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Tabletop Warhammer?

Discussion in 'Tabletop Games' started by Arcimbaldo, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Droolinggimp

    Mobster

    Joined: May 16, 2004

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    Location: Derby

    Regarding those brushes you posted from Rosemary & co. What sizes should I need? I would obviously need a very fine one for small details such as eyes, highlights, buttons/nuts n bolts etc am I right in thinking the size 3/0 is the finest and bigger as the number goes up yes?
     
  2. Shamikebab

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    brush size is not the most important for fine details, tip quality is. Personally I use a 0, 1 and 2 for everything. I only really use the 0 for eyes.
     
  3. Droolinggimp

    Mobster

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    Ok I have finally finished my first Marine, only took 4 days lol. Ok I do work and have a kid to contend with so thats the reason. So be gentle with the comments :p Also, it's been over 20 years since my last painting of a model. I did the basic Ultra marine colour and added some mud/sand colour to the feet or lower leg sections. I only have two brushes, one that came with the starter paint set and one other that I got in the shop, I think one is slightly more thinner, pointier than the other but still not fine enough for the detailing work, hence some dodgy application on some areas. I wanted some oily, burnt area on the back pack so added a bit of black and a dryish brush to add the effect, came out ok I guess.

    Overall I am quite pleased with this first attempt. I have started one other marine and based is brown. Going for a rusty/golden look. The first strike set I got was just to practise my painting before I invest in a proper army.

    [​IMG]marinesmall2 by chris sharples, on Flickr

    [​IMG]marinesmall by chris sharples, on Flickr
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2017
  4. Shamikebab

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    No shame in that as a starting point, perfectly serviceable tabletop standard. Could try some squad markings on the shoulder pads (luckily the Ultramarines symbol is quite easy for beginners to paint! Also make sure the rim of the base is painted black (or another colour) it's a simple step but it really finishes the miniature off.
     
  5. Droolinggimp

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    Cheers Shami.

    These models I am currently painting are not for the table. These are testers for me to get back into it. However, I am nearly finished my second Marine and I have based it on a brown colour scheme. Having practised layers, highlight and shading etc on that one above I think I have improved somewhat, taking more time and really getting my hand steady. I'll post a few pics in a min of the current one I am doing. Still WIP. brb
     
  6. Valrak40k

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    Here is my Primaris force so far, still got loads more to paint :)#

     
  7. mistersprinkles

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    Anybody check out the new Age of Sigmar yet? Did they totally ditch 40K or are Warhammer classic, 40K, and AOS co-existing?
     
  8. lordhughes

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    age of sigmar replaced fantasy. 40k is still very much a thing.
     
  9. Droolinggimp

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    I am also looking to play AoS Skirmish. Is it simply to play? I have never ventured into the Fantasy part of Warhammer so no nothing about squads/troops moving etc. My work friend would like to play a fantasy table top game I would imagine AoS Skirmish might be up there to get him interested. Along with a 40k of course.
     
  10. fastwunz

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    I’m finding loads of lovely ‘fantasy’ army books on eBay going cheap - people just want age of Sigmar stuff now which inpersonally am finding a little dull
     
  11. MoNkeE

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    Location: NE England (Durham)

    Started creating the base for my winged Hive Tyrant. He will be on the largest of the stepping stones, and I'm thinking of having a Tau soldier stood on the smallest. Either looking at him, or with his back turned being unaware.

    [​IMG]

    Can post a step-by-step if anyone is interested - not that I claim to be good at these things!
     
  12. Warbie

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    Looking good man! What do you use for water?
     
  13. MoNkeE

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    It was "Woodland Scenics Water Realistic Water" - it's a bit too blue for my liking, would've preferred something more transparent. But it did the job well enough. It's ~£7.50 on Amazon at the moment, free delivery - albeit ships from America.
     
  14. Shamikebab

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    Pebeo Crystal resin is highly regarded.
     
  15. Kiyoshi

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    I would highlight the red on the helmet with orange rather than adding white, as it makes it go pink - but otherwise a great start for a return to painting.
     
  16. MoNkeE

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    WIP on the Hive Tyrant that is going to sit on the base above:
    [​IMG]
     


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