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Re: Consolidated Painting/Crafting advice thread
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2018, 12:06:45 AM »
I'll be checking this regularly  :buck2:  O0
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Re: Consolidated Painting/Crafting advice thread
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2018, 04:11:19 AM »
I'll be checking contributing to this regularly

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Re: Consolidated Painting/Crafting advice thread
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2018, 06:52:59 PM »
Pulp author/Hugo award shit disturber Larry Correia is also a minis gaming nerd.  He's recently started to post some of his painting tips on his FB page and website.

http://monsterhunternation.com/2018/03/01/geeky-hobbies-basic-mini-painting-tutorial-2/

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Re: Consolidated Painting/Crafting advice thread
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2018, 03:23:35 PM »
Thanks for this thread...might come in handy.

I never got around to painting any of my minis so I gotta think I'm nuts thinking I'm actually going to paint a model! Pfft

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Re: Consolidated Painting/Crafting advice thread
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2018, 11:15:46 AM »
Pick a model and practice on it over and over again.
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Re: Consolidated Painting/Crafting advice thread
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2018, 11:44:55 PM »
When painting armour

Use Tamiya NATO black as the base coat rather than primer. It gives your top paint job some depth when you paint it and don't get a wholly even coat
This is a NATO black base with a Dark Yellow coat...if I wasn't doing camo, it's ready


This also helps for any rubber on your wheels
No need to mask your wheels - just turn the pressure down on your compressor and reduce your paint flow and with a steady hand, you can paint the wheel with relative ease AND you're left with that worn, touched up in field look
Admittedly I could've done better here - but you get the gist



Also in the first image, I've got the skirting on the tank. I haven't stuck this down across the whole of the tank...I've put them on with a dab of glue at both ends so I can take them off. The reason I've done this is so I can have an even flow of camo
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Re: Consolidated Painting/Crafting advice thread
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2018, 11:53:10 PM »
Oh - also

Use cocktail sticks and Super Glue (you guys call it CA glue I think). Put a dab of glue on the cocktail stick and stick it onto the unpainted side of whatever you're painting so you can hold it

As in this image, where the cocktail stick would go right through, you can use pieces of sprue



Finally for today keep clothes pegs and polystyrene around so once these kinds of pieces have been painted, you can stand them up.
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Re: Consolidated Painting/Crafting advice thread
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2018, 06:15:44 PM »
or you can prime the model normally, I use a red oxide color, and then pre-shade with the airbrush like this:
Gus - I use sweatpants with flannel shorts to soak up my crotch sweat.

Banzai Cat - There is no "partial credit" in grammar. Like anal sex. It's either in, or it's not.

Mirth - We learned long ago that they key isn't to outrun Star, it's to outrun Gus.

Martok - I don't know if it's possible to have an "anti-boner"...but I now have one.

Gus - Celery is vile and has no reason to exist. Like underwear on Star.