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I have built and primed 4 intercessors, I’ll be starting to paint them tonight. Each will be in a slightly different colour scheme so I can try and pick out my favourite to use company wide.
1 will be a base of mechanicus standard grey with a layer of dawn stone
Next will be mech standard grey with a layer of Russ grey
Third will be a base of FenrisIan grey under a layer of Russ grey
Lastly I’ll try a base of fenrisian under a layer of dawn stone

This will be my first painting as I said, any pitfalls I want to avoid? Has anyone tried the two mixup schemes I’m going to try? Crossing over the HH scheme with current seems like a potentially good idea or am I going to be wasting paint?

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Might want to check out this thread http://www.bolterand...rp-onto-the-tt/ from another person who recently got into the tabletop. 

 

The big thing for new painters is thin your paint. Not so thin that it runs when you apply it but a few thin layers is much better then 1 thick one.



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Based on my journey with the same concerns i would say dont make your final decision until you apply a wash as well.

I was blown away at how different it looked after a wash agrax earthshade or nuln oil.

Also...if you are undecided between colors consider logistics as well. Some colors have spray can equivalents so you can basically spray your entire base color on instead of painting every model.
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Thanks guys

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And we demand pics!

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Haha I’ll be sure to take some and put them up. Thanks for the tip on the washes. I have both f those you mentioned so I’ll see what happens

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I can't agree enough about the advise to look for spray cans if you can find a matching color for what you want. It absolutely saves time and makes a more uniform look to the models.


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Hey Rocky, glad to have you in the Fang!

 

I found this from last year when we took part in the ETL. Was a quick tips and how to start painting guide

 

http://www.bolterand...read/?p=4394306

 

Hope this helps.


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Thanks Wolf Priest. Or do you prefer Dantay?

I’ll give that a good read tomoro

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Dantay os good gor me 😄
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So I got one of these 6 pack of 3ml pot paint sets (the SW one obviously). Opened it up and none of the pots have which paint they are on them.

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So I got one of these 6 pack of 3ml pot paint sets (the SW one obviously). Opened it up and none of the pots have which paint they are on them.

From the side of the box it should be 

 

The Fang - Russ Grey 

Fenresian Grey - Runefang Steel

Verminlord Hide - Nuln Oil

 

You can also double check it by looking at the paints on the GW store.



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What are yhe 6 paints listed on the box?
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Yeah it’s those six. In better light it was easier to match them to the box to get the right ones. After doing the base coats I discovered the importance of a good light source. I’ll be painting in the kitchen until I get my new work lamp

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Ok question time. I have seen conflicting information on this. After the base coat, do I layer or do I wash/shade?

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Nuln oil is the was, looks like black water

 

Fenrisian grey is the very light blue grey

 

Runefang steel is your bright silver

 

Vermin Lord is your brown

 

The Fang is the darker blue grey and is your base paint

 

Russ grey is between the Fang and Fenris grey

 

I am sure you can get Fang in a spray can , or a matched colour from Army Painter

 

All yo really need to add to that now is gold, yellow, black and red, then you are sorted for about 90% of your painting :)


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These should help

 

 


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As ever, you are a legend Dantay. Thanks for the videos too. Answered my question nicely.

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No worries, glad to help. Just substitute the agrax for nuln oil.

 

Agrax is a very dark brown wash and is really good for a more natural "dirty" colour than nuln oil.

 

The nuln will be better for the metals to dull them down.


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Cheers

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Oh, if you are gonna use a normal lamp, then I would invest in a daylight bulb, to get a better more natural light to paint by.

 

I also find this really useful and have one similar on my model desk at home

 

https://www.amazon.c...magnifier lamps

 

The magnifier is great for when you want to do fiddly stuff and the lamp is really good for a light source, plus you can move it around to suit you.


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Now that looks handy. I was just looking to get a flexible Ikea work lamp for £8 lol. I have a helping hand with a magnifier on it and two clamps for fiddly stuff

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I have one of those too, quite handy :)


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Just been to maplin and picked up one of those magnifier lights
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Are they still open on hogmanay? Hope it came with a bulb ;)

 

I find the magnifier ace when I am painting small details and when putting things together. You find it a bit odd to start with because your dept of vision feels strange but you get used to it really fast.

 

Do not forget to update us with pictures


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