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Simple and effective Heroquest painting

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Re: Simple and effective Heroquest painting

Postby Count Von Bruno » Saturday December 14th, 2013 3:00am

I'm not into blood stained weapons on my minis these days (not that there is anything wrong with that :elf: ) but it seemed I had a real dose of it back in 91 or whatever.

So, here is how I painted my barbarian's flesh
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First step was dwarf flesh (ratskin), nice and thin-and then going over it gain, followed by a liberal dousing of ogryn flesh.
Next up, another layer of dwarf flesh, leaving the recesses alone.
Then a 50/50 layer of elf (kislev) flesh, expanding the areas I left alone with the last coat.
A final highlighting of kislev flesh was applied (remembering everything gets a drip of water)

Last step was a heavily watered down ogryn flesh.
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Re: Simple and effective Heroquest painting

Postby Daedalus » Monday December 16th, 2013 1:05am

Great results. Your Barbarian appears to carry a bit of shine. Is it a result of watered down layers, or is it the result of the photography? Do you prefer this effect?

The first place I saw bloodied blades was in certain Frank Frazetta art featuring barbarians in action. Lots of violence, so a bit of blood is a detail of the story.
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Re: Simple and effective Heroquest painting

Postby Count Von Bruno » Monday December 16th, 2013 4:12am

The lighting makes it look more extreme than it does in the flesh/plastic, but the shine is from the washes.

Nice!
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Re: Simple and effective Heroquest painting

Postby Bareheaded Warrior » Saturday December 21st, 2013 5:26am

I'm aware that this is probably sacrilege but back in the 90s I never painted my own minis!

One guy in our group was good so he did them all and I concentrated on the rule mods, but as I'm just about to start playing HeroQuest with the next generation and have mostly unpainted miniatures I'd like to start painting. Without breaking the bank, can you guys suggest some minimum starter kits, both paints and tools, what types and brands of paints to go with, where to get them, and what basic colours to start with. I'm less interested in techniques at the moment, at least until I've bought the paints to try them with!
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Re: Simple and effective Heroquest painting

Postby knightkrawler » Saturday December 21st, 2013 6:38am

Watch this video and the second part of it linked in the end:
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Re: Simple and effective Heroquest painting

Postby Bareheaded Warrior » Sunday December 29th, 2013 5:48pm

knightkrawler wrote:Watch this video and the second part of it linked in the end:


Awesome link knightkrawler, many thanks. I've watched a few of these videos now and have compiled my own essential kit list based on the information contained mainly in the first video above but also a little from some of the others. I'm still shopping around for best prices and am still open to further advice from an expert especially around glues. I've added the details below but I can't use attachments yet so the format may not be great!

Essentials By Item Price
    1. Hobby Knife Modelcraft 9-Piece Plastic Modelling Tool Set £10
    2. Glue Polystyrene Cement £4
    Loctite Super Glue 5G Bottle 8000 1612 £3
    PVA Glue £2
    3. Primer - brush on white/grey Vallejo Polyurethane - Primer Grey 200ml - VAL74601 £13
    4. Brushes - Winsor Newton 000, 00, 1, citadel dry brush
    Winsor Newton 000 £9
    Winsor Newton 00 £9
    Winsor Newton 1 £9
    Citadel Drybrush
    5. Paints (Vallejo) is the recommendation for the 'Ask a Painter' series)
      1.Black
      2.White
      3.Ivory
      4.Dark Khaki, Cork, Pinkish-Brown
      5.Pale Skin Tone, Elf Flesh - darker
      6.Green - basic medium tone
      7.Blue - basic medium tone
      8.Yellow - basic medium tone
      9.Violet not purple more blue than purple
      10.Red (Blood Red)
      11.Dark Brown like Dark Chocolate
      12.Medium Brown
      13.Buff, Lemon, Yellowish Brown Mustard
    Vallejo Model Color Set - Medieval Colors x16 VAL70142 £30
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Re: Simple and effective Heroquest painting

Postby knightkrawler » Sunday December 29th, 2013 8:56pm

As the medium brown, buy Model Color Flat Earth. You can get lighter browns by mixing this with buff, bone, yellow or whatever direction you wanna go.
The point for Flat Earth is you're gonna need it so so often it's not even funny, especially if you plan on further following youtube clip instructions.
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Re: Simple and effective Heroquest painting

Postby ampersand » Sunday December 29th, 2013 9:21pm

Count Von Bruno wrote:The lighting makes it look more extreme than it does in the flesh/plastic, but the shine is from the washes.

Nice!


are you getting shine from citadel/games workshop washes?
if so...shake the *lemony goodness* out of the pot before you used it. i used to get an unbearable shine from the washes...but i found that really shaking them to death before using resulted in a (once dried) flat matt finish. :)


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Re: Simple and effective Heroquest painting

Postby Count Von Bruno » Wednesday January 1st, 2014 9:21am

Ahh, right- I will try that (guilty of not shaking washes like I would paints)

Mind you I like the shiny-ness of the Barbarian
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Re: Simple and effective Heroquest painting

Postby Bareheaded Warrior » Wednesday December 9th, 2015 4:03pm

Almost two years to the day since soliciting the above advice I have finally started to play again and will be finally painting some minis.

Have just added the Vallejo Model Color Medieval Colors Acrylic Paint Set - Assorted Colours (Pack of 16) to my Christmas wish list, I have already got some knives and various other tools collected over the past couple of years, just need some paints, brushes and primer.

I have opted for a possibly controversial Medieval colour set partly due to my contrary nature but also because I prefer more drab 'realistic' colours'- how realistic does a model look when situated next to a 8 foot tall grinning Troll - I know but I suppose I prefer dark fantasy to high fantasy is what I'm trying to say (I'm thinking of using grey primer for the same reasons).

I'll post some of my attempts in the new year perhaps to amuse and also to get some more feedback on techniques!
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