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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    Calling my Deceiver done.
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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    Progress, sweet delicious progress! I've been working on these "Predators" for like a month or two now in fits and starts, and finally managed to get them over the finish line.

    I struggled mightily with getting the armor to look nice, after having a really good time doing all the flesh in multiple drybrush passes. I'm pretty happy with now they came out.

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    Another quandry for the experts here: I'm working on this lance, and after a base coat and two different successively-lighter drubrush layers, I've come to discover the look went too pale and desaturated (?) on me. Whoops.

    Is there a way to glaze or wash over this to knock it back toward "blue"? My layers were
    VGC Magic Blue basecoat
    VMC Deep Sky Blue drybrush
    VMC Sky Blue drybrush

    Maybe not all the way back to something like Magic Blue, but at least more vibrantly blue than where I landed?

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  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    Glazes are always a good idea! Using your midtone as a glaze is a pretty good move to bring back a little saturation and bind the colors together.

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    Glazes are always a good idea! Using your midtone as a glaze is a pretty good move to bring back a little saturation and bind the colors together.

    Is it as simple as 50/50 glaze medium and paint, or is it more complicated than that?

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  • AsherAsher Registered User regular
    Time for some hobby space porn:

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    That last piece of the puzzle will be swapping out the wet palette for its big brother, but there's no rush there.

    Show us yer Warriors of Minas Tirith!

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  • HermanoHermano Registered User regular
    Nips wrote: »
    Glazes are always a good idea! Using your midtone as a glaze is a pretty good move to bring back a little saturation and bind the colors together.

    Is it as simple as 50/50 glaze medium and paint, or is it more complicated than that?

    Depends on how pigmented the paint is but you want more like 80% medium and do several thin layers to tint the colours underneath back to the blue you want


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  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    From the end of the article on Necrons that went up on Warhammer Community today (emphasis mine):
    If you’re wondering how to paint them, we have good news for you. A new set of paints will be released to help you achieve that aged brass look, alongside our first-ever Technical paint formulated to create glowing effects! We’ll tell you all about them a little later on, including some handy painting guides to show you how to achieve the same look. Keep an eye out!

    Their called glazes, for fuck's sake. GW's exploitation of novice painters is becoming downright ghoulish.

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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
    From the end of the article on Necrons that went up on Warhammer Community today (emphasis mine):
    If you’re wondering how to paint them, we have good news for you. A new set of paints will be released to help you achieve that aged brass look, alongside our first-ever Technical paint formulated to create glowing effects! We’ll tell you all about them a little later on, including some handy painting guides to show you how to achieve the same look. Keep an eye out!

    Their called glazes, for fuck's sake. GW's exploitation of novice painters is becoming downright ghoulish.

    I don't think it's a glaze as they might have figured something different out
    They did do contrast paints which a year out do have their highs and lows

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  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    edited June 25
    Contrast paints weren't some new thing either. They're just heavier washes. GW needs to put Apple's playbook down and stop pretending they invented shit that's been around for decades.

    I'm gonna go outside and yell at some clouds.

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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    Its fine to sell people products that more experienced people can put together themselves.

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  • HermanoHermano Registered User regular
    edited June 25
    Don't most paint lines have a similar thing now?

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    I'm not sure this is GW exploiting novice painters here

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  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    edited June 25
    Good catch. I didn't even think they could mean fluorescents. Lots of ranges have them.
    Its fine to sell people products that more experienced people can put together themselves.

    It sure is! The entirety of my stupid, pedantic annoyance revolves around the use of the term "first-ever" and can be safely ignored.

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  • ChrysisChrysis Registered User regular
    They said "our first ever" as in the first for them, not first in the world. Probably.

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    edited June 25
    I mean, the 'gonna yell at the clouds now' bit is a fair cop. Just because I understand why GW does the branding and 'look at what we're doing' doesn't mean I'm not inclined to roll my eyes at it sometimes.
    Time for some hobby space porn:
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    What are the deets on the two racks on the left? I've decided I need to replace my paint carousel now that I'm trying to get all my Tamiya, GW, and Vallejo stuff usefully organized, and those would fit the bill. Although it's that brush organizer I'm most interested in, if that's a seperate piece.

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  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    edited June 25
    All the components are from HobbyZone in Poland, but I bought them from a US reseller on eBay. He does combined shipping (and ships crazy fast - like 3 day turnaround) but his stock ebbs and flows.

    The designer app on the site was a huge help and I'm super pleased with everything. I can't recommend it enough.

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    US reseller on eBay.
    $120 later and I'm kind of agog at how much SPACE I'm going to have with everything organized, and also how much less pissy I'm going to be in general when I'm not trying to find something on a 80 pot paint carosel that's got about 140 pots of paint on it. :rotate:

    Also, the Kickstarter for the dropper bottle tops for GW paints is still on track to ship in August... I might have to start painting more than two or three models per year in spite of myself!

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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Having issues with my citadel paints. Their really really separated. Like, shaking them by handing is doing very little separated

  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    Decided this weekend to finish a model. Despite having a couple of Neophytes, a Rock Saw Acolyte and a Ridgerunner half finished, I decided to paint a Purestrain. I'm really happy with the result.

