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

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  • TIFunkaliciousTIFunkalicious Kicking back in NebraskaRegistered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    Tested out the Magos Purple contrast paint on a daemonette and it came out pretty much how I hoped it would. Contrast seems uniquely good for GW daemons because they have a lot of texture and are 90% one color

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  • VikingViking regular Registered User regular
    Purple
    Yeah I just finished a squad of 30 plaguebearers and contrast meant it took virtually no time at all for a reasonable table top quality paintjob.

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  • TheGerbilTheGerbil regular Registered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    I feel like I'm hitting a bit of a plateau in painting. Anyone got any criticisms for me based on my Chariot above? I feel like I need something to work on and not just a vague sense of "this isn't as great as it could be."


  • honoverehonovere regular Registered User regular
    edited July 22
    TheGerbil wrote: »
    I feel like I'm hitting a bit of a plateau in painting. Anyone got any criticisms for me based on my Chariot above? I feel like I need something to work on and not just a vague sense of "this isn't as great as it could be."

    I think your highlighting works already pretty well and will improve further just with practice. What that model could use is some shadows to give it more depth. For a start I'd go with washes. The metals you can give a wash all over I think (black for the silver, brown for the gold), while with the blue armour I would apply some washes only in the recesses. Depending on what effect you want to achieve a dark green or blue or even purple or red could work, with a black wash in the deeper recesses maybe. THink about where differnt materials overly or parts of the armou go over other parts. The areas can use more shadow to seperate the parts from each other.

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  • ArcticLancerArcticLancer Best served chilled. Registered User regular
    Purple
    TheGerbil wrote: »
    I feel like I'm hitting a bit of a plateau in painting. Anyone got any criticisms for me based on my Chariot above? I feel like I need something to work on and not just a vague sense of "this isn't as great as it could be."
    I think you'd benefit from working on the depth of your shading. You're doing a great job of highlighting things, but it looks like it's base colour + highlight with no working up or extra layers? Bar-none, the easiest place to practice this sort of thing is capes, because of their shapes and general smoothness. It's a lot more difficult to do interesting shading on flat areas without an airbrush (like the chariot's main body, for example), so I'd focus on just trying to get more colour into your details at the moment~
    I wish I could offer you some tips on improving metallic areas, but I've never been good at that myself and very, very rarely use metallic colours.

  • JJ regular Rabbit GangmemberRegistered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    Abuse washes like nobodies business and your metal will be amazing in no time flat.

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  • ArcticLancerArcticLancer Best served chilled. Registered User regular
    Purple
    I'm now confident that you don't shake your paint bottles, but punch them into submission. ;P

  • JJ regular Rabbit GangmemberRegistered User regular
    edited July 22
    A different, worse colour
    My p3 paint lids keep cracking. Could be related.

    Metal base. Brown/black/red washes just applied over and over. Highlight and add rust. Half the time I don't even wait for them to fully dry. Just aimed more towards the hilt as I applied more.

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  • TheGerbilTheGerbil regular Registered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    honovere wrote: »
    TheGerbil wrote: »
    I feel like I'm hitting a bit of a plateau in painting. Anyone got any criticisms for me based on my Chariot above? I feel like I need something to work on and not just a vague sense of "this isn't as great as it could be."

    I think your highlighting works already pretty well and will improve further just with practice. What that model could use is some shadows to give it more depth. For a start I'd go with washes. The metals you can give a wash all over I think (black for the silver, brown for the gold), while with the blue armour I would apply some washes only in the recesses. Depending on what effect you want to achieve a dark green or blue or even purple or red could work, with a black wash in the deeper recesses maybe. THink about where differnt materials overly or parts of the armou go over other parts. The areas can use more shadow to seperate the parts from each other.
    Hmm I did use reikland fleshshade on the gold for the warm gold look and of course nuln oil on the leadbelcher.

    I used a very thinned down nuln oil on the blue just to try to get the recesses and avoid that smeared look nuln oil can bring. I think layering in general is a good next step though.


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  • honoverehonovere regular Registered User regular
    TheGerbil wrote: »
    honovere wrote: »
    TheGerbil wrote: »
    I feel like I'm hitting a bit of a plateau in painting. Anyone got any criticisms for me based on my Chariot above? I feel like I need something to work on and not just a vague sense of "this isn't as great as it could be."

    I think your highlighting works already pretty well and will improve further just with practice. What that model could use is some shadows to give it more depth. For a start I'd go with washes. The metals you can give a wash all over I think (black for the silver, brown for the gold), while with the blue armour I would apply some washes only in the recesses. Depending on what effect you want to achieve a dark green or blue or even purple or red could work, with a black wash in the deeper recesses maybe. THink about where differnt materials overly or parts of the armou go over other parts. The areas can use more shadow to seperate the parts from each other.
    Hmm I did use reikland fleshshade on the gold for the warm gold look and of course nuln oil on the leadbelcher.

