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77018: Skeletal Archer. First painting attempt.

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For a first mini that's a first rate job!  I'm glad you had fun with it.

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Great job and welcome! A rabbit hole indeed it is! You're doing great by going with the LTPK's. I think a large number of us on this board started there. Washes and glazes can be a tricky thing, so don't panic if you don't get them perfect the first few times. Accumulate supplies slowly as you can go crazy on stuff... But if you want to go crazy, by all means go ahead! Lol! You may want to check on the Random Box of Goodness thread and get in on the next exchange as it's designed to help people new to the hobby get started. ALSO! Get in on the exchanges, regardless of your level. They cause you to push yourself, widen your skill set and make new friends in the process. Finally I agree that you need to keep your first mini. My nasty little rat reminds me of the start of a rewarding and fun hobby.

 

-K

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If you hadn't said it was your first mini, I never would have guessed it was! Fantastic start in the hobby. I think everyone else has already covered the critique so I will just say great job and welcome!

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Welcome to the forums, have fun!

 

And don't be put off by our sillines, The Wolf smiles and shows a row of large sharp teeth, we're not gonna bite you!

 

For a first mini..awesome job!

 

I agree about the wash/darkening between the ribs.

But that is small matter.

 

Looking forward to see more soon.

 

*** now get painting***

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No, not at all! In fact you shouldn't need to contribute a thing as you're new to the hobby. Just jump in the thread there and you should be good to go. Don't be afraid to ask questions!

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Nicely done.  Do yourself a favour, and keep that first mini.  It'll show you your start point and give you a gauge of how far you progress with the hobby - a good thing for those times when things frustrate the hell out of you.  Welcome aboard, BTW.

 

The Egg

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Welcome to our Asylum away from Home!

 

As folks have said, a bit of shading between the bones will make it pop more.

 

You can do this pretty easily by using a dark brown or black wash that you carefully apply like a paint. Thin lines between the bones. The wash will not overpower your highlights if you mis stroke and will give a sense of depth. A wash will also stay in the crevasses a bit better.

 

If you seal the figure with Dulcote, then go back in and do this, have a few q-tips handy. If you do make a mistake, you can quickly wipe off the excess paint! A clean damp brush also makes a good 'Eraser'..

 

As the Bacon chewing Technicolor wolf said, we tend to be a bit silly, but it is all in good fun!

(His first Halloween....IG_5076_1.jpg

 

So ask questions, post pics, and enjoy yourself, both painting, and here!

 

And in case you have not seen this whilst lurking, do go and look! Lots of great stuff there! I strongly recomend "Bette Davis Eyes"! It helped save my sanity!

(What little I had left....)

 

George

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He's excellent! I wouldn't have guessed it was your first mini! Welcome to the forums - you'll find lots of good information and friends here. ^_^

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Welcome to the forums!!

 

That's a pretty darn good job for your first mini, mine wasn't nearly that good.

 

One bit of advice that hasn't been mentioned yet: if you're having fun, you're doing it right!

 

Keep up the good work. ^_^

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