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I'm thinking about getting a hellcannon, and was wondering if tips on how to paint them (or atleast better pictures of them) can be found in the Storms of Chaos Book (so I know whether or not I should buy the book right now).
If this is against the copyright, I'm sorry and I will remove this message, just please let me know if it is.
Last edited by Kage; February 27th, 2007 at 22:23.
It shouldnt be against copy right issues, but ive been wrong before. As for better pictures, all i can think about is an old issue of White Dwarf, but i would have to check for the isue number. Tips for painting that beast would be patience, patience, and more patience. If you want it to look good, you will have to highlight all the each and every faces, with due diligance. Im not sure if there is a specific color you want, because ive seen blues, reds, and even greens before. Just start with a darker version of what you want the color to be, and slowly make it lighter, while slowly paint less and less around the edges.
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If your post is not allowable under copyright, then I am going to personally kick GW in the nuts. If they're not willing for someone else to say, "Yes, check out page 72" or "No, but have you looked at the GW HoC site?" or "Have you tried Googling for images of a Hellcannon?", then they're dafter than I already thought.
It's like saying, Hey don't spend your time thinking about our product and how you're going to paint the one you already bought?
Anyhow, to answer your question, I don't know, but I can bet you can figure it out.
When a model is utterly new to me, I spend some time studying it. During the filing and sanding process, I pay attention to the details and the feel of the model (I do mean how the model feels to my fingers and hands) and figure out what all the details and parts are. This will sounds stupid, but sometimes, it's like solving a puzzle. Oh, I see what that is. The sculptors add their own little flourishes, and they aren't always obvious.
Then I think about how those pieces would appear in real life and how they will appear on the gaming table.
As for your model, I'd definitely prime it black; otherwise, you're going to spend a lot of time inking and worrying about nooks and crannies.
Figure out if you want to paint any of it before you assemble it. I use putty to cover parts of models that I don't want primed, so that I can glue at that spot or do some other work.
Also, have you used green \stuff before? You'll want to fill gaps on a model like that. It should be fairly easy with such a textured model. I first used a wet toothpick for simple gap filling and eventually bought modeling tools, which do work better. Make sure you do this before you prime the parts.
I don't know if you've large-scale models before (hah, that's a joke...large-scale miniatures), but my advice is to plan ahead. I wish I had thought about that damned Black Coach more in advance than I did. Maybe it wouldn't be sitting in pieces right now.
Games Workshop - Storm of Chaos
This is the GW online site on how to build and paint a Hellcannon.
I think GW will have to let you look at it, it being the official GW website (US).
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Okay thanks, I was just wondering because the site offers tips for purple, and even though I am tzeentch, I'd rather have one look like how they show them in the shop.
Thanks for the pictures btw, I thought I had already checked google, but I guess not. Lol, I think I want to get a bit better at highlighting before I attempt it (I don't wanna have burnt a ton of cash to pay for it and then end up screwing it up beyond repair [its bad enough on small heroes that are a quarter of the price to make them look ugly]).
But anyways, those pictures really help, unlike the GW pictures, they actually show it from closer than a mile away at an awkward angle, lol :w00t: .
Any recommendations on how to paint it that way (such as colors to mix and highlight with?)
Last edited by Kage; February 28th, 2007 at 20:40.