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

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  • Sharp101Sharp101 TorontoRegistered User regular
    I've been working on a new Death Guard army for a tournament at the end of the month.

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    Still a lot to do!

  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    Purple
    So grimy :D

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  • KoregKoreg Registered User regular
    edited July 9
    Purple
    Badablack wrote: »
    I haven’t posted any models in awhile on account of getting a sudden case of the Olds and being struck down with old people diseases, but here’s a spooky blood well!
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    Why are you painting with strawberry jam?

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  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    Badablack wrote: »
    I haven’t posted any models in awhile on account of getting a sudden case of the Olds and being struck down with old people diseases, but here’s a spooky blood well!
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    Sudden craving for Jammy Dodgers....

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  • Casually HardcoreCasually Hardcore Once an Asshole. Trying to be better. Registered User regular
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    Kingdom death is a lot of fun to paint.

  • JJ Rabbit GangmemberRegistered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    That is a big dragon.

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  • TacoForceTacoForce Registered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    ^^^ Guess I get to follow that with a quick and dirty test scheme. Those are sick and I'm jealous.
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    Ugh... Seeing this blown up I definitely need to fade the colors on the tabard better.

  • BadablackBadablack Registered User regular
    I’d say those highlights look great. Bold contrasting highlights match stormcast just fine.

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    edited July 10
    I feel like I just saw someone here or in the Warhammer Fantasy thread talk about this, so sorry for bringing it up again, but has anyone looked into replacement heads for the sigmarines? I think they're neat looking, but I've never liked their helmet/burial-masks, and their heads seem a smidge too small imho. I'm not sure what kind of helmet would go best with their armor design though. I'm thinking something like a Corinthian or Barbute?
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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    Check Puppetswar and Maxmini, they have stuff.

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    edited July 10
    Puppetswar makes some neat designs, but almost all of it has sci-fi details. About the only ones I saw that fit are these, because the hoods hide the techno-bits that are on the hoodless versions:
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    Looking at maxmini, it's the same problem. They do have these, but the skulls and oversized crests kind of put me off.
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    I guess the thing to do would be to look at historic minis, but they probably won't fit the "heroic scale" proportions.

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  • AsherAsher Registered User regular
    Dang J,
    Those are really nice! And the scheme is really close to what I was thinking, which make it all the more harder to nail down now that you've done those so well!

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  • ArcticLancerArcticLancer Best served chilled. Registered User regular
    Purple
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    Puppetswar makes some neat designs, but almost all of it has sci-fi details. About the only ones I saw that fit are these, because the hoods hide the techno-bits that are on the hoodless versions:
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    Looking at maxmini, it's the same problem. They do have these, but the skulls and oversized crests kind of put me off.
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    I guess the thing to do would be to look at historic minis, but they probably won't fit the "heroic scale" proportions.
    If you actually like the second set, it looks like it would be pretty trivial to cut and file the skulls off of those helmets. None of them are in difficult places to reach or part of anything structural, and doesn't look like anything is cast in metal.

  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    How about the heads from gw marauder horsemen?

  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    edited July 10
    Purple
    E - wrong thread

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  • DraevenDraeven Registered User regular
    edited July 11
    A different, worse colour
    TacoForce wrote: »
    ^^^ Guess I get to follow that with a quick and dirty test scheme. Those are sick and I'm jealous.
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    Ugh... Seeing this blown up I definitely need to fade the colors on the tabard better.

    try and put a splash more of the green you used on the shoulder pads in one other spot on the mini, i don't know where, but the whole of the miniature seems too one color to me. Though, for the life of me i can't think of where to put it.
    edit: this looks great, but a bit more green would be great. Maybe the crown piece or even the facemask in green.

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    Purple
    Shin or forearm guards maybe

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    Puppetswar makes some neat designs, but almost all of it has sci-fi details. About the only ones I saw that fit are these, because the hoods hide the techno-bits that are on the hoodless versions:
    595-2120-large.jpg

    Looking at maxmini, it's the same problem. They do have these, but the skulls and oversized crests kind of put me off.
    MXMCB008_blacklotushelmets-882x630.jpg

    I guess the thing to do would be to look at historic minis, but they probably won't fit the "heroic scale" proportions.
    If you actually like the second set, it looks like it would be pretty trivial to cut and file the skulls off of those helmets. None of them are in difficult places to reach or part of anything structural, and doesn't look like anything is cast in metal.

