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So /wip/ what's on your painting desk today>?
Emperor's Teeth! TWO WIP threads?!?
Here's the other one:
... and here was the last one: >>44588316
My greatly anticipated LED kit arrived in the mail today, and is slowly making its way into this Knight.
Hmm... Johnny was right. They are all heretics.
Anyway, rather then mindless shitposting (fun though it is) I'll post some actual content.
After many many attempts. I finally painted some marble that I'm not entirely disappointed in. I'm now tempted to call the model "finished". Although I know a few highlights need to be gone over again and I still haven't figured out what I'm gonna right on the parchment. But at the moment, I'm happy to call him done and move on to something else.
Any comments, criticism, advice?
>What's with this /wip/ picture? Why a noise marine and sister?
>Johnny was right. They are all heretics.
Indeed they are!
Well, got my small pack of 5 guardsmen. No paints yet. Any suggestions on how to get a good Texan/Western color scheme going? I'm new to the hobby, so I don't have any skills or funds to do conversions yet.
I gotta say this model looks awesome. some of your highlights look the tiniest bit rough, but they're generally nice and its clear that you are pushing yourself for precision, so bravo. the marble looks seriously bad though, it just looks like you either neglected to paint that one part of the mini or tried to do a "cloth wrapped" effect on a flat surface. On top of that it blows the whole visual flow and color scheme of the mini, which again is otherwise quite nice. I know from lurking that you've been banging on this marble thing for several threads now, so I do recognize the effort. It just doesn't work on several levels, imho
well I had a very lackluster hobby day, several models soaking in paint stripper later and all I've managed to do is base my Arcanists.
As a side note I really hate painting fire
I got one of these: http://poweredplay.net/catalog/led-color-kit-3mm-red/
The inside of the Knight's torso is pretty empty, and so far it's been really easy to put everything where I want it.
What do you guys think about using Nihilakh Oxide for a quick "glow" effect on the railgun? Thinking of putting it on the back of the XV-88s as well. Oh and the rest of the Gunfort is still WIP, painting white is a bitch...
I'm not totally sure how I feel about this scheme. I like the armor plates, although the grey highlights could stand out more, but I'm not so sure about the rest of the legs.
Tau stealth tech works by bending light so this scheme is supposed to represent the ghostkeel fading into the background, I want it to have a radically different scheme from the rest of the army so I'm using my secondary camouflage color as the recess wash color and giving it pure white armor, as opposed to grey-blue wash and off white armor.
I guess I won't know until I finish rest
I originally thought I'd give all of my Malifaux models different base ring colors based on their faction, but after doing my Ressers I'm not really feeling the green ring. Should I go for a color to match the base, a different green, or some other color all together?
Did you find that out before or after you chose the most flame heavy faction in the whole game?
That aside you're a big inspiration for me to finish up my crews.
Doesn't look bad, though I don't feel the glowyness.
Imo you either need to base white first and then do the wash so, the inside is gonna look a little brighter due to the wash collecting in the corners or go back and glaze some white bits in there like the stereotypical energy pulse thingies you tend to see on these digital chip patters in random scifi stuff.
Otherwise it just looks green.
Hmm. I can see what you're saying about it messing with the rest of the model. It's just this sort of bizarre white patch in the middle of blue and yellow. Do you think the white marble would work if I were better at it? Or do you think I should just forgo the marble effect for now and use something else on the haft?
In saying that though, I'll trot out the old classic, "it looks better in person then in a photo", because, it actually does.
But I guess because you're only getting one angle of it it's a bit trickier to get a good grasp of the over all thing. The gloss coat also doesn't show up in the photo very well.
Liked the picture, had to make this part of it just a stand-alone.
>Liked the picture, had to make this part of it just a stand-alone.
Well, then there is our patron saint ...
So anyway, In lieu of anything else to do, I started work on something else. ANOTHER LIBRARIAN!
An old 3rd fucker this time. Only base coats are done at this point.
>your basecoats are better than my finished product
I am still trying to make my librarian look good on right on a bike. And as if I didn't have enough on my plate (~2500pts) I just ordered 10 terminators and have to get a termi lib too.
That should be "3rd edition fucker". Not just 3rd... Although indecently, he is also my 3rd Librarian. Go figure...
And apologies for the fucking huge photo. I forgot to resize it.
Give us a gander at your Bike Libby.
I've just recently got my hands on the better part of a companies worth of Marines. It's pretty much what inspired me to start painting again. And while they're painted as Dark Angels (luckily) just about all of em went in a bath of simple green. So it looks like i've got a fair bit of work ahead of me all of a sudden. So I can feel your pain in regards to having a lot on your plate.
Three big builds almost finished, two Mek Junkas and a lifta-droppa wagon, they're due to play in a game on Saturday against marines so i might give them a blast of leadbelcher if i get all the riveting done.
Fucking right on, man. Just ordinary LED lights from a story? It's gonna look grand, please paint it well, that's where these projects usually derail.
Oh and everyone, i'm doing a LR Crusader. However, i need it to stand out in contrast to my other one and my other armour.
It's Black Templar and will have the bits from the upgrade kit, (crosses, chains of zeal, trinkets etc.) but i need the silhouette to be more imposing.
