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Geudens
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some painted archers & dwarfs Thu, 11 January 2007 19:54
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/176214

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/176215
      
Bigblue
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Re:some painted archers & dwarfs Thu, 11 January 2007 21:08
Nice. Did you paint those?
      
cobame
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Re:some painted archers & dwarfs Fri, 12 January 2007 00:13
Very nice work! Shocked
      
eldurand
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Re:some painted archers & dwarfs Fri, 12 January 2007 04:01
Those are very well done! Congratulations!
      
Geudens
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Re:some painted archers & dwarfs Fri, 12 January 2007 13:49
Geudens wrote on Thu, 11 January 2007 19:54

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/176214

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/176215


Yes, I did paint'm myself, though "painting" isn't really the right word...

Here is how it's done, using acrylics & ink:

Undercoat the figure with a dark acrylic (I use cheap acrylic ochre and add a little cheap acrylic black to end up with a sort of khaki). Let dry.

Next "drybrush" the figure HEAVILY with ivory acrylic paint untill the result kind of looks like the statue of the woodsprite at this link:

http://www.elfennest.be/object_body.asp?cat=5

Again, let dry.

Next, using Vallejo or Games Workshop model inks, with which 90% of the figure can be painted VERY FAST, since the ink will colour darker in the folds (khaki undercoat) and much lighter on the surface (ivory drybrush) so that you obtain an instant "highlighted" figure, which would normally take many steps when using paint only. Use GOOD quality brushes size 00-1-2.

Also: ink "flows" automatically in the folds (as opposed to paint), so even a less experienced painter will not easily paint "outside the lines". A figure should always be painted "inside out" (e.g. first the shirt and then the belts).

let dry.

When finished, cover base with static grass and spray it with a matt varnish for protection.

Once you get the hang of it (and painting in series of 8-12 figs) you should be able to obtain an average of 10 minutes per figure to finish.

Rudi
      
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  Re:some painted archers & dwarfs Fri, 12 January 2007 16:38
Thanks for the good mass painting tip Rudy. Smile
      
Vallan
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Re:some painted archers & dwarfs Fri, 12 January 2007 19:53

Well done. And thanks for the pointers.
      
Wee Sodjer
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Re:some painted archers & dwarfs Fri, 12 January 2007 20:51
Really nice work
      
Yves Van Herp
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Re:some painted archers & dwarfs Fri, 12 January 2007 22:42
Fantastisch, Rudy! Spijtig dat IK dit NIET kan!

For our English speaking friends: fantastic, Rudy! It's a pity I can NOT paint THAT well!
      
Geudens
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Re:some painted archers & dwarfs Sat, 13 January 2007 18:33
Yves Van Herp wrote on Fri, 12 January 2007 22:42

Fantastisch, Rudy! Spijtig dat IK dit NIET kan!

For our English speaking friends: fantastic, Rudy! It's a pity I can NOT paint THAT well!


Thx, Günter!

Rudi


      
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Re:some painted archers & dwarfs Sat, 13 January 2007 19:26
Yves, I'm with you. Even with the excellent suggestions Rudi made, my figures take ten times as long and never turn out quite as good as those with The Skill. I cheat by simply painting the bases to add a bit of color (ducking to avoid the sticks and stones.....)

Tom
      
Geudens
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Re:some painted archers & dwarfs Sun, 14 January 2007 10:22
skiprydell wrote on Sat, 13 January 2007 19:26

Yves, I'm with you. Even with the excellent suggestions Rudi made, my figures take ten times as long and never turn out quite as good as those with The Skill. I cheat by simply painting the bases to add a bit of color (ducking to avoid the sticks and stones.....)

Tom


Tom,

Whilst it's a fact that I'm foremost a miniature gamer (been that since the early 70's of last century...) and therefore have some painting skills, there are far, far better (and younger) painters in my club (http://www.tsoa.be/) but apart from gaining experience through experimenting, one can also learn a lot from available "painting systems" (like the one I use) or others available on the web. Your painted armies don't have to be price winners, they just have to look good "en masse".

Rudi

[Updated on: Sun, 14 January 2007 10:22]

      
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Re:some painted archers & dwarfs Sun, 14 January 2007 20:15
Geudens wrote on Sun, 14 January 2007 01:22

skiprydell wrote on Sat, 13 January 2007 19:26

Yves, I'm with you. Even with the excellent suggestions Rudi made, my figures take ten times as long and never turn out quite as good as those with The Skill. I cheat by simply painting the bases to add a bit of color (ducking to avoid the sticks and stones.....)

Tom


Tom,

Whilst it's a fact that I'm foremost a miniature gamer (been that since the early 70's of last century...) and therefore have some painting skills, there are far, far better (and younger) painters in my club (http://www.tsoa.be/) but apart from gaining experience through experimenting, one can also learn a lot from available "painting systems" (like the one I use) or others available on the web. Your painted armies don't have to be price winners, they just have to look good "en masse".

Rudi



Rudi,

I've certainly painted well over a thousand minis during my 35 year gaming experience....and yet it still takes me a month to paint 16 figures to my satisfaction. It's the time that it takes me that makes the effort too costly. I've tried a number of systems, but I can never achieve the effect in the time stated. It does seem to me that many people have a natural talent for painting minis, and some of us don't. Since I have two sets of BL, I may give your system a whirl. I do thank you for your helpful postings (and the great website....looks like you guys have an incredible club!)

Tom
      
Geudens
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Re:some painted archers & dwarfs Sun, 14 January 2007 23:19
skiprydell wrote on Sun, 14 January 2007 20:15


I've certainly painted well over a thousand minis during my 35 year gaming experience....and yet it still takes me a month to paint 16 figures to my satisfaction. It's the time that it takes me that makes the effort too costly. I've tried a number of systems, but I can never achieve the effect in the time stated. It does seem to me that many people have a natural talent for painting minis, and some of us don't. Since I have two sets of BL, I may give your system a whirl. I do thank you for your helpful postings (and the great website....looks like you guys have an incredible club!)
Tom


Tom,

Thx! Do give it try (paint a couple of "pilot" figures). Using more classic painting methods, it takes me (at the best) 45 minutes to finish a figure with acrylics (I'm into 28mm). Especially giving the faces depth & character is quite a job, but with this system I only have ot worry about a steady hand for painting the eyes...

Rudi
      
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Re:some painted archers & dwarfs Mon, 15 January 2007 02:01
Really nice work Geudens!

Could you possibly go over your 'fast paint' system a little slower with more detail so that newb like me can understand it better? I'd like to give it a try...

Thanks!
      
yosemite
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Re:some painted archers & dwarfs Mon, 15 January 2007 04:26
BEAUTIFUL work on these! Thanks for sharing the pics AND the painting tips! It always seems to take me FOREVER to paint a mini. After seeing what you've posted, I'm definitely considering doing SOMETHING with mine...it'll have to be something quick and easy!!! Rolling Eyes

      
Geudens
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Re:some painted archers & dwarfs Mon, 15 January 2007 10:11
FriedMutant wrote on Mon, 15 January 2007 02:01

Really nice work Geudens!

Could you possibly go over your 'fast paint' system a little slower with more detail so that newb like me can understand it better? I'd like to give it a try...

Thanks!


Well, the description above is really as slow as it gets, perhaps with the exception of terms like "drybrushing" etc, but I would suggest you Google a little on "painting figures drybrushing": there are numerous sites dealing with those techniques (and pics!). The only other thing I would suggest is to thin the flesh wash for faces, arms & hands at least with 50% water to avoid a red indian skin result. All the rest is a to gain some experience.

Best of luck.

Rudi
      
    
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