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The_Rock
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:42 pm    Post subject: Newbie help Reply with quote

Newbie questions:

1. Paint then assemble or assemble then paint?

2. Can someone list a set of equipment and supplies I should go buy for doing these?

3. Can someone link or email a good tutorial?

4. If anyone is extra generous with their time and preferably has a video conferencing (or lives in So. Cal.), can you email me with your contact info so I may call you/meet you for extra help?

Thanks.
-Paul
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jmt
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Newbie help Reply with quote

The_Rock wrote:
Newbie questions:

1. Paint then assemble or assemble then paint?


In general, assemble then paint. Only do the reverse if there's something that your brush can't reach (not usually a problem with SFB/FC figures).

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2. Can someone list a set of equipment and supplies I should go buy for doing these?



  • soap and water to wash the release agent of the sprues
  • hobby wire cutters to remove pieces from sprue (find the ones with the flat blades
  • xacto knife and some modeling files to clean up flash, etc. An emory board works well too.
  • spray on primer - white, gray, or black - depending on what your colors are (white for lighter colors, black for darker colors, gray for medium colors).
  • a set of acrylic paints - almost any will do from the larger bottles available at craft stores to the miniature specific ones. My personal favorite is Vallejo Model color but then I paint more 25mm figures than ships
  • a set of good brushes (size 0 or 1 with good tips)
  • a clear matt sealer in spray can (not gloss)

That is about it -there's more stuff depending on how involved you want to get.

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3. Can someone link or email a good tutorial?


http://www.how-to-paint-miniatures.com/

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Thanks.
-Paul


You're welcome.
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