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  1. Cocky

    The Kickstarter Group Thread

    What is the quality of the models for these cmon games? I haven't backed a big box kickstarter in years because I didn't enjoy painting the models, but I've been thinking about having a big project to work on. I know mantic have improved a lot with their miniatures, well with walking dead and hellboy at least, and I've seen quite a few painted examples of the fantasy zombicide that look very detailed.
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    yeah, but what colour wheel? the matrix angle hints at something based more on a scientific understanding of colour perception rather than the mainstream artist wheel.
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    Painting Tips

    I don't bother with pinning for anything other than large heavy models. Instead I use my hobby knife to score the surfaces to be glued which increases the surface area and the strength of the bond. For applying the superglue I first put the glue onto a metal dental pick then use that to apply glue onto the model. All of these tips and more can be found in a video I made
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    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    I made another painting video: I'm still figuring out how to do things and I suspect that'll remain the case for the rest of the year. But at least I'll get some painted models out of it.
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    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    Harry Potter is done.
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    That's looking amazing @Nicky
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    @Kzo vmc isn't the best paint for this type of glazing technique and getting the balance of colour intensity and transparency is kind of the issue and why I don't use this approach with my regular painting. I'm working on a method that produces a similar textured result without the need for glazing and will put up a video once I have refined the process. I have a bit of time coming up which Ill spend on creating more videos. I have a lot of ideas for content, it's really a matter of deciding which will be the most interesting and is possible given the technological restrictions. The complete tutorials for particular models are the easiest as they require the least planning, but I'm not sure I want to make these the focus of my channel. I can't compete with the display level painters or the high production values guys like sorastro or the maniac. And my normal painting style isn't very interesting, just go from dark to light and large to small. So I'll probably make some shorter videos on specific things like painting faces etc. The main subject I want to cover is the technical aspect of painting, going into detail as to the variables affecting each technique, and, more interesting to me at least, the theory of how miniature painting works. It's surprising how little of this is discussed. Most videos/articles amount to paint by numbers or "hacks" with almost no explanation of the why. I won't pretend to understand the hard science, but I have been working on a simple theoretical framework. There's still a lot to work out as every book I read gives me new ideas, and I have a lot of books still to get through. Just the basics of colour theory are fascinating which is why it's so surprising why no one ever goes beyond the primary/secondary colour nonsense. We'll see if I ever get around to making these videos as the paint by numbers stuff is easier to produce and there must be a reason why no one talks about the theory.
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    yes it's crystal blue mixed with blue tone ink.
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    I've done a tutorial on painting space marines using a similar method to the one I used to decent effect last year.
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    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    @feltmonkey you could try modelling putty. I have a tube from ak interactive that I use for filling in air bubbles and cracks that are too small for green stuff. I've made another video tutorial. Still some technical issues to work out with the recording and editing, the main on being trying to paint with an ipad in front of me.
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    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    That depends what you mean by a lot. Compared to that guy in the store that will paint your models in his spare time I charge a lot. But compared to other professional painters my rate for a good quality character perhaps isn't so much. However, I only want to paint characters so I don't want to price myself out of any work. This set will costs thousands of dollars as it is and I still struggle with picking up new clients. There's more to come. I'm going to switch to posting as I work through a projects rather than wait until it's finished and with the clients as otherwise I have these huge gaps without posting.
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    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    Here's the first set of a Harry Potter commission. Despite my misgivings over the quality control over at Knight Models the models are proving to be very enjoyable to paint and I'll most likely be collecting these for myself. And I made a little video
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    That's pretty good for 30 minutes. If you want more texture try using more paint on the brush and deliberate strokes. A brush with coarse hair is useful too.
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    This model is fantastic. Well done gw.
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