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Old September 1st, 2008, 02:08 PM
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Re: Beginner's Painting Tutorial. *Painting Mimring + Drybru

Nice work justjohn, very informative. I have one question for you, or anyone else for that matter. I am somewhat disappointed with the Grok Riders' paint jobs. A couple of mine look like they just got a very spotty light red wash, while most look like they got none at all, leaving the beasts a weird light blue color that is too cartoonish to look intimidating. Also the mouths are just featureless white gaps. Has anyone else had this problem and tried a wash? I guess I am wondering if just a wash alone would be enough, or whether it would require a little extra painting as well. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Nice work justjohn, very informative. I have one question for you, or anyone else for that matter. I am somewhat disappointed with the Grok Riders' paint jobs. A couple of mine look like they just got a very spotty light red wash, while most look like they got none at all, leaving the beasts a weird light blue color that is too cartoonish to look intimidating. Also the mouths are just featureless white gaps. Has anyone else had this problem and tried a wash? I guess I am wondering if just a wash alone would be enough, or whether it would require a little extra painting as well. Any help would be much appreciated.
Yes, a wash would do the job...provided it's a good quality wash. Games Workshop has recently introduced a new series of washes of very high quality. look at http://uk.games-workshop.com/painting/washes/4/ what can be achieved by just a wash.
Other good quality brands would probably work too, but I have no experience with those.
Just as long as you don't forget to properly rinse and clean your figure first.
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Thanks for the info pegasus, but I'm not really into painting figs that seriously, since 'scape is the only game of this kind I play. I was thinking more along the lines of the simple black-paint-and-water type wash described above. Any thoughts?

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Thanks for the info pegasus, but I'm not really into painting figs that seriously, since 'scape is the only game of this kind I play. I was thinking more along the lines of the simple black-paint-and-water type wash described above. Any thoughts?
For the occasional painter a good wash is actually easier to control than watered down paint. But if don't want to go that route or cannot obtain the materials you can use a black wash for the beasts. That would work out OK because of their base color. But whatever you do, do not use black for the riders. It will not look good.
If you want to use a paint and water wash, go for a dark brown. It will look much better. If you look closely at your other HS figures you'll notice that (with one or two exceptions) they're all shaded brown, not black.
So if you use a dark brown wash your units will look good and fit in with the other figures.

With watered down paint cleaning (de-greasing) is even more important to achieve a good result.
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Old September 1st, 2008, 04:27 PM
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Re: Beginner's Painting Tutorial. *Painting Mimring + Drybru

Thanks a lot. Your input is appreciated, especially since, judging by your repaints, you obviously know what you're doing. I'll give it a try. Also, by cleaning, you just mean cleaning the figure before I apply the wash, correct?

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by cleaning, you just mean cleaning the figure before I apply the wash, correct?
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Re: Beginner's Painting Tutorial. *Painting Mimring + Drybru

Alright, justjohn. Your painting tutorial is awesome! I read it today and decided to try repainting one of the umpteen extra Izumi Samurai squads I have lying around. Thanks to your tutorial, things went along swimmingly. I didn't do anything fancy, just repainted their armor from red to black and touched up some stuff the original painter did poorly on, but they look really good!

I am already getting more ideas as to other repaints I can do. I see a custom thread with my name in it in my future.

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Thanks for posting this justjohn, and for bumping it sokol. I've been gathering the figures to make repainted gencon exclusives, and although I haven't yet looked for the techniques to start the painting, this puts me on the right track without even having to use search!

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Re: Beginner's Painting Tutorial. *Painting Mimring + Drybru

I've been looking at doing customs and re-paints for a while now, but have been too nervous to get started (I don't have any "extra" figures) this has really encouraged me to get started.
I've been wanting to do morrow as they are my favorite army (cue flame about how morrow is not an "army" but a "species") any ideas for what color wash to use, the originals seem to have a dark red wash, but I'm not sure. Also any other tips on painting morrow would be great. Thanks.
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Re: Beginner's Painting Tutorial. *Painting Mimring + Drybru

Also (sorry for the double post, I forgot before), people keep mentioning a re-paint guide in an HSCodex issue, anyone know what number that was?
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Re: Beginner's Painting Tutorial. *Painting Mimring + Drybru

Anybody use spray primer for Plastic (like Fusion or Valspar) as a base coat? I have some plastic unpainted HALO figures I want to paint. Thanks.


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Re: Beginner's Painting Tutorial. *Painting Mimring + Drybru

@justjohn - The pictures from this excellent reference do not seem to be working. Can you update them?
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