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Juggernaut – Finished

Thin White Rope ‘Wire Animals’ 

Finally completed: 016

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Showing it’s age as a model, really – but still characterful.

The base was made mainly using cork (don’t buy expensive modelling sheet-material – cheap table mats are equally good):

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Cork can be a slightly tricky material to work with – but adding texture paste makes the sheer-surface look more naturalistic:

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Simple, but effective.

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  1. Hi Rich, stumbled across your site whilst looking for inspiration for my chaos terminator lord…great site with some amazing miniatures!
    I’m also located in Hull and have only recently gotten into warhammer 40k, started January after my son and I got the dark angels pack for Christmas.
    Love building the models and have given conversions a go but finding the painting a bit daunting…fecking paints dry way too quickly and I appear to have a real issue with getting paint in the ferral of the brush causing it to split after only a couple of uses.

    Can you give me any advise in how to improve with my painting?…I practice as much as possible but with work and family I’m probably only painting twice a week for approx 4-5hrs :(

    Reply
    • Hi – sorry if most of this sounds like a statement of the obvious, but sometimes it’s worth giving the basics in order to clarify things: first and foremost it’s important to thin your paints with a bit of water. How much water you add is a case of trial and error – too thick and it will dry unevenly; too thin, and it will flood areas of fine detail – and it depends whether you want to paint layers, or washes, for instance. With power armour, what you’re probably aiming for is a smooth overall effect: so, several thin layers will achieve this. There’s a helpful discussion relating to this here:

      http://fromthewarp.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/7-quick-tips-and-tricks-for-best-paint.html

      Which is a very comprehensive guide for beginners. You may also find the same site’s step-by-step tutorial helpful as well:

      http://fromthewarp.blogspot.co.uk/2010/12/basics-science-fiction-model.html

      If paint is getting into the ferrule, you’re probably making it too thin; so experiment with adding a bit less water. However, if the paint on your palette dries too quickly, there are several methods for slowing this down – one is to use a paint-retardant (for instance Vallejo’s Drying retarder/glaze medium will help; you just add a drop of these to the paint and it slows down the evaporation of water). You can also use a paint palette which has wells in it; or even a wet palette. There’s a good outline of these here:

      http://arcanepaintworks.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/palettes-wet-vs-dry.html

      I would also recommend using mineral water to thin paint – the tap water in East Yorkshire tends to have a lot of lime in it; and it can build up when you use lots of layers, and make it a bit blotchy.

      Hope that’s helpful.

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      • Wow!!..thanks very much Rich. I wasn’t expecting such a prompt and concise response..thanks very much!
        Great articles on the “fromthewarp” blog…some other really interesting stuff on there also..its now in my favourites!
        Gonna give the wet Palette a go, what parchment paper do you use?

        Thanks again Rich, really appreciated!

    • Just basic baking parchment. It’s sometimes sold as double-sided silicone paper – but it’s only the average parchment you can get in the supermarket e.g. Baco.

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