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Greeting all,

 

What would you recommend for a beginner painter for an easy humanoid (no monster) miniature? I am getting into to painting and want to something easy to begin with.

 

Thanks

 

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Sir Forscale is a must for every picture of a mini you ever take. So naturally, he has to be your first.  ^_^

 

ETA, dangit, I was ninja'd! :lol:

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Village of Kullhaven! :D

 

I mean, I may have an unnatural fondness for this set... but it's a good way to learn cloths, and gets you experience with metals for the same price as bones. Beyond that, some of the DHL Classics are great - the three wolves if you want to do fur, or the knights & female knights if you want to do armor, or the wizards if you want to try OSL...

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Village of Kullhaven! :D

 

I mean, I may have an unnatural fondness for this set... but it's a good way to learn cloths, and gets you experience with metals for the same price as bones. Beyond that, some of the DHL Classics are great - the three wolves if you want to do fur, or the knights & female knights if you want to do armor, or the wizards if you want to try OSL...

 

I think any of the Townsfolk sets would be a good place to start. They don't have a lot of fiddly detail or complex clothing and they allow some work on skin tones in addition to the clothing.

 

Sir William would be a good choice, too.

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A Skeleton, Prime white, wash brown, paint weapons, done...

 

Or an orc, nice greens, some dirty equipment.

 

Most important thing, just have fun.

You'll improve with every mini you paint.

Don't worry too much, technique will come with practice.

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