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Work in Progress, "Manic Monday" Edition

>Full-on /WIP/ OP Links Pastebin:
https://pastebin.com/BE42AEcD

>Saint Duncan's "Six Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Painting"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufP8ka3KGno

>Saint Duncan also explains thinning your paints
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxWgsqSf74s

>Paint thinning 102
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBDVPoNXyVI

>Darren Latham's 20 top tips for miniature painting success
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERXNObqeNb8

>4 EASY Chipping Tricks For Beginners
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ku4comhKHJM

>Decal Like a Pro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYKLiEW7p9c

>How to Edge Highlight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoRbYuAfbEk

>How to use contrast style paints
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhholrozptI

>Six o'clock already, I was just in the middle of a dream
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnPX-uI7ivM

>How to Paint with Tremors
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqp76vAJu9g

>Who's Johnny, she'd say, and smile in her special way
https://1d6chan.miraheze.org/wiki/Johnny

>Previous Threads:
>>93020816
>>93009370
>>92997812
>>92983460
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For those that use it, what crackle product is your favorite?
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>>93032028
The off-white sugar looking type.
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I don't care about mold lines or undrilled barrels.
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>>93032028
I use Golden's. The trick it to spread it with a damp flat brush so it gets thin enough without getting too watery.
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>>93031977
Does anybody have experience using milliput on bonesium? They say it adheres well enough but intuitively I would expect dry milliput to crack because it's not as flexible as bonesium.
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I have only now noticed the mold lines after painting my dudes
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>>93032207
You are not the first, you will not be the last. Don't fret about it.
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>>93032207
many such cases
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>>93032207
>not meticulously cleaning every part after you cut it from the sprue
I swear to god this place is just crawling with idiots
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I wanted to slightly repose Vahl's hand to be closer to the way the suit arm is posed (I don't know why the model wasn't sculpted like this originally) which necessitated greenstuffing a new cable for her wiimote. Trying to get a tiny little string of greenstuff to attach at both ends without squishing it was tricky. Hopefully it will look right when painted.
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>>93032275
>he's never experienced a phanom mold line before
lol, lmao even.
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>>93032301
It'll look fine. Get some finer sandpaper though.
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>>93032275
I'm sub 80IQ sir
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>>93032320
>outing yourself as a retard that doesn't give his models a once over after priming to check for any possible imperfections
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>>93032207
Mould line autism is for wannabe ecelebs and insta roasties
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>>93032379
I'm too busy shagging your dad to check propperly.
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>>93031977
Is AK's British Khaki paint low coverage or did I just get a bad bottle?

I was counting on it to be good coverage.
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So for my "flooded gallowdark terrain" project I think what I'm gonna do is paint it as normal then use a blue wash to tint the flooded areas then cover with some water texture to give it a glossy look. The terrain that has more 3d effects to them I'll put the vallejo transparent water to give it a little depth. Any tips or alternative ideas?
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>>93031977
Came across a Formula P3 video about fixing mistakes.

To save you a click the three methods are:
>wiping the paint off with your thumb or finger.
>using a clean wet brush to remove the paint
>painting over it

Are there any other mistake correcting means or has the video essentially summarized them all?

The video if you're curious:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=773iX2HmcuU
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>>93032301
better bet is to mold it into the shape you want, then superglue it on once cured. I've found i need to superglue greenstuff back on if it's just attached via stickyness to a flat surface.
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>>93033157
if it's gonna be underwater maybe some barnacles and/or corral stuck to places
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>>93033191
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>>93033242
We're painting toy soldiers here not wristing an essay.
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>>93033251
If you paint word bearers you get to do both.
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>>93033191
Q-tip with paint remover of choice.
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anybody here have any tips/guides for easy jakhal kitbashing/converting so I'm not just staring at the same 10 guys repeated in every squad

>>93032028
this shit is ol reliable
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Anon, why do you paint?

