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Hi everyone. I was asked a few months ago to show exaples of my work. I'm choosing to post up my whole chronology, as I don't have THAT many complete figures. I'll also try to include the names/company/sculptor if possible, and any interesting (in my mind) stories about them. I think it's very nostalgic to see where I have been, and how I got where I am now. Hopefully it inspires people just starting out to realize that as you add techniques here and there, you really do get better. Probably much faster than I did. So, without further ado... These were my ?Third and Fourth? figures ever? Circa 1986 (though online catalogs suggest they were released later than that). They are Citadel/Games Workship Space Marines called "Terminator Honours and Bolter (1 and 2)." I called the top one Sarge and the bottom one Captain. They were supposed to be from the Salamander Chapter. The mark above their eyes were their rank insignia. The skull and lines on the Bolters were supposed to be kill tallies. As you can see, no basing, no figure cleanup, no putty, lots of dings (30 years old?). I think they were painted with Testors paint, for God's Sake! Techniques used: Basecoat, Drybrush, Freehand. And is it perhaps one of the earliest documented attempts at NMM? (See those yellow crosses and eagles?). My friend who got me into miniatures said "Why did you paint that yellow?" My reply was "It's supposed to look like cartooney gold." He said "You're supposed to use gold paint!" So, that was the last of my NMM attempts until current day. I was like 8 or 10 years old when I painted these. I was SOO happy with the shoulder pad free hand, that I entered them into a contest at a modeller's convention (airplanes and such). I didn't place, and was very dumbfounded... Surely the judges had to appreciate the level of skill it took to paint that free hand? A lot more han gluing together and airbrushing an F-14 Tomcat? Oh well, that was the end of my painting contests until this year!