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Hey I need some help with painting a thousand sons army or a death guard army. I just got into this hobby about a month ago and my stuff looks like crap. So If someone could lend me so tips I would really apprecatie it. Thank you
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kk it took me over two years to learn to paint anything at table top quality (beause i had to figure out qall the techniques by myself so here are my top tips
1. always undercoat your modgdel with spraypaint (my favorite color for this is black)
2. drybrushing is your freind!!!
3. dont put the model completly together before painting, just enough so that you can tell what is what
4. dont skimp on colors that you will need just 1 color almost always looks bad.
5. get loads of different sized paintbrushes
6. RELAX!!! It takes lots of practice so just keep painting and dont worry. :yes:
PS if you need more advice just drop a message into my folder
One of the things that truly helped me when I started painting minis was going to a GW store and allowing one of the red shirts to teach me how to paint properly.
With this help the first minis I ever painted looked better than what most beginners could do.
Its one thing to read up on how to paint, but its another to be taught how to paint in person. I suggest you go to a local GW store, I'm sure they will be willing to help you out.
Rather than ask for general help - it is usually best to post pictures ask for specific help with a problem you are having and then work that problem out before moving on to something new. If you try too many things at once it could become confusing.
Some general things to look at:
Ask lots of questions. make sure you ask as specific as possible.
Try new things. Experiment and see how things look. This is a great way to find a technique you find to be effective and easy.
Never paint out of the pot - always water your paint down. It is better to have to do several layers than have 1 bad layer...
practice practice practice... While there are some very talented painters who started yesterday - most have painted for a very long time. I myself have been painting for over 20 years (off and on...) My first figures definitely do not look like they do now. Most peoples don't. Be releived that the internet is a great source of feedback, constructive criticism, and information. Don't be afraid to post your work.
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Here's a tip - run now!!!!
however, if you are inclined to persist with this hobby, then the three things that will generally save you from scorn are:
1. Neatness - A neatly painted (between the lines, just like your kindergarten teacher taught you) miniature will always look better than a poorly painted one with all the bells and whistles attached.
2. Basic highlighting - OK, shading, washes, blending, etc all make a mini look great. But if you're not up to that stage yet, highlighting the edges will make your mini look a lot better.
3. Colour Wheels - Learn your colours. Learn which colours compliment each other and keep schemes simple. Nothing looks worse than a mini that has the colour co-ordination of a pre-school kid finger painting.
And of course, post pictures of your mini's and seek specific advice to the painting problems you face. You will get plenty of help if you just ask.
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