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this is just a quick guide for painting genestealers nice and easy in minimal time.
Undercoat your genestealer with chaos black. (using spray paint is an excellent way of undercoating)
Next, using a practical sized brush, paint everything skull white in a thin oat so u have the base coat coming through a bit. with the armour on the genestealers, dont go in between the bone like bits. just paint across them. Same on the underside of the genestealer. (be careful around the claws when painting them bcause it stuffs up the next colour if they're white)(dont forget to paint the fave aswell)
get out your blood red paint and paint all the claws and stuff with it. then, paint the tonge and the eyes blood red with extremecare. Once thats done put a bit of red on some of the teeth points so it lookes like they're blood stained from battle.
after step three ure basically done, just base ure genestealer however u want and do a few tough ups.
THANKS FOR READING!!!
Ummm do you have any pics?
yeah i got can get some pics. except i dont know how to get them on to my comp. sooo yeah..... but u can just do the white bit then, if u dont like it, w8 till it dries then base coat it again whith chaos black.
By far the quickest way to get a damn effective looking nids is through dipping IMHO, apologies if this sounds critical, but your approach has little or no highlighting, the white is either going to be too thick or not cover the black in a single coat, no definatley take a look at dipping, and black and white with the odd bit of red dont really work for an effective colour cheme for nids IMHO, equally, teeth sit in gums, overwhich theyre are lips, they are continually washed by saliva, this keeps tehm cleanish, whilst it dont stop them getting covered in plaque, it does mean blood and bits of flesh are not elft on them encourgaing rot
Last edited by Cheredanine; April 18th, 2006 at 13:31.
Everything you have been told is a lie!
i know a better way
1 basecoat black
2 paint the ribs red gore
3 paint inner half blood red
4 paint final bit blazing orange
looks really cool, some people might have seen them at UKGD 05 on the tables, i know quite a few people have copied this design, including some of my club members:yes:
I really can't think of anything witty to say.
I've had great luck with dipping:
Spray white primer
paint basecoats a shade brighter then you'd regularly want
dip the model in minwax polyshades
spin the crap out of the mini with a drill
let sit for 24 hours.
I'm trying to get a good set of photos together, i'll update when i do.
thanks for the pointers guy's/gals. (i dont know, do i?)
What's minwax polyshades? Like ink? Won't dipping cause it to totally cover the basecoat?
it's a 2 in 1 wood stain and varnish. What happens is the the stain (dark pigments) tend to naturally go in the cracks, and the varnish stays all over. essentially, it's like doing a wash of dark ink, and protecting your mini with varnish all at once.
here's an archive of all things dipped (photos)
and here's a couple of threads discussing the technique.
Essentially, it saves time, but by trading off with precision (you're letting gravity decide where you want the stains) It works a lot better on minis that have an organic theme to them, thus a lot of people use it on 'nids and kroot specifically, though i've seen decent results with most things.
here's a photo of genestealers:
In fact, they look very similar to mine, only darker.
Last edited by king88mob; April 20th, 2006 at 20:03.