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I've got the bottom half nearly done.  I've wanted to get it done to test the colours before posting anything.  I've now started the main colour coat on the upper half.  Some of these paints take 4-5 coats to actually get a decent layer of paint on.  It's quite annoying, but I am enjoying the look of it.

Once the toes are done on the bottom half I'll post a progress pic.

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Games workshop, and some sort of bright pink.  Screamer flesh I think?  I'm not sure offhand.  There's nothing wrong with it, it's just that on anything but small areas it needs more than one coat.  So does my bronze, my gold, and some others.  

The end result looks good.  It just takes more coats than I'm used to.

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Yeah, with gold you'll have that issue. As for the pink, what colour are you putting it over? 

When I have a thin colour, what I usually do is mix it with a light grey for the base coat. In any paint line, grey will have the best pigment count and coverage.

I don't know why. It's just a fact. 

Just a little bit in the paint should do the trick. Then, paint over it with the colour you intend. You'll get better representation and cut down the amount of layers you need by A LOT! 

I do that often with brighter colours over a large area. 

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I'm putting it over leadbelcher.  I sprayed the whole thing with that considering that the majority of it is going to be leadbelcher :)

So yeah, light colour over dark.

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Yeah, and a metallic gloss. I would strongly recommend painting the grey mix overtop. You'll end up saving yourself a LOT of work doing it that way. Painting any colour over a metallic is a pain in the ass. Grey, on the other hand, is so pigmented that you will be able to get the coverage you want. 

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I may try that for the second one.  I'm getting good results with painting many coats, so I'll just do that this time.  If I do a coat in the morning and one in the evening I'll have all of the main coats done in a week (that's including the gold trim which also needs multiple coats)

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So, I got all of the nids assembled. I primed 20 gaunts, my exocrine, swarmlord, and a carnifex. I got to putting the base coats on them too! Just to finish the gaunts now.

 

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Here are a batch of base coats. They are about 50% done at this point. Still another 28 models to go... 

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And the fun never ends around here. I'm doing a commission for a client that was dropped on my lap this weekend - it's two carcharodon themed imperial knights. 

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I'm aiming to have them finished by Monday night. The yu-jing might have to hit the back burner as I haven't received those models yet. I'll have to replace them with some orks - another commission on my to do list. 

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I need to get my Knight finished.....40k has been put pretty far on the back burner, I dunno when I'll get to participate in one of these :/  In the meantime though, I'm enjoying seeing everyone elses progress!

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I'm getting derailed all over the place. 

I recently took on a big ork commission. I'm working on the warboss - What do you think?

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It's coming down to the crunch, guys. Any updates? I look a minute the other night to do a quick conversion for myself. I need to paint some stuff up for the BPO in November. 

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I derailed myself, unfortunately.  Kept buying new stuff so my limited time & energy went to building models, and then I picked up Imperial Assault and I'm instead painting some of those minis.  I will not be getting the knight done this month.

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9 minutes ago, BaggiestPanther said:

the BPO is in November you say?  Maybe I can get my new army painted up in time for that :coolshadessmoking:

Lol.. Yeah. It's sticked in the event section. 

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