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I just started collecting again and acctually trying to make my models look good
rather then just getting them on the field
2 thing i need to work on
-where to highlight
i only have 4 colors at the moment (Bone, white, light green, dark green forget the acctualy names lol)
but this is what i came out with
(not yet finished need to get some browns and a mettalic gold)
any advice you could give would be appreciated, such as defining when green and bone meet each other better, i found this very difficult and kept either not covering enough of the model or covering to much
note this is not primed, once i get some primer i will paint more models this is more of a test to practice some techniques
you should invest in some metallic paint, devlan mud, a grey color, and red for details.
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Second on the mud wash. It's dead easy to do, takes seconds per model, and the results are fantastic. Only caveat: It's easy to rely on washes to "finish" a model. You should ALWAYS follow up with some "cleanup" work with the original base color, followed by a highlight with a slightly lighter version of that color.
Do that, and people will oooh and aaah over your army!
[QUOTE=Epacs;1386690] such as defining when green and bone meet each other better, i found this very difficult and kept either not covering enough of the model or covering to much
The simple answer is to 'keep to the lines'.
By that, i mean, if you are painting a green gem on a bone back-ground, make sure you don't get any bone on the up-raised bit and you don't get any green on the flat bit. I can see that you haven't done this on part of your model, and that'll tend to detract from the overall awesomeness in the end.
To help you do this, use the right sized brush for the job, if it is a small fiddley bit, you should use a small brush, and vice versa.
Also to give youself control of the paint on the brush, use a basic palette and thin the paints, this'll hlp them flow more easily onto the spots you want.
And don't forgot, if you make a mistake, it isn't a ruined model, you can always got back over it and cover those accidents as though they never happened.
As for your limited paint selection, that can hamper things somewhat. However, I recommend that you should always have a black and a white, that way, whatever other colours you have can almost always change shade easy peasy, meaning you don't have to have five greens and no blues, reds or yellows, when for the same money you can have as many greens and blues and reds and yellows you like.
Saying that, I actually have about two sorts of each colour, as the GW reds don't like brightening with white (it goes a ghastly pink, I use a yellow to brighten it) and nor do the browns (they also seem to go a ghastly pinkif you add skull white, who'd have thunk). But for your basic needs, invest in a Chaos black (as well as those washes the others were mentioning, I've not tried them myself, but I've only heard good things).
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