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I'd just like to pop my forum cherry and say a thankyou to this community, I have just returned to painting 40k mini's after a 17yr abscence omfg, my son found some of my old wip and paints and his intrest has re-fired mine. What a great shared hobby - beats the hell out of the digital zomby era.
I have to say thanks as this is possibly the most supportive and together community I have seen in any forum, the advice is constructive,positive and well presented.... i signed up with 101 questions but with a good catch up on posts I have managed to answer all but.
I practice thinning my paints (i have tried the 'ol soapy water trick and this helped) but i find they start to dry up and become a little unreliabel, what i want to know is ... is it best to just use smaller ammounts (problem for big mixes) or are some palletts/surfaces better to mix on than others?
I will be sure to post my 1st and 2nd figs when i have finished.... intresting as the first is pre-reading up on this site, so my second (chaplain) should show significant improvements.
On a slight side note, i have some really really old figs that seem to be proper retro style now... is there any use for these other than making me feel older lol
Kinda share the sentiment in the OP's message, refreshing to find a fairly mature & informative forum that's actively moderated. The fact I may be spending too much time on here at work is not LO's fault at all though, that's mine
you could use Vallejo Model Colour Drying Retarder, it's pretty cheap and goes a long way. A couple of drops and it keeps your paint wet for longer, ideal for wet blending, or painting in hot humid conditions.
Link to buying drying retardant in the UK
Also, thank you very much for your kind words.
We have a good member base here at LO, and hopefully with your help, that'll continue to expand and grow! If you have any questions or need any help, please just ask.
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Wow, and prompt responses to boot, thanks guys.
Gareth just what i was after, but i must stress.... manchester UK is no hot humid place well maybe just scrapes hot about 10 days of the year. Could you say are there any other essentials i should grab from Vallejo? i see the brand mentioned quite a lot, but i live very close to a gw so they're easier to acquire for me.
oooo.... old mini's are sooooo much fun, and they have all kinds of uses, First of all if you are pulling mini's from 17yrs ago then you are going to get alot of ooo's and aaahhh's because people will have never seen them, heh I am actually in the process of turning some old death company marines into legion of the damned and some kid at the shop the other day pulled one out and was like "wow this is a really cool model, where did you get it?" I just smiled and said "yea i think i got that about 8 yrs ago when they made them."
So yes in short old models are always nice, having OOP things sets you in a higher level of player, I mean hell there are people right now that are paying full retail for OOP necron models just because they are OOP...
Slaanesh, god of the beer goggles
I also use the soapy method (and a bit of retarder).
I use a wet pallette too, and that seems to work for me, but it took a while to get the consistencies right.
I also don't use too much at a time, so that if it does dry, I haven't lost lots of paint.
Good luck, and I look forward to seeing your (and your son's) models.
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oh oh... I love oop models. Reminds me of days past... drooling over a copy of whitedwarf when I was 12 knowing I couldn't afford most of what I looking at...
hehe yeah, i was quite gutted to find a lack of modern squats/ratling snipers and true comedy value orcs..... must say though the style of space marine has changed quite a bit compared to some of the older ones.... some of my Xmas marines from gawd knows when look like they were modelled by a different company alltogether they look so different....
Couldn't believe half of my original paints and all inks were still in good condition, even though they have just sat in a cupboard for a decade lol.
Will post pics as soon as i can, i will probably be a regular on the site, although atm i don't have many expertise to share... just drain you all dry