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In anticipation of my Kickstarter Bones showing up soon (I hope!), I picked up Learn to Paint Kit 1, as well as a few extra of the already-existing bones, a couple more colors of paint, and a couple extra brushes. Here's my first completed mini ever - the Anhurian Man-At-Arms from LTPK1:




I decided to go with red instead of blue on the cloth, and I think that turned out well. My only disappointment with that color choice is that the leather straps on his legs didn't turn out with enough contrast to be very visible. I had some fun with a "Shining Amethyst" color on the pommel of his sword and the studs on his armor, helm, and shield to add a little bling to him. You can't see them very well in this photo (all I have is a camera phone right now), but in good light the shiny purple is definitely noticeable.


My one major regret and frustration is that darn shield. Is there some trick to getting even layers of paint on a large, flat surface like that? I always seemed to get globs of paint or uneven layers on it.


Here's the Bones Gnoll I'm planning to do next (once I finish that darn rat from LTPK1). Any coloring suggestions or warnings about tricky parts to paint? I was essentially planning to use the same armor+fur techniques from LTPK1 on this guy.




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