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ok so i think ive decided on going with a daemonhunter army. it lets me use the IG stuff i like and if i want i can use some SMs.
my newest question is what do i need to start painting. from picking up a few models i see they put like four colors on the back that they use to paint the models on the box. so what else do i get?
 

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At first, i thought painting required no more like 3 colours and a primer. Dead wrong. You need colours for tiniest details that pop up on models once or twice in the whole box, but those little details i think make the biggest impression. I think you simply must pick chaos black and skull white if you havent already. You also will probably need shining gold and tallarn flesh. red is simply a must, and so is boltgun metal. it would help if you told me your colour scheme.
 

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What box are you looking at - if your are going to be doing your Grey Knights as they are on the box I would recommend you follow this tutorial.

http://us.games-workshop.com/games/40k/daemonhunters/gettingstarted/start_paint.htm

As a general rule you usually want two versions of every colour you have and possibly a ink or wash. The reason you have two is that you have a light and a dark version so that you can highlight the colour. So for example with Green I would recommend getting Dark Angels Green and Snot Green and Green Ink. This means that basically all your bases are loaded.

And as Initiate said Skull White, Chaos Black and Red are musts for all armies.

Hope that helps.
 

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i dunno what my color scheme is really. there is this picture of an inquisator in the back of the daemonhunters codex that looks like it has a bronze 'wash'? it makes it look tarnished. just like the chaos warhound in some ads of whitedwarf. i would really like to have that on the grey knights. but greyer, haha.
thats all im focusing on for right now. if i ever get up to the IG part of the army it will more than likely be death korps or the Vostroyan.
if getting them like that is too hard for a beginner i understand and just let me know before i get started of have a meltdown.
 

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remember, you dont have to bother buying the black or white from GW. I got mine from the dollar store 8)
 

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Your best bet is to take a long look at the minis and decide what primary colour you would like to go with and then pick your contrasting colours and highlights from there actually.





Moving this thread to Modelling and Painting as it is more appropriate there.

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so what other mettallic colors are there for me to decide from? i really like gold for the inquisator so im going to try and save that for him.
 

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hmm... i can only think of tin bitz, not sure how that would look, maybe if you highlight it with a lightre colour?
 
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