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    hes coming along grand.
    My WIP thread - where the painting and rambling happens http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/...ing-lark-again

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    So, he's "finished". I'd really like some criticism, as I'd really like to improve. I'm really trying to move forward with blending etc and I know I'm not there yet.

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    Wow. From one extreme to another lol. It really shows my mistakes!

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    Well mate, this is a really nice looking mini... you definately have the skills to produce a great paint job, and I think all you need to do on the way to improve is just keep painting, replication is the key to perfecting your techniques. Every time you paint something you learn something new!!!
    As for the photos, personally I believe it’s good to have clean crisp photos of your work to look at the things that need improving and/or touch ups. I know a lot of people like to reduce the photos and tweek them a bit to get the mini looking better, but that’s not really improving your painting Now is it? That’s just hiding the flaws.
    Anyways great job mate, and keep the work flowing

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    Thanks for the words of encouragement CC

    So we've had a little heat wave here in the UK (it does happen, contrary to popular belief), however, I've managed to make a start on a new model. I got him in a bargain bucket of mini's someone sold around xmas time. It mainly had mid to late 90's GW figures in it, and this chap was in there. It's definitely GW and it said "noble" on the bit of metal joining his feet, but other than that I don't know what this guy is for. Kinda reminds me of a Spaniard so I thought I'd go red/yellow on his cloak

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    you have made a good start. you have some nice contrast in the cloak to work from. bit of smoothing on the transitions and it will look sweet
    My WIP thread - where the painting and rambling happens http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/...ing-lark-again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coyotebreaks View Post
    you have made a good start. you have some nice contrast in the cloak to work from. bit of smoothing on the transitions and it will look sweet
    Thanks CB. Just read your reply on your WIP thread. It looks like we take a similar approach then

    I've two brush blended the shadows, but my results are very variable; sometimes there are hard lines where I first place the paint. Not sure why that is, but it seems to be when I don't put enough paint down; I'm pretty quick with the blend so it's not stalling.

    On the cloaks shadows I'm using GW rhinox hide, I tend to have better results with P3 paints but I'm not going to replace it just in case it's that. I'm probably doing something wrong, just need to work out what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricardo523 View Post
    Thanks CB. Just read your reply on your WIP thread. It looks like we take a similar approach then

    I've two brush blended the shadows, but my results are very variable; sometimes there are hard lines where I first place the paint. Not sure why that is, but it seems to be when I don't put enough paint down; I'm pretty quick with the blend so it's not stalling.

    On the cloaks shadows I'm using GW rhinox hide, I tend to have better results with P3 paints but I'm not going to replace it just in case it's that. I'm probably doing something wrong, just need to work out what it is.
    the way I was taught , is it’s all about the consistency. It needs to be like milk, almost like a base
    coat but a tad thinner. Thicker paint takes longer to dry then thin paint so it gives you time to blend plus more paint to move around. It’s a difficult balance though as you are in danger of having too thicker layers. I still have some blends that work better then others. And always need to tidy after.

    But mike and ally Mccvey who did the workshop I went to said they can two brush blend without needing to tidy after. So it is possible. Practice makes perfect I guess
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    My WIP thread - where the painting and rambling happens http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/...ing-lark-again

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    Hello Ricardo! Passing by through your thread
    This guy you are painting is from:
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    Nice start on the cape. I really liked your orc ranger it will look great on the rolegame ^^ Also that sort of mushroom ent from the first page is really good, I like the textures you gave him and also the skin colour variations as I text you on the gallery.
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    WIP thread. / Cmon Gallery / Instagram

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    Have to agree I like a massive blown up pic to look at when painting, if it holds up to the superzoom your doing something right.

    Regarding the blending...its all down to patience and lots of glaze medium for me...apply glaze, clean brush, dry brush, wet up again in mouth (yum) and push the glaze back working into the darker areas or out to the lighter areas depending on if its a dark or light glaze.

    You can obviously replace the mouth bit, I just find it quicker and easier than getting your brush too wet in a water pot.

    Welcome to the forums as well!

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    So my imperial noble had a few issues. One was that somehow paint got chipped off him
    I've ordered some varnish (gloss & dullcote) so hopefully that will help, ideally he'd be used on the table so that would suck if he got more chips. Anyhoo, I did some quick touchups before taking the pictures.

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    I also got a little bored and decided to knock out a Scibor miniatures Skaven. It was quite fun to do, and relatively quick. It won't win any awards, but I'm enjoying diversifying. Funnily enough this guy is only a little bit taller that GW Skaven, but his head is 2-3 times the size. I like how "sculpted" Scibor's work is, but the scale is just way out compared to GW, Reaper etc, which makes them look odd on the table.

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    And finally... With my recent minis all lined up in a row something occurred to me. In terms of colours I massively bias brown and green. And grey. In other words fairly drab colours. I also tend to use quite a few different colours - my forest troll had something like 20 IIRC. I tried to limit the colours on the skaven and it really only took me 2 sittings (admittedly it's "just" tabletop quality).

    Anyway, I found a little mini hiding away, and he's a huge amount of fun. I'm looking forward to painting him and so have selected some of the most garish colours I have... what could possibly go wrong?!

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    So I started something.. then didn't update before I finished. But I started a new job so getting anything non-work related has been tricky. Next time I will probably have more progress posts!

    Also, for some reason I'm not able to upload attachments at the moment, so I'll need to work out why.

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    Nice progress shots with the goblin there. I think perhaps you could have pushed the contrast a little more, but he's looking great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxtail View Post
    Nice progress shots with the goblin there. I think perhaps you could have pushed the contrast a little more, but he's looking great.
    Thanks. I totally agree with you. It's a mini I might revisit.

    My plan was to have a stark contrast by highlighting the magenta with yellow, but I guess I chickened out! Likewise with the skin. I might go back and up the dark green shading - and then maybe add a purple glaze to darken.

    I do have another similar era goblin mini, so I might just try to get that guy right and then dig out this one at the same time; at the very least to do the skin.

    My minis tend to be fairly dark- and brown - so I'm trying to push the colours out a bit but it goes against my nature!

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