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Somewhere with a paintbrush






Columbia, SC (USA)



Splendid!

And I'm pretty sure it took a long, long time to make it into a clear and easy read.

I made one tutorial article and explaining everything really well is really difficult.




The secret to painting a really big army is to keep at it. You can't reach your destination if you never take any steps.

I build IG...lots and lots of IG.  
   
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Great article. Very informative. Sure to help those new painters.
   
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great article, very well done. It's true about taking care ofa good brush, I must have thrown out 3 or four brushes before I finally bought a good one. Now I've had it for almost two years and it's still goin strong. It was worth the added cost, becasue it's made up for it. The brushs I tossed probably cost about hte same as this one but it was worth it for sure.

If not for the mediocre who would be great, and thank goodness for those who are just terrible they make even those who are mediocre look great

May the Sons of Dorn forever be vigilant  
   
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dalsiandon wrote:great article, very well done. It's true about taking care ofa good brush, I must have thrown out 3 or four brushes before I finally bought a good one. Now I've had it for almost two years and it's still goin strong. It was worth the added cost, becasue it's made up for it. The brushs I tossed probably cost about hte same as this one but it was worth it for sure.


Exactly!

The earlier on people get a good brush and learn how to care for it, the more cash they end up saving in the long run, and the better their painting will be right from the start. Brushes can start to curve and fork long before you notice, and they will be negatively affecting your painting that whole time :(

Spent years using synthetics I was spending quite a bit on, will never, ever go back.

I also just noticed that I have been using the word Pallet instead of Palette, Pallet does not quite mean the same thing. /cough. If anyone notices any other mistakes like that feel free to edit them, my spelling is awful and it catches me out sometimes.

   
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Ifalna wrote: I also just noticed that I have been using the word Pallet instead of Palette, Pallet does not quite mean the same thing. /cough. If anyone notices any other mistakes like that feel free to edit them, my spelling is awful and it catches me out sometimes.


Awww, you mean I've got to return these things to the loading dock? They'll probably notice me sneaking up in the mime costume the second time.



I can also see that I'm going to need to invest in some brushes. I've been using the GW ones lately because that's what they sell here.




The secret to painting a really big army is to keep at it. You can't reach your destination if you never take any steps.

I build IG...lots and lots of IG.  
   
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Hmm I've been using a lot of GW brushes and I've noticed some fraying myself. I might have to get one of those brushes you listed in the tutorial for myself xD I thought I was just bad with brushes but if these ones don't last all to long it might just not be me o.O

   
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Is it a Standard Size 0 Series 7 Winsor & Newton brush or a Miniature Size 0 Series 7??




The secret to painting a really big army is to keep at it. You can't reach your destination if you never take any steps.

I build IG...lots and lots of IG.  
   
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JB wrote:
Awww, you mean I've got to return these things to the loading dock? They'll probably notice me sneaking up in the mime costume the second time.
I can also see that I'm going to need to invest in some brushes. I've been using the GW ones lately because that's what they sell here.


No, you should totally keep them and use them for mixing paints still. It can only cause good things!

I think everyone starts off with the GW brushes, but in my opinion they really aren't good enough quality and they don't last long enough to warrant their cost :(

Sasa0mg wrote:Hmm I've been using a lot of GW brushes and I've noticed some fraying myself. I might have to get one of those brushes you listed in the tutorial for myself xD I thought I was just bad with brushes but if these ones don't last all to long it might just not be me o.O


Don't worry, it's not just you at all. Keeping a low quality brush in good condition is an uphill struggle, and one you will lose sooner rather than later. It's definitely why putting a little extra cash into your brushes is wroth it

JB wrote:

Is it a Standard Size 0 Series 7 Winsor & Newton brush or a Miniature Size 0 Series 7??



Also, something I forgot to mention, don't order brushes online. Go to a store to buy them because then you can choose one that has a flawless point. If you order online, you could get one with stray bristled or a slight fork and that would be a REAL shame, so support your local art stores guys!
Regular series 7, the miniatures have really short bristles from what I can see, which means they hold less paint so they would be a bit more finicky to use. The longer bristled ones keep just as nice a point

   
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So far I have not found a German art supply store that stocks Winsor and Newton. They all seem to like brands such as Prato, Maestro, and Da Vinci. None of them seem worth a hoot. The only Red Sable Kolinsky in a Size 0 looked unwieldy and had a terrible point.


The secret to painting a really big army is to keep at it. You can't reach your destination if you never take any steps.

I build IG...lots and lots of IG.  
   
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JB wrote:
So far I have not found a German art supply store that stocks Winsor and Newton. They all seem to like brands such as Prato, Maestro, and Da Vinci. None of them seem worth a hoot. The only Red Sable Kolinsky in a Size 0 looked unwieldy and had a terrible point.


I had to phone up a lot of places to find them in Cork, and when I did find some they were in a lockbox in the back storage area of the store >< You might be able to get someone to order some in for you if you ask nicely?

   
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Really well written beginners article

Using the same paints, you could have shown how to make a wash with the bestial brown using the bindings below the metal part of the spear as an example:

Paint the bindings with bleached bone, then make a very watery mix of bestial brown (about 5:1 water to paint ratio) and apply it liberally over the bindings. A further highlight/drybrush with a 1:1 bone:brown mix gives a really nice tough cloth effect.

Maybe this would be better placed in a more advanced tutorial but i think it is a basic technique that everyone should learn

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Great tutorial, I'm a newbe a few weeks into this and I am absolutely loving it! Since I'm new I bought an already assembled glue bomb of a land speeder with 2. Ultra marines. This model was already glue together and the figures were glued on. I paid 14 bucks for it including shipping so I could practice painting and not worry about messing it up. I used citadel and velajo paints . I tried my hand at dry rushing , washing and highlighing. I still have a lot more to do on the model and am really looking forward to it. The think I liked the most was after I dry brushed the bolster the skull and crossbones popped out, I didn't even know they they there which really exicited me. All I've been doing up to this point is watching a lot of YouTube Vids to learn tips and techniques. I know that I can do better with more practice . For now I wanted to share the before and after of this model I'm working on to get everyone's thoughts. Pics to be added shortly Thanks , howard



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Splendid!

And I'm pretty sure it took a long, long time to make it into a clear and easy read.

I made one tutorial article and explaining everything really well is really difficult.



   
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Customf1 wrote:
Great tutorial, I'm a newbe a few weeks into this and I am absolutely loving it! Since I'm new I bought an already assembled glue bomb of a land speeder with 2. Ultra marines. This model was already glue together and the figures were glued on. I paid 14 bucks for it including shipping so I could practice painting and not worry about messing it up. I used citadel and velajo paints . I tried my hand at dry rushing , washing and highlighing. I still have a lot more to do on the model and am really looking forward to it. The think I liked the most was after I dry brushed the bolster the skull and crossbones popped out, I didn't even know they they there which really exicited me. All I've been doing up to this point is watching a lot of YouTube Vids to learn tips and techniques. I know that I can do better with more practice . For now I wanted to share the before and after of this model I'm working on to get everyone's thoughts. Pics to be added shortly Thanks , howard



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Splendid!

And I'm pretty sure it took a long, long time to make it into a clear and easy read.

I made one tutorial article and explaining everything really well is really difficult.



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