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    My first painted Miniature

    As a noobie to the beginnings of painting and whatnot, I have painted my first miniature.

    I've been reading around and such, but never actually tried to see what I can do until now. If you got any ideas on what would go well with basing this miniature, let me know

    I understand some of it may be a bit off, as in a little mark of a wrong color here and there, but overall I feel I did rather well on the mini.

    I notice more-so the things I did wrong in the picture due to taking it in another area other then my usual workspace, near my computer. And I haven't got the best of lighting at where I sit as of yet, I have to go buy a good quality desk lamp or something to fix the lighting problem.

    Anyways - Enough babbling, to the Khorne Berzerker!

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    Last edited by Rodian; April 8th, 2010 at 09:06.

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    Pretty good, better than my first painted mini! You can get some cheap flock and gravel stuff from modelzone (GW stuff is a rip off), I think its £3 for a packet which does around 75 25mm bases (dont know, havent finished it yet!).

    Well done on the paint job!
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    Really nicely done, specially for your first model...

    One thing, maybe add some blood on the Chain-axe.. or some splatter on the armour?!
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    For your first model thats not at all bad

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    Really good, well done!

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    not bad for a first time. Welcome to the darkside.
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    Thanks for all the quick replies everyone

    Well I've made terrain before, and I got the stuff I need for multiple terrain situations, just curious as to what would go well with the theme for this mini, basing wise.

    Any other ideas on maybe what I should improve?

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    That is a very tidy first effort. Well done. You'd be right to be pleased.

    For your next step into developing your skills/techniques I'd think about learning to paint smoothly. Might just be the lighting in the photo but the paint looks a little thick. Try using thinned paint. Only a little bit thinned and paint a couple of coats. This, with practice, will get you smooth colours. Metallics are a pain to thin so you may find that you add only the smallest ammount of water to get it to smooth better. To much and the pigment seperates.

    Hope that helps.

    Base wise I'd just go for an earthy/stoney neutral look. That way the colours on your model will 'pop' more. Contrast is everything.

    Good luck and I hope you see real improvement as you develop from what looks like a great starting point.

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    Thanks "And Justice For All",

    My paints vary in their texture only slightly, some more filled with water then others, some just about right. Are you referring to the thick paint as the metalics, the main body(red and such) or the model all around?

    I think some of the problem is the lighting of either
    A: Not having enough of it and so I think it is fine when it may actually need to be thinned down even more-so in the bottle that I have.
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    B: I'm still trying to get used to the camera and so the picture may be somewhat off, but I made sure it is fairly accurate to the real life representation.
    Anyways, thanks everyone for looking at my model, I'll be working on the base and show you what I come up with in due time.

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