In addition to the General Tabletop Rules, Painting and Modelling has a few extra that are specifically relevant to the section.
6) Do not claim another person's unaccredited work as your own. This is fairly simple really, and shouldn’t need any explanation. People are not stupid, and sooner or later you’ll be discovered as a fraud. If you break this rule, you will be banned. Full stop.
7) There are no restrictions on what models you can post here. This is a painting and modelling section, and techniques can be applied to mini's regardless of what company makes them. Be aware that discussion of other companies models must remain topical. Answering/asking questions about where they can be purchased is fine when it's in context, but blatant advertising at every opportunity is not acceptable. Ultimately this is still a subsection of a 40k section, so our focus is still primarily GW model ranges. Feel free to post any model from any range for feedback, but take note that threads detailing non-GW models will be held to a slightly tighter leash for the above reasons.
8) No “What colour should I paint my stuff” threads. You are the one who has to look at your army, not us. You are the one who has to paint it. It doesn’t matter to us if you paint your stuff pink and yellow polka-dots if that’s what you like. There are plenty of resources online that deal with colour theory and colour wheels that can help you figure out how well certain colours go together, you don’t need to create a thread here so that people can tell you their favourite colour selection, so please don’t.
9) Images must be no wider than 800px. This prevents the Forum layout being stretched, which makes it easier for people to browse. If you are putting images in your post that are greater than 800px wide, make them a link to the image rather than posting a direct image.
3) Read the Painting Techniques FAQ. It covers a lot of the most common questions on the Forum and will prevent you from having your thread locked because your question’s been covered nine squillion times before.
4) Bear in mind that this is a public display area. While ideally the Members of the Painting & Modelling Forum are committed to helping each other improve and develop and comments and criticism should be constructive and not offensive, you must also be able to receive constructive criticism, yourself, without becoming defensive. It's understood that putting one's own work and contributions into the public view is sometimes daunting and you may be genuinely proud of work you've accomplished, but these are not excuses for lashing out if someone is offering genuine constructive suggestions that you may not agree with.
5) Read the Image Posting Guidelines. They cover recommended practices when taking and posting images, and following them increases the chances of you getting useful feedback on your models. Blurry pics are a waste of everyone’s time.
6) Give credit where it is due. The Members of the Painting & Modelling Forum have put a lot of time, sweat, and effort into the painting, conversions, and army displays here, so be sure to give credit where credit is due. Above all, enjoy the work on display and even if you are a casual visitor or new to the Forum, feel free to contribute!
Useful links. A collection of threads aimed at those who may be unfamiliar with the forum, which cover some of the most frequently asked questions, or frequently covered topics. These are the cream of their respective discussions, so it is highly recommended you read them.
Tools of the trade - Where to get modelling tools and materials, compiled by Brother Armand.
Painting Techniques - Various painting techniques and 'How To's'.
[Stripping Paint] There have been many threads on this in the past, and none particularly worthy on their own merits of being added to the Black Library. Until we collect the best of these threads together in one place we highly recommend a search of the P&M section using the term ‘stripping’, which will bring up at least 4 pages worth of threads on the matter.
Image posting guidelines - How to take good photos and post them without inconveniencing the rest of the members.