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  1. It's taken me a long time to finally figure out this colour scheme and have gone through so many experiments and iterations, including stripping models and starting again but I've finally manged this: EC_CSM_001Front by Christopher Dean, on Flickr EC_CSM_001Side by Christopher Dean, on Flickr EC_CSM_001Rear by Christopher Dean, on Flickr
  2. Rags XII

    necron test

    From the album: Paint Splatters

    my first test necron/air brush job..
  3. Hello Fraters, I hope this is the right forum. I have some miniatures I want to strip paint of and someone recommended me an Ultrasonic bath. Could you confirm if this a good method? Is it worth it to buy one? What do you need to consider for buying or using one? Greetings, Kyknos
  4. Hey all. I'm finally running out of Mithril Silver - painting three Rhino-based vehicles and a Stormraven in a year will do that! - and I've noticed that none of the current Citadel paints are an exact match. I know that Coat d'arms has the same formula as old Citadel paints, so I'm considering buying a few pots of their Enchanted Silver. Coat d'arms are currently owned by Black Hat miniatures. Has anyone ordered from them recently? I'm asking because their website's copyright hasn't been updated since 2015 (and neither has the design of their online shop, frankly). Some follow-up questions: If I were to buy a decent-sized stockpile to save myself the hassle, what's the best way to store paints long-term? If there even is such a thing. I've checked paint compatibility charts across the internet, but has anyone had actual experience matching other manufacturers' paints to Mithril Silver? I have Army Painter's Shining Silver coming in the mail which I plan to test, but from what I understand, Vallejo Model Colour's Silver 997 is also supposed to match. Can anyone vouch for this? Thanks in advance, frater!
  5. I thought it would be reasonable to dedicate a thread to Agrax Earthshade (and other washes). Agrax Earthshade is used by Duncan in almost... everything and some people have taken to calling it Liquid Talent due to the great results you can get from it. To start: what is a wash. A wash or as GW markets them, a shade is a paint that is very fluid (usually the consistency of water or milk) that is translucent and has relatively little pigment. These characteristics are what give washes their role. When washes are applied, they tend to tint the model in the colour of the wash while allowing the base colour to shine through. This is most noticeable when you apply them to a light colour. Applying a green wash to a white model will leave you with a light green model due to the translucency of the paint allowing white to shine through. An example of this is where Cassandora Yellow is painting over a mostly white model to create a consistent, yellow model. This is one way to paint yellow armour for Imperial Fists: https://youtu.be/biqPX_uQ6m0?t=267 The high fluidity of washes is another key characteristics. GW calls them shades because when a wash is applied to a model, the liquid paint will tend to pool/flow into recesses. Since most of the pigment settles in the recesses, the recesses will have stronger colour. This allows you to easily add shadows to a model (remembering that a shadow is a dark colour in a recess. The opposite is a highlight, which is a light colour on a raised edge). An example of using a very thin, wash-like paint to add darkness to recesses is here, using Tamiya Panel Line Accent Colour: https://youtu.be/mDeuXW4hScA?t=80 The main uses of washes use their thin consistency and translucency to create shading effects in recesses, panel lines or curves. Another is to tint areas of a model in a colour while allowing the underlying colour to shine through, such as in the case of tinted flesh. Agrax Earthshade Agrax Earthshade is produced by Games Workshop and has achieved a meme status among some painters for its usefulness. Characteristically, Agrax Earthshade is simply a medium brown wash paint. It is in fact more expensive than other options like mixing your own washes or those from other companies, but due to the popularity of Duncan Rhodes' painting videos and of the hobby in general, this paint has become popular. Agrax Earthshade can be substituted with a brown paint of very thin consistency for any of its applications, although you might have a hard time getting a perfect colour match. Here are some of the uses for Agrax Earthshade. Feel free to add more: 1. Paint dirty, winter camouflage like this using white and Agrax Earthshade. First prime the model white or prime and paint it entirely white. Then cover the entire model in Agrax Earthshade. This will give it a ruddy brown tint. Then Drybrush white very heavily across the entire model to return it to white. This leaves Agrax Earthshade in the recesses, where they remain brown and add shadows while the rest of the model is white. This method avoids the traditional hassle of washing white models where you want to avoid getting brown paint where you don't want it. In this case, you get brown paint everywhere and then just build the white back up with drybrushing. 