What can i add to pimp my LR?
I was thinking pipes like the Exorcist but it's artillery and doesn't really fit.
Just finished a World Eater terminator. Second Legion I'll be doing, but just a side project for nowm Alpha Legion's the first and is in progress, but needed a quick break from it.
Hey guys, I've never painted miniatures or anything like that before. I'm joining a TTRPG where the GM has provided means of selecting and painting premade miniatures to represent our characters. However, as much as I'd like to paint mine, I have no skill and no supplies. One of the other players has offered to help me with getting paints, but how can I not fuck up the paint job, considering it's my first time?
It's a dumb meme about the guy making videos for games workshop, see the channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/GamesWorkshopWNT/videos
Visit your local game store, if they have a painting table there I'm sure they'd be happy to show you basics to get you started. The most important thing is to be patient. Work carefully and you should be able to get better results than most of the posters here pretty quick.
To idiot proof:
Duncan is the face of the GW art department at current. He shows simple to follow, easy to use tutorials on ALL KINDS of things when it comes to painting miniatures. If you want to learn some basic techniques, roll over to the WarhammerTV channel and watch a few. He's kept in our hearts ether as the patron saint or vile posterboy of painting here, so dont worry about what people say. If you learn things, great! if not, OP has all the makings to find your way to starter guides of any sort.
Maybe we can refine further. What is the character you were going to play as/wanted to paint, and did you have any forthright ideas going in?
Greeting Fellow World Eater Bro!. Painting white is self harming and yet so rewarding. I am currently working on my converted calth dread.
Painting white makes me want to shoot myself, but if done right, it looks great. When all is said and done, I hope to have good blobs of chainaxe tacticals, some Red Butchers, Angron, some transports, and probably a contemptor or two. You running post-Isstvan or pre-Isstvan?
I just did a proper Librarian on bike conversion to replace my old 'blue-marine-counts-as' for my Ravenwing. Still curious why GW never put out a proper kit for that. Seems like there'd be at least some demand for it.
Rampagers would be pretty good if they got the weapons by default, but ten points each? That's a bit too much. Maybe it'll change in the upcoming changes to the first four legions.
Alright /WIP/, I've gotten myself some second hand warriors of chaos that look like they were finger-painted.
How do I strip plastic? I've tried simple green and I find it very underwhelming.
90% done basecoat still need to get a few details(seals and skull on chainsword hilt) then clean up some areas.
Finished up my Gunrig, was too purple for my taste, wanted to break it up, originally had more gold but I thought it was too much. I've repainted this thing like 3 times trying out different stuff but I think this'll be the final look.
Solid base coat. Might just be the lighting, but his left shoulder looks a little thick.
Nice job man, especially the gold and white came out great. What are you planning to do with his claws?
I don't think it would make all that great of a difference. At least with the varnishes that i've been using, stray paint doesn't exactly just drop off them, they usually just harden the overall paint coat and make the entire paint job more durable.
Spend the better part of last night binge watching the man in the high castle and modelling my ECs. Good times. Guy in the back is pretty much done and therefore boring, removed the cruxes on their belly plates and switched them out for legion symbols. Also put a selection of heads in the front because i can't really decide which to use.
Did a chaos lord for a friend just starting out. Not as good as some stuff I see on here, but solid for tabletop use I think.
The red sword isn't working, make it green or yellow with a transition or just metal or white. The runes need to be much brighter, the eye lenses need a lens effect and the rivets on the claws could use a metal color, silver would probably look good.
wip of some chaos nurgle warriors for blood bowl
still don't have the names for them and the team sadly
None of those in front is FW actually. The one on the far left with the robe is from the sternguard kit, guy after that has the company champion's torso from the command squard kit, after that we got a CSM torso and on the far right is a cut down recast of an oop space marine sergeant.
Plain steel might look nicely, a dull contrast to the the otherwise rather bright paint job. Are you planning to add gore?
I like it. Solid kitbash and the paintjob is clean and well washed. The blue looks a little flat and could use a highlight and the blade doesn't really stand out as the other anon mentioned. You might try to brighten that up with some orange or dull pink. Oh, and the horns look really nice!
The red and the blue look good, and your painting is neat and precise. But purple is a bad fur colour, plus all the black is pretty flat and it could use some lightening up, If it's too hard to blend lighting effects on black (and it's hard for most of us) then you could do a light drybrush of a grey and then do a stronger grey to edge all the black armour.
He wanted the sword red, so that's gonna stay. But I'll see what I can do for the rest. I'm shit at those smaller details though, and eye lenses. Can never hold steady enough no matter how I hold it and the brush.
I could try to ad a highlight on the sword, have to see if I have the right colors. The horns took 5 or 6 goes until I was happy, glad they ended up like they did.
Yeah, blacks a bitch. I'll try to get a grey dry brush on them.
I actually started at I think khorne red, but he wanted brighter and I ended up at that. I'll see about a highlight on it to see if that helps.
Ok so I have had kind of a break from the game for a few months now. Don't know why I get so bugged out, but the further between actual gameplay there is, the harder I have to start painting.
