The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)

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by <]:^D » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:17 pm

damn you got some talent Falsey. have you painted before?

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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by False » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:20 pm

thanks guys, and no not really painted anything before

I 'painted' when I played as a teenager - by which I mean I just slapped red paint on my khorne berserkers straight out of the pot

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by Green Gecko » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:28 pm

Hah, goes to show what an adult giving a gooseberry fool does. I was the same but I started when I was 8 I think. God they were bad.

Really nice work with the metallics especially given you've just gotten back into the hobby and I don't mean to couch that. Orks are a good choice if you like dry brushing and blending metals. Skin and wood etc are harder to pick out details with because they are less round and regular in nature, you kind of have to make more decisions to highlight stuff you if know what I mean?

That's why orks and space marines are a good starter army. There's a lot flat angles, plates and general large surface area. I find the details for orks really get into the faces and trinkets, belts and weapons and stuff. Same with marines. But the chunky oversized armour of the ork boys are fun to highlight. It's like with the chunkiness they're sculpting more with less.

Something like most Warhammer fantasy armies, tyrannids, chaos, nurgle, dragons etc are a bit of a step up because there's so much gooseberry fool going on they seem to take an age. But a really good ork army with customisations and painted markings are really impressive. That whole big organised chaos look.

The new buggies really appeal to me. I've painted a couple of Warhammer fantasy goblins as singles just because their faces are great and... I like green.

My bro liked orks, there's something special about having the option to add stuff and their overall chaotic nature lends a more pragmatic nature to their painting, you can improvise more. I try to capture that with nids too, like visible brush strokes so they look more fleshy. Think spawn comics etc.

Marines got too boring for me after a while although I did really like the new plastic kits that were much more posable circa 1999. You could stick on grenades, the waist was ball based, shoulders were socketed. So not just the same thing 12 times like the earlier sets. Even the lead miniatures in blister picks were better than those because the sculpted poses were way more dynamic. I still have a bunch with the pointed noses, they look proper cool.

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by Trelliz » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:40 am

There are plenty of options for style, this guy on the 40k reddit is painting his tau in the style of borderlands:

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by JChalmers » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:43 am

Just finished an Imperial Knight army for a team event at Element Games this weekend. Took about 3 weeks to paint up and really enjoyed painting them! First time ever using transfers too.

Loads more of my work on my Twitter page too.


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by Kezzer » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:54 am

Since forge world got rid of the Elysians - I'd probs get back into Tau as they are some damn cool

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by Hexx » Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:22 am

Hey ho. I don't paint (or Tabletop)

But I was following a discussion about "Contrast" paints...can someone explain to me (in very simple terms) what they are/why they're thought to be good?

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by JChalmers » Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:51 am

Hexx wrote:Hey ho. I don't paint (or Tabletop)

But I was following a discussion about "Contrast" paints...can someone explain to me (in very simple terms) what they are/why they're thought to be good?


They're a hybrid of paint/wash/ink, basically you can do one coat of these colours and you'll get different tones and shades. They're being marketed as a easy way of painting up armies but they take some time to get use to using.

Interesting idea but think people who can paint already won't be swapping out for them, more adding certain bits of contrast to their painting technique.

If you go to the Citadel Colour site there's loads of videos showcasing Contrast in action with tips and tricks for using it.

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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by False » Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:53 am

nice painting chalmers

Im too scared to try transfers yet but theres a few I quite fancy doing

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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by Garth » Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:56 am

Hexx wrote:Hey ho. I don't paint (or Tabletop)

But I was following a discussion about "Contrast" paints...can someone explain to me (in very simple terms) what they are/why they're thought to be good?

Makes painting models much easier for beginners, time-constrained people, or those who just don't really enjoy that side of the hobby - you can paint Contrast paints directly out of the pot onto a bright undercoat and get a decent looking tabletop-ready finish, no thinning required and just one coat needed. It's also another useful tool for experienced painters to play with, with some already demonstrating that you can achieve certain effects with Contrast paints that would otherwise take significantly more time using traditional techniques.

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by Hexx » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:00 pm

Thanks both

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by JChalmers » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:00 pm

False wrote:nice painting chalmers

Im too scared to try transfers yet but theres a few I quite fancy doing


Cheers mate, loving the Orks you've been painting!

Using MicroSol and MicroSet on transfers made them a doddle to do. I practiced two times on an old model and then did all the Knights in a couple of nights. There's a few YouTube videos showing how to do it with the Microsol products.

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by False » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:21 pm

Ill keep an eye out for that stuff when I pop into the hobby shop this week

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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by False » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:58 pm

https://imgur.com/gallery/5xBAiaF

more new paints, few nice ones in there

I like the pinks and purples, bit of a shame Ive already started doing my pinks and purples

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by Green Gecko » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:14 pm

New bone colour base might be useful for nids, then use washes to fill the pits before simply moving straight to midtones and highlights. The normal undercoats I use for that (bestial brown, no idea if it's still called that, or Bubonic Brown / Iyanden Darksun) aren't "base" paints (Iyanden Darksun is "foundation" however, might be the same thing). I currently mix and layer them all, I used to do it right up from chaos black but that took years

Found something on reddit about Corvus Black, it was a Forgeworld colour (airbrush only) and is a very very very dark grey or "off-black". Could be useful for some things like black capes or throws, some weapons etc where it can be very hard to actually raise any plate detailing etc. from an Abbadon Black (previously Chaos Black) without it just looking like a splotch of grey on top with edge highlights. Such as my dark elves.

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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by False » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:23 pm

tonights progress:

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wanted to have a little play with some different hobby materials and get a feel for them, so made a little tower for the boyz

not finished yet obviously, needs colour and Im yet to work out a way to translate the waaagh to the sign - ran out of wood before I could do a latter or stairway so Ill need to get some more

collected my boomdakka snazzwagon too and put down a preorder for the ork apocalypse set as it'll only cost £80 which is crazy value for all the units

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by Trelliz » Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:11 am

False wrote:https://imgur.com/gallery/5xBAiaF

more new paints, few nice ones in there

I like the pinks and purples, bit of a shame Ive already started doing my pinks and purples


That grey knight metallic base looks like a great base for doing coloured metallics with contrast paints over the top, without having to faff about putting leadbelcher then something like runefang steel over the top to brighten it up.

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by Green Gecko » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:58 pm

Loving the miniature woodwork. Putting those nails in can't have been much fun :lol:

Is it just me or are the orks a little pink? If you have a Huawei phone I can bet big dollar it's doing weird gooseberry fool with the colours, my gf's phone does that.

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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by False » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:14 pm

my orks colour scheme is literally pinks and purples

strawberry float the police

also I blame trelliz for this but he got me on the ebay train and I today I had delivered a noxious blightbringer, malignant plaguecaster, lord of contagion, and some orruk banners and bits for conversions

the little hobby shop has been open for 31 years but is closing next week so little one and I went to get some crafty bits because she wants to make a castle for her single space marine ha

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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by False » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:16 pm

Green Gecko wrote:.


also I figured you might know the best way to template the waaagh printout onto the plasticard for painting?

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