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Jinking Ravenwing Land Speeder Pilot





San Diego, CA USA

If you can master this technique you will kill in speed painting competitions. Oils and Water Acrylics are covered in this tutorial.





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Da Big Mek






London, UK

Top tutorial. I've always read about wet blending but have never seen it demonstrated so clearly and now I'm eager to try it. I'm aware of people using two brushes at the same time(one for each colour) too. Does the paint need to be watered down beyond the usual near-milk consistency? Love that you have it played back at a faster speed as well - there is nothing more annoying than glacial pace painting videos!

As a side note, for some reason I've always read your posts as if you were British, so a little odd hearing the American accent in the video

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Jinking Ravenwing Land Speeder Pilot





San Diego, CA USA

Hey lego lol. Yes I'm american. I also hate long paint videos. I realize most people have about 3-4 minute attention span so I try to keep the videos at about that.

I use only 1 brush here dipping in water between changes.

MIX used was 2:1:1 water/matte medium/paint It's actually thicker than when you layer blend.

The 2 videos I have up are just the first in a series of High Quality beginner and advance tutorials I plan to do. So I hope it gets good results and people can learn and feel confident enough to try the techniques I show.

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Lurking Gaunt




United States (Delaware)

LBursley, i'm really digging your videos. Wetblending really makes a lot more sense when you can actually see it and it's always been something i've been interested in.

The videos are very good. You found a perfect place for the camera and the contrast is perfect. Thanks a lot for these!

 
   
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Jinking Ravenwing Land Speeder Pilot





San Diego, CA USA

Glad you liked it! I'll keep the videos coming. I hope to get one done every week until everything is covered.

 
   
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Ground Crew




Houston, Tx

Wow amazing. I think you have given me an option to replace base+wash+drybrush. I bet my results will be nothing near yours but this has to be the best tutorial I have ever seen. Oh and fix your youtube link on your site!

Seeing > reading
   
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Jinking Ravenwing Land Speeder Pilot





San Diego, CA USA

GREAT! That's what I want. All my fellow painters to see techniques and how they are done. I hate watching videos with bad angles and poor lighting so I made it a point to get you up close and see what I see.

Thanks for the heads up on the link. Fixed.

 
   
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Oh wow , what brush do you use? my GW ones cant even stand 5 strokes before it blows up -_-

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Jinking Ravenwing Land Speeder Pilot





San Diego, CA USA

I use whatever is clean. In the tutorial I use an Army Painter Basing Brush.

I have:
Vallejo
GW
Army Painter
Reaper Master Kolinsky

All the tips eventually bend and they all get dirty so it's all the same to me. I do however think that Army Painter is the best quality for the price. I paid $9 each for the kolinsky and tip shape and sharpness is the same as AP.

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2nd Lieutenant





Australia

Great tutorial!

out of curiosity - what other techniques will you be going to do? i'd love a glazing video.

with wet blending, would that technique work for capes etc?

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Jinking Ravenwing Land Speeder Pilot





San Diego, CA USA

Basically I'm going to do videos of techniques that I couldn't find when I was getting back into the hobby. Like the wet blending, layer blending, airbrushing them all being done on 40k models.

Wet Blending on cloaks or anything else, you highlight in the normal areas, but now you can get a nice gradient with little effort. Of coarse the longer you spend pushing the colors back and forth until you love the placement will turn out better models.

Don't know where to highlight? Use the 2 color primer technique in my other tutorial and go from there.

For cloaks your strokes would go with the flow of the wrinkle you are blending. I mean going horizontal on vertical folds is just silly unless you're dry brushing. However for a holster that might be tilted your strokes might be diagonal to the body. Just use your best highlighting judgment and like I said, if you don't know how just use the primer technique to cheat it

 
   
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2nd Lieutenant





Australia

Thanks for the tip on the wet blending with cloaks - gotta give that a go instead of that stripy technique i use, and another thing - whats the ratio for the colours (for example codex grey and fortress grey).
oh and an airbrush video would be epic aswell

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Jinking Ravenwing Land Speeder Pilot





San Diego, CA USA

I'm not sure what you mean when you say ratio for colors. The dilution or are you trying to mix the two?