for me, stress relief and its fun to figure something out
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>>93033669
Because the waacfag will win by 10 painter points again
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>>93033960
The purple painted snout makes me thing it's making a :D expression
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I cannot believe Johnnies are going for 40 quid these days on ebay
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>>93034600
Especially so when you consider that only about eight people on /wip/ even give a shit
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Americans do the heavy lifting here. Euros are fucking useless
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Finished all 22 of my Mantis Warrior tacticals. Spare 2 are for if I ever need to change squad composition based on how the edition handles heavy and special weapons
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Damn y'all kinda suck at this minipainting thing huh?
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>>93034748
Nice greens and yellows, really saturated and get the mantis colors across. Bases are simple but goes well with tue army colors. Any more that you'll be working on, any vehicles?
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>>93034711
>burgers providing anything valuable ever
lmao
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>>93034910
I've got a few things done, a dread, a predator, a terminator squad, plus an HQ.
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>>93034748
>drybrushed texture paste and sometimes 1(one) tuft
if you put any less effort into those bases they'd be clear plastic
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>>93034910
oh and a techmarine
>>93034935
Nah I don't think so
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>>93032160
Can I see an example? I have trouble getting cracks similar to GW's. It would probably look great on a large game board.
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>>93034610
There's a market for anything OOP METAL going on, it's been years at this point.
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>>93035101
imagine stupid people selling their old armies and now buying them back at +500% markup
serves them right
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>>93035146
Not everyone likes to hoard toy soldiers on the off chance they might increase in value after 30 years you fucking ape
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>>93035167
>on the off chance
These are collector items, they 99% can only gain in value. Especially in this era of limited runs and range overhauls. Worst case scenario you sell them after some time at the same price you bought them for, you only lose inflation.
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>>93035175
yeah I'm sure those kids and their parents in the 90s thought of their shitty space marines as collectors items
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>>93035194
You had collectors in the 90s as well anon, it's not like they invented collecting with funko pops, but yeah, not everyone thinks in those terms.
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Posting a WIP of my Waaghswagen Golf. The plan is to make a Speed Freeks army converted from real life cars.
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>>93035167
>might increase in value
what are you talking about you dont sell them because you painted them and i assume you are still playing with them
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>>93035219
Paint is thick but with orks it might be a feature. Paint the joint between wings and car in metal to make it look like a crude welding seam.
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>>93035209
Yes there were but there was no internet back then or at least not widely available. Sure, now you can put this shit on ebay and sell anything to a guy on the other side of the globe. It was not as easy back then not many people would bother. Not to mention I highly doubt much people had the forsight that some subpar quality plastic/metal toys will increase in value enough to warrant storing them for 30 years.
>>93035224
Not everyone stays in the same hobby for a lifetime, anon
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>>93035239
Yeah, at least for this mini I want to go for a bad rattle can paintjob look. The metal welds are a good idea. I’ll do just that.
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>>93035260
I think one of the main factors in the change of mindset is something as simple as a different economy. In the 90s it was relatively easy to ge ta well paid job, money wasn't lacking, consumerism wasn't an issue. Now you look at all the old stuff you have and start thinking about making a few bucks out of it rather than throwing it away. Apps for second hand market are flourishing. Of course there's the extreme cases of avid collectors with more money than sense as well, but I'm talking more about the selling part of the equation.
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Stupid question but - can I make my own washes or inks? I don't want to keep buying stuff when I already have paints and different mediums. What actually makes pigment in washes and inks flow nicely and gather at crevices and such?
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One more lizard bloke for warcry, first AoS minis painted. These models are amazing and something about the scales and textures are really fun to paint.
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>>93035313
add lots of rivets too
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>>93033669
Shame.
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>>93035333
one of my friends used to change armies like he was changing his socks on a whim, he did it like 8 times
one year he went broke and with GW prices these days he cant afford to start any army at all so now he just plays with one of mine
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>>93034935
Bases shouldn't be complicated.
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>>93035382
They don't have to be, but shouldn't?
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I'm not very good. But I have fun painting all the different sections.
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>>93035348
Yes you can, a bit tricky to get the ratios work for you but almost every youtube painter have a video making his own washes
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>>93035597
Could you recommend some good instruction video then? I would prefer text instead but video is okay too. I'm sorry but when I tried to search on YT, I got tons of clickbait "you WON'T BELIEVE how good this SECRET FORMULA is" style videos and in very first one guy is adding isopropyl to paint - when iso will simply melt and strip paint when trying to apply as wash.
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>>93035570
Looks alright. Try to be neater with the trim, 'cause touch ups always look a little sketchy on such smooth surfaces.
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>>93035349
Yeah, scales are open to lots of techniques.
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>>93034935
Texture paste and tufts only is fine for Infantry/Battleline dudes since you have to make so many in the first place. I'd only go the extra mile on a base for characters, one off units, or anything with a base that's 50mm or bigger.
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>>93035682
Thanks man. Yeah those little spots happen after I've been painting for about an hr. I usually have to tell myself "aight, you are getting in a rush. Call it for the night. "
I'd like to try and finish him up this weekend.
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>>93035649
I can't really speak for any recipe as I tried doing my own washes only once few years ago (medium, water, soap, black paint), it was okay but I realised I paint so little that I can afford being lazy and just buy ready pots.

Some time ago I've seen videos of midwinter minis and goobertown and despite them being insufferable twads, their mixes seemed to work.

Hopefully some other Anon who actually mixes his own washes can help you more
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did I do good?
I've had bad experiences with sable brushes. back in 2022 I tried my first winsor and newton off amazon and it was absolute trash right out the tube. then i tried another one and it was trash again. I finally got a Raphael 8404 and it's been good even though it looks frayed and split when it's dry and standing up.

ppl shilled Rosemary and Co so I got some straight off their site. I got 3 because I had to reach an order minimum so i got some different sizes. really hope these don't come fucked up, they were suprsingly cheap
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Is it known which actual pigments do the 'single pigment' contrast paints use?
Im talking about Imperial Fist, Baal Red, Doomfire Magenta, and the like

Im almost sure Imperial Fist uses PY83 but I'd like to know about the others
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>>93036008
>did I do good?
No
Pretty much all you need is a size 3 or 2
Anything below that is stupid and wont hold barely any paint.
What matters is having a sharp tip, not a ridiculously sized brush
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>>93036008
> it looks frayed and split when it's dry and standing up
inb4 someone mentions you should store your expensive brushes upside down or they go bad instantly
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>>93036014
I wish hobby paint manufacturers just put the pigments on hobby paint labels like regular paint manufacturers do.

>>93036008
You did okay, but >>93036019 this.
Small sizes are useless at best and an actual obstacle to painting at worst.
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Do you guys know a good tutorial for painting death company? Or not so black - black armor in overall? Something slightly above TT+ level, I still suck
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batch painting troops
i am thankful for the old me because he chose a scheme this easy to paint
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>>93036412
What flesh color do you use?
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Workin on me forgefiend
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>finish working on a model for the night
>yeah that's one fine looking barbecue pit
>wake up the next day and admire my work
>have to resist the urge to strip it and start over again
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>>93036531
only flesh color i own is kislev flesh
usually i just wash my skin bits but few months ago i tried painting actual skin with new ogryns and was happily surprised
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>>93036642
I get that too. I always try to push to all of the base coats being on before i go changing shit, hopefully it all looks better together lol.
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>>93036701
damn these look good. is it just layering? when I tried it on an old ogor my layers were too stark and just looked odd.

now I just use guilliman flesh
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>>93033960
thanks doc
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scatter
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>>93035175
>>93035194
>>93035209
As >>93035260 pointed out, there was no Internet back then, so if you gotta catch 'em all, your best resources would have been catalogues, mail order fliers, and the back pages of White Dwarf magazine.

One of the things about Johnny is that for whatever reason, he's not in the Blue Catalogue from 1990. He's in the mail order fliers by name (as "Brother Craig", a nod to the actress who played Batgirl on TV), but doesn't have a "proper" item number. You might not realize you were missing this one until it was too late, and now he's 40 quid on eBay.