Anyways, Had done the base colors of this crawler before hand, and Now I did a quick start by starting on some metal. If I take one side at a time, I'm bound to get it done sooner or later!
you could try that, and then go over with a deep red ink. Worst case scenario you will end up with pink looking "glitter" marines.
Or you could diverse you're mind from the GW sale loop and look out side the box. Try searching for some other brand, there are bound to be some out there. GW actually made metallic colors years back, but stopped as they didn't sell well enough I guess.
Basecoat Runefang Steel, and then apply multiple layers of red shade. I did that for this executioner and it turned out great. I just used a blue wash instead of red.
I actually emailed them about this and got a reply a couple days ago, I'll post it;
>It is black undercoat, airbrush with Iron hands FW paint leaving the lower parts of the armour plates black, airbrush upper parts of the armour plates with runefang steel as a highlight.
>Then a few thinned layers of clear red are airbrushed all over, waiting for the previous layer to dry before applying the next (so it would be useful to paint large batches of marines at the same time).
>Shade the recesses with nuln oil and then weather the edges with runefang steel.
I assume the 'clear red' is tamiya clear red.
I'll throw in the rest too if you wanted to completely replicate the scheme;
>The gold is retributor gold, shaded with seraphim sepia and highlighted with runefang steel.
>The brass is runelord brass, shaded with seraphim sepia.
>The eyes are painted black, single line in the centre with white and then washed with FW clear green paint.
>The white on the bolters and legion icon is celestra grey, ulthuan grey and then white highlights. The hollow tactical arrow is from the Iron Warriors transfer sheet.
And finally, the matte scheme. Made a picture because it's a lot of text.
In one of the other threads, someone was talking about having problems cutting straight lines in plasticard.
I got a decently large mitre box, and my life has been easy as hell when dealing with plasticard ever since.
(I got: http://www.stanleytools.com/hand-tools/cutting-tools/mitre-boxes/clamping-mitre-box-with-14-in-saw/20-600 which lets you put the black pegs in to hold stock). You'll need a larger one if you're going to cut a longer piece of plasticard lengthwise (its longest edge has to fit in the shortest edge of the mitre box)...but yeah, all kinds of nice to have. The saw is made for wood, so it'll kinda suck with plastic, but that's easily remedied. If you don't do a lot of kitbashing, it's probably not worth getting, but if you find yourself working, especially with thicker plasticard, I highly recommend one.
I'm looking to paint my legion stuff up as world eaters but I'm struggling a bit with the white. Could you lads give me some tips on how you got yours to look like that? I did try forgeworlds method of sponging on the white but it always ends up as a disaster.
Any 3rd party makers that sell small, gladius type swords in scabbards, other than Anvil? I need a bunch and want to know my options.
It really buggers me when I get these drop out moments, and don't paint for weeks in a row!
Now I just ordered a Mechanicum Cerastus Knight-Atrapos to fill in the missing link of a full War Convocation formation, and am really hoping this will fill the void and bring back my urge to paint yet again!
all I really need now are a few good games to really get my steam going!
WIP Chaplain from [email protected], World Eaters. Base colours and first wash down. C&c pls
fuck, here it is the right way up. Sorry it's still a fuckhueg image
Any tips on painting a sort of golden yellow Imperial Fist color scheme? Like this?
Any tips for a brown base paint or a primer then? Should I prime IF as black, grey or white? I ask because I need to buy more black for my Mechanicus and want to know before I go to the store.
It depends now how dark/bright you want them but you can start off with something like Army Painter's demonic yellow as a primer to speed things up, or a very light yellowy brown over ghost grey.
That's because it was photoshopped by guys who don't really know the lore. Every chaplain wears black in the lore. Kurtha Sedd was a dark apostle, not a chaplain, but since he wears red they shopped the ultra chaplain blue.
One of the 1st batch of my SDE miniatures.
I hate them with passion.
Should I go over skin with green/blue glaze to blend those colours?
I've tried to paint plates illusion on his back armor, since there's close to 0 detail on miniature. How did I do /tg/?
Also, sorry for fukked up light on this one.
isn't the laurel actually part of the armor though? Like , its physical metal ornamention on the armor? I never once thought any laurel i've seen on a space marine armor to be literal plant leaves
They're tiny. Basically you pick a main color, then do the trims and small details as you like. They're really fucking tiny so you should consider either taking a brighter color and washing it or taking a darker color and drybrushing a bright over it.
I believe the most common method was drybrushing. For Imperial I think it was a dark green with a lighter green drybrushed over to accentuate the hull, then metallics for the guns and antennae. White with gold trim on the prow if I recall.
there is only one way to paint an imperial fleet, the blanche way
H'ok will do my Mars class in the image of St. Blanche
Also have a pic of my dauntless
>pick main color (usually a darker color)
>paint main color
>drybrush lighter color
>paint guns and other metal details
>go fancy on prows and eagles if you want
if you're crazy you can edge highlight the whole ship
I like the green ships like on the boxes desu
I have the WD with the rules for space hulks and a how too make them too, pretty cool, but really simple tutorial.
damn it GW why did you have to mold the cloth to the legs, only part of that kit I don't like
Just throwing this out here. Apparently the brushes are the unbranded brushes that get sent out to those brands and have the name slapped on along with a huge mark up.
