Merlyn's Comic Books and More
User Info

Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: AsenWolf
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 898

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 119
Total: 119
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Community Forums
02: My Account
03: Community Forums
04: Home
05: Community Forums
06: Community Forums
07: Community Forums
08: Home
09: Stories Archive
10: Community Forums
11: Community Forums
12: Community Forums
13: Home
14: Community Forums
15: Community Forums
16: Community Forums
17: Home
18: Home
19: Home
20: Community Forums
21: Stories Archive
22: Community Forums
23: Home
24: Stories Archive
25: Community Forums
26: Stories Archive
27: Community Forums
28: Stories Archive
29: Community Forums
30: Community Forums
31: Home
32: Home
33: Home
34: Community Forums
35: Community Forums
36: Stories Archive
37: Home
38: Community Forums
39: Community Forums
40: Home
41: Home
42: Community Forums
43: My Account
44: Stories Archive
45: Community Forums
46: Community Forums
47: Home
48: Community Forums
49: Home
50: News
51: Home
52: Home
53: Community Forums
54: Community Forums
55: Stories Archive
56: Community Forums
57: Home
58: Stories Archive
59: Community Forums
60: My Account
61: Community Forums
62: Home
63: News
64: My Account
65: Community Forums
66: Community Forums
67: Community Forums
68: Stories Archive
69: Community Forums
70: Stories Archive
71: Community Forums
72: Home
73: Home
74: Community Forums
75: Home
76: Community Forums
77: Stories Archive
78: Community Forums
79: Community Forums
80: Home
81: Community Forums
82: Home
83: Community Forums
84: Community Forums
85: Stories Archive
86: Community Forums
87: Community Forums
88: Community Forums
89: Community Forums
90: Community Forums
91: Community Forums
92: Home
93: My Account
94: Home
95: Community Forums
96: Home
97: Community Forums
98: Stories Archive
99: Community Forums
100: Community Forums
101: Community Forums
102: Community Forums
103: Home
104: Community Forums
105: Home
106: My Account
107: Community Forums
108: Home
109: Community Forums
110: Community Forums
111: Home
112: Stories Archive
113: Community Forums
114: Community Forums
115: Community Forums
116: Stories Archive
117: Community Forums
118: Community Forums
119: Home

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!

Main Menu

Community Forums › Miniature Gaming › Painting, Conversions and Tips › Painting for newbies
Painting for newbies

Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page     Forum IndexPainting, Conversions and Tips
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
DanaH
Awkward new guy


Joined: Jun 20, 2011
Posts: 4

PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:29 pm    Post subject: Painting for newbies

Hey all, I am hoping to get some assistance here or at least some direction.

Well firstly, I am new to painting miniatures, and well when I say new, the best I've got are a bunch of old space marines painted with an acrylic-based paint and that was over their original half-done paint job when I inherited them.

What I want to do is get some suggestions on what paints/tools I should use if I am going to start trying to paint Metal miniatures, also where are there any workshops I can attend to learn how to paint them?
Back to top
View user's profile
Spector
Intarweb Mastar!


Joined: Dec 31, 1969
Posts: 129
Location: Knoxville, TN

PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Painting for newbies

An old toothbrush would be handy for 2 reasons. Most minis have a little of the release agent on them and should be washed with a little dish soap and water. A once over with the brush helps get it all off. The other if for when you strip a mini. It works wonders getting the paint out of tight spots.

Paint wise any acrylic will work just fine. I use a lot of delta cream coat and apple barrel. Others swear by Reaper and Privateer Press Paints (P3). All depends on how much you want to spend and the volume you are painting.

Check out www.camospecs.com for some good painting guides. It is for Battletech miniatures but the techniques can be applied anywhere. They have especially good guides to mini prep and such.

Hope that helps.

_________________
*insert clever saying/quote here*
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
DanaH
Awkward new guy


Joined: Jun 20, 2011
Posts: 4

PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Painting for newbies

It does help somewhat, so there's no one that runs workshops for it out here?
Back to top
View user's profile
JW_75
Awkward new guy


Joined: Jun 05, 2011
Posts: 6

PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:18 am    Post subject: Re: Painting for newbies

There's some ongoing talk on the "Merlyns Warhammer 40k Chapter" page on Facebook about organizing a painting night, possibly at the store. Its not a workshop, but would undoubtably be a good resource for pointers.

Jeff
Back to top
View user's profile
DanaH
Awkward new guy


Joined: Jun 20, 2011
Posts: 4

PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:43 am    Post subject: Re: Painting for newbies

That'd be plenty fine for learning I think as well.
Back to top
View user's profile
obiwanjacoby
Rookie


Joined: Dec 31, 1969
Posts: 40

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Painting for newbies

Hi N00B painter here. I saved the best advice for last. ^_^

- Always thin your paint before application. All that's necessary is a few drops of water from your brush. Thin paint on your palette only. Do NOT thin in the paint bottle! Don't use anything other than water for thinner starting out.

- There are many step-by-step mini painting videos on YouTube. Some are good; some are bad. Take the advice you like and experiment with it. I haven't tried the more high-end paint tutorial DVDs yet. =\

- Get a book on "How To Paint Citadel Miniatures." They really do help.

- The new Citadel shades make painting WAY easier than it used to be.

- The best advice I can give is to make your first thousand mistakes up front and learn from them as fast as you can. And the cheapest way to do this is to buy a few bottles of Dawn Power Dissolver.

It's a foam spray cleaner/degreaser that strips paint without harming metal or plastic. Just put badly painted minis in a container and soak them down; then leave 'em overnight. Comes right off with a toothbrush!

So now you can practice on one mini until you can get your technique down, or until it looks just right. Cool
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page     Forum IndexPainting, Conversions and Tips All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1


Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

Latest Posts
Last 10 Forum Messages

Smash Up the Bigger and Geekier box
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on Sep 11, 2018 at 01:06:52

August 2018 Heroclix Events
Last post by HZeraze in Heroclix, Wizkids on Aug 16, 2018 at 17:46:40

July 2018 Heroclix Events
Last post by HZeraze in Heroclix, Wizkids on Jul 27, 2018 at 18:54:37

FORGE WAR
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on Jun 05, 2018 at 03:46:00

MUNCHKIN COLLECTIBLE CARD GAME
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on May 14, 2018 at 02:19:12

Firefly Adventures: Brigands and Browncoats
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on May 08, 2018 at 02:39:43

Tons of New Bones Minis!
Last post by CharlesFaust in D&D Minis on Apr 14, 2018 at 20:11:22

New miniatures, RPG books, and games!
Last post by CharlesFaust in General Gaming Discussion on Apr 06, 2018 at 23:06:43

New Pre-Con Decks for MTG!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Magic: The Gathering on Apr 06, 2018 at 17:50:54

New Graphic Novels, Kids Books, Collectibles, and More!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Graphic Novels on Apr 04, 2018 at 18:33:48


Survey
Best comic book to movie adaptation




Results :: Polls

Votes: 1569
Comments: 4

Links

Get Firefox!
The logos and trademarks used on this site are the property of their respective owners
We are not responsible for comments posted by our users, as they are the property of the poster
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy
Created by Mars