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|01-12-07 07:33 PM|
Originally Posted by smiley
down south vallejo is cheaper ml for ml, although the bottles look smaller you get more paint than gw. Ive bought a few and and not overly impressed with them. Same with there brushes mine started malting hairs within a day of buying them. Others though really rate them so i guess its just personal preference
|01-12-07 06:37 PM|
There is a shop near me that gives 20% off if you spend £145. There are probably loads of places around th net but it is good to be able to go to a shop and get it.
For info it is http://www.caliverbooks.com/ that gives the discount
|01-12-07 06:06 PM|
i bought my stuff @ games frenzy and they thought i was a member so gave me 15% off LOL
im not a member hehe but i aint saying shit coz GW models are way too pricey in my opinion
imagine how much more u could get @ 15% percent off!
|01-12-07 06:04 PM|
ok i need paintbrushes now ....like 5 (GW way too pricey and im poor)
chaos black undercoat
liche purple 1st coat
then some black ink in corners in shoulderpads and bumcrack etc
then i was thinking just a slightly lighter highlight (as a drybrush)
then a warlock purple or tenticle pink light drybrush
then the trim with boltgun metal then the very fine edges with chainmail
its all good IN THEORY then when you actually buy all the paints and complete one ....-.-" you kinda wish u hadn't so im gonna do a few trials ...
since the army is purple i was thinking of doing my upcoming assualt terminators as a bleached bone colour kinda like deathwing...really suits the purple and makes them stand out as real elites...
lemme know what u think
|01-12-07 09:17 AM|
Vallejo is only maybe 50p to a £1 more here in manc than GW paint, there is actually slightly more paint IIRC and they faact its comes in a droper type bottle means less chance of it drying out.
That all said i'm a lazy arse and still use GW paints, mainly since i paint in GW so often.
Also a lot of the online things refer to Vallejo colours which are quite commonly rip off's of GW ones. Its quite easy to spot which are which i.e Magic blue = enchanted blue
|01-12-07 08:29 AM|
|FrozenOrb||Not only do I exclusively use GW paint, but my main colour is yellow. I'm for the most part content with the GW range (although it would be nice to be able to better do shiny steel). From what I've seen of a brief check, the Vallejo range is still quite pricey in the UK. Perhaps like most things it's a lot cheaper in the US?|
|01-12-07 07:31 AM|
|The Son of Horus||
Well, you can still apply the general concepts of the White Dwarf articles even if you can't paint that well. I certainly can't, but I learned the basics of highlighting and color theory from it.
GW makes the second worst paint on the market. The only thing worse is Testor's. It's thick, it's badly packaged (those pots dry out faster than you can shake a stick at) and it's quite overpriced. Reaper or Vallejo make paint that's not only cheaper and packaged so that it doesn't dry out the second you open the thing, but is significantly higher quality. Eyedropper containers make mixing a lot less painful too, not to mention they tend to last a lot longer since you're only using a couple drops at a time instead of a heaping brush-full out of a GW pot.
Sorry about my rant-- anyone just starting painting should NOT buy GW paint. When I switched from GW to Reaper and Vallejo... my models almost immediately looked a thousand times better.
|01-12-07 05:10 AM|
For the most part I don't follow any online or WD advice on how to paint.
I dislike mixing if I can help it and WD over-focuses on that. It's too much work and requires you to remember it all.
Online info either suffers from this or refers to paints other than GW, which is of no use to me. I already spent a lot of money to have every GW paint there is--I'd rather not have to spend out even more. Often I feel excluded for painting GW miniatures exclusively with GW paints, which can be mildy irritating.
Online and WD examples also tend to be unrealistic in that most people reading the articles do not have anything approaching the same skill level.
My advice is to learn the absolute basics then experiment a lot on practice models or model parts. As long as you've put some effort into painting the models, be proud of whatever the results are.
|01-12-07 03:42 AM|
|The Son of Horus||I taught myself to paint from the pages of White Dwarf. I wish they published How to Paint Citadel Miniatures and How to Paint Space Marines when I was learning, because those are absolutely great. Between those and reading the newly-reinstated Masterclass section in White Dwarf, you'll learn pretty fast.|
|01-12-07 01:54 AM|
Thats how i learnt. I still buy and read WD mainly for the painting guides - the techniques you can apply to any model. Also the GW painting books are actaully pretty good to - i know some top painters who recommend them.
Looking painting forums like her on Heresy will help you glean advice and insperation. Also [url]www.coolminiornot.com[/ul] is probably the best site on the planet for painting, contains work form the worlds top artists and has mountains of articles to help you along.
Also just like Anphicar said, paint, ask for help, paint, ask for help and keep on painting. The more you do it the better you WILL become.
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