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Welcome to the wild, wooly world of mini painting! You are off to a great start and there is already plenty of great advice in this thread so I'll just say keep on trucking. The more you paint, the more you learn.

Thanks for the welcome! This is a REALLY friendly and helpful forum!

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Darkstar - thanks so much - I'll check these out tonight!

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Hey no problem. If you have any questions on any of that as you watch, I want to add that I have a thread going here in the WIP forum where I have these videos all in one place and that might be helpful to you as well. Here's the link for that: http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?/topic/50796-ogre-chieftan-step-by-step-videos/

 

(@Talespinner: Thanks for that compliment brother I appreciate it!)

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Welcome!

Wow, that's a lot of figs done already...and not easy figs either...

Great job so far. It looks like you started out with pretty good brush control, and you've been improving rapidly.

I don't think there is a thing I can add that hasn't already been said by someone who's a better painter than I am.

 

And yeah, the folks here are really friendly and supportive.

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Great start! I think you'll see a world of difference when you get the Learn To Paint Kits in and try out some better quality paints.

 

I know what you mean about a lot of different information on the interwebs, it can be frustrating. Basically, everyone has to learn what works for them... then you have to post it on the web and claim it's the only way to correctly paint miniatures.

 

LOL I will keep that in mind! How long should I wait before I claim utlimate knowledge and add to the general confusion?

;)

Heidi

 

Oh, I'd say you are already more then qualified to add to the chaos!

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Great start! I think you'll see a world of difference when you get the Learn To Paint Kits in and try out some better quality paints.

 

I know what you mean about a lot of different information on the interwebs, it can be frustrating. Basically, everyone has to learn what works for them... then you have to post it on the web and claim it's the only way to correctly paint miniatures.

 

LOL I will keep that in mind! How long should I wait before I claim utlimate knowledge and add to the general confusion?

;)

Heidi

 

 

For "I heard someone on the internet say it" data, 3 days. For actual practice (assuming posting from personal knowledge is still allowed, of course), I believe the approved time is 15 minutes, including the time needed to write the post.

 

Oh, and as to being an engineer, I'm sure if you work at it you'll be able to grok the theory someday*.

 

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* An engineer is just a physicist that doesn't understand the theory**.

 

** There are those who say that a physicist is just an engineer that can't apply the theory, but they're engineers so.... (The mathematicians say, "Wait, there's an application for this? Too bad.")

 

ps, Not intended as an insult. Many of my friends are engineers. Well, at least they were my friends. ^_^

 

pps. Four men are sitting at a table in a bar. The first says, "I just bought a leather coat. I wonder how many coats you can get out of one cow's hide." The engineer sitting next to him says, "Well, first we need to know the breed of cow, the feeding history, the thickness tolerances, and the shapes of each of the pieces of hide used in the coat." The next man, a leatherworker, says, "Let's slaughter a cow and I'll start making coats. I'll let you know when I run out of leather." The physicist sitting last says, "First, let us assume a cubical cow of arbitrary mass...."

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Some new folks found this thread useful: http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?/topic/47928-buglipss-bones-wip-request-thread/?p=683582

 

I'm a pretty lazy painter, so I set out to find a way to paint decent-looking stuff fast and easy. But it uses all the same basic stuff the more fancypants results require, so it's easy to build on.

 

Hah - reading that thread was why I decided to join the form and post here! I didn't find it until after most of these were painted, but I took some tips and applied it to the golems. I keep hoping he will add more, although having gone through the process of preparing a picture to post here, it is a LOT of work, and I can't imagine doing the WIPs like he did.

THanks,

Heidi

 

And of course by "he" I meant "you."

*blush*

Heidi

 

 

 

It's okay, Buglips also refers to Buglips in the 3rd Person. It's a thing Buglips does.

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Great start! I think you'll see a world of difference when you get the Learn To Paint Kits in and try out some better quality paints.

 

I know what you mean about a lot of different information on the interwebs, it can be frustrating. Basically, everyone has to learn what works for them... then you have to post it on the web and claim it's the only way to correctly paint miniatures.

