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I'm going to start an article on how to model and paint for people who just got into the hobby, showing all the basic and advanced tecniques.

I'm going to show how to put your mini together, prime it and paint it like a pro.

Anything you think should be added to this?
 

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Should be interesting, go for it mate. As for the contents starting out with the basics would be great. Stuff like the sprue, mold lines, use of blu tac to try out poses, assembly and the basics of painting. Something I'm still trying to figure out (also for my own article on basing) is some tips and ideas for ranking up WHF models.

Looking forward to the article and best of luck working on it!
 

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Mold line removal is a must. Pet peeve of mine.
 

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Also if a weapon has a long haft then makes sure its straight if it should be. Banner poles don't bend if they are made out of solid steel.

This isn't that big of a problem in 40K but in warhammer you see knights charging round the board with lances that look as if Tzeentch him self is living inside in all the time.
 

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Jacobite said:
This isn't that big of a problem in 40K but in warhammer you see knights charging round the board with lances that look as if Tzeentch him self is living inside in all the time.
Now there's a cool idea for some chaos conversions :wink:
Good point though.
 

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Maybe some general basing too. I know, when I started out, I just spraypainted them white to match my guy's arctic uni's, and was to scared to try anything like flock or rocks.

Just now am starting to base my marines. Foundation paints are a wonderful thing!
 

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I've never painted the bases per se... I always paint the base itself and then apply the flock, and don't paint over the flock. It just seems kind of like a waste of paint to me for some reason, and Woodland Scenics makes a staggering array of different kinds of flock and ballast, so you can find pretty much exactly what you need color and size-wise. Most of my bases LOOK painted, but they're not-- it's just hunting for the right stuff, really.
 
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