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You're doing just fine. One particular piece of advice that I've gotten from a fair number of folks is that it's pretty common to be completely horrified at your own stuff partway through a paint up. Don't worry it, just keep going, it'll end up coming together in time.

 

If you're unhappy with a specific piece, it can also help to move on to something else, then come back with a fresh set of eyes.

 

Regardless, keep trucking. Looking forward to seeing more!

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So here is Laurana:

 

Primed:

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This time I did 2 coats of primer in some places (this picture is after the first) as with L2PK1 some of the metal on the rat started to show through after all the washing off of paint and redoing.

 

Base coat:

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I really struggled with all the details, but we will see how it turns out after the washes and highlights.

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Re: Layering troubles - this kit ate my brain three times trying to get it right (and it was the old pro paint version, which was a lot whackier). Layering plagued me for maybe another ten minis . . . and then one day I just got it. It clicked.

 

Some techniques are just like that, you have to do them a few times to pick up the feel for 'em. Don't worry about it, that's how it's supposed to go. Doesn't mean you naturally suck or are horrible. Just takes practice.

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thanks, I'm not really happy with the scroll, but that is my only real complaint on this one.

I was leaning over the shoulder of a guy painting space marines at the game store where I run pathfinder and We talked shop for a bit while I was waiting on my players, and he turned me on to these as I couldn't Believe the detail he was painting in for writing.

 

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I picked up a set but haven't tried them yet.

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