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

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  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    edited January 23
    Purple
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    Uh, I'm just working with FFG Star Wars legion. I don't think it's resin? That's the Super expensive forge world shit right?

    Not all resin is super expensive forge world stuff. GW used resin for a while for smaller stuff (their trade name was finecast). Other companies still use resin. GW is almost exclusively plastic now because their plastic molding is second to none. The plastic quality is also very high. GW can be accused of a lot of things, but not knowing how to cast incredible plastic is not on that list.

    The Star Wars Legion stuff is plastic. It's not as good a plastic as GW's, bit softer, bit more oily. I would definitely wash it with soap and water before priming.

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    Sagroth wrote: »
    Oh c'mon FyreWulff, no one's gonna pay to visit Uranus.
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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    So I want to paint my Grey Knight KT a very bright and probably obnoxious silver. I was going to use Stormhost Silver from GW but I'm not sure what color to prime with. I was thinking grey or whit might work.

    Which would be better?

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  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    Purple
    I primed my Grey Knights VSP gray and it was fine. Didn't mute the silver base at all. Though I used Leadbelcher as my base, not Stormhost.

    Sagroth wrote: »
    Oh c'mon FyreWulff, no one's gonna pay to visit Uranus.
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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    GnomeTank wrote: »
    I primed my Grey Knights VSP gray and it was fine. Didn't mute the silver base at all. Though I used Leadbelcher as my base, not Stormhost.

    Would going Leadbelcher to Stormhost look better?

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  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    Purple
    Stragint wrote: »
    GnomeTank wrote: »
    I primed my Grey Knights VSP gray and it was fine. Didn't mute the silver base at all. Though I used Leadbelcher as my base, not Stormhost.

    Would going Leadbelcher to Stormhost look better?

    Maybe? Leadbelcher is darker, but if you based with Leadbelcher, slapped some Nuln Oil on them, and then did a heavy dry brush with stormhost silver, you'd probably get a richer color build up and still have a pretty bright silver.

    Sagroth wrote: »
    Oh c'mon FyreWulff, no one's gonna pay to visit Uranus.
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  • SmokeStacksSmokeStacks The Myth, the Legend, the Bowman, the Shambler FuckerRegistered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    Badablack wrote: »
    Finished up an abominant and his platonic pal.

    That looks amazing.

    Have you gotten a C&D from Troma yet?

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  • AsherAsher Registered User regular
    Well I've started and finished my first project of the year, Aragorn and his ghosty bros.
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    painting ghosts is so easy and fun it feels like cheating.
    Aragorn took more time than all 20 ghosts.

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  • BadablackBadablack Registered User regular
    Badablack wrote: »
    Finished up an abominant and his platonic pal.

    That looks amazing.

    Have you gotten a C&D from Troma yet?

    Oh man, I didn’t even think of him being the dang toxic avenger. Got another on the sprue, his hammer is getting replaced with a mop for sure.

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    Purple
    Asher wrote: »
    Well I've started and finished my first project of the year, Aragorn and his ghosty bros.
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    painting ghosts is so easy and fun it feels like cheating.
    Aragorn took more time than all 20 ghosts.

    How did you do those ghosts? They look great!

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  • DayspringDayspring the Phoenician Registered User regular
    Purple
    Loyalists??? What madness is this?

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  • AsherAsher Registered User regular
    edited January 23
    Nips wrote: »
    Asher wrote: »
    Well I've started and finished my first project of the year, Aragorn and his ghosty bros.
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    painting ghosts is so easy and fun it feels like cheating.
    Aragorn took more time than all 20 ghosts.

    How did you do those ghosts? They look great!

    Thanks! The full method is as follows:
    Prime black
    Zenithally spray light grey with airbrush
    Spray from the top and to pick up raised areas with white.
    At this point you will have a white ghost with darker grey and black in recesses.
    Wash the mofo nihilakh oxide. Just go nuts.
    To make it more interesting shade the recesses/folds in cloaks etc with red or purple or whatever floats your boat.
    At this point the model had been significantly darkened and you're worried it doesn't look spooky enough.
    Spray from the top with white, very gently, pick out raised surfaces.
    Gently drybrush any detail thats still to dark with white. Geeeeently does it.

    Alternative process that is way easier and does not use an airbrush and honestly still looks great:
    Prime white
    Wash nihilakh oxide.
    Add other washes of your feeling fancy
    Gentle drybrush model white.

