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Discussion in 'Tabletop Games, Wargaming and Scale Modelling.' started by Von Smallhausen, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. Warbie

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    Go Ork. Once you go green you don't turn back!
     
  2. Pookie Bear

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    Joined: Jun 28, 2006

    Posts: 5,142

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    This thread makes me realise just how amateurish my painting really is :D
    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 :D
     
  3. Shamikebab

    Caporegime

    Joined: Mar 9, 2006

    Posts: 49,185

    Location: Surrey

    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.
     
  4. MoNkeE

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 18, 2004

    Posts: 9,053

    Location: NE England (Durham)

    Only got my pictures on Instagram, so I don't know if they'll work or not.
    https://instagram.com/p/BSKBhNsj-CG/
    "Fly me closer, I want to hit them with my axe"!

    https://instagram.com/p/BUFlIcUjLM9/
    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.

    https://instagram.com/p/BQKURwZDeXi/
    The Emperors Champion. I've always loved this model. Bought as a Christmas present two years ago, finally painted it last year.

    https://instagram.com/p/BR5E_OWjRZD/
    And an honourary mention to a Lord of Plagues painted by my girlfriend - her first ever miniature!
     
  5. Jonesiani

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 17, 2005

    Posts: 1,423

    Location: Nottingham

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    My Lord Veritant and Gryph-Hound

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    A Morghast Harbinger I speed painted mostly, drybrushing and glazes.
     
  6. Shamikebab

    Caporegime

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    Location: Surrey

    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.

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  7. MoNkeE

    Sgarrista

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    Location: NE England (Durham)

    Looks great Shami :)
     
  8. Jonesiani

    Wise Guy

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    They look brilliant and as usual, amazing basing!
     
  9. Shamikebab

    Caporegime

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    Location: Surrey

    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!

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  10. Warbie

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    Good work there, Shami. I might steal that gem style for some Eldar :)
     
  11. Pudney

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    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).
     
  12. Shamikebab

    Caporegime

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    Location: Surrey

    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.
     
  13. Pudney

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    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.
     
  14. RobotXander

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    Posts: 1,559

    Location: Highlands, Scotland

    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! :)
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  15. Warbie

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    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.

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    Last edited: Aug 3, 2017
  16. Warbie

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    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.
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  17. Jonesiani

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    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!
     
  18. Warbie

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    Link's broked mate ;)

    That looks badass, Jonesiani. Good work!
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2017
  19. Destination

    Capodecina

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    That sword is fantastic, nicely done.
    Heresy will be punished with that!
     
  20. Nikumba

    Mobster

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    Location: Bourne, Lincs

    What colours did you use for the main body and the highlights?