• Paint description

    Paints
    Well, to be able
    to add colour to your miniatures, you are going to need paint.
    You don't need a large collection of colours, but the more variety you
    have, the better. GW bring out many different types of water based paints
    in pots or sprays, ranging from your basic colours, all the way through
    to metallic paints. So your choices can be endless when it comes to personalizing
    your own figures.



    <a href="#BP">Basic
    Paints</a>



    <a href="#W">Inks</a>



    <a href="#G">Glazes</a>

    <a NAME="BP"></a>Basic Paints:
    To get you started in the hobby of painting your war gaming miniatures,
    I would suggest one of each colour of the rainbow, as well as black and
    white. This way you can mix different colours to get a desired one, if
    you don't already have it. On top of these I would also suggest a couple
    of metallic paints, such as gold and silver. These two will come in handy
    when it comes to painting those weapons, armour and jewelry. Once you have
    got your basic colours, then it is a good idea to maybe get some of the
    different shades that GW bring out. Take red for example. You have the
    choice between Blood red, Blood Angel red and Crimson Gore. These are all
    different shades of the one colour.
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    <a NAME="W"></a>Inks:
    Inks are a watery paint with a strong pigment, similair to ink found in
    pens. Why use them you ask? Well, it is all part of the process of painting
    your miniatures. Inks are usually the darkest shade of any particular colour.
    They are mostly used in the procedure of 'shading' your miniatures. They
    create the effect of shadows and dark nooks and crannies on a miniature.
    Such places are fold lines on faces, or where two objects meet on a miniature,
    like a hand holding a weapon. So to be able to create the look of 'depth'
    to you model, inks are ideal, although you can achieve the same effect
    with watering down your existing paints. The only problem with this is
    that you have to get the right consistency time and time again, where as
    the inks are ready to use. Just open and go. I will show how I use them
    in the shading section.
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    <a NAME="G"></a>Glazes:
    GW made about half a dozen different glazes that are used to bring out
    the colour in your miniatures. They are nol onger a supported line of product
    but if you have them, they can be very useful. If, for example, you had
    painted a red cloak, and it wasn't 'bold' enough, by applying a red glaze,
    the true colours of the cloak would stand out. They are also good for toning
    down your colours. If you had painted the same red cloak, but the highlights
    were too bright, you could apply the glaze to drop the brightness of each
    shade. Although glazes are not a necessity item that should be on your
    list, they can add that special touch to your miniature masterpiece.







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