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Blog NIGHTBRINGER'S PAINTING AND CONVERSION BLOG! OH MY!

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by NIGHTBRINGER, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. Crowsfoot
    Slann

    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    The hardest bit is mastering the trigger, pull it too hard and you get runs, too little and you get a grainy finish.
     
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  2. Aginor
    Slann

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    Step three is where the problems start.
    Thin is easy by just limiting the paint but even is a problem for me.
    Either the coat is too transparent or it becomes too thick.

    I also have not found the proper ratio for thinning so the paint doesn't clog the airbrush.
     
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  3. NIGHTBRINGER
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    Sounds risky... I guess I'll put off my plans to break out my airbrush :bag:
     
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  4. Crowsfoot
    Slann

    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    Think milk
     
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  5. Aginor
    Slann

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    Just try it on something you don't mind ruining. Sprue parts or so.
    Or on bases, a bit uneven doesn't matter there.
     
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  6. Crowsfoot
    Slann

    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    Nah it's not really just practice on a bit of paper, start by pulling the trigger to let out air first then slowly pull it back until paint comes through
     
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  7. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

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    One of my biggest fears is messing up models. I'd rather have them unpainted and grey than make a huge mistake. I'll practice a bit first, as you suggested.
     
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    Slann

    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    Never be afraid to make mistakes, you can always strip and restart ;)
     
  9. NIGHTBRINGER
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    Yea.. but then it feels like a huge waste of time.... time better spent video gaming! :p
     
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  10. Lord-Marcus
    Slann

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    Just think about it as you getting time to play games while your models are In the dribk
     
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  11. NIGHTBRINGER
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    The waste of time doesn't refer to the time taken strip the models, but rather the time spent on painting them in the first place only to strip them later on.
     
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  12. Lord-Marcus
    Slann

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    It's not waste, it's practice
     
  13. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

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    Here is one from my ancient archives. A couple of decades old, before I knew of dry brushing, layering or any other painting technique. This is my first ever conversion. My converted Necron Destroyer...
    100_5728.JPG 100_5729.JPG 100_5730.JPG 100_5731.JPG 100_5734.JPG 100_5738.JPG
     
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  14. Lord-Marcus
    Slann

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    It's from a dreadnought. And as for why... I guess at the time I thought it would look cool.
     
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  16. Lord-Marcus
    Slann

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    The rule of cool, it is the one rule to rule them all
     
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  17. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

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    That was my thinking. Of course, the work is very rudimentary, but it was my very first conversion. We all got to start somewhere.
     
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  18. Lord-Marcus
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    Yup.

    That's highlights for me
     
  19. Crowsfoot
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    Right attitude
     
  20. Crowsfoot
    Slann

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    About time
     
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