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First painting:
Cut rats from sprue, washed figures to get mold release off, dried, glued to bases, and primed with Army Painter Uniform Grey:
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Added basing material and washed it with black wash, painted a dark base coat of walnut brown to the shield and spear, and muddy brown to the skeleton to provide pre-shading. I plan to follow up with lightly brushed mid-tones, and a quick dry brush to highlight. Each example of skeleton and rat will be done differently to get ideas of what approach I like.
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I am also keeping a painting journal in MS OneNote, and am will get a pad of some kind to dab examples of mixed colors.
So far, the only brushes used have been a Citadel base coat brush, which can't hold a point to save it's life, and a cheap craft brush for the wash. I used a metal modeling tool for the PVA glue, and Testors Superglue with the needle applicator to glue the broccoli bases to the round bases.
Oh... and my painting station:
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Did a bit more..

 

Alternated a few thin layers of Tanned Flesh + Graveyard Bone with a Brown Wash to get a gritty, uneven skeletal look, and then swabbed the highlight areas with a damp cotton swab to pick the wash off the raised surfaces.

 

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Done with number one. A rat or two is next. All I did to finish him was do the spear and shield Oiled Leather, then Old Bronze. The spear tip and shield trimin Ancient Bronze. The I washed them with black and brown washes. I darkened up the basing withe the washes and glued on some flock and static grass.

 

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I tend to like to paint a little bit each evening to relax, and will pause to do other things in between. The PP wet palette is very small and worked great for a friend who tend to paint the same way I dole

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