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So I wanted to get a thread going where I could pool all of my painting projects and their progress, and some of my earlier work, and get some feedback and ideas. I like the idea of having a thread that I can look back at and see (hopefully) some painting and converting progression over time. Hope you all enjoy as well, and comments/criticisms/crude witticisms are always welcome.
My first scenic base, celebrating my first ever tabletop win. Basically, a lone missile launcher marine, his squad having been wiped out, managed to get away from a Daemon Prince and then when the DP took off to go fight a Dread, shot that mother in the back and killed him dead. This was back in the day when such things could be done to DP's, and it was beautiful, and won me the game. Here, the base is flat, and neat things can be done with cork these days to make it better looking. Andusciassus talked me through this one, so it turned out a lot better than it should.
This is my entry into the Mounted Contest here at LO, and while I love the idea, which I call "Grand Theft Jetbike", it didn't come out great. The painting is bland, and I went too crazy with the purple "blood" that's supposed to be coming from the skewered Eldar. However, I did make a nice base I think, using the article on the front page and some cork tile. I think I was so excited to actually make this that it got rushed, and that's unfortunate and something to learn from.
This is a Kroot Hound that I recently did for my brother's army for practice, which was nice of him. I used the drybrushing guide that ThePaintMonkey wrote, so kudos to him. I think it looks better than a lot of my earlier stuff, at least in the shading and such, so I'm happy with that. I think the black on the head is a little off, but that's the way he wanted it, so there we go.
This is my test Men-At-Arms model for this month's Bretonnians for Tale of Painters. It's got a fair bit of highlighting on it in the yellow part, but that doesn't seem to show up at all in the picture, maybe it needs more. I also wanted to try and get a "dirty" feel to the guy, but once again I'm not sure that it just didn't come off as "ugly model". I did think the wood on the staff came off well, at least.
Dear All Concerned,
Hey! These look like a solid effort, and with a bit of practice you could advance very far. My only suggestions would be to check out the painting tips on GW site or some of the great tutorials here on some of the more advanced painting methods! Also, to thin you paints, they seem to be coming out a bit "chunky", but it might be me...
Keep up the good work!
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You should thin your paint down with water. At least a 50:50 mix of water to paint. You have coloring down, I think your next step would be trying to highlight and shade. Good luck.