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While shopping at Reaper's booth during ReaperCon, my friend and I noticed that a tiny fraction of the HD paints had a white label. Ladystorm mentioned that they were transitioning from a yellow label to a white label and that the caps may also will be switching to grey. The reason was that the yellow ink on the label was just a few microns too thick for the label machine causing unnecessary jams. So just wanted to give people a heads up that they will soon start seeing new labels on the HD paints.
I didn't realize until I saw the post from March 2nd about the new minis that some of your minis are actually made with metal material. Prior to knowing this I had ordered some minis and some paints.
The one half orc sorcerer mini (the one with the cool armor and holding his staff with both hands),
Dorly, the Halfling with the musket.
And a shadowguard mini.
Noticing their prices were a little bit more expensive than the normal reaper bones minis, I assumed that these pieces were a better quality plastic, but are they actually made of metal? Like how the new Lich piece is from March 2nd and so forth.
If so, would i need to get primer in order to paint them, and what primer would people recommend?
March 7th, not second. Good job, me.
Forgive me if any of these questions are prominently answered somewhere. I've been reading through a lot of materials here on the site and forums and learned a lot, but a few things I still didn't find answers on.
What is liner? I've seen several paints called liner but I have no idea what that means or how it's different from the other paints.
I understand washes and drybrushing, what they're good for and how to do them, but can somebody explain glazing to me? What should I be looking for in a glaze, and when should I use one? How should I use one?
When would one use an MSP HD paint instead of a regular MSP paint, and vice versa?
I've seen a lot of people extolling the use of wet palettes, and I've seen discussion on how to make one, but what exactly are they good for? Is there more to it than simply keeping paint from drying out on your palette? Does it water down the paint? What, if any, effects does it have on mixing, exactly? Do you still need another palette alongside it for certain things?
I also have a few more general questions that have no correct answer, but I'm kinda curious to get a few responses/opinions on, as somebody new to this hobby.
When you're doing a mini, how long do you typically paint for, not including drying time? What do you consider speed painting? When I see these incredible professional paint jobs, how long did those take to paint?
How quickly do you go through paint bottles? Does it make sense to get an extra bottle of one's most commonly-used paints, or do those bottles last a long time?
Do you personally use a sealer? Have you ever regretted not doing so?
What are your ten most essential paints, the ones you personally use all the time for whatever reason?
What painter do you think I absolutely must start being a fan of? What painter have you learned the most from since you started this hobby?
And, what the heck, tell me what your favorite Reaper mini of all time is. Has to be one you've actually painted. I think my favorite is 77021 Lindir, Elf Archer. I butchered the face, but it's a fantastic mini and I learned a lot from painting him when I was just starting out.
I know about the Chart at Dakka Dakka for GW etc, but I have been reading articles on the Craft and elsewhere that talk about Pro Paint Colors in the tutorials and such, and wonder if there is an equivalency chart somewhere?
As I don't use all that much Reaper paint atm, I will still have to look it up in the store or in Casketworks.* But at least I will be able to try to match with what I have on hand...
Thanks for any and all help!
*(Yes I like having Hard copy catalogues)
I had asked this question in the LPK5 WIP thread but hadn't heard a response so thought I would toss it out here in hopes of hearing what people had to say. My apologies if the double post is taboo,
Anyhoo, the instructions in LPK5 don't mention how to do the hair (likely because it is covered in an earlier LPK -- which unfortunately I only have LPK1). So, for my dwarf, I am considering making him a red head, but have a very limited paint collection. I have LPK1 and 5 (neither of which are any help in the red head department). I also have the first set of the MSP HD colors (1-18 I believe). So my question is whether or not using Burning Orange as the base color with Rusty Red as the shadow and Fireball Orange as the highlight would work? I'm not familiar with how the HD colors work and I know that they are not true triads like in the regular MSP line. Will this come off as too orange? Not shade well? Any other problems?
As always, thanks in advance for any help you can offer!