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    What do I really need to start?

    Ok, I'm starting Warhammer Fantasy as Empire. Part of the reason why Warhammer drew me in is the painting of the army. I'm a little confused though as to the supplies I'm actually going to need. As I don't have $ flowing out of my ears this is just to get started, I'll be doing bases with time. I'm doing an Averland theme using yellows and blacks.

    Starting list:

    Metal File set (or 3 files, flat end, triangle end, "crescent moon" end all fine tooth)
    Black spray can of Primer
    White spray can of Primer
    Zap-A-Gap glue

    Brushes 2 sets - 0, 1, 2 sizes (one set for metals)
    Gloss (for a wash I'll be using)

    Paint: (Going with the "V" brand that matches GW paint names)
    Golden Yellow
    Sunburst Yellow
    Bad Moon Yellow

    Mithril Silver
    Chainmail
    Dwarf Bronze (For artillery)
    Burnished Gold (For artillery)
    Brazen Brass*

    Chaos Black
    Fortress Grey
    Boltgun Metal*

    Dwarf Flesh
    Bronzed Flesh
    Elf Flesh

    Empty mixing pot for wash
    Finishing Varnish


    * - Paints I may not get immediately. Am I forgetting anything?


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    The only thing missing is probably Ink. Maybe you should look for a Flesh wash or Chestnut ink. To give the face some more depth and lining.

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    For a start not bad.

    I would add some flat snips to your basic tools list. These are great for removing plastic pieces from the sprue. I would avoice twisting them off the sprue as that usually gouges out the plastic. After you snip them from the sprue use an X-Acto knife to trim any raised areas and scrape mold lines (actually easier than using a file).

    To the paint I would add:

    White
    gunmetal - this is darker than chainmail and makes an excellent base to metal.
    Smoke - This is a great glaze to "age" metal, darken things, etc. Very multi-purposeful.

    Some peripheral ideas for colors would be:

    Pale flesh - great for adding the lightest highlights to flesh
    Dark Skintone, Beasty brown, earth - basically most of the browns are great for shading, earth tones, etc. Browns make and excellent base coat for yellow as well.

    I would look into picking up an accent color. Something for the little details on the figure.

    Depending how far you want to immerse yourself into this hobby there is pretty much no end to what you can aquire. Various flocks, sand, etc. inks, plasticard, etc. etc. etc.

    Welcome to the hobby and please share your work!

    Cheers,

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