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Hey when i paint my models they look rubbish, they just do. I cant seem to get on the detail, my hand isny steady enough and my paint brushes seem to big, what should i do?
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To stop your hands from shaking you should put your hands against eachother so they can stabilaise aganst eachother.
Another handy thing to do is to put your elbow on the table or if that gets painful after a while put them on your belly. That way your arms are always on the same height.
For big brushes. Just buy smaller ones.
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As far as steadying your hands goes, leaning on your desk is always a good place to start, or your knee, or your other arms, or a rock or tree, or anything that you can keep fairly still.
It's a matter of experimenting to be honest, and finding a position (or several) that works for you.
Also, it comes with time, you will get steadier as you practice painting more.
As far as brushes go, if you're using GW brand then I found that the 'starter' brush was a really nice size for largeish areas, and the fine detail brush was my other tool of choice.
If you aren't using GW brushes, and you want to spend a little more on a set of brushes that will last you forever (if you look after them), then grab a size 1 and a size 0 Windsor & Newton Series 7 Sable.
These things are amazing, but quite expensive, so it's worth spending a little time using cheaper brushes so you get the hang of painting a bit more, and won't ruin them (by using too much paint, for example).
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