    I used a very thinned down nuln oil on the blue just to try to get the recesses and avoid that smeared look nuln oil can bring. I think layering in general is a good next step though.

    In the recesses you can go with undiluted washes, I think. And for steel or silver you can go pretty heavy all over with extra layer in the recesses. Reikland fleshade is okay for gold all over but for deeper shades, go darker, either brown or if you want to experiment a bit maybe purple, because it contrasts nicely with the yellow part of the gold.

  • Lord_AsmodeusLord_Asmodeus goeticSobriquet: Here is your magical cryptic riddle-tumour: I AM A TIME MACHINERegistered User regular
    edited July 22
    Purple
    I think I'll just paint over the silvered edges. I also have some rose and thorn stencils and an airbrush I was going to use, but I'll stick with that and putting silver on the bladed bits of their armor instead of putting a 'razor' edge on every edge of their armor. It's still an idea I like, maybe in the future I'll go back and touch them up that way but for now I like the pinkish red edging/highlighting work I already did

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  • TheGerbilTheGerbil regular Registered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    honovere wrote: »
    TheGerbil wrote: »
    honovere wrote: »
    TheGerbil wrote: »
    I feel like I'm hitting a bit of a plateau in painting. Anyone got any criticisms for me based on my Chariot above? I feel like I need something to work on and not just a vague sense of "this isn't as great as it could be."

    I think your highlighting works already pretty well and will improve further just with practice. What that model could use is some shadows to give it more depth. For a start I'd go with washes. The metals you can give a wash all over I think (black for the silver, brown for the gold), while with the blue armour I would apply some washes only in the recesses. Depending on what effect you want to achieve a dark green or blue or even purple or red could work, with a black wash in the deeper recesses maybe. THink about where differnt materials overly or parts of the armou go over other parts. The areas can use more shadow to seperate the parts from each other.
    Hmm I did use reikland fleshshade on the gold for the warm gold look and of course nuln oil on the leadbelcher.

    I used a very thinned down nuln oil on the blue just to try to get the recesses and avoid that smeared look nuln oil can bring. I think layering in general is a good next step though.

    In the recesses you can go with undiluted washes, I think. And for steel or silver you can go pretty heavy all over with extra layer in the recesses. Reikland fleshade is okay for gold all over but for deeper shades, go darker, either brown or if you want to experiment a bit maybe purple, because it contrasts nicely with the yellow part of the gold.

    I've used purple washes before on my orange power armor marines just to get the gold to contrast. A folder gold as opposed to a warmer. Layering washes on a single colour isn't something I've done before and I'll give it a shot in the bear future.


  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    Started the zenithal highlight for my frostgrave warband. Bunch of reaper minis models.

    Kind of looking forward to painting these.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    Really reading the Harlequin painting quide and just some mental arguments
    Part of me wants to try to do it with contrast paint the other by the book {it's not as scary as I thought} But since they don't make ceramite white anymore and I have to get kislev flesh to finish my tyranids I kind of just want to go to the GW store and ask.
    But it might be the same employee that talked me into night lords blue to do my kill team without telling me the highlight {tempted to do that oil wash I showed in the painting thread since the more I look at it the more I feel that might work}

    But it's other mental arguments of should I get the bronze/brass as well to finish my necrons and do the metals on my harlequins...
    Yay for mental loops

  • italianranmaitalianranma regular Registered User regular
    Purple
    Tested out the Magos Purple contrast paint on a daemonette and it came out pretty much how I hoped it would. Contrast seems uniquely good for GW daemons because they have a lot of texture and are 90% one color

    6vn21d08m1tv.jpg

    That’s an amazing result. I bought a bunch of contrast paints for some friends and family to get into 40k, but we couldn’t get results like that. How did you do it?

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    edited July 23
    Did the zenithal with grey seer and then wraithbone. I can definitely see the difference but it isn't super noticeable. Hope this goes well for the painting step.

    The flash kind of kills the effect a bit.
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  • JJ regular Rabbit GangmemberRegistered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    @Brainleech I wouldn't get hung up on that particular white. It was notoriously chalky and hard to work with.

  • TIFunkaliciousTIFunkalicious Kicking back in NebraskaRegistered User regular
    edited July 23
    A different, worse colour

    That’s an amazing result. I bought a bunch of contrast paints for some friends and family to get into 40k, but we couldn’t get results like that. How did you do it?

