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  1. paint pig

    Gargs' Newbie WIP Journey

    For science!
  2. paint pig

    Gargs' Newbie WIP Journey

    Hey it is coming together, I can see one or two areas that you can play with on your mecha thingy. First off I would suggest you try a purple was on the big ball whatsit, the old Citadel was perfect for this. Not a heavy wash (you can always do a second) and have a look at what the effect is like, I would then flow this up with a heavier sepia coloured wash. I can do a test my end if you like to compare it against.
  3. paint pig

    Gargs' Newbie WIP Journey

    So much good advice in this thread, I'll start by saying experimentation or just trying stuff out is a great way to learn, however you must stop after each swoosh of paint and look at the effect, take note of what happenned. All too often we put some paint down and then follow up straight away without taking into account how it worked or not, I guess I'm saying don't rush. Good brushes aren't necessarily expensive brushes, I use some quite cheap synthetics as well as uber sables, it is the condition of the brush that is important. If the bristles/hairs are going in their own direction retire the brush for dirty jobs. Never overload the bush with paint, it just doesn't work. Thin your paint, not too much and just dip the point into the paint, the hairs will wick the paint into the rest of the hairs.... this is particularly important once you have laid down your base coat and your working on shading or highlight coats. With base coats try starting at various shades... try base coating with your dark tone and working up, try a mid tone base coat and working up highlights and pushing down the shadow tones. And lastly, base coat in a high tone and work down. You will find one of these will work best for you, most people start dark and work up when they first approach painting (great for three tone layering) however I think over time, as you work out glazing and washing, that base coating in a mid or high tone is your starting point. I personally use a base coat somewhere between a mid and highlight. I find that working down the shadows easier but it also gives me a bit of scope to push up the highlights. Try a few different brands of paints, a pot of this, a pot of that, a pot of the other. You will find that there is one that works better for you than the others. Learn washes, how to use them, how to make them everything, they are a great way to add depth to your painting with what is very little effort... experiment and take note of the effects that can be achieved. Learning washes is your stepping stone to glazing. You tube is your friend. Practice practice practice practice..... and practice again. Painting figures is fun so practice is not a chore, and besides, it is pretty easy to strip paint
  4. paint pig

    Some Soldiers for Prince Rupert

    A few more troops for the English Civil War (ECW) army officers, two standard bearers and an important looking chap, and some shotte in a mock up of the basing. Ye Kings Foote Regiment of the Lifeguard.... or sumpin like that.
  5. paint pig

    Some Soldiers for Prince Rupert

    Baroque by Dadi & Piombo, we have been using their Impetus rules (ancients and medieval) and like them a lot. Foundry wouldn't have been my first choice but the figures had a reasonable paint job so saved me a lot of time under painting and they were a reasonable price. There is also the odd Essex and Perry mixed in as well.
  6. Actually Rupe was a cavalry commander but I didn't want him hanging on his lonesome. Part of the preloved horde I purchased, I have had to take them off of their single figure basing (for a different rule set) and while they were free from earthly (mdf-ly) constraint I decided to jolly them up a bit and repair chipping and other battle damage. So there it is, I have been painting OK one more.....
  7. paint pig

    Prince Rupert of the Rhine

    Yep, I think I have to, it's going to be a gaming piece and TT usage combined with the weight of the mini dictates (the feeder has bowed a little during painting!). I'm thinking of making it part of dilapidated fencing....
  8. paint pig

    Prince Rupert of the Rhine

    OK, time to get a base organised before I get sick of it, I'm calling the painting finished!
  9. paint pig

    Prince Rupert of the Rhine

    Time for Rupert to mount up...... with the help of some araldite.
  10. paint pig

    Prince Rupert of the Rhine

    While I wait for a bolt of inspiration to strike re the winged succubus. I'm getting started on some personality figures for my English Civil War/Thirty Years War forces. It is the Prince Rupert figure but he will be pressed into service as a senior officer with what ever army I happen to be using. Horse is half way there The Prince has a way to go yet, boots done
  11. paint pig

    BCK's Iconic Investigator (60176) Conversions.

    I can dig it man.
  12. paint pig

    Large Stitch Golem Project

    Excellent.... yep that about covers it for me.
  13. paint pig

    Cottage WIP

    You have aced it Picho
  14. paint pig

    Scale 75 and Reaper Master Series

    Yep, you got it. Metallic's are the loose pots, to the side 4 x white and 4 x yellow (couldn't justify the full sets) and I already have the full copper set, so's I'm done other than a couple of my fave Reaper triads (I kept all my HD series) and loose pots which I found were my essentials for horses and a few odds and ends.
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