Just finished this conversion I made for my current D&D character.
I went for a Dark Souls feel for him
Never thought I'd feel this way about a Stormcast mini, but you pulled it off.
Looks sweet. Where's the head from?
Progress on my command squad. They looks really shitty so far. Incomplete highlights, most is basecoats only, except the apothecary's helm, perhaps. Not a wash in sight etc.
And fuck me, does that Apothecary model have a ton of fucking vials strapped to his armor. And i have no idea how to paint them (what you see in the picture is not a serious attempt at it yet)
Aside from that I think they'll turn out okay. After over 9000 additional hours put into them, or at least I hope.
It was from those horrible hunchback chaos warriors from a couple of generations ago.
The middle one in this pic is the same one I think
need some help with colors. I am planning to paint my neoterra army in the color scheme in pic related. I do not know what colors i need to the "?" in the pic. I am using citadel paints and GW is the only shop close tome and i like there paints.
also, if you have any suggestion on what color I should change the pale grat with I am open to suggestions.
I picked up a Blood Angels Librarian in Termi Armor and decided to use it for my Deathwing HQ. I like the stance and weapon more.
I want to remove the blood angel blood drop icons, what is the best way to do this?
You can use the 360 GW view to see all the icons, there are a good few.
maby change the zandri dust to steel legion drab then do the light bit zandri, if not zandri dust/screaming skull 50/50?
xacto to take of the majority then file to smooth it down
How dos /wip/ do wheels?
I have to paint 28 of them and don't want them to look dull. The guy at my LGS to just do a heavy black wash over grey primer for quick results but it looks pretty shitty unless I am doing it wrong. Just got abbadon black and have most, if not all, of GW grey metals.
>I want to remove the blood angel blood drop icons, what is the best way to do this?
Just cut off the lone drops like on the plates over the hips.
All the drops that are inbetween wings can be converted into swords with a little GS and patience giving you instant DW iconography.
Reminded me of DaS before I read your comment.
This would be my second time trying green stuff and the first attempt was pretty meh with my Int Chap robes. I will certainly try to make super tiny swords though. It would look much better.
I experimented on an old tactical marine a bit using this guide. Worked pretty good, no pics though.
Just tried painting with a wet Platte for the first time! Holy crap where have I been? This is soo much easier
I'm making a Warforged (yeah it's D&D sorry) fighter, I've already got the miniature being made. Pic related, it's the render
Local game shop closed years ago due to shitty location and lack of traffic. I'm on my own now.
Should I thin Vallejo Game Ink?
Nice. Post here, go get a sandwich, and get helpful link when I get back. Always pays off.
On a different note, do the nonapothecary models look midgety compared to the apothecary? >>44627840
I recently got the Dark Vengeance bundle because it looked like a good way to get into 40k at a relatively cheap price. I've already started assembling the minis, but the painting part scares the shit out of me, as it would be my first time doing it.
I've been watching Duncan's videos so I think I've got the general idea. But apart from that, do you have any good advice to avoid fucking up?
Also, is Agrax Earthshade a good substitute for Nuln Oil?
>is Agrax Earthshade a good substitute for Nuln Oil?
Is brown the same color as black? If not then no.
>looked like a good way to get into 40k at a relatively cheap price
It is decent but locks you into one of two (possibly three / four, being KDK and Space Marines) armies. The upside is that it has the rulebook, templates and scatter die. So thats good.
If you are watching any videos then you are miles ahead any other new painter, including myself who watched one video before attempting to paint 1000 points.
Just make sure your paints a properly thinned and learn from experience.
So I'm starting a legion army soon and a friend swears down that an air brush is the best way to go. I've been meaning to look into getting one for a while now. Can anybody recommend a cheap-ish starter kit? Is the Geedub one good for starting?
Anyone ever get bitten by that nasty little painting bug? Because I did last night right before I went to bed. So rather then get some sleep like a regular person, I bashed out the rest of my Libby instead.
Airbrush is mostly good if you expect to do vehicles, big creatures or large armies.
Badger's the generally recommended airbrush system.
Generally speaking GW kit is middle of the road quality at premium prices.
This experiment of mine is almost done. Weathering on the tracks missing.
I always try my best, I can't paint ATM because i'm shifting stuff around in my room and setting up my desk properly, so I get my fix helping Anons and commenting on your models
The Apothecary doesn't look too big compared to the rest, are they display or gaming, because on the table that difference shouldn't be noticeable.
no, GW is a spray-gun, basically a more expensive rattle-can. I've only dabbled once with a friends for a couple of tank base coasts but what I do know is
>badger is most recommended
>compressor driven or go home
>add a tank with that too
>nothing is cheap
>looks amazing once you know how to use it
pretty sure they have the standard GW thing now where they have little nubs you can cut off, it has a basic pose with the nubs but it's full ball joints once you remove them
>It is decent but locks you into one of two (possibly three / four, being KDK and Space Marines) armies.
Not worried about that, I just wanted the basic stuff to be able to play with someone. I'm not planning to expand the armies, at least not in the near future.
