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Hi all. I've got a few minis floating around that were painted when my skills were lesser. Been humoring the idea of touching them up. My finished minis are sealed with a coat of Krylon Matte spray. Any tips for touching up minis? Anything to look out for?
Was asked by mods to start this Air Brush thread to be pinned and I'll keep it up to date with links/tutorials as we go along. Keep the chatter/off topic to a minimum please.
Feel free to add links/websites/tutorials/videos/books/articles in this thread and I'll compile them here in the first thread post (just no commerce links per Forum rules).
Here we go!
VEX Part info
Reaper VEX Videos:
Ed Pugh, Disassemble and reassemble the Vex
Aaron Lovejoy's First impressions
Getting to know your vex, with Aaron Lovejoy
The Crow's Nest #15 - The birds flew off with the New Reaper Vex Airbrush! (Full review inside)
Airbrush for Hubby
Care & Feeding for Airbrush
My Next & Last Airbrush
Airbrush & Paint Question
Airbrush Cleaning and Advice
Airbrush Newb Help
Help Setting up First Airbrush
Cheap Airbrush and Cheap Paints
Learning to use Airbrush
To Brush with the Air
Airbrush Equipment & Recommendations
Airbrush & Thinning Reaper Paints
Airbrush Cleaning Tutorial from Massive Voodoo
Painting Miniatures From A to Z: Masterclass Volume 1, By: Angel Giraldez (linked image)
This book provides pictures of step by step of Airbrush and brush painting. Not as through as some other airbrush books, but still good.
Hi all. I recently acquired a few bookshelves which have become the new home for my miniatures and gaming materials. The shelves came with a good out section in the middle and I think it might be the perfect place for a photo set-up.
I currently use a white sheet of cardstock as an infinite backdrop with the two 1520 lumens daylight LEDs that I use for painting and a light source from either side. It works well enough but it's just inconvenient enough to set up that I'm looking for change.
I figure now is a great time for an upgrade.
I'm thinking I've never really worked with lighting and anything electrical so I think that's mostly where I need guidance. I'm hoping I can fasten some LED strips to the walls and top and then run the wiring out that hole that was conveniently cut out of the back.
Other than that, I'm thinking I can just tape in a sheet of white poster paper and swap it out if it starts to get too beat up. If I'm really lucky, there will still be room inside to store my camera bag.
I also am wondering if some kind of diffusion will be necessary or if the LED strips will have a general enough soft light on their own.
I also have to be mindful of wall placement because the arms of the "door" brush against the wall about midway when closed.
For the curious, the shelf is about 14" deep, 13" high, and 25" across. And the open "door" is about 14"
Thoughts/advice of any kind are welcome!
As a side note, if the LEDs work well here, Iight try swapping out the old lights in the display cabinets up top. They are a gross old orange color.
Help! I'm hating this paintjob.
I grabbed this demilich thinking it'd be a fun and easy paintjob. But everything I do makes me hate it more.
I was trying to go for a green flame look, so yellow on the inside, and gradually darker green highlights on the outside. These were drybrushed and then cleaned up by hand. I think this is where the problem started because it's not reading as fire. It just looks like a blobby mess?
Should I just scrap it and start over with more of an ethereal glow that's darker in the middle and lighter on the edges?
I also am not happy with the base. I've never painted a 2D base before, I've always added some kind of texturing material. And although I'm reasonably satisfied with how the base looks on the summoning circle behind the demilich, it looks so bad on the demilich base. And I think my green glow isn't helping.
And finally the Bones. I imagined that if there was a green light behind the Bones then they'd be tinted green and darker on the outside. Again .. this just doesn't look right.
I'm normally fairly confident in my painting abilities, but I think I've landed in unfamiliar territory and I'm just not sure how to salvage or proceed. What can I do?
I've gotten to the basing point for Ma'al. I decided I wanted to put ivy vines around the base. While I just did the vines out of green stuff I'm not sure what to do about the leaves. I have a GSW leaf punch that I want to use but I'm not sure how to prep the leaves so nothing weird comes in with them. It's been suggested to me to use the oven but was given no further details. I have other ideas if I can't get the leaves to work but I'd really like to use them since I went through the trouble of getting the punch specifically for this.
So what would you do to real leaves to make them work for basing?
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