Sunday, 29 July 2012
Learning to Paint - But YOU choose the minis!
Lets start this at the beginning. (obviuosly)
About 6-7 years ago I got back into mini wargaming.
Over time I gathered over 10,000 pts of Tyranids! All in a very nice combination of silver and grey.
I was well known in the area for not painting ANYTHING!
After a while I was given the (now old) GW paint range and painted up a Carnifex and 2 units of Genestealers. They were only flat colours and washes.
LOTS of time goes by.
The Tyranids have gone but I find Warmachine! Unpainted Khador and Retribution came and went.
Army wise I finally settle on Pirate Mercs and manage to base coat afew minis.
My love for the game led to becoming a Press Ganger. Which also meant more painting!
A couple of WarmaHordes starter sets in base colours, washes and dry brushing.
Since that I have painted 2 minis for online exchanges and some VERY basic Supremes for Pulp City demo games.
Things needed to change!
With the release of the new GW paint range I saved and saved so I could pick up the entire set. With BOTH GW ranges now I had no excuse that I didnt have the right colour.
With that I also grabbed the old and new 'How to Paint Citadel' books. These have seemed very useful and informative for somebody that didn't know the first thing about painting.
(You wouldn't believe I passed 2 years of Art and Design in college)
To add to the books I have been collecting the painting guides in White Dwarf each month so I have a step-by-step for a massive range of colours and effects.
All I need to do now is try our all these techniques!
But I just cant decide where to start......................
This is where my wonderful readers come in.
I would like you to comment below with the minis you think I should paint first. The ones suggested the most will be the first to finally gain some colour and the progress will be logged on here.
The choices are-
ANY Supremes from the Pulp City Range (link)
Warmachine Mercs range (link)
Please pick minis from both ranges and cast your votes below.
Even some scheme suggestions if you like!
Hendybadger awaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay (to set up the painting station)