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

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by Green Gecko » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:06 pm

I try to blend very smoothly and probably one of my least favourite things is ultimately being stubborn about moving up a shade between watering down and blends, so I end up painting the same gradient over and over again. Paint always dries darker, so each time the paint dries and it looks basically the same as it did 4 hours ago :lol:. Don't worry about using a wide tonal range, you can always par it back again with a wash or extra shading. You can paint backwards as long as all along the way you are keeping the paint thin. Working with a relatively large disparity between shadows and highlights is probably one of the most essential aspects of any painting, 2D or 3D. You can spend literally days worrying about smooth gradations and then ultimately it looks flat. I've done this many times often on models I've ultimately never finished because I got bored. You have to take the leap to brighter tones.

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by Victor Mildew » Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:11 pm

I know exactly what you mean, with the fresh paint looking great, then it dries and it's just gone the same shade.

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by Imrahil » Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:27 pm

Yep, painting shades with acrylics requires a lot of guesswork at times. Thing is, it's so damn practical for miniature painting since it adheres wonderfully and dries quickly.

Apparently if you spend enough time practising you develop a sixth sense of what colour the paint on your brush actually is (it's not what your eyes are telling you). But I never really perfected it myself. Always had to endlessly re-do loads of bits.

I sort of miss the hobby but I'm also kind of happy I don't do it any more.

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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by False » Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:16 am

you can work with the matching the colours in the pots as a strong start, also you have to remember that the colour goes down differently depending on your base or prime layers, but thats part of learning to use the tools

my best tips are to take breaks and walk away from what you are doing, come back with fresh eyes and see things differently - and take photos; whenever you think you are done, take a few pictures from different angles and then look at the photos rather than the model itself, i guarantee you'll see things differently and spot something every time

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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by plasticcoated » Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:25 pm

Soooooo, thought I'd ask here as it's models and painting and stuff... is there a thread for model builders?

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by Trelliz » Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:22 pm

May as well post in here, it's hardly a fast moving thread so the more the merrier. It's still small dudes and vehicles after all.

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by Green Gecko » Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:56 pm

Yeah it's not dwarfs versus tanks.

I built a Triumph TR4A a couple of months ago. Have a giant 1:10 scale Chevrolet Bel Air to do from like.. 10 years ago. I probably spent as much time on kits as minis when I was younger.

I've got a 1970s fibre optic star destroyer I've never built too. It's all game. I'll post the car when I remember. I used the original paints so the finsih isn't brilliant by any means but strawberry float me are those old Airfox models bloody terrible for fitting together and the instructions

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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by plasticcoated » Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:59 pm

Awesome I'll post some of my builds here then!

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by Victor Mildew » Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:10 pm

plasticcoated wrote:Awesome I'll post some of my builds here then!


Yeah go for it, I'd love to see them.

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by False » Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:00 am

https://www.warhammer40000imperium.com/

one for our new collectors perhaps

ive been collecting the sigmar one for the last 18 months or whatever and its very good value all things considered, to the degree where im thinking of picking this one up as well just for the fomo

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by Trelliz » Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:09 am

The previous one, Conquest, was great for me as the bikes, land speeders etc were super cheap and easy to convert for 30k, not sure about this. I have pivoted fairly hard into Bolt Action recently so maybe not.

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