WandalfTheGhite's #thedailypaint

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WandalfTheGhite's #thedailypaint

Postby WandalfTheGhite » Fri May 04, 2012 8:39 pm

Hi everyone, I'm going to make a daily paint mainly for the reason that I need to actually paint my 1250 (+/-) point Imperial Guard army list. I will try everyday to paint a little bit, be it the tracks of a tank, or the face of a guardsman. I warn you that I am a new painter, so I will probably be asking for techniques and a whole bunch of questions. Here is a picture of my bucket of guard and what not.
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As you can see some of it is painted, but a lot are not, every week I will try to find another bucket and move everything I have painted and move it to the completed pile. This will probably be at my desk, here is a picture of it, I'll probably clean it out for my models to go.
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I'll start with what I did today, so far today (and yesterday) I have halfway completed a side of my Leman Russ.
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It still needs a wash and some touching up, but I was wondering what colour should go on the tracks, red highlighted up, orange or some other colour. Glad to be here.
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Re: WandalfTheGhite's #thedailypaint

Postby SleepyPillow » Fri May 04, 2012 8:50 pm

I welcome you in our ranks as the really new recruit I am! Let's spread the joy of painting to everyone!
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Re: WandalfTheGhite's #thedailypaint

Postby Blue » Sat May 05, 2012 5:17 am

Welcome aboard dude!

You want to make your tracks orange? Is that what you were asking there?
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Re: WandalfTheGhite's #thedailypaint

Postby WandalfTheGhite » Sat May 05, 2012 10:31 am

Thanks everyone for the warm welcomes, and Blue I think that was just a typo I was asking about the various panels on the side. Today I'm planning on finishing one side of the tank and then work on the various weapons. Now I was just wondering what everyone thinks is the best way to strip the paint off of plastic miniatures, I'm asking this because I was looking back at some of my first guardsman and they look awful. Thanks.
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Postby Blue » Sat May 05, 2012 12:17 pm

Simple green. Fast and safe!
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Postby WandalfTheGhite » Sat May 05, 2012 1:37 pm

Thanks Blue, I should go to Walmart sometime this weekend. I finished the first side a lot faster than I thought, but as always the picture does no justice for what it actually looks like, maybe later tonight I'll paint some plasma cannons for him, or switch it up and finish a sentinel.
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I don't know if I'm going to put decals on but I guess that will depend on what I choose in the end. Again please leave tips and suggestions. Thanks.
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Postby WandalfTheGhite » Mon May 07, 2012 6:46 pm

Well yesterday, I painted nothing, instead of painting I had three games, lost 1, won 1, tied 1. I'm going to try to paint a bit of the weapons for my Leman Russ. I can't remember what the penalty is for not painting one day so if anyone can tell me that would be great. Thanks.
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Re: WandalfTheGhite's #thedailypaint

Postby WandalfTheGhite » Sat May 19, 2012 10:39 pm

Ugh... I'm sorry everyone, I've been so busy with Tests and Quizzes everyday, as well as my soccer season starting, but this weekend I decided to make my redemption and finish painting my Leman Russ, or at least getting close to it. I'll post pictures of the hull when I finish, which won't be too long, I've also got to assemble and paint some Sanguinary Guard for a friend. Again I'm sorry for the incredibly long break, but I'm excited to be back. Thanks.
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Re: WandalfTheGhite's #thedailypaint

Postby WandalfTheGhite » Wed May 23, 2012 7:32 pm

I sort of finished painting the hull of my Leman Russ, when I mean sort of its just that, I notice some little blemishes when taking the pictures. Well, last weekend I was in the painting mood, I sort of got slowed down when I got my cold, but I have to finish my Leman Russ for the painting deathmatch. Without further ado here are some pictures of the hull:
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Here is what I have started on the top half of the Leman Russ.
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Hope you all enjoyed.Thanks.
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Re: WandalfTheGhite's #thedailypaint

Postby SleepyPillow » Thu May 24, 2012 4:52 am

Good job so far and enjoy the top half.
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Postby WandalfTheGhite » Thu May 24, 2012 9:04 pm

I've decided to start making my own bases, using random pieces of concrete I found lying around, basically from everywhere. My idea is to have a bit of an mountainous, island area, with some vegetation nearby. I'll post some pictures of what it looks like on a smaller base but for now here is the basic idea.
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If anyone has any tips on mass production home made bases I would be grateful. Thanks, hope you enjoyed.
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Re: WandalfTheGhite's #thedailypaint

Postby WandalfTheGhite » Thu May 24, 2012 11:17 pm

Got home tonight and took some pictures of this guy I just made
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here is a little bit of his base
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Also tonight while I was walking home I noticed some more asphalt, earlier this night I went back and picked it up, now I have a bit more to work with. Got to finish my deathmatch entry this weekend, hopefully I get it finished. Thanks.
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Re: WandalfTheGhite's #thedailypaint

Postby Blue » Fri May 25, 2012 4:34 pm

Interesting idea to use broken asphalt. Looks good on the IG dude. I would fear that larger pieces may break over time.
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