As a side note, Brother Sheer is also absent from the Blue Catalogue. However, if you bought a Tactical Squad in the little plastic boxes Citadel used to pack their models in, it came with several duplicates of him; he's not nearly as hard to find.
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>>93036897
thank you and i guess layering would be the correct word for it
go ahead and give it another try
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>>93037026
>a Tactical Squad in the little plastic boxes Citadel used to pack their models in
One of these.
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>>93037044
>One of these
the word is blister
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>>93036897
>layers were too stark and just looked odd.
use thinner layers and add more in-between mixes. That's assuming you're not a retard that knows you have to follow the shape of the mini etc
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>>93036564
Sons of malice?
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>>93032301
Next time drill both ends and armature it with 1mm aluminum wire, and then greenstuff around the wire.
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Lotta people in here need to watch some Duncan videos on applying washes and/or invest in some Lahmian medium, that kind of staining really holds you back, especially if you're not layering.
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>>93037589
you really should have held back on telling everyone how you only come into this thread to shitpost and rile everyone up
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>>93037676
Im not that guy, I'd never recommend Duncan.
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>>93037068
Sure, technically, that's correct (the best kind of correct!), but I'd think we might call them something akin to "blister boxes" to distinguish them from what one normally thinks of as the "blisters" that Citadel normally packaged their models in.
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>>93037676
I really believe you should only be able to post in this thread I've you shared your wip/finished model in the past, let's say, week or so. The ones that stir the most shit never post their minis so they're either not even in the hobby or unironically godawful at it so they shitpost of out jealousy. The kroxigor situation from the last thread is the perfect example.
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>>93037897
Yeah I cant believe the guy kept saying the gap 'was supposed to be there' lmao the cope
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>>93036412
those look pretty cool for batch painted minis, nice job
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>>93031977
What really is AK's paint stripper? I want to have a lot of the stuff, but I don't want to pay the hobby tax.
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>>93038114
I don't know what it is but just use 90%+ IPA, it's cheap as fuck and does the job
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>>93036642
I know that feel bro
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>>93038114
GSW paint stripper is the best of all ive tried
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>>93038236
I bet its the same product, but without a doubt its good.
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Speaking of stripping has anyone here used an ultrasonic cleaner to do it?
Does it really speed things up or is it people justifying buying more shit?
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>>93038303
Are you going to be stripping models regularly, like weekly? If not then you don't need it, just soak and hit with a soft toothbrush. LA's totally awesome is at home depot and walmart if you can find it and works great.
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>>93038303
I bought a cheapest chinesium one I found on Ali. It works wonders, I could never get the mini to bare plastic with just IPA+toothbrush not to mention there's always the danger of damaging something. With an ultrasonic cleaner it strips down to bare fucking plastic in a couple of minutes, hassle free. If you don't mind throwing like 10 or 20 bucks on it I'd say it's worth it.
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>>93038273
I have both and they dont behave the same nor are equally good
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>>93038331
show pic
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Does the weathering on this shield look a bit better?
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>>93038407
Whatever game you are painting these for ... I would like to play it!
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>>93038364
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>>93038434
>image of a stripper on the paint stripper
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>>93038407
It looks more scuffed than weathered. Almost all weathering affects the edges more than the faces.
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>>93038470
AK is based af.
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>>93038630
They were based as fuck until Mig got fucked out his own company.
Now I don't know if I should support them or not.
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>>93038487
Ok sure cool
But mission accomplished on the scuffing it seems
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>>93038432
Hey thanks man! It'll be a one/two shot for people new to the system to get a feel before we start the snakemen water labyrinth hex/dungeon crawl proper
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>>93038630
One of the best hobby brands, no doubt

>>93038689
>Mig got fucked out his own company.
Elaborate?
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There's been a lot of talk about AK paints in this particular part of the hobbynet space.

Why?
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>>93038470
It's so people who are illiterate know what it is
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>>93038709
Because they're fantastic and people are slowly waking up to them
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>>93038689
>caring about some shitty company drama and not just the quality of a product
fuck off back to twitter and/or reddit
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>>93038748
>who cares about where the product came from just consoom it with me
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>>93038733
>Because they're fantastic
So did anon over at >>93032727 get a bad bottle?
Or an outlier paint that isn't very good coverage wise?
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>>93038748
If you own any of the modern electronics which you obviously do you're literally supporting child labor in China. Go virtue signal somewhere else, you fucking hypocrite
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>>93038842
meant for
>>93038809
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>>93038842
>whataboutism
Retard.
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>>93037425
Nah custom warband
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>>93038842
>do you're literally supporting child labor in China.

Whats wrong with it?
I dont give a shit. Nor do i care about Mig or any other hobby company dude who can't run a business, creating a hype around their persona instead and expecting support after they fuck up a business.
I also buy GSW products, for the very same reason. I dont care about crying idiots who cant run their business.
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>>93039053
Based. If you don't have a unique paint scheme for your man's why are you even bothering?
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>>93038709
>>93038733
If you did not hear about AK when they released their holocaust book a few years back, you must be very new.
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Working on some boar boyz at the moment. The spray I used came out the slightest bit grainy but I'm just going to roll with it.
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So I recently got myself a lot of new paint. Now I want to experiment with different combinations, see how they look with washes etc. What are some good materials to test your paint on besides leftover sprue and free minis?
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>>93039140
you can prime some cardboard or plastic card and paint over that. it's actually a great way to practice freehand. other than that, anything primed should do well I guess
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>>93039099
There's absolutely nothing wrong with it. Pretending to care about companys ethics but only when it's easy and convenient is fucking retarded though.
Every single thing I've got from GSW has been subpar but if you like them, go for it. I don't care that they stole some patents or whatever because it has nothing to do with me. Same with AK and the gas chamber. For all I care they could've even taken part in the fucking holocaust, I'll still buy their paints because they're good.
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>>93039154
Great thing about plasticard is that you can just prime over it again when you want a blank space to test on since there aren't any details you're worried about clogging.
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>>93039118
Im sorry as there seems to be a confusion, I simply don't care about the holohoax
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>>93039134
looks fine atleast in the picture, i wish they still sold regular boar boyz
it has been 10 years
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>>93039140
>What are some good materials to test your paint on besides leftover sprue and free minis?
You probably don't have a cabinet full of bare metal Space Marines... so, material-wise I'd imagine we're mostly talking about plastic models and *maybe* some resin?

