Painting Miniatures
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Posted 5/6/14 , edited 5/6/14
So, recently I've been interested in learning to paint miniatures. I would eventually like to buy unpainted pieces, paint them and then sell them (just to break even) on eBay or something.

I really have interest in playing the games with them but the painting aspect really appeals to me. I've been browsing around for what miniatures are popular (citadel, I would assume) and what ones are geared towards beginners. I would like to get a handful of random pieces to practice on and mess around with before doing anything serious. Is there like a box set somewhere out there where I can do this?

Any and all advice is appreciated! Thank you.


EDIT: Maybe this? http://www.ebay.com/itm/14087-WARLORD-FAMILIARS-II-5-Reaper-Warlord-/360703905137?pt=Games_US&hash=item53fba0cd71
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Posted 5/6/14 , edited 5/6/14
There is no local warhammer store/play ground there you live? i´m sure they have a beginners packet. but yeah you could just find any random cheap thing to paint for starters
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Posted 5/6/14 , edited 5/6/14

FuturePriest wrote:

There is no local warhammer store/play ground there you live? i´m sure they have a beginners packet. but yeah you could just find any random cheap thing to paint for starters




There's one that is about 20 minutes away, which is fine. But honestly I'm not sure what I'm doing so I was trying to figure out anything that would be best to start off with. Maybe I just need to go and browse around.
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Posted 5/22/14
Learn to drybrush if you don't know already. It will help immensely, to give a nice sense of detail to your miniatures. Cheap toys figures and models are a great way to practice. I'm not to familiar working with the Warhammer pieces, but have worked quite a bit with garage kits and models.

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Posted 5/25/14
If they get difficult; mash one of them with a hammer to show the others who's boss.
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Posted 5/25/14
That'll learn em'

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Posted 6/9/14
I paint Orks from Warhammer 40k mostly. Although I do dabble in random models because this hobby is all about experimenting and creativity! Just paint what looks fun, and you'll develop your skills really really fast. And for the most part, never be ashamed of your paint jobs. Keep on going and going, watch plenty of tutorials, and find out how you personally like to paint.
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Posted 8/17/14
Games Workshop store personnel are, in my experience, almost always very helpful when it comes to beginners, or just giving advice in general. Try there.
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Posted 8/19/14 , edited 8/19/14
Look up James Wappel on Youtube, he has some great tutorials. Citadel has a decent paint line, but I would avoiud their brushes like the plague. Get something from an art store instead.
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