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[Painting Miniatures] What colour is the best colour to paint your miniatures?

DayspringDayspring the PhoenicianRegistered User regular
edited May 4 in Critical Failures
Welcome to the next Painting Miniatures thread!
All are welcome, whatever your skill level, whatever game/hobby/you are into, as long as it is vaguely small and requires painting.
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[Painting Miniatures] What colour is the best colour to paint your miniatures? 60 votes

Purple
53%
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A different, worse colour
46%
McGibssee317W2DraevenGabriel_PittBlazeFireJTastyfishKetBrajammuArchHefflingUncle_BalsamicstopgapDenadaCustom SpecialTIFunkaliciousSvenskaElvenshaeSmokeStacks 28 votes
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  • TIFunkaliciousTIFunkalicious Kicking back in NebraskaRegistered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    A hellblaster whose armor still needs some highlights. I've been trying harder on skin and eyes and I think this is my best example so far

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  • DayspringDayspring the Phoenician Registered User regular
    Purple
    The orange glow looks really good with that armour!

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  • FroThulhuFroThulhu Registered User regular
    The way I see it, you've got two options:

    Purple to make them fly

    Or red, to make em go faster

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  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    This is just showing off

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  • ShinyRedKnightShinyRedKnight Registered User regular
    Brainleech wrote: »
    This is just showing off

    Look humans. Look at what my cybernetic faculties can achieve.

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  • valhalla130valhalla130 13 Dark Shield Perceives the GodsRegistered User regular
    Purple
    I made the top post. Man.... that means a lot.

    I gotta get back to painting.

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  • ExtreaminatusExtreaminatus Registered User regular
    Purple
    I'm signing for, and moving into my new house next week. I am practically jumping around with excitement at being able to start painting again.

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  • BurnageBurnage Registered User regular
    Purple
    I opened this thread up fully ready to say "purple", so good job with the poll options! I'm also making a personal vow to post something that I've painted in this thread, eventually.

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  • [Expletive deleted][Expletive deleted] The mediocre doctor NorwayRegistered User regular
    Purple
    FroThulhu wrote: »
    The way I see it, you've got two options:

    Purple to make them fly

    Or red, to make em go faster

    Checks out.

    You need them red to go fast, and blue to be lucky enough not to fall down. And by their powers combined: purple

    Sic transit gloria mundi.
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  • [Expletive deleted][Expletive deleted] The mediocre doctor NorwayRegistered User regular
    Purple
    Also, I'm disappointed that the color choice in the poll for purple is, in fact, not purple but red.

    You had one job, Dayspring!

    Sic transit gloria mundi.
  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    I may have voted differently if there were more purple miniatures in the OP.
    Just saying that all the other different, worse colors had a lot more representation than purple.

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    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
  • DayspringDayspring the Phoenician Registered User regular
    Purple
    Also, I'm disappointed that the color choice in the poll for purple is, in fact, not purple but red.

    You had one job, Dayspring!

    One is red, one is blue. Together, purple!
    Whichever one you vote for, purple wins

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  • TIFunkaliciousTIFunkalicious Kicking back in NebraskaRegistered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    I primed a kabalite warrior as a test model. What shade of purple is best to use as a base?

  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    I primed a kabalite warrior as a test model. What shade of purple is best to use as a base?

    Grimace.

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  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    Purple
    Vallejo Game Color Hexed Lichen for straight up purple or GW Screamer Pink for a more violet/magenta.

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  • GaryOGaryO Registered User regular
    Its been a while but I have more of my Transformer marines.
    For those who don't know i've spent like the last 2 years or so painting up Space Marines as various Transformers. I've got something over a full companys worth of marines.
    I finally got some Primaris marines at Christmas and actually got them painted. (except bases), did them all as some of the bots that came out around 1990 that all had a gimmick of somekind

    So first up some Headmasters; Hardhead, Highbrow (sadly a regualar marine) and Cerebro
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    Targetmasters (obviously using Hellblaster marines because of the giant gun); Crosshairs, Pointblank and Sureshot
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    Normal Primaris Marines; The hilariously named Erector, Countdown (these two are actually named after early 90's minicon toys I had, Countdown came with a rocket base, it was awesome) and Sprocket
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    2 Sparkabots (toys that made sparks when you pushed them along the floor) and a Headmaster; Fizzle, Nightbeat and Sizzle
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    Action Masters (bots that couldn't transform); Powerflash, Rad and Rollout
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    1 more Action Master; Jackpot, a normal bot, Cosmos (turned into a flying saucer) and the sole Decepticon of todays pictures a Targetmaster, Triggerhappy
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  • DiannaoChongDiannaoChong Registered User regular
    Purple
    You know, I really like purple as a color. But recently I went "maybe I shouldnt use purple this time and try some variety". My paint budget is $0 right now but I still keep eyeing purple washes because I need it.

