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Re: The Rookery

Postby Redav » Sunday March 29th, 2015 12:47am

Pitbullsandaks wrote:With your skills, you better do the furniture sometime!

Agreed!

So, one of the guys at work who gets into 40k (I think) flicked me a new set of Vallejo starter Toray brushes. There's a drybrush P55.004, P515 #01 and a P515 #3/0. How useful are these brushes (yes, better than none)? I'm thinking that if I try painting anything, I'll start with some of Thanto's doors and some furniture before stepping up to mini's. Also, what colours / washes could be good to start with for doors? I'm nut hung up with GW over Vallejo. I'm sure price will be more important early on until I decide whether I want to go the whole hog.
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Re: The Rookery

Postby knightkrawler » Sunday March 29th, 2015 3:09am

For wood:
A brown that you like, but slightly lighter than the end result.
A bone color to draw the lines or drybrush.
A brown wash. Agrax Earthshade is perfect.

For stone:
An off-white (Ivory from Vallejo Model Color).
A black as matt as possible (GW's Abaddon black is rubbish).
- You mix your different greys out of those yourself
Washes, washes, washes: A collection of the GW shades, among them as a must: Athonian Camoshade and Nuln Oil.
Use the Agrax Earthshade for stone, too. Mix the washes wildly.

These are basic colors for everyday need, anyway. You can't go wrong with them.

Once you start working on your miniatures yourself, make sure you do have the right brushes. Windsor & Newton Series 7. The regular line, not the miniature line!
Everybody tells you that. They are right. No need to go revolutionary.
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Re: The Rookery

Postby Seb » Sunday April 5th, 2015 7:00pm

Have thoroughly enjoyed browsing this thread. top stuff man :D


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Re: The Rookery

Postby Harry » Thursday April 23rd, 2015 3:48pm

Wonderful stuff. You are going to have a great looking set.


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Re: The Rookery

Postby Redav » Saturday April 25th, 2015 4:05am

Rook wrote:Yep, just Simple Green. There is stronger stuff available, which I may need for some of these models, but for the most part I get decent results without having something too strong kicking around the house.

Scrub them down and then prime again. Good as new :)

Do you use the concentrate by itself or is it watered down at all?
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Re: The Rookery

Postby Daedalus » Saturday June 6th, 2015 1:56pm

With all the good word and interest in this thread, I would have liked to have seen the pics. Alas, the photobucket images are gone. :(
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Re: The Rookery

Postby knightkrawler » Saturday June 6th, 2015 2:27pm

I can see everything. In the thread where you complained yesterday, everything showed up for me, too, if I recall correctly.
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Re: The Rookery

Postby Daedalus » Saturday June 6th, 2015 4:37pm

OK, it was a problem with Opera. I just switched to Internet Explorer and they can be seen just fine. Gonna shut my trap and revisit a few threads. Thanks for the word.

[Wow! That's a great looking set you're building, Rook. I'm looking forward to revisiting this topic.-edit]
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Re: The Rookery

Postby knightkrawler » Saturday June 6th, 2015 4:41pm

Wouldn't want you to miss The Rookery...
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Re: The Rookery

Postby BrushStroke » Thursday July 2nd, 2015 10:37am

Hi Rookery :D

Firstly, thanks for the kind credit for my minis and the base style

More importantly, congrats on an awesome looking set... your work is lovely .... I REALLY should get my finger out and finish mine
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