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    Hi there, I've been out of painting for a looooong time and thought I'd have a go and pic up the brushes again



    sorry if the pic is awful, it's taken with an iPhone and I'm struggling as much with painting the thing as taking a phot of it!

    please help me build up enough confidence to keep on going and not throw the paints in the bin

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    He looks good, especially the face and hands.

    The chain mail could benefit from some black and/or coloured washes or glazes to create some shadow and emphasize the shape. I like the way you have done the base but would suggest adding something more to the flat area on top as it currently looks unnatural and is drawing my eye there instead of to the mini.

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    Nice start! i like the base
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zab View Post
    Nice start! i like the base
    Yup and i like the dirty finger nails.

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    Well you ain't forgotten which end does the wet work that's for sure.
    You may be a little "out of practise" Stuart but that's not going to last long.
    Welcome back.
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    So some more painting got done tonight. Usual poor photos but the kind of show how it's going. It's a struggle but a fun one.





    and this one shows the colour a bit better.....well how I see them this evening


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    Luvin' it sorta into these ol' oop's atm... n TMM, yessir, that blades gonna be big fun, good luck and Hello...


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    The older models are just easier to get into, they have a strong frontal pose and the edges are raised to come out of the mould so are great for edge highlighting.

    the down side is that they are a little wobbly in places and some areas the sculptor just forgot about!

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    Yes! YES! Great palette! MOAR PLEASE
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    Right I'm calling him done. I've blasted him with some varnish and going to get on with the next one.
    any suggestions about how I could've gone about him better?


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    Thanks Sven, are Sanjay and Cedric still lurking about here somewhere?

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    I like the purple worked into the rock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuartH View Post
    Thanks Sven, are Sanjay and Cedric still lurking about here somewhere?
    Not really, Sanjay occasionally pop in to sell some stuff or look at the GD pics, Cedrick, last I heard was enjoying the delights of being a father.
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    Glad to hear about it. I'm somewhat enjoying being a father more my two are growing up and getting interested in what their parents are about.

    anyway on to the next project....


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    So some more work tonight and I'm actually starting to enjoy painting again. I had an email chat with Jakob Nielsen and he was sharing his experiences of just enjoying the hobby and painting for yourself and your own enjoyment.
    im not aiming for golden demon standard, just a painted miniature that 'works'

    heres an updated pic and let me have some ideas for what to do with the base.


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    Aye! That's my main motivator for painting as well, my own enjoyment and inner peace.
    But that dwarf is looking awesome. For the base, I'd say, keep it relatively simple to keep the forcus on the mini. A puddle of blood, perhaps a corner of some ruin or rock sticking through the ground, some moss.
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    Looks great! I agree with Meph, keep it simple. The head is already in a way part of the base decor, so you won't need much more.

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    Ok so here's the little bugger done for now. Really need to get some basing materials and grass that actually looks like grass.....


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    Wow! You're off to a flying start I say!

    I still have contact with Cedric! But no he's not an active cmon forum member anymore.

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