All posts tagged: free hand

Finishing Touches for your model

Comprehensive Tutorials for Finishing Touches on your Model

Life doesn’t always go as planned, so instead of finishing my Mentor Legion Dreadnought, and writing up another epic tutorial I’ve been reveling in the blessings of Papa Nurgle. But all is not lost! Instead I have pulled together a collection of links to help you providing the finishing touches on your models. I reached out to the Dreadtober members for their favorites and scoured my bookmarks. So enjoy the list, learn some new tricks, and finish your models! – Oh, and if you have a tutorial you want added, just drop it in the comments below and I’ll check it out! Weathering Some love it, others hate it, but adding wear and tear to a model can add a level of realism. Adding weathering is also a great way to cover up mistakes in the painting, or even the physical model. Weapon Damage Special Effects | WIP Watch This: Weathering a Tank | Broken Paintbrush Weathered Iron Metal | Weeman Heavy Weathering on tank | Panzermeister36 Salt chipping | Scale War Machines Panel Line …

Watch how to paint books and freehand text

Watch This: Painting Books

The Silver Tower came with a lot of books, but they are a common addition to Librarians, Grey Knights, Wizards, and all sorts of book lovers. Some seem some amazingly done books and parchments done by awards winning painters. For the rest of us getting started with it, Victor Ques made a nice video on painting books. This how-to guide to painting books doesn’t get fancy or use an airbrush. In fact, Victor only uses a few colors to achieve a fantastic result. Check out his video and then some more of my notes below. (note: there is a section in the middle where he almosts moves off screen, but just for a moment) Painting Books by Victor Notes Pretty simple right? Basically, paint the main colors, wash to provide depth and wear, and then a bit of fine brushwork – probably the hardest part. But with anything in our hobby, after a bit of practice, it becomes easier to do. Let’s go back through his steps: Base Colors Paint book cover┬áMornfang Brown Paint pages …