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  1. Cocky

    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    @Mikes Fair enough. I know black seems to be poplar at the moment especially amongst top painters. I understand the appeal but it would require a bit too much work to adjust.
  2. Cocky

    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    Looks great @JoeK ! I look forward to adding it to my pile of shame. @Mikes I'm curious why you went with a black primer. Seems like a lot of work for your choice of colour scheme.
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    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    At least you'll have those models to play with. I used to be able to work a full time job and paint 30 hours a week whereas now it's just work. This is part of the reason why I'm doing the tutorials as I can pretend that I'm promoting the business And here's another tutorial https://opponenttheory.com/blog/2018/7/5/hawkman-painting-tutorial I painted this a few months back on what would be the final days of my dog's life. I had forgotten all about it until I found the images on my camera recently.
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    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    First up is an aleph army of about 25 models. It'll be the most uniform looking collection I've done in a while so will be a fun change of pace from the usual characters that I paint.
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    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    That looks like it was a lot of fun mikes. I'm about to start on a big infinity project and so far I'm really impressed with the improvements made to the design of the models to make assembly very easy. If I didn't have so many other unfinished projects I'd restart my own infinity collection.
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    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    @Kzo Thanks. I got the idea of including paint swatches after rereading the Giraldez books for an upcoming infinity project and getting frustrated with guessing what paints to use. The warpaints aren't the most covering compared to other paint ranges which is odd given they are supposed to be for quick painting. I don't normally use them for basecoating at least with a brush. But I really like airbrushing with them and they make great glazes due to their transparency. They're also useful for two brush blending.
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    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    I prefer to block in the main colours first and then work on all parts of the model simultaneously. But that's more of a painterly approach that I reserve for my own models. For commissions, where I have to be more efficient, I find it best to concentrate on a single colour and make any necessary adjustments at the end. Speaking of commissions here is my latest job.
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    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    It's been a bit of a slow period but I finally have some new things to share starting with this tutorial for Batgirl https://opponenttheory.com/blog/2018/6/29/batgirl-painting-tutorial Hopefully, I should have more tutorials coming. The superheroes aren't very popular but I like the variety and if I can do just one a week that comes to a decent collection within a year.
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    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    I'd recommend watching the tutorials on the scale75 youtube channel to get an idea of how their painters use the paints. This is a good example A lot comes down to brush control, using precise movements and a light touch. They also mix the paints to create intermediary tones rather than going from one colour to the next. I used about ten different colours to paint the blue on that superman.
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    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    Scalecolour paints are really good once you get used to their qualities. I barely dilute them at all and sometimes use them straight from the pot.
  11. Cocky

    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    I've also started my own walking dead collection
  12. Cocky

    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    I lost interest in the star wars legion army once I realised how many models were needed. But when I was tidying I found many abandoned projects so I spent time finishing off the rebel squad. I changed the style to something a little more enjoyable to paint. The end result isn't quite what I was aiming for but I have an idea of where I was going wrong. The hardest part was not blending... For gaming the style probably works well enough due to the high contrast. A little time consuming to be a proper gaming standard but for superhero models this could be interesting.
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    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    I could have spent an entire day longer on this guy but he's only for my collection.
  14. Cocky

    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    That looks great @feltmonkey a very unique style.
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    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    At my wife's insistence I've started a star wars legion army with a view to actually playing with my toys with actual real people. I've gone for a loose painterly style because it's a very fun way to paint and relatively quick so should sustain my interest long enough to get an army done.
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