    Good point.
    honovere wrote: »
    How about the heads from gw marauder horsemen?

    That's not bad, at a glance they seem a bit too rough-hewn to match the stormcast armor, but it's something to think about.

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  • AsherAsher Registered User regular
    Getting on board this Stormcast band wagon:
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    Pretty happy with the weathered bronze for a lazy 1st attempt. I'm going to try one that's more golden and see which I prefer. I'm thinking Sea Green/Turquoise for the main colour and either blue or white/grey for the secondary.

    Things my Red Terror has Swallowed Whole: A Mentors Librarian, a Fire Warrior Sash'Ui. Total Points: 109 (so far...)
    "Leapin' and Hoppin' on a Warpshadow" - Mah Nids
    The Swordwind Rises! - Biel Tan. All Aspects. All the time.
    "Before seeking Victory, first make yourself Invulnerable to defeat" - Sneaky sneaky Raptors
  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    Purple
    Draeven wrote: »
    TacoForce wrote: »
    ^^^ Guess I get to follow that with a quick and dirty test scheme. Those are sick and I'm jealous.
    ki3wrmswh7ze.jpg
    1s2ux980xgcn.jpg
    Ugh... Seeing this blown up I definitely need to fade the colors on the tabard better.

    try and put a splash more of the green you used on the shoulder pads in one other spot on the mini, i don't know where, but the whole of the miniature seems too one color to me. Though, for the life of me i can't think of where to put it.
    edit: this looks great, but a bit more green would be great. Maybe the crown piece or even the facemask in green.

    A couple very minor touches would take it from a 9 to a 10.

    The inside (if you look at the official pic of the mini it's the red bit) of the tabard could easily be painted green and it would break up the same-ness a lot and bring the spot color to the lower part of the mini where it's lacking. Also the vambraces on the Castigators and Sequitors are leather, not part of the armor. Do those up in whatever color you've chosen for their leathers and that should nicely break up the area where the forearm and butt of the crossbow bleed together.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    Ok it seems they have really sped up the Warhammer Tv painting demos

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    Working on a reaper mini for an upcoming halloween themed D&D game. So far it looks decent, still gotta do washes and touch ups and such.

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  • KoregKoreg Registered User regular
    Purple
    ...Does he have hand puppets?

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    Koreg wrote: »
    ...Does he have hand puppets?

    Yes.

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  • BadablackBadablack Registered User regular
    What’s with the prevalence of naked dwarf miniatures? If there’s a 3rd party modeler that makes dwarves, there’s gonna be at least one big ol’ naked dude. There’s a polish company that seems to specialize in them. Is there some sort of widespread mythology around nudist dwarves?

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    Purple
    Someone along the way (previous thread maybe?) had posted on how to paint marble terrain... I think it was bases.

    @Badablack maybe?

    I was talking to a friend about it and can't remember how it was done.

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    edited July 12
    Having not painted in years I feel pretty alright about the outcome here. Definitely learned some stuff and figured out some things I need to work on. Gotta be ready to paint my Necrons and Space Wolves.

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    There is something riding up the front of the boot. No idea what it is supposed to be so I just painted it gray with the floor.

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  • BadablackBadablack Registered User regular
    Khraul wrote: »
    Someone along the way (previous thread maybe?) had posted on how to paint marble terrain... I think it was bases.

    @Badablack maybe?

    I was talking to a friend about it and can't remember how it was done.

    I had a method of doing it, not the best looking marble but good for small areas. Basically do a black basecoat on your marble area, then a thick bone-white coat. While that’s still wet, in the spots where the marble is going to streak, dip the brush in water and carefully thin the white paint to let the black show through under to make dark streaks.

    I’m sure there’s better ways, but that’s the least difficult.

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    Purple
    Badablack wrote: »
    Khraul wrote: »
    Someone along the way (previous thread maybe?) had posted on how to paint marble terrain... I think it was bases.

    Badablack maybe?

    I was talking to a friend about it and can't remember how it was done.

