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3 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Warhammer 40K Figures Painting

The right painting preparation for my Warhammer 40K Figures Painting

Before you even start applying your first brushstrokes on your new space marine army, you need to be perfectly organized and on the lookout for your warhammer 40k figures painting.

A thorough preparation of your work space is much more important than the technique and patience required to be a pro at miniature painting.

This article presents you the three tips to be perfectly prepared to paint your best work yet.

Tip 1: Use a Variety of Different Paint Colors for your Warhammer 40k Figures painting

Painting the models and figures for a wargame is an integral part of the experience. What’s more, we see players use a large variety of paints to paint their models and figures.

There are many different types of paints out there that offer various levels of coverage and adhesion.

Citadel colors” are in my experience, the best paints for wargames, including everything from painting fast, to painting figures that are holding weapons, or even figures that have fur on them.

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It is always important to experiment with different paint colors when you want to achieve an impressive look for your model or figure. Painting with a variety of different colors is a technique that is used to create different effects.

For example, to create depth and shadows on your figure, you have to paint it with a variety of tones of the same colors. This technique can also create interesting and beautiful effects, such as a sepia tone with bronze paints.

Tip 2: Get a Variety of Different Brushes for your Warhammer 40k Figures painting

The best brushes for painting figures are those with a variety of different brushes. I recommend the Miniature Painting Kit from Artistik.

These include the following:

  • Flat-topped brush – good for basecoats and shading
  • Rigid-bristle brush – good for dry brushing and highlighting
  • Fine detail brush – good for details on small models
  • Round detail brush – good for details on larger models
  • Fine detail comb – good for thin lines or lines that are delicate in nature.
  • Thin paintbrush – useful in general painting, but not practical when painting details.
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Tip 3: Glue Your Figures Together Rather Than Holding Them in Place with Super Glue

When assembling a model, the glue goes on the points of contact, not between points of contact.

For example, if you have a figure that is supposed to be carrying a gun and you want him to look like he’s holding it with two hands, then spread some glue along with the hand that is holding the gun. When you put his other hand on top of it, the glue will hold them together by sticking to them both.

Holding figures together with super glue is a common approach for some people. However, this is not the best way to go about it. Glueing models together needs to be done in a methodical and careful way.

Glueing figures together rather than holding them in place with super glue can be an easy and effective solution. Indeed, it is useful for holding models together securely without harming the model or requiring any significant skill level.

If you don’t use enough glue, then you’ll end up with gaps in the model. The problem is most prevalent when using superglue. The reason is that it dries very quickly and does not allow for much adjustment time after application.

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Bonus Tip: Basic Problems to Be Aware Of for Warhammer 40k Figures painting

Painting Warhammer is a hobby enjoyed by many. It is a great way to show creativity and enjoy spending time with friends at wargames.

However, there are some problems that come with painting Warhammer figures and models. These problems can be sometimes hard to solve, depending on the person and the type of paint used.

One of the problems when painting Warhammer models is matching colors. This is especially true when it comes to painting larger models, such as Titans or Gargants, because the parts of the model are bigger than usual and require different paint types. These various paint types choices will depend on how big they are, which in turn requires more complicated color matching skills.

If you are a beginner in this awesome hobby, we highly recommend you our blog post dedicated for beginners who want to start their first warhammer painting project or warhammer 40k figures painting.

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Another problem when painting Warhammer models is that some paints have a tendency to dry out quickly in certain areas. While other areas stay wet for a while.

It’s a habit to get into: adjust your painting rhythm to the rate at which the different parts of your warhammer 40k miniature will dry.

What the pros do, is to choose ahead of time, the order into which each part should be painted. They don’t hesitate to move on to another part of the miniature while waiting for another one to dry.

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