Thanks all for the feedback, I appreciate it. I think one if my main problems is I painted most of it through a 10x inspection scope. While this helps everything to stay nice and sharp at color breaks, etc, it is a hindrance to contrast. Painting something for a high contrast looks like a paint by number under the scope. Therefore, all of my shading and highlighting, while looking great under the scope, is way to subtle at 1x. I think my next one I will block in under 10x and finish under 1-2x.
Any suggestions on a good set of washes? I've heard good things on Citadels $$$$ and Secret Weapon $.
As for the mini, since it is my first, I don't have a reference point for cleanup/prep.
The face itself is not very crisp and the right eye was malformed a bit. Mold lines weren't that bad and the arm attached with no issues.
My next one is a 75mm kit from Masterbox's World of fantasy (a lady riding on a big lizard. I'll post progress photos as I go along, but I am very slow on progress.
Thanks again for the warm welcome.