 

LOL I will keep that in mind! How long should I wait before I claim utlimate knowledge and add to the general confusion?

;)

Heidi

 

 

For "I heard someone on the internet say it" data, 3 days. For actual practice (assuming posting from personal knowledge is still allowed, of course), I believe the approved time is 15 minutes, including the time needed to write the post.

 

Oh, and as to being an engineer, I'm sure if you work at it you'll be able to grok the theory someday*.

 

:poke:

 

* An engineer is just a physicist that doesn't understand the theory**.

 

** There are those who say that a physicist is just an engineer that can't apply the theory, but they're engineers so.... (The mathematicians say, "Wait, there's an application for this? Too bad.")

 

ps, Not intended as an insult. Many of my friends are engineers. Well, at least they were my friends. ^_^

 

pps. Four men are sitting at a table in a bar. The first says, "I just bought a leather coat. I wonder how many coats you can get out of one cow's hide." The engineer sitting next to him says, "Well, first we need to know the breed of cow, the feeding history, the thickness tolerances, and the shapes of each of the pieces of hide used in the coat." The next man, a leatherworker, says, "Let's slaughter a cow and I'll start making coats. I'll let you know when I run out of leather." The physicist sitting last says, "First, let us assume a cubical cow of arbitrary mass...."

 

 

Hah, grok! But then followed by all that smack about engineers. What would Heinlein say??

;)

Heidi

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Welcome!

Wow, that's a lot of figs done already...and not easy figs either...

Great job so far. It looks like you started out with pretty good brush control, and you've been improving rapidly.

I don't think there is a thing I can add that hasn't already been said by someone who's a better painter than I am.

 

And yeah, the folks here are really friendly and supportive.

Thanks for the welcome! I couldn't tell what kind of fig would be hard when I started, so I can't take credit for my bold starting choices! It's definitely a learning process.

Thanks again,

Heidi

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Some new folks found this thread useful: http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?/topic/47928-buglipss-bones-wip-request-thread/?p=683582

 

I'm a pretty lazy painter, so I set out to find a way to paint decent-looking stuff fast and easy. But it uses all the same basic stuff the more fancypants results require, so it's easy to build on.

 

Hah - reading that thread was why I decided to join the form and post here! I didn't find it until after most of these were painted, but I took some tips and applied it to the golems. I keep hoping he will add more, although having gone through the process of preparing a picture to post here, it is a LOT of work, and I can't imagine doing the WIPs like he did.

THanks,

Heidi

 

And of course by "he" I meant "you."

*blush*

Heidi

 

 

 

It's okay, Buglips also refers to Buglips in the 3rd Person. It's a thing Buglips does.

 

 

Hm Buglips can use the third person all he wants without grief from this newb, so long as he keeps posting pictures of quick ways to paint Bones!

Thanks for not slaying the newbie!

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I'm not an engineer, or a mathemagician, but I am one of the leading scientific lights of my people. I have so far proven that numbers up to 9999 can exist. I am now on a quest to break the Fifth Barrier and prove the theory that numbers of 5 places are real.

 

However, the official literature still insists the highest number in the world is twenty. Twenty is more of an abstract quantity, though. Or the definitive demonstrable physical representation of infinity.

 

You see why we're not a people who build large structures or bridges.

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Great start! I think you'll see a world of difference when you get the Learn To Paint Kits in and try out some better quality paints.

 

I know what you mean about a lot of different information on the interwebs, it can be frustrating. Basically, everyone has to learn what works for them... then you have to post it on the web and claim it's the only way to correctly paint miniatures.

 

LOL I will keep that in mind! How long should I wait before I claim utlimate knowledge and add to the general confusion?

;)

Heidi

 

 

For "I heard someone on the internet say it" data, 3 days. For actual practice (assuming posting from personal knowledge is still allowed, of course), I believe the approved time is 15 minutes, including the time needed to write the post.

 

Oh, and as to being an engineer, I'm sure if you work at it you'll be able to grok the theory someday*.

 

:poke:

 

* An engineer is just a physicist that doesn't understand the theory**.

 

** There are those who say that a physicist is just an engineer that can't apply the theory, but they're engineers so.... (The mathematicians say, "Wait, there's an application for this? Too bad.")

