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So I've just started WH and I'm already stuck. Generally, I've gotten an idea of the colours I need as I'm painting the Order of Our Martyed Lady, but I'd like to know if I'm on the right track, and if I need anything else besides. Also, any ideas of the best size paintbrushes?

So my colours are:
Scab Red/Blood red/Blazing orange
Codex Grey
Brazen Brass
Catachan Green
Scorched Brown
Chaos Black
Boltgun metal
Midnight Blue
Shining Gold

Chestnut ink
Black ink
Red ink?
 

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Angel_of_Death said:
So I've just started WH and I'm already stuck. Generally, I've gotten an idea of the colours I need as I'm painting the Order of Our Martyed Lady, but I'd like to know if I'm on the right track, and if I need anything else besides. Also, any ideas of the best size paintbrushes?

So my colours are:
Scab Red/Blood red/Blazing orange
Codex Grey
Brazen Brass
Catachan Green
Scorched Brown
Chaos Black
Boltgun metal
Midnight Blue
Shining Gold

Chestnut ink
Black ink
Red ink?
Personally id add Skull White, Miithril Silver or chainmail, and a couple of the flesh paints to your basic paint pallette.

For brushes (GW) i use a Standard Brush, Detail brush and a fine detail brush..but ive just got myself some Windsor & Newton Cirrus brushes (similar in price to GW not the top spec ones) sizes 1,0, and 00
 

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I'll assume you're going to prime black (and thusly have the armor basecoat already done!). If so, those robes are going to give you nightmares, using GW reds over black. 5, 6, or more coats of Scab Red will be needed to cover the black...

I'd suggest Vallejo Model Color Burnt Cadmium Red as a base coat - it'll cover the black in a single pass. Then use Red Gore, or your Scab, as the first main highlight, and go from there. It'll save like... an hour per model.

Make sure to post pics!
 

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OK. My PC just froze up (again) so I lost my previous post. To summarize:
1. Gloss Varnish (if carefully applied) can make your sisters' armor "pop" in an instant. Just keep it to the black parts and use a very careful, thinned coat.
2. Scorched Brown can be a decent basecoat for dark red colors.
3. 1, 0 and 00 are good, but eventually you'll also need 5/0 (or 00000) for the uber-fine details. Make sure your brushes are not made with synthethic bristles but from natural hair.
5. SoB are some of the most detailed miniatures in the GW product range. Give them the best of your skills, don't rush the paintjobs and the final result will be very rewarding.
6. Remember to thin your paints. :p

PS. "Y"? Here? (backs out to check if the hell really froze over...)
 

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gah, disagree in principle to gloss varnish, I feel it relegates them to toys,

Theobold covered off the extra colours you need, although it does depend on your painting skills. personnaly I woulod add burnished gold, chestnut ink, fortress grey and another brown to his list

Brushes, any sable brush of appropriate size is fine, size depends on your painting skill.
 

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gah, disagree in principle to gloss varnish, I feel it relegates them to toys,
It really depends on how it is used. Same like that anyone can hold a paintbrush but it takes something more to make proper use of it.
Sprayed-on total gloss coat is indeed horrible and toylike, but when the varnish is used carefully you can get something like that:

Not as good as I intended (it was a test), but shows the basic principle at work.
 

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Hmmmm - I like it. I used blue ink for the whole armor and it looks cool, but maybe I could see how that gloss varnish will look on top of it...

As far as the advice - red over black primer is plenty of work. Consider brush-on primer, or even brown color as a base for the coats if you want to work them to ncce red color.
 

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I'm not planning to varnish it just yet...and I'll have to see how it turns out first before we get that far. As to the extra colurs, I'd be inclinded to agree with you all there. I do have skull white anyways, and was going to use it for the hair.

Just one question: Can you get grey and white over black primer?

And of course I'll get some pics up ASAP. I just need to finish painting them first
 

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OK you can paint pretty much anything over black, just takes a lot of coats, make sure you dilute your coats or it will look uneven
 

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Angel_of_Death said:
Also, any ideas of the best size paintbrushes?
It's not the size that matters... It's the tip. I use a large brush for practically everything except painting eyes. Larger brush means faster painting and a more even coat.
 
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