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Right im not entirely sure if I should post this here or in Painting Tips & Advice, but since its about the kickstarter models i'll put it here.

 

Anyway I wanted to ask if any of you experienced painters might consider doing some sort of video or blog journal of how you go about painting some of these new models? I realize there are already a tone of tutorials out there but as a complete newbie (and I can't stress that word enough) sifting through all those different tutorials and finding a complete and easily to understand one is a bit difficult.

So I was thinking it would be quite nice if there was a small collection of helpful sources, going into a bit of detail of each step of painting these new miniatures that all the newbies like me could start of at and then expand from.

 

Anyway its just a suggestion.

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Welcome to you both! Have a look at the WIP (work in progress) thread. I'm sure as people receive their vampire rewards lots of guides will go up. I'm sure more regulars will be along soon with links to threads on the forums that will help :)

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What dadcubed said. This place will be manic in a few weeks with progress threads. Anything you see in those that you don't get, most times if you ask for an explanation the painter (or several) will be happy to clarify.

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Most of the regulars are running WIPs, so hang out in there and ask questions when we gloss over something or use weird terminology. More than happy to explain what we're up to.

 

Also, poke around in the Painting Tips & Advice subforum. So much good information in there, from brushes to priming and washes. and again, be sure to ask for clarification if you don't understand something or want more detail.

 

Another tip is to extend the time frame for subforums. Just above the first post in the forum is a menu bar with a 'Custom' button. Click that and under the 'Time Frame' drop-down, select 'Show All' and then click the 'Update Filter' button. By default you're only seeing the last month's worth of posts.

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I do have a webcam, but these are my first minis too so I doubt you'd be looking to me for tips. Maybe I'll make an, "lololol I have no idea what I'm doing" video or two once I get my Bones, but that'd be April at the earliest since I am (supposedly) going to still be working on a project through the end of March and shouldn't play with anything else until I've either finished the project or thrown in the towel. >_> <_<

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I hope to start doing hang outs on Google, but I live in Australia so that makes it more awkward. However as I paint mostly between 10pm and midnight that's early, but not unreasonably so. It's a lot easier now that I have my comp at the back of my paint station.

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@OP, buglips has initiated some private chatter amongst a few of us experienced regulars and we're in the process of 'attempting' to formulate a plan. :blues:

 

Right now, I'm so focused on working on my ultra-secret, top secret, super secret (not really) ReaperCon entries that I've got a bit of myopia.

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Thank you all for your advice on where to frequent to find this stuff, thanks to you I was up till 3am last night/this morning looking at posts and then moving on to some videos and have already posted questions here and there even though I haven't even gotten the models yet :)

 

@CashWiley: Thanks for the suggestion and I had a look at the forum option and it was already set to show all.

 

@Adrift: Then I shall play the waiting game, although im really curious now about this plan.

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In all honesty though, the only way to make headway is to start painting. Knowing how to do a technique is only part of the battle, you also have to have the brush control and the practiced ability to turn around and execute the technique. My recommendation is to always dive in and get painting!

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In all honesty though, the only way to make headway is to start painting. Knowing how to do a technique is only part of the battle, you also have to have the brush control and the practiced ability to turn around and execute the technique. My recommendation is to always dive in and get painting!

he's right grab a bottle of simple green to clean the paint off your mini's and just start painting, my first few mini's were painted and stripped 2-4 times before I was happy with them.

there's a metric Ton of instructions and how to videos @ http://tutofig.com/

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I plan on live streaming a painting marathon in april using Twitch TV. I used to paint Simi-professionally and will stream the entire vampire level + descent second edition. I focus on getting great looking table top minis, not competition winners.

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Yep, as Adrift mentioned I contacted a couple of people to see if we can cobble together a few tutorials specifically based around the Bones vampire package so that fresh people can follow along and learn/practice. Normally the default answer is to suggest the paint kits, but time and availability is an issue for those. Sometime around when the kickstarter Bones start showing up we'll start putting those together. Some people will be using video, and some will be text and pictures. It should be a bit more detailed than the average Work In Progress thread, and open to questions and clarification.

 

A few might show the same miniature approached from different methods, to show the variety between styles and methods. The message thing only let me put in six people, so if you didn't get a message from me it's not because you were intentionally excluded. Once we've worked out some organization and seen how it does in practice, any additional volunteers who want to show some ropes can get in touch with me.

 

Also, shout-out to Einherjar101 for starting this thread because that's what sparked the idea to do this and see if we can make starting out on this fantastic hobby a bit less mystifying and more accessible.

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he's right grab a bottle of simple green to clean the paint off your mini's and just start painting, my first few mini's were painted and stripped 2-4 times before I was happy with them.

 

there's a metric Ton of instructions and how to videos @ http://tutofig.com/

I was actually wondering if it was possible to remove paint of models without damaging them and was tempted to experiment with white spirit. What is this simple green you mentioned?

 

Oh also thank you for the link!

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