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hey all iam new to the warhammer hobby and was hoping i could get some advice from the experts . what tools do you sugjest i buy to get the most out of this hobby as newb right now all i have is the battle of macragge starter set along with the paint set and plastic glue
Hey there parn We were all new once, god i remember it, but don't worry ^^ The Magragge set prob has most things sorted for you like rulebook and a few models with glue etc
The two most important tools in my opinion (and the ones i first got) were clippers and files. Now the GW files come in a three packet, one round, one square, one triangle, and they are really useful for getting off the mould marks and such like when cleaning up your models (I'm sure you've noticed the little bits of plastic or metal sticking out of the model that shouldn't be there) and the clippers help you remove parts from the sprue (the name for the plastic frame the model parts are attached to). These are the two tools i most used, now i realise how valuble the clippers are as i havent found them yet (i lost them) and theres been so many times when i needed them ><. If your on a budget look in a hardware store for wire clippers with a flat edge similar to the clippers ;p
Err i would recommend a few cheap paintbrushes from any old art store, and one really good once to look after for detail work This means you can use any old brush for mucking about and you don't have to worry to much about ruining them, just take care of the one good brush to clean up your paintwork ^^
Any further questions just lemme know, we were all there once so don't be shy lol
Ahh yes heres a guide to painting and brushes i found for yah ^^ This is a really excellant beginners guide (even i found it useful and I've been dabbling for about 6 years)
Guide to Painting
Good luck! Heres a guide GW made for Space Marine beginners;
And one for the 'nids (Tyranids lol)
I'd go for just sitting back and playing a few games with your BFM set right now. get a mate over and have a nice enjoyable evening with it.
What do you like most, Nids or Marines, have a look at the range of models games workshop do, and get yourself down to a beginners night at your local GW.
Dont rush into buying anything else until you know for sure you're going to want to get it
Iíve found a modelling knife (similar to a scalpel) to be a really useful addition to my hobby toolkit. For plastic models, the knife seems to be a lot better than files at removing mould lines. However, I do also have a set of files (I didnít buy the Games Workshop ones, but theyíre similar in size and shape to them) and side cutters (again, not Games Workshop ones, but you can probably get adequate ones from an electrical hobby shop or something) and have found both to be useful.
Thatís probably all you need for starting out from an assembly standpoint; files and/or a modelling knife and a side cutter of some description.
Inquisitor_Domovoi had some good points on the brushes above. Generic brushes will probably be adequate for general painting with finer ones used for detail work. Iím in the process of building an army at the moment so I havenít actually painted in a while; Iím probably shouldnít offer advice on that side of the hobby!
Good luck with the hobby and with your games. As was said above, the people of Librarium Online are only too happy to help, and Iím sure youíll get some great advice if you need it.
I'll just reinterate what some others have said about brushes. I have a respectable selection of $12 kolinsky brushes and $6 Golden Taklon brushes and all manner of fancy things for fancy chores.
What actually spends the most time in my hands? 99 cent #1s from the model train shop baby, no doubt at all. It's amazing how much faster you get past the tedious basecoating and onto the fun highlighting and details when you're not worried about hurting the brushes!