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    Default 1st attempt at minature painting after a 20 year break!!

    After a 20 year break I've decided to give minature painting a spin again.

    The storm of sigmar set was such a good price (with the essentials painting and modeling set) i have dived in (i only ever played 40k 2nd ed, but 40k doesn't seem to have any cheap starters like this).
    Really enjoyed a bit of down time chilling out painting!

    Any tips and comments are v welcome.
    With a full time job and family l'm prob not going to be too much of a perfectionist, but would appricate a few pointers

    1 thing i have realised, lightning metallics with white doesn't work well, it makes them look a bit weird and matt.
    Guessing i need to buy the proper metallic highlight range.

    More to come as i finish them
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    Looks really good, as you noted, metallics lose a lot of their shine when you mix them with non-metallic paints but I think you've got a great start.

    I can recommend the Warhammer TV videos, they have loads of great tips for beginners and the hosts make it really easy to follow, I know a lot of people who have found them really helpful.

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    Thanks for the tip.
    Those vids are very helpfully.
    Hopefully i won't need to buy all those colours, paints were a lot cheaper on the 90's!!

    Next up a blood reaver in a alternate scheme

    Have ordered a few layer paints and shades.

    Also a new set of brushes as the starter one is already looking a bit shabby and losing its fine tip/control (is the citadel starter brush just cheap or is it me being heavy handed?)

    Comments welcome.
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    Finished a khorne blood bound warrior
    Tried out a bone/white scheme.

    Tips welcome.
    Not sure if the photos look better with or without flash, im a awful photographer!!
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    That's after a twenty year break?
    Very nice.

    However the process of robo-insemination is far too complex for the human mind!
    A knee high fence, my one weakness

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    Cheers!

    The paints do make a lot of difference.
    Particularly the washes, they just make everything look better!!
    The old (90s) ones just use to make models look dirty, they def didn't add the depth and shade that the new ones do.

    Here's my latest one.
    Still need to do the base, but think i should try something other than than the earth one that comes in the starter paint kit
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    Not sure why the photo's are upside down!
    Will try a different photo.

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    try uploading to imgur it then provides you with a BB code under the share links that you can copy and paste straight in so you'll get a big embedded image like above. There's also limited editing so you can rotate it.

    However the process of robo-insemination is far too complex for the human mind!
    A knee high fence, my one weakness

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    Lets see if this one works!
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    Well he's the right way up


    However the process of robo-insemination is far too complex for the human mind!
    A knee high fence, my one weakness

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