The Deathwatch models from the boxed game Overkill really remind me of Thorin’s company. Not in the way that they’re going to fight a Dragon under the mountain but in a painting sense. Every sculpt is unique and each model needs to looked at separately from a painting point of view. This squad of eleven models isn’t something that can be easily batch painted. What you actually have is eleven models with character level detail on them. That’s a daunting process for anyone. I will persevere, so watch this space.
I'm painting this out of sequence. I'm painting this in an order that I can be bothered with. So highlighting black armour is chore so I've skipped that. I'll do it later.
It's rare that I make a mistake and if I do I quickly grab a wet brush and wipe it off.
I do the same, I paint by parts, not by coats. Essentially, you can still make mistakes at any stage, right? Either way is ok, whatever suits you. The "by layer" method is especially good when you're washing most of the model with the same wash, but the "by part" stage lets me focus on a whole part and when it's done, I know it's done and I move on to the next thing. It's kinda a preference thing. I also usually start with the largest parts and go smaller and smaller, or if I feel in a particular way, I might want to get the most annoying things out of the way first to have them done (usually faces, but not always) – kinda like Garfy here with the black armour 🙂
oh yeah, and the other thing is when you have to drybrush – obviously you wanna do your drybrushing before any other affected coats.
Hey garfy how did you apply the green armour? Lookin' awesome
Full salamanders tutorial here.
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Garfy, just curious, why do you paint sections of one colour at a time instead of parts of basing, shading, highlighting etc. surely this puts you at risk of making mistakes and painting over areas which you shouldn't and ruining a whole layer you've already done. is it just how you learned or is there a specific reason? and you sont worry about accidentally getting paint on a finished area because you're just that awesome?