I see a lot of samples done on the convex sides of inexpensive plastic spoons.
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>>93039140
>>93039154
>>93039200
These are some good ideas. Thanks a lot.
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>>93039134
>don't play Warhammer
>think these guys are fucking sick
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These need a varnish but other than that, theyre finished.
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>>93039507
I'm not big on the scheme but that's personal preference, those bases don't fit them AT ALL though
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>>93039507
took me few clances to figure out scales were actually brown not bronze
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>>93039507
they look awesome!
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What color do I add to turquoise shadows to make them more interesting? Purple?
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>>93039507
I agree with the prior comment about the basing, also the bronze look.
Speaking of the scales, I think they'd look nicer if they were blended into the rest of the arms a bit more. Looks kind of odd at the moment
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>>93039656
dark green maybe?
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>>93039666
checked
Won't that shift it towards mint/jade? I feel like that would be off. Purple or dark blue make most sense to me but I'm not that good at picturing colors in my head
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>>93039715
>Won't that shift it towards mint/jade?
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>>93039757
Yeah same, fuck me. Guess I'll just mix everything that comes to mind and pick the best one
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>>93039656
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>>93039789
Good luck
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>>93035219
This is so out of scale its crazy. This golf would be like the size of an APC if you put an ork next to it
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>>93031977
Fitting a tabard with gorget on the leviathan terminator captain

after dozens of blue stuff molds, I'm finally seeing the light
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What's your favorite color? (can be any range)
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>>93039813
Vallejo model colour Ivory
P3 cryxbane base gets an honourable mention
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>>93039813
Good old Tamiya XF-57 Buff. Nothing beats that.
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>>93039813
previously chestnut ink and now reikland fleshshade, i dont remember if there were more names between those 2 but it has always been the same thing
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>>93039715
The usual advice I think would be to desaturate your main colour with its complementary for nice shadows - in this case orange. Maybe try that.
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>>93039813
AK Wine Red

>>93039886
Scale75 Inktense Chestnut is -supposedly- very similar to the good ol Chestnut ink
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>>93039813
VMC Golden Olive
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>>93039053
I really like that. Show me more.
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>>93039942
These are my most recent. Different color skin as in universe they're longwar vets whereas most of my men converted (relatively) recently
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>>93039886
you can SORTA use gore grunta fur contrast and possibly anything similar from other ranges as a substitute for chestnut ink
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>>93039942
Then here was my test before I decided I wanted to go more subtle
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>>93039976
Nah man chestnut ink was far more intense and rich, I miss that lil nigga like you wouldn't believe
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>>93039797
Looking good, so that was cloned from another model?
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>>93039053
>>93039983
black between the trim and white could be twice as wide or even more, it would give it some contrast and separate the colors nicely
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>>93040025
Thanks and yeah, it's from the Helbrecht sprue

I've been doing that with other models as well to give the rest of the terminators loincloths
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this is way more fun than painting the space marine
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I still can't wrap my head around why I have to shade and highlight a 3D object that receives actual real life shading and highlighting.
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>>93041003
I still can't wrap myself around why you keep bumping these threads with such garbage posts
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>>93041035
my head*
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>>93041035
Rude. It wasn't a bump, I. Actually wondering.
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>>93041003
Because your model is not in a beautifully lit movie studio, and isn't actually made of metal/skin/fire, or whatever other surface or texture that can't be expressed in a simple coat of paint.
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So I wanna paint the ships in my copy of Twilight Imperium, what colorschemes should I go for? The only one I'm set in stone on is the Blue player's ships are gonna be Dark Blue/Silver like the CIS ships in the Star Wars Prequels. Was thinking something like this for the other colors
>Red: Flame red with some orange highlights
>Yellow - Gold with neon blue highlights, kinda Protoss-ish
>Green - More of a muted olive drab green with Grey highlights, not sure on this one
>Purple - Really unsure what to do with this one. Need ideas here the most.
>Black - Gunmetal Black with Yellow highlights for a Blacktron vibe
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>>93038407
Watch this video. It is for tank armor, but the methods and the logic apply to all chipping.
Tldr: chip surfaces that would logically be exposed to the most wear and tear, do two colors - one for the underlying surface and one for the exposed edge of paint that was chipped.
https://youtu.be/ku4comhKHJM?si=EnO_YH_jdx8Fso1c
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>>93031977
Forst floor attempt 4 expirementing with a bit more green
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>>93042384
Side by side I think I like the green leaves of the right a bit more but I think the lichen might be the greenery I needed to tie it together just the bright green leaves are to much
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>>93042393
Forgot pic
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Does a permanent fluorescent paint exist or would I have better luck finding a unicorn?
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>>93041003
Because shadows have scale. The shadows of your toy soldier are the shadows of a toy soldier.
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>>93042398
I do think the left does look better, but I do like the lichen. The green isn't too bad, I think its just that yellow/green patch at the front that's throwing it off
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>>93042515
Yeah I agree the right I like better I'm working on a different set of colors
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>>93042592
The left I mean the left looks a bit better
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Took a couple nights but I've pretty much wiped out my Nighthaunt backlog.
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I hate to be that guy in the thread but anyone got a good lamp recommendation?
Preferably one that’s battery powered because my painting table is not near an outlet.
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>>93042742
Very nice, very cold.
Gotta love how quickly you can bash out nighthaunt stuff and still have it look really nice.
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>>93042771
I usually see the IKEA TERTIAL on the lower end or Neatfi XL on the higher end, I use both and they're great. Never heard of a battery-powered desk lamp rated for more than reading and a quick Google doesn't turn up much so maybe consider an extension cord instead.
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>>93042787
Depending on the exact kit and paint scheme it might actually take longer to assemble and gap fill them than paint.
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>>93042742
Is that the Nighthaunt Gloom contrast on most of them?
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>>93042398
If you put a bit of snow effect on the right you's have a pretty good early spring, or first snowfall autumn base. IMHO the lafe base does help the colors on the model pop more though.
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>>93041255
Make all the ships iron black but detail sections of them with your colors. That would look pretty snappy.
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>>93042833
The workflow for all but a couple special materials was zenithal > contrast pylar glacier from the tatters up towards the face > magic blue speedpaint from the tatters up halfway > dry brush ice blue all over > dry brush white near the head and arms > gunmetal on the metallics > dirtydown rust > stipple silver on sharp edges > snow paste > white ink on glowy areas and faces > magic blue on the ends of the tatters and wherever they touch something solid.
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I got some larger scale busts I wanna try and paint with a little bit more of a dramatic lighting than I do with minis.
But also I'm bad at art and am going to do some prep and planning.
My idea is to prime the model, take some photos of it at the display angle with the lighting config that I want, and then swap the model out with some pingpong balls painted flat with the base color of the main sections so I can see how any colored light interacts with the actual color. use those photos all together as references for how to paint the model.
In case it's not clear what I mean, like if you have red, and are trying to simulate a blue or green fill light, it doesn't look red. For example the picrel nippers are red

