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I finally got around to teaching myself how to paint with the LTPK's. I've done 4 or 5 mini's "borrowed" from Fanguad, but this is the first one I've done with my paints and minis. I must say I found the Bones a bit easier to paint, as I noticed a few spots that the primer missed as I was painting.

 

I did not post in the LTPK WIP's, since I wanted to concentrate on painting and less on documenting my progress.

 

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The strength of posting to the WIP threads is you can get feedback on your progress and catch little things sooner to get a better end product, both for that mini and your painting in general.

 

Some tips:

 

Get your black wash and thin it at least 50:50 with water then run it over the chainmail again. Repeat on areas where the links are not clearly defined. Run this over the leather areas as well.

 

Get your metal colour and go over the top side (the bit furthest from him) of the sword blade (front and back) and from about halfway up paint over the blade, leaving it clear of shadows.

 

On the back of the shield mix a little black with your brown and paint thin stripes to represent boards.

 

Finally get your black wash and thin it to 25:75 (wash:water) at least and apply a thin coat over the bottom third of the blue on the shield. This thin if you glob it on you'll get tide marks but if you paint it in thin coats you will make a shadow.

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