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Hey guys, this is my first time painting and I decided to start off with the Blood Angels' Chaplain. The flag is printed out cause I doubt there is any way I can paint that. Ahahhaaa. I know it is kinda blur and is not painted very well, but still, any comments would be welcome.
Thats quite good for a first mini. Paint is too thick though. Given time, you'll be into blending and stuff.
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Erm.. Anyone know how I can upload to the LO site for my pic? Cause it seems like I have passed my bandwidth limit on geocities.
First off a round of applause for seeing a new guy that's honestly trying to paint. I see too few of you guys around anymore so this is a welcome sight. (It seems like 10/11 of the new players i've seen around my store are just using some industrial paste to keep the model together and...grill spray or something to undercoat the model. And no...most grillsprays will not work as an undercoat, it melts the model)
Now for the painting.
You are doing everything right so far. I recommend that you just keep on painting, some normal Blood Angels models would be good now, to get up your armor painting technique.
Well the rest thats "needed" is simply experience. If you do it a couple of times (not to mention if you try to emulate the WD painting articles) then you'll get the hang of painting skulls and wings and so on. Also by just keeping on painting the models as best as you can you'll see that soon you'll start to improve. Then you can always go back to large or good looking models again (like the chaplain) and put your new found techniques into use.
I'd also recommend you try out how Inks work. It may seem like a bunch of colored water that just WON'T stay in the container. But once you figure out how it works its great.
So just keep on painting, you'll be fine!
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like everyone's said, great first mini, but one way to improve is to keep a little bit of black as definition between the different colors. it makes you models look more crisp and clean and better at a distance.
Great first mini dude when I painting my dwarf they were that skill and I hated them... but as I got better I learned they were good and I've also learned the techniques of painting. I'm not the best painter but i'm good. I keep my mini simples but when it gets to the champions I paint them uber.
I give yours 9/10 for first mini
and that base is well.... snowy :unsure:
Lol creative base but in the world of warhammer its better to use sand or rocks lol or just paint them a basic brown until you get the hold of it.
Good job still!!!!
O and go to www.warhammer.com and go to the american site, the american site has a painting tutorial for each race.
Ya nice job for your first time. You'll be a pro in no time
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Wow for a first attempt that is very good well done you will be a great painter in no time, see if you can chat to some more experiened painters and watch them paint, you will pick up quite a few tips and judging by your first mini you will have the talent to use them with a bit of practise.
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Thats pretty good, my first model was crap.
As others have said, the paint is a little thick, but that habit usually dies down.
Also, this may just be me but its to shiny, don't use gloss(unless its all you have). mabey a matte varnish will get rid of that.
Get a few more colors, variety is good, the same three or four colors gets a little monotonus.
Overall I'd say its pretty good, wish I was able to paint that good.
Tip on paints, don't just use GW paints, they are good but you don't get alot for the price. I just use colors raided from my moms craft room or from a craft store(but those were bought). Do get the GW metallics I am yet to find some as good as those.
Hope I helped and didn't burst you paint bubble.
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Thanks a great deal for all the comments guys! They would help me a lot!