    I had a method of doing it, not the best looking marble but good for small areas. Basically do a black basecoat on your marble area, then a thick bone-white coat. While that’s still wet, in the spots where the marble is going to streak, dip the brush in water and carefully thin the white paint to let the black show through under to make dark streaks.

    I’m sure there’s better ways, but that’s the least difficult.

    Excellent, thank you!

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  • AuralynxAuralynx Thirty-Seven Keys Registered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    Badablack wrote: »
    What’s with the prevalence of naked dwarf miniatures? If there’s a 3rd party modeler that makes dwarves, there’s gonna be at least one big ol’ naked dude. There’s a polish company that seems to specialize in them. Is there some sort of widespread mythology around nudist dwarves?

    Proxy Slayers for Warhammer Fantasy / Fyreslayers for Sigmar, would be my guess.

    Space... what is the point of it? You have no idea.
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  • NorgothNorgoth Registered User regular
    Purple
    Auralynx wrote: »
    Badablack wrote: »
    What’s with the prevalence of naked dwarf miniatures? If there’s a 3rd party modeler that makes dwarves, there’s gonna be at least one big ol’ naked dude. There’s a polish company that seems to specialize in them. Is there some sort of widespread mythology around nudist dwarves?

    Proxy Slayers for Warhammer Fantasy / Fyreslayers for Sigmar, would be my guess.

    Dwarfs in most fantasy games are Viking standins, so they are supposed to be beserkers.

  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    I got the citadel painting handle
    It is far smaller than I thought or I just am merely huge

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  • VikingViking Registered User regular
    Purple
    how large a miniature does that handle accommodate? looks like up to a 32mm base?
    I keep thinking I should get one, but then I remember I usually glue my model to the base as a last step not pre-painting

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  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    Purple
    Up to 40mm.
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  • Sharp101Sharp101 TorontoRegistered User regular
    One of two Plagueburst Crawlers done (minus gun barrels)

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    There are quite a few things I wanted to spend more time on, but I have a whole army to paint before the end of the month so this is good enough for now!

    I also went a little heavy on the typhus corrosion. I'll probably to the next one a little less, more like the Drone I did.

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  • VikingViking Registered User regular
    edited July 13
    Purple
    High-5 Nurgle bro!
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  • GoodKingJayIIIGoodKingJayIII Registered User regular
    Ok... I think I’m going to give this a shot again. I’m going to pick up the getting started box for seraphon, but beyond that I don’t know where to really begin. It’s been more than a decade since I painted anything and I have no paints or brushes or anything.

    Any recommendations on where to start?

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  • MaydayMayday generation three hybrid Registered User regular
    Well, to start you off, I have a good deal of cheap second hand Seraphon for sale :mrgreen:

    But seriously:
    -primer in a can: black, grey or white.
    -One detail brush (around size 0 or 00), one main brush (around size 1 or 2), depending on your preferences: one medium drybrush (if you like) and one washing brush (a normal watercolour brush is what I would recommend).
    -paints: I recommend Army Painter for washes. For all else it depends on your priorities. IMO Citadel has better paint quality, Vallejo better storage solution (dropper bottles). Many people love P3 paints but in my opinion it excels in neither of the fields and I dislike the medium they use
    -some very fine sand and PVA glue for the bases is a reasonable minimum.

    And then there's the modelling supplies: cutters, hobby knife, plastic cement.

  • GoodKingJayIIIGoodKingJayIII Registered User regular
    edited July 13
    Thanks! Going to follow up with some noob questions.

    - what difference does primer color make?
    - Is Army Painter this: https://www.thearmypainter.com/ ?
    - Should I pretty much stick to GW paints or do I have some better options? Edit: whoops you answered this question, so let me revise: what’s the best bang for my buck?

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  • AuralynxAuralynx Thirty-Seven Keys Registered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    Thanks! Going to follow up with some noob questions.

    - what difference does primer color make?
    - Is Army Painter this: https://www.thearmypainter.com/ ?
    - Should I pretty much stick to GW paints or do I have some better options? Edit: whoops you answered this question, so let me revise: what’s the best bang for my buck?

    The major difference primer color makes is in how easy or hard it will be to build up the main colors of your model.

    Space... what is the point of it? You have no idea.
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