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Discussion in 'Personal Paint Logs' started by PurpleandGold, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. PurpleandGold
    Saurus

    PurpleandGold Active Member

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    Hey guys I've been a longtime fan of warhammer but only recently started it. My first exposure was in a game store seeing a box of Saurus knights when I was about 10 probably looking for Pokémon cards. I thought they were some of the most badass things I ever saw. A few years later a good friend of mine showed a Lizardmen codex he had and I saw those knights and knew this was my army. Life happened and I drifted away before I could actually start. I finally started February of this year. Anywho this a painting blog you probably don't want to read my ramblings. So withou further ado here is U'nami my bastiladon. IMG_4873.JPG IMG_4876.JPG

    He's not assembled totally correct because I got him off eBay but the price I couldn't argue with (13$ Shipping included) sadly my camera isn't good enough to pick it up but I painted the gem with some glow in the dark acrylics and it looks awesome.
     
  2. Bracnos
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    Hay noone can argue with saving money...and i would love to see a pic of it glowing ^_^
     
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  3. Bowser
    Slann

    Bowser Third Spawning

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    Looks awesome! Looking forward to more of your army!
     
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  4. Carnikang
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    I like the blue gradients against the purple under-scales. Very nice.
     
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  5. PurpleandGold
    Saurus

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    IMG_4912.JPG IMG_4913.JPG
    I'm not super satisfied with this guy but this is my converted skink starpriest Loqatec . Any tips are welcome! Unfortunately halfway through I dropped my brush and it fell in a crack in the floor boards so I'm in the market for a new detail brush :( I have a little lore for my army is this an okay place to post it?
     
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  6. Ritual
    Skink Chief

    Ritual Well-Known Member

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    I like the vibrant colours. What paints are you using?

    I would definitely look into making yourself a wet pallette and using that if you are not already, paint looks a little thick in places.

    You can post your lore here, or if it's more story-form you could always post it up in the fluff and stories forum :)
     
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  7. PurpleandGold
    Saurus

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    I'm
    I'm using some acrylic paints I forget the brand but it's not GW or Valjello. I'm using a plastic pallet what's a wet pallette?
     
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    Skink Chief

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    This guys video is the best, it'll explain what it is far better than I ever could - and how to make one too :

    Definitely worth a subscribe, his videos are all really great.
     
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  9. n810
    Slann

    n810 First Spawning

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    I've tried them, I prefer a traditional ceramic palate.
    and just make small batches of my mixed color.
     
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  10. Ritual
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    It's not just about paint longevity, I find it really helps getting a good consistency to the paint. Each to their own!
     
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    Slann

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    True, thinning and mixing paint is important,
    I have used a lot of palates over the years,
    paper plates, wet palates, AoL CD's, paint lids,
    plastic palates, and ceramic palates.

    The problem I was having with the wet palates
    is that the colors tended to fade and bleed into the parchment
    seconds after I placed the color, then again I wasn't using GW's
    super thick paints, so that may have been the issue.
     
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    Slann

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    I like the wet palette, but the downside is that over time it gets moldy. I don't feel like building a wet palette each and every time I paint.

    Sometimes I use a wet palette and other times not.
     
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  13. Ritual
    Skink Chief

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    Moldy?! How long do you not paint for? :p

    I use a plastic container with an air tight lid on it, every now and then when it's time for a new bit of parchment I chuck it all and replace it.
     
  14. Bowser
    Slann

    Bowser Third Spawning

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    Looks awesome! I like the colours, and using the trog spit to represent a spell is amazing! Needs a wash and some highlights, but looks fantastic.
     
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    Saurus

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    So I did a lot of painting this weekend. Without any further adieu here is my Carnosaur Soqolo, my Cold Ones which haven't been based yet, and two chameleon skinks. IMG_4953.JPG IMG_4955.JPG IMG_4956.JPG
    I want to get or make some plants to spruce up the carnosaur base but that will probably be later.
     
  16. PurpleandGold
    Saurus

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    So I swear I painted this summer I got 10 or so saurus in varying stages of completion and 2 done and based. I'm keeping the Saurus warriors simple and quick. I also finished my Troglodon Sisutl except the collar which I forgot to prime the first time around. I'm still debating if I want to put the riders on the Troglodon and Carnosaur because I really like how they look on their own maybe I'll just put them on their respective bases like partners or something.



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  17. BeardyGecko
    Kroxigor

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    Looks like a good start! There's some primer peaking through in places though and a wash would definitely help define those colours.
     
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    Cool base on the Troggy!
     
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    Saurus

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    Thanks! I found it on a hike around the lake near my grandparents
     
  20. ravagekitteh
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    The troglodon looks awesome!
     
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