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Hey everyone! My name is Ben. I am a longtime modeler and diorama builder...but I've always worked in 1:8 and 1:6 scale...I am working on my very first true miniature now. I chose one from Reaper's Dark Heaven Legends line-02119: Knight Templar (http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/knight templar/sku-down/02119)...I've actually done some more work on this but I need to take more pictures...here's what I had as of yesterday...I realize it's not great, but I don't expect my first minis will be...anyway...very glad to be here!

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Ben

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welcome... do not be afraid to ask for assistance or general help as the group here is friendly and will offer up all the suggestions and assistance they can.   

 

 

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Neat, I painted this guy up a couple of weeks ago.  He's a pretty cool piece from the back catalog, fun to paint!

 

Welcome to the board! (and the smaller scale)

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WELCOME ABOARD! May your stay be a LONG & MERRY affair.

That is pretty COOL intro. Have FUN with your new & smaller creations.

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Welcome! That figure is one of the first I ever painted, over a decade ago or so. Recently rediscovered him in my minis trunk. You're off to a good start! 

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Welcome to the forum!

 

Have fun, browse the different sections of the forum.

There are threads with tips and tricks and you can see how others paint.

 

Purple text is meant as a joke.

 

First steps look good!

A WIP is an excellent way of learning and getting advice on the go.

 

Looking forward to see how you paint this guy.

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Thank you all so much for your encouragement! It is greatly appreciated! I've done some more work on my very first miniature...still have some detail to paint and I need to clean up my edges...and definitely that shield...lol...haven't done any dry brushing yet, either...or washes...but it's coming along...I realize it's far from award-winning...but being my first one, I'm not at all disappointed or discouraged...and the process has been enjoyable!

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This looks great, especially for your first miniature. 

 

One thing you may want to try next time with chainmail is to first paint it black and then lightly dry brush the silver/metallic. The Learn to Paint kit teaches that and after trying it once I'm a believer. 

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1 hour ago, Rat13 said:

This looks great, especially for your first miniature. 

 

One thing you may want to try next time with chainmail is to first paint it black and then lightly dry brush the silver/metallic. The Learn to Paint kit teaches that and after trying it once I'm a believer. 

I did indeed get a bit heavy handed with the silver paint....all of the paint almost...lol...hopefully, a dark wash will help with the armor...I appreciate your advice and encouragement!


Thank you!

Ben

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A dark wash is indeed another way to solve this.

Secret Weapon Armour Wash is something I can recommend.

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Welcome Welcome!

 

On 3/12/2018 at 8:00 PM, robinh said:

welcome... do not be afraid to ask for assistance or general help as the group here is friendly and will offer up all the suggestions and assistance they can.   

As well as the occasional sacrifice to the Lords of Lead.....

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I finished my first miniature...sort of...maybe...The Templar Sergeant...In my effort to leave him looking dirty, his tunic just turned out looking like a crappy dry brushing...I need to let him be for a few days and just look at him and see if it grows on me, or if I'll go ahead and correct the tunic...struggled with his buckles, too...very small...Overall I'm really happy with my first miniature effort...and I'd definitely say I've got the bug...really enjoying the process! I really did nothing with the base, as this is not his final resting place...

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Ben

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      I finished my first miniature...sort of...maybe...The Templar Sergeant...In my effort to leave him looking dirty, his tunic just turned out looking like a crappy dry brushing...I need to let him be for a few days and just look at him and see if it grows on me, or if I'll go ahead and correct the tunic...struggled with his buckles, too...very small...Overall I'm really happy with my first miniature effort...and I'd definitely say I've got the bug...really enjoying the process! I really did nothing with the base, as this is not his final resting place...
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