Painting Thread a retrospective

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  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    I served with Goblin Green. I knew Goblin Green. Goblin Green was a friend of mine. That's no Goblin Green.

    Looks almost like scorpion green.

  • ExtreaminatusExtreaminatus Registered User regular
    honovere wrote: »
    I served with Goblin Green. I knew Goblin Green. Goblin Green was a friend of mine. That's no Goblin Green.

    Looks almost like scorpion green.

    It's Moot Green because I don't have Goblin Green or an equivalent.

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    Can't really find any videos on it but is it easy to get the GW varnish through an airbrush?

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  • ArcticLancerArcticLancer Best served chilled. Registered User regular
    Oh hey, my Greenstuff World order came in. I guess that'll force my hand on maybe using paints again ... maybe. >_>

    Man, I really hope you all just enjoy my company, because at this point I'm definitely pursuing all my hobbies that aren't miniatures/models on a far more regular basis. I picked up a fountain pen last weekend and have just been writing random words in a book daily. Apparently that's my new therapy - trying to make nicer lines with a pen. :P
    ... but seriously fountain pens are really cool.

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  • JJ Rabbit GangmemberRegistered User regular
    As a lefty, I just gotta take your word for it.

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  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    I got super into calligraphy for a bit back in the early-mid 90s. I often think about picking up some pens again as it was super theraputic.

    @J also a lefty. Git gud son

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    Also a lefty

    One of us, one of us, one of us......

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  • McGibsMcGibs TorontoRegistered User regular
    *raises left hand*

    This is on topic, right?

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  • ExtreaminatusExtreaminatus Registered User regular
    It seems this thread has taken a...sinister turn.

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  • NorgothNorgoth cardiffRegistered User regular
    Put some paint on some warriors. Still lots to do, but I’m happy with the look of the armour.

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  • pardzhpardzh Registered User regular
    Huh, I'm also left-handed... This is actually kind of weird considering how statistically rare we're supposed to be

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  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    edited July 30
    pardzh wrote: »
    Huh, I'm also left-handed... This is actually kind of weird considering how statistically rare we're supposed to be

    Lefty here too, and one of the ladies who plays D&D with me is a lefty as well. During Prom I went on a double date and 3 out of 4 of us were lefties, and when I worked on a commercial printing press 3 out of 4 of us on shift were lefties too. The one righty hated that.

    I wonder if Lefties gravitate towards each other. Maybe there is some subconscious body language. We might pick up on the ink smudge on the palm without realizing it.

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  • McGibsMcGibs TorontoRegistered User regular
    After sitting on my shelf basecoated and washed, I'm finally getting around to highlighting my marines!

    Intercessor Squad
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    Aggressor:
    I'm not a fan of the big bullet mittens, so I replaced his arms with Tartaros Terminator arms.
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    And bonus tagalong, my Ordo Xenos Inquisitor, who's sanctioning the whole Explorator Fleet.
    The model is a Necromunda Van Saar with a Palanite Enforcer revolver.
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    He's very smol next to his bodyguards.
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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    I'm a big fan of the term "Bullet mittens"

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  • Custom SpecialCustom Special Registered User regular
    @McGibs I love-hate every post you make. Your conversions and paint jobs are always so good!

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  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    McGibs wrote: »
    After sitting on my shelf basecoated and washed, I'm finally getting around to highlighting my marines!

    Pictures!

    Those helmets are fucking dope as shit. What exactly are bullet mittens though?

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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    edited July 31
    webguy20 wrote: »
    McGibs wrote: »
    After sitting on my shelf basecoated and washed, I'm finally getting around to highlighting my marines!

    Pictures!

    Those helmets are fucking dope as shit. What exactly are bullet mittens though?

    Aggressors have big goofy gloves with built in guns

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  • McGibsMcGibs TorontoRegistered User regular
    They're not quite as bad as Centurion "not-even-powerfist" mittens though, I'll give them that much.

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  • HermanoHermano Registered User regular
    edited August 1
    finishing up the sisters box, really need to learn how to take better photos

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  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    What’s your grey?

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  • HermanoHermano Registered User regular
    Mr_Rose wrote: »
    What’s your grey?

    just Gw paints, Dawnstone as the base, Mechanicus for shade and celestra gray and ulthuan for highlights


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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    edited August 2
    After a longass week a work, I finally had time to knock together my first Indomitus set. A couple of small conversions are done for my space wolves... LOTS of green stuff fur to add now.

    (I'm totally following Hermano's lead with posting from instagram. Saves so much time reformatting my phones HUGE photos and screenshots)

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    edited August 2
    Stomp Stomp Pew Pew!

    I finished up another 'Mech group, a star of Clan Wolf from Beta Galaxy.

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    I had to make some adjustments to a few of these sculpts. For instance, the hips on this Linebacker normally sit right underneath the main body, and give you no ability to rotate the torso. So I build it up underneath said torso with some laser-cut parts, and after fixing the thigh-hip attachment points it actually looks like it could both walk and torso-twist.

