The Sticky thread - submit links

Avelorn

Sven Jonsson
Ok. The ambition of this thread is for it to form the basis for an extensive forum-sticky. It has come from a discussion with Cedric (green stuff) and others that cmon has a wealth of resources that are not easily navigated.

What I want is links to old threads on techniques, colours etc. that may be of interest for any painter. Depending on how many links we end up with I will split it into topics. I don\'t think we need to limit ourselves to only cmon, but the criteria of selection should be that it is really usable, things that have helped you in painting. I will update this thread continuously as people post links! :)

I\'ve just thrown a few things in there because I need to run. But it will be nice to see what you come up with when I am away! :D

Colours:

Techniques:

Step by steps
Ujahu: Part I - creating the base by Automaton
Ujahu: Part II - painting the figure
Space Marine WIP Part 1 by giganticdark
Space Marine WIP Part 2 by giganticdark

Photography/ photo editing: (might go into the appropriate forum)

Reference:

etc.

I am thinking of adding a FAQ as well.. like asnwers to \"what is NMM\" \"what is feathering\" and \"why GW sucks\" j/k ;)
 

green stuff

Active member
Woot! You rock Sven :)!

Photography/photo editing :

http://www.coolminiornot.com/article/aid/411
http://www.coolminiornot.com/article/aid/724
http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/viewthread.php?tid=11603
http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/viewthread.php?tid=16232

Techniques :

Head swaps : http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/viewthread.php?tid=32448
 

mickc22

Granddad!
step by step
how about my Wood grain article? It got some good responses
http://www.coolminiornot.com/article/aid/487
 

freakinacage

Well-known member
wouldn\'t it be better to give helpful links to threads, otherwise this could just become a list of all the articles in the article section?

i shall edit this with mine when i get back to cardiff!

faq is a good idea, but it must be obvious, for example it took me years before i noticed the search option, as it\'s so small and tucked out of the way

also, surely the point of a sticky is that you sticky it?!
 
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donga666

Guest
A Sticky \'Glossary of Terms\' would be very useful (and possibly contentious). No more \'what\'s a wash/juicing/glazing\' etc etc etc...

It would knock down Einion\'s post count lol

(Sound of Donga running off giggling)
 

Avelorn

Sven Jonsson
@gs & mick: Thanks! :)

@freak: this is not the actual sticky thread, this is the pre-sticky thread whose relevant material will be copied to the real sticky thread. I will sticky the sticky thread. But maybe I should sticky this pre sticky thread as well until the other one is sticked. Hmm.. or maybe I should stick to my plan.

You have a point about the articles.. but even that part is not that easy to navigate. A reiteration of the most useful articles with a better categorisation would still fill a purpose, don\'t you think? There will definitely be a judging part being done of what is most relevant and what is not. At this point of time just submit everything that is useful and we\'ll see how it can be organised.

@Donga: Both for the answers to the FAQ and the final selection of links and sticky thread I will stand as responsible so you have someone to blame, but everything will be up for discussion at any time. I am nerdy enough to have very long discussions about the topics.. ;) And somehow I think Einion is too..

Got to go again... I\'m busy this week. :(
 

freakinacage

Well-known member
Originally posted by Avelorn
@gs & mick: Thanks! :)

@freak: this is not the actual sticky thread, this is the pre-sticky thread whose relevant material will be copied to the real sticky thread. I will sticky the sticky thread. But maybe I should sticky this pre sticky thread as well until the other one is sticked. Hmm.. or maybe I should stick to my plan.

You have a point about the articles.. but even that part is not that easy to navigate. A reiteration of the most useful articles with a better categorisation would still fill a purpose, don\'t you think? There will definitely be a judging part being done of what is most relevant and what is not. At this point of time just submit everything that is useful and we\'ll see how it can be organised.

@Donga: Both for the answers to the FAQ and the final selection of links and sticky thread I will stand as responsible so you have someone to blame, but everything will be up for discussion at any time. I am nerdy enough to have very long discussions about the topics.. ;) And somehow I think Einion is too..

