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Painting Thread a retrospective

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    That would be a negative, Ghostrider. As you learned, if acetone is involved the plastic melts tout suite.

  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    Koreg wrote: »
    Tried all of that before I went for the chemicals. It was not gonna budge

    It could have a cryo plastic glue as it's basically welded together then

  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    edited October 5
    No, it's only superglue. The Gorilla line doesn't have any plastic cements as far as I know.

    When it comes to parts that would have plenty of nice contact points and not easy to grip to apply force and try and separate, I'd put terminator front and back pieces as pretty far up there for 'those aren't coming apart again.' It's things like limbs, or pieces you can apply some sort of torsional force to that are the easiest to get off again. With front and back body pieces, you don't have any good way to work except in the directions the glue bond will be the strongest.

    *edit* Or any really good places to work a hobby knife in and try to pry it apart. Take that relatively small piece, hold onto it tight with one hand, use the other to really try and jam that razor sharp knife right into that minimal seam! WCGW?

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  • MatriasMatrias Registered User regular
    Been experimenting with doing a Nighthaunt army and this is the test mini!

    Aqshy Nighthaunts! I wanted them to be fiery without actually been on fire. To that end, I did the robes smokey with lots of dots of burning embers trailing behind them.

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    Goal was to get a miniature that I could paint very quickly with contrast paints and highlights... a mini that I can paint during my lunch breaks or for 20 minutes or so before i leave at the end of the day, essentially.

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  • MatriasMatrias Registered User regular
    edited October 5
    ALSO

    SOME MINIS I CANNOT PAINT QUICKLY

    Vigga Voidcleaver, Huscarl of Harald Deathwolf, and the Brothers Ragnarok, the Ruin-kin.

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    With this I'm finally done with the minis from the Tooth and Claw box. Converting every Marine in that set was a lot of fun.

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  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    Ok those guys look fucking badass and I don’t say stuff like that often. Damn.
    I even have the marine half of T&C unassembled around here somewhere…

    ...because dragons are AWESOME! That's why.
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  • MatriasMatrias Registered User regular
    Mr_Rose wrote: »
    Ok those guys look fucking badass and I don’t say stuff like that often. Damn.
    I even have the marine half of T&C unassembled around here somewhere…

    i've been posting my minis here a long time, you DON'T say stuff like that often!

    when i was assembling the Aggressors the best discovery i made was finding that the spare pelts from the venerable kit fit pver their shoulder pads almost perfectly.

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    Some random person started talking to me when I went to pick up some brushes at michaels. That kind of thing always weird me out.

    Instead of working on a current paint project I'm cleaning off old tyranids from the battle of macragge and I'm gonna practice a cell shaded paint scheme so I feel more prepared doing the cell shaded Maliwan scheme on my Tau.

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  • CalicaCalica Registered User regular
    @valhalla130 for resizing photos: http://www.justresizeit.com/

    I know the site looks iffy, but it's legit and does exactly what it says on the tin.

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  • MatriasMatrias Registered User regular
    one more to cap off the weekend.

    so this is the best model i've ever made.

    Vosla Dreadeye, the Lurking Shadow, Huscarl to Harald Deathwolf
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    i probably took photos too soon. ended up shading the base terrain some more and adding a spot of purple to the bionic eye but can't be assed importing new photos.

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    edited October 6
    Matrias wrote: »
    one more to cap off the weekend.

    so this is the best model i've ever made.

    Vosla Dreadeye, the Lurking Shadow, Huscarl to Harald Deathwolf
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    i probably took photos too soon. ended up shading the base terrain some more and adding a spot of purple to the bionic eye but can't be assed importing new photos.

    Where is that head from?

    You make me feel ashamed for not doing more conversion work on my Space Wolves.

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  • MatriasMatrias Registered User regular
    edited October 6
    forge world deathsworn kit

    edit:
    You make me feel ashamed for not doing more conversion work on my Space Wolves.
    eh, i get away with it because my bitz box is swollen with years of freebie models working for a geedubs licencor.

    that said, i strongly believe you can't call a model a Space Wolf without 2 out of 3:
    - beard/crazy hairdo
    - a close combat weapon
    - bitz of a dead animal.

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  • DayspringDayspring the Phoenician Registered User regular
    great take on that mini, man

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    edited October 8
    Matrias wrote: »
    forge world deathsworn kit

    edit:
    You make me feel ashamed for not doing more conversion work on my Space Wolves.
    eh, i get away with it because my bitz box is swollen with years of freebie models working for a geedubs licencor.

    that said, i strongly believe you can't call a model a Space Wolf without 2 out of 3:
    - beard/crazy hairdo
    - a close combat weapon
    - bitz of a dead animal.

    Yea, I think lack of bits is what puts me off. All my Space Marines are from the Grey Hunter box but then I have tons of Primaris that I glued their helmets in because I hate painting faces.

    I keep telling myself just the paint scheme will be enough but then I never paint them because I do want to convert them. I need a good and fast way to make fur from green stuff.

    Also, were you able to get that deathsworn head by itself?

