First, Welcome to the Dark City and the True Kin!
- @CrispyRice wrote:
- - How to strip the paint from the minis? I haven't painted the Venom yet, but the Archon and Warrios definitely need to be stripped down for another go
I use Pine sol (or equivalent). It's an American company so I'm not sure if it's available there, but it is a good solvent for paints and presents no risk to plastic models or their bases. Give em a soak for a day or two and an old toothbrush will take the paint off.
[quote]- What would you recommend to add to my existing force? Combat Patrol seems _really nice_ though I would want to paint my models that I already have before adding in more. I like Kabals, Covens and Wych Cults, would love to have em all at some point. But shooting is more my style.[quote]
When you're just getting into the game, I'd recommend largely just sticking to what models you like and proxy other units until you buy them. Basically everything in this codex is good with very few exceptions.
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- - Paint Scheme, honestly this is my biggest hurdle when it comes to hobby. I SUCK at painting so any and all tips would be more than welcome. I understand no-one can decide my scheme but I need ideas. It has to be "Evil and dark" but not too dark meaning like all Black. And I don't wanna copy the GW scheme either. One idea I had (saw this from the internet) was a black armor and red highlights? Perhaps it could contrast well and it kinda gives an evil vibe. And would you use Contrast paints? They look pretty handy but I have no experience with em since they weren't around during my last time.
Edge lining is a pretty common way to paint the army and makes us pop on the tabletop with all our overlapping scale-plate armor. I've got a system for it which is pretty easy to pull off on anything except vehicles:
-Base layer: 50/50 black+whatever color you decide on (I've don't this on red, green, blue, and purple)
-Layer 2 covers every armor edge: 25/75 black+color
-Layer 3 covers every sharp angle and any edge facing your source of light: straight base color
-Layer 4 covers every sharp angle: 75/25 base color+ghost grey
-Layer 5 covers every sharp angle facing light source: 50/50 base color+ghost grey.
-(Optional) ink of your chosen color
I recommend highlighting with ghost grey over white because white has a tendency to turn vibrant colors into sort of a pastel color ghost grey is a very light shade of blue and does more for the extreme highlights.
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- -Magnetizing, what kits would you magnetize and how? Definitely the guns on the Raiders and Ravagers+the Sails but what else? The troops probably don't need it? I would like my army to be as WYSIWYG as possible (just my personal preference)
Magnets are great. I use them all over. Weapons, sails, flight stands, and I use small ones on squad leaders. Sometimes you have 5 points for a random blast Pistol.
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- -Do you paint the flying stands on vehicles? Was wondering about this with my Venom.
I don't like the way it looks. Since you get 2 flight stands with everything that flies, I glue a stem to the vehicle and insert (but don't glue it) into the base. Then prime and paint/base it all. Then once I'm done painting, I clip the stem off right below top, remove it from the base and throw it away. Then Iput a magnet on the vehicle. Then I cut the top off the unused stem, glue it into the finished base, and glue a magnet to the top.
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- -How do you tune your Wyches/Warrios to field them as Trueborn/Bloodbribes? Any way to make them stand out from the crowd?
I haven't done a Bloodbrides conversion, but when I do, it'll be a mix of Daughters of Khaine from Age of Sigmar and wych pieces. My Trueborn use the scaled capes, torsos, and heads of the old Dark Elf Corsairs from Warhammer Fantasy (I think they still sell them for Aos???) with kabalite legs, arms, and gear.