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Share your minis! by Barnaby Hittingfoot - Thu, 26 Oct 2017 01:46:15 EST ID:NXpeRQQM No.28671 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Miniature wargaming players, this thread is for showing off minis you've painted! I've been working on the characters for my Ultramarines army.

inb4 Primaris or Smurf Hate
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Barnaby Hittingfoot - Thu, 26 Oct 2017 01:47:05 EST ID:NXpeRQQM No.28672 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Primaris Chaplain. Loved doing the scroll tassels.
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Barnaby Hittingfoot - Thu, 26 Oct 2017 01:51:29 EST ID:NXpeRQQM No.28673 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Primaris Ancient. I suck at freehand lettering
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Barnaby Hittingfoot - Thu, 26 Oct 2017 01:54:48 EST ID:NXpeRQQM No.28674 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Limited Edition Primaris Captain. I think it's the best model I've done since I started in March
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Phineas Duckson - Thu, 26 Oct 2017 21:21:53 EST ID:X7Dxrv+f No.28675 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Most recent work mini and using it for an Exalted campaign I'm in. It's Quinn: Iconic Investigator from Reaper Minis and I tried to copy Rhonda Bender's paint job since I was feeling lazy and lacked imagination.
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Phineas Duckson - Thu, 26 Oct 2017 21:24:49 EST ID:X7Dxrv+f No.28676 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>28675
Belladonna Blitz from Black Sun Miniatures. One of the most fragile castings I've ever worked with but I love how this turned out.
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Phineas Duckson - Thu, 26 Oct 2017 21:29:54 EST ID:X7Dxrv+f No.28677 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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40mm Kalee from Hasslefree. Only posting this one since I felt I hit a milestone with blending and smoothing fleshtones. Not so satisfied with the NMM on the armor and trying to paint the face behind the helmet really kicked my ass and looks pretty bad. Thankfully the shadows hide it pretty well.
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Phineas Duckson - Thu, 26 Oct 2017 21:39:27 EST ID:X7Dxrv+f No.28678 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>28677
This was a WIP on "Witch Hunter" by Scale 75. I accidentally fucked up her left eye by trying to make it appear smaller and agree more with the right eye. I ended up stripping all the paint in frustration and haven't returned to this model since.
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Phineas Duckson - Thu, 26 Oct 2017 21:43:58 EST ID:X7Dxrv+f No.28679 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>28674
Also, I'm pretty sure I've seen you on /r/minipainting before.
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William Deshhood - Fri, 27 Oct 2017 10:49:15 EST ID:NXpeRQQM No.28680 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>28679
You probably have.
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Fuck Trotham - Sat, 04 Nov 2017 14:04:58 EST ID:nScsz/h9 No.28683 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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i don't have any minis to post just yet but i don't wanna make another thread just for this.

i picked up the dark imperium kit, some paints and brushes and all the other shit, and i was just wondering if you guys have any tips or tricks that you've found which work well. like do you assemble the model before painting or do it in pieces so you can hit all the parts that'd be a huge pain in the ass to reach otherwise, things like that.

also not really related to anything, but i can understand why longtime players would be cheesed about the primaris marines but as somebody who's just now seriously getting into it, the fact that 8th ed. is something of a fresh start was a huge reason i jumped in. with the new founding and start of another story arc what with all the primarchs coming back, i feel like i can roll in, make my own chapter for maximum My Dudes™ potential, and still be part of it all as opposed to before where it was like showing up to the party just as everyone starts passing out.
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William Brattingwut - Sat, 04 Nov 2017 21:47:17 EST ID:X7Dxrv+f No.28684 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>28683
You really want to assemble it 100% before painting the vast majority of the time. There are some exceptions but it always comes at a cost since it's really easy to ruin the paintjob if you try gluing things together after painting.
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Phyllis Dondertat - Sun, 05 Nov 2017 11:14:41 EST ID:u6gcwBdm No.28685 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>28683
Primer your dudes all at once while still on the sprue (the frame you have to cut them from). Use a light primer if you want a bright color scheme, dark for a dark. It doesn't make a huge difference, so don't stress on it. Go easy on the primer; a light mist is good.

Thin your paints. Put some paint on a plate or pallet and add some solvent. Thick paint is hard to control and it will smoothe over the fine details, and paint is expensive. Thin paint dries faster and is easier to clean off before it does dry. If something isn't as colored as you like, give it another coat of paint.

