Discussion in 'Tabletop Games, Wargaming and Scale Modelling.' started by Von Smallhausen, Nov 27, 2013.
Go Ork. Once you go green you don't turn back!
This thread makes me realise just how amateurish my painting really is
However, I do think it's improving and maybe in the next thirty years or so I might produce something worthy of appearing in here
Everyone is at a different point of the journey. Nothing to be ashamed of, post away! Maybe we can offer some good tips
I haven't painted for weeks, just going through a bit of a funk at the moment.
Only got my pictures on Instagram, so I don't know if they'll work or not.
"Fly me closer, I want to hit them with my axe"!
The base for my Harbinger of Decay. The concept was for him to be marching from the corrupted lands behind him onwards to the green world of Hope.
The Emperors Champion. I've always loved this model. Bought as a Christmas present two years ago, finally painted it last year.
And an honourary mention to a Lord of Plagues painted by my girlfriend - her first ever miniature!
My Lord Veritant and Gryph-Hound
A Morghast Harbinger I speed painted mostly, drybrushing and glazes.
Been in a bit of a painting funk for the last few months. Finally picked up the brush again yesterday and finished something I started back at the beginning of the year.
Looks great Shami
They look brilliant and as usual, amazing basing!
Just a quick one to help me get my groove back, about three and a half hours in total. Model is Jack-Jack from Arcadia Quest: Inferno. My first chibi actually!
Good work there, Shami. I might steal that gem style for some Eldar
I may start trying my hand at painting soon (I have the artistic skills of a dead cat). Should I go straight in with good brushes (say Winsor & Newton) as I understand they make a big difference or just start off with bog standards? Either way what would be the best 3 to start with (normal, fine detail and dry brushing is what I'm thinking).
If you're literally starting as a new painter then no. I can guarantee you'll ruin it and you won't see any difference until you reach a higher level. Get maybe one good brush (I prefer Rosemary and Co or Wamp brushes) a size 1 would be good for detail work. Then a cheaper size 2 for your everyday work, again Rosemary and Co probably (they have a number of ranges.
I do 95% of my painting with a size 2 or 1. I sometimes use bigger brushes for terrain work/drybrushing/base coating and I occasionally go down to a 00 for painting eyes or other incredibly fine detail. Most fine detail you can still do with a good 1 or 2 brush. it's the tip quality that matters, not the size.
Then once you've been painting a while and have practice with brush usage and maintenance you can invest in some Series 7 (regular not miniature) or some Broken Toad brushes.
Thanks Shami. I did paint as a teenager but I wasn't particularly good then and it was a long time ago! Will look at the two sizes you mentioned.
Lord of Contagion from Warhammer 40k 8th edition.
Just the base to finish.
Haven't really painted any citadel miniatures since the mid 90's. Really enjoyed it!
That looks great, RobotXander! Super clean.
I finally got round to doing some painting again - finishing off my Skitarri kill team and working on scenery for Shadow Wars.
I wanted to practise some weathering and my old Rhino, which has been sitting in a box and mistreated for 29 years, was the perfect candidate! Stripped and given an old lease of life. Pretty happy with how it turned out.
Bit of a WIP, the first time I've tried to paint a power sword with blending/feathering. I'm really pleased with the outcome!
Link's broked mate
That looks badass, Jonesiani. Good work!
That sword is fantastic, nicely done.
Heresy will be punished with that!
What colours did you use for the main body and the highlights?
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