Anyways, thanks for replying.
no, i'm replacing the teal with the red. although that would give a chuckle if i were color blind
I want to go with the Zandri because I really like the way the color looks on the model.
two things since I'm a scale modeller:
- colors are good but you weathering of this kind should be done vertical, not horizontal
- needs scratches and streaks, the upper part of a model is almost "empty"
Just a free-standing unit made for funsies/practice. Rhino with extra armor, bits and pieces, and two Baneblade-sponsons as a turret.
Tried doing a Deathwing color-scheme for practice. Command/Heavy Support I guess?
>inb4 Deathwing doesn't use Rhinos
Point taken. The whole thing is an experiment in a weathered/dusty look, and trying out using washes on larger areas. Pleased with the outcome overall, but always room for improvement.
Painted up a test model for an Imperial Fist army for the Horus Heresy.
Will have to paint up a second one to see if I can keep the scheme consistent or if I need to simplify it a bit.
They are completely inflexible. You'll have to create your own ball joints at the ankle with GS and cut open the base of the feet at the ankle. The legs are one solid piece and are a BITCH to cut open and repose. The hip joints are really only designed to accept the legs in a non-retarded way in one orientation. Basically, get ready for a fuck-ton of converting.
Source: the pain and agony of experiencing this first-hand.
That said, if you can get a FW knight, you'll have a jolly good time! Not the chaos conversion kit, one of the Imperium only ones.
and what I have painted so far
now I only have to do the beast and a pestigor
Yeah the cables will be painted metal and the ribbed joints will be black, this was mostly a test to see if I could achieve a decent yellow.
Plan B would've been to say fuck it and go Raven Guard.
Not to detract from the amazing paint job so far it is gorgeous, but something is bothering me with them,
not sure if its the lighting or the camera, but it looks like the skin is unwashed, as in no agrax or nuln oil or fleshshade, its a bit distracting since the armor is washed and has a nice weathered look but the skin looks like it stopped at the base stage?
It needs a touch of holy agrax to darken it, followed by a layer of something nice and bright like flash gits, followed by a wash of crimson or cassandora I think. It's nice but a lot of detail isn't being picked out.
it's the camera really.
this is the actual process for the skin I used:
>primer of corax white (which sucks)
>basecoat of rakarth flesh
>wash of athonian earthshade
>first highlight of 2:1 rakarth and pallid wytch flesh
>second highlight of 1:1 rakarth and pallid wytch
>extreme highlight of pallid wytch
>shade of druchi violet on the wounds
I sent them from the phone, sorry
The white parts nearest would be ushabti bone, or maybe a white with a sepia wash.
Grey is about a mechanicus grey.
pale blue is fenrisian grey or the fang.
the stronger blue as is is caledor sky/the fang
Royal blue is MUCH more saturated.
>tfw my computer is in the living room and next to it is my terrible work station and my Nerd bookshelf with 2250 points of mostly silver primed (some with 1 added color) Necrons.
>The table next to my shitty small work station has my full Dark Angel Force out to hopefully inspire me to paint.
My orks were painted like shit and I kept them on the shelf the necrons are on now. Anyone who looked at the terrible paint job outside of other wargamers were impressed.
My Dark Angels are already pretty f'd up so I am going to finish them and hopefully finally paint my Necrons at a quality decent enough for me to make happy. They are simple enough I just want to over complicate them.
I just bought more Dark Angels off ebay, send help
Shaniqqua pls, if you don't have an entire room filled with boxes of stored models you haven't really started the hobby yet. In the event of full on nuclear war I'm still good on models for the next 25 years.
my WIP desk, TV swings out over the Xbox when I'm playing games, paints in the black drawer, WIP in the bottom white,
junkin the top white. All I need to do is finish tidying and buy some LED lights from amazon and I'm set, then I need to re-organize underneath for model storage so I can get rid of two drawer towers that are taking up loads of room.
I'm just getting back into 40k after skipping out from the end of 5th and want to take the painting/modeling side of things more seriously
I just took down my bedroom Christmas tree 5 minutes ago (a branch with some paperclips on it)
thank you for the info, I do have one major concern. the Bone color parts... should i change the color to something else? I'm not that good and seeing what color would go well with the zandri dust. do you have any suggestions for a different color?
This picture is two weeks old. It is night time here now
Thanks all for the encouragement.
I also need a better lamp, mine a shit. It is like a yellow bulb and makes my models all look darker then what they are.
If I had to give you one tip, it would be "Don't be afraid to fuck up".
Your first minis are likely to look bland, but you'll notice that you'll rapidly improve. Plus, you seem to have an acceptable theoretical knowledge on how to paint since you watched the tutorial videos.
If you're afraid of fucking up, keep in mind that you can always restart; If you happen to dip your minis in paint, and you're not satisfied with the result, you can just strip the paint off the minis, and restart like they were (almost) brand new.
If you'd like to know how to strip the paint to feel more confident, just look online. If you're in the US, Simple Green seem to be an effective product. In Europe, the green bottle of "Glanzer" works like a charm.
But just try to paint your minis, I never met someone who fucked up so hard that they HAD to restart. Most of the time, paint is stripped to apply a different color scheme, or because the painter isn't satisfied with how it turned out (Like that purple gunrig in the thread)
I just ordered a sonic cleaner to help with stripping minis.
