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

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  • NorgothNorgoth Registered User regular
    Purple
    I used it on some Gunpla, it’s dosn’t really give a metallic finish, it more makes the colour you mix it with glittery. If that’s the effect your after, then great.

  • McGibsMcGibs TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited August 8
    A different, worse colour
    I bashed together these guys together back when Shadow War came out, but unfortunately that sort of died on the vine. Killteam looks much more promising, so it was a good excuse to get these guys finished!
    They're a mix of Kromlech trench orks, regular ork bits, and a lot of greenstuff (the kromlech bits are nice, but man they don't fit together very well...)
    I just have the first Kommando finished, but I'm pretty happy with how he turned out!

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    And here's the rest of the team on the bench (and one basecoated). I wanted to go for a fun "saturday cartoon nazis" colour scheme, like something you'd see in G.I. Joe, Bionic Commando, or Metal Slug, rather than the more "historically accurate" schemes I usually see these guys in.
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    And a few grots (one of which will be the secret cowardly leader!)
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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    Stragint wrote: »
    Not sure what colors to paint the T'au Fire Warriors and Pathfinders now that I've given up on the Maliwan thing.

    Also made some progress on the Stealth Battlesuit and started the other two.
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    What is the best way to practice painting minis? Just pick a few I'm not using and keep painting and cleaning them?

    Also, what can I do for brush maintenance? Some of my fairly new brushes have strands poking out and I'm not sure what is causing it.

    @Stragint Pick the minis you want to play with/think look cool. Paint them to the best of your current ability. Continue doing this with new minis.

    In a year, you'll look back at the ones you painted now and marvel at your improvement. In two years you'll get a sudden urge to repaint or replace your "first mini".

    But the trick is to keep painting. Don't practice on one mini until you're great. Pick one mini, paint it, then pick a new one etc.

    This is what I plan on doing for now with KT. Just paint the ones I'm going to use when I feel like painting. I just don't get any enjoyment from painting because I want it to look really good and I know it wont turn out that way and if I practice I will get better but then I also don't want to come back and clean off models and redo them but buying new ones also feels like a weird thing to do just to paint them better.

    I recently just cleaned off 60 something Necron Warriors, 15 Immortals, 2 Lords, 8 Destroyers, 1 Heavy Destroyer, shit ton of Scarabs, and a few other random things and it was just a frustrating thing to do. I am also cleaning off the 10 Immortals, 10 Warriors, and 4 Deathmarks that I primed and washed for KT because I really don't like how the prime looks on the models. I still have 30 something Warriors sitting in a bag that are fully painted that I should clean off to match the paint scheme I want to do but I know it is gonna be a long time before I go about painting that full army up so I'm not gonna bother. Also probably gonna leave all the broken Necron Warriors broken and use them for basing or give them to friends for basing.

    I really just want to play the game but then I get spurts of wanting to paint cause I saw something cool and then getting frustrated.

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  • Lord_AsmodeusLord_Asmodeus goeticSobriquet: Here is your magical cryptic riddle-tumour: I AM A TIME MACHINERegistered User regular
    edited August 9
    Purple
    How difficult is Green Stuff generally to work with? I've never used it before but I'm planning on a bit of conversion stuff for my genestealer cult (and maybe to add tentacle faces on some already constructed genestealers)

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    Purple
    It's pretty easy, and others probably have better experience, but I'll say this: it never cures as fast as I want it to. But I'm impatient.

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    Purple
    Norgoth wrote: »
    I used it on some Gunpla, it’s dosn’t really give a metallic finish, it more makes the colour you mix it with glittery. If that’s the effect your after, then great.

    Huh.... Well that doesn't sound good

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  • [Expletive deleted][Expletive deleted] The mediocre doctor NorwayRegistered User regular
    Purple
    Stragint wrote: »
    Stragint wrote: »
    Not sure what colors to paint the T'au Fire Warriors and Pathfinders now that I've given up on the Maliwan thing.

    Also made some progress on the Stealth Battlesuit and started the other two.
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    What is the best way to practice painting minis? Just pick a few I'm not using and keep painting and cleaning them?

    Also, what can I do for brush maintenance? Some of my fairly new brushes have strands poking out and I'm not sure what is causing it.

    @Stragint Pick the minis you want to play with/think look cool. Paint them to the best of your current ability. Continue doing this with new minis.

    In a year, you'll look back at the ones you painted now and marvel at your improvement. In two years you'll get a sudden urge to repaint or replace your "first mini".

    But the trick is to keep painting. Don't practice on one mini until you're great. Pick one mini, paint it, then pick a new one etc.

