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Old 12-10-2017, 08:29 AM   #1
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I'm finally trying my hand at painting all these plastic minis, and I remember lots of really nice looking tutorials scattered about. Specifically, I was looking for a quick way to paint lots of GEVs, which I found and linked below.

Anyhow, I thought it would be handy to have a thread that collects links to all those tutorials, so I can refer to them in my old age, when I'm retired and have time to do this right. :)


Painting and Detailing GEVs:

http://ogreminiatures.blogspot.com/2...ting-tips.html
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Old 12-10-2017, 11:23 AM   #2
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Onr of the greatest inventions of the 21st century (for mini painters) is Army Painter Coulour Primer. Not only is a very fine primer that won't obscure details on your mini, it comes in a variety of useful colors. Not just black, white, and grey, but several shades of red, blue, green, yellow and brown. I use the Desert Yellow on my Paneuro minis to do a WW II German camo scheme call Ambush Pattern. Perfect for that!
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Old 12-10-2017, 01:16 PM   #3
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I use the Desert Yellow on my Paneuro minis to do a WW II German camo scheme call Ambush Pattern. Perfect for that!
I would love to see pics of these.
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Old 12-10-2017, 02:26 PM   #4
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For those who prefer to brush on primer artists acrylic gesso can also be had from art supply stores in a variety of colours. White and black are the most commonly stocked on teh shelves, but other colours are available.
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Old 12-10-2017, 08:50 PM   #5
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I would love to see pics of these.
Me too!

And, yes, John and Ben (Too Mini) have some great methods for painting and detailing your OGRE minis. Thanks for sharing this with us Thomas!
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Old 12-11-2017, 10:23 AM   #6
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I looked through my pix and I don't have any that fuzzy or grainy. I'll take some pix and post them here.
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Old 12-25-2017, 09:29 PM   #7
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Not sure where else to post this, but:

Tamiya 100 ml spray cans of "TS-9 British Green" are a really close match for the plastic used in the green minis sets. It dries fast and smooth.

For the red plastic, Model Master 3 oz. spray enamel "No. 2919 Italian Red", for the blue, "#1211 Gloss Dark Blue".

The 'Model Master' stuff dries far slower, and needs multiple thin passes, lightly sprayed.
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Old 12-25-2017, 11:59 PM   #8
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I second the use of Tamiya 100 ml spray cans. Especially for primering.

For base-coats, I prefer my two-action airbrush, then detail by brush.
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Old 12-26-2017, 06:26 AM   #9
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Not sure where else to post this, but:

Tamiya 100 ml spray cans of "TS-9 British Green" are a really close match for the plastic used in the green minis sets. It dries fast and smooth.

For the red plastic, Model Master 3 oz. spray enamel "No. 2919 Italian Red", for the blue, "#1211 Gloss Dark Blue".
So basically the minis are all kitted for racing? (assuming 1211 Blue is French racing blue)
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Old 12-26-2017, 08:04 AM   #10
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So basically the minis are all kitted for racing? (assuming 1211 Blue is French racing blue)
What, didn't you know that the engines for all those PE armored units were made by Porsche and Ferrari?
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