Does that kinda make sense, or just seem overly autistic? I know it won't give me every surface feature like SSS, but I feel it could be useful as a start. I've painted 1 cartoony bust before but I want these to be more realistic.
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>>93042852
I think im going to go with the one on the left, all i have to do is make sure i wash the first set of leafs so it get them more brown.
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>>93043103
Probably a really good idea. If you take some extra time, you may be able to take enough photos to use in multiple projects going forward.
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>>93043302
other side
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>>93039813
Old VMC prussian blue was my paintfu. These days its pro acryl mahogany, use it on every model somewhere.
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I got a box of Goliaths for Necromunda.
But I haven't painted in years, so I'm kinda interested in trying the slapchop meme.

But every video I've seen on it, uses it on lizardmen or demons, etc. meaning minis with a different style than armoured humans. I've also never ever used contrast paints before.
So before I even start entertaining the idea I wanted to ask if that technique is even feasible with models like that?

t. anon who hasn't painted a mini in a decade
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>>93035533
Yes, they shouldn't. Making the base more interesting than the model is a genuine mistake that gets made.
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>>93043837
If you're capable of making such a good base that it would detract from the actual mini, youre more than capable to paint the mini to such a standard it becomes not an issue.
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>>93043837
>Making the base more interesting than the model is a genuine mistake that gets made.
Sounds like a skill issue. A complex base will never take away from well painted mini. It'll only enhance it.

The real reason why I tell overeager beginners not to worry about bases too much, is because you only look at them once for 99% of the minis.
Unless you do a character model or something to stand out visually, it's just not worth investing the time for rank and file.

But your notion that it's a "mistake" to make the base more interesting in general, is retarded and you should think about that a little while. On the toilet maybe.
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>>93042771
Just get a strap you can put on your head with cheap led or daylight lamp on it. You can find those for like 30 bucks and they're more versatile and better than most desk lamps
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>>93043843
Basing and painting can often involve very different skills and techniques, especially when basing uses lots of extra materials. Painting tends to involve more physical skill while basing tends to involve more technical know-how, and it's easier for the latter to outpace the former.

>>93043859
>your notion that it's a "mistake" to make the base more interesting in general
The notion isn't about general terms, it's about the direct comparison. In most cases it would be a mistake to make the boot a stronger focal point of a model than the head. In the same way, making the dirt a mini stands on a stronger focal point than the mini itself really isn't ideal most of the time.
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>>93043916
Basing isnt just about making a good composition and slapping rocks and plants, you also have to paint it to a decent standard. If you dont it mostly ends as an uncohesive mess

Take Sergio Calvo for example, he makes complex bases that would outshine any mini but because hes a capable painter its not that big of a deal even if the base itself is fantastic.
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Why the fuck is my Vallejo clear read look like purple/violet?
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>>93044102
Shake it better.
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>>93043916
>In most cases it would be a mistake to make the boot a stronger focal point of a model than the head
That's a really stupid comparison. Because the boot is a part of the mini.
If your boot looks better then your face, then the boot isn't "outshining" another element. You simply got a shitty face.

The base is a separate thing all together. Also, there's been amazing bases for fucking ever, and nobody ever had an issue with it, so I'm not sure what made you get up this morning, deciding to make an issue out of it that literally nobody else has.
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>>93044136
Still look like purple to me. Fuck Tamiya clear red is so much better than this
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>>93044165
Uh, anon... That looks like normal red to me.
I am not trolling right now, you may have some type of color blindness. It is extremely common (one of my close friends is red-green colorblind) and you should probably get the checkup.
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>>93044198
What? This is ridiculous
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>>93044228
I understand if you take this random post on an anonymous imageboard with skepticism, but I am being completely honest with you. The paint on that image looks red to me with *maybe* only a slightest hint of purple on the thinnest areas.
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>>93044237
It's clearly purple
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>>93044248
Don't listen to him anon they're as purple as the roofs of those buildings
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>>93044165
That isn't even approaching burgundy, let alone purple.
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>>93044165
Tamiya clear red is really more on the orange side of things. Mixed with blue it doesn't get you a good purple, after all.

