Duncan Rhodes

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Duncan Rhodes
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Battle Cry "THIN YOUR PAINTS"
Primarch Himself
Homeworld Holy Terra
Strength 1
Specialty Paint thinning, applying multiple thin layers, creating results that are absolutley worff it
Allegiance Imperium of Man
Colours Everything in the Citadel range
AIAaward.gif This article is awesome. Do not fuck it up.

"Societies grow great when old men apply Agrax Earthshade to rivets that they themselves will never see dried."

- A Techpriest teaches a young Cadian.

Duncan Rhodes, full title St. Duncan of the Many Layers, also known as "the Paint God", "The Prince of Paints" or the "Lord of Layers" is Games Workshop's resident builder and painter, which means he is going to use exclusively Citadel stuff. But at least he actually teaches you how to invest your expensive paints and tools for maximum effect.

Duncan is easily recognizable for his hot accent, using every possible paint from the Citadel's ranges while actually making it look reasonable, his firm belief in THIN YOUR PAINTS and making overall beautiful models in Games Workshop tutorials. Sadly these tutorials are, as most videos on the Warhammer TV channel, blocked from having comments, which limits the possibility to make questions and bring suggestions. Of course, you can always ask some other professional but you know it's cool to ask the official guy.

Being the official guy also means that he's probably the only painter in all of Youtube who knows for sure how to properly pronounce all the names of the various tools and colours. No "Gillman" Blue, "Layman" Medium or "Ray Cart" Flesh in any of Uncle Duncan's videos, that's for sure!

The man needs to get his own personal channel, where he paints his own stuff and can interact with viewers, but unfortunately that is as unlikely, as it would be awesome. (Technically, you can ask him to paint certain things on Facebook. From January 2017, he has blessed us humble worshipers with his own Twitter page, from which we may humbly beg for his godly attention.)

He's gained such popularity, there have been people who have made shrines to him and made masks of him (really!). His face is also now an emote on the Warhammer Community Twitch feed.

He has also hosted an AMA on meme subreddit Grimdank which can be found here.

Friend to All Newcomers[edit]

With the release of the Battle for Vedros starter set primarily aimed to youngsters, GW has posted some new introductory videos where Duncan shows the newcomers how to cut, paste and paint their brand new minis. This potentially saved thousands of minis from getting THIN YOUR PAINTS-ed while showing the more humane face of the corporation (bonus points as the tutorials don't require you to buy half of the entire Citadel range to get your models a decent look). Many old neckbeards feel envious of kids who nowadays have access to these kind of tutorials so they won't ruin their starter sets, progress always comes too late.

Tips from Duncan[edit]

And here are some points good Duncan would like to remark:

  • THIN YOUR PAINTS, by submerging your brush in water and then testing it over some tissue or your palette.
  • Always give your paints a good shake.
  • Make use of a palette, doing so allows you to control your paint very easily.
  • Clean your brushes, particularly after using metallic paints (and reds) BUT ESPECIALLY BEFORE LAHMIAN MEDIUM.
  • Multiple thin coats are always better than one thick coat.
  • Nuln Oil and Agrax Earthshade (this is his favorite, Nuln Oil is second) are good, buy lots of them, and use a large brush.
  • Use detail brushes for highlighting.
  • Always base your miniatures the same way you base the rest of your army. (No shit)
  • Use your left hand (less you are left-handed, if you are, use the right one instead)

Despite the northern accent bants, he is truly, a pretty cool guy and will encourage you to THIN YOUR PAINTS, coz moltipl thin layers ur far betta than a single thick un!

The Fall of Duncan[edit]

In recent months Duncan, while appearing for his tutorials every now and again, is now sharing his spot of painting with Emma Durrant. Truly it is only a matter of time before either fa/tg/uys lose their shit or Duncan, loyal servant of Slaanesh, sacrifices her skilled soul as a tribute for him to become the ultimate painter.

Duncan Strikes Back[edit]

In defiance of all expectations and trends, Duncan has as of late August 2016 started a series called "Warhammer TV Tip of the Day". In these minute long videos he teaches more general miniature painting methods such as painting fire and skeleton bones. This likely is due to either that, despite his videos thus far, many chucklefucks cannot grasp how to THIN THEIR DAMN, DIRTY PAINTS, GW continuing its trend of showing its more human side, or Duncan being unable to respond to any of the memes constantly made about him on social media with no way to say "Thanks lhadz" or "Phek off". Regardless, this daily dose of Rhodes will continue to please the fanbase and, in turn, this pleases him.

The Paint God[edit]

October 2017's 'White Dwarf' saw a letter to Grombrindal asking the sacred number of the 'Paint God', Grombrindal answered that "His sacred number is two (two thin coats) and his name, though spoken in hushed tones, is Duncan."

"True" Facts about Duncan[edit]

  • If it's cold, he wears two thin coats in the winter. Two thin coats are better than one thick one. Myth busted by himself on his AMA. Our saviour is falling in dark depths...
  • Duncan spent a year in prison, because he had a brush with the law.
  • Duncan has an army of Bretonnia. (That's true, but it's not funny)
  • Every time someone doesn't thin their paints, Duncan cries a single tear of Agrax Earthshade.
    • The Workshoptes Custodes bottle these sacred tears in small vials and sell them for a princely sum to desperate pilgrims and painters.
      • You don't want to know what Agrax Earthshade gloss is made out of...
  • Duncan's first model was a plastic sphess muhrine from his own chapter called the Void Bringers. This was before Duncan knew how to thin his paints, and he keeps it on his lamp at work as a constant reminder of his follies as a young painter.
  • Duncan was once accused of thievery, luckily the allegations were easy to brush off.
  • Duncan's models are prime(d) material for examples of well painted models.
  • Duncan met Picasso once, and told him to thin his paints.
  • Duncan is a master poet; he showed off a portion of his lyrical genius on the 14th of February. "Roses are Khorne Red, Violets are Hoeth Blue. Always thin your paints, and two coats will do." We are truly blessed.

Duncan's Tutorials[edit]

Brought to you by GeeDubs YouTube channel:

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