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If you have pictures of your failed minis' (by your own standards) post them here. Preferably with an explanation of how it happened.
I think it would be instructive for beginners like me to know where things can go wrong. And funny too perhaps.
Last edited by phr0z3n; June 2nd, 2009 at 11:39.
Oh haha. We all have some shockers. I havent got a picture yet, so ill get one on when i am back to my models (currently out of town). But my biggest cause for failure was a toss up between painting to thick of layers and losing detail, or losing fine detail (small lines and marks of the model, my best example is icons and such).
However, i did find some solutions to help me, for the painting to thick, i now use a 50-50 mix of paint and water. Above that, i paint smoothly and lightly. If i need to paint say Blood Red on my black background (my Raven Gaurd), the best think i found was to paint a Boltgun/Mithril Silver or even using the Astronomican Grey foundation paint. Doing this removes the black on the area (obviously) which allows the Blood Red to go on and look great without needing several applications.
As for the losing fine detail, try to drybrush for icons and the like, or using the GW ink washes which i think are fantastic.
As i said, ill post some of my top failures when im back.
But remember people, Practise Makes Perfect! If you keep trying, you will become an expert. To boost that even more, i found using old metal minis u dont need or can use as test dummies are great. I have some metal Scouts which have been painted and paint stripped atleast 30 times.
But as i said, Practise Makes Perfect. Keep your chin up and stay calm!