15mm Xyston Thracian Battlegroup done

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HereWego
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Post by HereWego » Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:48 pm

shadowdragon wrote:
HereWego wrote:
shadowdragon wrote:Impressive. Absolutely a super job!

By the way, what type of paint are you using? Oil-based?
Thank you :P I use "normal"/ acrylic paints from GAMES WORKSHOP or VALLEJO.
Well done then. You have managed to get the subtlety and flow control that I would have expected from someone using artists' oil-based paints. :D

I use artist's acrylic-based paints but so far have only thinned the paint with water, which has some limitations (e.g., flow control). I've wondered if it would be worthwhile to get some retardant (to slow drying) and a thinner that allows easier flow control of the paint. So maybe you've inspired me to do that.

Pity that something can't be done for aging eyes though. :cry:
Sorry, my English is very bad but i try to explain what i think:
The Key to paint without limitations is take the water out of your brush after you tinned the paint with water. Take a facial tissue (correct word???) and graze the brush until the water is gone!

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Your facial tissue should look like the biggest band after grazing your brush. I hope you understand. With that paint on your brush you will get smoooooth blendings.

For painting detail you need a smaller band on you facial tissue. It is not easy to explain, showing would be much more helpful. Very helpful is also a so called "wetpalet" which keeps your paints alway wet over weeks!! :wink:

Did i answer your questions?

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Post by shadowdragon » Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:55 pm

HereWego wrote:Sorry, my English is very bad but i try to explain what i think:
The Key to paint without limitations is take the water out of your brush after you tinned the paint with water. Take a facial tissue (correct word???) and graze the brush until the water is gone!

Your facial tissue should look like the biggest band after grazing your brush. I hope you understand. With that paint on your brush you will get smoooooth blendings.

For painting detail you need a smaller band on you facial tissue. It is not easy to explain, showing would be much more helpful. Very helpful is also a so called "wetpalet" which keeps your paints alway wet over weeks!! :wink:

Did i answer your questions?
Your English is just fine and you've explained it very well. Thanks.

HereWego
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Post by HereWego » Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:23 pm

shadowdragon wrote:
HereWego wrote:Sorry, my English is very bad but i try to explain what i think:
The Key to paint without limitations is take the water out of your brush after you tinned the paint with water. Take a facial tissue (correct word???) and graze the brush until the water is gone!

Your facial tissue should look like the biggest band after grazing your brush. I hope you understand. With that paint on your brush you will get smoooooth blendings.

For painting detail you need a smaller band on you facial tissue. It is not easy to explain, showing would be much more helpful. Very helpful is also a so called "wetpalet" which keeps your paints alway wet over weeks!! :wink:

Did i answer your questions?
Your English is just fine and you've explained it very well. Thanks.
Thanks, glad that i could help you :D

dave_r
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Post by dave_r » Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:47 pm

Do you do commision work?
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HereWego
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Post by HereWego » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:22 am

dave_r wrote:Do you do commision work?
Sorry, not this year. I am making my exam and will not have many time.

Maybe next year. :oops:

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Post by spud » Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:14 am

oh damm!!! Here I sit trying to get my Chin/Qin army together and I feel like I paint like a 3 year old compared to you. Nice work, you make me cry.

-steven

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Post by vitriol » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:25 am

:shock: WOW....
works like that are the reason for our hobby
congrat
luca

HereWego
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Post by HereWego » Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:57 pm

spud wrote:oh damm!!! Here I sit trying to get my Chin/Qin army together and I feel like I paint like a 3 year old compared to you. Nice work, you make me cry.

-steven
Hi Steven,
Thanks for comment. Practise makes perfect so do not give up. My first minaitures were carcinogen :wink:
vitriol wrote::shock: WOW....
works like that are the reason for our hobby
congrat
luca


Thanks for nice comment :D

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Post by pezhetairoi » Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:28 pm

Good job!
Very impressive!

HereWego
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Post by HereWego » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:28 pm

pezhetairoi wrote:Good job!
Very impressive!
Thanks for nice comment 8)

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