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« on: January 01, 2009, 06:57:58 PM »

I just got hooked on the table top a few of my buddies play it at my local comic book store.And i just bought my first set Assault On Black Reach
GO SPACE MARINES and my uncle AKA lockdown told me some of GT members play if u do.Can anyone give me a few hint like how do i paint(what kind of paint set should i get) and how the point system work and want to know the type of men i need to buy THANKS alot..
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2009, 08:21:29 AM »

Heya Hellwolf!

To paint you miniatures, you'll have to prepare them a bit, especially if you want the paint to withstand handling while playing the game itself.  After assembling your miniature, make sure you wash your miniatures with dishwasher soap and a small bush like an extra old toothbrush.  Let them dry completely.  After they've dried, you'll first want to coat the miniatures with a layer of primer.  Primer is a special kind of paint that is designed to adhere very well to a surface to prepare it for future layers of paint.

I should mention that most gaming/hobby shops should have both paint and primers to use.  Avoid using actual GW products as they overprice everything.

Follow the directions on the primer, try to get good coverage of the miniature at all angles, but avoid putting on too thick to prevent it from covering up detail on the miniature.

After its primed, you can start putting on the paint.  I'd recommend using acrylic paints, not the testors stuff as those enamel based.  Most modeling paint made for gaming miniatures are acrylic.  Get yourself a small palette with wells for paint.  Put in a small amount of paint in each well of whatever colors you want to use, then add a drop of water to each and stir.  The drop of water will thin the paint and make it easier to work with.  There are other mixtures you can use to thin paints, and you can even apply the paint straight on the miniature, but for now just use water to keep things simple.  Depending on the brand of paint you get you can skip the extra thinner.

You'll want to paint in steps and layers.  Start with the base color of your model, the color that is the most prevalent and best represents the lowest layer of paint on the model.  For example, if you were doing Blood Angels/Ravens, you would use their particular red almost everywhere on the model.  As you apply this first coat of paint, you can afford to be a little sloppier than usual, just make sure you have coverage and get into some of the deeper crevasses.  After that initial layer, you can then add on other colors.

Keep in mind that you'll often need to apply multiple layers of the same color to get the color to look proper and solid, this is normal.

This should get you models that are pretty basically painted with solor colors, looking a bit cartoonish with no detail.  Don't fret, this is just stage one.  In fact, you could just play with the models as is, but if you want your models to look good you'll have to learn how to add shadows, highlights, use washes to put detail into crevasses.
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2009, 12:14:16 AM »

thanks for the tip and u been alot of help.have u painted before?/and can i need anything else can i ask for ur help?thanks again
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2009, 03:43:49 AM »

Yeah, I used to play various miniature games, and plan to again now that I have time.  I had an army with an old game called VOR, also a Warhammer Fantasy Undead army, and recently had a Warmachine army.
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2009, 08:27:44 PM »

Thats cool and thanks alot for the info.
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2009, 02:40:01 AM »

I paint and play Warhammer fantasy and I would highly recommend the Vallejo Gaming paints.  Their paint comes highly recommended.  I am very happy with the results and there are on line guides so you can take the colors recommended by Games Workshop and find the Vallejo equivalent.   

Good luck and I hope you get hooked as bad as I've been hooked.   icon_biggrin
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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2009, 09:07:03 PM »

Thanks for the tip and help.
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