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    I meant black base coat, but black dip as well. Both are worth experimenting with, too - a green or red wash on a zombie might be awesome.

    Edit: Tutorial mini is painted and photographed. Just need to write it up and post it.
    In memoriam - the Tearful 107, May 6th 2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archon Shiva View Post
    Tutorial mini is painted and photographed. Just need to write it up and post it.
    Will you be covering Dry Brushing, Archon?

    That's another useful technique for beginners, or people wanting to paint large numbers of mini's quickly to a reasonable 'tabletop' standard.

    And it's been made even easier and quicker by GW and their new 'Dry Compound' paints.
    In memoriam - the Tearful 107, May 6th 2012

    (banner by Joshua "Cornbread" Harris (AKA: Skittlebrau))

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion0x17 View Post
    Will you be covering Dry Brushing, Archon?

    That's another useful technique for beginners, or people wanting to paint large numbers of mini's quickly to a reasonable 'tabletop' standard.

    And it's been made even easier and quicker by GW and their new 'Dry Compound' paints.
    Indeed. I did somewhat, if only because I couldn't paint without it, but not in any great detail. Have a look, if you have the stomach for it...
    In memoriam - the Tearful 107, May 6th 2012

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    Well I have been inspired...I have some LNOE zombies and some 54mm Egyptian skeleton warrior figures primed. Just gotta find some time to paint. Got a busy week ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingZombie View Post
    Well I have been inspired...I have some LNOE zombies and some 54mm Egyptian skeleton warrior figures primed. Just gotta find some time to paint. Got a busy week ahead.
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    i have just started painting miniatures started on a metal werewolf zombie lots of detail ;[ but it looks ok so far .
    i base coated it black grey for fur /muscles orange /red shade
    bones showing white/ yellow shade ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingZombie View Post
    Well I have been inspired...I have some LNOE zombies and some 54mm Egyptian skeleton warrior figures primed. Just gotta find some time to paint. Got a busy week ahead.
    I have picked up the Miniwax for the dip. Now I just need to find time to paint. I will post pre & post dip pictures when I get there.

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    You guys addicted me again. I started to build up my Games Workshop Lord of the Rings "Cave Dragon" and "Red Dragon". Will make Photos when they are build and Green Stuffed ;-)

    Then I will use my 80 different Games Workshop colors and washes and start painting them. Foundation will also be done with GW stuff also when I just received my Grey Army Painter Foundation.

    I also have now he Army Painter Quickshades (all three colours) at home. Lets see what I will get out. (I am not a professional).

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    I have painted Ghost Stories Taoists over the weekend using the QuickShade technique

    http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/1...ies?size=large

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skittlebrau View Post
    Minwax is the brand. Polyshade is their 2in1 stain(color) and polyurethane (hard coating) I like to use the Antique Walnut color.

    http://www.minwax.com/wood-products/onestep-stain-finishes/minwax-polyshades
    Have you tried both the Gloss & Satin finish? Is there much of a difference? Does it matter?

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    I use gloss because it sets up with harder finish. But I have never tried satin.

    If I want the gloss look to vanish, I hit it with some Krylon dull coat spray.

    You might know me as Joshua "Cornbread" Harris from Kickstarter and BGG

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markus_Berger View Post
    What is your opinion regarding my Balrog?
    Really freaking cool! If he needs a nice home....... I know of spot on my dresser......

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    And the best is currently I have only used a dry brushing technique. Not yet done any quickshade dipping nor used any washes yet!

    Does anyone with more experience think it will even go looking better?

    As I mentioned I am currently building up (assemble) my two dragons from LotR GW. I will document the process from completly build up and greenstuffed model, through foundation and smaller paint steps. Hope I do not forget ;-)


    And I am always open for suggestions or serious Tips ;-)

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    I say go ahead and dip that bad boy! But I would use a really dark shade, something closer to black than brown. It'll pool in the middle of the flames, and really pop out that texture. Just be careful on the wings, that it doesn't get too thick in those small pits and reduce the small details.

    You might know me as Joshua "Cornbread" Harris from Kickstarter and BGG

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markus_Berger View Post
    What is your opinion regarding my Balrog?
    Hate to say this, but you made a classic beginners mistake when it comes to painting flames!

    That is, they should be white at the hottest part (the 'base' or 'seat' of the fire), going through yellow to red, and then possibly black or a dark-grey (if you want a sooty look to it).

    So, in other words, you should have base-coated it white, then applied a heavy dry-brush of yellow, and then a lighter dry-brush of red (and an even lighter one of black/grey for that sooty look).
    In memoriam - the Tearful 107, May 6th 2012

    (banner by Joshua "Cornbread" Harris (AKA: Skittlebrau))

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    Hi Scorpion0x17, thanx for the tip regarding fire. Next time I will try your tip out when I have to paint flames ;-(((

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    Hi Bortian,

    That are great guides, thank you, but i will leave the balrog as it is ;-) perhaps i will use some shade washes. But for the future i will use the flame guide ;-))))
    Last edited by Markus_Berger; 05-18-2012 at 04:48 PM.

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