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Elberon
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Painting the minis (new year resolution...) Sat, 05 January 2008 18:46
I've found a way that looks really quite quick to my never picked up a brush before eyes....
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/138597 for details.

I was thinking of doing general clothing to reflect colour of the unit (eg green tabbards, blue/ red shields) but if I go that route the goblinoids traditionally have green skin and have errr loads of green troops.

My concern is that differences may not be that great between the skin and clothing so I thought, change skin colour to more 'desert colours' (yellows and oranges), what do you think to that idea? I know my figs and so my colour scheme but I thought those with more experience can forsee pratfalls I can't....

I was also thinking of flocking the bases in different colours to as least identify white based units?

TIA

Chris

      
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Re:Painting the minis (new year resolution...) Sat, 05 January 2008 20:36
My New Year's Resolution is to spend 30 minutes per day painting BattleLore figures, so welcome ot the club. Smile

In answer to your concerns:

I decided to do Orange skin for the goblins precisely because I don't like the pictures I see online of green-skinned goblins that are green-bannered. I have done the first couple of units, and I think the orange skin looks great. Your mileage may vary.

I decided that the top of every base would just be painted green, and I wouldn't mess with any flocking. This is for two reasons: (1) it saves time, and (2) my experience with the (thousands) of metal miniatures I've painted over the years is that flocking comes off and gets in your carry box and gets on your tabletop and is just generally speaking a bit of a pain. With metal miniatures that I spend a lot of time working on, it's worth it, but I made the judgment call that it wasn't worth it for the level of detail I'm doing on these figures (e.g., I'm not even painting the eyes, which seems way more egregious than not flocking the bases).

I decided that the sides of the bases would match the colors of the original unpainted bases, for ease of identifying which race the figure is. So the goblin bases are green on the side, the dwarves are brown on the side, and the humans are grey. I'm anticipating that Undead will be black, maybe Elves blue, etc.

Hope that's of some help.

[Mis à jour le: Sat, 05 January 2008 20:38]

      
Bare2theBone
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Re:Painting the minis (new year resolution...) Sat, 05 January 2008 20:59
I vow the same resolution. I got about a third of the base set done, but looking at my other expansions it seems like it's going to take awhile. Painting comes and goes with me. I get painting,and then I don't want to touch them for awhile. Hopefully in 2008 it will get done! Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:Painting the minis (new year resolution...) Mon, 07 January 2008 07:13
for my goblins i went with a terocoter orange for some of my hobgoblins and a greenywhight for my goblins and they look great
      
William Lange
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Re:Painting the minis (new year resolution...) Tue, 08 January 2008 02:45
You guys do know that new year's resolutions are supposed to make you waste LESS time. Right, guys? Wink
      
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Re:Painting the minis (new year resolution...) Sat, 12 January 2008 21:54
New years resolutions are supposed to help you make better use of time - and I can't think of anything better than painting to relax.

I have heard that Americans are not as keen on painting as us Brits - is that true?

Peter C
      
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Re:Painting the minis (new year resolution...) Sun, 13 January 2008 04:08
idk. I was just joking anyway. Very Happy
      
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Re:Painting the minis (new year resolution...) Mon, 14 January 2008 23:51
Well I'm hoping to paint my BL figs, but since I have no basis to go on (did look at the doc about painting figs though) it might be nice to know what to do (or NOT do to) from a beginner's perspective.

Thus any info would be a big help

Cab
      
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Re:Painting the minis (new year resolution...) Tue, 15 January 2008 00:05
this tread may help
http://www.daysofwonder.com/en/msg/?th=12708&start=0

[Mis à jour le: Tue, 15 January 2008 00:09]

      
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Re:Painting the minis (new year resolution...) Tue, 15 January 2008 00:43
You can save a lot of time by only painting base colors and then use a technique called "dipping". Here is a link:
http://www.dysartes.com/model/painting/Dipping1.php
I am using this method, and can finish twice as many models in an evening, without loss of quality!
      
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Re:Painting the minis (new year resolution...) Tue, 15 January 2008 00:57
dbc- wrote on Mon, 14 January 2008 16:43

You can save a lot of time by only painting base colors and then use a technique called "dipping". Here is a link:
http://www.dysartes.com/model/painting/Dipping1.php
I am using this method, and can finish twice as many models in an evening, without loss of quality!



dbc,

Sadly that just adds more confusion that helps since I'm clueless on the discussion. I'm looking for real beginner's discussion since I have 0 experience.

Cab
      
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Re:Painting the minis (new year resolution...) Tue, 15 January 2008 10:59
Cab

Take a look...


http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/2007002#2007002


      
Magic Man
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Re:Painting the minis (new year resolution...) Tue, 15 January 2008 13:35
I thought the painting tips given on the link on the first page of the BattleLore site are good for beginners and more experienced painters alike. What's stopping me from starting is the thought of painting 300+ figures!
      
DarkoBeta
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Re:Painting the minis (new year resolution...) Tue, 15 January 2008 14:45
Also, see:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/271753

I got a lot of great information in that thread which helped me get started.
      
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Re:Painting the minis (new year resolution...) Mon, 05 May 2008 16:10
Be a devil, paint them! If a darn-near 60-year-old can do it, so can you.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/176908

Regards,

      
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Re:Painting the minis (new year resolution...) Tue, 06 May 2008 22:11
lookin good wee sodjer, I just started mine so have a looooooong way to go. As the three of us are in central Scotland maybe emmowbee, you and I could meet up sometime for a game

Ray
      
    
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