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Re: I'm painting miniatures for tabletop RPGS and they look like shit
« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2013, 06:28:19 am »
Where are the ones that look like shit? I clicked on this thread to get a reassuring dose of mediocrity and all I see is talent and awesome. Thread failed to deliver, thumbs down!
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Re: I'm painting miniatures for tabletop RPGS and they look like shit
« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2013, 10:35:19 am »
A) Those look AWESOME. I approve of this spaggotry.

B) I happen to have run across some figurine painting tricks:

The Dip Method: http://seankreynolds.com/rpgfiles/miniatures/speedpainting_thedip/

The dipping color can also be a thinned down dark gloss. The thinned version pools darker colors in the crevices.

Then you can drybrush on top of that to bring out the highlights: http://www.how-to-paint-miniatures.com/miniature_painting_drybrushing.html

I'll probably try the do method when I have a sizable number of minis that are part of a unit of some kind.

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Re: I'm painting miniatures for tabletop RPGS and they look like shit
« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2013, 06:26:46 pm »
Where are the ones that look like shit? I clicked on this thread to get a reassuring dose of mediocrity and all I see is talent and awesome. Thread failed to deliver, thumbs down!

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Re: I'm painting miniatures for tabletop RPGS and they look like shit
« Reply #33 on: June 27, 2013, 07:20:10 pm »
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Re: I'm painting miniatures for tabletop RPGS and they look like shit
« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2013, 07:12:10 pm »
Fun!  :)
I was painting these some last year, and now that things are starting to get a little less hectic, i'd like to start up again.

have you checked out coolminiornot.com?
there's some bad ass motivation thar!

also, i found that the right paints make all the difference in the world. (not that i'm really great or anything)  i was using some testors model paints that i picked up from hobby lobby and they didn't look too hot.
invested in some miniatures paints from the comic shop, and immediately improved. 
oh.  and a desk magnifying glass/lamp that my wife got me for my birthday helped a ton, too....
oh, and, AND.  i made a pintle so i can hold on to it, rather than the miniature itself when paining.  that helps a lot too.  able to keep it much steadier, and not bump it so damned much.  i just took a playdoh container, punched a few holes in the bottom, and some small zip ties to hold the mini on it, and that works like a charm.  they have fancier ways, but i'm cheap if i can be.

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Re: I'm painting miniatures for tabletop RPGS and they look like shit
« Reply #35 on: July 01, 2013, 03:41:57 am »
oh, and, AND.  i made a pintle so i can hold on to it, rather than the miniature itself when paining.  that helps a lot too.  able to keep it much steadier, and not bump it so damned much.  i just took a playdoh container, punched a few holes in the bottom, and some small zip ties to hold the mini on it, and that works like a charm.  they have fancier ways, but i'm cheap if i can be.

If I had some empty playdoh containers I would try that.

And my wife just had to start painting mini's and make me look bad.




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Re: I'm painting miniatures for tabletop RPGS and they look like shit
« Reply #36 on: July 01, 2013, 05:14:10 am »
More kobolds, pls.
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Re: I'm painting miniatures for tabletop RPGS and they look like shit
« Reply #38 on: July 14, 2013, 06:28:16 am »
Who wouldn't want a gold plated mech?





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Re: I'm painting miniatures for tabletop RPGS and they look like shit
« Reply #39 on: July 15, 2013, 05:16:01 am »
brb, lol
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Re: I'm painting miniatures for tabletop RPGS and they look like shit
« Reply #40 on: July 15, 2013, 05:36:08 am »
I never noticed that all the female mini things have great breasticular fortitude. Even the monster chicks. O.o
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Re: I'm painting miniatures for tabletop RPGS and they look like shit
« Reply #41 on: July 15, 2013, 06:20:37 am »
I never noticed that all the female mini things have great breasticular fortitude. Even the monster chicks. O.o
probably because the assumed target market are horny young men.

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Re: I'm painting miniatures for tabletop RPGS and they look like shit
« Reply #42 on: July 15, 2013, 06:24:37 am »
although I should mention that my male bard figure was originally a female cleric figure. the only alterations I did was remove the holy symbol and replace it with a lute.

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Re: I'm painting miniatures for tabletop RPGS and they look like shit
« Reply #43 on: July 15, 2013, 08:05:06 pm »
I never noticed that all the female mini things have great breasticular fortitude. Even the monster chicks. O.o

It's a constant problem. When I got a mini for my daughter I had to specify something without tits to here (there was exactly one that worked).
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Re: I'm painting miniatures for tabletop RPGS and they look like shit
« Reply #44 on: July 24, 2013, 05:55:40 am »
Because my Pathfinder group lost a player and gained two newbies the GM is starting a new campaign.  No sweat of my back because I only played one session in the last one.  But new character means new mini.
So here is Kytharerl