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Re: Got painting questions?

Postby BewareOfTom » Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:15 pm

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Re: Got painting questions?

Postby blakbuzzrd » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:43 pm

Would you be willing to share your recipe for your flocking blend? Your "100 Orks in 8 Days" video says that you use a blend of five different grasses/flocks + gravel.

If you are willing to share: which grasses, in what ratios, and how much gravel?

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Re: Got painting questions?

Postby zoogie76 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:44 pm

Hello,I am from Greece and I am new in painting .I am painting my friend's chapter of space marines and they are white.So my question is :what is the best way to highlight white space marines ?

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Re: Got painting questions?

Postby Trogit » Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:34 pm

How do you paint white cleanly.
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Re: Got painting questions?

Postby farmerbrown » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:24 am

Are there any special things I should do when painting metal mini's?
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Re: Got painting questions?

Postby m4tthu » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:51 pm

not sure if this is the right spot to post this, but I don't really see any where else to post it.

Maybe some pro painters can give out some tips of taking care of your brush and how to use the brush well? I know the basics ( don't bend the bristles, don't let paint dry or get up to the fertile) but other then that... I notice that when I paint the paint either dries up really quick. I dip the brush maybe 2 or 3 strokes later and It's dry and needs to be dipped again. Am I doing something wrong?

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Re: Got painting questions?

Postby Korsarro-Khan » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:46 am

what is a good way to paint bleached bone colours and skull white colours?

It really annoying that you hvae to layer them up, and everytime i paint something skull white, it looks horrible, i want a smooth finish but always end up with a lumpy matt-like finish, as shown on my dark angels apothecary on my flickr page

With bleached bone, for some reason, my bleached bone always chips easily and im constantly having to put on extra coats

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Re: Got painting questions?

Postby Attaloi » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:38 pm

Here's a noob question: How do I paint me some orky checks and make it look nice?

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Re: Got painting questions?

Postby Asrodrig » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:59 pm

The trick is to paint basecoat the area you want to be checkered in the lighter of the two colors first. For example, if you're doing black & white checks, first paint the area white (you may need to do several thin coats to get adequate coverage, or use a foundation paint like Astronomican Grey to get it light first). Then you can either use painters tape to mask off the areas you want to add checks to or freehand if you've got a steady enough hand.

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Re: Got painting questions?

Postby Tarkand » Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:34 pm

I cheat when I do my checkers for my orks.

I do start with a gray coat and than paint up to white, so far so good.

Then I take a Sharpie pen and draw squares. I then fill up the squares with Chaos Black. Throw a badab black wash. And that's it.

I don't claim the results to be amazing or anything, but it kinda looks like this:
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Here's my question:

With the GK coming out, I'm interested in starting a small elite army of them. However, I really dislike the look of 'full metal' army... it's probably because I don't know how, but they usually end up looking flat and detail-less. To me, metalic colors are awesome in small amount (A blade, the barrel of a gun, an armor plate on an ork), but a full on boltgun metal marine... yuck.

So any tips or idea?

Here's what I'm thinking about:
- Prime Gray
- Wash with Badad Black (to make the details stand out)
- Heavy Dry brush with Boltgun Metal followed by a light drybrush with Chainmail
- Do details.... Blue for the eyes, Bleached Bones for the 'bone like' decoration, Blood Red for the 'books' and Stormbolters
- Do smaller wash on the details (Ogryn flesh on the bones, Baal Red on the books)
- Highlight the decoration with the base color.

This is a lot of drybrush, so it'll never win any painting competition or anything, but the model should look a lot more 'alive' than a big wall of boltgun metal.

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Re: Got painting questions?

Postby vertigo116 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:36 pm

I have a question about washes. Well I think it is an ink. But I am painting Blood Angels for Space Marines and after I spray, undercoat it white, and paint it blood red and parts Chaos Black. It says to give it a wash of Dark Flesh.
I would just like to know how do I apply this wash? Do I just paint it on?
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Re: Got painting questions?

Postby lostlegend » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:44 pm

ok guys, i gotta question. I'm new too the world of warhammer and could use all the help i can get on my army looking good and performing with perfection (almost, its the luck of the dice). Can anyone message me some secrets on painting space marines?? or painting in general? please message me! thanks!!! no spamming -.-

i'd appreciate all the tips and secrets i can get, thanks! :)
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Re: Got painting questions?

Postby djinn24 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:32 pm

vertigo116 wrote:I have a question about washes. Well I think it is an ink. But I am painting Blood Angels for Space Marines and after I spray, undercoat it white, and paint it blood red and parts Chaos Black. It says to give it a wash of Dark Flesh.
I would just like to know how do I apply this wash? Do I just paint it on?


Washes are designed to flow into the deep parts and crevices of a model so basically you just paint it on the area you want to shade. The wash will do the rest.
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Re: Got painting questions?

Postby Wolf Lord Diatribe » Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:59 pm

Dry Brush vs. Wash.

When to use each? I've watched videos with TONS of washes being used and others in which dry brush was king with limited washes. Can anyone explain to me when to use each and why? (i.e. Treat me as if I'm a retarded zoo chimp)

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Re: Got painting questions?

Postby Tarkand » Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:15 pm

I'm a bit puzzled at the 'vs' angle, as for the most part, dry brush and wash do the opposite thing of each other...

As mentionned, wash will slip into the crevies of the models and make the model look more defined and 'sharper'. As a general rule, you want to use either a black wash (all around) or a wash with the same color tint as the color it will cover.

Unless you intend to do some blending (which is pretty advanced), you should pretty much always use a wash - it's easy and it pretty much is an idiot-proof way to make your model look better.

Drybrushing on the other hand, will usually hit the protrusion of a model. In a way, it's a lazy and unprecise way to do highlights. If your highlight skill sucks, it might actually be better for you to drybrush. There's no shame in that. Even if your highlighting skill are good tho, drybrushing is a lot faster and may be a good option if you're painting a lot of models.

In short:
Base color
+ Wash to darken the models and make the detail more apparent.
+ highlight to lighten up protrusion (Drybrushing can be used to do this).


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