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After seeing my first thread on it (I think it was @Glitterwolf's thread for such an honour) my first thought was pretty much "that looks like a LOT of fun", followed closely by "but I've never painted anything other than a few Space Marines!".  Yeah, well, challenge accepted, because I kind of fell in love with how Ebonwrath looks. ^_^

 

Yup, I'm going into this technically with very little skill in painting, but while I'm waiting for Ebonwrath (and some gnolls and paint, gnolls are the honour guard for the paint, I swear) I'll have both of the learn to paint kits to work through, and assuming everything pans out (aka assuming I filled out my Canada Post FlexDelivery stuff correctly) I'll be picking those up after work today, and then about a week and a half (ish) later Ebonwrath will be in.  Seems like a semi-insane thing to do, dive right into painting a dragon when you originally were getting paints to steadily work on your WH40k Catachans army (and Skaven, sooooo many Skaven o_O ), but I figure why not have fun with life.  Besides, what better to put all the new skills the LTPK's are designed to help you get a baseline grasp on than a gigantic dragon of cuddles DOOOOOOOM that, in my eyes at least, can be bribed with cookies.

 

Some say I'm insane, I say to be a good delivery driver you need just enough insanity...  Not enough to pass the entrance exams, but enough to be perfectly fine wearing shorts in -5C weather.  :P

 

Anyways, onto the rolls!

 

 

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I wound up rolling 14, 19, and 3....  So Terran Khaki as the main, Pure Black as the secondary colour, and Lava Orange as a highlight.  Well now, that's an interesting mix in my eyes.  I'm not quite certain as to how this mix will pan out, but on the flipside I chose to dive into this headfirst, so I'm also going to give it a whirl as a full on three star challenge.  I'm actually kind of liking the sound of these colours, as I've had a number of different design possibilities come to mind already!

 

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Obviously, given the current promo and Rictus seeming like a nice and dedicated, honourable skeleton, I had to get a few other items into the cart for free shipping (plus a free skeleton!), and for someone to keep the gnolls in check while Ebonwrath is napping away in it's blister pack.  Can't let the gnolls steal the cookies after all.  Pure Black is included in one of the Learn To Paint Kits, so I didn't add it into the order from Reaper.

 

Here's hoping I won't have to make too too much room in my gaming area to work on Ebonwrath ^_^;;;;; (since it's still another two months before I can get a dedicated miniatures area set up, but man am I looking forward to such!)

 

 

EDIT (Jan 7th @ 15:44 MST): Totally forgot to add this in...  For additional information regarding the rainbow dragon challenge, here's the main thread for it!

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Added in embedded link to Random Rainbow Dragon Challenge
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Good luck and have fun!!!

Remember mixing the paints you rolled is allowed, and White and Black are permitted as well.

You can do a lot with that..

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1 minute ago, Glitterwolf said:

Good luck and have fun!!!

Remember mixing the paints you rolled is allowed, and White and Black are permitted as well.

You can do a lot with that..

 

I agree, and that's probably what has my curiosity piqued the most...  I've yet to really do any kind of paint mixing, but with the colours I have I can get all sorts of interesting shades of orange, not to mention various greys too (which I'm already planning on doing to add additional detail to the Pure Black secondary colour).  I suspect I'll do what a few others have done, and do up a mixing card to see what kinds of different shades I can get with such.

 

I'm definitely looking forward to it, that's for sure!

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A bonus round comes with this...  When I told hubby about it, he's really interested as well, so....  This will be a two Ebonwrath thread!  One for mine (he's getting closer to the border, no word when he'll reach Canada yet), and I'll write in for hubby (aka Rune) as he hasn't registered on here yet - and we plan on sharing this thread for our rainbow dragon journey.  Bonus part is he has absolutely no experience painting or even assembling miniatures, but he really likes the look of Ebonwrath. 

 

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There's his rolls...  So he'll be doing up a dragon in the lovely colours of True Blue primary, Pure Black as a secondary, and Clotted Red as a highlight!  We'll be ordering his dragon and paints in a little bit :) 

 

Edit: He will also be doing the three star challenge! 

 

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Forgot to add in which level of challenge
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Hello folks, my name is Rune I'm Whitewulfe's other half. Not really sure what else to say at this exact moment since I'm new here. I've decided to take this challenge as well 3⭐I have no idea what I'm doing with paint so this is going to be a interesting adventure hehe. 

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6 hours ago, RuneLyall said:

Hello folks, my name is Rune I'm Whitewulfe's other half. Not really sure what else to say at this exact moment since I'm new here. I've decided to take this challenge as well 3⭐I have no idea what I'm doing with paint so this is going to be a interesting adventure hehe. 

 

Welcome to the Forum!

Have fun with the challenge!

 

Browse the forum for tips/hints and useful pics.

Make a WIP and people will help if you ask.

 

Should you see someone texting in purple, that is meant as a joke/not serious.

 

I'm looking forward to see some nice painted Dragons!

 

 

 

 

 

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No idea what you're doing with paint = Have no bad habits or misconceptions to get rid of.

 

First tip is to nick WhiteWulfe's Learn To Paint kits.

 

Second is to get hold of a pack of skeletons(since they're cheap) and a sharp hobby-knife, and use that to practice cleaning off mould lines.