Got to go again... I\'m busy this week. :(
nope stick to my plan. sticky this pre-sticky sticky
 

freakinacage

Well-known member
hope these are useful

PAINTING TECHNIQUES:

AUTOMATONS METALLICS:
http://www.mainlymedieval.com/ozpainters/viewtopic.php?t=878

AUTOMATONS LAYERING:
http://www.mainlymedieval.com/ozpainters/viewtopic.php?t=49&start=0

AUTOMATONS JUICING:
http://www.mainlymedieval.com/ozpainters/viewtopic.php?t=49&start=0

OILS:
http://www.planetfigure.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18843
http://www.planetfigure.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18347
http://www.acesofiron.com/paint.htm

NMM RECIPES:
http://web.mac.com/thminiatures/THBlog/THMiniatures/Entr%C3%A9es/2007/4/23_Les_couleurs_du_%22Non_Metalic_Metal%22_%3B_NMM..html

COLOUR THEORY:
http://www.winsornewton.com/main.aspx?PageID=453

RUST TECHNIQUES:
http://www.missing-lynx.com/rare_world/rw05.htm
http://ultrawerke.blogspot.com/2007/08/rust-painting-tutorial-with-pigments.html


SCULPTING/MODELLING:

FREEMAN\'S FACE:
http://spanish-team.com/foro/viewtopic.php?t=3143

FOAM CASTLE:
http://gidian-gelaende.de/Material_HP/Wolfgang/Tut_Vampirburg/album/index.html
and translation:
http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/viewthread.php?tid=24490&page=1
http://gidian-gelaende.de/Material_HP/Wolfgang/Mortheim/album/index.html

FREEMAN\'S SCULPTING:
http://www.spanish-team.com/foro/viewtopic.php?t=1305&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=videos&start=150

FLOWERS:
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=1651
http://www.sdforum.co.uk/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=9448

ARMATURES:
http://www.morgankeithstudios.com/tips_armature.html

HERESY GOBLIN TUT:
http://www.heresyminiatures.com/armature_guide.htm


SHOES

http://www.creafigs.com/page.php?id=182
http://www.creafigs.com/page.php?id=183

PISTOLS:

http://www.creafigs.com/page.php?id=186
MISC:


MINI SITES:
http://home.kc.rr.com/chambersofminis/nexus.htm

MODELLING SUPPLIES:
http://www.creativemodels.co.uk/catalog/index.php

SCALES ETC (WIKI)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miniature_figure_%28gaming%29

PHOTOSHOPPING:
http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/viewthread.php?tid=11603

HANDY BITS:
http://www.mutr.co.uk/catalog/index.php

GENERAL ART TUT:
http://www.itchstudios.com/psg/art_tut.htm
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=81332

PHOTOGRAPHY REFERENCE:
http://www.photographersdirect.com/buyers/psearch.asp?library=y
http://www.cgtextures.com/

LIGHT CAGE:
http://www.photoworkshop.com/static/lightcage/index.html

IG pics:
http://forofreakfactory.mforos.com/1036885/6165698-guardia-imperial-a-peticion-de-vandel-dorgan/

AIRBRUSH INFO
http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/viewthread.php?tid=32414
http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/viewthread.php?tid=32285
 
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donga666

Guest
Lawks Tim!!!!

:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

I\'ve had a browse of some of that lot, useful!

Colour shade:

http://colors.silicon-dragons.com/shades/shades.php

Painting eyes:

http://www.destroyerminis.com/eyes.php

Weathering/Pigments:

http://www.missing-lynx.com/rare_world/rw05.htm

Painting on Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=FR&hl=fr&v=OJDzaIT70a4

I know there\'s no CMoN ones on, but they all deserve a place.
 

