regular
    Arthil wrote: »
    My question is. How does it look from a distance how the mini might be seen 90% of the time, if used for play? Looks like good, smooth lines up close with only minor color spillover in tiny spots.

    Looks good still when making the image smaller though :D

    How do I make the image smaller?

  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    J wrote: »
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    These are fun to paint!

    The thread where we all gawk at @J's boners.

    Love the subtle use of green on the wood & leather.

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  • ArthilArthil Registered User regular
    Arthil wrote: »
    My question is. How does it look from a distance how the mini might be seen 90% of the time, if used for play? Looks like good, smooth lines up close with only minor color spillover in tiny spots.

    Looks good still when making the image smaller though :D

    How do I make the image smaller?

    Oh I literally just CTRL-Scrolled back to do that. But I meant if viewed from farther back it seems to look good which is what you want. A detail can look great up close, but if you can't even see the black lines separating the colors from a bit of a distance the effect fails. This is like one of the few things I can carry over from my design work other than color theory really.

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  • valhalla130valhalla130 13 Dark Shield Perceives the GodsRegistered User regular
    Oh, I thought you meant the image I posted was too big. I'm not sure how to make those smaller. Photobucket used to do it for me, bhut Imgur doesn't

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  • valhalla130valhalla130 13 Dark Shield Perceives the GodsRegistered User regular
    edited January 7
    I finally finished my sixth and last tactical squad. I'm trying to decide between scouts and devastators for my next assignment. Regardless, I'm taking a couple of weeks off.
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  • JJ Rabbit GangmemberRegistered User regular
    You could use a program like gimp to resize and do any colour corrections. They look fab, just remember blowing them up to 10 inches tall will show everything
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  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    Yeah any painting app more competent than Windows Paint should do it and there’s any number of free ones; GIMP, Krita, & Paint.NET are the first that spring to mind. If you’re on tablet/mobile though you’ll probably need a separate app; surprisingly few free image apps for devices have a “resize this” button for some reason. Possibly because they feel their target audience is allergic to numbers?

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  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    Ironically I mostly use ms paint if I just want to resize pictures. Windows 10 also comes with a photo editing app inbuilt.

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  • DiannaoChongDiannaoChong Registered User regular
    We could probably use some imgur instructions in the op. (not these I'm terrible and incompetent)

    Just go in on imgur to the photo (view and edit post)
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    Then the window has numbers in the upper right, and you can shrink and it will keep your proportions right.
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    Hit apply/save and go back to the image, get the image url and post here :)

    it lets you resize with locked scale and crop. Crop on /super big/ pictures seems to have a scaling issues and it will cut off some of your photo.

    With that I present a "finished" shelf in my detolf, need a couple of touch ups and white felt for the shelf for the non rock minis to stand on. Yes I have to fix the obvious seam showing on the middle rock outcropping. It's burning a hole in my soul whenever I look at it for the moment.
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    First time using filler with foam to make terrain from scratch. It came out better than I thought it would and I learned a whole ton during the process to make for better stuff if I try again.

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  • KneelKneel Registered User regular
    More diorama WIP shots...

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  • Alistair HuttonAlistair Hutton Dr EdinburghRegistered User regular
    J wrote: »
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    These are fun to paint!

    Loving that purple. What are you using?

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  • TIFunkaliciousTIFunkalicious Kicking back in NebraskaRegistered User regular
    edited January 8
    So close! I need to figure out what color I want to make these imperial sector bases

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    Edit: Bonus Khorne icon. I think my highlights look a lot less chunky

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  • ArchArch Neat-o, mosquito! Registered User regular
    edited January 8
    Inspired by how well they did on the table today, I primed and sprayed 30 rats, and put red on 15 of the models I need to paint for my main list.

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    (Of course, I have about 40 more clanrats that are bare plastic....)

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  • ArcticLancerArcticLancer Best served chilled. Registered User regular
    9:30 PM last night
    "... I don't think I'm going to, or going to want to, paint the little yellow tips on the missile pod that I'd been considering.
    ...
    ...
    I know, instead I'll drill into the tips of each one, chamfer the hole, and file a rounded tip on a paperclip snippings to make actual tips for the rockets!"
    Successfully drills holes
    Snips and files down first paperclip piece
    ...
    "Fuck, right, I ran out of super glue earlier."


    And that's how I stopped working on the mini this weekend. :P

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  • McGibsMcGibs TorontoRegistered User regular
    I'm going to need more context on this missle pod to understand in what universe that is more desirable than painting the missile tips.

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  • ArcticLancerArcticLancer Best served chilled. Registered User regular
    edited January 8
    Ah-ha. Now you're starting to see why I'm terrible at this.

    The train of thought was along the lines of "Yellow tips are going to look pretty dull and be annoying to paint. Imperfect circles are also going to stand out on a surface that basic. ... I wonder if I can add physical detail that would make sense without too much effort?"
    Whether or not this pans out ... well, we'll see.

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  • JJ Rabbit GangmemberRegistered User regular
    J wrote: »

    These are fun to paint!

    Loving that p4urple. What are you using?

    Thanks! They are GW Paints

    In order of use:
    Xerus Purple
    Coelia Greenshade
    Genestealer Purple
    Dechala Lilac

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  • Casually HardcoreCasually Hardcore Once an Asshole. Trying to be better. Registered User regular
    So I tried creating gradients if flesh time with a mini and i ended up with a guy that looks like a sealsick oompa loompa. I should really just buy a set of paints instead of buying colors piecemeal....

  • ElaroElaro Bleeding MonumentRegistered User regular
    So I tried creating gradients if flesh time with a mini and i ended up with a guy that looks like a sealsick oompa loompa. I should really just buy a set of paints instead of buying colors piecemeal....

    This I want to see.

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  • valhalla130valhalla130 13 Dark Shield Perceives the GodsRegistered User regular
    edited January 9
    We could probably use some imgur instructions in the op. (not these I'm terrible and incompetent)

    Just go in on imgur to the photo (view and edit post)
    L5ZUAgX.png?1
    Then the window has numbers in the upper right, and you can shrink and it will keep your proportions right.
    R9YnU59.png?1
    Hit apply/save and go back to the image, get the image url and post here :)

    it lets you resize with locked scale and crop. Crop on /super big/ pictures seems to have a scaling issues and it will cut off some of your photo.

    With that I present a "finished" shelf in my detolf, need a couple of touch ups and white felt for the shelf for the non rock minis to stand on. Yes I have to fix the obvious seam showing on the middle rock outcropping. It's burning a hole in my soul whenever I look at it for the moment.
    gBpLQ2m.jpg?2

    First time using filler with foam to make terrain from scratch. It came out better than I thought it would and I learned a whole ton during the process to make for better stuff if I try again.

    Is this better?

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