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  1. Hey it is coming together, I can see one or two areas that you can play with on your mecha thingy. First off I would suggest you try a purple was on the big ball whatsit, the old Citadel was perfect for this. Not a heavy wash (you can always do a second) and have a look at what the effect is like, I would then flow this up with a heavier sepia coloured wash. I can do a test my end if you like to compare it against.
  2. So much good advice in this thread, I'll start by saying experimentation or just trying stuff out is a great way to learn, however you must stop after each swoosh of paint and look at the effect, take note of what happenned. All too often we put some paint down and then follow up straight away without taking into account how it worked or not, I guess I'm saying don't rush. Good brushes aren't necessarily expensive brushes, I use some quite cheap synthetics as well as uber sables, it is the condition of the brush that is important. If the bristles/hairs are going in their own direction retire the brush for dirty jobs. Never overload the bush with paint, it just doesn't work. Thin your paint, not too much and just dip the point into the paint, the hairs will wick the paint into the rest of the hairs.... this is particularly important once you have laid down your base coat and your working on shading or highlight coats. With base coats try starting at various shades... try base coating with your dark tone and working up, try a mid tone base coat and working up highlights and pushing down the shadow tones. And lastly, base coat in a high tone and work down. You will find one of these will work best for you, most people start dark and work up when they first approach painting (great for three tone layering) however I think over time, as you work out glazing and washing, that base coating in a mid or high tone is your starting point. I personally use a base coat somewhere between a mid and highlight. I find that working down the shadows easier but it also gives me a bit of scope to push up the highlights. Try a few different brands of paints, a pot of this, a pot of that, a pot of the other. You will find that there is one that works better for you than the others. Learn washes, how to use them, how to make them everything, they are a great way to add depth to your painting with what is very little effort... experiment and take note of the effects that can be achieved. Learning washes is your stepping stone to glazing. You tube is your friend. Practice practice practice practice..... and practice again. Painting figures is fun so practice is not a chore, and besides, it is pretty easy to strip paint
  3. A few more troops for the English Civil War (ECW) army officers, two standard bearers and an important looking chap, and some shotte in a mock up of the basing. Ye Kings Foote Regiment of the Lifeguard.... or sumpin like that.
  4. Baroque by Dadi & Piombo, we have been using their Impetus rules (ancients and medieval) and like them a lot. Foundry wouldn't have been my first choice but the figures had a reasonable paint job so saved me a lot of time under painting and they were a reasonable price. There is also the odd Essex and Perry mixed in as well.
  5. Actually Rupe was a cavalry commander but I didn't want him hanging on his lonesome. Part of the preloved horde I purchased, I have had to take them off of their single figure basing (for a different rule set) and while they were free from earthly (mdf-ly) constraint I decided to jolly them up a bit and repair chipping and other battle damage. So there it is, I have been painting OK one more.....
  6. Yep, I think I have to, it's going to be a gaming piece and TT usage combined with the weight of the mini dictates (the feeder has bowed a little during painting!). I'm thinking of making it part of dilapidated fencing....
  7. OK, time to get a base organised before I get sick of it, I'm calling the painting finished!
  8. Time for Rupert to mount up...... with the help of some araldite.
  9. While I wait for a bolt of inspiration to strike re the winged succubus. I'm getting started on some personality figures for my English Civil War/Thirty Years War forces. It is the Prince Rupert figure but he will be pressed into service as a senior officer with what ever army I happen to be using. Horse is half way there The Prince has a way to go yet, boots done
  10. Excellent.... yep that about covers it for me.
  11. Yep, you got it. Metallic's are the loose pots, to the side 4 x white and 4 x yellow (couldn't justify the full sets) and I already have the full copper set, so's I'm done other than a couple of my fave Reaper triads (I kept all my HD series) and loose pots which I found were my essentials for horses and a few odds and ends.
  12. I'm so tough I have a piercing in my hammer
  13. HUZZAH! After receiving this lot my paint stocks are still two thirds of what they were, more cupboard space for unpainted resin, plastic and lead!
  14. Okay now your talking, those are great figures. Very tempting.
  15. Annie is constantly adding to her range so keep an eye on it.
  16. From Figone, Allan Carrasco sculpting, when too much Orc is barely enough. Got to get Allan to do a few Reaper projects.
  17. It would be perfect for the succubus wings. Where did I put it..... where did I put it....... nope not under there
  18. You know "that" day when you realise you have a long forgotten airbrush hidden somewhere around the house? It's "THAT" day ....
  19. There is some texture on the inside of the wings I sketched in with a bit of paint but now I'm increasingly inclined to ignore it .....time will tell
  20. After procrastinating for a week I decided to spend half an hour on this mini and try out a darker colour scheme on the wings. Basically Dusky Skin (rms) have used the shadow and the base with a little wild west rose, which I have decided doesn't need to be in the mix. Bit of glazing with a very dark grey. Lots of transition work still to do but at least it gives me an idea of direction, thoughts?
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