    -I used the grey seer contrast primer
    -I didn't thin it with anything but I did wipe it on a palette to get rid of excess
    -After painting it on I used a second brush and tapped it onto areas it was pooling to soak it up

    That's all I can think of. Maybe there are other steps I'm not thinking of that could make a difference

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  • TheColonelTheColonel regular ChicagolandRegistered User regular
    Have already started work on my Adepticon team tournament Farsight Enclaves. I'm liking the results so far but I think they just need... something and I don't know what that something is. Obviously basing will make a big difference but the team is still deciding on what to do on that front. Threaded crappy pictures for comment (my picture booth is at a friend's house so shitty windowsill pictures it is).

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    Firewarrior (shoulder pad not attached yet, have a set ordered from shapeways that aren't ready yet)
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  • honoverehonovere regular Registered User regular
    Some Sept markings maybe?

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  • TheColonelTheColonel regular ChicagolandRegistered User regular
    honovere wrote: »
    Some Sept markings maybe?

    I'm an idiot. I somehow completely forgot about them.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    J wrote: »
    @Brainleech I wouldn't get hung up on that particular white. It was notoriously chalky and hard to work with.

    I know I am just curious what they replaced it with

  • TheGerbilTheGerbil regular Registered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    Gentlemen BEHOLD! A glorious fusion of chaos knight and chaos warrior

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    edited July 23
    They have two left hands

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  • OrogogusOrogogus regular San DiegoRegistered User regular
    Brainleech wrote: »
    They have two left hands

    Truly the dark gods are capricious and their blessings unpredictable.

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  • TheGerbilTheGerbil regular Registered User regular
    edited July 23
    A different, worse colour
    Brainleech wrote: »
    They have two left hands

    Don't worry about it.

    Conversely, it's to represent how truly sinister he is.

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  • McGibsMcGibs regular TorontoRegistered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    Those are right hands you mooks.

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  • BurnageBurnage irregular Registered User regular
    Purple
    Look, if a hand is on the left arm, it's the left hand, no questions asked

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  • TheGerbilTheGerbil regular Registered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    Burnage wrote: »
    Look, if a hand is on the left arm, it's the left hand, no questions asked

    Arms? I feel like you are confused about this knight.


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  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior regular Registered User regular
    edited July 23
    Brainleech wrote: »
    Youtube vid

    Jesus Christ he is glopping that stuff on about twice as thick as it should be. All that thick pooling on the flat surfaces is really easily avoidable.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    I posted it because it does give a good look at the contrast colors and shows what if someone slapped them on what would like
    Still I am tempted to get some of the yellows and green to do the masque of the veiled path harlequins though the book makes it look easy...

  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    This is what my brother pulled off with mostly contrast.

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    edited July 24
    I've been trying to think of a way to do a spooky ghost effect for my frostgrave warband but I can't think of how to do it.

    I was planning on possibly using hexwraith flame or nighthaunt gloom and glazing it on the legs of the models and around their feet to give a spooky glow.

    Has anyone tried this? Has it worked?

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  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior regular Registered User regular
    Stragint wrote: »
    I've been trying to think of a way to do a spooky ghost effect for my frostgrave warband but I can't think of how to do it.

    I was planning on possibly using hexwraith flame or nighthaunt gloom and glazing it on the legs of the models and around their feet to give a spooky glow.

    Has anyone tried this? Has it worked?

    Nihilakh oxide over white with a white drybrush is instant easy spooky.

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  • JJ regular Rabbit GangmemberRegistered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    I gently brushed ulthuan grey round where my ghosts touch the basing material.

  • Lord_AsmodeusLord_Asmodeus goeticSobriquet: Here is your magical cryptic riddle-tumour: I AM A TIME MACHINERegistered User regular
    edited July 24
    Purple
    So I was thinking about getting a respirator before I do airbrushing, and one that was recommended was the 3M Paint Project Respirator. One thing I'm curious about is the bit where it says "for workplace/occupational use only"

    WTF is that about

    Edit: I assume that means "it's only graded for workplace/occupational use" but it's worded a bit... oddly.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    So I was thinking about getting a respirator before I do airbrushing, and one that was recommended was the 3M Paint Project Respirator. One thing I'm curious about is the bit where it says "for workplace/occupational use only"

    WTF is that about.

    Nasty stuff

  • Lord_AsmodeusLord_Asmodeus goeticSobriquet: Here is your magical cryptic riddle-tumour: I AM A TIME MACHINERegistered User regular
    Purple
    Brainleech wrote: »
    So I was thinking about getting a respirator before I do airbrushing, and one that was recommended was the 3M Paint Project Respirator. One thing I'm curious about is the bit where it says "for workplace/occupational use only"

    WTF is that about.

    Nasty stuff

    Like "This filters paint, not poison gas"?

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    Brainleech wrote: »
    So I was thinking about getting a respirator before I do airbrushing, and one that was recommended was the 3M Paint Project Respirator. One thing I'm curious about is the bit where it says "for workplace/occupational use only"

    WTF is that about.

    Nasty stuff

    Like "This filters paint, not poison gas"?

    Some poison gases

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