Here is a pic of what I've gotten painted so far. Still a long way to go.
I have been pinting miniatures for a long while mostly for wargames. As a miniature painter I believe that the official ratio of backlog to painted is 10:1 so I'm waaaay ahead
I still can not decide if I'd like to base the monsters (sand or texture on the base). I have seen some and they look great. As you can see, I've painted the investigator bases but there is no texture.
I have my eye on the cultists next but that means nothing when it comes to a time line.
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Nice job! I've just bought MoM, and I also want to paint my mins (but i'am no good at painting :) ). Can U shoot some close ups? Love to see details, and get some inspiration from U :)
The first thing to do is decide not to glue the minis t the bases. Something I am fighting now. I wanted to play the game and knew nothing would be painted for a while. So I glued them down and I mean glued them down good. This resulted in me using masking tape which is tedious at best.
Next is primer which imo is a must and also why I masked. Just follow the instructions on the can (that means follow them not nod and do the opposite ). Also, for the love of all that is holy, mist the primer on DO NOT spray close looking for a solid coating. All you will do is fill in details and cause drips and runs. TBH I could go on and on about what to do and what not to do with a can of spray paint. If you don't know..ask someone.
Painting miniatures is not an over night thing. My suggestion to beginners is to work on solid colors and clean lines. Several thin coats is better than one thick one. So thin your paint. Use acrylic not enamel. Sorry to sound preachy but without a 20 page doc I have to hit the most important things quickly.
Here is my photobucket sub album for MoM…
Thanks for the tips :)
I'm starting my painting today. I've spent whole weekend watching YouTube and reading about painting techniques:)
There only one conclusion, it is not an easy thing to do, i think.
One more question :)
How do You do those smooth color transitions?
They look amazing!
Its all about the consistency of the paint. There is no way to explain it you just get a feel for it. Every paint is a bit thicker or thinner so there is no exact formula to it. You need to thin the paint so that you get enough coverage without it being thick. A properly thinned paint will dry quickly but be a bit spotty (not spotted just not full coverage in one coat). It should take 2-3 layers to build up a nice base coat. If you do this each layer adds to the next rather than one thick coat drying unevenly anyway. After a base coat you mix in a high lite color and apply another thin coat only to the areas were light would hit them the most.
Here are the basics of HL (high light) colors.
red…add yellow (not white or you'll get pink!)
blue… add white
If you mix yellow and black you get olive green red and green give you brown and so on. A color wheel makes this much easier.
I work from a 6x6" inexpensive ceramic tile with glazing (white). This is very easy to clean once dry with a window scraper blade. I also use a bottle dropper with some flow improver (you can start with just a tiny amount of dish soap). Even though I have several 'high' end paints I still mostly use craft paints from Folk Art. Some colors are better when you get the high end paint.
Wash your brush often, dont store it in the cleaning water, dont let paint get dried up in the ferrule and dont drink you paint cup water!!!
I'll try ;)
Thank You very much for help, i've started to paint my first miniature yesterday (the worm thingy). This is quite fun actually, i like it. And the painting process i so relaxing!
Great paint jobs! The painted bases add so much to the final design. I haven't painted a mini in a long time but I am tempted due to MoM. I have been collecting MoM photographs of painted minis for inspiration and your Shoggoth is one of the nicest, or should I say one of the most ghastly, ones I've seen. :)
You win. You clean up. :)
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