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  1. This is not a typical 'show off' thread, quite the opposite in fact. I find it really interesting to look back on peoples early works and see just how far they have come in their respective crafts over the years, it can actually be quite inspiring. With that said I thought it could be quite fun to look back on some of the communities very first attempts at miniature painting. So is anyone brave enough to share their very first mini? (I appreciate not everyone will still own or have pictures of their first, so if you want to share the earliest you still have access to, feel free). My introduction to miniatures was as a young boy in the mid-nineties (I was around 10-11 years old) when my best friend bought the newly released 'Warhammer Quest', I was mesmerised by all the little figures and fell in love immediately. Several months later I was delighted to receive my very own copy of the game for my birthday, and thus began a 25 year on and off relationship with miniature painting. I was recently rummaging through an old bits box I found in storage, and rediscovered this guy: This is a Snotling, the last surviving relic of that much cherished birthday present. I had kept it as a little keepsake, being my first effort, and had pretty much forgotten all about it until this week. The paint job is horrible, the paints were applied thick straight from the pot, I had no comprehension of shading and highlights, I obviously struggled painting neatly within the lines and that awful blood effect on the weapon is something I did on EVERY weapon. I owned around 10 paints at the time (I think it was a get started set) and there was no internet or easy access to guides or tutorials, despite all this I love this little guy, he was my beginning. Well that's my first, what about you?
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