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Well I searched this forum and didn't see how to paint the eyes so here I go with the question.
Well lately I have tried to touch up on my painting big time but I really don't know how to paint the eyes good. So now my quesiton comes how do you paint the eyes well on any of the models. Specifically eldar and space marines.
Thanks for the Help.
Well here's a link to a guide for painting space marine eyes.
Space Marine Eyes
Other than that I can't help you very much because I'm not good at it either.
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well i have bought a small paint brush for $20 and it works wonder with eyes.
to paint space marines eyes i firstly i paint a coat of red gore then with a 40-60 mix of blazing orange and blood red highlight the edges.
PS: i kn ow that the paint brush can be bought from most GW's
hope this helps =D
Brushes - go to an art supplier. I dont buy any brushes from GW because they're overpriced and have limited sizes.
I get my brushes (sable mostly) through my local art supply store which tends to have more variety in brush size and makes and usually for half the cost.
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Yeah, as Phormio mentioned, go to an art supply store and have a look.
My wife got me some new brushes for Christmas. One of them is a Loew-Cornell 18/0 brush. Loew-Cornell is the brand name and 18/0 is the size, apparently. I don't really know what the numbers mean, but I know it works. Also don't really know what they cost, as I mentioned earlier, they were a gift. Another thing I dig about them is they have good sized handles. Seems like most companies, the handles get smaller as the brushes do, but L-C gives you a nice fat handle to hold on to.
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I usually use the 20-0 brush (not sure either what the numbers mean). The brush costs less than $5.00 at my local hobby shop. I can buy any brush for less than $5.00, and I use high quality brushes.
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The size of the brush really isn't as important as the tip. You want a very good tip for painting eyes. If your brush is frayed at all that will hamper your painting.
A good way to control the shaking in your arms/hands is to place your elbows on the table while you paint as well as taking a deep breath and holding it while painting on the miniature.
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I'm fully in agreement with Slorak on this, you can paint eyes absolutely fine with a GW fine detail brush if it is in decent condition, and you have suitably watered your paints etc.
Are you talking about painting eye lenses (as in, the eyes on SM helmets), or eyes on bare heads? Bare heads are a bit harder, because you are trying to paint white over a dark, shaded area, that is also indednted into the model. Basicaly, you just need to try and steady your hand with your other hand, the desk, whatever. If you don't get it right first time, paint over it, and try again =)
As for the various 18/0 20/0 sizes, it is directly referring to brush sizes, there is no definite standard for how big this is.
Basicly, 18/0 = 18 zeros in a line. The more zeros, the smaller the brush size. I generally use brushes between size 3 and 0, and the smallest I use is 000 (for very small freehand, and very fine detailing).
Wkikpedia explains it *here*
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