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Right so all the painting i've ever done kinda sucks alot, so i've just read a thread about inking and washes and high lights n what not.
But I still don't know how to use them why people use them and what they do, i have this thing for do being able to paint eyes too even on my ogres and damn it i've got a 4000 point army and it frankly looks ridiculous, so any hints tips or what ever would be great
Can we see some of your work? This makes it easier to identify technical flaws and give guidance on a single model level which can be scaled up and applied to other models afterwards.
Unfortunately the best way to show you how to do this is to demonstrate it in person. The best way to do this is by going into your local GW and asking someone there to show you how they do it. The staff are usually pretty good at painting anyway, so will be able to point you in the right direction if no-one else can. Apart from that, have a look through the painting section and try to pick up some hints and tips on the way. Most people will happily share with you how they painted things, in fact most people are just looking for the opportunity to show off about their handiwork, so will prattle on about it down to the minute detail. Just don't tell them I said that.
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ok, but how about telling me how inks washes ect work and whats there purpose
They aree designed to shade or stain the area they are brushed over. You brush a small amount over and it will pool in the recesses and slightly stain the surface. They speed up painting so much.
Last edited by Sir Spamalot; May 25th, 2009 at 11:31.
Inks and washes are used for definition on a miniature. By this, I mean its a quick method to shade an area. You apply the wash and it gravitates towards the recesses of an area, this is due to how its made. Its very handy for batch or quick painting, but works for almost any job.
The GW wash range is very good, it can be used straight out of the pot or you can add a bit of water, its all up to your tastes. I would suggest you buy a couple and test them out. The best way to learn is to do.
so your saying just buy some and give it a bash?
Yes. Remember, you don't need a lot on your brush because when you put it on your model most of the wash will come off the brush at once. After that, just spread it around evenly.
ok, so when would i use washes
To shade cloth, szhade armour, basically anything that has a lot of detail, Like I said it can also stain the surface if you start with a light colour(white, grey ect) then wash with a colour, blue for example, you'll end up witha professionally shaded pastel blue armour/cloth or whatever it was. It also makes faces look ace.
any idea how i could possibly paint the eyes?
and is the "How to paint Citidel Minitures" worth buying?