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10 hours ago, Davros sock drawer said:


£39.99 for a Lord Arcanum on Gryph Charger.

 

I’ve maybe put a bit too much effort into the packaging but hopefully they’ll like it!

 

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i think that’s fantastic. I’d be really happy if that arrived through my letterbox :) 

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Morning all! :)

 

Quick update: i've been happily building the Dominion boxset over the past few weekends, and thoroughly enjoying the process...except for those fiddly (and spiky) little Hobgrots. :lol:

 

Anyway here they are in all their unpainted glory, safely stored in magnetic sheeted containers. Each model has their own magnet glued to the underside of the base so they don't slippedy-slide about: 

 

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Here's my little drawer of tools:

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And my paint selection for the Hallowed Knight scheme i'll be aiming to recreate:

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And now that crazy storm we've had over the past few days has subsided, i can finally get outside and start priming some Stormcast:

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I'll report back with either joy or tears of woe depending on how this first paint job goes. :blush:

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37 minutes ago, Curtis said:

Morning all! :)

 

Quick update: i've been happily building the Dominion boxset over the past few weekends, and thoroughly enjoying the process...except for those fiddly (and spiky) little Hobgrots. :lol:

 

Anyway here they are in all their unpainted glory, safely stored in magnetic sheeted containers. Each model has their own magnet glued to the underside of the base so they don't slippedy-slide about: 

 

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Here's my little drawer of tools:

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And my paint selection for the Hallowed Knight scheme i'll be aiming to recreate:

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And now that crazy storm we've had over the past few days has subsided, i can finally get outside and start priming some Stormcast:

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I'll report back with either joy or tears of woe depending on how this first paint job goes. :blush:


Nice one! I do the magnetised bases thing after seeing the Duncan Rhodes video. 
 

It also means you can save yourself messing around with Blu tack for priming if you can find a metal stick to put them on. I use a long steel ruler.

 

I’m doing the Hallowed Knights scheme too. Nearly finished this test model - learned a lot about what not to do. The shield is the hardest bit - that white lightning area is such a pain! 
 

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1 hour ago, MattKB said:

I’ve not tried yet. I got some tyrant skull dry paint for the astrogranite but haven’t tried it yet as I think it might be the wrong colour. 
 

I didn’t realise you could dry brush with non dry paint. 


Oh yes, dry brushing doesn’t require special paint. The important thing is to remove nearly all the paint on a bit of kitchen towel. As @And says, test it somewhere first, like the underside of a base.

 

I like using small makeup brushes to do it. Dirt cheap online.

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I wouldn't bother with a small brush for edge highlighting as the paint on the brush will dry too quickly. A large brush with a good quality tip is better. You also don't need a model to practice, I used to fill up a sheet of mixed media paper with lines as a warmup before every painting session. A few months resulted in a big improvement in my brush control.

 

Edge highlighting is the most important painting skill you can learn, just look at how gw paint their models, so it's worth the time investment. Aim for the lines to be as thin and even as possible even if you can only paint a small bit at a time. 

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On 25/11/2021 at 23:16, Butters said:

I've been watching a lot of his stuff lately, so will look forward to watching this later. I'm definitely not ready for eyes yet!

 

Cheers.

 

I took this advice for painting eyes (IE, not to do it) from AD Publishing, run by a guy who used to work for White Dwarf. Basically eyes are tiny. If you saw a person from the distance you would view a mini you would never expect to see their eyes. Instead draw the suggestion of eyes. basically this:

 

 

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1 hour ago, Davros sock drawer said:

Talking of eyes, even though you can only really see them in photos, I’m calling this guy done:

 

 

Probably the most I’ve enjoyed painting a mini so far.

it clearly shows. It's pretty much the best thing you've painted to date. a couple of things to focus on moving onto your next models would be material properties. obviously a hoody, a macintosh, suede etc all will highlight differently and its worth keeping that in mind when placing your highlights. your cloak is pretty much spot on. What are your thoughts on the black material? (yes black is a fucker), but id be interested to know what youve rendered the black material as on your model. wondering if a good avenue for further development would be suggestive hatching techniques on soft materials.    p.s. are you giving him eyebrows? those hairy forearms are great im imagining him with bushy brows and a full on chestrug under that gear.

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Cheers dude!

 

I tried to treat the black material as leather, the trousers at least, although I carried on the same blue-ish highlight throughout. To be honest though I was following a youtube tutorial for most of it (not the hairy arms though, that was my idea), so I used the same highlight approach as that. Although yeah, I figured - ok, it's black leather, it'll be quite shiny.

 

It's funny, I was really pleased with how the black "popped", but looking at it now my strokes needed (as ever!) to be a bit thinner. I can never manage to hit both the top and bottom edges of a boot for example. It's just...how?!

 

And yes, hairy eyebrows might have been fun too! Now you've suggested it, all I can see is that he looks like he's had them shaved off! :lol:

 

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15 hours ago, Mikes said:

 

I took this advice for painting eyes (IE, not to do it) from AD Publishing, run by a guy who used to work for White Dwarf. Basically eyes are tiny. If you saw a person from the distance you would view a mini you would never expect to see their eyes. Instead draw the suggestion of eyes. basically this:

 

 

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That's a great tip. And definitely more where I'd feel comfortable going. Thanks @Mikes.

 

Loving those Ghosts @Davros sock drawer!

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Kzo said:

@Davros sock drawerThat is absolutely class, you've really come a long way in a short space of time.


That’s very kind of you to say, thank you. I still think I’m a bit scruffy in the way the paint actually hits the model, but that’s because I’m still worrying about making mistakes I think. Every time I finish something I learn something new though, or I get a bit cleaner on my technique though. It’s such a rewarding hobby. 
 

By the way, can anyone recommend a decent, cheap light box? I really want to move away from black backgrounds, or at least try something else 

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much better. Keep your dark backgrounds!  as long as you're lit correctly, they're much better for seeing all the detail. White backgrounds mean you can't fully appreciate the full model because you've got fucking white blaring into your eyes.  just google "portrait photography winners" and see how few are white backgrounded, then look how average the white background ones are.  GW have white product background images on their site because their site is white.  You'd be better off getting some nice large sized apocalyptic city / nebula / eerie forest pictures or whatever and setting them far enough back behind your miniatures they're nice and blurry, with some coloured LEDs for side /edge lighting so you can have your models posed in nice set dioramas. i'd personally keep your dark backgrounds for showing off the model, and looking into getting a few bits and bobs so you can do this https://adaptalux.com/photograph-miniatures-warhammer-40k/ - for more fun stuff: Land-Speeder-with-Adaptalux.jpg

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