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Re: RM's WH40K Paintlog

Postby OneEye589 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:39 pm

I'm just saying that if it's the only thing that stands out to someone who doesn't mess with miniatures, it must be pretty bad.

You really need to get rid of that extra plastic and flash on the front next to the treads. There's also big chunks on the top near the treads. You can take a file or knife to it and get rid of it, but it really makes the difference between a nice looking model and painted pieces of plastic glued together.
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Re: RM's WH40K Paintlog

Postby stubby » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:16 pm

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OneEye589 wrote: even though I've never put a model together in my life.

So stfu.

I've painted a thing or two in my life, and I've got to agree. File it down and fill in the space with some Green Stuff to smooth it out.

I was just thinking "I wish I lived nearby so I could just drive over there and show you some painting tricks" but then I remembered I do live nearby. What I really should do is drive over there and scare your parents. "Oh yeah, I'm his internet friend, I saw the photos he was posting online and decided to drop by"
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Re: RM's WH40K Paintlog

Postby Keldoclock » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:48 pm

Oh my god, I had nearly forgotten. Allow me to present the most common piece of advice garnered from SomethingAweful on the topic of miniatures painting.



THIN UR MOLD LINES

Get some files or an Xacto knife (a light crafts knife will probably work fine too, but then you can't replace blades) and just gently scrape along the lines.
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Re: RM's WH40K Paintlog

Postby BFenix » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:36 am

Try dry brushing for armor edges and perhaps terrain effects.

Also, you forgot to sand some bits of the pieces...
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Re: RM's WH40K Paintlog

Postby OneEye589 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:39 am

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Re: RM's WH40K Paintlog

Postby 501stCadians » Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:27 pm

stubby wrote:I was just thinking "I wish I lived nearby so I could just drive over there and show you some painting tricks" but then I remembered I do live nearby. What I really should do is drive over there and scare your parents. "Oh yeah, I'm his internet friend, I saw the photos he was posting online and decided to drop by"



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Re: RM's WH40K Paintlog

Postby Robot Monkey » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:32 pm

:lol: That would be funny, but I would end up being grounded, whether they realized it was a joke or not. Yeah, I'm gonna do some paint touch-ups today and file down those sprue marks you're all having a hissy fit about.
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Re: RM's WH40K Paintlog

Postby stubby » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:17 pm

Robot Monkey wrote::lol: That would be funny, but I would end up being grounded

So then extra funny, from what you're saying. It's win-win
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Re: RM's WH40K Paintlog

Postby Keldoclock » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:29 pm

MGB- just say you managed to find a guy at the Games Workshop and paid him for a painting lesson.

Stubby- wear a short pink dress and keep telling his parents "hey my eyes are up here"
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Re: RM's WH40K Paintlog

Postby mgb519 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:40 pm

Keldo-did I even post in this thread before now? I forget and I'm too lazy to check.
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Re: RM's WH40K Paintlog

Postby stubby » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:54 pm

Keldoclock wrote:Stubby- wear a short pink dress and keep telling his parents "hey my eyes are up here"

I was going to say, the pink dress thing doesn't work so well anymore for horrifying people, but then I remembered that RM's family lives forty years in the past. If he were living in 2012 with the rest of us, even fursuits don't cause the kind of horror they used to; I'd have to wear some kind of obvious giant diaper or something.
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Re: RM's WH40K Paintlog

Postby Keldoclock » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:03 pm

mgb519 wrote:Keldo-did I even post in this thread before now? I forget and I'm too lazy to check.

I keep thinking you and RM are the same person, sorry dude.
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Re: RM's WH40K Paintlog

Postby Robot Monkey » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:15 pm

40 years in the past? Did the future arrive that fast? I guess I'll just peruse the paper after I come home from school. I wonder what that crazy President Carter is up to now.
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Re: RM's WH40K Paintlog

Postby stubby » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:27 pm

BFenix wrote:Try dry brushing for armor edges and perhaps terrain effects.

Seriously though, if there were nine things I would tell you to really focus on in order to improve your final look, the first three of them have to do with never, never globbing on the paint so thickly:

    6. Practice drybrushing to highlight texture and edges.
    7. Practice using washes to emphasize form details.
    8. Practice thinning out the paint by different amounts to have more precise and even covering coats (and to save money on paint).
    9. And of course also clean up sprues and mold lines, like everybody's saying.
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Re: RM's WH40K Paintlog

Postby Keldoclock » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:32 pm

Has he not been using paint thinner?

:son:

At least use some water or SOMETHING.

You think this model is still alright, or should he bust out the Simple Green and redo it?
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