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    This Pouncer kinda drives me mad, because I like the sculpt, but the attachments points at the "shoulders" for the arms is basically nonexistant. I have no idea how the sculptor ever intended the arms to stay attached to the torso. I therefore sculpted a layer of greenstuff to thicken the torso in the z-axis, and give the shoulder nubs enough volume to actually stick the pins of the arm parts into mating holes, along with adding some volume to the hips to match.

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    I tried a few new techniques on these 'Mechs, including using my airbrush and a mask to lay down the base colors (top half/bottom half). It worked out pretty well! Not sure when I'll try that trick again, but it was nice to see it work out pretty well.

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    I feel like I tend to go too heavy on priming minis. Primed a test model today and I felt like I put too much on. No detail was obscured but still felt heavy.

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  • IanatorIanator Delightfully mediocre! Registered User regular
    I have acquired a can of acetone today. The plan is to soak my airbrush's tip, needle, cup and lower body for ~24 hours to loosen up all this dried paint, followed by rinsing it out with water.

    That said, the can warns not to use it "to clean or flush spray equipment". So I just want to make sure before dunking my airbrush in a Frappuccino bottle half-full of acetone: is this okay? Y/N

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    Ianator wrote: »
    I have acquired a can of acetone today. The plan is to soak my airbrush's tip, needle, cup and lower body for ~24 hours to loosen up all this dried paint, followed by rinsing it out with water.

    That said, the can warns not to use it "to clean or flush spray equipment". So I just want to make sure before dunking my airbrush in a Frappuccino bottle half-full of acetone: is this okay? Y/N
    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.

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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 gummed up or jammed can of old citadel paint
    In the time I have had it it cooked off so paint slowly or what not worked it's way into the nozzle so I was debating about soaking it in rubbing alcohol and seeing if that clears the nozzle
    I think it's also dried just behind the ball bearing so it's a debate about going forward with this plan or just abandoning it

  • IanatorIanator Delightfully mediocre! Registered User regular
    Unfortunately rubbing alcohol is chronically in short supply whenever I go looking for it these days.

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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
    Ianator wrote: »
    Unfortunately rubbing alcohol is chronically in short supply whenever I go looking for it these days.

    Well though fun with chemistry you can make your own

  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    Ianator wrote: »
    I have acquired a can of acetone today. The plan is to soak my airbrush's tip, needle, cup and lower body for ~24 hours to loosen up all this dried paint, followed by rinsing it out with water.

    That said, the can warns not to use it "to clean or flush spray equipment". So I just want to make sure before dunking my airbrush in a Frappuccino bottle half-full of acetone: is this okay? Y/N

    I don't think there is anything inside an airbrush that the acetone will dissolve. It wont melt rubber but too much exposure will hurt the rubber.

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  • IanatorIanator Delightfully mediocre! Registered User regular
    I actually don't see any rubber seals on this airbrush. It might just be that old, though a lifetime in Nevada may mean they disintegrated and got thrown away long ago.

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  • DocSamsonDocSamson Registered User regular
    The three man squad is strong in 9th edition.

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  • NechriahNechriah Registered User regular
    @DocSamson that blue is C R I S P

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  • IanatorIanator Delightfully mediocre! Registered User regular
    Good results with dunking the airbrush cup in about 2 ounces of acetone in a glass bottle, swishing it around or rinsing with water every hour or so. Gonna let it sit overnight as some bits of paint at the cup's bottom are being especially stubborn.

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  • ElbasunuElbasunu Registered User regular
    edited August 3
    Nechriah wrote: »
    @DocSamson that blue is C R I S P


    I want Ahmed Best's "CRISP!" to also enter the lexicon.

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    Ianator wrote: »
    I have acquired a can of acetone today. The plan is to soak my airbrush's tip, needle, cup and lower body for ~24 hours to loosen up all this dried paint, followed by rinsing it out with water.

    That said, the can warns not to use it "to clean or flush spray equipment". So I just want to make sure before dunking my airbrush in a Frappuccino bottle half-full of acetone: is this okay? Y/N

    I'm going to guess that it's the 'spray' part that's important, in that you don't want to be filling the air with aerosolized organic solvent. There are certainly worse things than acetone to do that with, but it's still not great.

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  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    Also some spray guns (the big ones they use for painting cars and walls) have plastic reservoirs and even plastic nozzles.

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  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    Acetone is some scary shit.

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  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    Can I just send you all my plastic and you can paint it like Ultramarines for me @DocSamson? Great, thanks, it's on it's way.

    Seriously, as a fellow UM painter/player, that's great stuff. I aspire to a place where my smurfs look that good.

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  • DocSamsonDocSamson Registered User regular
    GnomeTank wrote: »
    Can I just send you all my plastic and you can paint it like Ultramarines for me @DocSamson? Great, thanks, it's on it's way.

    Seriously, as a fellow UM painter/player, that's great stuff. I aspire to a place where my smurfs look that good.

    I appreciate it! I have gotten a few comments on my ultras about how much people like the blue and it makes me feel a bit guilty, because it’s just Macragge blue with a Calgar blue highlight. Right out of the Duncan videos. And having that blue in a rattle can just makes life so much easier, I feel for all those armies that don’t get that easy first step.

    But I just used like half a $35 can of retributor gold on a custodes tank and it’s making me think an airbrush is actually going to save me money in the long run. These damn cans add up.

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