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Offline Dux Aurelius Elysius

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This is going to be the sticky of the painting board.  If you have any links in your bookmarks with techniques, information, accessibility to less easy to fine products post them here and they will be compiled into the first few posts in this thread.  Please note that these topics should answer most questions which you have, but if you have a question which has not been answered and the topic in question is more than a few months old, please start a new topic to discuss your issue.

Ranked with difficulty.  No rank means it's either not referring to a specific activity, or is a link to a page that has lots of links on it of varied difficulty.
* - Investigator (easy)
** - Arbitrator (tricky)
*** - Proctor (hard)
**** - Marshall (very hard)

General threads of note:
The original compilation
How to prevent models from chipping (preparation and sealing [varnishing])
Removing Paint (the BIG thread on stripping)
Stripping Resin
Painting with music?!
How messy is your workspace
Painting for Golden Daemon

Tools
Airbrushes.
Air Brush to Prime? (Can you use an airbrush to prime your models?)
Air Brush Connectors Can the GW airbrush be attached to compressors etc?
Air Brush with thinned paints Can you use an airbrush with thin paints, e.g. Bleached Bone?
Paint gun (GW paint gun and other air brushes)
Thinning paint for airbrushing

Brushes.
Alternative brushes
Brush size
Detail Brush sizes

Mediums (and other possible Additives)
Thinner Also discusses fluid retarder and flow improver.
Soap turning the finish chalky? Discussion and fix.

Paints.
Alternate producers
Mixing large quantities of custom colours
Problems with paint cracking
Testors
Vallejo (official website.  Please note - VALLEJO NOT VAJELLO.  I don't know what vajello would be but I'm sure it's not suitable for discussion here.)
Vallejo versus Citadel

Primer
Best brand What is the best brand?
Grey primer and plastics?
Old can? How long will your can last if unused.
Paint on Non-aerosol, paint-on primer such as gesso.

Other (e.g. varnish, dip)
Alternative products discussion Spray, Brush, Paint ... what alternatives are there?
Dip Products
General modelling tools discussion (Includes discussion on paints, modelling putty, brushes ... anything)
Golden Demon (Tips on entering Golden Demon competitions)
Inks Alternate manufacturers, making something similar out of what you have available.
*Preparation*
Transfers (A.K.A. Decals)
Varnish (best sealant to use)
Varnish - Can you paint over it?
Wet Palette (Post includes a quick how-to-make.  Please do not discuss wet palettes in the linked thread.)
Tinting Clear Plastic (for canopies etc)

Techniques.
Concepts
****Lighting Effects**** (Glow)
***Non-Metallic Metals*** (NMM, colour recipes)
***NMM*** (More colour recipes, some tricks)
****Sky/Earth Non Metallic Metals**** (SENMM)
Skin Tones (Includes wide ethnic variation)

Consistency/Blending
*Basecoat, wash and drybrush*
Trouble getting smooth coverage over dark basecoat
*Dipping*
Glazing
Layers vs Washes
**Outlining and blending**
*Washes 1*
Washes 2 What is a wash, how do you make one etc
***Wet Blending***

Metals
Assorted Metallics
Chrome
Gold A quick way to get a nice finish for gold
Metallic Colours

Specifics
***Eyes by Cyril*** (Space Marine eye lenses with glow)
**Faces**
**Fire**
**Gems** (Complex shaped)
Leather
*Marble*
***Muscles*** (Raw)
Rust
Skin Tones
**Stone** (Specifically granite)
**Tattoos**
**Weathering** (Mig Pigments)
Weathering Tanks primarily
Weathering
*White* (Painting models with a main colour of white)
**Wood**
Yellow

Internet Tools
Colour Match 1 (the way different paint ranges compare to each other, e.g. if you want to make a Blood Red with Vallejo Model range)
Glossary
Colour Theory
Colour Wheel - This site is your new best friend.  Love it always.
Kuler (used for designing colour schemes)
Light Cage (used for viewing the play of light on human features from varied sources)

Useful Sites:
Blackmoor Miniatures
Brush Thralls (Privateer Press hobbying site)
Dungeon Crawlers
Dysartes
FineScale Modeler
Gale Force 9 (sells an awesome range of hobby tools - files, pin bit, clippers, flocks, sculpting tools etc etc)
Hot Lead
How to Paint Miniatures
Jenova Project
Jeremie Bonamant Teboul's web site
Mike Kan Paint
Land of the Diminutive
Lost in the Warp
Mini Painters
Miniature Space
Painting Clinic
Paintrix Miniatures (website/blog of Jen Haley)
Slapping Paint
SnM Stuff (UK based website the sells Mig pigments, Vallejo paints and plenty more)
TWFigurines
Ultrawerke
Void Gamers

Keeping this thread up to date is an ongoing project.  If you come across with new sites, you think a thread is worth of remembering, you have a tutorial in your bookmarks you think we could all benefit from then please contact a local or global moderator or post them here and the list can be updated.  This is also a two way street, as new sites become available old sites go under.  If a link becomes dead again please post indicating as such so that it can be removed.
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Warhammer 40k
Chaos DD
Dark Eldar DD
Eldar DD
Imperial Guard DD
Inquisition Forces DD
Necrons DD
Orks DD
Space Marines DD
Tyranids DD

