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Bruno Lorentin
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Hello,

First of all I hope to post in the right forum. I was not sure where to put it.

I am planning to buy Chaos in the Old World and would like to paint the figurines. And here is the problem : I never did that before, and I'm not planning to paint any other warhammer figurines in the future (but who knows ? I might discover a new passion ). So I would like to find some tutorials "Warhammer painting for dummies"-like and would appreciate if some of you could give me some advices on what I should purchase. I tried to look on the Internet already but the tutorials I've seen so far describe only what to buy if you plan to become a Warhammer-geek (no offense). I just want to buy what will really be useful to me.

Thank you!

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Henrik Lantz
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Try to decide what kind of color scheme you want and then go to a hobby shop and buy those colors. If you are cheap you can buy only base colors (red, blue, white etc.) and then try to mix the exact colors you want from them. Or you can buy the exact colors you want so that you don't need to mix them. Use few colors on each figure! Avoid pure red and pure yellow, these are hard to paint well. Buy also a black spray paint and use this to undercoat the figures before painting them. Remember to buy brushes, one for fine detail and one for larger areas is enough to start with. Get some help from the shop to choose the exact sizes.

When painting, don't get fancy! Just apply the colors neatly and don't bother about effects such as highlighting, drybrushing etc. If you do the base colors neatly, you can add additional effects later, when you have become more proficient. If you have time, paint some small detail (like a rope around the waist, a sword hilt etc.) in a different color, this really makes a difference!

Some base colors to get you started (GWs own colors): Black, white, bleached bone, chainmail (you need at least one metal color), graveyard earth, bronzed flesh or elf flesh (if the are any humans or elfs in the game?), goblin green, enchanted blue, some kind of yellow and red.
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Michael Cox
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This geeklist is very helpful in getting people started:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/43744
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Joel Benham
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michaeldavidcox wrote:
This geeklist is very helpful in getting people started:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/43744


+1

The dip method is a really easy way to get good looking playable figures without having to be all that handy with a brush.
 
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Bruno Lorentin
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Thank you for your tips!

So I think I'll go some shopping and buy a few cheap Warhammer figures to have some practice before to paint the Chaos in the Old World ones. I have some zombies figurines from Zombies!!! but I suppose it wouldn't be such a good idea to practice on it.

I might post some pictures later if I am proud enough of my work
 
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Thanx to your tips and to the really helpful Warhammer specialist the Puolenkuupelit of Tapiola, I managed to paint my two firsts figurines.

 
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