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    I was just looking at my White Dwarf 348 (Dec.2008) issue and flicked to the \'eavy metal masterclass. I looked through all the steps they used to paint a Chaos Lord and I was wondering if they actually used blending? From the photos it just looked like layering but just a lot more steps than the typical tabletop gamer would take. The end result still looked superb.

    So do they use blending or layering?

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    They probably use a lot (and a lot) more layers than described in articles. I also think I find myself looking at something I can\'t achieve with the used colours..

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    Yea thats the feeling I am getting, they describe it almost too simply.

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    it always seems to me that the Masterclass articles are simplified versions of the colors and methods actualy used.
    more meant for tabletop painters as opposed to people that are anywhere near EM-level painting.

    I use those methods more as a basic guideline than how to paint my mini\'s.

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    This is a subtle (or not so subtle at times) technique that GW has been using for years. It wasn\'t until I was able to do all the techniques they talk about in the magazines and here on CMON that I understood that WhiteDwarf is offering incredibly simple version of what the EM team does to get amazing results. You\'re absolutley right that they use layering, but to a much more meticulous level and process than most table-top gamers will. Also, they don\'t get into the washes they add to smooth out those layers.

    The whole purpose behind this is to make the table-top-gamer feel like they can achieve top notch models without it taking hours and hours of work or copius amounts of artistic talent... and to that end, it works. The problem they seem to run into is they don\'t fully explain that GoldenDeamon painters are using these techniques and others to achieve the results they are getting.

    2 bits. :)

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    tbh its my opinion that really a colour recipe doesnt help all that much. obviously its essential but knowing it doesnt get you realy any closer to their results, just your skill level with certain colours, it wont be how it looks in the mag. no slight to the em team but i dont trust those articles

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    in that case, can anyone recommend a better series of painting guides that go into the detail that is required? I\'m not sure I\'ve ever seen a wip thread with the sort of detail that we\'re discussing here..

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    i hate to be the one to pouint out the obvious (i bet i tick some people of by saying this first), but have you considered the painting DVD\'s that are sold/advertised on this site?

    or, have you tried searching for Miniature(painting) on youtube....

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    Funny you should say that! I am currently waiting for the JBT dvd in the post :drunk:

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    yep that works, and I keep meaning to get hold of one of the DVDs. I\'ve also found utube very helpful in the past, but my point remains in relation to the format of the EM articles - it is readable, interesting, and makes excellent copy. Any more detailed and it would take up too much room in the publication. It doesn\'t take a great leap to assume that they are using blending techniques etc. as they\'re doing it, i don\'t think it\'s subversive at all in that sense. Also, for those things that they can\'t publish in WD they have in their how to paint miniatures book. They refer to this in some of the articles, for that very reason.

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    I have enjoyed both the JBT DVD for sale here and the Miniature Mentor videos, both are great sources of info. The JBT video is more generic, covering lots of different techniques, while the Miniature Mentor vids are on specific models. Some of them use techniques that I don\'t find that useful, but are entertaining to watch anyhow.

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