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  • [Expletive deleted][Expletive deleted] The mediocre doctor NorwayRegistered User regular
    Bucketman wrote: »
    Having issues with my citadel paints. Their really really separated. Like, shaking them by handing is doing very little separated

    Stir them?

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  • BloodySlothBloodySloth Registered User regular
    edited June 28
    adding a little water and stirring them with a toothpick or a stylus or something can help a lot to restore old, separated, gunky citadel paints. stir them up a bit and then try shaking them again.

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  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    I'm a big fan of adding small glass beads to the paint pots too.

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  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    double post. My Hero Forge Mini came in! Overall thoughts are that I'm happy, but will certainly do different things on the next one I do. Also XL minis are XL!

    changes I would make
    1. Don't do different skin tones in the same area to simulate lighting or other effects, the fidelity isn't there.
    2. Eye color doesn't seem to matter. As it didn't come through at all.
    3. small bits of metal don't come through, though large bits like a sword blade do.
    4. It definitely needs a wash and varnish touch up.

    So what I'm going to do is touch up some of the gold bits like buckles, his nose ring, etc. And then do a black wash. After that I'm going to hit a few sections with gloss varnish like the blade, jewels, potion and gold bits.

    Still though, if this mini is 90% of the way there then I still consider it a win. I think we'll see guides come out how to best select options to optimize the 3d print. I imagine the tech is going to get better too.

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  • [Expletive deleted][Expletive deleted] The mediocre doctor NorwayRegistered User regular
    So these were the ones that are printed colored, then? Sweet. Looks pretty good.

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  • canuckontcanuckont Registered User regular
    I kinda like the idea of a fully base painted mini and doing some practicing on it for highlights.

    They probably arent cheap tho...

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  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    So these were the ones that are printed colored, then? Sweet. Looks pretty good.

    The one on the left was the color printed mini, in comparison to the one on the right I painted a couple years ago.

    Also this is after i repainted the gold and did a nuln oil wash.

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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 it begins!
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    The angle cardboard is really one of the shipping protectors for when they ship tv's on a pallet I just took it before it ended up in the baler
    I like using them though I filled these up as they are great to hold as you prime, to get the angles and such compared to the old piece of fence I also use. So I will now have to find a way to store them since the 10G bag will not cut it anymore

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  • PhotosaurusPhotosaurus Registered User regular
    Just getting back into the hobby after a 22 year break and this thread has been a huge inspiration, so thank you all. This is probably the best poxwalker I've more or less finished to date.

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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    edited June 30
    The hunched shoulders on that model always make it seem like he's "eh whatya gonna do right?"

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  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    I did a thing! Now I get to give up trying to do 19 more!

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    Hey all!

    So.. um... how's everyone been?

    A few years ago I thought about taking up minis painting. I bought into Rune Wars, tried to prime in my bathroom, and got really discouraged and nervous.... and stopped for 3 years.

    Well, As I've been doing more gunpla building and buying more minis based games, I've wanted to give things a shot again. And that meant getting over my worries about priming in the public spaces of the apartment.

    So finally, today, I took the first steps.

    A couple things I learned:


    Cutting down floral foam is a really good way to use it!

    Watch the way the wind blows... hopefully I didn't ruin my favorite shirt. :)

    Don't place the minis so close together. It's hard to get the sides with them all bunched in there.

    Poster tack does jack and shit with floral foam. Maybe I didn't knead it enough?


    Anyways. For a first go, this turned out pretty good! I only did one coat and I brought it in to dry/cure. I don't know if I need to do more. But already I'm liking what I am seeing, especially for the putties. The lighter gray they come in just doesn't cut it.

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    I did a thing! Now I get to give up trying to do 19 more!

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    He looks like he's been in the thick of it, I love it

    Way better than clean-marines

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  • AsherAsher Registered User regular
    I love that blood angel.

    Man I should actually do a test model for my theoretical blood angels project.

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  • TheGerbilTheGerbil Registered User regular
    I do enjoy nicely weathered models but I am very bad at it so they are all clean boys and girls.


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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 started with 10 termagants
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    Guess I am batch painting the rest
    Though after I primed yesterday I noticed a few had defects like air bubbles
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    So I will write it off as battle damage

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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
    It is a debate though I am going to paint in the eyes of all of them but it's the debate of either yellow or aqua colored eyes

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    Synapse powered lime green

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  • BloodySlothBloodySloth Registered User regular
    The hunched shoulders on that model always make it seem like he's "eh whatya gonna do right?"

    "It's a living!"

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    edited July 2
    (from D&D chat thread, looking for more advice)

    Oh god don't panic don't panic it's just the first coat is it supposed to bubble like this?

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    Is there
    Athenor wrote: »
    (from D&D chat thread, looking for more advice)

    Oh god don't panic don't panic it's just the first coat is it supposed to bubble like this?

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    Where are the bubbles? The paint shouldn't bubble.

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    Stragint wrote: »
    Is there
    Athenor wrote: »
    (from D&D chat thread, looking for more advice)

    Oh god don't panic don't panic it's just the first coat is it supposed to bubble like this?

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    Where are the bubbles? The paint shouldn't bubble.

    They were there when I applied it, like surface tension and the like. I tried to pop them. Everyone's saying skim milk and super thin, so I'm trying that, but there's a LOT of surface area.

    Still, the D&D chat's been helping. And I was anxious and it's my first time. :)

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