    This is what I plan on doing for now with KT. Just paint the ones I'm going to use when I feel like painting. I just don't get any enjoyment from painting because I want it to look really good and I know it wont turn out that way and if I practice I will get better but then I also don't want to come back and clean off models and redo them but buying new ones also feels like a weird thing to do just to paint them better.

    I recently just cleaned off 60 something Necron Warriors, 15 Immortals, 2 Lords, 8 Destroyers, 1 Heavy Destroyer, shit ton of Scarabs, and a few other random things and it was just a frustrating thing to do. I am also cleaning off the 10 Immortals, 10 Warriors, and 4 Deathmarks that I primed and washed for KT because I really don't like how the prime looks on the models. I still have 30 something Warriors sitting in a bag that are fully painted that I should clean off to match the paint scheme I want to do but I know it is gonna be a long time before I go about painting that full army up so I'm not gonna bother. Also probably gonna leave all the broken Necron Warriors broken and use them for basing or give them to friends for basing.

    I really just want to play the game but then I get spurts of wanting to paint cause I saw something cool and then getting frustrated.

    I never bother re-painting. I have so much unpainted stuff that time is better spent painting something new. The closest I've gotten is rebasing my orcs and chaos forces (both old and new bases were incredibly low-effort).

    I didn't even bother re-painting when I switched the main color of my chaos marines from nagarroth to genestealer purple. (I have a GSP spray, but no nagarroth spray, so…)

    And I'm perfectly satisfied as long as everything is painted in some flat color. (I do pick out details like eyes and tubing, but also flat.)

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  • [Expletive deleted][Expletive deleted] The mediocre doctor NorwayRegistered User regular
    Purple
    How difficult is Green Stuff generally to work with? I've never used it before but I'm planning on a bit of conversion stuff for my genestealer cult (and maybe to add tentacle faces on some already constructed genestealers)

    It depends what you want to do. I can do simple stuff like tentacles, nurgle corruption or simple cloth. All that is easy. Anything else is beyond me.

    Don't let that discourage you. But I recommend you start with something super simple. A large tentacle (to replace e.g., an arm) is an easy place to start.

    My main problem with GS is that, no matter which brand I get, and no matter how much I mix it, it always becomes clumpy. Parts of the yellow simply will not mix with the blue.

    Which is why I often use milliput instead. It's cheaper, mixes well even when old, cures faster than GS, and is easier to work with once cured than GS. But doesn't lend itself to quite the fine detail you can get with GS.

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  • Lord_AsmodeusLord_Asmodeus goeticSobriquet: Here is your magical cryptic riddle-tumour: I AM A TIME MACHINERegistered User regular
    Purple
    How difficult is Green Stuff generally to work with? I've never used it before but I'm planning on a bit of conversion stuff for my genestealer cult (and maybe to add tentacle faces on some already constructed genestealers)

    It depends what you want to do. I can do simple stuff like tentacles, nurgle corruption or simple cloth. All that is easy. Anything else is beyond me.

    Don't let that discourage you. But I recommend you start with something super simple. A large tentacle (to replace e.g., an arm) is an easy place to start.

    My main problem with GS is that, no matter which brand I get, and no matter how much I mix it, it always becomes clumpy. Parts of the yellow simply will not mix with the blue.

    Which is why I often use milliput instead. It's cheaper, mixes well even when old, cures faster than GS, and is easier to work with once cured than GS. But doesn't lend itself to quite the fine detail you can get with GS.

    The two things I plan on doing with it are A. Putting little forehead ridges on people's heads for my genestealer cult and B. adding mouth tentacles to faces for the hybrids and already made genestealers.

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  • GR_ZombieGR_Zombie Krillin It Registered User regular
    edited August 9
    Wrong thread

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    What is a good way to get a bloody effect on models? My brother wants to add some blood to his poxwalkers. I have the red technical paint but I don't know how to use it effectively for this.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    Stragint wrote: »
    What is a good way to get a bloody effect on models? My brother wants to add some blood to his poxwalkers. I have the red technical paint but I don't know how to use it effectively for this.

    The robot has your answer

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    Does the effect still work if it isn't done on a surface with metallic paint?

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  • [Expletive deleted][Expletive deleted] The mediocre doctor NorwayRegistered User regular
    Purple
    Is it official GW policy to choose the goofiest-looking still they could possibly find for the preview image?

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  • MaydayMayday generation three hybrid Registered User regular
    I think Duncan just... looks kinda goofy overall?

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    Excuse u Duncan is a golden Adonis

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    Purple
    That's just how he looks when they switch him off for the night.

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  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    Khraul wrote: »
    That's just how he looks when they switch him off for the night.

    Please, as if they actually switch him off…

    ...because dragons are AWESOME! That's why.
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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    edited August 10
    Purple
    Okay, so this isn't anywhere near done, and it's not likely to be done for a while (it's one of my umpteen side projects), but I'm too excited with how this came out to not share. And I know the thread would appreciate this.