I could do things the old fashion way, but I gotta go fast.
I had a bunch of Dark Angel upgrade spurs that had little swords I cut off, I am probably going to have to make one for the knee. Also I hate having human heads exposed and I am not going to go buy flesh just for one Lib (though I will eventually have to for my knights and bike Lib, at least they wear hoods half way down their face) The head was already primed and painted. My shit camera makes the purple blend with the red eyes.
I am not a huge fan of the angel guy holding the book and may decapitate him for a Dark Watcher. Also just realized I forgot the drop on the chalice.
It is dryfit with minimal bluestuff right now. Going to prime it grey in a moment.
What color should I make the teeth/dags/ork things?
>All I need to do is finish tidying and buy some LED lights from amazon
I'm not activly painting ATM, and the candle is scented. the torch is just because when I'm standing at the desk I block out the ceiling light
it's duck brand duck tape
post your work station then
I don't really think the bright green works, maybe try a darker green or just black.
When it comes to faction specific bases i'd always feel a little weird doing it because of all the cross faction models that exist in this damn game.
that is going to look like refried shit, i fear. a model that busy with that many breakups of color scattered all over on little plates will probably just end up an eyesore. obviously hypothetical opinion..
I paint planes and tanks. White and and yellow are hell to work with. I read a tip somewhere that the colors pop and require less coats with a silver undercoat. I tried it on some yellow details for my planes and am quite happy with the results.
Here's a pic. Please pardon the shot but I couldn't get the camera to focus properly.
My first real attempt at doing white power armour using the method in forge worlds PDF. I think I really bollocksed it up, especially the shading. In to the dettol bath it goes, I really should have bought some snap fit marines to practice it on first.
Mine work station is a bit messy at the moment.
>there is only one way to paint an imperial fleet, the blanche way
It still feels a bit off, perhaps I'm just being negative.
holy shit these are a LOT of paints! I wish I had that much.
I painted all my stuff with this meagre collection of paints.
Alright, /wipg/, post your backlogs.
I've currently got, 1 Shadowblade, 2 Reaper Bones Minis, 3 Crisis Suits, a bunch of Drones, 10 Pathfinders, a Ghostkeel, Riptide, Stormsurge, 4 Fire Warriors and a fuck ton of bases for them.
Going to try finishing 34 Termagants tonight. Then I have an imperial knight, 2 Flyrants, a harpy, 2 tyrannocytes, a carnifex brood, 2 mawlocs, a tervigon, 2 tactical squads, 50 gargoyles (30 still need building), around 20 genestealers, and stripping around 60 more tyranids!
>An entire Reclamation Legion with two monoliths + Annihilation Nexus = ~2250pts
>An small 500pt Deathwing Strike Force
>1250 Ravenwing that is maybe 60% finished
I swear I will never buy another prebuilt Landspeeder as long as I live. 8 dollar savings for an eternity of these terrible looking Landspeeders.
>2 were double primed, thick white over black. Upon removing found scratches and gouges as if striped with a kitchen knife
>1 was just primed black and I thought it would be okay because I am shit.
Everything else was primed grey. This dark ass landspeeder sticks out. It doesnt help that painting this shit after assembly is near impossible. The last 5-8 hours of hobbying have been working on this things. I still have a bunch of bikes to paint.
>I would have gone ape shit on that
but it works, if you mix the paints.
for example these are German Fallschirmjäger, painted with nothing but what I've got
and some americans.
would be easier if I wouldn't have to mix it all though.
I'm lousy at keeping my area clean. I paint something, then my hobbyist ADHD acts up and I start painting something else, paints stay out, little off-cuts from conversions hang around, that sort of thing.
I am 22 in my first apartment, aint nobody got time to be clean.
My non-wargaming friends come over and are amazed I have all the painting stuff right there and not in my much larger kitchen.
>Googly eye on the lamp
My fucking sides.
Too big but here's what's on my desk. i'm doing a good pace, finished a fiend of slaanesh the other day along with 3 dark angels.
>2 burning chariots, 70% done. metal needs wash, finish flames
>2 keepers. 1 primed, other ready for priming
>seeker chariot 20% painted
>daemon prince ready for paint, needs a paint scheme
>slaanesh herald on seeker, 20% painted
>lesser brass scorpion, 20%
>Da Coppatoof Mob found a warband to call home
Brings a tear to my eye, that does.
>those butt ugly yellow and white kanz I don't know what the fuck the first guy was thinking or painting with, I could not strip it either
Great collection though bro. Just need one more Stompa and a Buzzgob.
Ghazkull, Grukk, Spellcrow Ork Doctor, 10 nobz, 3 deffkoptas, 5 blightknights, 1 maggoth lord, whole box of cheap bought ork boyz and nobz I'll probably use for some scenery or guinea pigs for my greenstuff trials. And whole box of SDE (52 minis). And I'll probably buy more orks before I even touch nurgle I bought for myself for xmass.
>mfw my GF wanted to buy me a Gorkanaut but she found my hidden presents in closet and assumed I don't need more plastic for this year
>Heavily imply my girlfriend should get me any of the units on our ebay watch list
>Really anything on the watch list
>Get a bunch of cool non-hobby related things I didn't need and now have to display
It is the thought that counts.
