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    blackvigil got a reaction from Raindog in Random Awesome Mini Photo Thread   
    This guy's kill team collection impresses me. 

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    blackvigil reacted to HeroZero in Ave Dominus Nox.   
    Oh lawd they comin

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    blackvigil reacted to Lyraeus in 40K 9th ed   
    https://discord.gg/NemRRrZzFV

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    blackvigil got a reaction from InfestedKerrigan in Random Awesome Mini Photo Thread   
    This guy's kill team collection impresses me. 

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    blackvigil got a reaction from Blustorm in 40K 9th ed   
    I saw the Discord link in your sig, tried to join, but the invite has expired. Anyone care to send me a current link? I spend more time on disc than browsers.
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    blackvigil got a reaction from Gorgosaurusrex in Thinking about getting into 40k and need some opinions   
    Most custom chapters I've seen use a core chapter's rules wholesale. Convert up your own version of the Khan, and just use the rules. Who cares if your scars are a little different. As long as you're armed correctly, all it well.
     
    As to the general question, I think you should choose the models you think are coolest. Rules change, toys are forever.
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    blackvigil reacted to PourSpelur in Painting Gray: Help me figure out a good method to replicate results   
    Oooh, I like that scheme. Love the zenithal technique as well.
    Eagerly awaiting pics, good luck!
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    blackvigil reacted to WestRider in Painting Gray: Help me figure out a good method to replicate results   
    Yeah, regardless of technique, using a true grey rather than the robin's egg blue that they try to pass off as grey is really a good look for SW. Because of disability issues (when I hit my limit, I need to be able to stop immediately, can't always deal with the cleanup an airbrush would require), I messed around and figured out the bigass brush as an alternative that was more workable for me.
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    blackvigil got a reaction from WestRider in Painting Gray: Help me figure out a good method to replicate results   
    Those look really good. I am hoping for a little lighter tone, but the same take pretty much. It's nice to see that this scheme looks really good in the end. 
    I've decided that I'm going to do some test models with a few methods. I think your layering makes a lot of sense for a non-airbrush technique. I am still on the fence about buying one. 
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    blackvigil got a reaction from WestRider in Painting Gray: Help me figure out a good method to replicate results   
    Howdy Ordos,
    I'm going to be revisiting some power armor in the near future. I'm not done with my Eldar, but it's just down to a couple vehicles and basing. All infantry is painted, so I can start mentally planning the next project. Normally I'd just buy more models, but I am going to wait for a 9th ed codex before I do that. I have a feeling things are going to get a shake up...
    So, I want to do Space Wolves, but in Gray. I can't stand the baby blue, and I like the heresy style paint a lot better. I'm not sure how to justify it in fluff, but I'll sort it out. I've been assured that gray SW are fairly normal and accepted. It's not like painting orange Ultras or something silly like that. 
    I found some models that I like, and I'll be using them as inspiration. Here they are:
    (I'm getting limited, so I will add some more in as replies to this post.)

    I am curious what you guys think would be the best way to get this grey ton armor, while still getting the shadows and highlights. I debated a dark primer with grey zenithil spray. I looked at priming grey seer, then doing the grey contrast paint, and highlighting up. I could just primed a medium grey, wash grey for shadows and highlight up... etc.
    Lots of options. I don't have an air brush. I assume I'll need to buy some spray paint. (I was looking at Montana Gold artist acrylic spraypaint) I'm not a pro level painter, but I know my way around most standard technique.
    I am hoping to get a relatively easy spray or wash based base coat, so I can really focus on the details and highlights. Grey has to be highlighted and shaded well, or it looks unpainted. So I plan to be mindful of that. 
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
     

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    blackvigil got a reaction from Blustorm in Painting Gray: Help me figure out a good method to replicate results   
    Howdy Ordos,
    I'm going to be revisiting some power armor in the near future. I'm not done with my Eldar, but it's just down to a couple vehicles and basing. All infantry is painted, so I can start mentally planning the next project. Normally I'd just buy more models, but I am going to wait for a 9th ed codex before I do that. I have a feeling things are going to get a shake up...
    So, I want to do Space Wolves, but in Gray. I can't stand the baby blue, and I like the heresy style paint a lot better. I'm not sure how to justify it in fluff, but I'll sort it out. I've been assured that gray SW are fairly normal and accepted. It's not like painting orange Ultras or something silly like that. 
    I found some models that I like, and I'll be using them as inspiration. Here they are:
    (I'm getting limited, so I will add some more in as replies to this post.)

