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Echoing other comments, mostly. Great control, great basing. One thing to add, though: if you thought the paint was very thin to begin with, really make sure that you check out paint:water ratios when it comes to washes. They should be VERY thin. Nobody wants you to think you've gone thin enough and then find out that you're using what might be a standard thinned paint that will fully cover your well-placed base colors instead of just sinking into the recesses.

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Yeah, you're doing just fine so far.  Knarthex with custom base is a pretty epic first mini.  Excellent basing on both.  Looks like you've got the hands and eyes for it, now it's time to add some depth with a quick wash in places and pick up some highlighting techniques.  You'll be great....fast apparently.

You caught me out BLZeebub, that is my my REAL self, the Drow is just my shape shifted form so I can consort with you all!

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Yeah, you're doing just fine so far.  Knarthex with custom base is a pretty epic first mini.  Excellent basing on both.  Looks like you've got the hands and eyes for it, now it's time to add some depth with a quick wash in places and pick up some highlighting techniques.  You'll be great....fast apparently.

You caught me out BLZeebub, that is my my REAL self, the Drow is just my shape shifted form so I can consort with you all!

 

Woops!  You all know who I mean, but beware of Drowagons nonetheless!

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I like the gem-like appearance of the dragon scales. A very good first!

Regarding washes: you could give the whole paladin a brown wash ( except the sword, which will then appear very bright) which will have two effects: the mini will become more one piece instead of looking like separate colored parts. The mini will also get a worn look.

Now I can imagine that you want a bright look instead if worn. Then it becomes a little trickier. Suggestions above are fine, but do not really bring the mini together. You might try things like using a very, i mean very, diluted wash from your blue cape paint on the skulls that are part of the outfit, as if the light reflected from your cape is shining on the skulls. They must just pick up a hint of blue, no more. I find a detail like this can make a lot of difference.

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First two painted miniatures ever? Those are awesome! You're off to one heck of a good start. Keep it up; you'll be painting masterpieces in no time.

 

I like the conversion and basing on Nathrax; the frost blade on the anti-paladin is really neat. How did you do that?

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First two painted miniatures ever? Those are awesome! You're off to one heck of a good start. Keep it up; you'll be painting masterpieces in no time.

 

I like the conversion and basing on Nathrax; the frost blade on the anti-paladin is really neat. How did you do that?

On nathrax I first cut off his tongue and trimmed it so it would lay on the bottom of the mouth then drilled a hole in the back of the mouth I made the fire with hot glue using a needle to pull up the glue before it dried to make it look like it was rolling. I then put a piece of metal in the end to go in too the hole in the back of the mouth.(pinning it) On the anti-paladin I took hot glue again and made little globs then lines from the glob on a piece of paper from the back of a sheet of stickers(so that it wouldn't sick to it). Doing this multible times then cut the lines close to the end of the glob so the line would taper down then cut to length then super glued them on the sword hope this is clear to all of you lol

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