    I wanted to airbrush metallic purple. Testors fucking comes through. This color is so fucking delicious.

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    Like, it's exactly the color I want, with just enough metallic flake to make it shiny, and it flowed through the airbrush just perfectly. It was so easy to work with.

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    Executioners!

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    @Nips What are those, and what are they from?

    If you're curious about my icon; it's an update of the early Lego Castle theme's "Black Falcons" faction.
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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Purple
    Needs some yellow and you have Insecticons!

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  • McGibsMcGibs TorontoRegistered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    Wow, I didn't know Starseige had minis?

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    edited August 10
    Purple
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    @Nips What are those, and what are they from?
    McGibs wrote: »
    Wow, I didn't know Starseige had minis?

    There was a mid-nineties tabletop wargame called Rebellion, based on the Starsiege property. These are Cybrid Executioners. I've recently fallen into a mania, and collected a sizable collection of the entire line; I have a deep and abiding love of the property. These were the most exciting to me to start with.

    Also, they're like four times bigger than what I'm used to painting.

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    Starsiege, Tribes, et al is one of those things (like Heavy Gear), that would've been right in my wheelhouse, but somehow I missed out on it. I know Jerry/Tycho is a big fan as well. I should really get around to reading up on it at some point.

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    Purple
    Heavy gear

    Now that's a name I haven't heard in a long time

    So much love for that game

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  • FroThulhuFroThulhu Registered User regular
    Khraul wrote: »
    Heavy gear

    Now that's a name I haven't heard in a long time

    So much love for that game

    Heavy Gear is what got me into tabletop gaming, even though I never got to actually play it.

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  • IanatorIanator Delightfully mediocre! Registered User regular
    I've been itching to get into Heavy Gear for a few years since coming upon some /tg/ thread or another.

    If I ever land a steady job, a HG Blitz starter set is one of the first things I'm saving up for.

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    Purple
    That is a very nice purple!

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  • McGibsMcGibs TorontoRegistered User regular
    A different, worse colour
    Another Ork down! Kombi-Scorcha Nob
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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited August 11
    When doing a zandri dust spray and then a soft tone wash, what shade would you highlight/drybrush with for a really simple and easy way of doing a soft tan? I'm trying to put together a quick scheme and I'm not sure what I'd use... Thinking kazak stone though

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Khraul wrote: »
    Heavy gear

    Now that's a name I haven't heard in a long time

    So much love for that game

    Heavy Gear actually has plastic miniatures now!

    I was getting excited for Adeptus Titanicus, and the rules look good, but GW has released it at a price point and scale that is personally pretty unsatisfying to me.

    So now I'm looking into other miniatures I can use to proxy the game instead. Heavy Gear is one I am considering just because I love heavy gear, even if the size difference between the miniatures isn't right for Adeptus Titanicus.

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    Purple
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Khraul wrote: »
    Heavy gear

    Now that's a name I haven't heard in a long time

    So much love for that game

    Heavy Gear actually has plastic miniatures now!

    I was getting excited for Adeptus Titanicus, and the rules look good, but GW has released it at a price point and scale that is personally pretty unsatisfying to me.

    So now I'm looking into other miniatures I can use to proxy the game instead. Heavy Gear is one I am considering just because I love heavy gear, even if the size difference between the miniatures isn't right for Adeptus Titanicus.

    Yeah, a friend was pretty excited for Titanicus, and I was interested, but at that price point it's a hard pass.

    Personally I'd proxy in knights and something terminator equivalent in size... at least then they can still be used for 40k/killteam.

    Those HG minis are cool looking though...

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited August 12
    Khraul wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Khraul wrote: »
    Heavy gear

    Now that's a name I haven't heard in a long time

    So much love for that game

    Heavy Gear actually has plastic miniatures now!

    I was getting excited for Adeptus Titanicus, and the rules look good, but GW has released it at a price point and scale that is personally pretty unsatisfying to me.

    So now I'm looking into other miniatures I can use to proxy the game instead. Heavy Gear is one I am considering just because I love heavy gear, even if the size difference between the miniatures isn't right for Adeptus Titanicus.

    Yeah, a friend was pretty excited for Titanicus, and I was interested, but at that price point it's a hard pass.

    Personally I'd proxy in knights and something terminator equivalent in size... at least then they can still be used for 40k/killteam.

    Those HG minis are cool looking though...

    Doing some research, all this comes in a box for $55:

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    The internal scale isn't as extreme as AT normally is but that's 6x Titans (2 of each size), and 6 knights and one mech left over and two tanks for half the cost of one actual AT Titan.

    It would look a might bit silly plonking down one of those mechs in the middle of a 120mm base for the sake of the rules, however. Hm.

