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killa_kan12

The Cake Is A Lie!

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#1 11 years ago

OK guys i have started playing warhammer 40k and i get a chaos set that is assembled. The problem is, i don't know anything about painting! i mean sure i know how to put the paint on the model and stuff (duh) and i know drybrushing, but thats it. I don't know anyone who plays this, so can you guys make a list of the techniques/tips for painting? thanks!




Vasili

Lurking.

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#2 11 years ago

Heretic scum! Anyway... Well as your a beginner i would just recommend doing flat coats at first (Depending on your painting skills) Buy a Warhammer spray can. Chaos black spray for doing darker colors and White for lighter or just use the Black and White paints if you cant get old of this stuff. As i said if your painting chaos pic what legion you want them as or what made up legion you want (Custom color scheme). Tell me more and ill help.




Tar-Emmetar

For Terra

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#3 11 years ago

go to CoolMiniOrNot - The Internet's largest gallery of Painted Miniatures and Miniature Painting art and look through the forums and articles theres heaps to help you there.

A few tips i can give you is that you need to water your paints on a pallet so there the consistency of milk. This isn't a hard rule and you'll figure out how thin/thick you like in time.

Don't load the brush too much, a little goes a long way.

Build up your colors. if you want to paint blood red don't start that on the black under coat. Start with red gore, scab red or even better (apparently, i've never used them) the new foundation paint red. I know this sounds like a pain but you'll just end up doing more coats if you don't.

Don't worry about being crap to begin with! you probably will be, just take your time and enjoy it. Also reading white dwarf does help and sop does the citadel miniatures painting guide. i know this sounds like a GW plug but it does help.




killa_kan12

The Cake Is A Lie!

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#4 11 years ago
Vasili;3674930Heretic scum! Anyway... Well as your a beginner i would just recommend doing flat coats at first (Depending on your painting skills) Buy a Warhammer spray can. Chaos black spray for doing darker colors and White for lighter or just use the Black and White paints if you cant get old of this stuff. As i said if your painting chaos pic what legion you want them as or what made up legion you want (Custom color scheme). Tell me more and ill help.

I'm doing a custom leigon called The Flesh Renders, witch will have teracotta as the primary color and bleached bone as the trim. And on another note, you know how those other leigons (Iron warriors, Night Lords) have "doctrines" like for the iron warriors they can take an extra heavy support and stuff. well, can i make one for my army? And if so, are there any rules governing the creation?




Gaffer1991

Cowboy from Hell

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#5 11 years ago
Tar-Emmetar;3675332 Build up your colors. if you want to paint blood red don't start that on the black under coat. Start with red gore, scab red or even better (apparently, i've never used them) the new foundation paint red. I know this sounds like a pain but you'll just end up doing more coats if you don't.

Foundation paints really do rock and save you about 10 mins when painting some stuff.




Tar-Emmetar

For Terra

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#6 11 years ago

Lets just do an open comp. Everybody is working on different things and its too hard to pick something in particular.

We'll run the comp from Wednesday the 16th of May until the end of may on the 31st then run a poll for a week to decide the winner. The winner is given Rep by other entrants as a "prize." How does that sound? I'll start a new thread. Once a few replies to this post come up if people are happy.




Marshall_Brant

DEATH TO THE FALSE EMPEROR!!!!

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#7 11 years ago

Cool a comp. anyway why Terracotta? Why not a shade of red? As for painting the best whay to paint your minis is to have them unassambled. You can assumble them to a point like the feet and chest put together than add the back pack, the head, the arms, and the shoulder guards, all in a timely fasion. If you want your own doctrine then fine make one. But if it involves adding a selection to the army list (say four heavy support) than take one from two selections, or two selections away from one, and one form three and nine to one. say two elite selections & two fast selections for four heavy support. Or one fast attack for for four heavy support, two elite, two fast, two heavy, and nine troops. Ok any questions?




yWizePapaSmurfy

Pink Unicorns...think about it

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#8 11 years ago

Yes, when is your next day off? ;) Anyways, I still paint tabletop quality assembling THEN painting. :)