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

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  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    I got a bunch of 40k stuff from a seller on ebay he sent along something extra
    Paint!
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    A lot of it is dried out or settled. I know just by shaking a few it came back to paint but it needed a lot of mixing or stiring to get back to the color it was. is it worth trying to resuscitate?

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  • BadablackBadablack Registered User regular
    Those are foundation paints so they’re gonna naturally be thicker and goopier. Try adding acrylic medium instead of water, and agitator beads. That should fix anything that’s not just a solid rubbery lump.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    Badablack wrote: »
    Those are foundation paints so they’re gonna naturally be thicker and goopier. Try adding acrylic medium instead of water, and agitator beads. That should fix anything that’s not just a solid rubbery lump.

    Some of them are kind of a slimy lump
    I was using a toothpick to see if I can stir them back up one of them is maybe not going to make it the rest are just in need of a stir

  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    edited March 15
    Purple
    e: Never mind, just read you ARE NOT supposed to thin VSP.

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    GnomeTank wrote: »
    e: Never mind, just read you ARE NOT supposed to thin VSP.

    If VSP is vallejo surface primer you definitely can thin it and it dries faster. I used thinner when I primed my two imperial knights and warglaives.

    It absolutely isn't required for a good prime though.

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  • BurnageBurnage Registered User regular
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    Stragint wrote: »
    GnomeTank wrote: »
    e: Never mind, just read you ARE NOT supposed to thin VSP.

    If VSP is vallejo surface primer you definitely can thin it and it dries faster. I used thinner when I primed my two imperial knights and warglaives.

    It absolutely isn't required for a good prime though.

    I think this might depend on the material that you're priming. In my experience, if it's thinned even slightly it'll have a really hard time adhering to metal.

  • ArcticLancerArcticLancer Best served chilled. Registered User regular
    Purple
    I feel like a broken record having to say this every time it comes up - VSP can definitely very by the bottle, and the vast majority of the time I have to thin it quite a bit to not immediately clog my airbrush (like, somewhere around 2:1 VSP to airbrush thinner). I've never had anything close to the experience others describe here of being able to throw it straight in and go. It 100% works fine thinned.

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  • BotznoyBotznoy Registered User regular
    Guys painting Space Marine Centurions is the worst

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  • valhalla130valhalla130 13 Dark Shield Perceives the GodsRegistered User regular
    edited March 16
    Purple
    I believe it. Which is why after my last game, I've decided to go all Primaris Marines. No more tiny, squatting marines for me.

    Besides, Shadowspear looks awesome. And they might not play the best, but I'll rotate other stuff in as they release new models. Like Primaris devs. I can't wait for those.

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  • SmokeStacksSmokeStacks The Myth, the Legend, the Bowman, the Shambler FuckerRegistered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    Botznoy wrote: »
    Guys painting Space Marine Centurions is the worst

    I really want to get Centurions because I think they look cool, but they're ridiculously expensive and I hear they're not that great on the table.

    I can see how painting them would be a difficult process.

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  • BotznoyBotznoy Registered User regular
    I managed to get them for half price and apparently they got their point cost slashed in half aswell?

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  • NorgothNorgoth cardiffRegistered User regular
    Purple
    Botznoy wrote: »
    Guys painting Space Marine Centurions is the worst

    I really want to get Centurions because I think they look cool, but they're ridiculously expensive and I hear they're not that great on the table.

    I can see how painting them would be a difficult process.

    Right now they are probably one of the best space marine units. They got an huge points decrease.

    Stacking multiple + to hit on crimson fists ones is an incredible amount of firepower with bolterdrill.

    If you want to kill hordes of dudes dead then they are your guys.

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    Purple
    Norgoth wrote: »
    Botznoy wrote: »
    Guys painting Space Marine Centurions is the worst

    I really want to get Centurions because I think they look cool, but they're ridiculously expensive and I hear they're not that great on the table.

    I can see how painting them would be a difficult process.

    Right now they are probably one of the best space marine units. They got an huge points decrease.

    Stacking multiple + to hit on crimson fists ones is an incredible amount of firepower with bolterdrill.

    If you want to kill hordes of dudes dead then they are your guys.

    Are we talking Devastator or Assault centurions?

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
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    I can't edit comments on my work pc apparently... Follow up being, bolter drill only works for the hurricane bolters and not the heavy bolters, correct?

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  • valhalla130valhalla130 13 Dark Shield Perceives the GodsRegistered User regular
    Purple
    Bolter drill should work for any bolt type weapon. Bolter discipline only works on rapid fire bolt weapons, like boltguns or bolt rifles.

    Khraul
  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    Purple
    Do bolters shoot paint now?

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  • DraevenDraeven Registered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    Asher wrote: »
    I have been painting the Shadespire warbands! this is really giving me my painting mojo back. Got these guys a week ago and I've managed to carve out enough painting time to get Steelheart's Champions done. Garracks Reavers are also 80% of the way there.

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    Had heaps of fun painting them, and doing the little conversions too. Of course I'd forgotten how good my camera was at finding all the little flaws and bits I've missed and need to touch up, so I guess there's more to be done ... :P

    your skin tones are so fucking good, depth with out being muddled, great highlighting...god man so good.

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    Bolter drill should work for any bolt type weapon. Bolter discipline only works on rapid fire bolt weapons, like boltguns or bolt rifles.
    That's part of the reason why all the new SM weapons popping up are 'bolty bolts of boltiness,' so that they also are included in the bolter drill rules.

  • RiusRius Registered User regular
    edited March 17
    I finally bought some paint and brushes and stuff so I can stop freeloading off my buddy who got me into this in the first place

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    Gonna start painting some of my Deathwatch fellas' chapter shoulder pads, and do some touch up work on them otherwise

    Rius on
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  • RiusRius Registered User regular
    Shoulderpads!

    I didn't get Maccrag Blue to do my Novamarines fella, but these eight are pretty good to go and the tenth is a Black Shield so he's already fine. I need to work a bit more on the Space Wolves one, I'm not really happy with that, but the rest came out pretty nice.

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  • AsherAsher Registered User regular
    Draeven wrote: »

    your skin tones are so fucking good, depth with out being muddled, great highlighting...god man so good.
    Thanks man! I really, really enjoy painting skin and I've been having a lot of fun recently and over the last few years playing around with different skin tones. Human faces are really facinating and kinda creepy when you start really looking at what colours they are. On the same note, I finished Garreks Reavers (except Tagors top knot which I juuuust noticed)

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    The main man! They don't call him Garrek Pristine Beard thats for sure.

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    Arnulf, the gangs #1 redshirt!

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    Tagore is also here!

    I've also got started on the Farstriders. Loving painting fur cloaks.
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