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1. Tyranid WiP Test model, Need suggestion for gun colours.
2. My chaplain, rescued from the bin! Sent to me from england, found him literally as a blob of black paint, CUT the paint off (i dont have stripper) and repainted hi, had problems like more of the detail was clarted and so longer showed, picture of his front didnt come out, nothing special though, his chest was badly clarted and so shows little detail. Suggestions WELCOME!
Edit : Pics taken with my phone, my hand isnt steady enough for good pictures
Btw, Looks like my paints too think, the white paint was solid as a rack and was crushed down and mixed with water the other paints are ok, its just the fact he has like 3 coats of paint and condition i got him in
Last edited by silentdeathz; August 18th, 2006 at 12:45.
The gaunt gun would look cool if painted the same colour as the guant flesh and carapace. But if you're going for a different colour, and wanted an insectoid look, then you can't go wrong with black... plus black will go with anything at least thats what my gf tells me when she buys a new black dress every other week... and shes right it does go with anything... looks great on my bedroom floor!
The chaplain, really would benefit from stripping and starting again. You can buy methelated spirits and other solvent based liquids for a couple of quid from any good hardware store.
Originally Posted by Gareth
I could, but there would be a whole army to do, cant be bothered with it tbh, will just leave it as that and have a sucky looking 90% of my bt army :wacko:
Also note, the legs etc look lumpy, they are not. Its jsut my hand shaking from phone camera. The white is tho, basically all but the black is.
If you ever get married you will find the black dresses in the closet rather than the bedroom floor more often than not! :wacko:
At any rate back on topic:
I agree with Gareth you should look into stripping the figures. Since you say 90% of them are in this condition - I ask you - Why do you want to settle for a sub par army? I am guessing that since you have them already painted that you bought them used off of somebody - but you still spent money on the right? Sure it might take longer but someday you will respect them more if you painted them the way you wanted them to be rather than just rush jobbed them.
If you interests are not in painting them - why bother with them at all? Just my thoughts...
As for the tyranid - that color is creeping me out. It is coming across as a bastardization of a human with the dark flesh skintone! :w00t: Very wierd!!!! I can almost see painting the carapace on his head with black lines to represenent hair and then painting a little mustache on him! As for weapon colors stick with something that is organic looking. Flesh colors etc. Gareth's girlfriend is right black does go with everything!
What does that mean about the nidOriginally Posted by slorak
Also i only buy new models, got these free :yes:
I meant that the skin looks very human in its coloration. Since it is obviously a monsterous creature it just looks creepy. Nothing wrong with it. Just my thoughts. Me personally - I would go with a different color - but if you like it that is all that really matters in the end.
As for the marines - even if they are free I would want to strip them. It is really hard to improve your painting or really even enjoy the figures if they look all lumpy and the details are distorted. Like I said before why bother even painting them at all or trying to scrape the paint off with a blade when you don't really care about the outcome. You are doing yourself a disservice by not trying things like stripping the figures properly and painting them. If these figures are free this is an excellent opportunity to try new things.
Just my thoughts. I still stand behind stripping the figures. If you yourself don't have access to the materials necessary to strip them you might want to talk to your parents about them. Do a search and you will find several topics on stripping.
Originally Posted by slorak
How does red gore with blood red high light and red ink look human :wacko:
Must be your pictures then. It looks like dark skintone to me (more of a brown/flesh color). But if its red...
I think it was the yellow light from the lamp, raining today and wasnt enough light really, (as usual in scotland )
Also im kinda pissed, cos in the picture the highlights look worse than they really do
Odd thread, talk about dresses and stripping, human flesh and all. I'm near married (same GF since 15 years) so I'm with Slorak, enjoy them now Gareth...Carpe noctum.
Before I had stripped any plastic models I thought it to be very hard work but it really is not. It's much much worse to try to clean them with a blade, I assure you and the chemicals needed are very cheap, so I strongly suggest you try it.
It makes painting old minis no different from painting new ones. If one is lucky the glue will dissolve too and voilÃ*! you can even reposition it with little effort.
Since I think you take your painting more serious then you claim to do I would also recommend you to get a new white. Other paits can be of pretty bad quality and still serve it's purpouse but white is rather sensetive.
If you really can't afford it you could use the disadvantage as a quality and rty to make any imperfections on the model to look like battledamage and plain usage. Like the TEmplars has spent a long time without a Techmarine and their armours are all rusty and dirty, some metal shining through here and there.