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  • disusedgenius 12 Apr 2012 21:58:40 5,314 posts
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    A shade lets the undercoat colour bleed through, the glaze is more of an stronger ink (apparently).

    Personally I quite like the pots - at least they can keep themselves open.
  • Stickman 12 Apr 2012 22:01:30 29,666 posts
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    A wash is meant to flow into the 'shadow' areas and darken them while leaving the higher bits clear.

    A glaze covers the whole surface and isn't meant to flow off. It slightly colours the whole lot and acts to bring everything together smoothly.

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  • Plant 12 Apr 2012 22:34:50 253 posts
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    I'm off to my local tomorrow to have a tryout of the new paints. I've just shifted about 90% of my collection into the loft so I'm stuck with either taking some marines with me to paint or cracking open the box of squats I found when I was sorting out my garage.
    Of course hidden option three is to buy some more stuff when I'm there.
  • RabidChild 12 Apr 2012 22:37:17 2,292 posts
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    I think it's sensible to buy more stuff ;)

    Thanks for the wash/glaze advice, Dis & Stick!

    I've painted three whole miniatures since Saturday. Three! Prior to that it was 15+ years since I painted one. The washes do make things easier.
  • disusedgenius 12 Apr 2012 22:40:52 5,314 posts
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    Yeah, I can quite happily just do a base coat, wash then a quick highlight for most of my rank-and-file guys (and, collecting Skaven at the sec, that's a lot of them!).

    @Plant

    The store near work to me (Oxford Street) had a bunch of Marines and Elves for you to try the paints out on. Not sure if they all do, but it's a handy way to give them a quick try out.
  • Plant 12 Apr 2012 22:42:22 253 posts
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    Yeah buying stuff is Almost certainly the best option.
    In terms of painting stuff, I've just finshed a blood angels tactical squad, using mostly halfords primer, inks and foundation paints. It's certainly not the most refined unit I've painted, but at least iwasn't bored by the end of the process.

    disusedgenius wrote:

    @Plant

    The store near work to me (Oxford Street) had a bunch of Marines and Elves for you to try the paints out on. Not sure if they all do, but it's a handy way to give them a quick try out.
    I'll be honest
    I quite want to walk in with squats still on sprues and see what the staffers say. Believe it or not I found the old legion of the damned sergeant in the same box. Certainly made sorting my stuff out a little more exciting.

    Edited by Plant at 22:47:22 12-04-2012
  • Plant 12 Apr 2012 22:46:18 253 posts
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  • disusedgenius 12 Apr 2012 22:58:24 5,314 posts
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    Well, I mean they had them for free. Obviously it's not like you could grab a handful of the guys, but you could certainly grab one.

    I'm still using the basic set I bought ages ago with just a couple of washes. As I'm still on my first army since I was 14 it's easy enough to use that as the uniform. Once I eventually finish these guys I'll probably get another handful for the next project.

    Edit: Ah, crossed wires there - didn't see the edit.

    Edited by disusedgenius at 23:00:00 12-04-2012
  • L_Franko Moderator 13 Apr 2012 15:02:07 9,694 posts
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    Has anyone ever played Battlefleet Gothic?

    Breezed through the rules over lunch (downloaded from the BFG wiki) and it looks like it could be quite cool.
    Any experiences?
  • RabidChild 13 Apr 2012 15:08:44 2,292 posts
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    Not played it but was always tempted. Having said that, I don't really like the minis.
  • L_Franko Moderator 13 Apr 2012 15:16:16 9,694 posts
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    Iím quite impressed with the range of ships that are available; some of them look quite cool.
    It could be a fairly cheap game to get involved in as all the rules, special rules and ship details can all be downloaded so it is just the ships that need to be purchased.
  • Slurmseh 13 Apr 2012 15:25:34 2,339 posts
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    When I used to play I never really liked Gothic, I mainly played Fantasy and Mordheim, the latter being my favourite.
  • LeoliansBro 13 Apr 2012 15:52:25 44,179 posts
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    Apparently Firestorm Armada has better rules, far better models and is cheaper (they'll even provide printeable cutouts so you can try it for free).

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • L_Franko Moderator 13 Apr 2012 16:24:35 9,694 posts
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    I've not heard of Firestorm Armada before but after a quick google it does look rather interesting. I'll look more into it when I get home.

