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  1. Cocky

    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    I've made changes to my painting setup (I bought a bigger desk) so making tutorials is not so much of a pain in the ass. I also bought some new lights which are very bright and yet the images a actually worse as I haven't figured out the optimal camera settings. The first tutorials I've done are for the injustice team Black Orchid, Deadman, and Swamp Thing.
  2. Cocky

    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    That rogue trader set will be hard to resist.
  3. Cocky

    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    All good reasons. I'll add that they also put as much thought into making the models as easy to prepare and assemble as gw. The reason I asked was that I'll be working on yu jing painting tutorials over the next few weeks. I was originally going with the scheme from the giraldez book but done without an airbrush and using scale colour paints. Now I'm thinking of going with this darker orange and get ahead of the game.
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    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    The support troopers look more orange compared previous models too which had a more yellow highlight. I was painting an aleph army recently and noticed that the new releases had a slightly different paint scheme with a cleaner white than the previous beige.
  5. Cocky

    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    So do yu jing have a darker orange as their main colour now or is that for some subfaction?
  6. Cocky

    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    @Mikes Fair enough. I know black seems to be poplar at the moment especially amongst top painters. I understand the appeal but it would require a bit too much work to adjust.
  7. Cocky

    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    Looks great @JoeK ! I look forward to adding it to my pile of shame. @Mikes I'm curious why you went with a black primer. Seems like a lot of work for your choice of colour scheme.
  8. Cocky

    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    At least you'll have those models to play with. I used to be able to work a full time job and paint 30 hours a week whereas now it's just work. This is part of the reason why I'm doing the tutorials as I can pretend that I'm promoting the business And here's another tutorial https://opponenttheory.com/blog/2018/7/5/hawkman-painting-tutorial I painted this a few months back on what would be the final days of my dog's life. I had forgotten all about it until I found the images on my camera recently.
  9. Cocky

    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    First up is an aleph army of about 25 models. It'll be the most uniform looking collection I've done in a while so will be a fun change of pace from the usual characters that I paint.
  10. Cocky

    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    That looks like it was a lot of fun mikes. I'm about to start on a big infinity project and so far I'm really impressed with the improvements made to the design of the models to make assembly very easy. If I didn't have so many other unfinished projects I'd restart my own infinity collection.
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    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    @Kzo Thanks. I got the idea of including paint swatches after rereading the Giraldez books for an upcoming infinity project and getting frustrated with guessing what paints to use. The warpaints aren't the most covering compared to other paint ranges which is odd given they are supposed to be for quick painting. I don't normally use them for basecoating at least with a brush. But I really like airbrushing with them and they make great glazes due to their transparency. They're also useful for two brush blending.
  12. Cocky

    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    I prefer to block in the main colours first and then work on all parts of the model simultaneously. But that's more of a painterly approach that I reserve for my own models. For commissions, where I have to be more efficient, I find it best to concentrate on a single colour and make any necessary adjustments at the end. Speaking of commissions here is my latest job.
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    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    It's been a bit of a slow period but I finally have some new things to share starting with this tutorial for Batgirl https://opponenttheory.com/blog/2018/6/29/batgirl-painting-tutorial Hopefully, I should have more tutorials coming. The superheroes aren't very popular but I like the variety and if I can do just one a week that comes to a decent collection within a year.
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    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    I'd recommend watching the tutorials on the scale75 youtube channel to get an idea of how their painters use the paints. This is a good example A lot comes down to brush control, using precise movements and a light touch. They also mix the paints to create intermediary tones rather than going from one colour to the next. I used about ten different colours to paint the blue on that superman.
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    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    Scalecolour paints are really good once you get used to their qualities. I barely dilute them at all and sometimes use them straight from the pot.
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