 
   
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2nd Lieutenant





Australia

Like 1 part water, 2 part codex gray

1:2

and yes im trying to do the wet blending technique for urban cloaks (or could i use better colours) on SM scouts.

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Longtime Dakkanaut






Scyzantine Empire

This video rocks! I've tried the wet blending technique and always ended up with a monochrome result. This really goes a long way towards encouraging me to try it again. Thanks!

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Jinking Ravenwing Land Speeder Pilot





San Diego, CA USA

Oh lego asked the same question.

I use 2:1:1 water/matte medium/color

Also note I used only 2 colors in the video but if you make/use more like a triad the blend is much smoother. And to make life easier base coat the model in the medium color and darken/lighten your blend from there.

 
   
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2nd Lieutenant





Australia

Is there an issue if you dont have matte medium with you?

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Jinking Ravenwing Land Speeder Pilot





San Diego, CA USA

No I just use it as a flow aid. Use 1:1 water color in your case.

 
   
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2nd Lieutenant





Australia

Thanks for the help, im trying it out now!

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Ground Crew




Houston, Tx

How do I vote for the best tutorial thing?

You just made my femissar into the best model I have ever painted... Can you put up a video tutorial of painting faces though? Everything is rockin' but her face, it looks horrid. I tried the blue shadow thing but my hands are no where near steady enough for that.
   
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Jinking Ravenwing Land Speeder Pilot





San Diego, CA USA

I can't win but I'm glad you had good results I'll have a faces video up in the near future. But I have a picture tutorial for high contrast faces here in the tutorials section. But for people with steady hand issues maybe I do one using dry brushing and washes.

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Bounding Assault Marine






I love your painting tutorials man, very informative. Just some quick question. You say you use matte medium and I have done a quick bit of hunting and found a UK store that sells Liquitex products, but, there seems to be a lot of different varieties. What is the best one to use and precisely how do you use it and what does it do for your painting? Sorry for all the questions.

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Jinking Ravenwing Land Speeder Pilot





San Diego, CA USA

LIQUITEX! Excellent. All my paint additives are Liquitex. I think I have everything they make on my desk. But I'll give you a run down of what I have and uses.

Matte Medium - Use in all my paint mixes 1:1:1 water/medium/paint. Helps flow and keeps the pigment from separating longer than just using water.

Flow Aid - Use when I layer blend. Drying retarder and helps to get great coverage with heavy dilution.

Slow Dry - Use when wet blending. 1:1:1:1 water/medium/color/slow dry is how I mix it. Drying retarder of coarse.

Glazing Medium - Makes awesome glaze mixes. Dries fast for fast layering. Formulated to cover well and level to the surface. Glaze vs Wash = Glaze made to evenly cover and Wash made to pool in recesses.

Hope that helps build your shopping list

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Bounding Assault Marine






Cheers buddy, do you pre-mix and store in bottles or just mix as you go?
   
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Jinking Ravenwing Land Speeder Pilot





San Diego, CA USA

I mix as I go.

I transfer all my mediums to Vallejo dropper bottles so it takes the thinking out of proper measurements

 
   
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Bounding Assault Marine






Thanks for the help...one last question (honest) do you use the Slow Dri Fluid retarder or Gel retarder?
   
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Jinking Ravenwing Land Speeder Pilot





San Diego, CA USA

It says Slow Dry Blending Medium on the bottle. I've seen people use clear slow dry but mine is about the thickness of paint.

 
   
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Bounding Assault Marine






Thanks again.
   
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Ground Crew




Houston, Tx

Post more tutorials! This is like nerd crack.

You got me coming to these forums every day a couple times a day to check for new stuff...
   
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Jinking Ravenwing Land Speeder Pilot





San Diego, CA USA

Lol @ Nerd Crack

Don't worry I got things in the works. trying to see if my camera will get in close enough for faces tutorial. I'll let you know wht I find out. Or maybe I just do it and throw up a vid

 
   
 
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