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PostSubject: The Ghosts of the Webway   Fri Apr 06 2018, 06:34

Hi all
This first post is some photos of stuff I have painted, I am looking to improve my painting as I bought an eBay lot with tons of stuff. Please tell me any tips, I am starting to take my time more, which is helping, but I'm still not that happy with the result. My colour scheme us similar to ss82's, except with tribal markings and inverted vehicle black and metal. This thread will eventually morph into a plog as I post more.




I am particularly struggling with vehicles, the edge highlighting is hard, although I am reasonably happy with the weathering. I also have a brush dilemma, as my smallest brush is a GW layer, so I'll get some more soon.


Also the black bases are unpainted.

My current method is:
Black spray
Leadbelcher base on metallic parts
Beige base on skin, bone, pouches
Blue base on hair
Black wash
Moot green base on vials, tubes, poision, insignias, eyes

Should I apply layers after the wash? Should I edge highlight the metal? So many questions... thanks in advance!

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PostSubject: Re: The Ghosts of the Webway   Fri Apr 06 2018, 07:24

First I am not a good painter, so take my advise with a bag of salt.

First thing,
I also have a problem with it and with a lot of stuff I do not care, so don't take it as a must, just something that will improve the painting. Sometimes you might wish to do a second layer over the first, expecially the green on black, now you can see the big painting stripes.
Also some of the models look slightly mottled/spotted, I think this could be because you painted miniatues who were already painted, but it could also be that your black base spray was not completely fine (possibly because of not shaking the can, the weather being very hot or humid, or keeping the can to close to the models and spraying to thick) although it seems to be mostly with metal parts so it could also be your leadbelcher paint (although it looks similar to my figures when the base spray went wrong).
Then on to your questions
You can apply a layer after the wash, but keep it thin, if you feel enthousiastic, you might wish to do wash (a brown/ or a different colour) on the leather/skin and you can still ad a layer if you want to make it more vivid and bright.
The same goes for the edge highlight, I think the models look really great with it and if you take a slightly lighter metal you can get a good effect, although it will make the edges look sharper and will also make the models slightly more shiny (which can be a good or a bad thing depending on what you like).
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PostSubject: Re: The Ghosts of the Webway   Fri Apr 06 2018, 07:31

thanks for the reply, i think the spotty base coat was from a combination of spraying too much, and hot weather (I sprayed that in the summer, and in australia it gets pretty hot and humid).

i'll definitely try layering, and an edge highlight when i get a smaller brush and more paints.

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PostSubject: Re: The Ghosts of the Webway   Fri Apr 06 2018, 11:36

A suggestion if you can;t be bothered with too much effort, is to simply spray a base colour, and then apply a wash/ink. That'll give you some layering and a tiny bit of hghlight without too much extra hassle (or the need for even more paints and brushes).
Washes can be your best friend.
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PostSubject: Re: The Ghosts of the Webway   Sat Apr 07 2018, 01:00

Built 10 wyches, the hekatrix and wych weapons are magnetized.



Still have 10 more to do...



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PostSubject: Re: The Ghosts of the Webway   Mon Apr 09 2018, 10:03

Wyches painted, reavers built and painted. Tried layering, although only being able to wash and use the base as a layer hasn't done much, but is better than nothing.





Planning to get some more paints soon...

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