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  1. Cocky

    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    That's looking amazing @Nicky
  2. Cocky

    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    @Kzo vmc isn't the best paint for this type of glazing technique and getting the balance of colour intensity and transparency is kind of the issue and why I don't use this approach with my regular painting. I'm working on a method that produces a similar textured result without the need for glazing and will put up a video once I have refined the process. I have a bit of time coming up which Ill spend on creating more videos. I have a lot of ideas for content, it's really a matter of deciding which will be the most interesting and is possible given the technological restrictions. The complete tutorials for particular models are the easiest as they require the least planning, but I'm not sure I want to make these the focus of my channel. I can't compete with the display level painters or the high production values guys like sorastro or the maniac. And my normal painting style isn't very interesting, just go from dark to light and large to small. So I'll probably make some shorter videos on specific things like painting faces etc. The main subject I want to cover is the technical aspect of painting, going into detail as to the variables affecting each technique, and, more interesting to me at least, the theory of how miniature painting works. It's surprising how little of this is discussed. Most videos/articles amount to paint by numbers or "hacks" with almost no explanation of the why. I won't pretend to understand the hard science, but I have been working on a simple theoretical framework. There's still a lot to work out as every book I read gives me new ideas, and I have a lot of books still to get through. Just the basics of colour theory are fascinating which is why it's so surprising why no one ever goes beyond the primary/secondary colour nonsense. We'll see if I ever get around to making these videos as the paint by numbers stuff is easier to produce and there must be a reason why no one talks about the theory.
  3. Cocky

    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    yes it's crystal blue mixed with blue tone ink.
  4. Cocky

    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    I've done a tutorial on painting space marines using a similar method to the one I used to decent effect last year.
  5. Cocky

    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    @feltmonkey you could try modelling putty. I have a tube from ak interactive that I use for filling in air bubbles and cracks that are too small for green stuff. I've made another video tutorial. Still some technical issues to work out with the recording and editing, the main on being trying to paint with an ipad in front of me.
  6. Cocky

    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    That depends what you mean by a lot. Compared to that guy in the store that will paint your models in his spare time I charge a lot. But compared to other professional painters my rate for a good quality character perhaps isn't so much. However, I only want to paint characters so I don't want to price myself out of any work. This set will costs thousands of dollars as it is and I still struggle with picking up new clients. There's more to come. I'm going to switch to posting as I work through a projects rather than wait until it's finished and with the clients as otherwise I have these huge gaps without posting.
  7. Cocky

    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    Here's the first set of a Harry Potter commission. Despite my misgivings over the quality control over at Knight Models the models are proving to be very enjoyable to paint and I'll most likely be collecting these for myself. And I made a little video
  8. Cocky

    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    That's pretty good for 30 minutes. If you want more texture try using more paint on the brush and deliberate strokes. A brush with coarse hair is useful too.
  9. Cocky

    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    This model is fantastic. Well done gw.
  10. Cocky

    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    Good stuff Joe! I've had a go at making a youtube video. No idea what I was doing but I figured I'd learn as I go along. Any feedback or advice would be appreciated.
  11. Cocky

    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    Privateer press have a lot of videos mostly covering specific techniques https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOHvZQUaO4kfNV6-gObM3sPXisSpcphnE Paint on plastic is mostly gunpla with the occasional gw model but he has a very interesting style https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9UUZIFvHRQPfDoCP-bTB7A Scale model workshop covers historical model kits. The guy is very knowledgeable, has incredible modelling skills and makes high quality videos. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9UUZIFvHRQPfDoCP-bTB7A But my favourite background painting videos are the old Romain tutorials on beastofwar. I even have my own playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGDHEoEYgxDweif2myg-CyFFJWdSb2-Jk
  12. Cocky

    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    That's great news @Pelekophoros
  13. Cocky

    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    The patreon has been going since January and so far I counted 28 videos which cover 10 or so different models. The production values aren't very good and a lot of the videos are just streams but you get to see the entire process. I have found his videos a great help primarily because of how simple his method is. It's not that I can't do the advanced techniques, but trying to wet blend for eight hours a day is hard going. Plus, it's very scaleable so can be used for simple gaming standard not just Sergio's god tier competition standard.
  14. Cocky

    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    The first video for this tutorial has been posted and I have to say Duncan would lose his fucking shit if he saw how thick the paints for the basecoats were.
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