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  • override367override367 ALL minions Registered User regular
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    I've been painting a bunch of miniatures using online guides over the last few weeks in what free time I got, (pictured, most recent one), they're for D&D so they're not very big

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    Most of the online videos for painting these, especially the eyes, are on the level of "draw 2 circles, draw the rest of the fucking owl" for me. I'm starting to think there's no tricks except just keep painting until you don't suck

    however, I have about 200 3d printed dungeon tiles to paint and there's gotta be some trick for those... I'm thinking grey spray primer and just throwing a wash over the whole bunch?

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    Purple
    I've been painting a bunch of miniatures using online guides over the last few weeks in what free time I got, (pictured, most recent one), they're for D&D so they're not very big

    OqWvzid.png

    Most of the online videos for painting these, especially the eyes, are on the level of "draw 2 circles, draw the rest of the fucking owl" for me. I'm starting to think there's no tricks except just keep painting until you don't suck

    however, I have about 200 3d printed dungeon tiles to paint and there's gotta be some trick for those... I'm thinking grey spray primer and just throwing a wash over the whole bunch?

    Anything I've seen about bulk terrain is that rattlecans and washed are your friends. Add a quick dry brush highlight if you feel like it.

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    Purple
    Anyone have any experience with non GW spray bases?

    I don't feel like spending $20 on a rattle can when I can get the same-ish color from a hardware store brand BUT I don't want to use a hardware store rattle can and then have a regular pot of GW acrylic not adhere to it properly.

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  • override367override367 ALL minions Registered User regular
    ive got a can of Army Painter primer that works pretty good

    Khraul
  • BadablackBadablack Registered User regular
    I know those transformer marines aren’t about following gear rules or making a legal army, but you could probably run a legit Deathwatch army with some finagling.

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  • TIFunkaliciousTIFunkalicious Kicking back in NebraskaRegistered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    At some point I just needed to stop touching up kharn and just clearcoat him to get him off my desk. I have a hard time calling something finished when there's a dozen more things I want to do

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  • McGibsMcGibs TorontoRegistered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    Can't... stop... making evil robots...

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    Punchy Dread (all my current ones have arm weapons)

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    Deredeo Dread arachnoid.

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    McGibs wrote: »
    Can't... stop... making evil robots...

    Never stop making evil robots.

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
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  • IanatorIanator Delightfully mediocre! Registered User regular
    see317 wrote: »
    McGibs wrote: »
    Can't... stop... making evil robots...

    Never stop making evil robots.

    ? ? ? ?

    More seriously, I'd love to see something like Hero Forge but for mecha. Build your own tabletop robot minis from a selection of modular parts, Armored Core style.

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    Ianator wrote: »
    see317 wrote: »
    McGibs wrote: »
    Can't... stop... making evil robots...

    Never stop making evil robots.

    ? ? ? ?

    More seriously, I'd love to see something like Hero Forge but for mecha. Build your own tabletop robot minis from a selection of modular parts, Armored Core style.

    Did you ever play with RoboForge back in the day?
    It's been a pretty substantial amount of time, I don't know if it's still around for download or not.
    But it let you "build" robots out of a selection of parts and styles. Might be fun to see if there was some way to print them using a 3d printer.

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    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
  • valhalla130valhalla130 13 Dark Shield Perceives the GodsRegistered User regular
    Purple
    I am running into a small problem. Literally.

    I'm assembling the Primaris Apothecary, and he's really easy to build, but those servo-arms on his backpack have one issue. The little piece that attaches to the arm with the syringe or saw is very thin, with a very small diameter to the little arm. I'm pretty sure the one I wanted to use, the little drill, is going to break. And I still haven't gotten all the plastic cut away from where it attached to the sprue.

    I'm going to use the other attachment, the one that looks like a taser. Does anyone have any suggestions for not doing this again to this next piece?

  • AShieldOfMeatAShieldOfMeat Registered User regular
    however, I have about 200 3d printed dungeon tiles to paint and there's gotta be some trick for those... I'm thinking grey spray primer and just throwing a wash over the whole bunch?

