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 compilationHow to prevent models from chipping
(preparation and sealing [varnishing])Removing Paint
(the BIG thread on stripping)Stripping ResinPainting with music?!How messy is your workspacePainting for Golden DaemonToolsAirbrushes.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 airbrushingBrushes.Alternative brushesBrush sizeDetail Brush sizesMediums (and other possible Additives)Thinner
Also discusses fluid retarder and flow improver.Soap turning the finish chalky?
Discussion and fix.Paints.Alternate producersMixing large quantities of custom coloursProblems with paint crackingTestorsVallejo
(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 CitadelPrimerBest 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 ProductsGeneral 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.
(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
*** (NMM, colour recipes)
*** (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
*GlazingLayers vs Washes
**Outlining and blending
What is a wash, how do you make one etc
A quick way to get a nice finish for goldMetallic ColoursSpecifics
***Eyes by Cyril
*** (Space Marine eye lenses with glow)
** (Complex shaped)Leather
*** (Raw)RustSkin Tones
** (Specifically granite)
** (Mig Pigments)Weathering
* (Painting models with a main colour of white)
**YellowInternet ToolsColour 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)GlossaryColour TheoryColour 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 MiniaturesBrush Thralls
(Privateer Press hobbying site)Dungeon CrawlersDysartesFineScale ModelerGale Force 9
(sells an awesome range of hobby tools - files, pin bit, clippers, flocks, sculpting tools etc etc)Hot LeadHow to Paint MiniaturesJenova ProjectJeremie Bonamant Teboul's web siteMike Kan PaintLand of the DiminutiveLost in the WarpMini PaintersMiniature SpacePainting ClinicPaintrix Miniatures
(website/blog of Jen Haley)Slapping PaintSnM Stuff
(UK based website the sells Mig pigments, Vallejo paints and plenty more)TWFigurinesUltrawerkeVoid 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.