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    Hi All,

    New to the site and returning to mini painting after over 20 years away from the hobby.

    I was probably 18 or 19 when I last painted a miniature and I turned 41 this year.

    Wow things have changed...It was all lead minis when I last painted. I'm also getting used to the amazing array of paints and resources that are now available....

    I picked up Zombicide Black Plague to play with my kids and as a means of getting back into doing some painting.

    So after starting to replenish my long dried up paint and brush collection I have started again...

    Heres my fist stab at Nelly from the game.

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    It's a bit rough and ready but pretty pleased with it as a start.

    The base and detailing need work.....as clearly does my dodgy smartphone photography!

    Theres so much info/tutorials/videos out there now to soak up I'm sure I'll be improving slowly.

    Comments are obviously welcome!

    Good to be back in the game.

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/artist/Hairster
    Last edited by Hairster; 04-26-2016 at 08:18 AM. Reason: added link

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    Welcome back to the hobby and to these wips. She looks good and the freehand line around the skirt is very neat. Also like the controlled application of blood. I would have went even less on the back as I expect most attacks occur to her front and would create most of the blood splatter there. Very nice work.

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    Welcome aboard, it's a great starting point, there doesn't seem to be any colours spilling over to places they shouldn't be, I made a pigs ear of my Nelly, I found her face and chest difficult to get at because of the pose, the only way is up from here!

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    Welcome back to the hobby! Looks great. Nice colors and I like the details like the stripe on her skirt and the blood splatter.

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    welcome back, nice start
    "Remember, you can't spell paint without a little pain."

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    Thanks for the replies and comments...much appreciated.

    I've just finished the Abomination figure from the game so will post up some pics of that very soon.

    Its also about time I started a proper WIP so will take pics of the painting process of the next of the Hero mini's I paint.....possibly Baldric or Samson

    Thanks for the warm welcome!

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    Now that is one Bloody Nellie. Welcome back to painting, doing much the same thing myself.
    HEY I DON'T NEED YOU TO TELL ME I CAN'T PAINT
    THAT JOBS ALREADY TAKEN




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    Posting up here got me thinking back to how I got into the hobby.

    If i'm not very much mistaken it consisted of this figure....

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    ...picked up from Games Workshop Birmingham back when I was 9 or so. (1984)

    I think this was my first experience of miniatures and having looked with awe at the ones in the shop I proceeded to take it home smear it in copious amounts of green and brown humbrol paint...

    We've all got to start somewhere i guess....

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    Something about the golden oldies (not all mind) that I still find compelling.
    HEY I DON'T NEED YOU TO TELL ME I CAN'T PAINT
    THAT JOBS ALREADY TAKEN




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