 

ps, Not intended as an insult. Many of my friends are engineers. Well, at least they were my friends. ^_^

 

pps. Four men are sitting at a table in a bar. The first says, "I just bought a leather coat. I wonder how many coats you can get out of one cow's hide." The engineer sitting next to him says, "Well, first we need to know the breed of cow, the feeding history, the thickness tolerances, and the shapes of each of the pieces of hide used in the coat." The next man, a leatherworker, says, "Let's slaughter a cow and I'll start making coats. I'll let you know when I run out of leather." The physicist sitting last says, "First, let us assume a cubical cow of arbitrary mass...."

 

 

Hah, grok! But then followed by all that smack about engineers. What would Heinlein say??

;)

Heidi

 

 

Meh. He was an engineer, too.

 

^_^

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I'm not an engineer, or a mathemagician, but I am one of the leading scientific lights of my people. I have so far proven that numbers up to 9999 can exist. I am now on a quest to break the Fifth Barrier and prove the theory that numbers of 5 places are real.

 

However, the official literature still insists the highest number in the world is twenty. Twenty is more of an abstract quantity, though. Or the definitive demonstrable physical representation of infinity.

 

You see why we're not a people who build large structures or bridges.

You're forgetting the work of the famous goblin, Professor Rosseforp who took off his pants and invented the number 21... He also conclusively disproved the existence of palindromes.

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I'm not an engineer, or a mathemagician, but I am one of the leading scientific lights of my people. I have so far proven that numbers up to 9999 can exist. I am now on a quest to break the Fifth Barrier and prove the theory that numbers of 5 places are real.

 

However, the official literature still insists the highest number in the world is twenty. Twenty is more of an abstract quantity, though. Or the definitive demonstrable physical representation of infinity.

 

You see why we're not a people who build large structures or bridges.

You're forgetting the work of the famous goblin, Professor Rosseforp who took off his pants and invented the number 21... He also conclusively disproved the existence of palindromes.

 

 

 

You hoomans are the best hoomans, you learn about and respect my culture. May all your beetles be juicy, and may all the traps you fall into be gruesome and deadly!

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I'm not an engineer, or a mathemagician, but I am one of the leading scientific lights of my people. I have so far proven that numbers up to 9999 can exist. I am now on a quest to break the Fifth Barrier and prove the theory that numbers of 5 places are real.

 

However, the official literature still insists the highest number in the world is twenty. Twenty is more of an abstract quantity, though. Or the definitive demonstrable physical representation of infinity.

 

You see why we're not a people who build large structures or bridges.

You're forgetting the work of the famous goblin, Professor Rosseforp who took off his pants and invented the number 21... He also conclusively disproved the existence of palindromes.

 

 

 

You hoomans are the best hoomans, you learn about and respect my culture. May all your beetles be juicy, and may all the traps you fall into be gruesome and deadly!

 

 

When you say "hoomans" like that, in my head I picture Quark the Ferengi from DS9...

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I was you a year ago.
First, the internet. I have a bookmarks folder for miniature painting techniques, many of which I found on these forums. I also had great success by copying other peoples looks and color schemes. I know it goes against the creative grain but it was very helpful to view different styles and techniques (gradients, linings, washes) on the miniature I was painting as I was doing it.

Second, time. Unfortunately, you have to take it. I have taken painting classes where the entire hour (or TWO!) was spent blending the cloak (and I still didn't get it right). If you watch some of Darkstar's videos you will see him take 30 minutes to do one section of a model and (here I'm quoting or paraphrasing, whatever) "This isn't a mini I'm entering in a competition so it doesn't have to be perfect". (Full disclosure: I have stolen a ton of Darkstar's color schemes for the Talisman set I am painting.) If all you want is tabletop minis for your home game you can slam through the Bones with base, wash, highlight.

Lastly, both you and I live in CO. check out Colorado miniature painting alliance. A few of the Reaper Paint Crew (Proctor, Esterle, more?) members belong and are around at different Cons.

Whether it's bullying or miniature painting "It gets better"

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