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hey guys i am new to this. looks very interesting, but before even learning how to play, i want to learn how to paint and make very good looking models.
ok now i dont know which 40k race to do, but i am really feeling chaos marines for a start. what do you think?
also what are all the tools i need for a complete warhammer station? i mean like every tool, brush, and kinds of paint, EVERYTHING
money isnt a problem, since i just got my first pay check
please help me out
for tools i would recommend some clippers (doesnt need to be GW brand) used to cut the plastic models from the frames (sprues). also, some CA zap-a-gab super glue, and some white glue and sand/static grass for basing. also some black primer is a must have
oh i forgot about 'green stuff' it consists of two parts- green and blue, and when mixed together you can use it to sculpt, fill gaps, or help thing stick together. GW sells it, and so do other brands
GW have recently released a modelling tool set, very cleverly just before Christmas
Check it out here: Citadel Tool Kit
It looks very nice, but IMHO it's overpriced and you can buy most of these items individually at your local hardware store for a fraction of the price. That said, this should give you a good indication of what you may (at very most) need to start modelling.
I'd also make sure that the clippers meet flat on one side, so they have a smooth side against the model. Some modelling files might also be helpful.
Best piece of advice I can give you is take your time. Neatness makes a huge difference to painting, more than any clever painting technique, and you should take your time to achieve this first.
No more NG spearmen, thanks! Now I need some pump-wagons!
Well, if you want to get complete complete I'd also recommend a dremel with the mini-wand attachment, it's great for cleaning things up and trimming models and plasti-card. You'll need a jewelers saw, a decent area to spray paint. AlWAYS PRIME YOUR MINI'S. You'll need a can of either Matte Varnish or Gloss Varnish depending on your preferences. I'd also recommend either a humidifier or dehumidifier depending on where you live to help keep your painting area at a stable humidity (it really helps with drying times etc).
They are right that GW tools etc are over priced but it is totally on your preference I've used both GW and non-GW for most of my tools and the only real differnece I've noticed has been in the brushes, I tend to prefer GW unless i'm painting a large surface area, i.e. tanks terrain etc. then I go with much less expensive brushes you can get at any craft or hobby store.
Another Great investment if you dont have a well lit area is a DayLight Lamp, it's a lamp with a special bulb that emits light that shows colors as they'd appear in daylight. I got mine for $20 US at Hobby lobby and it contains a 3x magnifying lense built into the lamp.
Depending on how skilled you are you may consider picking up an airbrush to work on your tanks, I personally dont know a whole lot about them, though I'm sure if you search the forums and articles on this or any other major warhammer forum you can find at least a dozen great articles about these wonderful painting tools (btw i'm told that 1-1 paint to rubbing alcohol is the ideal mix for these painting apparatus's (straight from GW))
Hope that helps, Happy Time Tripping.
If it hasn't been mentioned yet, a good set of files is nice. GW sells a set, but even better are the really tiny diamond needle files, and they're not that expensive.