    Seriously considering it though.

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    Purple
    I mean...

    ...Horus era titans had a different look... :lol:

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  • Snake GandhiSnake Gandhi Des Moines, IARegistered User regular
    Here's my very first painted mini's in around 15 years. A squad of Cadian Shock troopers and a Armored Sentinel. Sorry for the crappy pictures, haven't found a good way to take them yet. Still have to do the bases, but I've never done bases before so that'll take some study.

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  • [Expletive deleted][Expletive deleted] The mediocre doctor NorwayRegistered User regular
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    @Lord_Asmodeus On green stuff. If you're doing GS you need some tools. The ones I use look a little like dentist's tools. Something like this:
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    There are also rubber/silicone tools, but I've found them only useful when doing very large stuff or GS-ing smooth cloth.

    Facial tentacles should be OK with a bit of practice. Problem is they're really small, but good news is tentacles are generally easy. Try, and don't be afraid if you have to make multiple attempts (that's why GW gives us an excess of heads :) )

    Here are two examples of my range. Both were technically made with milliput rather than GS, but principle's the same. Sorry for shit cell phone photos, I couldn't find the cable for my DSLR.

    The first is a Calth cataphractii terminator I'm using as a chaos termi (not finished painting him yet, obv). I wanted them to have combi-plasma and power axe, and a tentacle stands in for the power axe (and tomorrow might be a power fist, if needs be). (I also did a weapon swap with a weapon from Kromlech.) This represents my normal level of green stuff use. Make something simple, slap it on, call it good. The tentacle is pinned to the model.

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    The second is my best painted mini to date, and probably my best GS work. This is a modified version of a spider demon from the creaturecaster kickstarter (great mini, shit KS). I gave the demon a belly (she's supposed to be pregnant) and a dress. Just because I'm using her as a keeper of secrets doesn't mean she has to be nekkid :) This "mini" (15 cm/6" tall) required a lot of post-sculpting work (i.e., sanding) to get the dress smooth and get the contours right. Here everything is fixed directly to the model. To save on milliput/reduce weight, her belly is sculpted around a small ball of wadded-up tin foil.

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    Original in spoiler for comparison. NSFW due to bare breasts.
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  • Lord_AsmodeusLord_Asmodeus goeticSobriquet: Here is your magical cryptic riddle-tumour: I AM A TIME MACHINERegistered User regular
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    @Lord_Asmodeus On green stuff. If you're doing GS you need some tools. The ones I use look a little like dentist's tools. Something like this:
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    There are also rubber/silicone tools, but I've found them only useful when doing very large stuff or GS-ing smooth cloth.

    Facial tentacles should be OK with a bit of practice. Problem is they're really small, but good news is tentacles are generally easy. Try, and don't be afraid if you have to make multiple attempts (that's why GW gives us an excess of heads :) )

    Here are two examples of my range. Both were technically made with milliput rather than GS, but principle's the same. Sorry for shit cell phone photos, I couldn't find the cable for my DSLR.

    The first is a Calth cataphractii terminator I'm using as a chaos termi (not finished painting him yet, obv). I wanted them to have combi-plasma and power axe, and a tentacle stands in for the power axe (and tomorrow might be a power fist, if needs be). (I also did a weapon swap with a weapon from Kromlech.) This represents my normal level of green stuff use. Make something simple, slap it on, call it good. The tentacle is pinned to the model.

    0y3g1vkt3q82.jpg

    The second is my best painted mini to date, and probably my best GS work. This is a modified version of a spider demon from the creaturecaster kickstarter (great mini, shit KS). I gave the demon a belly (she's supposed to be pregnant) and a dress. Just because I'm using her as a keeper of secrets doesn't mean she has to be nekkid :) This "mini" (15 cm/6" tall) required a lot of post-sculpting work (i.e., sanding) to get the dress smooth and get the contours right. Here everything is fixed directly to the model. To save on milliput/reduce weight, her belly is sculpted around a small ball of wadded-up tin foil.

    xsi1jqxuvk37.jpg

    Original in spoiler for comparison. NSFW due to bare breasts.
    spi5_6ece308e-4179-45b1-bd90-3d42a720f23b_1100x.jpg?v=1529233337

    Oh man, I completely forgot to order any sculpting tools! I've watched a couple of tutorials for it, do you usually do all the shaping of the greenstuff before you apply it to the model, or do you get it into the general shape, plop it on, and then shape? I've seen people suggest both as viable ways of doing green stuff.

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  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    That’s because both are. Some things like cloth work best of rolled out separately then applied sof and allowed to ‘flow’ naturally while simple joint filling really just needs the stuff squishing into place the smoothed or gestured to match the surroundings once in place.

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