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  1. My paints are all on wall-mounted nail polish racks, and they are grouped by broad color - all the reds together, all the greens, etc. The only exceptions are one shelf of all metallics, one for off-whites and off-blacks, and a separate one for skin tones. Beyond that I don't bother separating brand or having any particular order, its enough for me to know what shelf to look at when I need, say, an orange.
  2. Not at all - I was actually looking at that in the store, but wasn't sure, and decided to ask opinions before I ordered. I love Bloodstain Red, its one of my favorite reds, though I admit I have never used it to make actual bloodstains. It's a very dark but still pretty saturated red, not brownish. It's similar to old GW Red Gore, maybe a bit darker like Scab Red.
  3. Probably something like P3 Sanguine Base. Also, this sounds facetious, but try... Bloodstain Red.
  4. The Vampiric Skin triad isn't really green to my eye - they're pretty neutral ever so slightly warm greys, not dissimilar to Dheneb Stone actually. The Undead Skin triad (Ghoul Skin, Bloodless Skin, and I forget the other one) are definitely green though.
  5. Even new, modern books aren't going to be pure white. Hold a new book up to a snowbank or white bathroom tile and you'll see what i mean, it's much dingier and not as bright or bleached looking. I'd say maybe Linen White or Leather White or something like VMC Deck Tan.
  6. that is why i dont like their videos i dont need to see the painters face, i prefer mentor videos where all i see is the mini they work on I don't need to see their face exactly but I do like to see the palette, and I do like seeing the painter in general because there's times when the brush leaves frame for a bit and you want to know what is going on - is he washing it, getting more paint, licking the brush, or what? Without a camera on the painter and palette its just dead air and you don't know why. It also gives a human touch where there's banter and conversation - as muc
  7. That's a few people mentioning highlights, shading and contrast now - at present I only have the 6 colours (one blue, one grey, one flesh, one silver, one white and ... something else that I forget off-hand. Maybe a darker grey, or a green?), so I'm just wondering how I'd go about getting shading/highlights without any extra colours? I guess highlights I can mix white into the colours, and I can also do some drybrushing (thanks Dr Faust!) if I get a larger brush, but is there any way to get darker colours? As a sub-question to that, is that the normal way to do shading, or would you typica
  8. Angel didn't design the paints for the Vallejo set. They're all existing VMC colors, he just did the box art model and the step by step that comes with the set. And in the time since the "official" color scheme for that model's faction has changed from the grey-steel-blue to a brighter blue. Also I actually found it nice that he didn't use the same colors here that he did in the NMM set because it highlights that those exact colors arent important, its the technique and the awareness of how light works.
  9. Yeah, agreed. If I'm using Linen White or other RMS paint for eyes, I don't thin it. If I'm using P3 Menoth White Highlight I do thin it a bit.
  10. Less paint on your brush. If you're flooding, that's the problem.
  11. All my minis are for gaming so sealing is important. I gloss coat with Future and then matte coat with Liquitex Varnish, both through an airbrush.
  12. What's different about Wargames Foundry? I'm not familiar with their paints.
  13. I've watched hours of NASCAR and I still don't know how to drive! :) Painting videos and tutorials are great but you still have to put the brush to the mini and practice. Brush control and hand steadiness and such are just learned muscle memory, just like it feels super alien to write left handed but you eventually get used to it. Hand shakiness can be overcome with creative ways of bracing your arms and hands while you paint. You just need to do it and stop worrying about doing it. The absolute worst case is a mini looks bad and you strip it. And yeah, drybrushing is a crutch. It's a
  14. I don't believe this is correct. Also if they aren't ground what does "super fine" mean anyway? Edit: unless you mean HOBBY paints are all made with liquid, which I have no idea about. Actual artists paints are most definitely made with ground pigments.
  15. I have a Master TC-20 (I think) compressor and it was about 80 dollars, and came with a cheapo airbrush as well. It works fine, though I did need to get some adapters to make it fit my Badger airbrushes. Those were about 5 dollars though so no biggie. It's not silent but it's quieter than my HVAC when it kicks on, so it's quiet enough. If you get the kind with a tank, it'll be more expensive (maybe 150 bucks) but even quieter since it only runs to fill the tank and then runs silent until the tank empties.
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