Warhammer Fantasy
Warriors of Chaos, Vampire Counts and Tomb Kings DD

Other


DVD Reviews
Included is an indicator to the "level of skill" that the DVD is aimed at, according to the review.  Also noted is the review author.
*Miniature Mentor DVD* by Noxpredor
**Miniature Painting w/ Jérémie Bonamant Teboul** by Noxpredor
*P3 Core techniques DVD* by Noxpredor

Forum Awards
2004 - Eldanesh
2005 - The Painting Doctor
2006 - No Remorse
2007 - Gareth and nurgleboy joint winners
2008 - Skeeve

Competitions


Last update 2/3/09
« Last Edit: March 14, 2009, 05:41:30 PM by Dux Aurelius Elysius »
I carry with me an Inquisitorial Seal. It is a small, unassuming object contained in a neat box of Pluvian obsidian. It is a modest thing. Relatively plain, adorned with a single motif and a simple motto. Yet with this little object I can sign the death warrant of an entire world and consign a billion souls to Oblivion.

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uhhh.....dude, ur way over thinkin this, its kinda hard to follow, any ways i need some help with highlighting any tips, ps i do have one model up in the gallery it is the sister of battle with heavy bolter newer addition

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Fella if you think I'm over thinking this you're seriously underestimating the scope and level to which miniature painting can be taken.

Your question is incredibly vague.  Start a new thread for it in which you should explain what it is you're trying to do, the problems you're finding with it an also include a link to the picture or the picture itself.
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Re: Techniques and Products: A Compilation. Painting Board Stickies - READ ME
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2009, 02:28:37 PM »
I have something for the stickies.

Anybody looking for camouflage inspirations should have a look at this site:

http://camo.henrikc.dk/all.asp

The site has a very good collection of international military camouflage.
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I would like to recommend this site:

Massive Voodoo

His articles are mainly for display pieces, but he does teach plenty of techniques that would be useful for everyone =)
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Good golly that was ages ago.

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I would like to recommend http://gardenninjastudios.blogspot.com/

He does commissions and also has some tutorials for various special effects in those posts.
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Found another paint matching-converter. Link was lifted from Bells of Lost souls

http://www.paint4models.com/paintchart/paintconversionchart20100101.html#

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Today, I came across this link.

This is a comparative review of multiple high-end brushes

http://gh-mongo.deviantart.com/journal/10912701/

 I concur with most of his conclusions. I tried about a half of his list but never had strength to
actually write it up.

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White helmet tut.
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2011, 04:12:57 PM »
Hey guys found this tut. a while ago and it has really helped me. So i thought i would share it with you.
here is the link:
http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/1288

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Learn about colours before wading through paint
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2011, 09:28:40 AM »
Choosing the right colour for the job is half of the success when painting. You can do really astonishing things when choosing carefully.
Many beginner painters make poor decisions, and I know a couple of veteran painters who have problems with that as well.
Never fear for Manit0u is here! Here's something you should read before you paint:

http://www.worqx.com/color/index.htm

This website provides you with all the basic information on colours you'll need. It shows colour application in painting, printing and tv display so covers a broad range of subjects.

Articles of particular interest for miniature painting include:

Color wheel - it shows you what colours create others, which are primary, secondary, tertiary, which are going to stand out more etc.

Complementary colours - this is for people stuck in belief that you add black to make paint darker and white to make it brighter. It teaches you for example, that if you want to shade your yellow you have to mix it with purple, green you mix with red and so on.

Colour combinations - this is to make sure that our final result is going to be harmonious, will look right.

Of course, everything on this website is worth reading, contrast & dominance section, shades & tints section, etc.

Explore the world of colours and use this knowledge to your advantage when painting miniatures.
Time is precious. Waste it wisely.

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Re: Learn about colours before wading through paint
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2011, 11:04:44 AM »
Or you can check sticky up there :)

It also needs to be said that while understanding color theory is helpful it has one important limitation. We do not work with colors, we work with pigments. Pigments lack transparency and as such often do not produce results predicted by color theory. For example, according to the theory mixing blue and red should produce violet. A question - which red and which blue? Sites like this are very much focused on web design and on a screen (or at least on a properly calibrated screen) you indeed work with colors, not with pigments.
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Re: Techniques and Products: A Compilation. Painting Board Stickies - READ ME
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2011, 03:07:18 PM »
Thanks for clarification :)

I still think the website might be useful as it explains the basics in a simple and understandable manner. Pictures included in it are also nice and simple.
Time is precious. Waste it wisely.

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Re: Techniques and Products: A Compilation. Painting Board Stickies - READ ME
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2011, 03:22:18 PM »
Which is why the links got merged into the stickies rather than locked as repeated information and allowed to sink into oblivion

Good info is good info :)
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