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Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot

Maryland, USA

For the standard Cadian kits, is it necessary to smooth down the backs of the hands at all if you're intending to paint them as wearing gloves? You can see some ligaments when they're grabbing the pistol grips of their lasguns and I'm wondering if anyone thinks that spoils the effect.


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Ultramarine Librarian with Freaky Familiar

Southern California, USA

Depends on how thick you imagine the gloves to be. If they're just thin cloth things then no. If they're thick mittens then some filing down would be appropriate.

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Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot

London, Ontario

In the modern day, you can't see tendons through typical firearms handling gloves [that I've seen] but that doesn't mean they wouldn't in the future. That said, I don't think I'd notice. I've honestly never noticed being able to see tendons on my guardsmen before. I don't look that close, and I do paint the hands in flesh tones, so maybe I've just never actively noticed.

I wouldn't worry about it. Painting Guard *Armies* is about quantity over quality. Spend time on the characters and upgrades if you feel you must, but spend as little time as you can on dudes with Lasguns. Honestly, crank those bastards out as fast as you humanly can, with as low a quality as you can stand. They're literally extra wounds for your special weapons and space fillers on the board. You pick them up by the literal handful when they're dying.

Resist the urge to make each one a snowflake. They're cookie dough. Roll 'em out, stamp 'em out', and bake 'em till they're done. A chocolate chip cookie tastes good whether it's perfectly formed or a misshapen mess. You've got to keep that in mind with Guardsmen. If you aren't embarrassed, that's good enough for a lasgunner.
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Hardened Veteran Guardsman

I didnt bother smoothing my guys' hands. No one will notice from table top.
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At that model scale no.

no reason to.

 Unit1126PLL wrote:
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And yet another thread is hijacked for Unit to ask for the same advice, receive the same answers and make the same excuses.

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If you dry brush them and look really closely you can see the tendons, but it could just as easily be ridges of padding on the back of the hand

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