View Full Version : My first attempts! (have mercy!)
12-03-2009, 05:48 AM
So uh, hello PP forumers. Newcomer Jerkstore here. Figured this'd be the right place to pop up pics of my first attempts at painting my WM figures. Constructive criticism is GREATLY appreciated as I'm still really new to the whole scene. So um, here goes!
First is my factory-fresh Imperial red Kodiak
And accompanying that is a weathered Destroyer I've nicknamed Avalanche
And here's a Scrapjack to go along with that, why not?
12-03-2009, 05:50 AM
lol They look nice.. I like the weathering.. Are you leaving the cannon black? also hope to see some nice bases/flock etc..
12-03-2009, 05:53 AM
Actually, that's a bad angle for the Destroyer's cannon, I've drybrushed black onto the the front part of the cannon to try and give it a 'heavily used' look, I'll try to post some pics soon of other angles of these guys. And as for basing and flocking, that's my next big step, lol. I'm not gonna leave that off, that'll be on there at some point. :)
12-03-2009, 09:13 AM
Looking good so far! One suggestion:
It seems like the paint might be too thick. This is something people always say, but it's so true, thinning down paints and using multiple coats is probably the best way to make great looking models with the least amount of skill.
Just make it like the consistency of milk and go over it a few times until it has the desired color/hue/shade. Generally if you can see unevenness in the drying so that the texture of the paint is visible, it's too thick. Another sign is if some of the details like rivets, seems between armor, vents in a grill, etc, are being filled and are less visible after painting then before painting.
Hope some of this helps, it looks like you're going to be a great painter!
12-03-2009, 09:28 AM
For first models they look pretty good.
As said you can tell the paint is a lil thick- however I'm guessing you primed in black. Red is a hard color to paint over black, so conidering that- not too bad a job.
The important part tho is your lines are clean, you dont have colors all over the place.
You have a good base started- simply adding a single highlight and a single shade layer will take these to the next level.
Black ink washing woud be my next suggestion to look into- its a stupid easy skill that even the pro's use commonly once you understand when and where to use it.
12-03-2009, 09:31 AM
Not to bad at all for first time painting man! I'd say thin down the paint just a wee bit with a drop of water and do multiple coats for red over black, as it is a hard color to paint over black primer, as a few others mentioned. But I think they're nice, keep up the good work!
12-03-2009, 10:22 AM
If you want to go for deep red over black primer you can also use this technique:
After priming mix some beautiful pink out of red and white (50/50) and give all the red areas a nice girly like pink primer. Through the white you will have some good coverage. Try to keep it as thin as possible but as thick as you need.
Afterwards you can go directly with red in one layer to get some good red coverage.
Red is also a paint which profits much from inks and/or glazing. After your red layer you wash it with some red ink to deepen the color. Also some small mistakes in coverage are vanishing through this. After highlighting your red parts some red glaze (extreme dilluted basecolor). This helps to bring the highlight (mostly the are yellow/orange-ish) in line with your base color.
12-03-2009, 10:59 AM
So far so good. You're on your way.
They look good. The other forumers have provided excellent advice. Shades and highlights do wonders.
Looking forward to seeing them based. If you put a dark blue or grey felt backdrop to them, you could get some sweeter photos; keep contributing!
12-03-2009, 11:50 AM
Looking really good, better than the first time I painted! If I may give you a tip for the red? If you want a nice dark red, pick up GW (gasp!) Baal Red Wash, and Thraka Green Wash, mix them about 50:50, load up big brush with it and load it all over the red. It will give you that deep rich red you see in alot of miniature work.
An example of the washes effect on reds.. this is GWs blood red, which is semi orange, when I washed it it gave it a nice dark hue..
12-03-2009, 12:22 PM
Wow, i got a lot of feedback quick! Thank you all for the input! I'll try those tips out for the next batch of 'jacks. I'll also try to put up a few of my non Khador stuff shortly here. Thanks a bunch!
These pics are from the same batch as my Khador 'jacks above, and as such, not prone to the advice you all gave me above. Next time I'll try some new washes and some darker backgrounds for the photos, but here's my non-Khador stuff.
A Nomad I painted with Broadsides Bart in mind, was going for a 'Jolly Roger' color scheme.
I'm not sure what inspired me to pick up a Crusader, but I did and was stumped for color scheme for a while. Then I happened upon the Interdiction of Judgement color scheme from NQ22 and tried running with that.
And here's one of my favorite sculpts ever, Gorman di Wulfe. This guy won me a Master Shaman (best painted character) award at the recent Schism event in my hometown.
12-03-2009, 01:42 PM
they need to have thier bases done properly!
...other than that they look very very good.
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