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So you might've seen a couple of extremely blurry pictures of models I painted back when i collected a LONG time ago. However, I never really painted and being so young was never really interested in sitting down for very long to do so. My painting experience equated to a few half finished models.
Anyhow, without further ado I give you my first projects in chronological order. Please note that as I don't actually PLAY WH yet I'll simply be trying to learn as much as possible and try out techniques.
Feel free to be harsh and give tips and advice.
I also dont have any but these are going to mainly be my next purchases:
A pot of black paint that works. Not sure why, perhaps it was too watered down and something into it but it just goes on and shrivels into water droplets. Makes for a nightmare since i dont have any primer yet.
The new washes
A large ammount of paints released in the past 6-7 years : (However I'm going to go with vallejo)
Without further procrastination here are the first models :
Please note they are all WIP and could likely all benefit from some touch ups but I'm trying to power on and learn as much as possible in the limited time i have ( I'm doing my highers/A levels)
1ST model : SM Tact ( Model was rescued from someone who quit ages ago. They really love to paint plastic glue onto their models it seems. Likely going to strip this and sand it in the future.
Note the helmet was painted a long time ago and I feel i could do a much better job now with it. (and was never finished anyway.)
Things like the chest skull/coils etc havent been painted as I said these are WIP
Techniques 'learned' ->
- Minor attempt at blacklining
- Basic highlights
PS - No i didnt do that to the base lol
2ND model: Terminator. Ye Olde' style.
- Belt etc not finished/started. (eyes too)
- More progressive highlighting
- More effective blacklining ( However I havent had a chance to clean up the black lines yet)
- Magnetising models
Main thing learned so far:
I need to water my paints down more
3RD model - Dreadnought
DEFINITELY needs alot of cleaning/touch up but I just wanted to show my first attempts and get some CnC
- Very first try at Wet blending.
Please cnc etc. Hope you enjoyed seeing the works of a newb. The aim for me is simply to improve
Last edited by silentdeathz; March 28th, 2009 at 17:35.
A couple of things, first I commend your bravery in putting your first attempts to improve out there in the public domain- I know it will pay off. Secondly I think your actually doing very well!
In terms of what you said you were going to buy I definately advocate getting the washes, they are very good. The foundation paints are well worth investing in too.
Personally I use a mixture of GW and Vallejo paints and find they mix and match well.
In terms of the problem you are having with applying the black undercoat the undercoat sprays are invaluable, and I also find Vallejos Black superior to Citadels in terms of coverage. A good tip if you have this problem, where the pain tends to pool and not cover the metal/plastic is to mix a small (and I mean small) amount of detergent (such as washing up liquid) into the paint on a pallette etc (I use the plastic parts of blister packs) prior to applying- you'll find it covers the mini far better.
Keep it up, i'm interested to see you continue to improve- your going the right way
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Thanks for the washing up liquid tip, I've only used that for inks sofar but didnt realise it worked for paint too.
I'll also definitely be buying vallejo black paint then. Atleast that way i cant spill it everywhere so easily
Please let me know what you guys think of the red shoulder.
Originally i simply did it as a colour test however I quite like it. The blending is NOT finished and still looks very streaky but its the overall colour in relation to the scheme Im focusing on here.
Last edited by silentdeathz; March 29th, 2009 at 23:08.
Just out of curiousity, why is that terminator torso on...backwards?
Overall, you got a good collection here, but I gotta give you props for being gutsy enough to put your attempts at wet-blending up here for all to see. I'm not as brave as you
Basically, it just happened to be turned that way.
I'm not THAT dense
E : Thx Canew My biggest problem is simply not forgetting to get a handle on the basics and trying to juggle this round my exams and such. Only 3 unit exams this week. Not too bad but not looking forward to the finals lol
Last edited by silentdeathz; March 30th, 2009 at 15:06.
Sorry for so few updates. I've been a bit busy. I'll get some more stuff up later.
My first attempt at painting a cloak/cloth.
Front really needs a few more layers.
Done at about 3am however and now I see it in daylight theres lumps I didnt clean off prior to painting -.-'
Ahwell. You dont really notice it unless you look as close as the photos. The camera also doesnt like smooth transitions on red and has made them look a bit less smooth than they are.
Wow, that cloak looks great! You are doing very well for a beginner. I am quite jealous actually. Keep it up!
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