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Everything posted by morganm

  1. Nice! I love it. Good detail for such a small minifig.
  2. Thanks a lot everyone. I played around with the inks I bought lastnight and it was neat. Good advice here that I will certainly employ.
  3. Is there a good way to wipe off the excess ? or Should I just lay it on and let it be? I don't have any thinners; just water... ... back to playing !_!
  4. Thanks much for the advice. I'm going to go try it on some poly clay barrels I made :D TTFN
  5. Thanks! I'd really like to try that on some of them that have OK detail. Another aspect to the prepainted resin is that you can see a lot of the model itself with the contrast color brings out. For me atleast but I have a tough time seeing even with my glasses =P Maybe time to get some good light and good glass !_!
  6. When should a wash be applied then? While the previouse coat is wet or dry? Thank you !_!
  7. I got a local shop that buys peopls old D&D plastic collections and sells them seperatly. He's got a big box of shwag. Perfect for digging through and finding those orc bands, hobgoblin gangs, lizardmen hordes, or brewed of undead for your next session. Can't beat the price; most go for less than a buck. Some between 1 and 3 dollars but most are cheaper. Already painted, same scale, and cheap as heck... great for fodder in your campaign. What I love about Reaper is the vareity and quality. Need some peasants? How about a pile of fat loot? Want a really mean looking bugbear boss to go with that hobgoblin gang of plastics then Reaper is the way to go. However you pay a premium price, have to assemble some of them, and then paint them. I love painting and all but I'm certainly not going to paint up 5 orcs, 5 hobgoblins, some spiders, etc etc for just one session. I like a mix; lots of plastic prepainted shwag to tear through then a few nice Reaper minis for bosses or memorable encounters.
  8. I completely agree. Take a close look to some of those plastic minis from WotC. They have very shotty paint jobs (usually) and tons of detail that's either caked on with one color or not even painted at all. Don't get me wrong; the quality of a white metal Reapermini in detail is far superior but those plastics from Wizards have a suprising amount of detail for the rubbery resin they are molded from. I've had pretty good luck repainting or just adding to WotC prepainted plastics. Filling in a lot of the detail with Games Workshop acrylic paints is really easy and turns out nice. I don't even prime them if I'm just filling in some detail or repainting small sections. A quick base coat, let it dry, then start painting on that section. That base coat gives the paint something to grab onto and it's even stuck well after drying. It's also great practice for a newbie like me. I certainly don't feel bad about hosing up a .50 cent prepainted plastic vs. messing up on a $15.00 Reaper mini.
  9. Newbie painter here just trying to expand from basics to some more advanced techniques. I just picked up a few inks and washes from the store. Been reading up on how to use them. However I have yet to see anyone articulate any difference between the two. Should I assume they are interchangable terms? Is there a difference between an ink and a wash? I see some people saying to "wash over with an ink" which makes them sound interchanable yet then I'll read somewhere else that they are different. Also when do I apply them? More specifically... do I apply a wash while a base coat is still wet or do I wait for it to dry then wash it? What about an ink; apply to a dry base or wet? Looking forward to playing with these, Thanks!
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