Being subtractive it would have been better for mixing if the clear triad were yellow, magenta, and cyan.
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>>93044228
It's a thing, apparently.
https://www.colourblindawareness.org/colour-blindness/types-of-colour-blindness/
>People with reduced blue sensitivity have difficulty identifying differences between blue and yellow, violet and red and blue and green.
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>>93044248
The thin smears on the left look magenta-ish, but the more thick dollopss on the right are red.
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>>93044248
Still very much in the red part of the spectrum.
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Man, i'm out you faggots are ridiculous and blinds
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Is he gone? That was totally purple though, good job anons we really got under his skin.
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Am I being gaslighted into thinking i have color blindness?
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>>93044345
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>>93044523
Why not just take a test and check?
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>>93044523
The color on your hand does look red when pooling, a more purplish tint can be seen when it's thinner or dried up like in the second pic you posted, but I wouldn't call it purple, it's hardly even burgundy. Also, the light in the different pics is different, which makes matters even more complicated.
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>>93044523
>>93044523
I've found this test and it took like 2 minutes.
https://enchroma.com/pages/test
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>>93044149
he's just a shitter that can't make decent bases or doesn't like putting effort into them so he's making up excuses
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>>93044248
That's magenta, not purple
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>>93044248
IGUTU!!!!
Kill him!
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Now shit dry up and look like redish pink what the fuck?? I will never buy Vallejo again what the fuck is this shit??
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Why is Vallejo Dark Flesh look exactly like Sunny Skintone?
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I keep hearing that Black Legion contrast paint is the way to go for black chaos warriors now. but isn't it far more efficient to just start with a black primer?
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>>93044523
It's not gaslighting if it's true
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>>93044149
Lazy people love pulling out the excuses to keep themselves from putting in any measurable amount of effort. It's the same reason why you get people complaining about blending/osl/nmm/edge highlights/freehand etc.. They'll asspull some nonsense "rules" for painting that X technique breaks and will spend hours defending their lack of effort by trying to convince you that X technique looks bad, or is a waste of time
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>>93045089
looks more ochre than sunny skin tone anon
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>>93045104
Speedpaints and contrast are nice starts if you're going to do limited highlighting. If you plan on doing 2-3 highlights on top of your black you'd probably be better off spraying black
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>>93045008
You are retarded and very obviously colourblind. Also stop wasting time and go put your pork away before something gross starts growing in it
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i ordered ultrasonic cleaner and 5 liters of isopropanol
no more toothbrush for me
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>>93045211
Hope it was a nice ultrasonic cleaner. The cheap ones do very little besides vibrate slightly.
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>>93045247
I have a cheap chinesium one from aliexpress and it does its job just fine
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>>93044602
Can the red-purple colorblind guy take this test, i want the results
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>>93045168
Why did they call it "dark flesh" when it's obviously yellow?
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>>93044602
>>93045392
I'm fine and a normal human being. You guys are blinds
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>>93045247
not the cheapest but not the most expensive either
hopefully i dont regret only getting 0,8 liter model
>>93045321
thank you that is good to know
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What's a good way to transport brushes? I'm gonna be staying at my parents looking after the house while they're gone. I threw away all the plastic protector thingies the brushes came with, unfortunately
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>>93045486
I keep mine in a pringles can.
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>>93045486
What if you found/got/made a hard case SOMEHOW, and got some of these little rubber sticky-backed cable organizers to hold the brushes so they didn't jostle around and fuck the tips up?
I haven't tried it, but I assume it could work.
Inspired by the shitty little slots in the top of the armypainter wet palette that are totally useless because the brushes can slide, and I happened to have some of these laying around.

Also, buy ProAcryl I guess. Or don't. whatever, I just didn't want people to see how dirty my desk is.
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>>93045564
Looks good, actually, just put it on a wall so they hang upside down.
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>>93045430
Then maybe the only conclusion we can draw from this is that you are a retard who doesn't know what purple looks like.
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>>93045639
Yeah but for transport purposes.
But now that I've invented (and patented, suckers) this idea I'm probably going to incorporate this into my own kit since I've been planning on consolidating all my hobby stuff into a nice organized little kit
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>>93045486
There are plenty of other ways like take away boxes or tupperware and brushes wrapped with tissue paper or kitchen roll.
If you want some protectors buy interdental brushes and use their caps.
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>>93045486
Don't throw the plastic protective bits away and put them in a pencil case.

>>93045654
>and patented, suckers
sorry, prior art exists here >>93045564
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>>93045486
Pencil case works well for me.
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>>93045676
(both of those posts were from me tho)
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Ok the scales are bone colored now, i like my bases though.
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I'm already stressing about painting the skin and face on this demon girl bust I ordered and it's not even here yet.
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>>93045697
much better
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Wet blending is hard.
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>>93045752
It's a skill alright, try using retarder to make it a bit easier especially if you're in a dry climate.
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What do you guys do when you’re stuck figuring out a color scheme? Banging my head against a wall here. I feel like bothered so many people already between friends and groups. I’ve tried the color wheel stuff and I don’t like the output of the triad/tetrads.
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>>93045486
buy some sturdy drinking straws and cut them a bit shorter and you've got new plastic caps
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>>93045543
You didn't know?
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>>93044602
>>93045543
I'm color blind. It's not too much of a problem desu.
>paint is labelled
>we generally know what color something "should" be
>color picker can help if you're trying to follow an existing color scheme
>color theory will tell you what color you're going to get when mixing, as long as you know what colors you start with
It only gives me trouble when I try to do fancy stuff like optical blending or complex mixes, which I avoid.
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Testing another no name hobby chinkpaint. 0.7 cent for a bottle of 20ml
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>>93045954
I have some test minis I try out with the scheme. There is a big difference between screen and mini, and colors may look better or worse in person.
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>>93045954
What options are you looking at?
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>>93045954
Use a palette picker / generator
Or look at photos/art you find aesthetically pleasing and use the main colours it has
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>>93046022
That, my friend, is a *really* intense purple!
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>>93046022
That’s a gorgeous color, but I’d rather not have to deal with lung cancer.
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>>93046060
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>>93046022
It is all in chinkchongpingpong bullshit, they even have QR code for some reason
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>>93046037
I mean, I guess this squad could be the test mini with a couple of dudes having bits of thicc paint, considering my primer messed up slightly.
>>93046049
So, I really want to use the green I’ve got, that’s the most important thing. I don’t think it’ll look good on the armor because the big featureless panels of LRL don’t lend themselves to non-metallic colors without setting down a gradient or they end up looking like football gear. I’m also trying to decide metal colors and have a couple of options. The shoulder is 1:3 Ratling Grime and Lahmian Medium and the thigh plate is 1:3 Basilicanum Grey. I like the Ratling one, but the color feels dingy for Lumineth who are typically supposed to look clean and sleek. The second image is just what the Basilicanum recipe actually looks like since I messed up on the front example with an extra layer. I’m also curious about the plume, skirt, and robe trim.
>>93046052
I’ve tried, and the triad gave me my green, some baby vomit brown-yellow and a deep purple. Not a fan.
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>>93045665
Yeah that's what I ended up doing because that felt the easiest, I've already moved my shit.
>>93045683
>>93045564
>>93045528
>>93045683
>>93045958
those are all good ideas though, I especially like the one with making the caps from plastic straws
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>>93045954
>color wheel stuff and I don’t like the output of the triad/tetrads.
Ignore all that shit, it's not helpful. Generally designers just use it to post hoc justify why a scheme looks good, but you can't actually use it in reverse to find something that looks good (outside of a couple of known good color combos, but let me ask, would a blue and orange space marine look good? Sure, it could, but not with the normal color breakup on those models)
It's all about color placement and ratios way more than it's about any of the bullshit color theory you'll see mini painters talking about. Color theory exists, but you won't be learning it from mini painters, and it will take you months or years to learn to get to the point where it's useful, and it still won't actually help you "pick colors that look good together" because that doesn't exist.

