New Tutorial Needed Request #2
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New Tutorial Needed Request #2

Posted in Custom Workstation

probably should've started with this but what the hell.

VP's tutorial (bravo on the execution of it) is a great starting point for beginners like myself but now we need a little more discussion on

Painting Techniques

1. how do you guys get 'em so smooth? (glopped up the face of a fig bad - luckily I was able to save it)
2. anyone here use an airbrush? pros and cons?
3. good masking materials
4. the eyes, damn their eyes!
5. saw the Hemble tutorial and wondering if that is what everyone does? do ML faces need undercoating?
6. sealing

cry havoc and let slip the dogs of paint!

Posted by Buzzy Fret
on Wednesday, December 6, 2006
User Comments
Buzzy Fret -
Thursday, December 7, 2006
ratboy I believe you need to be teaching some paint techs and tricks. that Jigsaw custom and all the others you've done kicked mucho ass.
ratboy -
Thursday, December 7, 2006
Thanks Doc...now I can paint boogers
Buzzy Fret -
Wednesday, December 6, 2006
Doc you kick ass.
Henchmen4Hire -
Wednesday, December 6, 2006
If I knew what the other techniques are I would make tutorials for them I think you can get a nice ice effect if you paint the figure silver, then brush on some clear blue, and then dry-brush white on top. Or you could get some metallic blue and dry-brush it white. This way the grooves actually shine and sparkle instead of being just black.
Mr-X -
Wednesday, December 6, 2006
Doc, did you know one of your finger has its own face? You might want to get that looked at...

Nice tut, helps out noobs like me
Henchmen4Hire -
Wednesday, December 6, 2006
This is a tutorial for drybrushing :]





Henchmen4Hire -
Wednesday, December 6, 2006
Lol, dogs of paint...

Hemble goes crazy on his customs, that's why they look so good, but you don't have to add that many paint-coats to a figure. Usually one base coat and dry-brushing or a wash is enough (If you're painting a lighter color on a dark color then you are going to need extra coats to make the color look the right shade).

I kept asking how people got paint so smooth and really, it all comes down to your paint and brushes. GET GOOD BRUSHES. If you have to pay 20 bucks for a good brush then do it. A crappy brush will give you crappy results (hairs will fall onto the paint, bad stroke lines, etc.). Also, WASH YOUR BRUSH FREQUENTLY! Don't let the paint dry on teh brush because that severely messes with how smooth the paint-job will be. The finer the bristles on the brush the better your paint-job will be.

You have Citadel paint, right? That's great already, now get some good brushes and you should be doing swell. And don't use too much paint at once! You don't have to paint an entire figure in one fell swoop. Paint an area and then go wash your brush. Let it dry a little and get back to painting.
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