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ive been practicing painting some of mt friends tau fire warrior squads. but theres somethin always wrong. they always get to gunky. how can i paint a model and make smooth?
Thin down your paints either using an ink or just plain old water. A very simple way of doijng it but it works for me.
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Painting is actually done alot differently than what it seems. The entire thing is done in gradual levels, and there's many really simple techniques that you should read up on, or talk to the GW people about.
As far as the gunkiness goes, you should get a piece of plasticy stuff (I use an over-head projector sheet) and glob a couple of brushfuls on it. Then dab your paint brush in water, and mix it in with the paint on the sheet.
This will eliminate the gunkiness of the models, and it'll also prevent your paints from going dry.
Always thin your paints if you can help it. putting even a bit of water helps a lot to make your paints smoother. I painted firewarriors and have the same problem, untill i thinned the paint.