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Levitas
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PostSubject: 3 colors good - Getting an army done quickly   3 colors good - Getting an army done quickly I_icon_minitimeFri Feb 17 2012, 15:53

Painting an army is a daunting thing. We all want those beautiful eavy metal armies that gleam in the dexes and white dwarves.

For the rest of us we just want to get paint on there, and avoid an army looking like its been dipped. It still requires time, but with a few lil tricks you can get them on the table. If your going to a 'con that requires painted minis then this might help.

I use the 3 colors approach. Basically pick the most dominant area, then the second most and finally a spot color. On my marines this was the power armor, the metalics and the eyes or flesh.

Then you want to wash those areas. Then the last important part is to paint the base, because as gamers we associate a finished base with a finished model. This combines with the 3 washed colors to fool the eye when viewed from a distance.

You can then go back at a later date and finish the models, but this method gets painted minis on the table pretty fast.

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PostSubject: Re: 3 colors good - Getting an army done quickly   3 colors good - Getting an army done quickly I_icon_minitimeFri Feb 17 2012, 15:57

Sound, sound advice. (And nice SW and Wyche too!)

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PostSubject: Re: 3 colors good - Getting an army done quickly   3 colors good - Getting an army done quickly I_icon_minitimeFri Feb 17 2012, 16:27

Nice to have the images as a reference to go by.

Nice work!

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PostSubject: Re: 3 colors good - Getting an army done quickly   3 colors good - Getting an army done quickly I_icon_minitimeFri Feb 17 2012, 21:03

Good work, particularly with the pictures to illustrate the point you're making. I really hate not having painted miniatures in games, so this technique is a great idea for getting miniatures on the board quickly.

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PostSubject: Re: 3 colors good - Getting an army done quickly   3 colors good - Getting an army done quickly I_icon_minitimeSat Feb 18 2012, 02:42

Thats a great idea!
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PostSubject: Re: 3 colors good - Getting an army done quickly   3 colors good - Getting an army done quickly I_icon_minitimeSat Feb 18 2012, 02:48

Sadly, I'm doing this for my last Raider that I need for tomorrow's tournament Mad

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PostSubject: Re: 3 colors good - Getting an army done quickly   3 colors good - Getting an army done quickly I_icon_minitimeSat Feb 18 2012, 09:45

Nice job Levitas. Great little tutorial, and props for the photos. A good example to follow.

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