- Oct 25, 2017
They're the same game, the separation is just a difference in specific mechanics, split down the middle.
One with the box and another came with the KS. I have 2 orc necros for the same reason. I tried to make them look drastically different from one another. The brown one was made to blend in a bit more with my human zombies and he took 5x longer to paint, lol. The black one was super easy to do and I think I like it more!
White can be tricky. The first thing I'd suggest is of course to thin your paints more. If you're using a just pure white paint try something more of an off white. It's often a lot easier to work with and will still read as white. It'll give you somewhere to go when you apply any highlights or layering.
I love the use of torn foam/sponge for dirt effects, and the special wash recipe. Your models look great!Trying out a new speed painting strat with these Tau Pathfinders I bought.
I based em like normal (put white glue on the base and dunked them into basing material, wiped excess off with a tissue)
Decided I wanted them to look like stormtroopers so I primed them white
Waited for that to dry, went over the base with a brownish dirt wash.
Did a black coat for the parts I wanted to be black
Did some red details
Took some ripped foam, dipped it in a brassy brown paint and lightly scraped the minis to give that dirty / chipped battle scarred look
Threw in this wash my friend mixed that's got like browns, blues and blacks in it he calls it "armor wash" I will have to ask him for the recipe because this shit is magic
Used some snow texture paint on the base
Probably gonna go back over them and paint in extra details, on the guns and stuff but considering all 10 dudes took me like 1hr I am very pleased with the results.
Thanks! The foam was a hot tip from my friend I was very pleased with the results. And lol "applying the blessing of Nurgle" that's amazing. Mixing custom stuff is definitely satisfying. It's got a very personalized feeling on something that's already pretty personalized. A good wash is seriously a force to be reckoned with, you can just barely tell the white is just bare primer on my dudes.
I’m just getting back into miniature painting after years away from the hobby, so am storing tips like yours for future reference. It’s a strange kind of nostalgia, I’ve built so many armies as a kid and a young adult, and am now returning to it aged 40, as I find it incredibly relaxing and rewarding. The models are so detailed now, I remember when Eldar had lasguns, Imperial Guard had beastmen and death guard were four metal models :DThanks! The foam was a hot tip from my friend I was very pleased with the results. And lol "applying the blessing of Nurgle" that's amazing. Mixing custom stuff is definitely satisfying. It's got a very personalized feeling on something that's already pretty personalized. A good wash is seriously a force to be reckoned with, you can just barely tell the white is just bare primer on my dudes.
Lol I recently got an old like 1993 era metal Druhkari Hekatrix and she looks so different from everything else now. You're right the models are super high detail now. My wyches were such a pain in the ass to build. Small tiny bits that felt like they could snap off, and everything was so spiky and annoying to grab lol.
I store all my board game minis in Plano boxes. I haven't had any get damaged, but I don't really bang them around that much.Any advice on storing spindly/fragile plastic miniatures in cases? My old metal ones were incredibly vulnerable to the cases themselves breaking and then the impact of their mass on concrete shattering any bonds, but I look at the foam for storing models today and it seems harder than some of GW’s kits! They seem designed more for display cases than transport (some more than others- Marines and most infantry are fairly compact but the more esoteric stuff I’m thinking of).
Are you looking for miniatures for her to paint? I'd say stop by your local hobby shop, pick up a couple of Wizkids pre primed miniatures and ask them about paints. There is a line of Harry Potter miniatures out right now, but uh maybe start off with something easy and small like the Wizkids minis. If she doesn't want to paint fantasy creatures like Orcs and Elves, they have models of things like bears and stags.I need help. I want to get my niece something to paint. However, I don't know where to start. She is about 10 and I know she loves to read, draw, color. This is the second time I have met my niece as my brother is not being a good dad. My mother has finally gained a relationship with her mother and I want to get her something. I know her favorite book is the Harry Potter series.
Thanks! I am always weighing time vs results on big projects like this and I am happy when others like my stuff.