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

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  • KoregKoreg Registered User regular
    Purple
    What is she from? That is a beautiful paintjob

    If, if Reagan played disco He'd shoot it to shit You can't disco in Jackboots
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  • GR_ZombieGR_Zombie Krillin It Registered User regular
    That’s one of the new Stormcast Eternals, right?

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  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    Purple
    Yeah, Easy Build Sequitors that come out Saturday. Gw stores have a bunch on hand for painting demos.

    I just told the guy I wanted to test a new scheme before my Soul Wars box showed up and he let me have one. I'll probably toss it in one of the display cases there now that it's done. I was planning to buy the pack she comes in anyway.

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  • ArcticLancerArcticLancer Best served chilled. Registered User regular
    edited June 2018
    Purple
    Unrelated, I believe I owe you guys some photos of not-great model airplanes.
    Spoiler: You'll probably think they're great, but I assure you they are not. ;P
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    It's interesting what went well and poorly on each of them. The top one is the one I had problems with the decals (hence why it's got about 5 of the 16 it should have had), but man did the silver and yellow and weathering take nicely. The bottom one I had some real problems with my varnish going on wrong, which totally fucked up the weathering. However the blue on the bottom was absolutely perfect, and the decals pretty much worked (the edges were a little yellow and never truly disappeared). The camo pattern got mauled, and that was my bad, but I learned a lot from fucking it up so much so there's still solid lessons. I've got the final model set aside for later because I actually thought it was a really cool plane and would like to make an effort rather than use it for practice.
    So for now I've got the old Ashlynn D'Elyse alt sculpt in a jar of cleaner, and am working on heavily modifying a HG Julieta's Reginlaze. Ergo, don't hold your breath for my next project. ;)

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Those are great!!!

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    Purple
    What size of brush would be the equivalent of a monster or vehicle brush?

    I picked up a fairly nice 0 & 00 brush based on some recommendations here, but I can't really figure out larger sizing.

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  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    edited June 2018
    Something between 4 and 6 maybe?

    Here's a set for example where you can compare those sizes to a size 0.
    https://amazon.com/Vinci-Watercolor-5359-Multiple-Brushes/dp/B0069FC9FO

    edit:
    the artice description led me on a short google spree to this article and now I think I have to try out some different brushes.
    cool.conservation-us.org/waac/wn/wn14/wn14-3/wn14-307.html

    honovere on
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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    Yeah, Easy Build Sequitors that come out Saturday. Gw stores have a bunch on hand for painting demos.

    Oh goodie, I'll get that pack too just because it's an awesome model.

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    Purple
    honovere wrote: »
    Something between 4 and 6 maybe?

    Here's a set for example where you can compare those sizes to a size 0.
    https://amazon.com/Vinci-Watercolor-5359-Multiple-Brushes/dp/B0069FC9FO

    edit:
    the artice description led me on a short google spree to this article and now I think I have to try out some different brushes.
    cool.conservation-us.org/waac/wn/wn14/wn14-3/wn14-307.html

    Thank you!

    That article is actually pretty interesting as well.

    Time to go brush shopping when I'm back from vacation.

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  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    edited June 2018
    Purple
    Work continues on the smurfs. WIP Gravis Captain. A lot of his major elements are done but I still have some trim and detail to finish:
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    GnomeTank on
    Sagroth wrote: »
    Oh c'mon FyreWulff, no one's gonna pay to visit Uranus.
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  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    Purple
    I didn't paint this, a local PDX commission painter did the work for me, but I am super pleased with it:
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    Absolutely worthy of being the center piece of my smurfs. There is no way I would have gotten it to look that clean. I'm happy with my own work for most models, don't get me wrong...but there is definitely a step up painting a model with that much intricate inlaid detail.

    Sagroth wrote: »
    Oh c'mon FyreWulff, no one's gonna pay to visit Uranus.
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  • KoregKoreg Registered User regular
    edited June 2018
    Purple
    While that is gorgeous, where is his head?

    Edit: I'm dumb, they're on the right!

    Koreg on
    If, if Reagan played disco He'd shoot it to shit You can't disco in Jackboots
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  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    edited June 2018
    Purple
    Yeah I had him paint both and magnetize them. Most of my army is helmeted, I have a pretty serious thematic issue with super human power armored soldiers going in to battle without helmets...but I wanted the option to display him with his non-helmeted head.

    GnomeTank on
    Sagroth wrote: »
    Oh c'mon FyreWulff, no one's gonna pay to visit Uranus.
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  • JJ Rabbit GangmemberRegistered User regular
    edited June 2018
    A different, worse colour
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    This is me avoiding buying Soul Wars.

    J on
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  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    Purple
    Dat bronze how do?

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  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    Leadbelcher and a fuck-tonne of Agrax?

    ...because dragons are AWESOME! That's why.
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  • JJ Rabbit GangmemberRegistered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    Hashnut copper > brass scorpion > P3 radiant platinum > Stormhost Silver . Healthy doses of sepia/brown washes in the recesses.

    KhraulH3KnucklesElvenshae
  • manjimanji Registered User regular
    bike and sidecar that i got from a charity shop, painted in knights of blood colours

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    not a great picture, but i couldn't get over the no backpack thing for the gunner, so i maglocked one to the side and ran a cable into him:
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    i'm just gonna pretend it spools in like a vacuum cleaner flex.

