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By bob_hunk in

Inspired by Apologist's amazing true-scale Ultramarines, I decided to have a go myself a little while back. My goals are slightly less ambitious - a mere 500 points is the target, but this is ideal for GW's 40k doubles tournaments. :)

By Apologist in

First off, why paint?

There are a thousand answers to this question, but I think a good one is just that having painted miniatures makes them look better. Simple block colours immediately add interest to a miniature, and making them attractive is a big part of why the hobby appeals to me – there're few things more rewarding than someone going 'Coo, that's interesting!'.

By bob_hunk in

Paints you will need:

Scorched brown, Bestial brown, Snakebite Leather, Bleached Bone.

How it's done:

Before you start using this method on your Orks, I should point out that it isn't a quick method, but rather time consuming, perhaps even more so than my previously detailed method of painting skin. But again, it does look rather good when you're done.

By bob_hunk in

Paints you will need:

Snot green, Thraka green, Goblin green, Rotting flesh.

How it's done:

Before you start using this method on your Orks, I should point out that it isn't a quick method, but rather time consuming. Applying this technique to a large mob of Gretchin nearly drove me nuts. You have been warned. ;) Having said all that, it does look rather spiffy when you're done.

By bob_hunk in

Paints you will need:

Scab red, Blood red, Fiery orange, Skull white.

How it's done:

This one is tricky to explain, but is quite quick and easy when you get the hang of the technique. It works well for the lenses on Space Marines, Eldar, Fire Warriors and pretty much anyone else. Be warned though, you'll need an extra fine detail brush for this one.

By bob_hunk in

Paints you will need:

Several shades of two colours.

How it's done:

The technique of painting non-metallic metal is used for painting flat areas that are meant to be shiney or reflective without using any of the metallic paints. It's difficult to give a colour-by-colour guide for mixing and painting this effect as it depends on which colours you wish to use. I think it's best illustrated with a picture; take a look at the sunglasses on this Ork Nob...

By bob_hunk in

Paints you will need:

Shadow grey, Space Wolves grey, Skull white

How it's done:

I used this technique to churn out quite a lot of Deathwing quickly. There are probably better methods, but this technique is all about speed. You'll end up with a cool/neutral looking white. This will work best on armour, such as that of Space Marines or Tau.

By bob_hunk in

Paints you will need:

Boltgun metal, Chainmail, Badab black

How it's done:

Painting gun metal can be done very simply and quickly if you're not interested in your basic line troops having fancy decorated guns.

By Lucifer216

Rule no.1 - When performing a mindless task, ask yourself the following question: Are there gaps in which I can slot painting into? If there are, DOOO ITTTTT! Even computer games can offer potential for this (loading times, etc).

Rule no.2 - Eye contact is overrated. Conversations with other people can be accomplished while painting. Warning: This is not well understood or appreciated by WAGS. ATTEMPT IT AT YOUR OWN PERIL.

By Omricon in

Introduction

'For every person who wants to teach there are approximately thirty people who don't want to learn – much.'
Sellar and Yeatman

In this ever-expanding article I will pontificate on tactics in a manner where I pretend to know what I am talking about. I will call it knowledge, but feel free to call it pretentious! I'm going to concentrate on Imperial Guard, but with various discourses on the enemies and allies of the Imperium thrown in for illustration.

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