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I love your basing! It nicely compliments the models.

Great themed warband you got!

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Seductress from Forces of the Abyss is a Command model.
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wasflipper wrote:
i'm pretty new to the hobby aspect of gaming, my only other experience is a 10mm salamander army i've put together. so i figured i should go with the polar opposite of 10mm and ended up with the mantic frost giant!











Excellent job!!!

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Succubi join the Forces of the Abyss Warband. The mount is from River Horse's (Alessio Cavatore) Loka chess variant game and was made by Mantic.
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Alaska

Gargoyles join the Forces of the Abyss Warband.
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 Arctic Dragon wrote:
Gargoyles join the Forces of the Abyss Warband.


I really like your theme and the basing! Colours compliment and contrast each other well. Well done!

For future projects, you might want to invest in a wet pallette as -I think- you can improve your painting even further by keeping your paints a little more moist. (in some cases, your paint appears a little thick, thereby obscuring the details a little)
Thinning down paints really help in allowing for more layers and a more smooth transsition from one colour to another.



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vince1248 wrote:

For future projects, you might want to invest in a wet pallette as -I think- you can improve your painting even further by keeping your paints a little more moist. (in some cases, your paint appears a little thick, thereby obscuring the details a little)
Thinning down paints really help in allowing for more layers and a more smooth transsition from one colour to another.


But is it really always what you want? if you thin it down you MUST do multiple layers because its not thick enough, thus you need more time (and more time per model = less models)?
I always shied away from the wet-pallette so far because of this (and the effort to get/build one). on the other hand i've heard it so often now already that it helps to improve...



and to arctic dragon for your original post:
cool models and great inspiration for my own abyssal painting task. thanks!
   
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@Schmendrick,

First things first: I'm not that great a painter. I only happen to have learned some tricks to make life easier. So this is not a post how to paint like a champion (since I'm not that good. A mate of mine can do stuff that puts me to shame...) but more of a how-to-make life easier!

On your question:
I've never had the problem with paint not being thick enough, this is due to the fact that highlights are always the same colour as the original -only a few shades lighter-.
a wet pallette is also not really needed. The trick is to keep the brush wet between applications of paint and add a bit of water before starting to paint.

Let's thake this horseman's saddlecloth as an example:


https://imgur.com/a/J6ssHvd


The base colour is plague brown. https://www.sceneryworkshop.nl/game-color-plague-brown-17ml-72039.html
then I used a brown ink to shade it. https://www.sceneryworkshop.nl/game-ink-brown-17ml-72092.html
(This ink I used for the whole horse model, I just thinned it down a bit more on the saddlecloth while wet.)
After that I highlighted it with with moon yellow https://www.sceneryworkshop.nl/game-color-moon-yellow-17ml-72005.html

And yo answer your question: because I thinned down the paint, I had to highlight it twice, but that's only because yellow paint does that.

So it's"base colour, ink, two highlights. In all other colours I only need a single highlight.
That;s not more work than usual? I find the ink wash very good to hide painting mistakes, so I almost need no time to repair the model after my first base layer.



Then a pic of my own:

A horde of skeletons that I recently finished as part of my Army of Darkness formation.



WIP photos of the project (and more pics) here => http://kingsofwarvince.business.blog/2019/02/25/army-of-darkness-2/

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Alaska

@vince1248 and @Schmendrick thanks for the compliments and encouragement.

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dyndraig wrote:
Related to this, whats the preferred image hosting alternative these days?


Imgur and Google Photos are just about the only ones worth mentioning - Imgur is better for quick sharing to forums, Google is better for storing and organising large cross referenced albums, though both can do either.

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@vince1248:

Thank you for the explanation. i will follow the tip with the well-wet brush and see if anything changes!
And you are right, what you describe is not more work than what I now usually do. But I can remember that when I started, I was already happy if I put one layer of paint on any spot the model and never wanted to touch that place again. painting over one spot 4 times? shading, drybrushing? not that I knew back then what that was, but the mere thought of not being done after one go: unbelievable!
   
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Nervous Hellblaster Crewman





Cheers!
I must admit that, ever since I completed a battle worthy army, my painting has improved quite a lot as there is no time limit.

I found online a much better tutorial than I am able to write:

basics
https://creativetwilight.com/layering/

and the advanced version
https://creativetwilight.com/blending-layering/

Looking forward to the results!


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