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DanaH
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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?
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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.

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DanaH
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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?
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JW_75
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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.

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DanaH
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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.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:49 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
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