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    Default Burdonite - WIP

    Hey everybody

    I'm new. Introduction is here:

    So yeah started painting a few pieces from the First Strike boxset. I aimed at the Poxwalkers first as they looked easier than the Marines. They were a bit easier but much, much smaller. This is where I discovered my new Starter brush wasn't quite small enough and all of those kinds of things that make a man start buying paint and brushes .

    So yeah Pox-walkers, lit badly and not painted especially well .

    GW starter paints, black undercoat, one brush, using the kids plastic painting palette, done at the kitchen table using an old spot light
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    PWs- 02/03
    So yeah PW taught me many things. Namely paints dry really quickly, the light in my kitchen isn't good enough to paint under and I needed more paint.
    I purchased some Army Painter paint, some WN Series 7 brushes, setup x2 LED strip lights in my study/office and raised my desk to a decent arm resting height. Black undercoating got booted for dark grey with white sprayed highlights and I made a wet a palette.
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    I realised I wanted to up my game so I watched lots of stuff on wet blending, layering, edge highlighting, glaze layering etc, etc. So Mr multi colour Marine has been my guinea pig.
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    Glaze layering seems to fit well with me although I need to learn how to do it better .
    The Marine is nearly resolved so I'll post up pics later this week.
    Last edited by burdonite; 03-05-2018 at 11:33 AM.

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    I like the pox walkers, and neat experiment with the marine. Its fun to see all the new tools available to us to learn and improve our painting.
    pax et bonum

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    Welcome aboard and more so welcome back to the hobby I know the feeling, I myself only recently got back into it after a 15yr break... very overwhelming and frustrating when you first get back, so many new things to learn, but it’s all for the better.
    Anyways mate it seems you haven’t lost your brush control after all that time, nice clean painting on all those minis.
    Personally I spent the first few months just practicing everything and experimenting with paints and only now have started painting stuff properly, so well Done getting those minis to a good standard straight up.
    looking forward to seeing your progression

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    Thanks everybody, I'm already feeling like this forum is a very nurturing and constructive place to be. Back in the day we never really had a forum to show our painted figures, so this is all very brilliant.

    Last night I discovered that the GW Marine transfers don't like shoulder pads very much LOL! Pictures tomorrow as I just want to try out the AP Matt varnish before declaring my Multi Colour Swap Shop Marine as complete

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    Nice and neat so far, get yourself a daylight lamp (you probably deserve it!) And never worry about poor lighting again! Also marine shoulder pads are the reason I hate transfers lol

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    Started an Eternal. Going for a basic metallic gold based colour scheme but I have somehow acquired lots of these Eternal figs (when did I become addicted to buying miniatures again :P?), so I'll get funky with colours and stuff on the next one.

    Anyway here he is in base colours.
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    I have also picked up another little project. Bit of story to this one...

    My recent return to painting minis had been noted by an old school friend. I've been popping pics of new painted figs onto Facebook and one of my oldest school buddies mentioned that he had a bag of old minis from back in the day that I could have. We arranged hooking up for a beer and muchoss man hugging/catching up occurred and we are now going to make more of an effort to stay in touch.
    Aaaaannnyyywaaayyy in the bag of figs (mostly old Space Hulk figs) was this little fella...
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    My mate painted this in 89-90ish and I still remember this Captain leading his Termy crew against my Termy crew. He used to have loads of Blood Angel figs and this Terminator Captain is all that remains of his once great army. Now my old school buddy has lived through many ups and downs over the past 20 years but this little dude has always sat next to his bed or on a shelf in his home.
    I was a bit moved that he would include him in the give away bag.
    Soooooo I'm going to re-paint him as a gift for my buddy. In exactly the same colour scheme but on a nice base with some newer paint applied .
    The process has started...

    Into the Thinners you go little dude...
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    After 30 mins...
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    Picked clean and washed.
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