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    Help me get better.

    So, this is my fantastic Assault squad that I painted a while back. (hadn't really gotten round to painting the jump packs when taking the pictures.)
    They are the ones I am most happy with in my army atm, but are they really good enough?




    I'll include my AoBR captain, too.



    So... Any tips for me to help me do a better job in the future?

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    The only tips I can offer for improvement.

    Water down your paints.. You will notice they go on smoother and don't leave all the raised brush strokes you see.. Yes, you need to lay down more layers, and that adds to the time it takes to paint them..

    I notice on the shoulder pads, that the black lining you have seems to bleed down onto the pad further than you probably intend, this just takes a bit of patience and attention to detail..

    Other than that, highlighting is a good technique to learn, and by no means is it a beginner technique. Washes and inks will also improve the quality of the miniature.

    The last thing.. Always trim the mold lines.

    On a positive, The bolt gun looks like it is painted well... and from the photo, the Sergeants face looks good too.

    All in all, they look good for what I am assuming is your first attempts at painting? Seriously. I have seen people with years of experience who throw out minis looking like they let a three year old go wild in a coloring book... You far surpass those.

    The last tip.. Keep painting, keep practicing, and keep trying out new techniques.. Some will work, some won't. All depends on your style.

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    TBH, I would reduce teh size of teh pictures - my first comments.

    Secondly, the paint work is neat, but you could do with thinning paints a bit more.

    And then use a few more shades and highlights to really bring out the details. But otehrwise an encouraging start!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarxusTharin View Post
    I notice on the shoulder pads, that the black lining you have seems to bleed down onto the pad further than you probably intend, this just takes a bit of patience and attention to detail..
    Yeah, that really bugs me. I blame it on my shaky hands.


    Quote Originally Posted by MarxusTharin View Post
    All in all, they look good for what I am assuming is your first attempts at painting?
    Yes. I've only painted a tactical squad and some Ork nobz before.


    Quote Originally Posted by kithre View Post
    TBH, I would reduce teh size of teh pictures - my first comments.
    Oh, didn't think about that. So used to my thumbnails.

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    So, I'll start thinning my paints a bit more, and pay extra attention to those darn lines.
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    Do you use citidel washes? If not, get some. They are very easy to use, and will improve your painting a lot.
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    I don't have any washes, since my local shop stopped selling GW stuff a while back and I haven't gotten round to getting some online. But I'm certainly going to.
    The Angels of Penitance - The project log
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    I still think they look good. Now get the jump packs painted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hindenburg View Post
    I still think they look good. Now get the jump packs painted!
    Yes, I really should. It's just that I'm so darn lazy and more hyped on my newest addition, the assault captain. I'll get it done before next week, though. Promise!
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    I second the wash suggestion. If you wash the armour with a darker shade than the main colour, then you'll get instant shading on the miniature. Then you can highlight the edges. At the moment they're looking fairly 'flat' but a wash and highlight should add depth and make them 'pop'.

    In all, an encouraging start to your painting career. Keep it up!
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    I agree with everything that people say but you should also try to use less colors. You have atleast 6 colors and you should aim to have 3-4 colors. Other than that get a wash (get the badab black and devlan mud first) and continue to paint.

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