    I am starting to feel the urge to paint though and I feel like I should capitalize on it but I don't know what to paint. I feel like I need to finish one of the 5 projects I have going.

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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
    Stragint wrote: »
    Matrias wrote: »
    forge world deathsworn kit

    edit:
    You make me feel ashamed for not doing more conversion work on my Space Wolves.
    eh, i get away with it because my bitz box is swollen with years of freebie models working for a geedubs licencor.

    that said, i strongly believe you can't call a model a Space Wolf without 2 out of 3:
    - beard/crazy hairdo
    - a close combat weapon
    - bitz of a dead animal.

    Yea, I think lack of bits is what puts me off. All my Space Marines are from the Grey Hunter box but then I have tons of Primaris that I glued their helmets in because I hate painting faces.

    I keep telling myself just the paint scheme will be enough but then I never paint them because I do want to convert them. I need a good and fast way to make fur from green stuff.

    Also, were you able to get that deathsworn head by itself?

    I am starting to feel the urge to paint though and I feel like I should capitalize on it but I don't know what to paint. I feel like I need to finish one of the 5 projects I have going.

    Like many of the things from aos/40k and so on you can find the parts on ebay it's just a waiting game with what your are willing to pay

    I have things I want to paint but I lack certain colors {highlights certain base colors and such] it's just a debate and a self doubt that prevents me from getting them

  • AsherAsher Registered User regular
    "Why good afternoon you fine fellows! Have you heard the word of Grandfather Nurgle?"

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    Trying to figure out how to take photos again. Hi I'm still alive and painting! Also PS slow tf down Matrias or I'ma break my mouse button from slamming awesome too many times.

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  • valhalla130valhalla130 13 Dark Shield Perceives the GodsRegistered User regular
    Calica wrote: »
    @valhalla130 for resizing photos: http://www.justresizeit.com/

    I know the site looks iffy, but it's legit and does exactly what it says on the tin.

    Thanks!

  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    I'm going to sit down for the first time in months and do some painting this weekend...I pray they come out not like ass

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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
    Bucketman wrote: »
    I'm going to sit down for the first time in months and do some painting this weekend...I pray they come out not like ass

    We all learn at different paces look at the farseer i painted long ago and the one i did one night in the opening page

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  • SmokeStacksSmokeStacks The Myth, the Legend, the Bowman, the Shambler FuckerRegistered User regular
    Never forget Duncan's first Marine:

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    You don't have to strive for perfection, only for progress.

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    Brainleech wrote: »
    Bucketman wrote: »
    I'm going to sit down for the first time in months and do some painting this weekend...I pray they come out not like ass

    We all learn at different paces look at the farseer i painted long ago and the one i did one night in the opening page

    This is the rust effect I went with. Use whatever metallic color, layer with Typhus corrosion, dry brush ryza rust, and then add some highlights with the metallic color.

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    Salient to stragints post... Any suggestions on an easy rust effect? I found one for Vallejo but it involves like four powdered products and a basecoat

    Was really hoping to find a one-and-done rust product that isn't quite as bright orange as the GW method.

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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
    Khraul wrote: »
    Salient to stragints post... Any suggestions on an easy rust effect? I found one for Vallejo but it involves like four powdered products and a basecoat

    Was really hoping to find a one-and-done rust product that isn't quite as bright orange as the GW method.

    Do you want acrylic paints or enamel?
    And how crazy do you want to get?

  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    edited October 9
    Brainleech wrote: »
    Khraul wrote: »
    Salient to stragints post... Any suggestions on an easy rust effect? I found one for Vallejo but it involves like four powdered products and a basecoat

    Was really hoping to find a one-and-done rust product that isn't quite as bright orange as the GW method.

    Do you want acrylic paints or enamel?
    And how crazy do you want to get?

    Acrylic preferably... Just something simple and easy to apply, but more of a red/brown rust than a bright orange

    I saw the below on reddit and would like to do something similar.

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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
    Khraul wrote: »
    Brainleech wrote: »
    Khraul wrote: »
    Salient to stragints post... Any suggestions on an easy rust effect? I found one for Vallejo but it involves like four powdered products and a basecoat

    Was really hoping to find a one-and-done rust product that isn't quite as bright orange as the GW method.

    Do you want acrylic paints or enamel?
    And how crazy do you want to get?

    Acrylic preferably... Just something simple and easy to apply, but more of a red/brown rust than a bright orange


    the chatty girl

    and so on

    As a side I noticed someone whom I do follow on youtube and such is going back and removing a title card of he was a founding member of the a certain silly goose's legion
    I am curious as to why

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    Khraul wrote: »
    Brainleech wrote: »
    Khraul wrote: »
    Salient to stragints post... Any suggestions on an easy rust effect? I found one for Vallejo but it involves like four powdered products and a basecoat

    Was really hoping to find a one-and-done rust product that isn't quite as bright orange as the GW method.

    Do you want acrylic paints or enamel?
    And how crazy do you want to get?