Glad you like it anon.
A few years ago when I was sharehousing I bought a bag of googly eyes cheap. Now and again I'd stick them around the house. Go into a housemates room and put huge googly eyes on her teddy bear, or on a clock. Little things to surprise people. Once they came home to find that all the containers and appliances in the kitchen were staring at them like Banjo Kazooie characters.
My favorite was when I glued some on a rock, who I subsequently adopted as a pet. Pic related, Tyrone the Stone. Tyrone's a pretty solid guy. He attended my wedding.
Don't sponge, don't rattle can, if you really want to paint white and do it army white as a primary colour then get an airbrush and some airbrush paints. Anything less is time consuming and ultimately too thick and will disappoint
Yay for waiting for crackle paint to dry...Used the last bit of my jar on this so it's time to order more...
~120 marines, a sicarian battle tank, a typhon, 3 rhinos, 6 rapiers, 20 terminators, various hq choices.
Then there's my admech, eldar, dark eldar (who are mostly painted but I've decided they need to be redone.) It'd be easier to understand the scope of things if I posted a picture but I don't think I have a surface large enough in my house.
Here is my entire backlog, if you include stuff I have semi-abandoned as projects and not including terrain:
~90 Perry's WOTR figures
~115 Wargames Factory Japs
~130 Mantic Undead
~half of the first Reaper Bones kickstarter
~200 6mm Romans
-15 High Elf Sea Guard
- 40 Chaos Dwarfs
- 13 Warriors of Chaos
- Thorin's Company from The Hobbit
~1500 points of Chaos Space Marines
For Flames of War:
- Panzergrenadier Platoon
- Panzergrenadeir HQ
- Mortar Platoon
- HMG platoon
I used this tutorial:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWm38GgtGVs
These are the crackle paints I used.
Here's an example of my latest base.
Paint scheme? Trying to make my own chapter. Also anyone know where you can get custom water transfers, or at least not the a typical marine ones that might be cool for a chapter?
tried posting this earlier today but got no real responses to it. The rest of the riptide is coming along. Still trying to decide on a pose for the suit itself
You can try using other armies transfer sheets. A player at the shop I go to used the Necron transfers on a really well done black/metal/green paint job for his Imperial Fists (those are just the tactics he uses)
not bad but try to break up the bases. plain green grass is very boring.
>tfw first two armies were IG and orks
>and then orcs
I literally own hundreds of poorly painted models that I've been putting off stripping and repainting since the mid-2000s
>how poorly painted?
Elf flesh over white primer with no wash bad
Yeah I tried a metalic purple that did not work out at all for the first one. Now it looks like it was water colored. I need to do another couple thing coats and hide brush strokes.
The others are just already put together and taking them apart has only make things worse. It makes painting the pilots and dashboard/interior really hard to paint and if that doesnt look good then whats the point.
I also cheaped out and have 2/3 bike squads from Dark Vengeance (one from the actual box set I started with). I thought the box of actual DA bikers I got would ahve weapons and extra arms to fix this monopose fiasco but they were just regular bikers with more upgrade spurs.
I need to straighten them all out too because for whatever god blessed reason GW decided to have the seargent lean the other way than his friends. He also has an obnoxious chainsword and it makes getting through tight terrain a hassle. Also their shoulderpads and most other details are pretty dull. The librarians shoulder a shit.
this and 9 kans, a dredd, 9-12 big guns, 4 trukks, 2 looted waggons, a second battleaggon, 2 dakkajets, tankbusta conversions, kommandoes, stomboys.
aaand a load of eldar too.
But i don't like working on them, resin stifles my conversion kraze and their bendy weapons irks me so they are banished to their carry case where i don't have to acknowledge their existence.
Oh, didn't even mention the ~70 or so shoota boys, 15 lootas, 20 nobs and flash-gitsz conversion either...
I don't even have tablespace for all the gree.. grey fuckers.
And i just realized I'm looking at more second hand boyz as we speak.
It's a fucking addiction.
Just finished a troop of chaos dwarfs for Kings of War.
It's called plastic crack for a reason.
im working on a voidraven bomber, and I saw on the GW official photo they painted the thin lines along the clear plastic windows(the absolute madmen)
i dont think i'm brave enough to do that without fucking it up, but then i thought about washes or glazes- could I add a bit of colour to the clear plastic with a wash or glaze, or would it look rubbish? does anyone have any experience with this?
Here's one of my ye olde wave serpents, it has a few layers of the old Baal Red wash on the clear plastic. It wasn't completely transparent after that, but you can still sort of see the pilot. I have no idea how the new shades or glazes would perform. One of those Tamiya Clear paints would probably be better, there are a bunch of cockpit tutorials out there. However, I preferred painting them on my Dark Eldar...
Apparently CWC was into 40k at one point
I was looking for some transfers for a handful of IG that I just finished when I stumbled upon this
Incidentally, I don't suppose anyone knows where I can get a good set of IG transfers?
thanks, those both look amazing. for my bomber I went with a red body, with bronze panels and all the blade-like extenditures painted gold, a kind of royal colours sunset raiders kind of theme
Hmm backlog eh?
