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Those look pretty good!  I need to break my kit out at some point.

 

Thanks, I do have to say the kit was pretty good and the instructions were great.  For a lot of the people on the forums it won't tell them anything new, but for me, as a beginner, it really was useful.  As I said, I "knew" much of what they were saying, but just getting the actual "recipes" for the layers and glazes made a big difference and enabled me to finally "get" the proper thickness, etc.  As it stands, near the end I was still thinning even more than suggested but that was largely to combat my habit of still taking too much paint with me.

 

Those all look great. I especially like the robe on the first guy.

 

Thanks, I think the robe on Anirion was my favorite part as well (in terms of results).  Ingrid's looks better in person than in the photo but still not quite as good.  Plenty of room for improvement, but I knew there would be.  All in all I was happy with the results.

 

Good work!

 

 

Thanks!

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That red robe is really well done, red is such a tricky color to work with.

 

Thanks for the compliment, I really appreciate it.  I wish I could take all the credit, but in all honesty, the instructions are really good in the kit and definitely opened my eyes so to speak.

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It really is a great kit! And it looks like you did good work with it!

 

Thanks!  I was pretty happy with the results considering my rather limited experience.  Obviously it doesn't compare to what a lot of folks on here can do, but then I can still count my total painted minis on my fingers and toes, so I wouldn't expect it to.  Having gone through a couple of the older LTPKs (pre-Bones) I do think that the instructions in this one were a lot better, and hey, I finally got a glaze right!  :)

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I think your figures came out looking great! I'm very happy to hear that you found the instructions helpful. Layering and glazing are a bit trickier to explain than drybrushing and washing, especially limited to only text and pictures. Trying to make this one as clear as I possibly could was a fair bit of work, so I'm very excited to see someone getting such good use out of it now that it's been released!

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I think your figures came out looking great! I'm very happy to hear that you found the instructions helpful. Layering and glazing are a bit trickier to explain than drybrushing and washing, especially limited to only text and pictures. Trying to make this one as clear as I possibly could was a fair bit of work, so I'm very excited to see someone getting such good use out of it now that it's been released!

 

The instructions are definitely great.  I think for me, it was as much a matter of getting the "recipe" of X drops of paint to Y drops of water and then seeing it actually work that made it click.  Layering was something that I never really did grasp before and glazes I understood the idea, but never really got it to work right (in admittedly relatively little experience).  All in all it just worked better than even a lot of the tutorial videos I had watched.  I certainly think that at the very least the instructions provide a great foundation to work from when attempting layers and glazes in the future.  My shades and highlights didn't blend perfectly (which is to be expected) but I think I've got the basic gist of it now, so from here it will (hopefully) just be a matter of practice, practice, practice.

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