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ok, everythings in place for the base core units (few guardians and some aspect warriors) my friends grabbing a few IMP guard inf, so in basics we are starting from the ground up, play with only inf for a bit learn how its done grab some support ect ect
NOW painting this stuff looks to be more fun than a barrel of monkeys soo:-
*spraying on the fraim or after being based, what works best in your exp?
*thinking to go for a black spray for eldar guardians - painting shadow gray on the white areas and working up to skull - dark angels green on the green areas working up to snot green... sound about right?
even got an electron microscope handy and a single pubic hair ready for painting them. never done 6mm mod painting before so just looking for a few tips before I go in and balls it all up >.<
you people DO paint this stuff right?
Not exactly. I plan on dipping my bases (in inks and liquidified paint, not raw paint!) , then simply highlight details.Originally Posted by Pestigor
my main fear with starting to deal with this is that in spraying them I can see myself loseing alot of detail. the detail is just so fine on epic inf
My recommendation, dont paint details. Just paint the big parts of the models. For the Eldar guardians, just apint their helmets and guns and they will look fine. The models are simply too small, unless you want to take 2 hours on each model.
I do my guardians fairly quick (around 30 min on each stand included basing). I do their armour liche purple and then warlock purple, helmets regal blue, enchanted blue, ice blue, weapons black with a green line across and the bases bestial brown with some grass.
Quick and easy.
Depending on how you paint them I can give you some tips and tricks. I will asume you do them Biel-Tan.
Spray gently white (about two quick passes on the front and the back) and fill in the armour with some more white. Paint the guns black and the helmet snot green and then wash the armour with a light grey (codex would be right). Keep the wash thin. Base it and you are done!
I on the other hand take a lot of time over painting, a couple of thoughts come to mind:
1. Provided you are careful spraying basecoats is fine, you wont lose detail
2. black basecoat to white topcoat is a complete Â£$"Â£%^ because the white wont give good coverage, it will take many coats, I would recomend one of 3 other techniques:
A) use a grey basecoat, GW are bring out their shadow grey again for example although to be hones that is rather dark and will still take a lot of coats to get good coverage
ink washes with very watered down black ink after a very light basecoat, this will give you pretty decent black lining and help with shading
C) specifically black line with watered paint and/or Gauche, but be aware the undersuits are not particularly concealed
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