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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    I changed the order to the s series set and got a size 2 brush since the set didn't come with it. Thanks for the advice on this, I have an impulse to go deep with stuff so I'm glad I was able to cancel the order and setup a new one.

    I'll look into make up brushes and maybe grab some on amazon while I search for a dremel. Is there a certain kind of make up brush I should buy or just any will work?

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    This set has more brushes than you'll need unless you're drybrushing vehicles with the large ones, but it's ten bucks and comes with a ton of brushes.

    The medium and small brushes are what you'll mostly end up using, they match the ones I have and they work very well.

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    Stragint wrote: »
    The payment for the order is still pending so I can cancel it and just get the s series brushes since it seems like buying all of the brushes seems to not be worth it.

    Though I am curious about what everyone uses for a dry brush. I have the medium and large dry brush from GW but I'm honestly not much of a fan of them, the medium went kind of bad fast but that could also be 100% due to me not really taking care of my brushes beyond rinsing them in water and storing them bristle point up.

    GW, back in the day of the all blue citadel handles, so like, late 90s- 00s, had an amazing super small drybrush. I've pretty much worn mine down to a few bristles because there doesn't seem to be anything like it out there anymore.

    I've built up a ridiculous number of brushes over the years, especially since when push comes to shove, you really only need two or three. I think I used five or six on the dreads I posted a few pages back, a 'large' one for laying down the main colors, a fine brush or details, edging, the fiddlier stuff. A really fine one for the super small stuff, like lenses on the helmets. A brush that I really like using for washes, a drybrush, the one I keep super clean and only use when working with clear paint and varnishes so that no random pigment stains things, especially when working with decals.

  • DiannaoChongDiannaoChong Registered User regular
    I generally just buy a cheap set of craft brushes from wherever for broad not specific projects like home made terrain, then when the brushes get fucked up, cut them so they are short bristled like a drybrush.

    But that makeup brush set looks awesome, I am going to have to grab that.

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  • IanatorIanator Delightfully mediocre! Registered User regular
    Finally unpacked the airbrush we found at my dad's place after he passed. I can already tell this is gonna be a lot of work.
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    First question is, where the eff do I start?

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    Like most things in life bathing in alcohol is a good start.

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  • IanatorIanator Delightfully mediocre! Registered User regular
    Of course it is. (Isopropyl, I assume.)

    Any materials I shouldn't use as a container? I've got an old plastic jar, #1 PETE body and #5 PP lid that I could use.

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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 have a question about the army painter metallic paints as my brother is doing his kill team home brew as loyal world eaters. it was one of the painting videos he saw he liked how the bronze came out on one of the minis the robot painted
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    this is is WIP of them as he is going to split up the indomitus box to them and his space wolves but he wanted a more warm brass look than the shiny one you can get from GW

  • ArcticLancerArcticLancer Best served chilled. Registered User regular
    Ianator wrote: »
    Of course it is. (Isopropyl, I assume.)

    Any materials I shouldn't use as a container? I've got an old plastic jar, #1 PETE body and #5 PP lid that I could use.
    Glass is certainly preferable. You might want to test any other plastics with a little bit for a few days before committing a large amount.
    The other thing would be to make sure you don't soak any parts that have rubber in them. See about removing the bit where the hose connects - there should be an O-ring in there you don't want submerged, and paint shouldn't have gotten into that area anyway.

  • pardzhpardzh Registered User regular
    Glass is best for organic solvents but weak stuff like isopropanol won't be able to melt polymerized plastic

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    Khraul wrote: »
    This set has more brushes than you'll need unless you're drybrushing vehicles with the large ones, but it's ten bucks and comes with a ton of brushes.

    The medium and small brushes are what you'll mostly end up using, they match the ones I have and they work very well.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0773PWTY3/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_y.WgFb3ARVKHQ

    Thank you for the link, I grabbed a set.

    Also got 1 of each of the paints that released with Indomitus and I'm looking forward to using the tesseract glow paint.

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    With Indomitus coming out and all the super clean paintjobs I've seen people posting online, I kinda wanted to clean up my grimy space wolves for this "generation" of primaris.

    I've gotten a pretty close shade of grey to my stock paintscheme by airbrushing a blue wash rather than fucking the whole model up with an oil wash, but I just don't know about the orange shoulder pad

    I think it was McGibs who'd mentioned a tone like that being too bright for such a muted color scheme.

    I may be better off just leaving the orange out and sticking to a cleaner overall scheme by skipping the oil and airbrushing blue over the greys (oil washed aggressors in pic for reference). Don't mind his left leg... I oversprayed some white/orange ink when I was doing the should and am glazing it back to blue-grey right now.

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  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    I really like the orange shoulder pad

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  • pardzhpardzh Registered User regular
    I like the orange but not so hot on the fade into yellow against the silver trim. It makes me notice the yellow more than the orange.

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  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    edited July 26
    The brighter yellow where the shadows should be makes it look like it's made out of amber which is rad.

    But on a Wolf Wolf I don't think that works. If that were an Eldar holy shit. Or if you could replicate that look on the vial and wrist ... thingy .. screen instead.

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  • Gnome-InterruptusGnome-Interruptus Registered User regular
    honovere wrote: »
    I really like the orange shoulder pad

    Agreed, without the orange shoulder pad the whole army would look too washed out and lose its character. Looking more like an army like Imperial Guard and losing out on the Elite Specialists look of Space Wolves.