    Can also be used for holograms

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    Watching a tutorial on using tamiya clear paint for a metallic effect and it says to use a respirator. Should I use a full on respirator or will a mask over my nose and mouth work?

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  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    Purple
    Stragint wrote: »
    Watching a tutorial on using tamiya clear paint for a metallic effect and it says to use a respirator. Should I use a full on respirator or will a mask over my nose and mouth work?

    Respirator.

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  • BadablackBadablack Registered User regular
    Tamiya clears aren’t just regular bad-for-your-lungs acrylics, they’ve got some other weird shit in there. Be safe and wear a respirator when blowing that stuff in your vicinity.

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    I will go grab one tomorrow. It looks like they aren't that expensive so that is awesome.

    Thank you for the advice. Definitely don't want my lungs up for a golden demon award.

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  • NorgothNorgoth cardiffRegistered User regular
    Purple
    Tamika clear has an almost gel like consistency compared to other paint. You do not want that in your lungs because I can’t imagine it ever coming out.

  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    Purple
    We ended up getting a respirator for our airbrush. Have a vent Hood thing to vent outside but internet expert opinions are highly mixed on the safety of a particle mask vs acrylic thinner or Vallejo primer. Funny how unclear it is.

    What is this I don't even.
  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    Purple
    You always want something to catch the particulate paint and something to vent the fumes. Even a respirator won't help you much if you take it off in a room full of paint/solvent fumes.

    @Norgoth is correct. Tamiya clears are basically tinted gloss varnish. You do not want that getting caught up in your sinuses. Trust me on this I have firsthand experience.

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  • LubonyLubony Registered User regular
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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    What kind of things would I use to vent a room? I was gonna grab a respirator mask and do the painting in the garage.

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  • JustTeeJustTee Registered User regular
    Purple
    Stragint wrote: »
    What kind of things would I use to vent a room? I was gonna grab a respirator mask and do the painting in the garage.

    I have this thing: Spray Booth

    But without the extension hose. I also use a respirator. But now I'm wondering if I should be venting it out a window? Or if that's enough for my basic priming...Hmm.

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  • [Expletive deleted][Expletive deleted] The mediocre doctor NorwayRegistered User regular
    Purple
    For not getting my lungs full of paint, I use the same trick I use to not cry when peeling onions: Get someone else to do it.

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    Would doing the airbrush painting outside be a better/cheaper alternative? I'm gonna go buy a respirator mask today but I can't afford to buy much more.

    I'm also kind of wondering if my airbrush is good enough or not.

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  • ArcticLancerArcticLancer Best served chilled. Registered User regular
    edited January 24
    Purple
    WIP update for my UCM stuff. It's currently terrifying to think this is roughly 1/5th or 1/6th of everything I have, but technically I just have a ton of frigates which I would not build all of, so ... hurray for reduced scale? :P
    Anyway ...
    I was slowed down a bit by not liking my initial choice for how I was going to do "exposed metals", so that lead me to some deep digging, reverse-engineering @Dr_Keenbean's reverse-engineering of Reaper<>GW paints, ordering my best guess, and then actually testing it out. So my recent work has really just been testing my new approach to see that it works. This photo doesn't really do it justice, but I'm stoked with the results~
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    And the wider scope of progress~
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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    Turns out there are a lot of respirator masks. Anyone have affordable recommendations?

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    Purple
    I've been bogged down with indecision, having all my plastic spread from "still in box" all the way to "just needs highlights"... I sat down and decided to just catch everything up and started building it all. Once that's done I'll prime everything then I only need to pick what to paint.

    It's working so far.

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  • bobAkirafettbobAkirafett Registered User regular
    Stragint wrote: »
    Would doing the airbrush painting outside be a better/cheaper alternative? I'm gonna go buy a respirator mask today but I can't afford to buy much more.

    I'm also kind of wondering if my airbrush is good enough or not.

    My dude, I'm using a pocket compressor+gun I got for $30. What ever you're using is good enough. I got the spray booth JustTee mentioned for 50-60$ on ebay.

    (I should upgrade my compress+airbrush but I need a job, which I don't care to get)

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
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    JustTee wrote: »
    Stragint wrote: »
    What kind of things would I use to vent a room? I was gonna grab a respirator mask and do the painting in the garage.

