Tools of the Trade, Issue #1 – Photo Lightbox

Welcome back to Two Noobs Painting! I’d like to present to you a brand new series called Tools of the Trade. In this series we will talk about a great deal of helpful things, varying from paintbrushes to cameras. This first issue will teach you how to make and use a photo lightbox, which you can use to enhance the photography of your own models. Lets get to it!

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The Story So Far, Issue #3

Welcome back to Two Noobs Painting! A couple weeks back, I sort of hit a point where I felt totally overwhelmed by everything I still left to do. I had purchased a Battleforce on top of the AOBR models I already hadn’t finished, and my father got me some stuff for my birthday as well. On top of that, Warhammer 40k 6th Edition has come out, changed some rules and changed a little about the tactics I had learned, and added allies. This was quite a bit to take in, and I delved heavily into thinking about even more stuff I could get to add to my army in the form of Imperial Guard allied troops. I ended up watching Youtube videos about 6th edition, reading forums, or getting hooked on Netflix, all to avoid the massive amount of work still left. Continue reading

The Story So Far, Issue #1

Welcome back to Two Noobs Painting! We recently kicked off our new blog and want to keep the posts rolling. I’m looking forward to keeping you all updated on my personal progress in learning the game, assembling my models, and painting my Ultramarines Space Marine army. This will be my medium to attain that goal.

Some of you may remember pictures from my last blog at MMP where I showed you the progress on my Tactical Marine squad and Dreadnought. They were pretty dark, as they had been painted with a Mordian Blue basecoat, and then given shadow effects with Badab Black wash.  If you don’t remember, look below to see what they looked like:

Mordian Blue basecoat, Badab Black wash

I’ve made some decent progress on this squad so far, and they are starting to look really good.  Lets see what they look like, compared to eachother:

Marines on the left and Dreadnought have a couple layers of 50/50 mix Regal Blue and Ultramarine Blue

Quite a difference. Lets look more closely at some pictures of the models on the left:

Two layers of 50/50 mix Regal Blue/UM Blue

Two layers of 50/50 mix Regal Blue/UM Blue

Two layers of 50/50 mix Regal Blue/UM Blue

 

I’d like to do these types of posts a few times a week, but in reality it will probably end up being once or twice a week. Please post comments below and let me know what you guys think. If you haven’t yet then you should follow us here, via email, or on our twitter. As always, thanks for taking a look!

Brian