War Griffon

New member
Originally posted by freakinacage
IG pics:
http://forofreakfactory.mforos.com/1036885/6165698-guardia-imperial-a-peticion-de-vandel-dorgan/
Hmm seems to be a lot of CMON members work posted there and no sign of acknowledgement to the painter other than the odd few with their names as part of the photo i.e. Necrotales, Crackpot, DragonForge etc but I also recognise a lot of other CMON members including a few of Mark\' (Krom1415) work and thats just the first page...
 
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donga666

Guest
Depress anyone that likes to make dioramas:

http://www.jbadiorama.com/diorama_articles.php

I feel like a learner!
 

Einion

New member
I\'ve been working on this same basic idea for, urm, a while now, partly so I didn\'t have to come across as the bad guy saying \"Search is your friend\" yet again/as much! Pesky new threads that look like good additions come along all the time but time to bite the bullet and finish off.

The areas I decided to focus on seem to be the most common repeat queries, as well as subjects that experience suggests will be most helpful to the newbie.

Basics, cleanup & equipment
Prep time
To Pin or not to Pin, that is the question (re: Molochs)
Dremel question
Craft Knives
OCD & mold lines
Hobby drill?
Mould lines
Essential Kit
What do you use to hold your minis?
Need resources to take it to the next level.
Which hand drill is the best
Strengthening a joint without pinning
Unsculpting - How Best to Get Rid of Extras
Removing integrated bases
Cleaning mould lines on plastic models !
Filling gaps/joints in minis: a question
holding on to a mini
New GW Tools + Kit
Do You File\\Sand every surface of your mini?
Sanding?
Equipment Advice Please
Needle files
How to cut yourself shaving......................
Extra Super Important Vital Earth Shattering Question about Mold Lines
Dremel Polishing Pins
Trimming advice
Filing Minis
new to painting miniatures, need some advice on things i need...please
Cutting, filing, etc.

Brushes - brands, care & maintenance
Intermediate brushes...
Cleaning brushes
Raphael 8408?
W&N Series 7 - Bad Batch?
Brush cleaner?
What brush?
Brush for freehand?
new brush woes
Quest for the Holy Brush!
Brushes for metallics
Flat Brushes
W&N vs. Vallejo Brushes: Deathmatch
caring for brushes
Brushes
Curly brushes - what am I doing wrong?

Priming, primers
Is primer that important?
DUAL PRIMING
Paint Coverage Question
Paint Rubbing Off Metal
Spray Problems
balck prime for light colours
Chaos Black rubs off
prime in black or white
another model F*&ked...anyone recommend a good spray primer??

Paint brands
What Paints to use??
Best Paints in your honest opinion
Paints and Paintbrushes
Reaper paint
Paint ranges. suggestions please
citadel, p3, vmc, vgc. . . .?
Simple paint question.
What are the hands down, no questions, best paints out there in your oppinion?
A question on paint types
Whats the best paint?
The Zen of Paint Brands

Painting techniques & methods
Paint Flow
feathering
wet blending
Any tips on painting a 1/6 scale figurine?
Ten Commandments of painting....
A fast tutorial, glazing for TT miniatures!
How to paint vehicle weathering?
Hair dryers **8 now with a link to a brillinat tutorial i didnt write**
How to Blend Acrylic Paints
What IS blending?
Beginer questions... =)
How do you use Future, and Gloss Medium
Painting Preferences
Layering vs. Wet Blending
Which way to paint when you blend?
Painting with \"juices\"
Trying to paint seriously.
Feathering
Help with washes!
acrylic flow release
Brushes: To Lick or not to Lick?
Mixing paint from pots accurately
Feathering? (Argghh!!!)
Layering breakthrough
Wet Blending
Wet Blending vs. Layering
Age-old Problem: Layering!!!
P3 paint demo & question about technique
Discussion - how to paint super smooth? Glazing for base coats?
Chalky Painting!
Switching BACK to GW paints...
Those Unwanted Streaks!
Wet or dry blending for nmm?
Wet blending - HELP?
Help with masterclass painting
Some questions about painting to the high quality painters...
Blending at a nutter level
Struggling with Metallics
Let\'s Debate on Drybrushing
using metallic paint
Tweaking
Feathering troubles
\"consistency like cream\" what does that mean exactly?
Sum help on Blending Plz
Need Brush strokes advice
Your best paintjob requires...
Need help learning to blend....
You buggers were right!!!
What sort of \'blending\' do you guys like even if you cant do it?
Layering Dilution
With metallics, I wonder...do less layers = better?
How do YOU blend?
Highlighting VS. Drybrushing
Speed tips.
How to define the horizontal line on NMM?
Blending - Pro\'s please tell your secrets!!!
Blending - How to, really