(If you happen to cut a skellie in half it's no big loss. cutting off a Dragon's spine or a horn... not so good.)  

 

Third, no collection of Gnolls is ever complete without 2955 Krokuta, Gnoll Cleric.

 

 

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Oooh a Double Dragon Challenge! Brings back childhood memories. ;) 

 

Seriously though, welcome to the forums Rune and here's hoping both of you have fun! Looking forward to watching this.

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On 1/9/2018 at 3:02 AM, Gadgetman! said:

No idea what you're doing with paint = Have no bad habits or misconceptions to get rid of.

 

First tip is to nick WhiteWulfe's Learn To Paint kits.

 

Second is to get hold of a pack of skeletons(since they're cheap) and a sharp hobby-knife, and use that to practice cleaning off mould lines.

(If you happen to cut a skellie in half it's no big loss. cutting off a Dragon's spine or a horn... not so good.)  

 

Third, no collection of Gnolls is ever complete without 2955 Krokuta, Gnoll Cleric.

 

 

 

Plans are already underway to get him his own set of miniatures for the learn to paint kit so he has some to practice on, and work with ^_^  He also doesn't know that I plan on picking up a few more paints (bringing Terran Khaki up to its full triad, same with Lava orange, plus his paints, and quite possibly HD kits #1 and #3 as an FLGS carries them).  Oh wait, he's on the forums now, he'll know my plans uh oh! :p

 

I definitely love the trick regarding skeletons, kind of wish I knew about that back when I started, although I "instinctively" used the back of a hobby knife to clear flash on plastic minis, and later on was introduced to metal rasps / files for metal minis.  Always been curious how the sharp end would work for such, but never tried. 

 

As for that gnoll, she's an interesting looking one.  To be honest, I've never painted a female mini O_o... But I won't let that hold me back, especially for unique "I'm gonna smash your face!" minis! :p  I do know I really really REALLY want 14611 Gnoll Reaver of Kargil, as I absolutely love the posing on it.  Figured I'd start there with gnoll for my collection because spots are awesome. 

 

On 1/9/2018 at 8:12 AM, Gargs said:

Oooh a Double Dragon Challenge! Brings back childhood memories. ;) 

 

Seriously though, welcome to the forums Rune and here's hoping both of you have fun! Looking forward to watching this.

 

I so should rename the thread to "double rainbow dragon challenge" or something equally silly like that, as it seems fitting ^_^

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I noticed two days later phone autocorrect Terran to "Terrance" Khaki. This is now fixed :P
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a sharp blade is the best thing for clearing mould lines on Bones. 

Metal files will cause a lot of threads and bumps on them. 

If you absolutely have to use some sort of file, use a sanding stick or fine sandpaper.

 

Gnolls are based on hyenas, and it's the female hyena that's the fiercer one. and that particular mini is so far from 'nubile concubine' or 'chainmail-wearing warrioress' so popular in the hobby as you can get it. 

It's one of the very, very few minis I keep at the office...   

 

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3 minutes ago, Gadgetman! said:

a sharp blade is the best thing for clearing mould lines on Bones. 

Metal files will cause a lot of threads and bumps on them. 

If you absolutely have to use some sort of file, use a sanding stick or fine sandpaper.

 

Gnolls are based on hyenas, and it's the female hyena that's the fiercer one. and that particular mini is so far from 'nubile concubine' or 'chainmail-wearing warrioress' so popular in the hobby as you can get it. 

It's one of the very, very few minis I keep at the office...   

 

 

As for seams/flash/mold lines, I've been contemplating picking up MicroMark's Seam Scraper as I've heard a bunch of good things about it, as well as sanding sponges and sticks...  Basically a case of wanting to have several tools that are each good at their own respective things, if that makes any sense ^_^;;

 

Definitely have to agree about the cleric though, as she clearly gives off that "I'm going to rip your face off myself if my mace doesn't do it first!!!" kind of look ^_^

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23 minutes ago, WhiteWulfe said:

 

As for seams/flash/mold lines, I've been contemplating picking up MicroMark's Seam Scraper as I've heard a bunch of good things about it, as well as sanding sponges and sticks...  Basically a case of wanting to have several tools that are each good at their own respective things, if that makes any sense ^_^;;

I have not tried a seam scraper, though I've used metal edged sculpting tools in a similar manner.  I prefer to use a scalpel when it can get into the area.  It is extremely sharp, though, so care must be taken not to cut the wrong thing.

 

Otherwise, I like a fine diamond mini needle file (actually, I use a thin bead reamer with a fine diamond coating) and plastic sanding needles (cylindrical-shaped plastic rods with a sharpened point on one end) which also have a fine grit on them.  

 

Abrasive polishing points used in Dremel tools can also be useful, though I use them by hand since a Dremel tool can be hard to control and generate too much heat.  Fine sandpaper can do the job, too.

 

I have steel mini needle files, and they sometimes work pretty well on plastic, perhaps because they have fine cutting edges, but in general they leave more threads behind than other tools do.

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Really want to say thanks for the kind words and advice. I'm always worried to start something like this because I'm always afraid of what people will say or if they will tear into me for my lack of knowledge and skill.

 

So I'm very happy to join a welcoming community. Can't wait to start and see what I can accomplish. 

 

Thanks again everyone!!! 

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