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  • HermanoHermano Registered User regular
    I think if you add the wolf logo to the pad it'll break up the orange a little and look better, but that model definitely pops more than the ones without orange


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  • DayspringDayspring the Phoenician Registered User regular
    I like the orange, and I also think grimy space wolves are a million times cooler than clean space wolves.
    Some armies work with super polished paint schemes but imo wolves should look like they've been through hell just getting to the battlefield

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    edited July 26
    Thanks for the feedback guys

    The amber look was an interesting accident... I masked the model with silly putty, airbrushed white ink and then airbrushed a new yellow-orange azo ink but it came out almost canary yellow. The orange was from another layer of yellow contrast on top.

    Now I need to find a way to get that orange color with only one or two steps

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    Got rid of the metal rim and added a transfer. It already looks miles better.

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    yeah that's fantastic


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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    I feel so self conscious about my yellow shoulder pad Space Wolves now.

    Once I finally get around to my Aggressors I'm gonna put some clear crackle paint on the shoulders to make them look like they froze over.

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    Stragint wrote: »
    I feel so self conscious about my yellow shoulder pad Space Wolves now.

    Once I finally get around to my Aggressors I'm gonna put some clear crackle paint on the shoulders to make them look like they froze over.

    I've seen a few people on Reddit use crackle paint directly on models with some cool results.

    The two that come to mind were a squig that looked like it had burst out of the ground and a troll with crackle paint that made it look like it's shoulders and upper body were actually made of stone

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    Khraul wrote: »
    Stragint wrote: »
    I feel so self conscious about my yellow shoulder pad Space Wolves now.

    Once I finally get around to my Aggressors I'm gonna put some clear crackle paint on the shoulders to make them look like they froze over.

    I've seen a few people on Reddit use crackle paint directly on models with some cool results.

    The two that come to mind were a squig that looked like it had burst out of the ground and a troll with crackle paint that made it look like it's shoulders and upper body were actually made of stone

    This is the test I did last year but never followed up. I did a white dry brush on the crackle paint.
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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    Came across a neat reference pic of the new tesseract glow technical if anyone was thinking about grabbing it.

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    These inks I bought are nice.

    Did a picture with flash and without flash.
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  • Gnome-InterruptusGnome-Interruptus Registered User regular
    Chain rasps work in progress

    Just the bases to do
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    Having some serious second thoughts about getting the Lady Harrow mourn flight set, ghosts are really outside my comfort zone for painting

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  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    Khraul wrote: »
    Came across a neat reference pic of the new tesseract glow technical if anyone was thinking about grabbing it.

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    I wasn’t going to bother but then I saw Sword & Steele’s video and I realised it’s basically my Tyranid army skin tone in a bottle. This is another good reference.

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  • pardzhpardzh Registered User regular
    edited July 28
    That's a really cool effect. It was hard to tell what was actually happening in the weapon patterns in official GW material

    Also now I have a severe urge to paint a bunch of neon bright Nighthaunt

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  • DraevenDraeven Registered User regular
    Ianator wrote: »
    Of course it is. (Isopropyl, I assume.)

    Any materials I shouldn't use as a container? I've got an old plastic jar, #1 PETE body and #5 PP lid that I could use.
    Add some perixide like 3/1 ratio alcohol to peroxide, did this on an old metal orc with caked layers of Paine and removed everything except the deepest recess.

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  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    Tesseract Glow reminds me of the old Bilious Green, but as a contrast paint.

    Now bring back Titillating Pink!

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  • pardzhpardzh Registered User regular
    Heres another Evil Space Man Nursing A 10,000 Year Old Grudge:
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  • JJ Rabbit GangmemberRegistered User regular
    Another day another birb

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    J wrote: »
    Another day another birb

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    I really need to paint mine up but I want to paint them in a tropical bird style and I have no idea how to get really nice vibrant colors while still having some nice shading.

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  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    Stragint wrote: »
    J wrote: »
    Another day another birb

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    I really need to paint mine up but I want to paint them in a tropical bird style and I have no idea how to get really nice vibrant colors while still having some nice shading.

    Start with a white undercoat, block in your colours, hit it with some varnish and go to town with an oil wash. Or several, in matching hues but darker tones. Then you can remove the excess relatively easily so as not to affect the mid tones too much. Varnish again to lock in the oils and highlight from there.

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    J wrote: »
    Another day another birb

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    That skin is fantastic

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    edited July 29
    Mr_Rose wrote: »
    Stragint wrote: »
    J wrote: »
    Another day another birb

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    I really need to paint mine up but I want to paint them in a tropical bird style and I have no idea how to get really nice vibrant colors while still having some nice shading.

    Start with a white undercoat, block in your colours, hit it with some varnish and go to town with an oil wash. Or several, in matching hues but darker tones. Then you can remove the excess relatively easily so as not to affect the mid tones too much. Varnish again to lock in the oils and highlight from there.

    I will give that a try. Gonna buy some stuff to test it out this weekend. Thank you!

    Vallejo varnish seems to be hard to get right now.

    Can I get ardcoat and stormsheild from GW to go through an airbrush easily?

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  • ExtreaminatusExtreaminatus Registered User regular
    I recently did some Slaanesh stuff:

    Infernal Enrapturess:
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    Preacher wrote: »
    There are plenty of people out there that believe in white supremacy and sweet sweet big foot dick.
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    I served with Goblin Green. I knew Goblin Green. Goblin Green was a friend of mine. That's no Goblin Green.

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  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    Talking of funky greens, dunno how they kept this under wraps but: Tesseract Glow does.
    Glow, that is.

    Just happened to hit it with my UV torch and boom.

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