This thread is intended to collect the wealth of knowledge that you guys, the users, can provide.
It was first started by Pertinax (the Great Polar Bear of Bergen). Sadly Pertinax has stepped on an ice-floe and not been seen in several years.
There are many people who look at this forum, and ask themselves "how do I do that?", or "where do I start?" I know I have from time to time. And these questions get asked and answered. But then after a while, a new user thinks the same questions, and asks the questions again.
So what we hope to do here is to collect painting threads with the theme "How to...", and make them visible for all to see.
Index so far:
W40K vehicles' sizes. Making a Summary
W40k scale BFG anyone? How to build a 40K sized BFG vessel.
Advice - If you could teach a beginner painter one thing. General commentary
Advice - Painting advice and advanced techniques
Advice - Painting scaled red: Part 1 and part 2
Advice - Razza's guide to NMM
Advice - Ultimate Painting Guide - Discussion
Advice - Ultimate Painting Guide - 1 Shading
Airbrush - A very basic guide to airbrushing
Airbrush Mega Thread
Airbrush Purchasing Tips
Bases - A Guide to Good Looking Bases
Bases - Making Resin Bases
Barbed Wire - Create your own tutorial
Converting - Complete Video Guide to Converting BFSP Chaos Dwarfs
Converting - Custom Lightning claws
Converting - StuG-Leman Russ Conversion Guide
Converting - Scorpion MkIa Attack Quad Conversion
Cleaning - Model Cleaning Products
Cleaning - Simple Green
Cleaning your brushes
Defeating Forge World Mould Release Agents
DIY Trees and Hedges
Eavy Metal Painting Standards
Greeentuff casting of details
How to build wire foam cutter w/ pics
Imperial Guard Paint Scheme Thread
Marble Painting Tutorial See post #51 and #52
Marine - Hinged Space Marine Rhino doors
Marine - Repositioning power armour legs
Marine - Truescale Marines
Marine - Truescale Marines - A Treatise on Space Marine True Scale and Proportions
Marine - Truescale Terminator TutorialMagnets - Magnetic Flying bases
Magnets - Magnetizing Tanks - Fully Magnetized Predator 2! This time with tutorial!
Magnets - Magnetizing Aircraft and Sentinels - Elysian Drop Troops Painting Log Also has tutorial on how to build Sentry Guns from bits.
Magnets - Magnetised Chimera - Pictures Inside!
Magnets - Magnetised Ork Trukk - GorkaMorka - Pictures Inside!
Magnets - Magnetised Valkyrie - Pictures Inside!
Magnets - Magnetised Imperial Guard Troops - Pictures Inside!
Magnets -Where to get magnets?
Modelling Ig Veterans
Photography - Taking Photos
Photography - Elfs comprehensive HOW TO TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS OF MINIATURES AT THE HOME New 3 Jan 13
Photography - Posting Pictures
Plasticard Conversions - How to do plasicard stuff
Rust Tutorial - Realistic Rusty warriors using pigments (could be marines or anything)
Rust Effects Tutorial - for tanks and armour
Scratch Building - BFG Ships - In Space no one can hear you scratch build
Scratch Building - Scratch built CardboaBrass Scorpion
Scratch Building - Scratch built Cardboard Thunderhawk
Scratch Building - Scratch built Chaos Reaver Titan
Scratch Building - Scratchbuilt Eldar superheavy transport - Pegasus
Scratch Building - Scratch built Mark I Land Raiders
Sculpting - Tyranids Bugs and sculpts for all
Supplies - A guide to being cheap on modelling supplies
Supplies - Where can I buy modeling supplies? - links to stores, online retailers, etc. Lists by Sai-Lauren, cthorpe, and others.
Terrain Making - Terrain Tutorial Photo Tutorial - Advanced "realistic" Terrain making, by Anvils Hammer.
Washes - More Fun with Washes
Water-slide Transfer Help
Weathering - A Guide to Painting and Weathering tanks
Weathering - Desert Weathering on Vehicles
Weathering - Rust Effect Tutorial
And then those threads that are great but not focused on one aspect, instead have many ideas and suggestions:
The Imperial Guard Tread-Head
Imperial Guard Foot Soldier Thread
The Vostroyan Thread
That Awesome Project Log You Cannot Seem to Find Anymore.
You remember seeing this fantastic log that where an entire unit/army had been finished and you cannot find it anymore. Please check out our Hall of Heroes. This is where we have been sending those completed special painting logs to prevent them dropping into the murky depths of page 10+ within the Painting Logs. Have a completed log that you feel should be added to this forum, send me a PM and the staff will review it for possible inclusion. Once added to the Hall there is no more posting, but it is a far smaller area to search and should make for interesting browsing.
Please feel free to get in touch with Captain Brown about threads that you feel should be included. These threads can be anything from basic dry-brushing advice, to advanced terrain building, or non-metallic painting. Tell us about them, and we'll have a look and, hopefully, put them into this index.
Posting a Question in MP&T
Obviously if one of the subjects you are looking for is not in this list, or the search function has not helped (remember to use the lower search function between New Posts and Quick Links) please make sure to add a question mark at the end of your thread title, so members know you are looking for advice on what sort of figure to use to represent XXXXX or replace YYYYYY...that way you will get useful responses rather than: "Awh...I thought this thread would have a cool picture?"
Thanks to everybody. And especially to those who have taken the time to write some constructive and helpful threads about how they do things.