Mortiana27 Posted August 30, 2007 Share Posted August 30, 2007 Well, I'm brand new to the whole world of mini painting. I've also been helping a friend out at his store, which has resulted in my collection of naked (i.e. unpainted) Reaper figs. All I know to do is to cut/file off any lines, or flash, wash them in warm, soapy water and then prime them. Which I've done so far for most of them. I was all gung-ho to start painting, then I found these forums and started looking at everyone else's work and suddenly things went from shiney gung-ho-ness to "OMG! I could never produce something that beautiful! Maybe I should just let someone else paint them." Thankfully, there are WIP threads filled with tips, and color recipes! And after reading through the WIP threads, I have a sense of "Hmmm, maybe I could pull off something halfway-decent." The stress level is still high, but I'm once again semi-eager to start something. Given the fact that I'm about to buy into the Warmachine game ... I need to get better at this. I had no clue that people added water (or any kind of retarder) to their paints. I've only painted 3 minis to this day, and I'm embarrassed to post them up. In the past, I've used those little acrylic pots that come in "paint by number" kits which is very thick, and as a result ... well, you can see the results. I've started building up a paint collection of "Game Color" paints. I used white "Armory Primer". I've noticed people swearing by another primer that I've never even heard of before ... is there a huge difference in primers? As you can see, there is no such thing as highlighting. It's all pretty flat, or blotchy due to using thick paints. Of the 3 that I've personally painted, I want to repaint 2 of them. The Ranger I can live with. Aside from a few chips, I like how his cape sort of accidentally came out. The Swordgirl - I want to repaint her as a drow. Is it possible to strip the fig and start fresh? The Gnomish wizard - I started it, but foolishly allowed someone to "finish" her up some. She "finished" the hair, staff, sword/sheath. The hair isn't what I was hoping for, and her hand is shakier or something because she got paint in spots there shouldn't be. I'd like to redo this one. The Pigtailed sorceress - I absolutely love the fig, but again I foolishly let someone else paint her, and I want to fix her. I am happy colorwise, but neatness ... she needs help. ps) I apologize if I posted this in the wrong place. Feel free to move me around :) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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