Hi guys, Thanks for the interest so far!
I've thought about this more since my late night posting and realised several things that should be mentioned...
The guides won't be aimed at complete beginners, but also won't only be beneficial for those who have a reached a high standard so I guess they'd be a moderate to advanced set. The goal is to cover areas where I feel people often slip up (read: where I've struggled in the past) to try and give people a good chance at reaching a higher level than they might be at currently.
Having said that I want to start right at the beginning as I find when people start to paint to that next level they often make mistakes in the beginning stages such as with model clean up, paint consistency or even paint brush quality etc.
I think given the forum rules this would be most beneficial using Tau models, if the articles are hidden in the enemies section fewer will stumble upon them.
...AND the Q and A
Even though I'm not planning on painting many Thousand Sons in the course of my hobby career, or that much blue for that matter
I think it's more important to look at the techniques and show examples of their POSSIBLE application. TSons are simply an army I've been building the past few years and therefore I have many examples of finished models in that force using these techniques. Colour and model choice really doesn't mean much at all in the grand scheme as you could follow along with the tutorials with any colours of your choosing (you can even blend two different colours together, like a red and blue).
something the whole community will share, regardless of how good they are at painting
I am hoping that anyone reading would be able to walk away with something from the articles, though I'm certainly far (very, very, very far) from the best painter out there!
I would most certainly like a 'how to' guide on the wet blending, cause with the current one I've only failed so far
I'm sorry to hear that you've not met with success using the current article, I feel that pictures and possibly a re-write will help there though. It's not a technique everyone feels comfortable with, but it's something that can improve speed in smooth blends.
I find that people most commonly use poor paint consistency or work too slowly when first attempting wet blending, but it gets far easier with practice, keep trying and it'll come.
I've seen the pics of the army, and I've to say it's very well painted. It's like you haven't used any inks to create the shadows.
I'm glad you like it, and to answer the statement, I haven't use any inks or washes, I find the result far too random. Washes and inks shade the figure, not the lighting of the figure (a subtle but important distinction). I'm not saying the result can't be pleasing, but it's not something that I wanted for the TSons, I preferred the (ultra) Zenithal look for them.