Painting Technique
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Painting Technique

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hey guys. I was just wonder how everyone else paints. I'm great at sculpting but I usually screw the paint job. I know thing coats are better than thick, but there are other things I'd like to know. How long do you wait between coats? Does brush size play a factor? How long does it usually take to paint a figure? Do you paint the joints during the main painting or do you wait until last to do the joints?

I'm thinkin I may be painting too fast. I also paint the joints last, after I've sealed the main body. Any suggestions would be awesome. I'm just really trying to improve my painting skills so any help would be great.

thanks

Posted by Green Skin
on Monday, October 5, 2009
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Green Skin -
Monday, October 5, 2009
awesome, thanks man. I think I'm going to try joints first.
Darththomas -
Monday, October 5, 2009
I try to do the joints first, that way you can check if there's any paint rub before doing the rest of the paint job. As for brush size, it definitely does play a part in the end result, go big for your basecoat and small for detail. Paints can take anything from 10 minutes to 24 hours to dry, it depends on what you use. I use games workshop and they're dry enough to paint over in about 10 minutes but take much longer to fully cure. I generally take at least 6 hours to do my paint jobs but I like to add lots of detail and the figures I paint are quite big. Also supergluing the joints to stop paint rub takes a fair bit of time, hope this helps
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