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× Painting Minis, Print & Play and Other Creative Type Stuff.

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14 Oct 2009 20:35 #44740 by Mr Skeletor
ubarose wrote:

Mr Skeletor wrote:

Painted heaps of FFG figs and have never seen one crack.


Did you need to seal them or anything?


I seal everything I paint with that matt varnish from GW, including metal figs.

I'm pretty rough with my figs. Maybe it the climate or maybe I'm just lucky?

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14 Oct 2009 20:54 #44743 by Hatchling
Mr Skeletor wrote:

Chaos in the old world. Done Khorne (took 2 nights). Nurgle is next.

Painted heaps of FFG figs and have never seen one crack.


pics please (once you're done)!

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14 Oct 2009 21:06 #44744 by Mr Skeletor
Hatchling wrote:

Mr Skeletor wrote:

Chaos in the old world. Done Khorne (took 2 nights). Nurgle is next.

Painted heaps of FFG figs and have never seen one crack.


pics please (once you're done)!


Err, I take it you have never seen my Minis.

Speed & function > looks

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14 Oct 2009 22:07 #44746 by The Expanding Man
Khador.
Malifaux.
Runebound base game minis. These are a bugger to paint - not much detail and you have to apply the paint thickly to get it to adhere.

Once these have left my table, I will tackle Space Hulk.

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14 Oct 2009 22:29 #44749 by ubarose
Mr Skeletor wrote:

Hatchling wrote:

Mr Skeletor wrote:

Chaos in the old world. Done Khorne (took 2 nights). Nurgle is next.

Painted heaps of FFG figs and have never seen one crack.


pics please (once you're done)!


Err, I take it you have never seen my Minis.

Speed & function > looks


I'm a speed + function painter also. So instead of knowing that the grey blob with the raised arm is my dude, and the grey blob with the hat is your dude, it can be the mostly green blob is mine and the mostly red blob is yours. Plus my painting assistant is only 10 years old.

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14 Oct 2009 23:09 #44750 by mjl1783
I finally caved and bought Space Hulk. I've got a lot of painting ahead of me.

Fuck.

I swore I was done with this shit forever after I did those 100+ Hour of Glory minis in about a week.

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15 Oct 2009 00:03 #44755 by Mr Skeletor
ubarose wrote:

I'm a speed + function painter also. So instead of knowing that the grey blob with the raised arm is my dude, and the grey blob with the hat is your dude, it can be the mostly green blob is mine and the mostly red blob is yours. Plus my painting assistant is only 10 years old.


I actually think crap basic boldly colored paint jobs look better at a distance than fancy pants ones with shading and ink and stuff. They stand out much nicer on the board.
Probably comes from my childhood with MOTU, whose bright bold colors are often attibuted to its success.

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15 Oct 2009 00:23 #44758 by Space Ghost
Mr Skeletor wrote:

Probably comes from my childhood with MOTU, whose bright bold colors are often attibuted to its success.


Is this true?

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15 Oct 2009 00:28 #44759 by Mr Skeletor
Space Ghost wrote:

Mr Skeletor wrote:

Probably comes from my childhood with MOTU, whose bright bold colors are often attibuted to its success.


Is this true?


Well it makes sense. Look at all the crazy colors it used. The purples, the greens, the bright blues, the oranges. Especially the monster guys, none of them were really 'drab'. Colors are attractive to kids.

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15 Oct 2009 01:08 #44760 by KingPut
I just finished spray painting the WoR figures. Then I set up the game to see how it looks. It looks pretty good. Now I can separate Gondor Royal Blue from Rohan Teal Blue guys but now it was hard to separate Leaders from Elite units. Leaders have flags but I want the flags to stand out a little more so I'm going to dip the flags in white paint so they pop a little. I picked up the white paint at the games workshop store where the guy looked at me like I was an idiot for painting FFG figures. By the way they have about 5 Space Hulk games for anyone who does have one yet.

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15 Oct 2009 02:04 #44765 by Ancient_of_MuMu
I have 4 Khador figures to do for a Warmachine tournament in late November. Would normally be a doddle, but 2 of them are Fenris on horse and on foot, and he just looks like a bitch to paint with lots of fiddly little ornamentation.

After them I am hoping to tackle my Space Hulk figures and get them done for the Space Hulk tournament at the end of January. They would already have been done if my first attempt at the dip method hadn't been a disaster. Now I have to strip 5 genestealers and work out how to do the dip method properly (I suspect I had the wrong dip or put too much on).

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15 Oct 2009 02:59 #44767 by Mr Skeletor
What Space Hulk tournament?

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15 Oct 2009 19:38 #44854 by Lagduf
I have dozens of unpainted Orks and Space Marines lined up to paint.

I decided not to paint my Space Hulk set.

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15 Oct 2009 19:55 #44858 by Ancient_of_MuMu
Mr Skeletor wrote:

What Space Hulk tournament?

I am running one at Arcanacon, but the official flyers aren't out for a couple of weeks.

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16 Oct 2009 23:05 #44937 by Schweig!
So I finally got around to starting my Halfling Blood Bowl team. It will consist of the six different 2nd edition miniatures (just obtained), the six different 3rd edition minis, Puggy Baconbreath, three halfling chefs and two different treeman (the Citadel treeman is pretty good, but there are other alternatives). I will theme and paint them as Bavarians:

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