    Acrylic preferably... Just something simple and easy to apply, but more of a red/brown rust than a bright orange

    I saw the below on reddit and would like to do something similar.

    gfxuse41i2zm.jpg

    The only fast and easy way to do it I've seen is from Midwinter minis but even then it was a corroded look mixing nuln oil and Typhus corrosion.

    You also don't have to use an orange for the dry brush like I did for mine. Use what ever color you imagine the rust looking like on the models.

    For reference if you'd like to see it, this is the video. He does the corrosion painting starting at about 4:15, couldn't figure out how to time stamp a video on my phone.

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    I really like the way that looks @Stragint

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  • MatriasMatrias Registered User regular
    edited October 9
    Stragint wrote: »
    Also, were you able to get that deathsworn head by itself?

    hah, no, i had to buy the whole kit of those fuckers for this project. i used 1 head for this LT, 3 more on my reivers, with a 4th head held in reserve for a special occasion

    i gave all their axes to reivers and have been using the deathsworn armour as trade currency to get special models (like the Space wolf from Kill Team Cassius).

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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
    Matrias wrote: »
    Stragint wrote: »
    that said, i strongly believe you can't call a model a Space Wolf Also, were you able to get that deathsworn head by itself?

    hah, no, i had to buy the whole kit of those fuckers for this project. i used 1 head for this LT, 3 more on my reivers, with a 4th head held in reserve for a special occasion

    i gave all their axes to reivers and have been using the deathsworn armour as trade currency to get special models (like the Space wolf from Kill Team Cassius).

    He is the cheapest one to get on ebay He was on average around $7 now $11

  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    edited October 9
    Matrias wrote: »
    Stragint wrote: »
    Also, were you able to get that deathsworn head by itself?

    hah, no, i had to buy the whole kit of those fuckers for this project. i used 1 head for this LT, 3 more on my reivers, with a 4th head held in reserve for a special occasion

    i gave all their axes to reivers and have been using the deathsworn armour as trade currency to get special models (like the Space wolf from Kill Team Cassius).

    I might try doing that, I love those heads.

    Had anyone used the green stuff world fur press thing? I'm trying to find an easy way to do fur and it seems good but I'm not sure.

    Also, why is necrotite green impossible to find in the wild?

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  • TIFunkaliciousTIFunkalicious Kicking back in NebraskaRegistered User regular
    As somebody who runs screaming at the thought of freehand painting anything I was pretty proud of this eye I did on an old chaos sorcerer's staff

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    Damn, that's nice!

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  • Lord_AsmodeusLord_Asmodeus goeticSobriquet: Here is your magical cryptic riddle-tumour: I AM A TIME MACHINERegistered User regular
    So, paint adjacent question here, I'm going to be making some 'Crons soon, and for gluing the green rod in specifically it was recommended I use PVA glue, but I don't really have any. Rather than just try and use a minimal amount of superglue should I just skip the rods until after I get some?

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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, paint adjacent question here, I'm going to be making some 'Crons soon, and for gluing the green rod in specifically it was recommended I use PVA glue, but I don't really have any. Rather than just try and use a minimal amount of superglue should I just skip the rods until after I get some?

    I would not use superglue or plastic glue as it makes the clearish plastic of the rods ugly
    You can make your own white glue though if you are in a pinch

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    Superglue can fume as it dries and cloud transparent plastic. That's why there's special glue for using on things like canopies and windows. It really depends on the glue type though. I just use a little dab of super glue in the holding point for my necron rods and never had any clouding issues.

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  • [Expletive deleted][Expletive deleted] The mediocre doctor NorwayRegistered User regular
    I'm making a display board for my beastclaw raiders out of a thin metal sheet and a picture frame. What glue would be best to glue the metal to the wooden frame?

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  • MaydayMayday Cutting edge goblin tech Registered User regular
    Superglue can fume as it dries and cloud transparent plastic. That's why there's special glue for using on things like canopies and windows. It really depends on the glue type though. I just use a little dab of super glue in the holding point for my necron rods and never had any clouding issues.
    Hey, care to elaborate on that one?
    Alternatively, will polymer glue work?

  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    I'm making a display board for my beastclaw raiders out of a thin metal sheet and a picture frame. What glue would be best to glue the metal to the wooden frame?

    2 part epoxy if you want to make sure the metal stays fixed to the wood.

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  • McGibsMcGibs TorontoRegistered User regular
    Reactor online.
    Sensors online.
    Weapons online
    All systems nominal.

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    Picked up the Battletech starter a while ago. It's always been a universe I've been super into, but always turned off by the ancient tabletop models. The new stuff's real nice though!

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  • ArcticLancerArcticLancer Best served chilled. Registered User regular
    edited October 11
    Hmm, fun thoughts ... Running total cost* so far on boat model:
    Actual model itself - $80
    Photo etch details - $50
    Tools for photo etch - $120? $130 maybe?
    1/700 Bofors cannons and deck guns - $70
    ---
    $320, with anything yet required for the base (as well as probably the odd bit of paint) yet to come. On the plus side, the tools aren't a recurring cost. ;P

    * - Prices in Canadian, so just assume my fun money is worthless

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