Have a few different brushes of different sizes. Keep your brushes clean. Use a rag or tissue to dab off excess paint before you put the brush on your models. "Dry brushing" is a technique where you dab off almost all the paint off the brush, the brush will be mostly dry, then you lightly brush where you're trying to add color. This is good for adding highlights on the edges of details, or adding effects like rust, dirt, or blood spatter.

I like to use an assembly line method. Put the base colors on everything, then do everything part-by-part and color by color. So, I'd paint all the black parts on all the guns, then all the black parts on the torsos; all the gold bits, etc. Glueing shouldn't be a problem; don't use too much glue!
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Edward Smallwell - Sun, 05 Nov 2017 15:49:19 EST ID:nScsz/h9 No.28686 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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cool, thanks guys. i'll be back in 20 years with a picture once i finish painting my first dude
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Hugh Snodstone - Tue, 07 Nov 2017 19:18:53 EST ID:NXpeRQQM No.28687 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>28683
Don't prime on the sprue. Superglue is a fuckin' pain in the ass and plastic glue works so much cleaner and easier. Clip off your dudes, file down any stubs left from the frame, scrape off any mold lines on the model, glue them together with plastic glue, THEN prime. I recommend black for everything - bright colors be damned. If you use thin coats, you can achieve any brightness you want. Games Workshop has been releasing some "how to paint" videos for just about everything and have a smartphone/tablet app for painting guides and schemes and other useful shit.

I assemble most everything as one piece before painting, but that can be a pain in the ass for people who don't have the patience to deal with it. If something is especially tedious while painting, set it aside for later. If its the last thing you have to do, make a sandwich, have a fap, or take a walk, then come back to it. Patience is your #1 tool when painting.

Now, you have Primaris Marines and Death Guard. In either case, using an assembly-line-style paint session will be good for the rank-and-file troops, but I'd recommend tackling the characters of each (the rules will point out what's what) as solo projects after you've had some practice with the regular dudes.

As far as paint shit goes, GW paint is kind of pricy, but good. All the GW paint guides use GW paints and you won't have to deal with the hassle of conversion charts and whatnot. A lot of people bitch about "shitty GW pots", but their dumb asses can't take care of something and don't give it the maintenance it needs. Don't let shade paints pool up in areas; it'll fuck that spot over and make it super dark and shitty looking. Shade paints will also dull down metallics a lot; you can add a gloss varnish to give them a shine again.

THIN YOUR PAINTS; TWO THIN COATS IS BETTER THAN ONE THICK COAT

OBEY THE LORD OF LAYERS

Lastly, do what the fuck you want. If you want hot-pink spess muhreens with a hairy ballsack for their chapter symbol, fuckin do it. If you want puke-covered Death Guard Plaguemarines, FUCKIN DO IT. These are ultimately Your Dudes™. Duncan of GW's Warhammer TV videos on YouTube can help you with technique and understand how colors work together (some independent research on color theory helps as well).

I've gotten myself into a long enough rant that I forgot what original points I want to touch upon. Basically, just fuckin' have fun with it. Go into your local game store and see if they have a painting/hobbying area and chill there while working on your figures or paint from home while watching shitty daytime television. Whatever floats your boat, my dude.
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Archie Focklekare - Tue, 07 Nov 2017 20:01:46 EST ID:X7Dxrv+f No.28688 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>28687
Never prime with Black unless it's part of a gradient for Zenithal Pre-Shading. Gray should be the only primer you ever use. EVER.
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Phyllis Cimbletane - Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:09:46 EST ID:C+VLh+1i No.28692 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>28688
No matter what? I'm using black because my chapter is gonna be largely black with some exceptions like the shoulder and shit, but even those I still wanted to be a colder shade.

It took like four years for my box to show up (I thought ordering online would be easier because then I didn't have to worry about the shop not having what I needed, fuck me right) but I've set aside two intercessors to test paint with. Sucks a bit but I'm planning on my chapter being mostly plasma / melta / flamer users wherever possible, so losing two guys with bolt rifles isn't really a big deal. Even found some old ass Empire / Ork sprues from god knows what edition of fantasy, had a lot of shit that I think I could repurpose and make some pretty cool stuff out of.

Hopefully my army isn't gonna be totally fucking worthless, I care more about having a fluffy group that I really dig than making an optimal list but I'd still like to not get my ass beat constantly.
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Reuben Shittingwell - Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:23:20 EST ID:NXpeRQQM No.28693 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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You're pretty much guaranteed to get your ass beat rather often when you're just starting out. I've been playing since March, played about 30-40 games and still have only won one. It takes time to learn. Marines are pretty strong, but if you only take Primaris you'll be at a slight disadvantage.


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