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Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by Bracnos, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. Bracnos
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    Bracnos Well-Known Member

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    So i have wanted to get into this hobby for some time but o never found an army that really called to me. Just yesterday i found out about the Lizardmen and the fact that they are set with a Mayan background i loved it, so i got the battalion pack and the hero.

    What i would like to know is what do you advise of how i should get the paint done;

    1. should i put t together then pant...I tried this and it was really hard so i am just keeping that peace as a fail...
    2. Prime and paint when it is still on the frame...
    3.or any other way?

    i dont want to paint them with the blue so i have yet to decided on a color pallet. Any advice would be much appreciated

    adding a link list to completed models ^_^

    First completed models

    First completed champion

    First completed banner man

    First completed unit

    First completed stormcast and start of a new unit

    Second units banner man

    Drummer Lizard

    First oldblood

    First of the Primal temple Guards

    First scarvet on clod one

    First cold one rider banner man

    Primal Guard banner man

    Primal Guard musician

    Primal Guard Completed unit

    First commissioned work / first slann

    first completed skink priest

    First completed custom skink priest

    Eternaty warden

    second primal guard drummer

    Custom khorne demon prince

    Custom demon lord

    old blood on carno

    seconed commissioned work

    third commissioned work

    LED bastiladon
     
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  2. n810
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    n810 First Spawning

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    Mostly assemble and then paint, if you have problems reaching areas.
    usually this is just leaving off shields and shield arms, and leaving off riders.
    also I recommend that you glue on any sand or rocks to your base before you prime,
    this helps them stay on a little better.

    This thread might help with picking out a color scheme. http://www.lustria-online.com/threads/ye-olde-interactive-saurus-painter.4555/

    Ps. painting order: prime, basecoat, dry-brush, wash, highlight. ;)
     
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  3. Haemoglobin
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    Haemoglobin 9th Age Army Support

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    You can put glue most things together but as n810 said its easier to first base your model and then use primer to help stick sand and stuff to the base. I usually just glue everything together except for shields and shield arms. Shield arms tend to be positioned in a way that they can be a pain to paint around or behind. Just do some tryfitting and see if you could easily fit a brush in there.

    Biggest tips I can give for painting:
    - Prime your models, but make sure you dont over prime them. Just a couple of blasts at at least 10" away. Shake WELL before use when using a spray can (which most people do).
    - Thin your paints, multiple thin layers are alot better than one big thick layer.
    - Keep trying new things and don't give up when they don't look as well as intended.
     
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  4. Bracnos
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    Bracnos Well-Known Member

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    hay thanks for the advice i just got the stater kit and a spare set of lizardmen saurus warriors and found that the stater paint kit dose not have the colors i want to paint my army. In any case these colors have been grate to get me to understand how the paint flows and i just used the wash, let me say WOW that really helps bring out the color!! At first i thought there was no way i could ever make my army look good and now, the first two at lest look passable for my first two tries ^_^.

    Oh and any advice on the color i should use for a primer i have a black one but i noticed that the paint is...darker? than i thought it would be...should i use white or gray to make the color POP more
     
  5. n810
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  6. Bracnos
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    20151028_004232.jpg OK thanks all for the advice, here is what I have done so far I only have the starter paint set but I need to buy more...

    Another question I have is is it OK to paint the others differently. ..as the skink brighter or my temple guard with more gold

    Also I don't know if it's cool but here is what I have done so far let me know what you think. This is my first time ...
     
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  7. Crowsfoot
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    wow they look great, the beauty with Lizardmen is you can have any colour on any unit so yes your Skinks can be a different colour.

    Well done so far very impressive for your first time.:)
     
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  8. Caprasauridae
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    Those look great, I think you are off to a very good start! Very nice colour scheme, as well, quite unique. And as @Crowsfoot said, the Lizardmen can be painted basically any colour you want. In my army, every Army book entry is painted differently (you can check them from the link on my signature, if you wish. Definitely check Crowsfoot's as well, should lent you a lot of inspiration!). Good luck with your painting!
     
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  9. Bracnos
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    Thank you for the encouraging words, now I will change this to a blog of my Mayan/Aztec lizardmen army ^_^
     
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  10. Bracnos
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    20151029_235829.jpg 20151029_235904.jpg 20151029_235846.jpg So after completing my 10th mini I decided to go back and redo my first guy he used to look really bad but now I think he's good^_^. I still need a lot more practice hopefully by the time i get to my carnosaur i will have the skills to do it justice
     
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    These guys look so awesome! Great colour scheme for the saurus, can't wait to see how you do your skinks!
     
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  12. Bracnos
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    I still have a few more more of these guys to go and I need to buy a few more paints for my skinks....

    Oh and if anyone can give me a few Ideas for bases I have a thought to place a log for my skinks to stand on...I don't really know the rules but can I add some size to my models. As I add a 1/2 to 1 inch in the Size. As long as the minis stays within the size of the base?
     
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    I have seen lots of crazy awesome bases, like having them jumping by using clear plastic bit for terradons and that, or standing on barrels or rocks. So you should be okay there.
     
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    Are you playing AOS? If so no restrictions regarding bases but just be careful about height as LOS can be a game changer.
     
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    Oh good call! Hadn't thought of it like that! you may have to tell any opponents that this doesn't change line of sight, skink still can't see over top of his troll. Haha!
     
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    WOW thats really helpful thanks @Bowser
     
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    20151031_202309.jpg 20151031_202320.jpg 20151031_202330.jpg 20151031_202340.jpg OK I just completed my standard bearer, I really like how the staff turned out. I tried to make the eye and the shaft look like a crystal. I think it came out well, really took my time with him.
     
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    Looks really great! The effect looks really good on that staff! Almost looks like the green plasma or whatever that comes with 40K necron guns! Great looking model!
     
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    20151102_184035.jpg 20151102_180619.jpg 20151102_180543.jpg 20151102_180415.jpg Hay thanks @Bowser I had to look up that army to see what you meant, OK I just completed my unit I think they came out better then I thought they would for my first time^_^. Now I just need my magnets to get here so they won't fall off...
     

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