Actually, most of the more fancy metal models belong to a friend... He loathes painting, so he gives them to me for painting... He designed a paint scheme for them, which I usually stick to (I have done some of his devastators, termies and a few tac squads) but with things like metals a usually make a different colout scheme and try it out, or practice a new technique... For example, all of his sternguard I am doing different, with the idea that they are sent from different chapters for assorted reasons...
Post by cheminhaler on May 4, 2011 16:00:01 GMT -5
I know someone who is a pro painter. His work is unreal. It's all about thinning down your paints with lots of water and having as little as possible on the brush itself. Never touches foundation paints either, unlike me; I love 'em. Although I did learn to paint using palette paper from him..
Post by cheminhaler on May 5, 2011 13:35:01 GMT -5
It just takes a lot of patience. e.g. If you're used to slapping on a heavy layer of mechrite red, just try doing lots and lots of thin layers instead. It works wonders - all the details can be seen exactly as they were when the model was bare plastic.