2. Use Agrax Earthshade in an airbrush to tint a model a darker shade. If you have a colour and want to tint it to a darker colour, airbrushing a wash over it can make it dramatically darker. Airbrushing also gives you control over how much tint you use. This can be used to create rather unique colours and gradients. This model uses Tamiya Flat Red as a base, but Tamiya Flat Red is very bright. Progressive layers of Agrax Earthshade airbrushed onto the model darken the model. 3. Brown, oily metal. One of the classic ways to get brown, oily metal with a bit of depth is to start with a grey metallic colour like Leadbelcher and simply cover it in Agrax Earthshade. The shade flows into recesses adding depth and tints the model brown, as seen here. 4. Washing down bright foliage. If you have bought or painted brightly coloured flora and foliage (like from a pet store) and want to darken it, a simple way is to cover it in Agrax Earthshade. The brown hue is common to soil, dirt and dust in nature and will tint the terrain a darker colour. 5. Gehenna's Gold + Agrax Earthshade = easy, rich gold. Seen here on the banner. Methods using washes in general 1. Speedpainting surfaces. Using washes is a foundation of speedpainting. Washes cover models easily while simultaneously applying colour and shading them. Their translucency lets them blend naturally into other colours so mistakes are harder to see and their translucency is also easy to paint over using other colours to cover mistakes. Entire armies can be painted quickly by mixing washes over a light grey/white surface with normal painting techniques. Duncan Rhodes paints a poxwalker very quickly using green wash over white to make pallid green flesh, then only picking out basic details like trousers, then washing with Agrax Earthshade to tie the model together. 2. Painting yellow or other light-coloured armies. Light colours have a bad reputation because it is easy to see mistakes on a bright surface. Traditionally, painting armies with light colours is time-consuming due to the need for precise brushwork, precise thinning and many layers. One easy way to paint colours like Imperial Fists yellow is to start with a white base and simply wash the model using a wash to tint it that colour. Take care to make sure the wash does not pool on flat surfaces. An example involving painting Imperial Fists yellow is here: https://youtu.be/biqPX_uQ6m0?t=267 3. Simultaneously painting and shading flesh. Starting with a grey base and simply washing the area in a flesh-tinted wash immediately tints it in your colour of choice while also shading the recesses of musculature. Examples here and here using Athonian Camoshade and Reaper Flesh Shade 4. Rapid shading and model protection using Army Painter Quick Shade. Army Painter produces a line of products called Quick Shade, which are essentially thinned wood varnishes. Rather than painting a model with it, you dip the entire model in like some kind of baby Achilles and let the excess drip off. When it dries, your entire model is shaded and tinted and the paint is formulated to leave a protective coat over the model as well. Example here. 5. Multi-colour heat burn effects. Washes of different tones applied to a metallic surface can be used to easily create a gradient reminiscent of burns on a metal surface, such as flamethrower or jet engine nozzles. Duncan Rhodes shows the technique using 3 washes here. That's all I have. Add more entertaining uses for washes in the comments!
  6. I've been having a lot of trouble with a few paints recently, namely Zandri Dust, Celestra Grey, Ushabti Bone, And White Scar. When I paint them on the models the paint seems to clump slightly and result in a chalky texture. At first I thought that I needed to add more water, but that seems to make it worse. Using very little water helps but I am worried about obscuring detail. I am using a wet pallet when thinning my paints and all the paints I'm getting this with are new, just being obtained in the last 6 months or so. Is there any advice from people who have had similar issues? Or is this just something that I'm going to have to practice more to get the hang of?
  7. Well with the new Codex hitting it's time to dig out the old stuff I didn't get around to finishing. Last time around I had big plans to make a full battle company so it's not a small haul! http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq292/Troggman/Blood%20Angels/SDC14971_zps4fd1f9ce.jpg Ok a few bits I've picked up recently like the Dethstorm box, but it would have been rude not too! I'm allso realyl digin' the new assault terminators and tactical kits..... Must resist urge to buy more models..... Over the last week I've been cracking on with a few bits. I have built a few bikers that are in need of bases and 5 more sniper scouts to max out the squad. As well as assembly I've managed a bit of paint. http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq292/Troggman/Blood%20Angels/Tacgroupshot2_zps18a5a6fc.jpg http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq292/Troggman/Blood%20Angels/Sargecolse1_zps129678c6.jpg That drop pod is one of three I've been trying to get finished for 4 years now but as I was trying to batch paint them all I lost the will to live every time I tried. So this time I've gone for one at a time and I've finally got one finished... I know, chillout it's just s drop pod. I think next up will be a Stormraven, but it could as easy be a Furioso with pod. I may throw in Corbulo for kicks.... I'm still not sure how he's not been painted already!
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