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Ben Rubinstein

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Hi all,

I just went in on the acolyte KS level so I'm excited to be a new owner of CW! The minis look awesome, but my instinct tells me that a simple gray wash would go a long way to bring out the details, but I haven't seen that done. Has anyone tried it?

Thanks!
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Are you applying the wash directly on the plastic?
 
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Why bad? Please elaborate!
 
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Againsto wrote:
Why bad? Please elaborate!


Because acrylic paint does not adhere very well to plastic. You need to prime the mini first.
 
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Yes, you cannot apply a wash directly onto the plastic- it just will not adhere (and will be rubbed off).

Remember to wash the figures first- they have a slight residue from the mold process)

You could find a spray that is close to the figures color. I have seen people use a metallic spray (like metallic green for Cthulhu) and then apply a wash.
 
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Some people have reported success using this as a clear primer: http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/showthread.php?7969
 
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Andy Blozinski
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I'm not a fantastic painter and I also wanted to not change the color coding rapid identification aspect.
Primed with gloss.
Painted only teeth, eyes and hooves, boney stuff.
Black wash whole thing to bring out details.
Cover in watered down pearlescent medium to give a slight magic look from the vague shiny metallic appearance.
Seal coat in gloss.
Interestingly, it kind of underwhelmed me at first, but now I REALLY like it.
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pollock1939 wrote:
I'm not a fantastic painter and I also wanted to not change the color coding rapid identification aspect.
Primed with gloss.
Painted only teeth, eyes and hooves, boney stuff.
Black wash whole thing to bring out details.
Cover in watered down pearlescent medium to give a slight magic look from the vague shiny metallic appearance.
Seal coat in gloss.
Interestingly, it kind of underwhelmed me at first, but now I REALLY like it.

Can you list the actual products you used? From the sounds of it, you did what I want to do.
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I think people don't really realize how not evident even a simple sentence like "Primed with gloss" is to people who have never really painted miniatures (or anything else, for that matter).
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Army Painter has its colored primer line, and ink washes. Here's pale green Necrotic Flesh and their Green Tone Ink. More info in the paint tutorials in my profile!



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Andy Blozinski
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Liquitex Iridescent Medium is the only thing special.
Krylon gloss for priming and sealing. Various Vallejo acrylics for painting the few details. I forgot what I used for a black wash. Need to go look that up again.
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Sam and Max wrote:
Army Painter has its colored primer line, and ink washes. Here's pale green Necrotic Flesh and their Green Tone Ink. More info in the paint tutorials in my profile!


So this is how they looked after ...
1) washing in soapy water
2) spraying (?) them with necrotic flesh primer
3) [washing them with the green tone ink?]

Correct?
[and obviously painting the bases grey. Did you prime the bases with necrotic flesh as well, or did you use a grey primer for that?]
 
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Don't laugh. I'd literally NEVER done a black wash in my life until doing this minimalist job on these.
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pollock1939 wrote:
Don't laugh. I'd literally NEVER done a black wash in my life until doing this minimalist job on these.


Looks good. Looks like the original color with a few different colors added and enough wash to bring out the details. Great!
 
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pollock1939 wrote:
Don't laugh. I'd literally NEVER done a black wash in my life until doing this minimalist job on these.

Fulfills its purpose and enhances the miniatures' looks. I used this type of wash on another board game and it's a great way to save some time and have a nice end-product. Good job!
 
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http://i.imgur.com/4HajniE.jpg

I covered them in black primer, then sprayed them from above with white primer.

You can imagine the undersides were blacker, and the tops were more light grey.

Then I used colored washes with several layers, and added a bit of regular color here and there (with black washes over that).

All except for Yellow Sign, my yellow wash looked like crap. So I painted that normally.

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However someone posted above about using a colored primer, with a wash over it (pictured with star spawn), I think that's a great idea if you want to keep things simple. You'll just need to paint the base unless you prime those black first.
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