Tuesday, April 30, 2019

True Sons

As most of you know, the key part of every army is your Color Test figure.  This is where you establish not just the color scheme for your army as a whole, but where you can figure out what is viable in terms of effects with the time you have to complete the project.

Episode two of Army Painting Series 8 is up on the Patreon Page now, and it includes one more Color Test figure.  I think this one is even more critical, given the nature of the Warriors Sons, and those crazy Rainbow cloaks!

I try to keep things as simple as possible, using a few basic Reaper colors, such as the clear and liner paints. The one specialty item is the Peal White, which you have seen me use in previous YouTube tutorials: https://youtu.be/6aj98FOCJPA

As I work through this color test figure, I try to keep track of how much time something takes.  While this time will be shortened in the process of assembly line painting the rest of the unit, it can still let me know if the look I am trying to get will take an exorbitant amount of time.

I think this is a major factor in the partially painted army syndrome.  The project begins with anticipation, excitement, and expectations.  When those are not met, or when the realization hits that those effects could take a REALLY long time to create, the project grinds to a halt.

My goal with each Army Painting series is to avoid this problem, giving you the tools to get those effects you want in a reasonable time, but even help you to figure out if you want to try those in the first place.

In each series, I conduct a discussion on these points.  It is hard to believe that this is Series 8, especially when you consider that each series is 5 episodes, and usually 12 hours running time.  All of the other tutorials that I do each month also feed into the Army Painting series, where I can isolate one particular technique or color.

I feel very comfortable in saying that there are very few, if any sources that can get you almost 100 different videos the instant you sign up for a pledge.

You can sign up on the Patreon Page now at the Army Painting level and get all the previous series as well as other tutorials!!  Here's a link: www.patreon.com/JamesWappel

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