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Author Topic: August painting thread.  (Read 3081 times)

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August painting thread.
« on: August 06, 2013, 11:57:35 am »
I stole this idea from the Privateer Press forums.

What to post:

Your plans for the month.

Progress pics.

Finished pics.

Advice/suggestions for painting.

For me I'm currently building a 40k imperial guard army with a marine detachment.

I just finished "test models" and am pretty happy.



So moving forward I'm pretty slow so currently I would like to get an IG infantry platoon done by the end of the month. Three squads and a command unit.

I'm waiting on a bunch of bits I ordered to do more marines so I can't promise I won't get distracted from the guard to do those this month instead :D

What about you guys? What have you got on the table?
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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2013, 09:10:55 pm »
10 years ago, I'd have been all over this thread. Sadly, I don't own any paint anymore, and certainly no 40k models. I had a lot of fun when I was playing, though.

I did a Nurgle army in bone white with green highlights, along with lots of mutations. I wish I still had the pics for them. My dreadnaught had a big tyranid arm, for example. I also used zombie heads for some of the marines.
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2013, 09:15:44 pm »
Faces are very nice. Do you use a wash or is that blending?
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2013, 09:32:54 pm »
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Faces are very nice. Do you use a wash or is that blending?


Wash. I can't blend flesh tones to save my life.
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2013, 09:40:04 pm »
First, I love this thread idea.

Secondly, I'm not that great of a painter, so don't expect professional quality ;)
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2013, 09:47:20 pm »
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Wash. I can't blend flesh tones to save my life.

I hear you. Army Painter Quickshades are my saving grace.

I just started my Skaven army from IoB, haven't painted a mini since 98, and I've never worked with plastic before. Finished my first tester last night ( except for the base, haven't picked up any sand/ fake grass yet). Here's a crappy cellphone pic:



Needless to say, yours look much better.

I plan to do 5 a day after this until the regiments are done, and hopefully that will be enough practice to do a decent job on individual characters. Goal is enough for a 500 pt battle by the end of the month.
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2013, 10:00:46 pm »
Ok, here are the three bones ones I'm working on now.  Sorry they aren't from the very beginning, but I haven't done much on any of them.

All I did for the werewolf was do a quick base coat for flesh (black) and fur (grey).  Then I did a quick dry brush on each and that's it.  Haven't done any detail work yet.

The owlbear is more complete, but I haven't done the details or the drybrushing for the lighter feathered areas.

And the earth elemental is just a basecoat.

My typical process is:

Basecoat
Inking/Wash
Drybrush
Detail

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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2013, 05:56:58 am »
That's some very nice dry-brushing on that owlbear
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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2013, 12:27:55 pm »
Looking good guys :)

I just got the rest of the IG squad assembled and primed (the models are a pain in the ass to clean and assemble, BTW).

I'll start some blocking today if they dry quick enough.
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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2013, 01:47:41 pm »
I really need to do some more painting. I got tons of figures that could do with it. Perhaps I'll be inspired by this thread to get the brushes out again.

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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2013, 03:12:06 pm »
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I really need to do some more painting. I got tons of figures that could do with it. Perhaps I'll be inspired by this thread to get the brushes out again.


You should!
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« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2013, 03:49:40 pm »
Finished 5 more Skaven yesterday (only 120 + Doomwheel to go lol), will throw up pics when I get home. I'm keeping my sanity by doing a very simple approach on rank and file ( primer, base colours, touch ups, quickshade) and not striving for perfection, though of the 5 I'm nominating one figure to put a bit of extra work into (these will make up the front line of the unit).

Got five new ones primed for today this morning.
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« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2013, 03:51:29 pm »
Question for experienced painters: do you assemble first then paint your minis or will you paint arms/shields/heads etc separately?
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« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2013, 03:55:13 pm »
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Question for experienced painters: do you assemble first then paint your minis or will you paint arms/shields/heads etc separately?


I assemble first, unless it's a piece that really can't be painted otherwise.  For example, in the Clockwork dragon, I only have one wing assembled.  I'll paint the other separately and then glue on because if I have them both on, it's too hard to do a good job.
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« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2013, 04:35:48 pm »
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I assemble first, unless it's a piece that really can't be painted otherwise.  For example, in the Clockwork dragon, I only have one wing assembled.  I'll paint the other separately and then glue on because if I have them both on, it's too hard to do a good job.


Same. Yeah, it's "better" to paint first but the pain in the ass isn't worth it for 'table quality' stuff IMO.
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