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Tutorial Fantastic Products and Where to Find Them

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by Ritual, Mar 21, 2017.

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    Ritual Well-Known Member

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    This post is currently a work in progress and will be added to over time, please feel free to submit any products you think you should be here.

    Last Update: 27/03/17

    Introduction

    I've been quite a few posts asking "where do you get X", or "what is the best kind of Y" so it's about time we came up with a curated list of products we use, like, and dare I say it; endorse.

    I will try and link to international suppliers where possible, however being from the European side of the pond, many of the products and suppliers listed will be European, or even UK only. Any help you can provide in posting your preferred local suppliers is greatly appreciated.

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    Index

    Note: There may be some crossover between categories, so products are listed in their best fitting category.
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    Submission Template


    Please use the following template when submitting stores/products. You can copy and paste this and it should keep the formatting and you can update the fields.

    Product: Brief product description
    Supplier: Store Name (Linked)
    Location:
    UK / EU / US / Worldwide (Delete as appropriate)
    Ships:
    UK / EU / US / Worldwide (Delete as appropriate)
    Hints: Any hints or tips you have of the usage of this product.
    Example: Image 1 (Description) (If possible, and preferable, a photo of this in live usage - i.e. on a model you built/modified/painted)

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    Changelog

    21/03/17 - Initial post

    Todo List

    • Add some links
     
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    1. Basing / Terrain

    1.1 Texture


    1.2 - Flock


    1.3 - Decoration

    1.3.1 - Flower Tufts

    Product:
    Flower tufts (and grass tufts) in various colours and sizes.
    Supplier: War-Painter (Ebay)
    Location:
    UK
    Ships:
    UK (Possibly also EU Confirmation needed)
    Hints: These are one of the better tuft suppliers I have found, the tufts this guy makes can be cut easily and are super sticky by themselves, so not really any need for PVA.
    Example: Image 1 (Red flowers, green grass)

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    1.3.2 - Grass Tufts

    Product:
    Grass tufts
    Supplier: Tajima1 (Ebay)
    Location:
    UK
    Ships: Worldwide
    Hints: Grass tufts and flowers
    Example: Image 1 (Or anything else from @Crowsfoot's painting blog)

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    2. Conversions / Bits
     
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    3. Modelling / Sculpting

    Product: Aztec design rolling pin
    Supplier: Green Stuff World
    Location: Spain
    Ships: EU (Possibly worldwide, confirmation needed)
    Hints: Get some Das air drying modelling clay and wet it, flatten it out with your palm in a piece of cling film, and only then roll it out. Wet the roller first! Then leave it 24 hours to dry before cracking it up into pieces.
    Example: Image 1 (Cracked up and used on these bases)

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    4. Generic Products

    Product: Das Modelling Clay
    Supplier: Various, Amazon
    Location: Worldwide
    Ships: Worldwide
    Hints: This stuff is amazing. Wet it up and you get a very respectable amount of time to model with it. Let it dry for about 24 hours. Wet your finger and use it to smooth out any finger prints.
    Example: Image 1 (Most of the base and the whole tree were sculpted using Das)


    Product: Gorilla Super Glue
    Supplier:Various, Amazon
    Location: Worldwide
    Ships: Worldwide
    Hints: Applies thicker than any other super glue I have found, so holds its form in a nice little blob. Dries actually clear! Useful for applying models to prepared bases, or painted parts together when assembling. Use plastic glue for assembling as a general rule, but this when required.


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    Reserved for future expansion.
     
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    I have started adding links to products and sites that I use, and have added a submissions template if anyone else wants to help out and post any products they find useful.
     
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    This is brilliant! I am going to have to check out some of these.
     
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    Product: Conversion bits
    Supplier: Bits world
    Location:
    US
    Ships: Worldwide
    Hints: Most bits from GW kits
    Example: No image needed

    Product: Grass tufts
    Supplier: Tajima1
    Location:
    UK
    Ships: Worldwide
    Hints: Grass tufts and flowers
    Example: Any mini in my blog
     
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    Thanks, have added the grass tufts. Will hold on on adding the Bits World site, need to decide the best way of organising the Conversion/Bits section - would ideally like it segmented up into specific products i.e. "heads", "cloaks" etc. rather than a generic site with a bunch of different stuff.

    May add another section called generic sites for now :)
     
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    Added Gorilla Glue - been using this for a couple of weeks to assemble painted models, and to attach things to painted bases. It is legit amazing.
     
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    I just received the most awesome fur cloaks for my scar vet on cold one conversion, once it's painted up I'll add them to the list and take pics. Should be this week. Seriously good.
     
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