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Like the title says this new year marks the start of my fifth year of miniature painting. Though I've managed to learn a lot both through this forum and the internet at large I still haven't learned proper layering. To anyone who has ever stumbled across any of my projects I'm sure this comes as no surprise. So armed with a Reaper gift card, obtained over the holidays, I decided it was time to finally learn layering.
If it wasn't clear I picked up the 2nd Learn to Paint kit.
With the instructions in hand I started work on the first model (77068 Anirion the Elf Wizard). Oddly enough after four years of painting this will be the first wizard I've ever painted.
Just like the first Learn to Paint kit the instructions are great. I actually got so caught up in going through the steps painting the robe that I completely forgot to take pictures. That may not sound like a compliment but believe me it is.
After just an hour or so I ended the night with a very nice looking cloak. Though I must admit I didn't push the shadows or the highlights nearly hard enough it is still a great improvement over my usual results.
It took me three attempts until it felt right and in between he spent a lot of time on the shelf of shame (and at one point he even went back into the box of forgetfulness). As long as I tried to paint him up as "the Unclean" with a chaos/evil vibe it would not work.
And then I thought about making him "the clean", which led me to musing about the color scheme of iPhones. That did the trick. In fact, the decision to go with "space grey" instead of "rose gold" was a very close one. And I DO have a bottle of rose gold paint, so it's not an empty threat!
I departed a bit from the iPhone colour scheme, so as not to run into any copyright issues...
Enjoy, c&c are very welcome.
By Lidless Eye
Seemingly unrelated to each other, but I swear all these minis were drying from the sealer by 11:23pm on 12/31/2020.
Here are....Lidless Eye's Last Minis of 2020!
A Winter Wizard from Reaper Miniatures oh wait it's Santa, isn't it?
To back him up, some friendly Reindeer to back him up.
Wait, I'm being informed they're actually Grashrak's Despoilers from Warhammer: Underworlds
The last bit of their native habitat, a fallen tree (3D print from The Lost Adventures)
A creepy Scarecrow Puppet familiar from Reaper Miniatures.
Arik Axereaver, Barbarian, acquired as a bonus along with the Father Christmas. His head seems to reflect everything in the lightbox.
And doing what we all should from the last year, the Fleeing Halfling from Warploque Miniatures. He must know Johann.
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