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Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #50 on: May 19, 2016, 04:38:50 PM »
Clear base was an idea I had so the model would fit for all tables. It didn't turn out too well.

For your texturing, have you tried suspending some fine basing sand in an ink or wash?

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Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #51 on: May 21, 2016, 12:42:32 PM »
Basing sand is good for grit. I ended up using a little for nodules on the mushrooms. But, grit is a limited texture. What I wanted to use the Liquid Green Stuff for is leaving brush lines on the too-smooth metal, like fungus gills or segmented stalks. A wood grain kind of texture.

Do you glue on basing material with an ink wash? I wouldn't think that would bond.

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Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #52 on: May 22, 2016, 04:36:28 AM »
Straight up wet paint, cover it in flock, and shake when dry. Nothing fancy.

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Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #53 on: June 08, 2016, 06:00:37 PM »
So, painting. Been doing some.

First, finished miniature: Anybody remember the Paizo red?
Here's the pair next to each other. The dark one is metal, the lighter one, Bones plastic. I find I don't have a preference, as far as painting them go, the materials have their pros and cons. One thing I will say for the Bones version, I didn't have to glue it to a base like I did for the metal version.


In the background, you can see my current Work-In-Progress. Kaladrax the ... Disassembled.
Between starting him and now, we moved. This is after pulling him out of storage. Lookit all the pieces!


Then I got a sponge and a lot of black paint and went to town. I did not get very many pictures. But I did get some of the base.




Then I did a lot of painting that didn't get photographed. Because I'm aiming for a frost wyrm, everything looks blueish...



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Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #54 on: June 08, 2016, 08:16:09 PM »
Awesome dragons! I love the icy blue wing membranes. Out of the two Pathfinder dragons, the lighter one looks better to me. The metal dragon has taken some scuffs and there's a little metal showing through on spines and often touched places. With Bones you don't have to worry about that as much.

So do you prefer painting dragons? I picked up a couple with Bones, mostly WyrmGear the steampunk dragon. When it turned out he didn't really fit together and would take a lot of modding and greenstuff, I lost heart. Since metal dragons used to sell for 10x the price of other miniatures, I just decided early on they were not going to be my thing.

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Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #55 on: June 08, 2016, 08:29:55 PM »
Are you sure that's metal showing through? I did the horns on the dark one black-based, white-tipped, and sealed him. He actually spends most of his time sitting on a shelf, because we don't actually take him out much. Might change with the upcoming live campaign, but for now... I don't think he's actually been on the table even once.

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Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #56 on: June 08, 2016, 09:28:20 PM »
Oh, okay.

Offline BeorningTopic starter

Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #57 on: August 01, 2016, 05:45:50 PM »
Very nice dragons there, Thorne!  :-)

I decided that I'll try to come back to painting stuff - somehow, I ended up not doing anything for months (uh... how the time flies by). And so, I have a question:

Any advice how to create a proper blonde hair colour? I want to finally paint a blonde Sister and I don't want her to have comic-booky yellow hair...

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Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #58 on: August 01, 2016, 06:06:52 PM »
There are a few YouTube tutorials out there, but this was the first link that I came across:

http://handcannononline.com/blog/2011/04/20/tutorial-basics-%E2%80%93-glorious-locks-painting-hair/

The writer sets out to show how to paint the three major hair colors (saving red for another article, apparently), but to be quite honest, I think the example for 'brown' looks closer to a non-comic-book blonde than the actual example for blonde.

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Re: Miniature painting
« Reply #59 on: August 01, 2016, 06:28:42 PM »
Thanks! This is most useful :)