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Re: Sparky's Stuff

Postby Sparkymark » Friday January 10th, 2020 5:45pm

Next up i got the chaos warrior painted up. He’s pretty menacing, being half as tall again as the original.
Fairly pleased how he’s turned out.
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Re: Sparky's Stuff

Postby lestodante » Friday January 10th, 2020 5:55pm

oh man.. you know how to make me jealous...


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Re: Sparky's Stuff

Postby Weltenlaeufer » Monday March 23rd, 2020 11:52am

Sparky, I got a question, I recently started to paint my hirstarts tiles, making some modular tiles as a sideproject.

I am priming at the moment with Valejo Primer Spray and then go on to add 2- 3 layers of drybrushing.

I was wondering how you painted your tiles and especially what kind of paint you used. I have a feeling I will go through a lot of paint if I use my citadel/vallejo model paints and thought there might be a cheaper option.


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Re: Sparky's Stuff

Postby Sparkymark » Friday March 27th, 2020 5:31pm

Weltenlaeufer wrote:Sparky, I got a question, I recently started to paint my hirstarts tiles, making some modular tiles as a sideproject.

I am priming at the moment with Valejo Primer Spray and then go on to add 2- 3 layers of drybrushing.

I was wondering how you painted your tiles and especially what kind of paint you used. I have a feeling I will go through a lot of paint if I use my citadel/vallejo model paints and thought there might be a cheaper option.


I bought some test pots of house paint from my local DIY store. I used the castle grey colour scheme that Bruce Hirst talks about.
So i mixed Black and White paint to get 3 shades of grey. The first darkest shade needs more water mixed with it.
There’s no point using expensive paint for the dry brushing process. Although lately i have been priming my pieces with Black spray primer.
The spray gets right into the nooks and crannys which can be hard to hit with a brush, and you end up with white plaster showing.
My other advice when mixing the shades is to make a big enough batch of each so you get a good consistent match on all your creations.
Hope this helps.


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Re: Sparky's Stuff

Postby Weltenlaeufer » Monday March 30th, 2020 4:45pm

Sparkymark wrote:
Weltenlaeufer wrote:Sparky, I got a question, I recently started to paint my hirstarts tiles, making some modular tiles as a sideproject.

I am priming at the moment with Valejo Primer Spray and then go on to add 2- 3 layers of drybrushing.

I was wondering how you painted your tiles and especially what kind of paint you used. I have a feeling I will go through a lot of paint if I use my citadel/vallejo model paints and thought there might be a cheaper option.


I bought some test pots of house paint from my local DIY store. I used the castle grey colour scheme that Bruce Hirst talks about.
So i mixed Black and White paint to get 3 shades of grey. The first darkest shade needs more water mixed with it.
There’s no point using expensive paint for the dry brushing process. Although lately i have been priming my pieces with Black spray primer.
The spray gets right into the nooks and crannys which can be hard to hit with a brush, and you end up with white plaster showing.
My other advice when mixing the shades is to make a big enough batch of each so you get a good consistent match on all your creations.
Hope this helps.


Thanks for all the tips Sparky! Cool I gonna use housepaint and a black spray primer as well from now on, I saw the difficulty with the white spots cause my sprayprimer was empty and I had to use a brush.


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Re: Sparky's Stuff

Postby Sparkymark » Sunday November 1st, 2020 9:52am

Slowly getting back into the hobby again after being busy with a new baby and work.
Here i have the 3 undead Litchmyre miniatures painted up. The skeleton is a little flimsy by his ankles so i need to be careful handling him.
Currently made a start on the Gargoyle which is quite a project in itself given his enormous size.
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Re: Sparky's Stuff

Postby Weltenlaeufer » Monday November 2nd, 2020 10:34pm

Very cool Sparky, they look epic!

Congrats with the baby!


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Re: Sparky's Stuff

Postby Sparkymark » Saturday December 12th, 2020 8:38am

Got the Gargoyle painted up!
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Re: Sparky's Stuff

Postby Kurgan » Saturday December 12th, 2020 9:07am

Nobody asked me, but I'm an advocate for cheap acrylic paints (available from your local big box store), especially if you have a lot to do! Maybe some super skilled specialist painters have good reasons for using the more expensive stuff (never tried airbrushing, and I don't spray paint really small stuff like this), but for me, Applebarrel, Decoart/Americana, Folk Art are good enough. That's for plastic and resin minis though I have not painted any metal, foam or chipboard with them thus far. Links in my signature.

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