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I will build a color up fro base to highlight before moving on the next.
I put down all of my base colors, then all of my shading, and then all of my highlights
I would just like to get some feedback on batch painting. In many howto's that I have ready I see many people will start with one color and build that color all the way up. (Go through all of the steps, such as shading and highlighting) I for one will do all of my basecoats and then I will do all of my shading and then, all of my highlighting. I know that everyone has their own painting style, so I am not looking for the best way to paint.
What's right is what works for you...
Personally, if I am doing a load of models, I build up all the base coats, then the shading/highlighting...this is quicker but doesn't give such a great finish...although definitely table top...
If I'm doing a centrepiece, or an elite squad, then i do each model individually...
Hope that helps
most of the time i do a bit of both
i do all the base colors then start to highlight each one
though when doin batches i do base then shading then highlighting on everything
Yep, standard troop models or large units and I go down the route of Basecoat -> Shade -> Highlight.
On centrepiece/elite/important models i'll go through each stage on one model before doing another.
I don't batch paint. I have painters' OCD for perfection, but, I do paint skin all the way, then armor all the wa through, and then clothes and details. So you could say that i finish a section before I move on.
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I do it by painting one colour and them moving on to the next. My Tyranids start with getting the exoskeleton, skin areas first then I do the joints, tubes and the ribcage. After that I do weapons, biomorphs and lastly I do the carapace. Because I like to do lots of drybrushing on my models and then stain them with inks it is easier to leave the raised areas like carapace to last. Details like eyes and tongues can be done when it's most practical on a particular model. However I must point out that I do take my time with painting, even my batch models have to be done in just a way that I want or I'm not happy. I think what suits you is best and working out a way to do it all in one go may be what's best for you.
Last edited by Leech; February 22nd, 2009 at 16:00.
I have unsteady hands, so my order is more like:
Basecoat each color
Fix overwashed areas
Fix errant brushstrokes from highlight
Go back and do details I missed.
Sigh and move on.
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I go through all of one color before moving on to the next. I play Chaos so, at least, I don't have to go through a lot of models. Things would be different if I played Orcs and Goblins
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Thanx for all of the comments people. For those of you that just work on one area at a time, would you say that you get better results? Is it faster or slower?