    I have this thing: Spray Booth

    But without the extension hose. I also use a respirator. But now I'm wondering if I should be venting it out a window? Or if that's enough for my basic priming...Hmm.

    I have the hose vent through a sock, into a trash bag loosely rubber banded around the hose end. Seems to work.

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    Purple
    Stragint wrote: »
    Turns out there are a lot of respirator masks. Anyone have affordable recommendations?

    I do not have expertise to justify why an answer is right, but after reading online a bit I guessed and bought this.

    3M Dual Cartridge Respirator Assembly 3M 07193, Large https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00079FOK0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_F7JsCbX3R4X7H

    What is this I don't even.
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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    edited January 24
    Purple
    Trying to find a decent airbrush thinner on amazon, but a lot of products aren't listed specifically as thinners, and some search results are def not thinners. Almost pulled the trigger on one then found out it's super glossy.

    What's everyone's favorite (available on prime in NA) airbrush thinner?

    Would this work well? Liquitex matte medium?

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  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    edited January 24
    Purple
    I used Vallejo airbrush thinner. Pretty great. The cleaner is really good too.

    Mediums are just paint without pigment so it will still be thick, most likely.

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    edited January 25
    I used Vallejo airbrush thinner. Pretty great. The cleaner is really good too.

    Mediums are just paint without pigment so it will still be thick, most likely.

    I use vallejo airhbrush thinner as well. Though soon it will be the first time using it with GW paints. I've seen videos very successfully use airbrush thinner with GW paints and the paints used for Warmachine so I am pretty confident this wont be a nightmare.

    Edit: Cross posting from the 40K thread because I am gonna start painting this soon.
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    Would it be easier to prime these grey or white and then do dry brushing to bring out the bones?

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  • BadablackBadablack Registered User regular
    If you’ve got the airbrush, then spray on a layer of bone after the primer. Wash it brown in the recesses and then hit it with the drybrush.

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    Badablack wrote: »
    If you’ve got the airbrush, then spray on a layer of bone after the primer. Wash it brown in the recesses and then hit it with the drybrush.

    I can definitely do that. Thank you.

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    edited January 25
    Purple
    Thx gents. I'll check out Vallejo... I need to find a local place that sells it.

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  • italianranmaitalianranma Registered User regular
    edited January 25
    Purple
    Stragint wrote: »
    Turns out there are a lot of respirator masks. Anyone have affordable recommendations?

    I just went to Lowe's and bought what was available in the woodworking isle. I think something like this. It was about $32~.

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    edited January 25
    Purple
    Just to chime in on the respirator mask/dust mask thing. If you're using acrylics and water based products, anything with an N95 rating should keep you safe. A lot of people think that this is just a dust mask, but the n95 rating means that it'll pick up 95% of particulates at least .3 microns in diameter (the N means "not resistant to oil") A lot of youtubers treat acrylic paint like you need some full gasmask rig, but really anything n95 will do as long as they're water based products. When you get to anything oil you'd something higher end though.

    (For context, am certified in everything from basic respirators up to SCBA respiration for emergency petrochemical spill rescue)

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    edited January 25
    Khraul wrote: »
    Just to chime in on the respirator mask/dust mask thing. If you're using acrylics and water based products, anything with an N95 rating should keep you safe. A lot of people think that this is just a dust mask, but the n95 rating means that it'll pick up 95% of particulates at least .3 microns in diameter. A lot of youtubers treat acrylic paint like you need some full gasmask rig, but really anything n95 will do as long as they're water based products. When you get to anything oil you'd something higher end though.

    (For context, am certified in everything from basic respirators up to SCBA respiration for emergency petrochemical spill rescue)

    The only paints I have right now are GW paints, some vallejo airbrush paints, vallejo primer, vallejo gloss primer, vallejo gloss varnish, tamiya clear coat, and tamiya panel line accent paint for pin washing and I think that one is enamel paint. At least that is what Google is telling me.

    I'm also not airbrushing the tamiya panel line accent.

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  • valhalla130valhalla130 13 Dark Shield Perceives the GodsRegistered User regular
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    I'm trying to decide whether to paint my Reivers with yellow Imperial Fist armor, or try that cool looking black armor with yellow shoulder pads look for a more stealthy approach.

  • WatcherWatcher Registered User regular
    Valhalla, your yellow keeps getting better and better, go with the yellow IP armor. Plus, "stealthy" and "yellow" don't belong in the same sentence!

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