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The Sun King

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As the title suggests, I am curious as to what my fellow death generals are wishing Nagash brings for them this Christmas?🥰

Personally I am only wishing for one box of warhammer and that is the Rotmire Creed. It is a weird Christmas where my wishlist is not full of Warhammer, but I realised that I have sooooo much unpainted plastic that maybe I should get some of that done before getting new. 🙈

Cheers
Sunny
 

Unas the slayer

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I wish:
- the will to complete and paint my new necron models: The Silent King and the Dragon C'Tan.
- the arrival of my 3rd baneblade (hopefully befor xmas), so for the next year i can play an apocalypse fielding a guard army with 3 'blades and 4 leman russ...
- some real development for The Old World
 
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The Sun King

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It's not that I'm deciding between paint schemes as much as I am frozen in what paints to invest in for it.
What colours are your scheme?

I wish:
- the will to complete and paint my new necron models: The Silent King and the Dragon C'Tan.
- the arrival of my 3rd baneblade (hopefully befor xmas), so for the next year i can play an apocalypse fielding a guard army with 3 'blades and 4 leman russ...
- some real development for The Old World
Yeah I am starting to feel the hype for the Old World again :D
 
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Sception

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Sep 23, 2009
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It's not that I'm deciding between paint schemes as much as I am frozen in what paints to invest in for it.

What products to use for painting is always a tricky decision. GW paints are mostly nice, but very pricey, and their new wash formula is... I mean, it's ok, great for glazing & blending, but it's not what it was. Plus dropper bottles in general are just superior to pop top bottles for painting. Less waste, less drying out, no risk of messing up brushes by dipping too deep when scooping paint out onto your palette.

Personally I use GW paints for colors & can't easily replace (mostly base, technical, and contrast stuff), vallejo for most other stuff. I have in the past - and will continue for as long as my current pots last - made considerable use of GW's washes, but now that they've replaced their previous wash formula with, basically thinner/more translucent contrast paints... I mean the new washes aren't bad paints, and have their uses, but they're not the same. When I run out of my existing nuln oil, that might be the motivation I need to try out oil washes.

For steel/silver metalics I use GW base colors for base coat coverage and vallejo metal color airbrush paint applied with a brush (basically think of it as pre-thinned) for layers and highlights. For yellow/gold metalics... I've waffled a lot, previously just using GW stuff, later changing to the 'liquid gold' alcohol based paints for the thinner application and higher shine, but alcohol based paints are a pain so I recently picked up some Green Stuff World pure metal pigments, which I hear can get a similar effect to the liquid gold stuff when mixed with vallejo metal medium while avoiding the hassles of alcohol-based paints, but I haven't really had the opportunity to put them to the test, so I can't really speak to their efficacy.

I also recently picked up some AK interactive streaking grime & rust streaks, plus some mineral spirits (and lacquer thinner for cleaning), to try out 'grimdark' methods on some 40k terrain, but haven't gotten around to that either. Still, if you're looking for advice on that kind of paint style, in particular what products to use and how to use them, I do recommend grimdarkcompendium.com They've got some paid memberships/course stuff if you really want to dig in, but the free introductory articles and videos are more than enough to get you started.
 
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Grave Tacticus

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What colours are your scheme?
I think I've got the base layers figured out. Wraithbone primer, Black Templar contrast on the body, then Abaddon Black on everything else, except the bone trim and fabric, which will stay Wraithbone, then the faces in Wraithbone. Once I've got Kainan's Reapers painted up that far, I'll work on highlights and detail colors.
 
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