What's On Your Table:
I've recently started getting into the painting side of the hobby and would like to share my projects so far.

Matthew








What's on your table is an opportunity for readers to share what they are working on. Conversions, painting, batreps, even side home brew projects. If you want to Share "What's On Your Table". Please no more than 8 pics, send your project to natfka@live.com. If for any reason you do not want your name used, please say so.

2 comments :

  1. The painting side of the hobby is lucky to have you - you've clearly got an eye for colour! Beyond the standard make-sure-to-thin-your-paints and watch-out-for-flat-black (particularly on the bloodletter horns), I can't think of any important advice. Except maybe 'have fun!'

    P.S. I particularly love the guts on those plaguebearers. Grim.

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  2. Use of colors are great. Some suggestions (don't take offense to these, they are meant with best intentions!).

    As espatier mentioned, work on thinning your paints. Many thin layers will give you a better result then one thick layer. When I started, I had a tendancy to use paint directly out of the pot. With some paints this is ok, with others, it'll go on way to thick.

    You can thin paint with a bit of water, (get a dropper bottle, and just try a drop or two) or try a flow improver to get better consistency. Eventually you'll come up with your own system for working with the paints, and have your own secret mix that you share with everyone, because that is what us bloggers do!

    I'd also look into getting some washes. When you do, don't throw them all over the model. Try applying them to the cracks and crevices of the model to help stain the details and bring them back. Eventually you can utilize this technique to add color variance into bases and skin tones, using water, towels, and various techniques to get just the right look.

    But above all us, keep painting. Paint and paint and paint. You will improve with every stroke, whether you see it or not.

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