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Infact if you play mercs you probably need more decks than anyone else.
Devilsquid - "Give a faction player a lemon, they'll cry about how they have to make lemonade. Give a merc player a lemon, he'll squeeze the juice in your eye, beat you down, and steal your lunch money". Searforge Painting & Modelling Thread
New posts up. Discussions of Rhulic matters in NQ 42.
It's a shame you won't play him. I'd be curious to see how he goes for you.
Working on being able to field every merc teir 4 list.
Not to be negative, but I really do not like the baby blue paint scheme. I really don't get why you would do that.
Now that it's brought up... I think there's nothing wrong with a baby blue / ice blue colour scheme in theory. It can look good.
But as I look at the models my feeling is that a very minimal effort, forethought and time has been committed to the execution of the paintjob.
They look extremely shiny, the coverage and the consistency of the paint seem to be different around the models, I don't really see any shading or highlighting, and there are quite a lot of simple mistakes that you already mention in the vid.
I would gladly share some painting tips&tricks if you're interested, some basic stuff that would improve the look of models quickly.
Hmm, no clear coat yet, interesting. Then why are they so shiny?
A simple yet effective tool that wouldn't really cost you more time is to wash & drybrush. Buy a pot of Devlan Mud (made by GW). It's a brown wash, kind of a transparent ink that goes well with most of the colours, even with your blue.
When you completed the paintjob, take some of the wash out of the pot with your brush to an old CD, the back of a blister or some kind of palette and add the same amount of water.
Use that liquid to soak your model using a brush, pay special attention that it gets to all the recesses.
Then when it's dry take some of your original (blue) colur and a larger dry brush. Dip it in the paint and then use a paper towel to wipe off most of the paint. Brush the model with your original colour focusing on the elevated parts, leaving the shades in the recesses. you can go back to the skin areas with the skin tone in the same way.
Now doing these 2 basic steps on a model shouldn't take more than 10 minutes really.
You can use a hairdryer to quicken up the process.
If you want, you can add a drop of white to your original colur afterwards and repeat the drybrushing step just on the top areas where the light hits the model.
But doing a single wash + drybrush already improves the look immensely.
Believe me it's not hard and not time consuming at all, and your models would look much better.
Rhulic models are so cool, they deserve it.
Watch the video. It'll be on the gazette with 20 min. Right now the IKRPG review is up.
Update: according to YouTube, it'll be up in 191 minutes. Lets hope it's wrong in that calculation.
Update: Turns out it did actually take that long. Luckily I'm working from home today, so I put it up.
Last edited by Rancor; 11-01-2012 at 06:05 AM.
Some new stuff up on the gazette. More to come this week.
Painting update & Iron Kingdoms character creation videos up now.