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    Bought some Vallejo White Pumice to try as basing material since GW's basing stuff is shitty expensive in comparison.

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    Consistency is more gravelly than Stirland Mud. We'll see how this looks when it's dried.

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    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    edited June 2018
    Purple
    Alright, this barely counts as painting, and it's definitely not winning any awards any time soon, but I'm reasonably proud of this.

    I needed a Modron March for my next D&D game. So I made them from scratch, cutting and etching parts using my Glowforge. Spoilered for lolhuge.
    This is a Monodrone. It's the lowliest of Modrons.
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    This is a Duodrone. It's the second lowest, and honestly I don't like them and they're dumb but these at least look decent.
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    (Parenthetical: Fuck Tridrones. Anyone know where to get slightly-larger-than-a-d4-sized three-sided-pyramid-shaped wood blocks?)

    This is a Quadrone. Quadrones are the best. Whenever you think of Modrons, you're probably envisioning Quadrones.
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    And this is Clickclack. Clickclack's a Rogue Modron, which basically means he flipped the bird to the whole "collective hive mind" deal and decided to take up adventuring.
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    Clickclack might be drinking too much coffee nowadays, since going rogue.

    Unfortunately for Clickclack, rogues aren't treated kindly, and here he is being chased by the whole march.
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    That's six Monodrones, four Duodrones, and fourteen Quadrones. No, the numbers don't make sense. No, I don't care. My players are level 10, they're either going to steamroll this March or get pincushioned to death by it. Win win, either way!

    Like I said, baaaarely counts as painted. But I gots a game to run, and no more time to fix the issue. Brass basecoats for everyone! (Except Clickclack, he's special)

    Nips on
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  • MaydayMayday generation three hybrid Registered User regular
    edited June 2018
    That is really radrone!
    If you have the time later on, a quick wash + large drybrush will allow you to quickly make them really interesting with no talent required.

    Mayday on
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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    Purple
    Mayday wrote: »
    That is really radrone!
    If you have the time later on, a quick wash + large drybrush will allow you to quickly make them really interesting with no talent required.

    Yeah, I'll probably fix these guys later for an unspecified future game. They're too neat to just stuff in a box after one session.

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  • SmokeStacksSmokeStacks The Myth, the Legend, the Bowman, the Shambler FuckerRegistered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    Wash, drybrush, and the lazy man's basing method would make those dudes look pretty great.

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  • TacoForceTacoForce Registered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    Spoilered for huge
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  • DayspringDayspring the Phoenician Registered User regular
    Purple
    Modrons <3

    @Echo welcome to using vallejo pumice. it is so good

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    Did a test base.
    • Basecoat with Incubi Darkness
    • Drybrush/light stippling with Temple Guard Blue
    • Drybrush with Deepkin Flesh

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    Looks good, but ended up darker than I intended. May try with something lighter than Incubi Darkness, or just keep this so it doesn't grab all the attention from the Tzaangors.

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  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    That's a lovely colour and if your tzaangors are similar to the GW paint scheme I wouldn't go lighter.

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    I'm thinking a very pale blue-white for my Tzaangors. Found this and liked it.

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    Ordered some of these pink tufts too, should look suitably psychedelic on a blue-ish base.

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    Purple
    Echo wrote: »
    Ordered some of these pink tufts too, should look suitably psychedelic on a blue-ish base.

    -snip-

    Where did you order those from?

    I need neon grass for basing my Tyranids.

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
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  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    Echo wrote: »

    Oooh, the turquoise ones might be exactly what my Eldar need. The flowers are lovely, too.

  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    Purple
    Been on vacation for two weeks...

    ... So excited to get back home in a couple days and paint something

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  • [Expletive deleted][Expletive deleted] The mediocre doctor NorwayRegistered User regular
    Purple
    I got one of the army painter colored primer cans, and after spraying 3 minis it's clogged. I can't get a replacement, either, since they stopped selling them in my country.

    Is it possible to unclog it somehow?

    Sic transit gloria mundi.
  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    If only the top is clogged you can probably replace it with one from another spraycan?

  • [Expletive deleted][Expletive deleted] The mediocre doctor NorwayRegistered User regular
    Purple
    Think it's the can itself, not the nozzle.

    Sic transit gloria mundi.
  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    edited July 2018
    I'm not sure how a clog in the can would happen if it was working moments ago. I would indeed try swapping/cleaning the top.

    To be patronising, please don't try and poke anything into the can after removing the top or bad things might happen.

    Jam Warrior on
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  • [Expletive deleted][Expletive deleted] The mediocre doctor NorwayRegistered User regular
    Purple
    It was the nozzle. I took one off another can, and put it on the "busted" can, and it works. It was probably because I didn't empty the nozzle after use (by turning it upside down and spraying until no paint comes out) earlier. I usually don't need to do that with the other cans. Probably different consistency of the paint.

    Anyways, problem solved! Thanks, guys.

    Sic transit gloria mundi.
    Nips
  • MaydayMayday generation three hybrid Registered User regular
    AP nozzles (or the tips between the can and the nozzle) have been getting more and more problematic for me, which is a shame because other than that I'm very happy with the spray. I even got in touch with the boss of AP and he sent me a set of replacement nozzles, but I burned through them with just one can and had to throw away the others. So yeah, I'm looking for a better primer :(

  • McGibsMcGibs TorontoRegistered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    I've lost 3 or 4 cans of AP because of the damn nozzles.

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