    Cheers, mate.
  • Leolian 13 Apr 2012 17:04:41 1,085 posts
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    Stickman wrote:
    Bit of a climb down on the new GW paint range.

    They're really, really good. Good coverage, washes are still the best, not sold on these weird 'drybrush' paint things, but the stars are the new glazes. I know it's easy to make your own glaze, but these are great for lazy fucks like me!

    If only they weren't in the god-awful pots.
    I agree. Bought the glazes and some glaze medium. Work like a charm. I'll see if I can post a picture of a giant I've just done to illustrate.

    I've done some of the red glaze over his lip.

    Edited by Leolian at 17:06:04 13-04-2012
  • Leolian 13 Apr 2012 17:09:18 1,085 posts
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    Edited by Leolian at 17:10:48 13-04-2012
  • Leolian 13 Apr 2012 17:22:18 1,085 posts
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    Actually, that doesn't show glazes for shit. There's a good picture of a chaos warrior in White Dwarf this month that shows it off better.
  • Stickman 13 Apr 2012 17:44:27 29,666 posts
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    Who cares about glazes, that face is brilliant!

    Edited by Stickman at 17:44:41 13-04-2012

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  • disusedgenius 13 Apr 2012 17:56:42 5,314 posts
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    The entire bloody thing is!

    /is scared of having to start a human army
  • ResidentKnievel 13 Apr 2012 18:05:46 6,196 posts
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    That rocks!

    I've never got on with painting or playing with games workshop stuff, but I'e always enjoyed reading about it and looking at the pretty models.

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  • LeoliansBro 13 Apr 2012 18:26:41 44,179 posts
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    Leolian wrote:
    That looks fucking superb! Can't wait to face the fucker...

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • RabidChild 13 Apr 2012 19:10:50 2,292 posts
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    Gah, I wish I could paint that well!

    Could someone please offer me some advice on the steps to painting? Currently i'm:

    Spray undercoating > block colour for the various bits > highlight with regular paint (either paint straight on or dry brush) > wash > do the fiddly detail bits (eyes'n'such).

    They're coming out better than I expected, but they seem a bit grubby. I'm not sure i'm doing the wash right, or maybe i'm not doing things in the right order?

    Oh, if it matters, i'm painting 'nids. Experimenting with termagants.

    Cheers!

    EDIT: pic to demonstrate grubbiness. Excuse my dirty window sill :)



    Edited by RabidChild at 19:17:06 13-04-2012
  • Leolian 13 Apr 2012 19:23:58 1,085 posts
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    Thats what I do ;P
    Looks great mate. Glazes are good to even out the blending and to bring back some colour to certain areas.
  • RabidChild 13 Apr 2012 20:02:35 2,292 posts
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    Thanks :) I'll experiment with the new glazes, I think.
  • Stickman 13 Apr 2012 20:36:26 29,666 posts
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    They look better than about 90% of models I've seen already!

    If I was painting a nid army, I reckon it'd be quite fun (and insanely quick) to try and just use washes.

    Looking good though, like it.

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  • 4gate 14 Sep 2012 12:37:08 362 posts
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    Forge World release their first Horus Heresy book and models

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6S0ZaG9xEIA&feature=youtu.be

    Cool as.
  • disusedgenius 14 Sep 2012 12:44:55 5,314 posts
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    Oooooh. Been waiting for this! *

    Are there pictures of the Primarch models yet?

    * despite not having any real interest in painting Space Marines, this might force me to get a handful...

    Edited by disusedgenius at 12:45:31 14-09-2012
  • 4gate 14 Sep 2012 13:33:43 362 posts
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    Haven't seen any Primarchs yet, but I'm sure I've read somewhere they will be doing all 19 eventually. The main Heresy books have (at my guess) another 5 or so years to run, I assume the Primarchs will appear along the same timescale. Some cool new models towards the end of that video.
  • Afiddes 15 Sep 2012 14:35:01 1,164 posts
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    I have seen my first games workshop in over a decade yesterday I got a little bit excited and had to force myself out before I spent a fortune on these addictive lil critters

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  • disusedgenius 15 Sep 2012 15:11:10 5,314 posts
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    Nah, you've gone I'm afraid. It'll just eat away at you until you can't resist. Embrace it! :)
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