    The guides I have seen for simple 3D printed terrain is to drybrush with three tones over black primer. Also for whatever reason, latex paint is popular for this.

    I think you will want to be a bit careful with washes as they might make the serrations from the printing obvious (assuming a FDM printer; I am less sure about resin ones).

  • BadablackBadablack Registered User regular
    I am running into a small problem. Literally.

    I'm assembling the Primaris Apothecary, and he's really easy to build, but those servo-arms on his backpack have one issue. The little piece that attaches to the arm with the syringe or saw is very thin, with a very small diameter to the little arm. I'm pretty sure the one I wanted to use, the little drill, is going to break. And I still haven't gotten all the plastic cut away from where it attached to the sprue.

    I'm going to use the other attachment, the one that looks like a taser. Does anyone have any suggestions for not doing this again to this next piece?


    You might want to invest in some new clippers. Dull ones will just mash the piece off the sprue and lead to warping and broken bits. A new xacto blade for getting rid of sprue bits helps too but with those tiny pieces it’s all about that first cut off the sprue with clippers.

    You could try fixing the broken pieces by carefully coating the snapped off part in plastic glue and setting it at the correct angle.

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  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    edited May 5
    Alternatively a razor saw or jeweller’s saw can be used to cut the piece from the sprue; because it removes the kerf rather than pushing it away, you don’t get as much sideways pressure on the part so it’s less likely to break.

    If you’re going to try to repair a broken part, invest in some ‘paint on’ poly cement (the water-thin kind that wicks into thin gaps) as it leaves far less residue, though the working time is much, much shorter.

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    For some reason I thought it was a good idea to do all the gold trim first and then fill in the armor panels.

    My current hypothesis is that I subconsciously hate myself.

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    edited May 5
    Purple
    Echo wrote: »
    For some reason I thought it was a good idea to do all the gold trim first and then fill in the armor panels.

    My current hypothesis is that I subconsciously hate myself.

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    For what its worth I'm pretty sure the Warhammer TV method is prime gold, paint blue.

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    Yep, that's why I did it. Still of the opinion that I'm better off doing the gold later.

    Going to airbrush my exalted sorcerers instead.

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  • valhalla130valhalla130 13 Dark Shield Perceives the GodsRegistered User regular
    Purple
    The piece didnt snap off and when i got home, i managed to cut away the excess with my exacto, which i had left at home.

    I took a chance and used the drill piece I wanted, and I'm just going to have to be careful transporting this model, but wow, is this guy full of character.

    I also just spent a couple of hours watching white armor videos, and GW's method of just not painting white at all, but grey, just looks grey to me. Im gonna go with something else.

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    I've been painting a bunch of miniatures using online guides over the last few weeks in what free time I got, (pictured, most recent one), they're for D&D so they're not very big

    OqWvzid.png

    Most of the online videos for painting these, especially the eyes, are on the level of "draw 2 circles, draw the rest of the fucking owl" for me. I'm starting to think there's no tricks except just keep painting until you don't suck

    however, I have about 200 3d printed dungeon tiles to paint and there's gotta be some trick for those... I'm thinking grey spray primer and just throwing a wash over the whole bunch?

    You should drybrush after the wash. The way I'd do it would be coat black, use a dark gray spray over that, unevenly, wash, then drybrush to make the details pop. I've found no drybrush highlight makes it very drab and dull looking.

  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    Purple
    Echo wrote: »
    Yep, that's why I did it. Still of the opinion that I'm better off doing the gold later.

    Going to airbrush my exalted sorcerers instead.

    Here's a tip: either way is awful. There is no enjoyable way to paint rubrics.

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    Purple
    Basing stuff finally showed up!

    Astrogranite Debris... I'm thinking base, wash with nuln oil, drybrush dawnstone and add a couple of tiny red/orange highlights to suggest an ashen wasteland with a few still burning embers.

    ...that's how I see it going in my head anyway...

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  • TIFunkaliciousTIFunkalicious Kicking back in NebraskaRegistered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    I might have drybrushed this thing's wings a little too vigorously. Is there a way to bring it down a little bit? Maybe the blue citadel glaze?

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  • KoregKoreg Registered User regular
    Purple
    I really like the bold drybrush on the wings!

    Maybe a darker shade in the crevices? Like a dark blue wash?

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