Newb Painter suggestion to any other newb painters out there..... - Page 2 - Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums
Modelling and Painting Discuss or display anything and everything regarding Terrain, Modelling and Painting here.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-20-11, 02:24 AM Thread Starter
ZOMGZOR CUSTOM USER TITLE
 
scscofield's Avatar
scscofield's Flag is: USA
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Finger Lakes Region of NY
Posts: 6,195
Reputation: 56
Default

I am doing a half and half purple black scheme, before I stripped them they had red helmets for tactical but this time I am just doing all half purple half black. When I get to the point where I am considering highlights I might just stop for now. There is nothing saying I can not come back later and add those in. I know that before I stripped them the best they had looked was before I had attempted to highlight them. There was shading in the spots it should have been because of washes and the colors were uniform. I am going to attempt to do layering on one of them and see how it looks.
scscofield is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-20-11, 07:11 AM
nice boy, daft though !
 
bitsandkits's Avatar
bitsandkits's Flag is: United Kingdom
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 10,212
Reputation: 58
Default

[B]keep within the lines[/B
in all seriousness, forget washes and highlights, if your new practice getting a thinned layer of paint neatly were it is supposed to go, a neatly painted model looks far better than a poorly washed and highlighted one.once you can paint neatly within the lines you will have a better chance of being able to paint highlights and wash selectively.



Never pay again for live sex! | Hot girls doing naughty stuff for free! | Chat for free!

HUGE BITZ RESTOCK NOW ON
bitsandkits is offline  
post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-20-11, 07:23 AM
Senior Member
 
elmir's Avatar
elmir's Flag is: Belgium
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Arendonk/Antwerp/Belgium
Posts: 1,457
Reputation: 43
Default



Basecoat, basecoat, basecoat. If you are not able to get that right, you'll never, ever get a good looking model. shading, highlighting, washing, glazing, they all boil down to haveing a solid, clean basecoat that is not patchy and remains detailed.

Choice of pallet is another thing. Bright, vibrant colors are a lot harder to do. Reds, whites and yellows are notoriously bad covering pigments. If you do want to learn how to do solid basecoats, practice with yellow. If you can get a none patchy, thin, even basecoat going with yellow, you are golden! Heck, you can even try that one piece of sprue or a leftover torso from a space marine set or something.
elmir is offline  
 
post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-20-11, 07:44 AM
Senior Member
 
farseer22's Avatar
farseer22's Flag is: Australia
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 123
Reputation: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by elmir View Post
<snippy>
If you can get a none patchy, thin, even basecoat going with yellow, you are golden! Heck, you can even try that one piece of sprue or a leftover torso from a space marine set or something.
This sounds like good advice to me. I'm going to go home and paint some space marines that I have from the battle for mccrage.
farseer22 is offline  
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums > Hobby > Modelling and Painting

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome