Onmyou's Motivation Service

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Post#37 » Oct 31 2017 10:35

Black rim on the base always looks best imo.

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Post#38 » Oct 31 2017 11:45

DO NOT second guess your self! IMHO coloured bases are just fine, especially since painting it black just looks like you didn't paint them at all. Shows how you took a little extra step. ;)

All mine and my sons' armies have painted bases. For my Ork army each mob has a different coloured base so I tell them apart.

Your bases look good.

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Post#39 » Oct 31 2017 01:37

Arka0415 wrote:Onmyou, that symbol on the chest is stunning! Any tips on how you did that? Do you have a good method of painting the symbol on Fire Warrior shoulder pads too?


Thanks! There's not much to it actually, first white then black :crafty: I actually played some tennis that morning so I was lucky it turned out that way, having an unsteady hand.

And I agree with the others, your coloring looks really good. I always found vomit brown (as it was called before) to have a really difficult pigment to work with. I've tried different techniques and paints, but there is always some downside.

About the base, I wish I had that texture paint when I started, looks so cool! I had the colors very similar and changed all the rims to black at some point, as it looks more like a proper statue to me that way. Don't worry about that though, you can change it any time super quick (unless you want it to be vomit brouwn :roll: ).

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Post#40 » Oct 31 2017 06:28

TauMan wrote:DO NOT second guess your self! IMHO coloured bases are just fine, especially since painting it black just looks like you didn't paint them at all. Shows how you took a little extra step. ;)

Aww, thanks TauMan! :biggrin:

Onmyou wrote:I always found vomit brown (as it was called before) to have a really difficult pigment to work with. I've tried different techniques and paints, but there is always some downside.

About the base, I wish I had that texture paint when I started, looks so cool! I had the colors very similar and changed all the rims to black at some point, as it looks more like a proper statue to me that way. Don't worry about that though, you can change it any time super quick (unless you want it to be vomit brouwn :roll: ).

Funny story about vomit brown- when I first painted my army, I did black/white/red (like modern Vior'la but before that came out). I initially avoided vomit brown because, well, I figured it was a pretty gross color do do a whole army in! When the paint's name changed to "Tau Light Ochre" I figured, well, it can't be too bad :P

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Post#41 » Oct 31 2017 08:42

El'mo your camo paint job is amazing. How long did it take for you to get that far? How much work did you get done this time around when you picked it up. It's nice to see a progression.

Onmyou, nic progress. I like the time lapse. It feels like being on a team . The commander looks good. The symbol looks pretty good like arka0415 stated. I think the trick is to paint in thin coats even when you're doing symbols that's what I've learned. Painting thick on the symbol is risky and not worth it.

Haechi, I like the paint scheme on the devilfish. Thank you for the commander compliment. I had a drill through its base to make sure the stand was at an angle that I was okay with. What is your sept? It's all super sweet looking.

Arka0415 , I prefer the to be painted to because I think the black is slightly awkward. So I paint my bases as well when it comes to the rim. An idea that you can do is you can darken the color on the rims if you want the rims to stand out but not be black, just use a darker shade, or shade with a thin layer of wash (agrax earthshade would be what I reccommend). This would make the base not stand out awkwardly and give you contrast. If you don't like it then repainting it shouldn't be that hard if you're just covering up a slight shade. I personally like your base as is, doing to much base work may take attention off the model and to the base, which is not an effect I want. I want my bases to be background noise, and the model to be the eye catcher.


As for me I only have tonight Wednesday and Thursday night to finish my storm surge. I'm not looking for perfection... Just an ok level base coat for the nooks and crannies. I also finished filing down a sniper drone team on my lunch break, so they are ready for assembly. I finished magnetizing the support system slots yesterday and primed the green stuff parts of the two cannon options. I also used green stuff to make some"ATS " cloned support bits and primed. I need eight for 11/14/17 event and I'm using the old school"velocity tracker" bit as the ATS. It will be my eleventh game of Warhammer. I feel like an advance new person. I'll probably post pictures Friday night, but I have to work both jobs that day.

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Post#42 » Oct 31 2017 10:39

May as well join in.
Here's what I have to do before December:
-finish off Admech/Militarum Tempestus bases
-finish ghostkeel (50% done)
-Base 4 Drones
-repaint 3 stealth suits
-paint homing beacon
-(hopefully)repair and repaint my poor mistreated crisis suits which were eaten by my dog.

Pics soon

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Post#43 » Nov 01 2017 01:15

Lostroninsoul wrote:El'mo your camo paint job is amazing. How long did it take for you to get that far? How much work did you get done this time around when you picked it up. It's nice to see a progression.


Cheers :)

The initial "green stage" took a week from bare plastic, magnetisation and assembly, prime and larger detail work. "Camouflage stage" including the cam, detailing, inking and decals was another week and the final weathering took 1 evening (photo to follow).

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Post#44 » Nov 01 2017 06:25

@elmo wow that's fast. It took me like two weeks to get my unfinished commander to where its at. You must have been painting for a long time.

Haechi, I really like the kroot hound conversions. I'm not sure what language that is. I think it's French but I can't read the commentary unfortunately. I'll have to Google translator it later. Very cool though

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Post#45 » Nov 01 2017 12:39

Arka0415 wrote:
Haechi wrote:Yeah it looks better. I think your should do the base rim in black though, but that's a personal preference.

Argh, now I'm going to second-guess myself! I had the rims black originally. However, I was told by a friend that I shouldn't have the base rim color also be on the model. The faceplates, rifle stocks & grips, and vents are all black, so I figured I should avoid the color. I just had them black last month though :sad:


I think going with black makes it look unpainted and therefore could come under some unnecessary criticism. Instead, go with a darker brown to show it's painted but to contrast the other colors to not wash the whole base out but also compliment the other colors on the model. Just my two cents!

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Post#46 » Nov 01 2017 12:42

I've never heard of any criticism because of black trim on bases lol. It used to be the norm and painted trims being weird (especially green ones...god do they look aweful imo :D ).

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Post#47 » Nov 01 2017 12:44

Panzer wrote:I've never heard of any criticism because of black trim on bases lol. It used to be the norm and painted trims being weird (especially green ones...god do they look aweful imo :D ).


I don't have painted models so I guess maybe that's where the criticism comes from. :P

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Post#48 » Nov 01 2017 01:06

All of my collection (T'au/Guard/DA/Fantasy Orks and Goblins) have bases with a black rim. I tried the base colours on the rim once and disliked it and painted it back to black.

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For me it helps to give outline to the model but, at the end of the day, they are your little plastic soldiers so paint them how you want ;)

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Post#49 » Nov 02 2017 12:16

WIP of ghostkeel:
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You can't really tell the difference, but some areas are painted with Dawnstone. I used grey primer.
Green is Castellan Green, red is Khorne Red. just need to paint Leadbelcher and Death World Forest, put Nuln Oil into cracks, do overall coat of Nuln, then highlight.

finished mechanicus bases too. more pics to come.

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Post#50 » Nov 02 2017 05:15

I’ve been needing a thread like this to get me motivated again! I have a tonne of unpainted models that I really want to get done, just been ver6 busy at university at the moment (revision period it the best time to get my hobbies done haha :P )

Anyway, I have been meaning to get all my models into the same paint scheme (I went through a phase of making each squad different and now I hate it - mainly infantry models though).

So my pledge for this month, starting date 2nd November:

- 36 x Fire Warriors (some from scratch, some need repainting into army paint scheme)
- 6 x Drones (for fire warrior units above)
- 2 x Cadre Fireblades (again, need repainting into army scheme)

Target date: 30th November

Pictures will come!
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Post#51 » Nov 02 2017 03:16

The Fire Warriors to paint
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What I want them to look like
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Side by side
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These are my priority for this month, the Drones and fire blades will be a bonus
We gave them a chance at the greater good, now they die

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Post#52 » Nov 02 2017 11:30

@snipertau:I can't wait to see your project come together :)
@quartz nice goal. It's ambitious, which means it's a good goal. Setting to low of goals only gets you mediocre results

An update on the stormsurge. I am making a custom stim injector(seen in picture). I magnetized it, now I need to paint it black and use a green sharpie marker to color the bottom half of the injector (going for a piston look). This is as far as I was able to get. 100℅ magnetization is complete. I misplaced his base (possible at my dad's house when I went over to do laundry, yesterday). Tomorrow, I am unable to work on him. Saturday I field this guy. His name is ...Nova Fin. My subtle way of calling him a "Death Star". After the event I still plan to work on him. The heads and tau shield like symbol on the arm are held up temporarily by poster tact so I can revisit painting later.

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Post#53 » Nov 03 2017 04:25

Yeah :-? It I quite amitious haha, I’m going to do it in a sort of assembly line of painting which I think will be the most efficient way of getting them look uniform.
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Post#54 » Nov 03 2017 06:28

Why the sad face? Ambitious is a must. People often have trouble being exceptional in life not because they set high goals and miss them, it's because they set their goals TOO LOW and actually HIT them. Then they don't push themselves to their limits and max out on their potential. The trick is to set your goal just higher than your comfort zone.

At any rate I got faith in you and your goal. Don't let me or yourself down, buddy :)

Pro tip: Key to hitting any goal of any size is to start.

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