Here's my recommendation. Pick a color scheme you like from a different faction and poach it. Now your space marines are painted like leviathan terminators and that'll probably look pretty good since we already like the colors.
If that's not unique enough, pick a color you like. Great, that's going to be your main color and it's going to cover most of the model. Now pick another color with opposing value (specifically value, not hue, it can probably even be a similar hue and it would work as long as the value is different) great secondary color achieved. I'd recommend picking an obvious contrasting color for things like lenses, but anything that's a different hue in that case will work, it doesn't need to be a literal complementary color.
Neutrals like grey metals and blacks can just stay the same and will work with this.
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>>93045697
This is miles ahead of the previous scales, good job. I don't know how advanced you are but easing the transitions between brown and green would be another good way to make them a lot better
I still hate the bases though but if you like them it's all that matters, I guess.
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>>93044102
>>93044165
Pigment autism incoming.
While you apparently are colorblind, transparent red can be a very cool red with an even cooler undertone.
Most transparent reds (and a lot of primary reds) are made with Quinacridone red. There are two variants of it, PR209 and PV19. PR209 is more red (it's still a cool red) but PV19 is stronger.
It could be warmed up with PR206 or transparent PR101, but it generally isn't (and PR206 is discontinued).
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>>93046131
>I’ve tried, and the triad gave me my green, some baby vomit brown-yellow and a deep purple. Not a fan.
In defense of the color scheme, that would be a kino Nurgle scheme, and Nurgle is generally considered to have one of the better color schemes.
Obviously you don't want it which is fine, what if you used split complimentary or analogous scheme?
>>93046166
>would a blue and orange space marine look good? Sure, it could, but not with the normal color breakup on those models)
Blue and metallic orange is literally the most popular space marine color scheme.
That's a good point about Leviathan though, and it's something the color wheel wouldn't tell you. One weakness of the color wheel schemes is it doesn't tell you what saturation or lightness to use, it would never recommend purple and white as a scheme but it looks great.
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>>93045954
I look at pictures of literally anything that is aesthetically pleasing to me and see what color combination it uses. Might sound dumb as shit but I collect anime figures and they've helped me see what colors go together a lot of times
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Glaze highlighting is fucking overpowered.
>overthin the paint and wick it a little
>most of it stays at the end of the stroke where you lift your brush
>fluid dynamics feather blends it for you
It just clicked for me and my layering is easily twice as good now.
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>>93046256
>anon discovers layering has the best effect when you work with really thin paints
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First vehicle I paint also trying wheathering for the first time. white and no airbrush is not fun.
Not super happy with the result. I still need still need to put some final touches to cover screw ups.
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>>93046256
How to overthin the paint though?
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>>93046280
I mean, obviously I already knew to thin my paints, but I only thinned them to "2 thin coats" consistency, which is much thicker than a glaze obviously.
>>93046319
Literally water, just "too much" of it. But only put a little thinned paint on your brush or you'll get a wash.
>>93046294
That's the beauty of weathering, I don't have the slightest idea what you are calling a mistake.
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>>93046319
you thin it and then thin it a bit more
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>>93046256
>You need to thin the paint a bit more than normally to glaze
>How
>Just do it
>Paint become washes
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>>93046256
wait till you learn you can actually mix your paints and then you don't have to turn them into water to get smooth blends
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>>93046345
The difference between a wash and a glaze its how you apply it, not the dilution, really.
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>>93046344
>>93046342
But it turn into wash
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>>93046354
Like i need to whip my brush on paper tower before glazing or something?
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>>93046345
>>93046356
Wick it on a paper towel.
>>93046349
Of course but this is way easier than wet blending and it just makes layering better.
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>>93046131
https://coolors.co/f42c04-0f1a20-419f9b-ffefd3-524632

Here, lock in your green, skin, and silver, and hit the space bar until you like what you see.

