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    Be gentle, it's my first time

    Just starting collecting and painting WH40K, couldn't decide on a custom color scheme, so I just went off the ones on the box...

    Need some advice, I'm having a b-tch of a time painting the eagle icons on the helmets, I can't get them to look like the ones on the gun, they are just too tiny, does anyone have any tips?

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    2nd edit, adding some kasrkin pics:


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    THOSE are your first models? It's a crazy good start, I wish I could've been that good when I started. Heck, my highlighting is still hit or miss. I guess all I can recommend for details is thin paint and fine-tip brushes.
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    Those are damn good! I'm am impressed, rep for you.

    Try using a smaller brush to get those eagles in, i've had the same problem with skulls on SM helmets.
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    Thanks, I tried buying the thinnest brush possible (cost me $20!?!?) and I still couldnt' get it right.... by thinning, you mean adding some water to the white? wouldn't that just make it more runny and harder to "stay within the lines"? Sorry, total noob when it comes to this, I'm just following the instructions in the codex and on the website, I tried "overbrushing" which I assume is like drybrushing but that looked horrible... I have no idea how GW got their eagles to look the way that they do

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    Yes, add a spot of water to the paint on a palette.

    Then do a couple of layers. This helps reinforce the colour, as you rightly said, it suffers.

    If you want to try it, you could ink in the recesses to increase the contrast. That involves introducing a strong dark ink into the gaps.

    Excellent start, nice clean and crisp colours. Keep it up.

    (Don't forget to base the models.)
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    Wow.... just wow. For a first time You are light years ahead of many many people!
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    ok you get the idea from the responses so far. So i want to give you a piece of advice that you should bear in mind.

    you've made a fantastic start, and the excellent comments are testiment to that, however don't get stuck in a rut, painting to the same standard. You look like you have talent, to progress from here look at improving further. Areas to look at are area highlighting, blending, metallics etc.

    You have the brush control, just need to widen your techniques.

    its a fantastic start though.

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    Welcomme to the forum! If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

    Yeah those are some awsome first-timers. Great work. I also suggest that you thin your white with a little water. Maybe you are having trouble getting it good because you are painting white over a black surface?

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    Great!

    They look great and will look very impressive in a full army!

    How are you going to do the bases?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Da Mighty Camel View Post
    Welcomme to the forum! If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth View Post
    Areas to look at are area highlighting, blending, metallics etc.
    I'm having problems getting a grasp on blending (I don't know the proper technique), especially on the cloth folds and skin on the minis, they contrast too sharply as opposed to the natural look on the box. The way I've been doing it for the cloth parts is undercoat black, base layer of scorched brown, layer of desert yellow, then I dab on bleached bone.... they don't exactly flow from 1 color to the next, it's....choppy) and neither the codex or website tells me how to highlight the black hellguns, is just multiple layers of grey and white?

    As for highlighting, I'm starting to NOT highlight every exposed edge on the mini and just lowlight (?) them and only highlight the edges that a light source would hit (?) not too sure here either...

    And I have no idea on what to do for the bases, I tried simple sand and patches of flock/static grass, but it looked funny.

    Would greatly appreciate any help!

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