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Post  sewerstalker on Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:27 pm

k i am having a hard time painting bloodletters. if someone could give me some tips that would be great

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Post  Administratum on Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:19 pm

Hey, i remembered seeing an article on the GW website.
http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/article.jsp?catId=cat210002&categoryId=500002&section=&aId=5400007

I have never painted any so i cant help much.
The best thing to do when you need help painting is to hop on the net and start searching warhammer 40k sites for blogs and posts about how other people have done theirs. If you get lucky you will find a tutorial that someone has made that documents step by step how they have painted theirs with pictures to show how its done.

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Post  sewerstalker on Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:00 pm

thanks cam, i'll be searchin the web

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Post  System Commander on Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:29 pm

What kind of problems are you having with painting them up?

Ive been using the foloowing method, maybe itll help you out.

Start with black primer, then use a base of the foundation mechrite red and some black to darken it up. I then give it a slap of scab red mixed with blood red (50/50). Ill give it a quick black wash. Once thats done, Ill give it some highlights with the scab red and blood red and then a final touch up with blood red on the key parts. Thats the quick and dirty version Im using to get through them fast.

I paint the tongues/fins blue. I paint the metal in the standard GW way.. boltgun metal, black wash, chainmail highlight, mithril tough ups.

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Post  Guest on Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:12 pm

I'd usually recommend not doing a black wash over any model. If you do do it, water down the wash quite a bit and maybe add a tiny amount of white glue. That breaks up the surface tension of the wash allowing it to pool in crevices a lot better, adding additional depth.. Washing is a quick way to add table-top depth to models but if you're looking for any sort of quality avoid washes at all costs. IMHO there are far superior shading techniques available.

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Post  Veyure on Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:13 pm

Have you seen Robyn's world eaters Holycause? I would not disagree if you knew what it looked like.

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Post  sewerstalker on Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:37 pm

the one main problem is the highlighting of the skin, i put a really thick slab coat as a highlight. kieran(deathwing) is going to show me how to paint them next sunday

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Post  System Commander on Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:10 pm

I absolutely love the GW washes, especially devlan mud and badab black. You definitely DO NOT have to thin them out at all or add glue to them.. it definitely depends what quality your trying to get them to.. but even on models I want to spend alot of time on, Ill still use the washes even if I do thin them down a bit.

Everyone has their own preferneces, but if your just starting out painting or looking to get through models quick, foundation paints AND washes are a godsend.

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Post  Guest on Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:21 pm

I own the entire foundation set, I think they're worth it - the amount of pigment in them is useful at times, they're amusing to drybrush sometimes.

but the washes... it's hit and miss. I own four types but only use two (black and mud) because I'm too lazy to do proper layering.

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Post  Terran on Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:19 pm

The trick with getting good results with washes tends to be re-highlighting after they are applied. I never paint a model without washes anymore, as they do add depth that is difficult to achieve otherwise.

Also, I love using them on metallics, as it allows for a more realistic metal look.

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Post  ScottRadom on Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:10 am

The GW washes are amazing. I use them for everything. I love every single one, and they all get used. I don't know that I'd reccomend adding white glue to break surface tension. Dish soap maybe? But nothing wrong with a black wash to get a demon on the field.

As for highlighting if you thin your paint and make sure there is not that much paint in your brush when you use it might work a little better.

I don't know what I'd do if I didn't have my GW washes. I use the purple, red, blue, and green on about every piece of flesh I do. They're super awesome!

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