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    Hi all.

    Just started painting minis and thought it would be good to do a WIP here to help track if I'm getting any better.

    Here's my 2nd and 3rd minis they are still very much wip

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    The second one I like the armour so far but have messed the face right up by not letting a coat dry and not sure how to fix it.

    My main struggles at mo are working out where the light should hit and deciding what colours to use.

    I have no idea what colours I should do the non chain part of chainsaw for instance.

    Anyways hopefully I will get time to work on these some more next week

    Jimmy

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    Welcome to the forums.

    That is a nice start you got going there.

    tee

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    Welcome to the show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frogjimjaff View Post
    Hi all.
    The second one I like the armour so far but have messed the face right up by not letting a coat dry and not sure how to fix it.
    My main struggles at mo are working out where the light should hit and deciding what colours to use.
    I have no idea what colours I should do the non chain part of chainsaw for instance.
    you could simply restart from basecoat. If the paint so far is thin enough you won't obscure the details because of a 2nd try. Or you could simply reapply the shading/highlighting.

    simple trick to see where the light should go: light if with a spotlight from the light direction and take a reference photo, so you can see how it was.
    As for colors: get the Figopedia 1. Has quite a lot useful color theory in it that helps understand and decide colors. (+ within a few days/weeks there will be a pdf available of it)

    chainsword color: you could go for the same as the armor (blueish grey) or if you have red (icons, seals, whatever), then yellow (close to orange or even the good old VMC-OrangeBrown) / gold could work too.
    Forgot, that it works again.

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    Thanks!

    I think the face paint is too thick to restart will have to try thin layers to try fix it..

    I will look up Figopedia as I have no idea what that is..


    Good idea about shining a light then taking a pic.. didn't think of that!


    Thanks for the colour ideas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frogjimjaff View Post
    Thanks!

    I think the face paint is too thick to restart will have to try thin layers to try fix it..

    I will look up Figopedia as I have no idea what that is..


    Good idea about shining a light then taking a pic.. didn't think of that!


    Thanks for the colour ideas!
    Is the Head removeable? if so pop it off and drop it in some Dettol for an hour or so, scrub clean with an old toothbrush and your good to go again from the plastic.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dettol-Orig.../dp/B000NHAR94 - not sure what the US/local equivalent would be depending on your location

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    Na the head is part of the body.

    It's ok. It's good way to learn by mistakes. Every time I look at him.i know to remember to let paint dry.

    Thanks all. Even doing just these minis I've learnt. Made lots of mistakes and used paint to thick or too thin. But need to get them done. Need to paint paint paint to get better

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    from the pic it doesn't look that thick. I'd try re-basecoating it before doing anything radical.
    Forgot, that it works again.

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    Welcome, some great work to kick off your thread too... looking forward to seeing your progress

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