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Australia

I would use a VERY thin green wash. I absolutely trashed a statue I was doing with a much too heavy green wash. Had to use a lot of brown and black to bring it back in line. You may try a very subtle red wash at joins if you are seeking a different color. But again be sparing.

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Japan

 Archer wrote:
I would use a VERY thin green wash. I absolutely trashed a statue I was doing with a much too heavy green wash. Had to use a lot of brown and black to bring it back in line. You may try a very subtle red wash at joins if you are seeking a different color. But again be sparing.


I normally wash with turquoise color with more or less green in it.
http://www.wikihow.com/Mix-Colors-to-Get-Turquoise

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"That sound? That's the sound of me drinking all my paint and stabbing myself in the eyes with my brushes. "
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NC

Turquoise might be the way to go. Thanks Jehan-reznor!

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Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA

That was one heck of a deal on the airbrush. It's good you are finally putting the wife to good use

   
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NC

Lol Adam, I do what I can.

We picked up a compressor today for about $65 at Harbor Freight. I love that place.

Soon I will be brushing things with air!

I hear it's got kind of a steep learning curve though, so I'm not planning on rushing it.

Besides I still have all the Relic Knights Black Diamond stuff to paint for my buddy.

We're starting a league at the shop next month. I'm pretty stoked.


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New Bedford, MA USA

When people tell you to use paint the consistency of milk, they aren't kidding.

Learned that lesson the hard way. I'm to the point I'll pay the $4 for a 2oz bottle of airbrush paint to avoid the hassle.

   
Made in au
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Australia

I do a fair bit of spray painting with my work (big stuff like the size of car panels) and it's really important to clean your equipment thoroughly. Every. Single. Time.

Paint consistency is really important as adamsouza has said. But I think you will enjoy learning and the results can be pretty flash.

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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NC

I read somewhere to start spraying with only water just to get the hang of how the machine feels. That's where I'm gonna start.

Archer, I've read too, that it is important to clean the brush more frequently than you'd think you need too. I'll be sure to get my cleaner situation figured out before I start.

Adam, I don't have any airbrush specific paint yet. I'll probably try mixing up some paint milk before I buy any since I have so much paint already.

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Illinois

I think even the airbrush paints need thinned a bit if you're planning on spraying detailed stuff at low PSI, although, it's going to vary by brand as mentioned.

I still can't resolve the milk thing. Its not milk. It doesn't have the same chemical properties as milk, even if I get it to the same consistency I don't see it acting in the exact same way as milk, which is also going to vary based on the %/whole/skim situation. It just feels vague and misleading to me Especially in the tiny paint pot on my sotar.

I'm sure it's good advice, just doesn't work for me

 
   
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NC

The milk thing is a little vague to me as well. I figure I'll figure it out or I'll figure out something else that works.

I still haven't gotten it out of the box!

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New Bedford, MA USA

Slightly, less watery than water ?

   
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NC

I thought that was what we were going for when painting with a brush?

Slightly less watery than water?

Ugh!

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Illinois

I can't paint with paint *that* runny. But I guess so?

 
   
Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

The reference to the consistency of milk is supposed to be a rough guide to how thin you need the paint. You can go thicker or thinner to achieve different things. But it's a good place to start. The larger the needle in the air brush the thicker the paint can be and still go through. Although it still isn't a good idea.

But ultimately I have been spray painting on and off for more than 10 years and although the description of the consistency of milk is pretty common the best thing to do is practice. A lot.

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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NC

Practice. Now *that* is something I can do.

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I am an airbrush virgin too, let us know how you get on as any first timer tips would be very useful should I ever decide to get one.

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NC

I'll be sure to let you know how it goes Thraxas.

Right now I am focusing on getting all the Relic Knights stuff ready since we are starting up a league in July.

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Wales: Where the Men are Men and the sheep are Scared.

You are suing the Noh for relic knights right?



 
   
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Carlos, yes I'll be playing the Noh in the league. I'm just about done painting them. I'm also painting up a bunch of Black Diamond stuff for a buddy of mine.

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Wales: Where the Men are Men and the sheep are Scared.

Cant wait to see it mate.



 
   
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NC

I won't get to paint any this weekend.

I'm heading to my parents house for a long weekend.

I promised my mom I'd come and visit when I finished my school session.

I'm off school for the rest of the summer! Yay!

I'm itching to paint but it will be good to visit with the family.

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NC

I'm still around and still painting.

I've been so frustrated by my horrible pics and then I've been having technical difficulty on top of that. I just stopped taking pics for a bit.

I need to get back on that.

I'm just about done with my friend's Relic Knights.

After I'm done I will finish up with my Relic Knight and get them based.

Only one of my recent pics has shown up in my drive. Ugh.

Anyway here he is.

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Leopold Magnus of Black Diamonds


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New Bedford, MA USA

It could be that I'm just playing too much Heroes of the Storm, but he looks like he would fit right in the Starcraft Universe

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Wales: Where the Men are Men and the sheep are Scared.

Yeah I got a bit of a protos vibe seeing that.



 
   
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The Rock

Looks like a mix of Protoss (armour) and Covenant Elites (colour choice)

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That Leopold has my kind of colour scheme...how did you find the Relic Knights to put together? I have not heard a lot about them.

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NC

I don't play the games you're talking about so I don't know the resemblance.

Thraxas, I found them to be a bit difficult to put together. They have horrible mold lines that, after a while, I just left because they are in precarious places and hard to remove. They are significantly harder to deal with than GW minis which is the majority of what I have. Very fun to paint though!!


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The Rock

One of these EyeamRai:

Protoss Zealot
Spoiler:


Covenant Elite (Halo)
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AoV's Hobby Blog 29/04/18 The Tomb World stirs p44
How to take decent photos of your models
There's a beast in every man, and it stirs when you put a sword in his hand
Most importantly, Win or Lose, always try to have fun.
Armies Legion: Dark Angels 
   
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NC

Thanks AoV! I definitely see the resemblance.

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I finally got a chance to try AoS tonight.

We used one of the scenarios from the book. I can't remember what it was called. The one where one person is trying to cast some huge spell and the other person is trying to stop them from casting it.

I played my partially painted Ogres instead of my Goblins because I wanted to have fewer models to transport. I played against Lizardmen, with him as the one casting the spell and me trying to stop it.

I had a blast! He won when he killed my tyrant. Since that was my only hero, I no longer had any way to stop the spell from going off. I have no idea if the army's were evenly matched. We had the same number of wounds but he had two more war scrolls and WAY more models. It didn't feel bad though. My guys were brutal in combat compared to his.

I'm looking forward to playing again and to trying out the orcs and goblins with these new rules as well.

I've also been playing and enjoying Relic Knights. I need to hit my painting table hard bc I'm playing with several half painted forces right now. Once I get back to painting, I'll work on taking pics of my painting progress and my games.

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