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I, being an flawed, substandard, shoddy and downright abysmal painter, have been wondering in what stages do you paint your models? Also, what parts of the body do you do first (to prevent ruining another part of the body)?
Depends which models you are reffering to and what colours that are being used... Please be a bit more specific...
Sorry. Ok. I was being general but let's say... a Wood Elf Spellsinger in natural earth tones but with a sort of snowy effect. If you haven't painted Wood Elves before how about a Goff-clan Ork Slugga Boy. If you haven't painted Orks either, what about a Biel-Tan Howling Banshee in its aspect colour.
Well, I have some Goffs lying around somewhere... I'm still not quite sure about what you're asking... Do you want to know the painting techniques used? Or the colours...? Or how to paint them? A step-by-step guide?
Well, I want to know:
1. What part of the body your paintbrush touches first.
2. What parts of the body do you do in order (for example, arms, eyes then shoes)
3. What order the techniques come in (like drybrushing first then washing the model down with ink ...etc.)
4. How you stop your model looking messy (from drybrushing or something)
EDIT: Oh, I might as well mention that I have about thirteen Citadel paint bottles, a really stuffed up brush (I drybrushed with it before I knew it damaged brushes) and a relative new brush. No inks or other fancy materials whatsoever.
Last edited by Schmeag; October 29th, 2005 at 13:45.
1. Usually the part which is the base colour of the mini. If painting orks I would prime the mini in black and then start off painting the skin green and then proceed with the clothing and armour.
2. If we're still taling orks I'd say skin, clothing, weapons... In my experience it is always best to wait with gluing the min together if it will complicate the painting part...
3. I usually start off with a watered down ink wash to make shading and when dry I highlight.
4. Drybrushing is only worth it on rought textures such as fur, hair and chainmail... Highlighting is best done by careful practice...
In general I paint a base coat over the entire miniature first. Usually I proceed after this point just like you would get dressed. I start with the skin, then clothes, weapons, etc.
I think doing the base coats first though helps make it easier to correct any mistakes.
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