Stripping paint
Stripping Metal Models
Stripping paint from a ton of models!
Piant stripping putty
Experiments in stripping
Today I have mainly been........ Stripping paint.
Take it All Off
Stripping Paint from Resin?
Stripping paint: need help
stripping plastic models
Is there any way to strip plastic models?
Stripping paint without harming GS...
Stripping Paint
Nail Polish Remover
Stripping Resin
About Stripping
Stripping GW paint and GW primer
Stripping painted miniatures
Stripping Paint off plastics
Removing acrylics?

More to come (too long for a single post!)

Einion
 

Einion

New member
Sculpting tools
Clayshapers - are they worth it?
sculpting tool
Metal sculpting tools
the handy little hints thread
GW tools a good investment?
clay shapers
Sculpting Tool Maintainence
Hot doggie it works VERY WELL
Unorthodox tools
Non stick sculpting tools??
what average tools can you use for sculpting?

Sculpting techniques & methods, brands/types
Bulk sculpting materials?
p3 putty?
green stuff problems
3rd world guy needs help
Sculpting material?
Newbie Sculpting Question
Green Stuff / Milliput Mix
Two-part putty, protecting hands
MIlliput problems
Working with Super sculpey
general question about sculpting tools
I need help using Green Stuff
Smoothing GS
My first ever sculpt (wip)- Advice needed!
Epoxy putty vs health risks
milliput question
Sculpting putty question: Magic Sculp vs ProCreate
how to sculpt muscle
Green Stuff: Increase Curing Speed
milliput and green stuff??
Metal Armitures for sculpting
GS/Duro/Kneadatite - 2:1 yellow to blue
sculpting tips
does any1 know how to use green stuff
Intro to Sculpting
what puttys to use?
Milliput, just bought some!!
A question for the resident sculptors
Green Stuff vs The Hair Dryer
How to sculpt machines?
sculpting weapons for mini\'s
Harder than green stuff?
Sculpting material discussion (with photo example)
Sculpting question
How to sculpt weapons/blades?

I do want to emphasise something here, especially for those new to the site: as many of them as there are, this is not all the threads from CMON on any of these topics! So if you have some specific thing you want info on that\'s not here try a search yourself; just because it\'s not above doesn\'t mean there isn\'t something on it and you don\'t know until you try.

Einion
 

Avelorn

Sven Jonsson
haha.. I thought you were being suspiciously quiet. Well done!

Don\'t worry, I will do some disclaimers as well and a roadmap to the search button. This is not only or even mainly so that people won\'t ask the same questions. I think this will be valuable for everyone.

I mean the \"correct\" responses change all the time when new information arises. I wouldn\'t want the sticky thread to become a \"kill all the discussions about painting black\" thread. But just a tool for people to get a frame of reference that might help them ask better questions.. which might become a new link in its on right. The Sticky thread will always be a work of progress.
 

funnymouth

Active member
Originally posted by Shawn R. L.
How does this \'sticky\' idea differ from simply being a duplicate of the Articles section?

they are links to threads, not articles (which are less comprehensive, but more concise).
 

Avelorn

Sven Jonsson
This last week has been nuts and so is next week. We\'ll see if I can get some free time next weekend. Keep posting. :)
 

green stuff

Active member
Lightning :

http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/viewthread.php?tid=32550

@Tim : Créafig is unfortunately dead. http://minicreateurs.com has replaced it, but they haven\'t ported all the articles yet.
 
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