I'd do with some sort of purple, but I love purple.
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>>93046369
So glaze and wash are using the same amount of water but one is apply immediately and the other is wick it on a paper towel first before apply?
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>>93046367
Just hold it against some paper to suck out the moisture a bit.
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>>93046381
Glazes can actually be even thinner.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEcDL8mLZzo
There are also mediums that can help with glazing, which can be good if you're trying to glaze a large area where it would pool in the recesses, the glaze medium will help it stick to the entire surface. But a lot of glazing can be done with just water.
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>>93046372
Here’s a few it spit out, but I’m not sure if I’ve got the right shades for the metal and green, and I’m not sure if the inclusion of the skin color is necessary since it’s some of the smallest details on Lumineth.
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>>93046022
Beautiful red colour
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>>93046525
Then leave out the skin if you want. I don't think you need to be 100% accurate with the colors, as long as it's close.
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>>93046562
Kek.
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>>93046562
Hahahahhaah
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>>93046562
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Got a paint shaker recently.
Pic related, it's not a regular vortex mixer.
Pretty good so far, some paints need more oomph than others but other than that it works well.
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>>93047221
Have you clamped your cock into it yet?
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Time to argue about meme mixing methods again!
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>>93047322
To be completely honest here, the vortex mixer is probably the best hobby related purchase I've done.
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>>93047330
>not good quality brushes
>not an airbrush
>not good quality paints

>a fucking
>vortex mixer
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>>93047322
Just buy paints that don't need to be mixed.
>checkmate
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>>93047421
honestly I have no fucking idea what 'gouache' is, and all I know is that I hate that word and think it's gross.
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>>93047448
>how to spot a monolingual pleb
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>>93047465
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>>93047465
As a duolingual pleb, that word is gross and Latin derived languages are to be avoided.
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>>93047448
It's the space between your ass and balls.
I hear the longer distance, statistically, the less gay you are
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>>93047393
You know what. NTA but I agree.
I got a lab Vortex mixer and it simply makes all paints work as intended.
No more separation issues. No more doubt if the paint is fucked or if it's not shaken properly.
It just works and gets rid of a lot of faff.
Even the old army painter paints were good once properly mixed (and with the surplus medium removed).
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>half hour and no posts
Paint something you fucks.
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>>93033191
>look at Privateer Press' finishing touches video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzvkTIVQ8G0
>at 5:00 he starts the basing colours
>umbral umber
>drybrush rucksack tan
>lightly drybrush menoth white base

>bestlookingdirtbase.webp

>go to riverbank near where I live to get sand
>get home and use the sand on spare MDF bases
>proxy paints with AK paints: burnt umber, ochre khaki, pale sand

>base looks nothing like the tutorial results
>sand seems like texture paste

I'm stumped WIP. What AK paints (lgs sells only AK) should I use instead? Or is my sand too fine a grain?
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>>93047878
I unironically think yours looks better.
His looks like oversized gravel, yours looks like mud.
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>>93047907
>I unironically think yours looks better.
Thanks anon. I guess this is a mistake into miracle. I'll keep the mud base recipe (written on the bottom of the MDF base) for when I need a grimdark muddy dirt kind of base.

I'd still appreciate if I got some better more closer to P3 looking colours from AK. I knew that the colours were not going to be similar to the P3 default basing but didn't think that I would be so far off the mark.
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>>93047877
I tried but it went wrong now i'm sat here sulking
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>>93047878
must be nice to have easy access to sand, unlike some people here.
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>>93047977
I'm sorry to hear that, anon. I hate when shit doesn't work out and it kills my momentum not wanting to go back and fix it.
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>>93047977
Iktf.
There's always next time.
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Tried to paint a creature made of fire. It's by no means perfect but I think it looks vaugely fire like so mission accomplished
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The cover for the heavy bolter seems a bit bare, considering some options. Thoughts?
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>>93048268
Skull #3
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>>93048148
I find fire to be a lot easier when done with wetblending and a final set of glazes at the end to tie it all together a bit more
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I regret chosing BA tacticals and death company as my first GW minis.

Pushing through first DC after few months break CC welcome although I might not apply all of it as amount of detail is making me tired.

I thought about adding some chipping but again the sculpt is busy as it is.
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>>93048376
forgot to mention I'm still going to do the lenses but my eyes are not working properly anymore today.

Also not sure what to do about rubber between the armor plates as usually I just make it black.
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>>93047877
I am painting anon, it's just taking forever to paint all the trim on this here motherfucker
also while we're at it do you guys think this turquoise works as a midtone for thousand sons? It's brighter than what gw does but I kinda like it
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>>93048430
Yes, looks good. Brighter is always better. Grimdank plebs go home.
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>>93048430
>starting with a blue basecoat and painting the trim
Absolute madlad
Looks like a thousand son to me even if that shade isn't 100% the same, can clearly tell what it's meant to be
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>>93048460
word
>>93048483
yeah yeah I know, it's my first rubric so I want to try both ways of painting them to see which one I prefer
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>>93048483
>even if that shade isnt 100% the same
fucking christ the colour autism of you fucking dumb retards

>uhhm excuse me are your thousand sons painted in a non Citadel(tm) Thousand Sons Blue(tm)???????
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>>93048571
Calm down, you'll live longer
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>>93047448
All you need to know is it's a very matte paint.
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>>93048483
some fag on youtube did both methods side by side and apparently doing trim first is only faster if you pretty much make 0 mistakes while filling the blue
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Progress on Dante is slow, but I'm happy with it.

>>93048376
This guy is gonna look great! There is a lot of detail on the 5th Edition sculpts. I picked that set of legs specifically for my [soon-to-be-Legends-I'm-sure] Sanguinary Priest with a Jump Pack.

One thing I noticed is that in 10th Edition, the only reason to give your Death Company chainswords is that the kit comes with enough to give them to all five guys. In previous editions, special weapons cost more points, or chainswords granted an extra attack with which you could compound other abilities or stratagems, but in 10th? A power sword/axe is straight up better every single time... and the pistols are free, too!

... although I expect most of this to disappear when we get our Codex!
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>>93048969
Speaking of the Primaris Dante mini, how can one make that type of armor look metallic in black?
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>>93049294
If you don't want to go for NMM, base silver and then either several layers of a black wash, or a black contrast like black templar.
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>>93049294
Metallic in black?
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>>93049479
Black metallic, my bad.
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Guys I'm gonna fuck up the skin on my bust and I don't know how to not fuck it up.
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>>93049534
If you don't paint it then it can't get fucked up
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>>93049493
I'd just drybrush a metallic over black. The dryer, the blacker. That's how we did it in the 90's.
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>>93050009

Migrate to the new progression
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>>93033381
Just the white paste or do any of the colors work well?
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>>93050011
we're not even at 400 posts
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>>93051084
and yet we were still on page 9



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