Space marine command squad, DA vet quad, 3 tactical squads, 10 man assault squad, dev squad, rhino, predator, 2 dreadnoughts, 3 tech marines, 1 termite chaplain. Like 15 termites. A raven wing squad in need of a lot TLC.
Almost my entire Anvil Industries KS pledge. ( 30+ minis)
And a fuck ton of guardsmen who need some amount of attention.
I'm sure there's more. But I can think of what at the moment.
Don't get caught in the traps of making it too it too monochromatic.
Blue or purple tint windows might harmonize well to give some contrast and add a bit of a sky tone to the sunset theme.
Always worth the time to snap a shot and play with paint.net or other program that has a slider for hues before you put brush to model.
Literally how do I make snow camo that doesn't look like hot garbage
picked out the ovals with warplock bronze. most of the layers are done, im gonna start on detail now
Google image search snow+camo+warhammer, find one you like, follow the link for a recipe or bring back the picture here.
Much easier than us suggesting 8 different schemes all of which look like hot garbage to you.
>can i get some CC on the cloak paintjob please?
What an odd request.
nailed it! You're the only one that gets me anon.
highlighting the bottom probably wasn't a good idea.
i may repaint the draw string on the back, however the rest of it across the chest is red as well. i just followed the box art pretty much.
Around 40 guardsmen, 4 tanks/chimeras, chaos heroes, a unit of marauders, bloodcrushers, chaos knights, hounds, mounted marauders, 6 dragon ogres, necrosphinx, prince apophas, krell, ghoul king on terrorgheist, 2 units of ghouls, 2 of skeletons, one of zombies, plague cart, chaos altar, marauder horsemen, perry wotr footmen, euro mercs and mounted men at arms, militarum tempestus squad, kasrkin, 2 units of HE Reavers, lion chariot, 3 tiranoc chariots, 15 swordmasters, 5 dragon princes, 4 mages, 4 heroes, korhil, handmaiden, 20 sea guard and 4 bolt throwers, prince on griffon and a phoenix. Lost my bolt thrower crew, converted alith anar and rest of my he army on the tram. Gotta start over with the princes, need to buy more phoenix guard, white lions, sisters of avelorn and IoB swordmasters.
I'll just post what I am willing to paint right now.
>beast of nurgle and pestigor for the blood bowl team
>2 leman russ
>around 60 guardsmen
>9 heavy weapon teams
>10 iron havocs
>15 tactical marines
>some dwards and humans for two mordheim warbands
Don't resize, crop.
Resizing makes the actually interesting parts harder to see, while retaining all the useless garbage around it.
Anyways, it's decent for TT standard since the transition won't be as visible at range.
That said, the jump from the darkest to the next tone on the two leftmost folds is rather hard.
And the third "peak" on the left has a very sharp highlight with what appears to be far too little blending towards the right, jumps into the eye when looking from a distance.
Getting the decorative rope painted a different colour will also help make the transition less apparent, as currently they aye sees a sea of red and so will mercilessly hunt for variations and inconsistency.
so blend the left side a bit more then and repaint that rope. ill crop instead of resizing my images next time.
anything that isn't edge highlighting is tough as balls at this point for me. i don't even want to show how my "gem" on the front turned out.
on a side note how long does it take everyone to finish a marine sized model? right now it takes me a while to fully finish a model. and I've got about six more boxes to get though...
Do you work exclusively on one model?
That can actually slow you down, batches are faster both because of the assembly line effect, but also because you learn how to work the brush more efficiently, how your current colour scheme works, how the paint works ect.
Also taking breaks from a single models lets you come back with a fresh perspective and spot missed areas rather than staring yourself blind.
So far I've done one tac squad and nearly done with this captain... tac squad I did in an assembly line method.
The sergeant and captain I decided to do individually so i could pay more attention to detail.
Those guys look like they have been out in the snow for some time. I dont know if its intended but looks good imo.
For snow camo, google winter camo and find the one that you like the most.
Splinter pattern could match your minis, maybe.
Looking for some advice as I'm kinda stumped at the moment.
The dusty model to the left is my WiP Warboss on a Bike wielding Headwhoppa Killchoppa and a PK with no care about holding onto the handles, as you do.
Thing is, the back of the warboss needed serious trimming down because he had some dumb weapon holsters stuck to his back and I couldn't fit the custom made rocket engine from a Morkanaut KFF and a Blitzbomma bomb without butting up agianst it.
Thing is, now I have this HUGE kinda hunch back on the back of the model and a fairly large gap between rocket engine and the warboss which stands out a bit too much for my liking, wondering what I should try and do so it feels more "whole".
I don't have greenstuff as a precursor.
Well Green Stuff would have been the obvious suggestion but since that is out of the question, what kind of bits do you have? Perhaps you could extend his seat to have like a part that he is leaning his back onto. Or maybe give him a backpack or something similar. You could add a grot or a squig behind the Warboss. Or like an ammo crate or something similar.
I was debating with the idea of having some tubes go from the back of the Warboss into the Rocket engine.
Fluff reason would be that the Warboss is the one with the Rocket fuel running through his veins and then it is siphoned into his bike.