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Re: Halo 3000's WH40K Paintlog

Postby Quantumsurfer » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:37 am

Well, yeah, there is that. :(
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Re: Halo 3000's WH40K Paintlog

Postby halo 3000 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:30 am

Quantumsurfer wrote:More helpful stuff.


Quantumsurfer wrote:Sorry so long but I hope it helps.


Hey, don't worry about it man. Keep on writing giant tomes of knowledge. I need all the advice I can get.

Any special tips on painting vehicles?

Zupponn wrote:I would have suggested Yellow and Red.
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lol. That guy's armor has "anus" on it. lol

Halo3000, why didn't you go with Space Wolves? Space Wolves kick ass! And they aren't too difficult to paint either-


I just felt that starting off, I wouldn't be able to paint them well...

Quantumsurfer wrote:Space Vampires


Someone should make those. With sparkly paint
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Re: Halo 3000's WH40K Paintlog

Postby stubby » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:41 am

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Re: Halo 3000's WH40K Paintlog

Postby halo 3000 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:25 am

Now I can say things like "Taxes!" :fist:
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Re: Halo 3000's WH40K Paintlog

Postby Zupponn » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:18 pm

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Re: Halo 3000's WH40K Paintlog

Postby Quantumsurfer » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:27 am

Pure win.

halo 3000 wrote:Any special tips on painting vehicles?


Not a lot, I'm afraid. I only have a few vehicles myself. Watch your brushstrokes. Bigger pieces with large, flat areas can show them too much. Acrylic paint flattens itself out, though, so you shouldn't have too many problems with it. Highlighting will make your vehicles look a thousand times better (usually). Simplest way to do that is to load the brush with a lighter shade of the base color, get rid of the excess, and run the edge of the brush along all the corners. Unless you've an unusually steady hand, this will still probably cause the lines to be unsteady or uneven (thin and thickness) but the guide of the model's edges should still serve you well. And, as has been mentioned, you can always go back later and touch up (which is probably one of the more important pieces of advice that can be given to a beginning level painter). You can try a less "wet" method of drybrushing as well. Load up the brush, wipe the excess off on a paper towel until you almost can't see paint coming off the brush anymore (trust me, its still there, you'll notice it more when you're drybrushing a lighter color onto a darker one for highlighting). Then, lightly dust the brush back and forth over the raised area you want to highlight. Really, drybrushing and shading are the two best techniques to learn early. They make "meh" paintjobs into good ones and allow you to field relatively attractive models right away, even if you won't be winning any Golden Demons any time soon. They're both pretty easy to learn and you'll be doing them well after a few tries.

If you're feeling adventuresome, you could try weathering. A lot of this can be simply achieved with the techniques mentioned above but there are, of course, more advanced techniques. Rusting is fun. They make paint on solutions that really rust. Results are incredible. I've never tried that, though. Another option is the hairspray technique. If I remember right, you paint a base layer, spray some hairspray into a cup (to get it in liquid form), paint that on, paint another acrylic layer over the top, then use a q-tip and water to scrub away parts of the top layer. You get a rust/peeling paint effect that works pretty well. You might look that one up on YouTube as well (not sure if steps are right). Also, chopping away pieces of the model (pristine corners and the like) can really help sell it. You can make bullet holes using an x-acto knife. Just put the point on the model and slowly twirl the thing, it'll dig out a rough hole. You can do that with a pin vise if you've got one, as well. Take a look around first to get a good idea of how you want them to look.

halo 3000 wrote:Someone should make those. With sparkly paint

So we can thank Twilight for making Blood Angels less broken? I had a friend who played them for awhile...recently sold all his minis...it's all becoming clear to me now.
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Re: Halo 3000's WH40K Paintlog

Postby halo 3000 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:15 pm

Got my Dreadnought today. Was smaller than I expected. I'm used to minifig scale

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Gonna go basecoat it now...

Edit: Done. Didn't take 5 minutes.
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Re: Halo 3000's WH40K Paintlog

Postby Predator » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:42 pm

White, Gold + Pink is an epic color scheme. Or like this:
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Re: Halo 3000's WH40K Paintlog

Postby Zupponn » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:37 pm

I love the look of arctic camo.
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Re: Halo 3000's WH40K Paintlog

Postby GeneralOfDeath » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:44 pm

Depends on the exact color scheme. Without the blue, it just sucks. Unless you like White Tape.
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Re: Halo 3000's WH40K Paintlog

Postby Killer Karetsu » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:42 am

There has been some nice advice already, so I'll only say that I look forward to see your army building up.

One thing (dunno if someone has mentioned it), spend a healthy amount of time with bases. A nice base can add A LOT to a model's appearance. With a good base I mean for an example sand, with some grass spots, and few bigger rocks. And a skull maybe :)
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Re: Halo 3000's WH40K Paintlog

Postby Nitewatchman » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:57 pm

Noice! Man, the new plastic dreagnoughts are interesting looking.
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Re: Halo 3000's WH40K Paintlog

Postby halo 3000 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:01 pm

Hey guys, Its been a while.

Just thought I would put some pictures of my progress so far. I meant to do this months ago, but I forgot.

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This is what I have painted so far. A Predator, a Rhino, a Dreadnought, a Captain, and a Tactical Squad.

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Tactical squad. I got these guys done first. I was so proud!

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Captain. Not finished, still have to do his eyes, and shoulders. Took me a while to paint him, because I was really unhappy with the way he turned out time and time again. I'm pretty happy with him now.

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Dreadnought! Much like the captain, It took me many tries to paint him. couldn't get the colors right.

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Predator. Painted him over the weekend. Pretty happy with it.



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Re: Halo 3000's WH40K Paintlog

Postby Ben-Jammin » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:51 am

The Ice Worlder looks the best. :wink:

Seriously though, nice job! That gray-yellow paint scheme looks quite well on them.
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Re: Halo 3000's WH40K Paintlog

Postby Zupponn » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:58 pm

Ice Worlders vs Space Marines

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