Srashki replied to Srashki's topic in Painting Tips & AdviceThat helped a lot at first, but then two things changed for me. First, I found a source for Vallejo paints that's cheaper than anything else (Canada-based website), and second, I noticed that the color conversions were a LOT rougher than I'd assumed. In light of that, I'm now keeping the original tutorial paint selections for the armor and blade for maximum simplicity/reliability, and looking for completely new, self-contained palettes for each other piece, leaning towards Vallejo as much as possible. Multiple usage is still great, but it just seems like it might be important for a combination to be conceived as a whole. (And I feel a tad leery of relying overly much on mixing for distinct colors, seems like things could go awry/get complicated too easily) Gold hilt: ~3 paints (Lighter) Gold trim on cloth: ~2 paints Hair: ~3-5 paints Face/skin: ~3 paints Cloth: ~3 paints Leather: ~2-3 paints Shield steel (front and back): ~3 paints Not counting black/white (Already established colors: Citadel Mephiston Red, Citadel Evil Suns Scarlet, Citadel Temple Guard Blue, Reaper Cloudy Grey, Reaper Rainy Grey) Again, drawing as much on Vallejo as possible, assuming such is allowed on these forums.
Srashki posted a topic in Painting Tips & AdviceI have a clear idea of my color scheme, but I just need some input on what variety of paints to actually purchase and use for it. This is the mini I'm going to paint, shown with another person's paint job for clarity: 02551: Monique Denoir I got some good references and paints for the sword blade and (red) armor, but I need some help narrowing down everything else to ~2-3 colors each (not including black and white) to limit the overall number of paints I'll have to buy. Hair might be a bit harder. I have a pretty specific look I want to achieve. Basically more 'yellow' than people tend to advise for actual blonde hair, but still trying to make it look good/convincing at the same time. More towards the last one I think (maybe 'slightly' more orange in there somewhere). Something with some real richness and some intensity, but not too orange. And dynamicism/strong highlights too. I'm thinking maybe the more yellow part focused more in one area, which is catching the sun shinily. Something multi-tonal that perhaps bridges the yellowness with more natural tones, I don't know. For that I could use more paint colors if necessary. I'd also appreciate suggestions for (fair but 'of a living person') skin, leather straps, lighter/cooler gold trim for white cloth, basic NMM scheme for steel shield front and back (not very shiny). Again, leaning towards conservative with number of paints (while not being overly bland/simplistic). Bonus points for ones that serve multiple purposes effectively. Approximate limiters for paint selection: - Vallejo as much as possible - Serving multiple purposes is great as long as it's not too forced Gold hilt: ~3 paints Gold trim on cloth: ~2 paints Hair: ~3-5 paints Face/skin: ~3 paints Cloth: ~3 paints Leather: ~2-3 paints Shield steel (front and back): ~3 paints Not counting black/white (Already established colors: Citadel Mephiston Red, Citadel Evil Suns Scarlet, Citadel Temple Guard Blue, Reaper Cloudy Grey, Reaper Rainy Grey) And here's my goals, for the record at least. Very ambitious, especially in comparison to the level of quality my chosen miniature, but it drives me. They both have associated tutorials. Armor/Hilt https://garethnicholasblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/24/blood-angels-primaris-lieutenant/ (Tutorial has a ~$5 fee to actually download and view) Blade https://garethnicholasblog.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/painting-tutorial-part-3-finishing-up/ Thanks in advance.