Peter Kossits
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This is the first game I've ever bought where I actually want to paint the miniatures. Usually I suffer with the basic grey and brown until I get sick of the game...but I have a feeling I'll be playing this one for quite a while and want to enhance it a bit.

I've seen some great examples on here about what people have done - and I've also seen some people's painting workshops with way more equipment and paints than I think I'll ever buy.

So, for someone who has zero equipment at start:
o can someone recommend a kit that has most of what's required in one quick easy purchase from somewhere?
o If not, what would be the minimum basic colors required to do a decent job on these?
o Can the paints be purchased at a normal art supply shop (If yes, I'll probably head out this afternoon; if not I'll probably have to do it on-line) or are the paints used for minis special?

Any advice appreciated.






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I think this guy did a great job. I used his method and my results are just what I was looking for.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/43744/the-dip-method-a...

Good luck!
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black with a dry brush silver on armour parts is great..+ dark dip in varnish

i've just done mine, i didn't know the real colours from the computer
game..

i tryed to make each "hero" a different colour to easily identify them.,

e.g red, green, blue,
and for the "monsters" basically black under coat +dry brush silver on armor then with pale skin parts and again a dip to protect and filling holes.

for the berk I used brown as his skin seemed thick and woody?




not the most advance painting but it adds to the game from the base plastic colour a little more life

also in my gallery are my mice and mystics and D&D Ravenloft etc..

trying to keep it simple a base coat and few key high lights.
skin, Armour and weapon,

someone said it needs to look good from arms length away when viewed when playing not up close.. :-) 30 cm rule..
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Thanks guys. Looks like an awful lot of gear and time investment. I built a guitar from a kit a few years ago and did all the wood staining/treatment and this seems to be a lot more work - but then I guess it wouldn't be a art form / hobby all on its own if it wasn't challenging.

Just won my first game - attempt 2 at Emergence. Bloody addictive game. My boys deserve a little reward for that I suppose.

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I bought a couple brushes at thé art shop. You need maybe 3 different lenght, to experiment. Most people use are acrylics, 1$ a bottle. Get some basic colors, silver, and I lie copper as well. Then a small trey to mix colours. I use light grey or black primer first. Spray a thin coat. Too much will hide details. Primer help paint to stick.ou dont need anything else to start and experiment. Maybe go to the flgs and buy a couple plastic figs to try before messing around with the gears figs. When you are done with base colours, i paint some wood varnish in Light Brown shade. It's Best for speed painting. Now I dont do that anymore, I shade and highlight every fig manually. When you become more experimented, you will enjoy paints from citadel, rackham and games workshop. If you want to know how a zero artistic talent person paint figs, have a look at my pics from my profile (descent 1st ed).
 
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Hi Martin,
Are you from Montreal too? Do you know if they have the paints and stuff at Le Valet? I might be going there next weekend. Otherwise, I think Omer De Serres will probably have everything I need.

 
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