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POLL: 5 Painting Tips Every Newbie Should Be Told (Round 1A)


521 votes were cast by total voters.


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Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP writes:

I'm a born-again Dip'er, of the reformed technique school (I brush it on)… Nuff' said! Cheers!


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VOTING RESULTS
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a comfortable chair is mandatory
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a dip is God's gift to most of us
37
7%
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a gaming table with OK terrain and two OK-looking armies will look great in aggregate
44
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a good airbrush and compressor can't be beat for terrain and basecoating
2
0%
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a simple scheme, well-executed, is much preferable to fussy over-detailing not well done
91
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a sloppy paint job won't look good at any distance
20
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always have good music (or a movie you have seen at least twice) in the background
7
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always prep your miniatures (mold lines can ruin any figure)
85
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ask other painters for tips
50
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bases and faces get these right and you'll be fine
11
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black primer makes it faster to paint horse-and-musket figures
23
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blacklining is very important to the overall effect of the miniature
3
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brush soap and conditioner are worth the investment
22
4%
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buy a good #1 sable brush with a good tip and take care of it, it is the only brush you need
21
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buy a selection of brushes to find what suits you best
53
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buy an electric paint-stirring tool
3
1%
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other (explain)
1
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none of these/no opinion
7
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this is ridiculous
1
0%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION
What are the five tips concerning painting which, in a perfect world, every new member of our hobby would be told?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.