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Alright, i have painted about 200 warhammer guys, and i have gotten a lot better than when i started. But there are a few things that i still cant do....for example: blending. shading is a bit tough sometimes (the colors are a bit hard to coordinate)..any good tips for making your models look that much better would be awesome
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One thing that sticks in my mind. If you feel you have highlighted up a color enough - try taking it one more step lighter. You will be amazed by the difference. We tend to be more moderate when looking at the paint and will trick ourselves out of some potentially stunning work. Give it a try sometime.
Other things that come in mind is make sure you use thin paints. More coats of a thinned paint are always better than one coat of thick paint.
Glazing can be quite effective. This is using a very watered down paint or ink to tint the top layer of paint - which could work well for blending.
I am sure that there are many other tips that can be used to better a model! Hope these ones you find useful.
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So you are still having trouble with blending and shading after all this time. I had the same problem about 20 years ago with acrylics. My solution to the problem of quick-drying paint was to base coat in acrylic then finish the miniature in oils, applying the shades, mid-colours and highlights at the same time in layers which I feathered at the edges to blend all. THe benefit of the acrylic base is its ability to brighten the thin oil top coat. Oils are very forgiving and make jobs look more professional. They may seem expensive but I am still using most of the tubes I bought 20 years ago.