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  1. GW should do an Essential Workers of the Imperium collection.
  2. Probably not much in terms of an hourly rate
  3. I remember when the primarchs first came out and I thought how fucking cool they would be to collect. I bought the forge world version of Guilliman, took one look at all of the parts then put everything back in the box never to be seen again. It doesn't help that this isn't really a hobby or me any more; painting a primarch is a luxury I can't afford when I could probably knock out ten superhero models to sell on ebay in the same amount of time.
  4. This is why I don't bother with gw models. They look cool but given the way that I paint it's not worth the effort.
  5. Games Workshop are shutting down completely. https://www.warhammer-community.com/2020/03/24/its-time-to-bunker-downgw-homepage-post-1fw-homepage-post-1/ They really do seem like one of the better companies to work for.
  6. I find him to be the most enjoyable of the top painters to watch and I love his relaxed style of painting.
  7. Sergio Calvo has started posting free to all content on youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8aFalGsl9zNW3CEI5h3sg
  8. All non essential public facing businesses are shutting down after today here in Kentucky which I'm going to assume includes all gaming stores. Not that it makes much difference to me. I'm a lazy anti social bum so I've not needed any adjustment to my life. Anyway, I'm thinking of doing some youtube videos. If there's any hobby content you'd like me to cover then feel free to ask.
  9. Well done Joe! I look forward to not painting your awesome models
  10. I didn't know much about them until I painted these. They are surprisingly high quality, very detailed and well made.
  11. First lot of marvel superheroes are done:
  12. I don't think my preference in paint viscosity would go down well with warhammer tv fans
  13. yes @Mikes Arms Length Test! Another thing to check for contrast is to hold a piece of white paper behind the model. This uses the same concept of contrast adaptation I mentioned earlier. I don't recommend painting with a white background though as it's very demanding and you can quickly strain your eyes trying to see the details of the model. @feltmonkey I've noticed three more wet palette videos in the past few weeks alone, all from big hobby accounts. It's getting embarrassing. The first time I saw a wet palette on youtube was on Romain's very first beastofwar video. He spent maybe thirty seconds explaining what it is and then moved on to the painting. That was 7-8 years ago. Also, I used to be the same way going from one technique to another. In the long term it's proved useful but in the short term I felt it held me back from developing the muscle memory to deal with the basics efficiently. When I first got into the hobby as a child I didn't have any of the resources available today and yet over a summer break got half decent just from doing the same thing over again for six weeks. As an adult it took me years to achieve similar results because I thought I knew better. My recommendation is to pick a style, doesn't matter which one, and stick to it for a period of time until it starts to get easy. Once you are knocking out models without breaking a sweat you can take things to the next level.
  14. That's a good question @feltmonkey and one I don't really have enough time to answer right now as I have four armies to paint before Adepticon. The short version is that I'm doing my own thing. I've come to realize that with my painting requirements (paint 10-15 solid 7's every week) a lot of the painting styles/techniques aren't really appropriate and to improve my situation to were I can actually earn a living I needed to rethink my approach. Over the years I've been working on a kind of theory of miniature painting in an attempt to understand how it all worked. It's remarkable how little information there actually is on this subject. I guess it's not as interesting as videos about wet palette hacks (2019: Year of the Wet Palette video!) There's still a lot more to figure out, having the time to read the books is the hardest part and having a crappy brain doesn't help either. But I have sufficient knowledge now to approach miniature painting with a more painterly mentality. So rather than using this technique or that recipe I focus on how to make a model look as interesting as possible with 3-4 hours. A lot of it comes down to confidence; I don't have that fear of messing up so common among inexperienced painters. So I can push things further without worrying that I'll make a mistake. As a little tip I would suggest not bothering with blending as it's not really important, more like something of a relic, a specific technical skill that's not that interesting any more. No one really needs to blend other than say GW studio painters as at this scale unless you are painting box art blending is a waste of time. It's better to focus on contrast and details. In fact due to the contrast adaptation of human vision it's possible to force the appearance of blending by extending the maximum and minimum points of value. Plus, you'll enjoy your painting a lot more if you try to be more expressive.
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