    I am curious what you guys think would be the best way to get this grey ton armor, while still getting the shadows and highlights. I debated a dark primer with grey zenithil spray. I looked at priming grey seer, then doing the grey contrast paint, and highlighting up. I could just primed a medium grey, wash grey for shadows and highlight up... etc.
    Lots of options. I don't have an air brush. I assume I'll need to buy some spray paint. (I was looking at Montana Gold artist acrylic spraypaint) I'm not a pro level painter, but I know my way around most standard technique.
    I am hoping to get a relatively easy spray or wash based base coat, so I can really focus on the details and highlights. Grey has to be highlighted and shaded well, or it looks unpainted. So I plan to be mindful of that. 
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
     

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    blackvigil got a reaction from Romans832 in Painting Gray: Help me figure out a good method to replicate results   
    Howdy Ordos,
    I'm going to be revisiting some power armor in the near future. I'm not done with my Eldar, but it's just down to a couple vehicles and basing. All infantry is painted, so I can start mentally planning the next project. Normally I'd just buy more models, but I am going to wait for a 9th ed codex before I do that. I have a feeling things are going to get a shake up...
    So, I want to do Space Wolves, but in Gray. I can't stand the baby blue, and I like the heresy style paint a lot better. I'm not sure how to justify it in fluff, but I'll sort it out. I've been assured that gray SW are fairly normal and accepted. It's not like painting orange Ultras or something silly like that. 
    I found some models that I like, and I'll be using them as inspiration. Here they are:
    (I'm getting limited, so I will add some more in as replies to this post.)

    I am curious what you guys think would be the best way to get this grey ton armor, while still getting the shadows and highlights. I debated a dark primer with grey zenithil spray. I looked at priming grey seer, then doing the grey contrast paint, and highlighting up. I could just primed a medium grey, wash grey for shadows and highlight up... etc.
    Lots of options. I don't have an air brush. I assume I'll need to buy some spray paint. (I was looking at Montana Gold artist acrylic spraypaint) I'm not a pro level painter, but I know my way around most standard technique.
    I am hoping to get a relatively easy spray or wash based base coat, so I can really focus on the details and highlights. Grey has to be highlighted and shaded well, or it looks unpainted. So I plan to be mindful of that. 
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
     

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    blackvigil got a reaction from andy in Painting Gray: Help me figure out a good method to replicate results   
    I'll do a little research on air brushes, and then hit you up. Depending on cost, I may take the plunge. The part of me that wants to do it, is the same part that wants to save time. It seems so much faster to get everything done with a brush, then do highlights and accessories. I could, perhaps replicate some of that with rattle cans, since this is not an off the wall scheme. Not sure.
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    blackvigil reacted to andy in Painting Gray: Help me figure out a good method to replicate results   
    Yup, those are mine -- thanks for the kind words. Bases are still a work in progress, but are getting better as I get more familiar with the materials.
    Regarding airbrushing, there are lots of great tutorials and guides out there. If you want to chat about 'em, let me know-- I'm happy to shoot the [big bad swear word] about it.
    Regarding the gloss coat, yes. It makes the panel liner flow better, and also makes cleanup much easier. Decals go on better as well, though there aren't any on these particular models.
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    blackvigil got a reaction from Ish in Thinking about getting into 40k and need some opinions   
    Most custom chapters I've seen use a core chapter's rules wholesale. Convert up your own version of the Khan, and just use the rules. Who cares if your scars are a little different. As long as you're armed correctly, all it well.
     
    As to the general question, I think you should choose the models you think are coolest. Rules change, toys are forever.
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    blackvigil reacted to Ish in Random Awesome Mini Photo Thread   
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    blackvigil got a reaction from Blustorm in 40K 9th ed   
    For sure, the boxes need to have different contents, because they can be used with any army. I was watching a youtube video about the value of the contents. Both the SW and DW boxes are 48% off retail. If you ignore the presence of the chapter upgrade sprues, they are 28% off retail. That's pretty strong. I am looking for Dark Angels bits, so I'm hoping to get that sweet 48% value, but I can settle for less if the contents of a box is 100% must-have. 
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    blackvigil got a reaction from Torg in Random Awesome Mini Photo Thread   
    This guy's kill team collection impresses me. 

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    blackvigil got a reaction from DrButcherMD in 40K 9th ed   
    I think they should make the Doctrines into 1CP strats. You want to be in Assault this turn? Spend a CP and you are. Done deal. 
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    blackvigil got a reaction from jesselowe in Random Awesome Mini Photo Thread   
    This guy's kill team collection impresses me. 

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    blackvigil got a reaction from MexicanNinja in 40K 9th ed   
    I think they should make the Doctrines into 1CP strats. You want to be in Assault this turn? Spend a CP and you are. Done deal. 
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    blackvigil got a reaction from Blustorm in 40K 9th ed   
    I almost spit out my coffee... lol. I love looking at the whacky conversions in Ork armies, but damn... I hate playing against orks. So much RNG, turns take so long because there are a thousand models, and the RNG. Did I mention I hate random stuff? Losing because someone had crazy luck on their "shoots random shots, does random AP, and does random damage" thing feels bad. I like a good tactical game, and those things just kill it for me. 
    I agree with your assessment of sisters though. I love em, and applaud the players. Honestly, any mediocre army that has a lot of love poured into it has my support. 
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    blackvigil got a reaction from Andrewgeddon in 40K 9th ed   
    Respect. I love those models. Do a hobby thread so we can live vicariously. 
     
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